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SPIE Awards Listing and Winners

SPIE Awards Listing and Winners

Each year SPIE recognizes individuals whose outstanding achievements in optics and photonics are advancing light-based research and technologies for the betterment of the human condition. 

     
AWARD CATEGORIES
Achievement (General) High-speed Optics Optical Metrology
Biomedical Optics Laser Optical Polarization
Biophotonics Technology Medical Imaging Photonics
Diffractive Optics Microlithography Space + Airborne Optics
Diversity Outreach Optical Design Technical Achievement
Early Career Optical Engineering Writing
Education

SPIE Gold Medal

The highest honor the Society bestows. Awarded in recognition of outstanding engineering or scientific accomplishments in optics, photonics, electro-optics, or imaging technologies or applications.

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Michael Berns 2022 SPIE Gold Medal winner  

CURRENT WINNER:

Michael Berns
Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, Irvine, California, United States

SPIE President's Award

An individual who, in the opinion of the President and the Board of Directors, has rendered a unique and meritorious service of outstanding benefit to the Society.

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Tuan V-Dihn, 2022 President's Award winner  

CURRENT WINNER:

Tuan Vo-Dinh
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States

SPIE Directors' Award

An individual who, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, has rendered a significant service of outstanding benefit to the Society.

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Julie Bentley, 2022 Directors' Award  

CURRENT WINNER:

Julie Bentley
University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, United States

SPIE Mozi Award

Outstanding discoveries, scientific and technical achievements, or inventions in the field of optics.

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Thomas W. Ebbesen 2022 SPIE Mozi Award winner  

CURRENT WINNER:

Thomas Ebbesen
University of Strasbourg, Institute for Advanced Study, Strasbourg Cedex, France




SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award

Outstanding lifetime contributions to the field of biomedical optics through the development of innovative, high impact technologies.

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Bruce Tromberg - 2022 SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award winner  

CURRENT WINNER:

Bruce Tromberg
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award

Extraordinary achievements in biophotonics technology development that show strong promise or potential impact in biology, medicine, and biomedical optics.

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Bert Muller - 2022 Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award winner  

CURRENT WINNER:

Bert Müller
University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

SPIE Dennis Gabor Award in Diffractive Optics

Outstanding accomplishments in diffractive wavefront technologies, especially those that further the development of holography and metrology applications.

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Gabriel Popescu - 2022 SPIE Dennis Gabor Award in Diffractive Opticswinner  

CURRENT WINNER:

Gabriel Popescu
University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States

SPIE Diversity Outreach Award

Outstanding contributions to promoting diversity in the education, training and participation of women and/or minorities in optics, photonics, electro-optics, or imaging technologies or applications.

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Qaisar Abbas Naqvi - 2022 SPIE Diversity Award winner  

CURRENT WINNER:

Qaisar Naqvi
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan

SPIE Early Career Achievement Award - Industry/Government Focus

Significant and innovative technical contributions in the engineering or scientific fields of relevance to SPIE, recognizing excellence in academia.

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Lionel Clermont - 2022 Early Career Acheivement Award winner - Industry/Government focus  

CURRENT WINNER:

Lionel Clermont
Ctr Spatial de Liège, Liege, Belgium

     
 

SPIE Early Career Achievement Award - Academic Focus

Significant and innovative technical contributions in the engineering or scientific fields of relevance to SPIE, recognizing excellence in academia.

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Bhavin J. Shastri - 2022 Early Career Achievement Award winner - Academic Focus  

CURRENT WINNER:

Bhavin Shastri
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

     
 



SPIE Maiman Laser Award

Outstanding and sustained contributions to laser source science and technology at the highest level.

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William Krupke 2022 Maiman Laser Award winner  

CURRENT WINNER:

William Krupke
WFK Lasers LLC, Pleasanton, California, United States



SPIE Maria J. Yzuel Educator Award

Outstanding contributions to optics education by an SPIE instructor or an educator in the field.

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Rajpal S. Sirohi, 2022 Maria J. Yzuel Educator Award  

CURRENT WINNER:

Rajpal Sirohi
University of Alabama, Huntsville, Alabama, United States

 


SPIE Harold E. Edgerton Award in High-Speed Optics

Outstanding contributions to optical or photonic techniques in the application and understanding of high speed physical phenomena.

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Mona Jarrahi, 2022 Harold E. Edgerton Award in High Speed Optics  

CURRENT WINNER:

Mona Jarrahi
UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, Los Angeles, California, United States

SPIE Harrison H. Barrett Award in Medical Imaging

Outstanding accomplishments in medical imaging.

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Maryellen L. Giger - 2022 Harrison H. Barrett Award for Medical Imaging winner  

CURRENT WINNER:

Maryellen Giger
University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States

SPIE Frits Zernike Award in Microlithography

Outstanding accomplishments in microlithographic technology, especially those furthering the development of semiconductor lithographic imaging solutions.

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Harry J. Levinson - 2022 Frits Zernike Award in Microlithography winner  

CURRENT WINNER:

Harry Levinson
HJL Lithography, Saratoga, California, United States


     
 

SPIE Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Award in Optical Design

Significant achievement in the field of optical design.

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Masato Shibuya, 2022 Rudolf and Hilda Kingslake Award in Optical Design  


CURRENT WINNER:

Masato Shibuya
Tokyo Polytechnic University, Tokyo, Japan
 

SPIE A.E. Conrady Award in Optical Engineering

Exceptional contributions in design, construction, testing and theory of optical and illumination systems and instrumentation.  No Award presented in 2022.

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CURRENT WINNER: None in 2022

 

SPIE Chandra S. Vikram Award in Optical Metrology

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.

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Juergen W. Czarske - 2022 Chandra S. Vikram Award in Optical Metrology winner  

CURRENT WINNER:

Juergen W. Czarske
Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany

SPIE G.G. Stokes Award in Optical Polarization

Exceptional contribution to the field of optical polarization.

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Alex Vitkin, 2022 GG Stokes Award in Optical Polarization  

CURRENT WINNER:

Alex Vitkin
University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

SPIE Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award in Photonics

Outstanding contributions to the field of photonics and the development of innovative, high impact technologies.

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Shin-Tson Wu, 2022 Maria Goeppert Mayer Award in Photonics  

CURRENT WINNER:

Shin-Tson Wu
University of Central Florida CREOL, Orlando, Florida, United States

SPIE George W. Goddard Award in Space and Airborne Optics

Exceptional achievement in optical or photonic technology or instrumentation for earth or planetary or astronomical science, reconnaissance or surveillance from airborne or space platforms.

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Michelle S Stephens, 2022 George W. Goddard Award in Space and Airborne Optics

CURRENT WINNER:

Michelle S. Stephens
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado, United States

SPIE Aden and Marjorie Meinel Technology Achievement Award

Outstanding technical accomplishment in optics, electro-optics, photonic engineering, or imaging.

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Ge Wang, 2022 Aden and Marjorie Meinel Technology Achievement Award winner  

CURRENT WINNER:

Ge Wang
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, United States

Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award

Authorship of an outstanding book in the field of optics and photonics, published in the last six years, that has contributed significantly to research, teaching, or the optics and photonics industry.

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Paul McManamon, 2022 Joseph Goodman Book Writing Award winner  

CURRENT WINNER:

Paul McManamon

Exiting Technology LLC, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, United States