Prism Awards
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The 2016 Prism Award Finalists have been announced. Winners will be announced on
17 February during SPIE Photonics West.
2016 Finalists
SPIE and Photonics Media would like to thank every applicant. Your products are key drivers of profitable growth and have the potential to tackle the grand challenges of our time (healthcare, communication, energy, safety and security). Thank you for your efforts, knowledge, and participation.

Now, we are proud to announce the 2016 Prism Awards Finalists.

2016 Prism Award Finalists

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2016 Winners
2016 Winners Announced
17 February 2015 at a gala event
held during SPIE Photonics West,
San Francisco, California, USA.

This year's presenters include Leo Baldwin of GoPro; Tom Mader of Amazon Lab126; Christoph Fark of SCHOTT; Nicoletta Casanova, CEO of FEMTOprint; Mike Jellen, president of Velodyne Lidar; Rosalie Clemens of ASE Optics.
Past presenters include industry leaders such as Babak Parviz,  Amazon and one of the inventors of Google Glass;  Mary Lou Jepson, currently at Facebook as well as founder and former CEO of Pixel Qi and co-founder and first CTO of One Laptop per Child; Michael Mertin, President and CEO of JENOPTIK and President of the Photonics21.
Best of luck to our
2016 Prism Award Finalists.
2016 Judges
Many thanks to the
2016 Prism Award judges

This group of expert judges devoted many hours to review over 130 applications for design and technology; novelty and innovation; need, market opportunity, and impact. Two rounds of scoring and a final review produced the top 3 finalists in each of the viable categories.

Thanks to the following 2016 judges for making donations to SPIE altruistic activities:

Amy Eskilson, Dave Osborne, Ferechteh Teherani, Jason McClure, Jian Liu, Ken Kaufman, Laura Smoliar, Linda Smith, Marc Himel, Mickey Frish, Ray Johnson, Ryszard Romaniuk, Uri Abrams.
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