The Australian Optical Society is seeking nominations for the next award of this medal, which is for an outstanding contribution or contributions to the field of optics in Australia or New Zealand by a member of the Australian Optical Society.
This Medal is the most prestigious award of the Australian Optical Society. It would normally be presented only to a nominee at an advanced stage of his or her professional career and with a strong and sustained record of authority, enterprise and innovation in the field of optics in Australia or New Zealand. Previous winners of the medal are listed below:
2016: Emeritus Professor Tony Klein - University of Melbourne
2015: Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn - The University of Sydney
2014: Professor Tanya Monro - The University of Adelaide
2013: Professor John Harvey - The University of Auckland
2012: Professor Barry Luther-Davies - The Australian National University
2011: Professor Min Gu - Swinburne University
2010: Professor Han Bachor - The Australian National University
2009: Professor John Love - The Australian National University
2008: Mr Achim Leistner - CSIRO
2007: Professor Kenneth Baldwin - The Australian National University
2005: Professor Brian Orr - Macquarie University
2004: Professor Ross McPhedran - University of Sydney
1999: Professor Dan Walls - University of Auckland
1997: Professor Jim Piper - Macquarie University
1996: Dr Parameswaran Hariharan - University of Sydney and CSIRO
1995: Mr Bill James - James Optics, Melbourne
Nominations for the next AOS Medal should include brief personal details and a curriculum vitae emphasising the main contributions made by the nominee to Australian optics. Two letters of recommendation should also be provided. Nominations may be made either by or on behalf of any eligible candidate. The selection panel reserves the option to seek additional information about candidates for the award.
It is hoped that the person selected to receive the medal will be able to do so at the next AOS Conference.
The closing date for nominations is 31 March each year. Nominations should be sent to the Secretary.