1. Inventors of Optical Coherence Tomography Win 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize

    Inventors of Optical Coherence Tomography Win 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize

    The National Academy of Engineering and Ohio University announced today that the 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize will be given to James G. Fujimoto, Adolf F. Fercher, Christoph K. Hitzenberger, David Huang, and Eric A. Swanson for the invention of optical coherence tomography (OCT). The $500,000 biennial prize, which recognizes a bioengineering achievement that significantly improves the human condition, cites OCT for “leveraging creative engineering to invent imaging technology essential for preventing blindness and treating vascular and other diseases." The Russ Prize will be presented at a gala dinner event in Washington, D.C., on Feb ...

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    1. This year's Russ Prize recipients personify how engineering transforms the health and happiness of people across the globe, The creators of optical coherence tomography have dramatically improved the quality of life for people with diminished eyesight.
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