Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics

BackgroundRachel Knowlton receives the 2015 Julius F. Neumueller Award from AOF President David Kirschen.

The Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics is awarded to a nominee who submits a first-authored original research paper (research conducted while a student pursuing the Doctor of Optometry degree in a school or college of optometry) on one of the following topics: Geometrical Optics; Physical Optics; Ophthalmic Optics; Optics of the Eye. Acceptable topics include modern measurement of aberrations and their correction, optical quality of the eye, optical limits to visual performance, or diagnosis and treatment of a range of optically relevant ocular conditions (e.g. corneal surgery, contact lenses, and refractive error). The paper should be of publishable quality if currently unpublished, but may be already published or under review. The paper must reflect research performed while the student was pursuing the Doctor of Optometry degree. Nominations should be made by the student’s advisor. Nominations should include the first-authored student paper and a letter of recommendation from the advisor describing the student’s role in conducting the research and the writing of the manuscript. There is no limit on the number of nominations from each school or college of optometry. It is expected that the recipient will submit any unpublished manuscript to Optometry and Vision Science. The award is $750 for the primary author to travel to attend the annual meeting. If other authors than the first author were also pursuing the Doctor of Optometry degree while conducting the research, multiple awardees may divide a total travel award of $1500.

Deadline for this award is April 1, 2016.

Applications should be emailed to Helen Viksnins at HelenV@aaoptom.org

or mailed to:

The Julius F. Neumueller Award in Optics
c/o American Academy of Optometry
2909 Fairgreen Street Orlando, FL 32803

Past Recipients of the Neumueller Award

2015 Rachel Knowlton
2014 Not Awarded
2013 Krystal L. Schulle
2012 Kenneth Headington
2011 Not Awarded
2010 Not Awarded
2009 Not Awarded
2008 Bret Lehman
2007 Not Awarded
2006 Nina Tran
           Sara Chiu
2005 Douglas F. Lee
2004 Mark Kahrhoff
2003 Joy Martin
2002 Brady Rembleski
and Tania Gardiner
2001 Gregory Patek
           Rahul Keswani
2000 Joseph Rappon
1999 Rick Wong 
           Brian Chou
1998 Marie-Pierre Paquin   

1997 Mark P. Borsuk 
           Cary Tseng 
1996 George A. Zikos
1995 Blake Bullock
1994 Nicolas Fontaine
1993 Anhlinh Nguyen
1992 Randall L. Phillips
1991 Alex Kim 
           Sherry Pham
1990 Gregg E. Russell
1989 M. Anne Wilson
1987 Frank E. Miller 
           Bradley G. Smith 
           Ray J. Weekly 
1986 Susan M. Brunnett 
           Mitchell T. Munson

1985 Donald Ferro 
           Rene F. Strumwasser 
1983 Randall A. Faunce
1982 David C. Moline
1981 Marcie E. Arnesty 
           Patsy L. Harvey
1978 Lary M. DeDonato 
           Thomas C. Sather
1977 Steven A. Wood
1976 David N. Schultz
1975 Bob G. Gilman
1974 Paul J. Wilson
1973 Donald Wright
1972 Kerry A. Horner
1971 David Fox 
           Peter M. Smith