Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award

Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award

The Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award was established by The Optical Society in 1989 and in 2007 was named in honor of Paul F. Forman, who, among many other accomplishments, raised the visibility of optical engineering. This team award recognizes technical achievements such as product engineering, process, software and patent development, as well as contributions to society such as engineering education, publication and management, and furthering public appreciation of optical engineering.

The Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award is sponsored by Zygo Corporation, Canon Inc, Optical Research Associates (now the Optical Solutions Group at Synopsys), Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc, and individual contributors, Barbara Marks-Forman, Gary and Carolyn Bjorklund and G. Michael Morris.

View nomination requirements and deadlines.

View the current Paul F. Forman Team Engineering Excellence Award Selection Committee.

  Year       Team or Name(s)
  2018       Adaptive Optics Facility on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) at European Southern Observatory’s Paranal Observatory
  2017       Guide Star Alliance
  2016       Advanced LIGO Engineering Team
  2015           Logic Analysis Tool Team (LAT Team)
  2014       Intel® Silicon Photonics Solutions Group
  2013       ZygoLOT Automotive Precision Optical Team
  2012       Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Lidar Team
  2011       Tomasz S. Tkaczyk
  2010       Alan E. Willner
  2009       Stephen A. Boppart
  2008       Michael J. Bechtold
  2007       Ming C. Wu
  2006       Jean-Claude Diels
  2005       René-Jean Essiambre
Michael G. Littman
  2004       Shun-Lien Chuang
S. Chandrasekhar
  2003       L. Ramdas Ram-Mohan
Paul R. Dumas
Mark E. Lowry
Alan H. Gnauck
  2002       Tim Day
Christopher R. Doerr
David W. Peckham
  2001       Henry A. Blauvelt
Michael A. Klug
David G. Mehuys
Dale E. Morton
  2000       Joseph W. Anello, Jr.
Arne Erstling
Andrew C. Tam
Robert L. Hartman
Leonard J.P. Ketelsen
Judith A. Grenko
Won-Tien Tsang
  1999       Denis Barbier
Valentin Gapontsev
Igor Koltchanov
Olaf Lenzmann
Herman Reedy
  1998       Lee R. Shiozawa
Kenneth L. Walker
  1997       Donald M. Combs
John J. Mader
Jeffrey W. Roblee
Edward A. Yobaccio
Paul R. Yoder, Jr.
  1996       Gary Blough
Teddi C. Laurin
  1995       Francisco J. Duarte
John D. Gonglewski
Gary Guenther
Melvyn H. Kreitzer
Frank Luecke
David G. Voelz
  1994       Peter P. Clark
Dale E. Crane
Jay M. Eastman
John Michael Guerra
Jon Van Tassell
  1993       John H. Adams
Lacy Gordon Cook
Gaétan Duplain
Yury Pavlovich Khimich
Sergey Vladimirovich Lubarsky
Franklin R. Nash
Padman Parayanthal
David A. Roberts
  1992       Bertrand H. Johnson
Louis A. Koszi
Anthony R. Phillips, Jr.
  1991       Leroy D. Dickson
J. Tendra S. Goela
Un-Chul Paek
Michael A. Pickering
Raymond L. Taylor
  1990       Lawrence Lin
Eric Rawson
  1989       Stanley W. Haskell
Robert A. Jones
David Smithgall
Gary Starkweather
Laurence S. Watkins

Ian Walmsley, 2018 OSA President, with representatives from the Adaptive Optics Facility on the VLT at the ESO’s Paranal Observatory.