Edwin H. Land Medal

Basis of Selection

The Edwin H. Land Medal was established in 1992 by IS&T and The Optical Society (OSA) to honor Edwin H. Land and to recognize his unique career as scientist, technologist, industrialist, humanist, and public servant. This medal recognizes pioneering work empowered by scientific research to create inventions, technologies, and products. The recipient should share Land’s insatiable scientific intensity and curiosity in optics and imaging and, in part, reflect his image as inventor, scientist, entrepreneur, and teacher. The Medal, a joint award of IS&T and OSA, is endowed through the OSA Foundation from contributions from IS&T, OSA, the Polaroid Foundation, the Polaroid Retirees Association, and individual contributors. The awardee is selected by a subcommittee comprised of four appointees each from IS&T and OSA, each who serves a four-year terms.

Eligibility

Membership is not a requirement for this award. Recipients may come from industry, academia, or government.

Frequency of Award

Not more than one per year.

Form of Award

A $3,000 cash stipend and engraved medal are given to recipients of this award.

Past Recipients

  • 2020 Eric Fossum
  • 2019 Nabeel A. Riza
  • 2018 Ann Elsner
  • 2017 Alan C. Bovik 
  • 2016 Jan P. Allebach
  • 2015 Joseph Mangano
  • 2015 Mordechai Rothschild
  • 2015 David Shaver
  • 2014 Mathias Fink
  • 2013 Pablo Artal
  • 2012 Yoichi Miyake
  • 2011 Mary Lou Jepsen
  • 2010 Eliezer Peli
  • 2009 Duncan T. Moore
  • 2007 Charles R. Munnerlyn
  • 2006 George H. Heilmeier
  • 2005 Stephen A. Benton
  • 2004 Steven K. Case
  • 2003 John J. McCann
  • 2002 Benzion (Benny) Landa
  • 2001 Willard S. Boyle
  • 2001 George E. Smith
  • 2000 John Warnock
  • 1999 Robert H. Webb
  • 1998 Paul F. Forman
  • 1998 Sol F. Laufer
  • 1998 Carl A. Zanoni
  • 1997 Efi Arazi
  • 1996 Donald Scifres
  • 1995 Ichiro Endo
  • 1995 John L. Vaught
  • 1994 William Humphrey
  • 1993 Howard G. Rogers