Edwin H. Land Medal


Edwin H. Land Medal

OSA's Edwin H. Land MedalThe 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.

Nomination Form

Winners

2014 - Mathias Fink [Citation]

For seminal investigations of time reversal of ultra-sonic waves with applications to imaging and therapy

2013 - Pablo Artal [Citation]

For scientific contributions to the advancement of diagnostic and correction alternatives in visual optics

2012 - YOICHI MIYAKE [Citation]

In recognition of his work in image processing of medical images.

2011 - Mary Lou Jepsen [Citation]

For her visionary entrepreneurial and technical leadership of the One Laptop Per Child program to develop a rugged, low-cost educational computer for developing countries

2010 - Eliezer Peli [Citation]

For pioneering research, clinical, and entrepreneurial contributions to providing enhanced imagery for people with impaired vision through image processing, innovative optical designs, fiber optics, and applications of vision science

2009 - Duncan T. Moore [Citation]

For his invention of and leadership at a worldwide level of research and development in gradient-index optics along with his extensive entrepreneurial efforts on behalf of education in optics

2007 - Charles R. Munnerlyn [Citation]

For his pioneering science, engineering and entrepreneurship in developing and promoting excimer laser surgery for the correction of vision, which has created a new industry and has given millions of people normal vision without glasses

2006 - George H. Heilmeier [Citation]

For the discovery of new electro-optic effects in liquid crystals, and visionary anticipation of today’s liquid crystal displays

2005 - Stephen A. Benton [Citation]

For seminal research and innovation in three-dimensional imaging, including the famed rainbow hologram

2004 - Steven K. Case [Citation]

For pioneering work in laser-based inspection systems, and the highly successful application of these systems in the electronics industry

2003 - John J McCann [Citation]

In recognition of his long standing commitment to vision, research and to Retinex theory. He collaborated with Edwin H. Land in the initial Retinex formulation, and he has achieved efficient implementations, giving support to many scientists involved in Retinex-related technologies.

2002 - Benzion Landa [Citation]

For pioneering work in the invention, development, and commercialization of liquid toner electrophotography, and in recognition of outstanding creativity that has a major public impact

2001 - George Smith [Citation]

For the invention and development of the charge-coupled device, a contribution that has had extraordinary impact on image creation and utilization

2001 - Willard Boyle [Citation]

For the invention and development of the charge-coupled device, a contribution that has had extraordinary impact on image creation and utilization

2000 - John E. Warnock [Citation]

For his significant contributions to the advancement of image processing via software and his personification of the spirit of Edwin H. Land

1999 - Robert H. Webb [Citation]

For his numerous inventions, which have accelerated the development of new diagnostic tools to help prevent the loss of sight

1998 - Sol F. Laufer [Citation]

For working in collaboration to apply their technical expertise, insight and managerial skills, to make an invaluable contribution to the technical optics community as evidenced by their leadership in the fabrication of precision plano optics and Zygo's extensive range of interferometer-based metrology instrumentation. They revolutionized the optics industry by enabling the routine inspection of precision optical components and systems with u

1998 - Carl A. Zanoni No citation available

1998 - Paul F. Forman No citation available

1997 - Efi Arazi [Citation]

For his new and original computer controlled data processing procedures and equipment in the fields of image motion stabilization, textile design and manufacture, and prepress operations of the printing industry

1996 - Donald Ray Scifres [Citation]

For his pioneering scientific and entrepreneurial contributions to the field of high power semiconductor lasers

1995 - Ichiro Endo [Citation]

For their independent inventions of bubble-jet and thermal ink jet technology which created a new 3 billion dollar printer industry and enabled low-cost and color printers to be attached to every PC.

1995 - John Vaught [Citation]

For their independent inventions of bubble-jet and thermal ink jet technology which created a new 3 billion dollar printer industry and enabled low-cost and color printers to be attached to every PC.

1994 - William E. Humphrey [Citation]

For outstanding work in the fields of ophthalmic and stabilized optics as an entrepreneur, and inventor, and an innovator

1993 - Howard G. Rogers [Citation]

For significant inventions and ensuing development of synthetic sheet polarizers, plastic optical elements, instant color films and birefringent polymers