Gratton Wins Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award

By: UCI Samueli School of Engineering

The International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) recognized Enrico Gratton with the 2021 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award at the SPIE Photonics West virtual conference in March. The award cited Gratton’s significant contributions to biophotonics – the science of producing and utilizing photons or light to image, identify and engineer biological materials. SPIE specifically noted his development of innovative ultrafast optical imaging and spectroscopy methods and their integration into microfluidic platforms.

This award was “a great honor” for Gratton who considers Chance, for whom the award was named, a “great friend.” In his presentation at the conference, Gratton shared his own experiences in meeting Chance, a National Academy of Sciences member and an Olympic gold medalist in sailing who died in 2010, and doing research together.

Read the full article on the UCI Samueli School of Engineering website.