Edwin H. Land Medal
The Edwin H. Land Medal was established in 1992 by the Optical Society of America and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology to honor Edwin H. Land and to recognize his unique career as scientist, technologist, industrialist, humanist and public servant.
This medal recognizes pioneering work empowered by scientific research to create inventions, technologies, and products. The recipient should share Land’s insatiable scientific intensity and curiosity in optics and imaging and, in part, reflect his image as inventor, scientist, entrepreneur, and teacher.
The Land Medal is a joint award of OSA and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), endowed through the OSA Foundation by contributions from OSA, IS&T, the Polaroid Foundation, the Polaroid Retirees Association and individual contributors, including Manfred Heiting, Theodore Voss and John J. McCann.