2014 Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award

Vladimir Shalaev and Wenshan Cai win Goodman Award

01 July 2014

SPIE Fellow Vladimir Shalaev and Wenshan Cai are the 2014 recipients of the Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award for Optical Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications, published by Springer Press in 2010.

The authors will accept the award in August at SPIE Optics + Photonics.

The Goodman Book Writing Award, co-sponsored by SPIE and OSA, is a biennial award funded by Joseph and Hon Mai Goodman to recognize authorship of an outstanding book in the field of optics and photonics.

photo of SPIE Fellow Vladimir M. ShalaevShalaev is the scientific director for nanophotonics at the Birck Nanotechnology Center and a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University (USA).

A past recipient of the UNESCO Medal for the development of nanosciences and nanotechnologies, Shalaev specializes in nanophotonics, plasmonics, and optical metamaterials.

SPIE Fellow Wenshan Cai is co-recipient of the 2014 Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing AwardCai is an associate professor in electrical and computer engineering and materials science and engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA).

He received his PhD from Purdue in 2008 and has pursued a research program in the area of nanophotonic devices and metamaterials.

More SPIE awards for 2014

Information about the recipients of the 2014 SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award, the SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award, and the Frits Zernike Award were published in the April issue of SPIE Professional.

Read more about SPIE annual awards.

Nominate a colleague for an SPIE award

SPIE presents several annual awards that recognize individual and team technical accomplishments in optics and photonics and service to the Society.

Nominations may be made through 1 October and remain active for three years from the submission date, except for the SPIE Early Career Achievement Award and the Goodman Book Writing Award.

Nominations must be accompanied by:

  • Nomination form
  • Citation stating the accomplishments of nominee
  • Description of the significant aspects of nominee's career
  • Curriculum vitae listing educational background, positions held, publications, awards, honors, activities, and offices held within SPIE
  • At least two letters of reference, not from the nominator

SPIE 2014 awards banquet scheduled for 20 August

SPIE President H. Philip Stahl will present the 2014 Society awards Wednesday, 20 August, at the annual awards banquet in San Diego, CA (USA).

Tickets to the 7:30 pm event cost $90 and can be purchased with registration or on site at SPIE Optics + Photonics.

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