OSA awards David Richardson Medal to Zemax CEO

Dec. 8, 2010
Bellevue, WA--Dr. Ken Moore, president of ZEMAX Development Corporation, has been awarded the OSA's David Richardson Medal for contributions to technical optics.

Bellevue, WA--Dr. Ken Moore, president of Zemax Development Corporation, has been awarded the OSA's David Richardson Medal for contributions to technical optics. The medal was awarded 'For the development of state of the art optical design and analysis software combining the capabilities required by the expert designer, and the ease of use and accessibility needed for an occasional optics analysis user," according to the OSA.

In establishing this prize, OSA sought to recognize the unique contributions to applied optics made by David Richardson. The award, endowed by individual contributors including Howard Cary and Gary Duck, recognizes those who have made significant contributions to optical engineering, primarily in the commercial and industrial sector. David Richardson received the first award in 1966 for his distinctive contributions to the ruling and replicating of gratings.

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