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Directors' Award

(previously the Governors' Award)

The Directors' Award, a service award certificate, may be given to an individual who, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, has rendered a significant service of outstanding benefit to the Society.

Kenneth M. Hanson, Los Alamos Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA, has been selected as recipient of the 2017 SPIE Directors' Award.  The award recognizes Hanson's substantial contributions to the SPIE Medical Imaging symposium and to outstanding advancements in medical image quality, restoration, and 3D reconstruction techniques.  The award will be presented to Dr. Hanson at Optics & Photonics in San Diego, CA.




Previous Recipients of the Directors' Award

2016 - Majid Rabbani
2015 - Jim Oschmann
2014-  Harry J. Levinson
2013 - Bjorn F. Andresen
2012 - R. Rox Anderson
2011 - Robert P. Breault
2010 - Malgorzata Kujawinska
2009 - Bruce J. Tromberg
2008 - James Harrington
2007 - Paul R. Yoder, Jr.
2005 - Maria J. Yzuel
2004 - Donald C. O'Shea
2003 - Jack D. Gaskill
2002 - Arthur H. Guenther
2001 - Paul Schenker
2000 - Abraham Katzir
1999 - M. J. Soileau
1998 - Brian J. Thompson
1996 - Paul R. Yoder
1992 - Warren J. Smith
1987 - Roger H. Schneider
1984 - Henry John Caulfield
1981 - Irving J. Spiro
1980 - Clyde W. Tombaugh
1979 - James C. Wyant, Andrew G. Tescher, and Theodore T. Saito
1978 - Edward L. Caplan (posthumous)
1977 - Yale H. Katz
1970 - J. E. Durrenberger
1969 - Revere G. Sanders
1968 - Clyde T. Holliday
1967 - John Kiel
1966 - Carl N. Brewster
1965 - Eugene B. Turner and Edward E. Rich
1964 - Robert L. Woltz
1963 - Herman C. Schepler