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Early Career Achievement Award - Academic

The Early Career Achievement Award is presented in recognition of significant and innovative technical contributions in the engineering or scientific fields of relevance to SPIE. Two awards are available for presentation each year recognizing excellence in the areas of 1) academic and 2) industry/government. Nominations must identify the category for which the nominee is to be considered on the submission form. Honorarium $2,000.

We are currently accepting nominations for this Award, and the nomination criteria are as follows:

•The highest earned degree has been awarded within 10 years of the date of nomination, and has been working within any of the engineering or scientific fields of relevance by SPIE is eligible.

• Prior winners of the SPIE Early Career Achievement Award are not eligible.

• Nominees will be judged by the SPIE Awards Committee according to their contributions as demonstrated by the creativity, technical accomplishments, and impact of their research.

• Nominations for the Early Career Achievement Award remain active for three years provided the date of nomination is still within the ten year period following the highest earned degree.

 

Miriam Serena Vitiello, NEST, CNR Nanoscience Institute and Scuola Normale, Pisa, Italy, is the 2015 recipient of the Early Career Achievement Award - Academic focus - in recognition of her outstanding results in research on semiconductor laser sources and electronic high frequency nanodetectors which have opened new frontiers in the Terahertz photonics and optoelectronics fields.

This is the inaugural presentation of the Early Career Achievement Award - Academic focus.

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Previous Recipients of the Early Career Achievement Award


2014 - Jeremy Nathan Munday
2013 - Timothy J. White
2012 - Andrea Alù
2011 - Aydogan Ozcan
2010 - Alberto Salleo 
2009 - Marc Kuchner
2008 - Sanjay Krishna


2014 - Jeremy Nathan Munday

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his innovative experimental and theoretical work on photonic engineering for solar energy devices and Casimir forces.

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2013 - Timothy J. White

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his innovative work in the development of light responsive materials and their employment as smart, remotely cued, optically and mechanically adaptive devices.

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2012 - Andrea Alù

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his pioneering contributions to optical metamaterials and plasmonic phenomena. 

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2011 - Aydogan Ozcan

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his pioneering contributions to non-destructive nonlinear material characterization techniques, nearfield and on-chip imaging, and diagnostic systems.


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2010 - Alberto Salleo

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his fundamental and highly influential contributions in large area electronics, polymer thin film transistors, and laser/material interactions.

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