Sang Soo Lee Award

Sang Soo Lee Award

The Sang Soo Lee Award recognizes outstanding leadership in founding or growing the optics and photonics community locally.  The award recognizes eminent individuals who played a key role in a specific region, through research and/or education in optics or photonics, introduction of a new field in optics or photonics or initiation of an optics and photonics industry.  Nominations are solicited from the global optics and photonics community.
Established jointly in 2013 by the Optical Society (OSA) and the Optical Society of Korea (OSK), the Sang Soo Lee Award honors Prof. Sang Soo Lee for his pioneering role in establishing optics in the Republic of Korea.  This award is presented in even-numbered years.
The award is endowed by OSK, OSAF and the family of Sang Soo Lee. The OSA Foundation is currently raising funds to permanently endow this award. Please consider making a donation to support this special honor. Your gift will be matched by OSA with a contribution to the OSAF General Fund.


2018 - Cheng-Chung Lee [Citation]

For 30 years Cheng Chung Lee has guided, educated, developed and inspired the optical coating industry in Taiwan and has been the key figure in its growth and success.

2016 - Sang-Sam Choi [Citation]

For pioneering the development of optical fiber in South Korea which led to flourishing optical fiber and optical communication industries.

2014 - Mario Garavaglia [Citation]

For your key role in the development of optics and photonics research and education in Argentina

Cheng-Chung Lee, 2018 Recipient