Russ Prize

Awarded biennially by the National Academy of Engineering and Ohio University, the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize recognizes a bioengineering achievement in widespread use that improves the human condition. Established in 1999, the $500,000 Russ Prize encourages collaboration between the engineering, medical and biological disciplines and professions. In 2013, three visionary researchers were honored for developing laser ablative photodecomposition, the technology behind LASIK and PRK surgeries. Drs. Rangaswamy Srinivasan, James D. Wynne and the late Samuel E. Blum have helped millions of people to see more clearly and lead a better quality of life.

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