The Optical Society Presents the Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize for 2018

19 April 2018

The Optical Society Presents the Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize for 2018


WASHINGTON—The Optical Society (OSA) is pleased to name Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut, USA, the recipient of the 2018 Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize. Javidi is honored for seminal contributions to passive and active multi-dimensional imaging from nano- to micro- and macro-scales. Once fully developed, this imaging technology could provide medical professionals with a fast and reliable new tool for the identification of diseased cells and other biological specimens even when working outside of a traditional clinical setting.
 
“In addition to his outstanding contributions, Javidi Bahram is a strong believer in international scientific exchange and collaboration. He has co-authored scientific publications with over 150 different scientists and engineers from around the globe, many of whom he has supervised and mentored,” stated Award Selection Committee Chair, Pablo Benitez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain. “The research completed by Bahram and his team from the University of Connecticut seeks to find solutions for challenges facing us today in defense, manufacturing, cybersecurity authentication and healthcare.

The Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize recognizes significant research accomplishments in the field of optical engineering. It is endowed by the Baird Corporation and individuals including Professor Shin-Tson Wu, University of Central Florida (CREOL).
 
“OSA thanks the nominators, references, and selection committee members who participated in the nomination process, and played a crucial role in determining the recipient for this prestigious prize,” stated Ian Walmsley, 2018 President of The Optical Society and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Hooke Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Oxford, UK. “We look forward to recognizing Javidi’s achievements at FIO+LS this September in Washington, DC, USA.”
 
Bahram Javidi is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at University of Connecticut. He is a Fellow of IEEE, OSA, EOS, SPIE, IoP, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has received the Quantum Electronics and Optics Prize for Applied Aspects by the European Physical Society, IEEE Donald Fink Prize, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Prize, SPIE Technology Achievement Award, SPIE Dennis Gabor Award, and IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award. His papers have been cited 38500 per Google Scholar (h-index=91).
 
Bahram Javidi’s interests are in a broad range of transformative imaging approaches using optics and photonics, and he has made seminal contributions to passive and active multi-dimensional imaging from nano- to micro- and macroscales. His research activities include 3D visualization and recognition of objects in photon-starved environments using passive imaging; automated disease identification using biophotonics with low cost compact sensors for use in developing countries; information security using quantum imaging; 3D image sensing, and bio-inspired imaging.             
 
About The Optical Society
Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit osa.org.
 
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