The Awards Committee of SPIE, the society for optics and photonics, announced the recipients of its annual awards. Honoring transformative advancements in a variety of professional areas —including medicine, astronomy, lithography, optical metrology, optical design, and community leadership — the society’s annual awards recognize technical accomplishments and committed service to SPIE and support of its organizational mission.
Who were this years SPIE awards recipients?
SPIE Gold Medal: Graham T. Reed
For sustained and ongoing leadership in the silicon photonics field, particularly in the area of silicon photonics modulators, mid-IR silicon photonics, and integrated lidar.
SPIE President’s Award: Patrick Meyrueis
For bringing together the European optics and photonics community, encouraging students toward leadership, and commitment to the Society in launching SPIE Photonics Europe.
SPIE Directors’ Award: John Greivenkamp
A posthumous recognition, for longstanding service and leadership, by giving time, energy, and wisdom to improve the Society and its educational impact on the community.
SPIE Mozi Award: Burn J. Lin
For great scientific achievements in immersion lithography for semiconductor manufacturing.
SPIE Britton Chance Award in Biomedical Optics: David Benaron
For the development of technologies and the founding and co-founding of companies utilizing biomedical optics that advanced the fields of medicine and medical technology.
SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award: Wei Min
For work in stimulated Raman scattering microscopy, and for creating a field of biophotonics.
Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Award in Optical Design: Wilhelm Ulrich
For decades of transformative design solutions across a broad range of optical products including photographic lenses, microscopy objectives, medical-imaging instrumentation, laser optics, metrology systems, and infrared optics.
Harrison H. Barrett Award in Medical Imaging: Elizabeth Krupinski
For pioneering work in medical-image perception, teleradiology, telepathology, and being among the first to carry out image-perception studies in the new domain of digital pathology.
SPIE Harold E. Edgerton Award in High-Speed Optics: Tara Fortier
For pioneering contributions to the development of frequency combs based on mode-locked lasers and their applications in metrology.
SPIE Dennis Gabor Award in Diffractive Optics: Aydogan Ozcan
For seminal contributions to holography, lens-free holographic microscopy, and computational imaging that democratize advanced measurement systems.
George W. Goddard Award in Space & Airborne: John MacKenty
For leading the design, testing, and operations of the Wide-Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope, and for pioneering contributions to multi-object spectroscopy from space.
SPIE G. G. Stokes Award in Optical Polarization: Miguel A. Alonso
For the mathematical description of unconventional and non-paraxial polarization states.
SPIE Chandra S. Vikram Award in Optical Metrology: Zeev Zalevsky
For key contributions to the invention of a laser-based, remote, nano-vibrations sensor with primary applications in biomedical sensing and diagnostics.
SPIE Frits Zernike Award for Microlithography: Anthony Yen
For three decades of contributions in advancing microlithography tech, including developing extreme-ultraviolet lithography for manufacture of semiconductor integrated circuits.
SPIE Diversity Outreach Award: Danuta Sampson
For outstanding achievements in international educational outreach and leadership of activities promoting public engagement and diversity in science.
SPIE Maria Goeppert Mayer Award in Photonics: Volker Sorger
For pioneering research and outstanding innovations in the research and development of photonic and nanophotonic devices and systems, and for community leadership.
SPIE Maiman Laser Award: Bo Gu
For critical innovations in industrial laser tech with seminal and sustained contributions, and for being an accomplished laser-industry leader with widely recognized commercial success.
Early Career Achievement—Academic: Carmelo Rosales-Guzmán
For significant and innovative technical contributions to the field of structured light and its applications, as well as for the promotion of science in developing countries.
Early Career Achievement—Industry/Government Focus: Fenglin Peng
For contributions enabling the first LCD-based VR product on the market, and for innovating a compact Pancake VR with better image quality, higher efficiency, and easier mass-production.
SPIE María J. Yzuel Educator Award: Alexis Spilman Vogt
For excellence in optics-technician and associate’s-degree education and training, and for being a superb strategic educator in addressing the needs of an underserved market.
Aden and Marjorie Meinel Technology Achievement: Wolfgang Fink
For the development of transformational opto-medical examination and device tech, with particular focus on visual prostheses for the blind, ophthalmology, and tele-ophthalmology.
The complete listing of the SPIE Society Awards and recipients is available here.