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Chandra S. Vikram Award in Optical Metrology

The Chandra S. Vikram Award in Optical Metrology is given annually for 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. Honorarium $2,000.

Mitsuo Takeda, Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan, is the 2017 recipient of the Chandra S. Vikram Award in recognition of his invention of the Fourier transform method of interferogram fringe analysis and coherence holography and many industrial applications of three-dimensional shape measurements. 

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Previous winners of the Chandra S. Vikram award:

2016 - James D. Trolinger
2015 - Guillermo H. Kaufmann
2014 - Rajpal Sirohi
2013 - Małgorzata Kujawińska
2012 - Hans Tiziani
2011 - Brian Thompson
2010 - James C. Wyant
2009 - Charles M. Vest


2016 - James D. Trolinger

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his pioneering development and fielding of laser-based, state-of-the-art, optical diagnostic methods.

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2015 - Guillermo H. Kaufmann

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his contributions to speckle metrology and its applications in material science, experimental mechanics and nondestructive testing, and also for the development of novel fringe analysis methods.

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2014 - Rajpal Sirohi

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his important contributions to applied optics and his many international activities to spread his knowledge.

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2013 - Małgorzata Kujawińska

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of her lifetime of achievements in full-field optical metrology and optical testing.

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2012 - Hans Tiziani

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his leadership and support of SPIE technical programs, for his service on the SPIE Board of Directors, and for his comprehensive guidance on how SPIE should best serve the community in Europe.

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2011 - Brian Thompson

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his efforts to engender the development of dynamic particle size analysis.

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2010 - James C. Wyant

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his pioneering contributions to the field of quantitative interferometric optical testing and for nurturing the invention of phase-measuring interferometer systems.

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2009 - Charles M. Vest

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his significant contributions to the mathematical analysis of holographic interferometry taken through flames and other 3D objects. He is also honored for major contributions to technology and engineering as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the NAE and his service on numerous government advisory boards. 

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