Prof. Artal has been awarded with the 2013 Edwin H. Land Medal
The Edwin H. Land Medal recognizes pioneering work empowered by scientific research to create inventions, technologies and products and is co-sponsored with the Society for Imaging Science and Technology. Pablo Artal is being presented this award for his scientific contributions to the advancement of diagnostic and correction alternatives in visual optics.’
The Edwin H. Land Medal was established in 1992 by the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) to honor Edwin H. Land, the inventor or instant photography 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 previous recipients of the Land medal are Yoichi Miyake, Mary Lou Jepsen, Eli Peli, Duncan T. Moore, Charles R. Munnerlyn, George H. Heilmeier, Stephen A. Benton, Steven K. Case, John J. McCann, Benzion Landa, Willard S. Boyle, George E. Smith, Robert H. Webb, Efi Arazi, Ichiro Endo, John L. Vaught and Howard G. Rogers.