Arthur L. Schawlow Award

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Objective:

To recognize outstanding, career-long contributions to basic and applied research in laser science and engineering leading to fundamental understanding of laser materials interaction and/or transfer of laser technology for increased application in industry, medicine and daily life. Examples of fields of contribution include the following in addition to many relevant topics:

  1. Laser spectroscopy and its application in materials processing and diagnostics
  2. Laser-aided materials processing
  3. Laser interaction with biological tissues
  4. Development of new lasers

Eligibility:

Nominations are open to candidates who made outstanding contribution to basic and applied research in laser science and engineering. The recipient does not have to be a member of LIA but sustained service to LIA can be one of the additional contributions that is considered for the award. Nominations are active for three years.


Previous Schawlow Award Recipients:

  • 1982 – Dr. Arthur Schawlow*
  • 1983 – Dr. Arthur H. Guenther*
  • 1984 – Dr. Kumar N. Patel
  • 1985 – Mr. Leon Goldman*
  • 1986 – Prof. William Bridges
  • 1987 – Mr. Sidney Charschan
  • 1988 – Prof. Francis L’Esperance
  • 1989 – Dr. Milton Chang
  • 1990 – Mr. Herbert Dwight
  • 1991 – Prof. Anthony Siegman
  • 1992 – Dr. Yoshiaki Arata
  • 1993 – Dr. James L. Hobart
  • 1994 – Dr. Rocco Lobraico*
  • 1995 – Mr. David Belforte
  • 1996 – Prof. William M. Steen
  • 1997 – Mr. Conrad Banas
  • 1998 – Prof. Robert L. Byer
  • 1999 – Dr. William Schwartz*
  • 2000 – Prof. Theodor W. Hänsch
  • 2001 – Prof. Walter W. Duley
  • 2002 – Prof. Akira Matsunawa*
  • 2003 – Prof. Jyotirmoy Mazumder
  • 2004 – Dr. Helmut Hügel
  • 2005 – Dr. David Sliney
  • 2006 – Dr. Edward Metzbower
  • 2007 – Dr. Marshall G. Jones
  • 2008 – Dr. Eckhard Beyer
  • 2009 – Dr. Valentin Gapontsev
  • 2010 – Dr. Steven Chu
  • 2011 – Prof. Berthold Leibinger
  • 2012 – Prof. Isamu Miyamoto
  • 2013 – Prof. Ursula Keller
  • 2014 – Prof. Reinhart Poprawe
  • 2015 – Dr. Keming Du
  • 2016 – Prof. Yongfeng Lu

*Deceased

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