The Australian Optical Society 


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 their 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:

  • 2017: Professor Yuri Kivshar - Australian National University
  • 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 awarded person will be able to receive the medal and present an invited talk at the next AOS Conference.

Nominations should be sent to the AOS Secretary.


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