Winners will be announced
11 February 2015 at a gala event
held during SPIE Photonics West,
San Francisco, California, USA.
Past 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.
2014 Prism Award Winners
See the 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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Many thanks to the
2014-15 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 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