Congratulations OSA Award and Medal Winners
We congratulate the following the 2019 recipients of OSA Awards and Medals. You can learn more about all OSA Awards and Medals at osa.org/awards. Nominations for most awards are due 1 October.
Edgar D. Tillyer Award
Pablo Artal, Universidad de Murcia, Spain
For the pioneering use of optics and photonics technologies to unravel the human visual system and improve eye diagnostics and correction.
Ellis R. Lippincott Award
Ji-Xin Cheng, Boston University, USA
For outstanding contributions in inventing and developing a broad spectrum of vibrational spectroscopic imaging technologies with ground-breaking discoveries and clinical applications.
Kevin P. Thompson Optical Design Innovator Award
Kyle Henry Fuerschbach, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
For ground breaking work utilizing nodal aberration theory to design, manufacture, and test a fully functional first-ever free form imaging telescope in a fully rotationally nonsymmetric configuration, demonstrating revolutionary freeform surfaces in optical imaging systems.
Charles Hard Townes Award
Alexander Gaeta, Columbia University, USA
For seminal contributions to chip-based nonlinear photonics, nonlinear optics in photonic crystal fibers, and nonlinear propagation of ultrashort laser pulses.
Nick Holonyak Jr. Award
Fumio Koyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
For seminal contributions to VCSEL photonics and integration
David Richardson Medal
Fred Leonberger, EOvation Advisors LLC, USA
For innovative development, technical leadership and commercialization of guided wave photonic components, especially integrated optical modulators, which have had major applications in fiber optic communications, CATV and sensing.
Emmett N. Leith Medal
Wolfgang Osten, Universität Stuttgart, Germany
For extending the limits of optical metrology by integrating digital image processing with modern optical measurement techniques
R. W. Wood Prize
Jian-Wei Pan, University of Science and Technology of China, China
For pioneering experimental research at the frontier of quantum foundations and optical implementations of quantum information, including quantum nonlocality, quantum key distribution, quantum teleportation, and optical quantum computing.
Edwin H. Land Medal
Nabeel Agha Riza
For the invention and commercialization of pioneering macro- and micro-scale imaging techniques across RF and optical wavelengths, and the education and mentoring of distinguished scientists and engineers
Esther Hoffman Beller Medal
Rick Trebino, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
For pioneering educational optics practices, including the only textbook on ultrashort-pulse measurement, innovative short courses, and the creation of high-quality graduate and undergraduate optics lectures that are shared freely with students and instructors worldwide.
Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award
Valery Tuchin, Saratov State University, Russia
For pioneering research in biophotonics, particularly in the field of tissue optics and tissue optical clearing, and for promoting biophotonics by educating future researchers through seminal monographs and reviews.