Bellingham, Washington (PRWEB) April 22, 2013
Each year SPIE recognizes outstanding achievements through its awards program. The Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2013 SPIE Award recipients.
Gold Medal of the Society
Federico Capasso, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, is the 2013 recipient of the Gold Medal Award in recognition of his seminal and wide ranging contributions to photonics, in particular bandgap engineering of optoelectronic materials and devices, quantum cascade lasers and plasmonics based photonid devices.
The Gold Medal of the Society is the highest honor that the SPIE bestows. Beginning in 1977, it has been awarded annually in recognition of outstanding engineering or scientific accomplishments in optics, electro-optics, or photographic technologies or applications. The recipient(s) shall have made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of relevant technology.
Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award
James Fujimoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, is the 2013 recipient of the SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Award. SPIE presents this award in recognition of his pioneering research in optical coherence tomography and its development as a clinical tool.
The Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of biomedical optics through the development of innovative, high impact technologies. The award particularly honors pioneering contributions to optical methods and devices that have significant promise to accelerate or have already facilitated advances in biology or medicine. The award targets achievements that span disciplines and may include elements of basic research, technology development, and clinical translation.
Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award
Aydogan Ozcan with the University of
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