Previous awards

2017Furu Zhang
Indiana University
Indiania, USA
Tracking dynamics of photoreceptor disc shedding with adaptive optics OCT
2016Zhuolin Liu
Indiana University
Advanced ophthalmic imaging

2015Francesco LaRocca
Biophotonics Laboratory
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
Durham, NC, USA
Ultra-compact switchable SLO/OCT handheld probe design.

2014Marco Ruggeri
Ophthalmic Biophysics Center
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Univeristy of Miami
Miami, FL, USA
Biometry of the Ciliary Muscle during Dynamic Accommodation assessed with OCT.

2013Yossi Mandel
Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA
In-vivo Performance of Photovoltaic Subretinal Prosthesis.

2012Alt Clemens
Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Boston, MA, USA
In vivo quantification of microglia dynamics with a scanning laser ophthalmoscope in a mouse model of focal laser injury.

2011James Loudin
Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA
Photovoltaic retinal prosthesis.

2010Daniel Hammer
Physical Sciences Inc.
Multimodal adaptive optics for depth enhanced high-resolution ophthalmic imaging

2009Kazuhiro Kurokawa
Computational Optics Group
University of Tsukuba
Tsukuba, Japan
1 µm wavelength adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope

2008Boris Povazay
Biomedical Imaging Group, School of Optometry and Vision Sciences
Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Minimum distance mapping using volumetric OCT: a novel indicator for early glaucoma diagnosis.

2007       Yoshiaki Yasuno
Computational Optics Group
University of Tsukuba
Tsukuba, Japan
Clinical examinations of anterior eye segments by three-dimensional swept-source optical coherence tomography.

2006Enrique Fernandez
Lab de Óptica Univiversidad de Murcia
Murcia, Spain
Adaptive optics using a liquid crystal spatial light modulator for ultrahigh-resolution optical coherence tomography.

2005Karsten Konig
Saarland University,Department of Biophotonics and Laser Technology
Homburg, Germany
Cornea surgery with nanojoule femtosecond laser pulses.
2004Daniel Palanker
Department of Ophthalmology and Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University
Stanford, CA, USA
Attracting retinal cells to electrodes for high-resolution stimulation.
2003Igor Ermakov
University of Utah, USA
Noninvasive optical techniques for the measurement of macular pigments.
2002 Georg Schuele
Medical Laser Center
Luebeck, Germany
Noninvasive temperature measurements during laser irradiation of the retina with optoacoustic techniques.
2001Matthew Smith
University of Alabama
Huntsville, AL, USA
Minimizing the influence of fundus pigmentation on retinal vessel oximetry measurements.