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SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award

The SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award is presented for extraordinary achievements in biophotonics technology development that show strong promise or potential impact in Biology, Medicine, and Biomedical Optics. The award targets achievements that span disciplines and may include elements of basic research, technology development, and clinical translation. Honorarium $2,000.

Current Winner

Bert Müller winner 2022 SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award   Bert Müller, University of Basel, Biomaterials Science Ctr, Allschwil, Switzerland, is the 2022 recipient of the SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award in recognition of distinguished contributions to 2D and 3D imaging for the challenges of the 21st century including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, bioinspired dental repair, and incontinence treatment.
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Previous Recipients of the SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award

2021 - Keisuke Goda
2020 - Nirmala Ramanujam
2019 - Stephen A. Boppart
2018 - Elizabeth M.C. Hillman
2014 - Naomi J. Halas
2013 - Aydogan Ozcan


2021 - Keisuke Goda
The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of significant contributions to the field of biophotonics through the development of innovative ultrafast optical imaging and spectroscopy methods and their integration into microfluidic platforms.

2020 - Nirmala Ramanujam

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of her development of disruptive low-cost, high-performance technologies to enable see and treat paradigms for cervical cancer prevention.

2019 - Stephen A. Boppart

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of the development of novel technology in computational optical coherence tomography and its applications to basic and clinical sciences.

2018 - Elizabeth M.C. Hillman

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of her notable scientific contributions in optical imaging techniques for biological applications.

2014 - Naomi J. Halas

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of her invention of biocompatible nanoparticles and their innovative applications in imaging, diagnostics, and photothermal cancer therapy.

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2013 - Aydogan Ozcan

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his seminal contributions to computational imaging, sensing, and biophotonics technologies impacting telemedicine and global health challenges.

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