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OSA names award recipients for 2013

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Biophotonics figures prominently in the work honored by The Optical Society (OSA) this year.

“This year’s [17] awardees have made tremendous strides in furthering the science and technology of light and deserve every accolade,” said OSA President Donna Strickland. “OSA is proud to honor these committed individuals for their leadership and innovation in the field of optics around the world.”

The awardees whose work specifically relates to biophotonics include:

• The Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award was given to Brian C. Wilson of the University of Toronto for his sustained contributions to the field spanning more than 30 years and encompassing research, technology development, clinical translation, and training and education, in the areas of light dosimetry; photodynamic therapy fluorescence; and Raman endoscopy, microscopy and nanophotonics.

• Wade Thomas Cathey Jr. of the University of Colorado at Boulder is this year’s Joseph Fraunhofer Award/Robert M. Burley Prize recipient. The award, which recognizes research accomplishments in the field of optical engineering, is for Cathey’s contributions to the field of computational optical imaging and its commercial application.

• Pablo Artal of the University of Murcia in Spain received the Edwin H. Land Medal for his scientific contributions to the advancement of diagnostic and correction alternatives in visual optics. The award recognizes pioneering work empowered by scientific research to create inventions, technologies and products and is co-sponsored with the Society for Imaging Science and Technology.

• Sunny X. Xie has received the Ellis R. Lippincott Award, co-sponsored with the Coblentz Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy, for contributions to vibrational spectroscopy. Xie, of Harvard University, is recognized for his contributions to the development of nonlinear vibrational imaging, including coherent anti-Stokes Raman and stimulated Raman scattering microscopy, and its applications to medicine, biology and chemistry.

May 2013
awardsBasic ScienceBiophotonicsBrian C. WilsonBusinessDonna StricklandHarvardMicroscopyOSAPablo ArtalRapidScanSpainSunny X. XieThe Optical SocietyUniversity of ColoradoUniversity of MurciaUniversity of TorontoWade Thomas Cathey Jr.

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