The Tingye Li Innovation Prize, established in 2013, honors the global impact Dr. Li made to the field of optics and photonics. This prize will be presented to an early career professional who has demonstrated innovative ideas in their accepted presentation during the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference. The recipient will receive a $3,000 prize, an invitation to the OFC Chairs’ Reception, special recognition during the conference and a certificate.
The prize is part of the OSAF portfolio of recognitions and prizes. It is endowed by Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc., AT&T, The Optical Society, IEEE Photonics Society, IEEE Communications Society,
Thorlabs, Inc, The Li Family and supporters of the Tingye Li Memorial Fund.
Criteria for Eligibility
- Applicant must have an accepted paper to CLEO or a Post Deadline Paper (PDP) who "opted in" during the submission process.
- Eligible applicant is no older than the age of 39 during the calendar year the prize is given.
- Applicant must be responsible for and exhibit innovative ideas in their research.
- Applicant must agree to let the OSAF use their picture, name and story in program marketing opportunities.