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2016 Prism Awards Call for Entries
Apply today for the prestigious award that recognizes the best photonics products.
2015 Finalists
2015 Prism Award Finalists

Biomedical devices that detect and pinpoint cancer cells with more accuracy, additive systems to enable 3D manufacture at the micro-nanoscale, and sensors that improve highway safety by analyzing road conditions are among finalists in nine categories.

Many thanks to all of the 2015 applicants. It was another competitive year for applications, both quantity and quality. Congratulations to everyone in the competition.

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2015 Winners
2015 Prism Award Winners

Winners were announced
11 February 2015 at a gala event
held during SPIE Photonics West,
San Francisco, California, USA.

Presenters include industry leaders such as Amazon vice president Babak Parviz, one of the inventors of Google Glass; Mario Paniccia, General Manager of Intel's Silicon Photonics Operation; Mary Lou Jepson, currently head of the Display Division at Google X as well as founder and former CEO of Pixel Qi and co-founder and first CTO of One Laptop per Child; and Michael Mertin, President and CEO of JENOPTIK and President of the Photonics21 Executive Board.
2016 Judges
Please welcome 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.

Special thanks to the following 2015 judges for making donations to SPIE altruistic activities:

Ferechteh Teherani, Nanovation; Ken Kaufman, Hamamatsu; Laura Smoliar, Global Innovation Foundry; Linda Smith, Ceres Technologies; Marc Himel, Jenoptik; Mickey Frish, PSI Corp; Ryszard Romaniuk, Warsaw Univ. of Technology; Uri Abrams, PD-LD; Jian Liu, PolarOnyx
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