2017 Prism Award Judges
This group of expert judges have devoted many hours to review over 150 applications for design and technology; novelty and innovation; need, market opportunity, and impact. Two rounds of scoring and a final review have produced the top 3 finalists in each of the viable categories.
Many thanks to the following judges who've made 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.
First, SPIE and Photonics Media would like to thank all of the 2017 Applicants and Finalists. Each application gives us a glimpse of the future, via technology advances in healthcare, security, manufacturing, consumer electronics — from phones to virtual and augmented reality — and more. I’m honored to work each and every one of you.
Now, let's recognize and
Congratulate our 2017 Winners!
Many thanks to all Participants
It was a very close competition with many impressive products and companies. We are proud to work with all applicants, finalists and winners. 2017 Finalists
Winners to be announced on 1 February at the 9th annual Prism Award gala held during Photonics West, San Francisco, California, USA. Many news outlets, including Inc., cover the event.
2017 presenters include Edgar Auslander, Oculus Research; David Bohn, Microsoft Hololens; Sarah Boisvert, Fab Lab; Louay Eldada, Quanergy; Basil Garabet, NKT Photonics; Vincent Mattera, II-VI; Michelle Mihevc, FATHOM; John Ryan, WireTheWorld; Katharine Schmidtke, Facebook.
Small companies (First Light Imaging) to large (Dolby, Christie) were recognized for innovations that are driving the technologies of our future.