Michael D. Fayer
Stanford University, U.S.A.
For seminal contributions to the
understanding of dynamics and
interactions in liquids through
development and applications of
ultrafast nonlinear vibrational
experimental methods and
University of Washington, U.S.A.
For landmark research bridging basic and clinical science to
understand neural reorganization and rehabilitation following
visual deprivation and for active
service benefiting OSA’s Vision
and Color Division.
Joseph E. Ford
University of California
San Diego, U.S.A.
For pioneering research in free-space optical technology, including
the first use of micromechanics
for equalization and switching in
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet,
For pioneering the development
of the generalized phase contrast
(GPC) method and its applica-
tions, including those in optical
trapping and biophotonics.
Anderson S.L. Gomes
Universidade Federal de
For numerous contributions,
including ultrafast nonlinear
optics, characterization tech-
niques, doped-fiber amplifiers
and random lasers.
Peking University, China
For outstanding contributions
to ultrafast organic optical non-
linearities and photonic crystal
switches and for international
leadership in advancing optics.
James G. Grote
Air Force Research Laboratory,
For pioneering research in polymer
and DNA-based electro-optic
materials and devices.
University of Calcutta, India
For significant contribution in
lens design, image formation,
diffractive optics, and a pioneer-
ing role in the growth of optics
education in India.
Eric G. Johnson
University of North Carolina at
For seminal contributions to
micro-optics and nanophotonics,
with particular emphasis on active
and passive photonic devices.
Jin Ung Kang
Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A.
For contributions to spatial
soliton nonlinear optics and for
development of novel fiber lasers
and fiber-optic subsystems for
broadband RF signal processing
Guillermo H. Kaufmann
Instituto de Fisica Rosario,
For contributions to speckle metrol-
ogy and the development of novel
fringe analysis methods.
Seoul National University,
For contributions to ultrafast stud-
ies of semiconductors, plasmonics
and near-field optics.