The Center for Freeform Optics
An Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

Joseph Fraunhofer Award / Robert M. Burley Prize

This prize recognizes significant research accomplishments in the field of optical engineering.
The award was established in 1982 to honor Joseph Fraunhofer for his contributions to the field of optical engineering.
The prize was added in 1992 in memory of Robert M. Burley, who exemplified many of the highest attributes of the optical engineer and was the first recipient of the Fraunhofer Award.
The award and prize are endowed by the Baird Corporation, the Burley Family and Prof. Shin-Tson Wu