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  • Fujimoto Receives IEEE Photonics Award
Aug 2013
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 7, 2013 — The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has awarded James Fujimoto, Elihu Thomson Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT, the 2014 IEEE Photonics Award for his pioneering work in the development of OCT for medical diagnostics.

The award, sponsored by the IEEE Photonics Society, recognizes outstanding achievements in photonics.

Fujimoto joined the MIT faculty in 1985 as assistant professor of Electrical Engineering after completing his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. at MIT. He is also an adjunct professor of Ophthalmology at Tufts University. As principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics, Fujimoto pioneered the development of OCT (optical coherence tomography) in the early 1990s.

Fujimoto has published over 400 journal articles, and is editor or author of five books and co-author of numerous US patents. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the 1999 Discover Magazine Award for Technological Innovation, the 2001 Rank Prize in Optoelectronics, the Carl Zeiss Research Award in 2011, and was co-recipient of the António Champalimaud Vision Award in 2012.

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