Congratulations to Paras Prasad, SUNY Buffalo, Recipient of the 2016 SPIE Gold Medal

The 2016 Gold Medal of the Society — the highest honor awarded by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics — was presented last night to SPIE Fellow Paras Prasad at a gala awards banquet during SPIE Optics & Photonics.

Prasad is  Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Medicine and Electrical Engineering and the Samuel P. Capen Chair as well as Executive Director of the Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics (ILPB) at the University at Buffalo (UB), State University of New York. He was an early pioneer in light-based nanomedicine, which involves using tiny light-activated particles for diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of disease.

The award recognizes his lab’s development of Nanoclinic, a silica nanoshell containing various diagnostic and therapeutic agents, and his numerous other pioneering contributions to nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, and biophotonics and their application to nanomedicine, along with his three-plus decades of outstanding service to SPIE.

The award was presented last night, August 31 along with others at the annual awards banquet at SPIE’s Optics and Photonics conference in San Diego.

Paras Prasad with New York Photonics Executive Director, Tom Battley,


>>Read More Here<<

Explore posts in the same categories: New York Photonics

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: