Awards & Recognition
The IEEE Photonics Society Awards Program advances the interests of its members by recognizing their contributions in advancing the fields of interest to the benefit of society. Awards have been established to recognize outstanding achievements and for those accomplishments which enhance the quality of life for all people throughout the world. These awards may be presented annually when, in the judgment of the Awards committee, suitable candidates are available. These awards are presented by the Photonics Society President at the IEEE Photonics conference,or by a designee at an IEEE technical conference or symposium as recommended by the relevant selection committee. The IPS Awards Program relies upon the expertise and support of volunteers to continue to recognize the technological advancements that have advanced society.
Please note that no candidate shall have previously received a major IEEE award (e.g. technical field awards, medals) for the same work. Previous winners of a Photonics Society Career Award (Aron Kressel, Engineering Achievment, Quantum Electronics, William Streifer Scientific Achievement) are not eligible candidates for consideration of the same work.
2019 IEEE Photonics Society Award Recipients Announced
The IEEE Photonics Society is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Photonics Society Awards. The recipients will be honored during the Awards Banquet being held at the 2019 IEEE Photonics Conference in San Antonio, Texas, USA, on September 30, 2019.
Join us in congratulating the following honorees:
- Aron Kressel Award; Luke J. Mawst, University of Wisconsin
- Engineering Achievement Award; Holger Schmidt, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Aaron Hawkins, Brigham Young University
- Quantum Electronics Award; Luigi Lugiato, University of Insurbia
- William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award; Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut
- Young Investigator Award; Junjie Yao, Duke University