Kris Kwiatkowski, a member of SPIE and a researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory, was honored with a Wall Street Journal 2007 Technology Innovation Award, published in the September 24 issue.
Kwiatkowski was recognized for developing a superfast camera on a chip, able to capture images of very fast events, like an explosive shock wave. The camera, developed alongside researchers from Teledyne Technologies, combines a chip for capturing light and another for storage and processing of the resulting image. The camera on a chip previously earned a 2007 R&D 100 Award, given annually by R&D magazine.
The Technology Innovation Awards selection process begins with a screening of applicants by Wall Street Journal editors. Then a panel of distinguished international judges from business, research, and academia make the final selections. The Journal's criteria for winners stipulate that the technologies represent a true breakthrough from traditional methods, not just an incremental improvement.
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