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SPIE Mozi Award

The SPIE Mozi Award was established by the Taiwan Information Storage Association (TISA) and SPIE in 2017. This international award is named in honor of the Chinese philosopher, scientist, and engineer, Mozi (468-391 BC), the first person in recorded history to mention the simple principles behind the concept of camera obscura. This award is presented for outstanding discoveries, scientific and technical achievements, or inventions in the field of optics. Honorarium of $2,000 presented annually.

Current Winner

2021 SPIE Mozi Award winner Xiang Zhang   Xiang Zhang, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, is the 2021 winner of the SPIE Mozi Award in recognition of his seminal fundamental contributions in optical physics and experimental research in the optical perfect lens..
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Previous Recipients of the SPIE MOZI Award

2020 - Yuri Kivshar
2019 - John Pendry
2018 - Din Ping Tsai




2020 - Yuri Kivshar

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition his pioneering research in nonlinear metamaterials and meta-optics, and the demonstration of efficient metadevices and meta-lenses based on all-dielectric Mie-resonant nanophotonics.

2019 - John Pendry

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his eminent contributions to the development of perfect lens.

2018 - Din Ping Tsai

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his eminent contributions to the optical Meta-lens and Metadevice.

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