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SPIE Awards Listing and Winners

SPIE Awards Listing and Winners

Each year SPIE recognizes individuals whose outstanding achievements in optics and photonics are advancing light-based research and technologies for the betterment of the human condition. 

     
AWARD CATEGORIES
Achievement (General) Education Optical Metrology
Biomedical Optics High-speed Optics Optical Polarization
Biophotonics Technology Medical Imaging Photonics
Diffractive Optics Microlithography Space + Airborne Optics
Diversity Outreach Optical Design Technical Achievement
Early Career Optical Engineering Writing

SPIE Gold Medal

The highest honor the Society bestows. Awarded in recognition of outstanding engineering or scientific accomplishments in optics, photonics, electro-optics, or imaging technologies or applications.

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Ursula Keller  

CURRENT WINNER:

Ursula Keller
ETH Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

SPIE President's Award

An individual who, in the opinion of the President and the Board of Directors, has rendered a unique and meritorious service of outstanding benefit to the Society.

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Daniel Vukobratovich  

CURRENT WINNER:

Daniel Vukobratovich
Raytheon Missile Systems
Tucson, Arizona, Unites States

SPIE Directors' Award

An individual who, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, has rendered a significant service of outstanding benefit to the Society.

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Gary Speigel  

CURRENT WINNER:

Gary Spiegel
Tustin, California, Unites States

SPIE Mozi Award

Outstanding discoveries, scientific and technical achievements, or inventions in the field of optics.

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Yuri Kivshar  

CURRENT WINNER:

Yuri Kivshar
The Australian National University,
Acton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia



SPIE Maiman Laser Award

SPIE Maiman Laser Award

Outstanding d Oustanding and sustained contributions to laser source science and technology at the highest level.

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Robert L. Byer  

CURRENT WINNER:

Robert L Byer.
Stanford University, Standord, California, USA



SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award

Outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of biomedical optics through the development of innovative, high impact technologies.

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Steven Jacques  

CURRENT WINNER:

Steven Jacques
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States

SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award

Extraordinary achievements in biophotonics technology development that show strong promise or potential impact in Biology, Medicine, and Biomedical Optics.

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Nirmala Ramanujam  

CURRENT WINNER:

Nirmala Ramanujam
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina, United States

SPIE Dennis Gabor Award in Diffractive Optics

Outstanding accomplishments in diffractive wavefront technologies, especially those that further the development of holography and metrology applications.

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Pietro Ferraro  

CURRENT WINNER:

Pietro Ferraro
Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems
Napoli, Italy

SPIE Diversity Outreach Award

An individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting diversity in the education, training and participation of women and/or minorities in optics, photonics, electro-optics, or imaging technologies or applications.

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Jessica Wade  

CURRENT WINNER:

Jessica Wade
Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom

SPIE Early Career Achievement Award - Industry/Government Focus

 

Significant and innovative technical contributions in the engineering or scientific fields of relevance to SPIE, recognizing excellence in academia.

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Sona Hosseini  

CURRENT WINNERS:

Sona Hosseini
Jet Propulsion Labs
Pasadena, California, United States

     
Nishant Mohan  

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Nishant Mohan
Wasatch Photonics Inc
Morrisville, North Carolina, United States

SPIE Early Career Achievement Award - Academic Focus

Significant and innovative technical contributions in the engineering or scientific fields of relevance to SPIE, recognizing excellence in academia.

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Viviam Ferry  

CURRENT WINNERS:

Vivian Ferry
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

     
Gordon Wetzstein  

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Gordon Wetzstein
Stanford University
Stanford, California, United States

SPIE Maria J. Yzuel Educator Award

Outstanding contributions to optics education by an SPIE instructor or an educator in the field.

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Kathleen Richardson  

CURRENT WINNER:

Kathleen Richardson
CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics, University of Central Florida Orlando, Florida, United States

SPIE Harold E. Edgerton Award in High-Speed Optics

Outstanding contributions to optical or photonic techniques in the application and understanding of high speed physical phenomena.

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Alan R. Fry  

CURRENT WINNER:

Alan R. Fry
SLAC National Accelerator Lab
Menlo Park, California, United States

SPIE Harrison H. Barrett Award in Medical Imaging

In recognition of outstanding accomplishments in medical imaging.

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Harold L. Kundel  

CURRENT WINNERS:

Harold L. Kundel
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

SPIE Frits Zernike Award in Microlithography

Outstanding accomplishments in microlithographic technology, especially those furthering the development of semiconductor lithographic imaging solutions.

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Winfried Kaiser  

CURRENT WINNERS:

Winfried Kaiser
Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH
Oberkochen, Germany


     
 

SPIE Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Award in Optical Design

Significant achievement in the field of optical design.

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John R. Rogers  

CURRENT WINNERS:

John R. Rogers
Synopsys Inc, Optical Solutions Group Pasadena, California, United States  

SPIE A.E. Conrady Award in Optical Engineering

Exceptional contributions in design, construction, testing and theory of optical and illumination systems and instrumentation.

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Pablo Benitez  

CURRENT WINNER:

Pablo Benitez
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and LIMBAK
Madrid, Spain

SPIE Chandra S. Vikram Award in Optical Metrology

Exceptional contribution to the field of optical metrology. The award may be presented for a specific achievement, development, or invention of significant importance to optical metrology, or may be given for lifetime achievement.

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James Millerd  

CURRENT WINNER:

James E. Millerd
4D Technology Corp.
Tucson, Arizona, United States

SPIE G.G. Stokes Award in Optical Polarization

Exceptional contribution to the field of optical polarization.

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Tatiana Novikova  

CURRENT WINNER:

Tatiana Novikova
Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces & Thin Films (LPICM), CNRS, Ecole Polytechnique, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Paris, France

SPIE Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award in Photonics

Outstanding contributions to the field of photonics and the development of innovative, high impact technologies.

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John H. Lehman  

CURRENT WINNER:

John H. Lehman
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Boulder, Colorado, United States

SPIE George W. Goddard Award in Space and Airborne Optics

Exceptional achievement in optical or photonic technology or instrumentation for earth or planetary or astronomical science, reconnaissance or surveillance from airborne or space platforms.

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Oswald Siegmund

CURRENT WINNER:

Oswald Siegmund
University of California, Space Sciences Lab
Berkeley, California, United States

SPIE Aden and Marjorie Meinel Technology Achievement Award

Outstanding technical accomplishment in optics, electro-optics, photonic engineering, or imaging.

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Sanjay Krishna  

CURRENT WINNER:

Sanjay Krishna
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio, United States

Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award

 

Irving J. Bigio, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, and Sergio Fantini, Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA, are the 2020 recipients of the Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award for Quantitative Biomedical Optics: Theory, Methods, and Applications, published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.

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Irving Bigio  

CURRENT WINNERS:

Irving J. Bigio
Boston University
, Boston, MA, USA

     
Sergio Fantini  

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Sergio Fantini
Tufts University
Medford, MA, USA