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NAI Fellows Robert Langer, Leroy Hood and Member James Wynne receive US National Medals
Date:1/8/2013

he has served for more than 40 years, will receive the Medal of Technology and Innovation as part of an IBM research team that also includes Rangaswamy Srinivasan and Samuel E. Blum. Wynne and his two colleagues discovered excimer laser surgery in 1981 and laid the foundation for the development of LASIK and PRK surgeries, which have improved the vision of more than 25 million people worldwide. For their discovery, Wynne and his colleagues were inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, and received the R.W. Wood Prize of the Optical Society of America, and the Rank Prize for Opto-Electronics. They will also receive the NAE 2013 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, a $500,000 biennial award recognizing a bioengineering achievement that significantly improves the human condition.


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