Russ Prize

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The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize is a prize for engineering established by the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in October 1999 . Named after Fritz Russ, the founder of Systems Research Laboratories, and his wife Dolores Russ, this award is given by the foundation to people who have "made a significant impact on society and have made major progress on human health."

The NAE awards the award every two years. The winners will be awarded a prize of $ 500,000 and a gold medal. Together with the Gordon Prize and the Draper Prize , the Russ Prize is also known as the “Nobel Prize for Engineering Knowledge”.

Award winners

year Award winners nationality Reason
2001 Earl E. Bakken
Wilson Greatbatch
"For their independent development of the implantable cardiac pacemaker."
2003 Willem Kolff United States "For his pioneering work on artificial organs, beginning with the kidney, thus launching a new field that is benefiting the lives of millions."
2005 Leland Clark United States "For bioengineering membrane-based sensors in medical, food, and environmental applications."
2007 Yuan-Cheng Fung United States "For the characterization and modeling of human tissue mechanics and function leading to prevention and mitigation of trauma."
2009 Elmer L. Gaden United States "For pioneering the engineering and commercialization of biological systems for large-scale manufacturing of antibiotics and other drugs."
2011 Leroy Hood United States "For automating DNA sequencing that revolutionized photobiomedicine and forensic science ."
2013 Samuel E. Blum
Rangaswamy Srinivasan
James J. Wynne
"For the development of laser ablative photodecomposition, enabling LASIK and PRK eye surgery."
2015 Blake S. Wilson
Graeme M. Clark
Erwin Hochmair
Ingeborg Hochmair-Desoyer
Michael M. Merzenich
"For engineering cochlear implants that enable the deaf to hear."
2017 Adolf F. Fercher
James G. Fujimoto
Christoph K. Hitzenberger
David Huang
Eric A. Swanson
"For optical coherence tomography , leveraging creative engineering to invent imaging technology essential for preventing blindness and treating vascular and other diseases"
2019 Julio Palmaz
Leonard Pinchuk
Richard Schatz
John Simpson
Paul Yock
United States "For innovations leading to the widespread adoption of percutaneous coronary intervention"

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize . NAE. Retrieved December 28, 2010.

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