Fujimoto is recipient of the Carl Zeiss Research Award

January 13, 2011

EECS faculty member James G. Fujimoto, professor of electrical engineering and principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) at MIT, is the recipient of the Carl Zeiss Research Award as announced by the Ernst Abbe Fund.

Fujimoto is awarded the prize for his advances in the use of optical coherence tomography (OCT), a new medical and diagnostic technology.

Professor Fujimoto, has directed pioneering efforts at MIT since 1991 to develop OCT, which uses light to enable real-time visualization of tissue microstructure and pathology. As director of the Laser Medicine and Medical Imaging Group in RLE, Fujimoto has been responsible for the emergence of OCT from this group’s early studies using femtosecond optical pulses to perform optical ranging and measurement in the eye. His group’s groundbreaking research at MIT, in collaboration with investigators from the Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine, has produced a host of valuable OCT applications.

Congratulations Prof. Fujimoto!

Read more:



  • MIT News Office announcement, Jan. 18, 2011, "Fujimoto wins Carl Zeiss Research Award, EECS professor receives prestigious honor for OCT work"



  • Research Lab of Electronics press release, Jan. 13, 2011: JAMES G. FUJIMOTO NAMED THE RECIPIENT OF THE CARL ZEISS RESEARCH AWARD. MIT electrical engineering professor responsible for advances in biomedical optical imaging wins prestigious ZEISS award