[MOC Award]
The Award honors outstanding technical contributions to the fundamentals and/or applications of microoptics.

[GRIN Award]
The Award honors outstanding technical contributions to the fundamentals and/or applications of GRIN optics.

[MOC Contribution Award]
The Award honors outstanding contributions to the organization of Microoptics Conference.



Conference Award Recipients
MOC/GRIN'89 1989 MOC Award William A. Gambling (Southampton University)
1989 MOC Award Teiji Uchida (NEC Corporation)
1989 GRIN Award Erich W. Marchand (University of Rochester)
1989 GRIN Award Ichiro Kitano (Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.)
MOC '91 1991 MOC Award Shun-ichi Tanaka (Science University of Tokyo)
1991 MOC Award Ramu V. Ramaswamy (University of Florida)
MOC/GRIN '93 1993 MOC/GRIN Special Award Yasuharu Suematsu (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
1993 MOC Award Kenichi Iga (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
1993 GRIN Award Duncan T. Moore (University of Rochester)
MOC '95 1995 MOC Award Hiroshi Nishihara (Osaka University)
1995 MOC Award Chen S. Tsai (University of California, Irvine)
MOC/GRIN '97 1997 MOC/GRIN Award Alain Carenco (France Telecom/CNET)
1997 MOC/GRIN Award Tadashi Kojima (KONICA Corporation)
1997 MOC/GRIN Award Giok-Djan Khoe (Eindhoven University of Technology)
1997 MOC/GRIN Award Koichi Nishizawa (Polytechnic University)
MOC '99 1999 MOC Award Hans Melchior (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
1999 MOC Award Masao Kawachi (NTT)
MOC '01 2001 MOC Award Karl Joachim Ebeling (University of Ulm)
2001 MOC Award Kenya Goto (Tokai University)
2001 MOC Award W. John Tomlinson (JDS Uniphase)
MOC '03 2003 MOC Award Kunio Tada (Kanazawa Institute of Technology)
2003 MOC Award Paul Lagasse (Ghent University)
2003 MOC Award Shing Chung Wang (National Chiao Tung University)
MOC '05 2005 MOC Award Yasuo Kokubun (Yokohama National University)
2005 MOC Award David N. Payne (University of Southampton)
2005 MOC Award Wilfrid Veldkamp (MIT Lincoln Laboratory)
2005 MOC Contribution Award Wolfgang Karthe (Fraunhofer IOF)
MOC '07 2007 MOC Award Yasuhiro Koike (Keio University)
2007 MOC Award John Bowers (University of California, Santa Barbara)
2007 MOC Award Hugo Thienpont (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
2007 MOC Contribution Award Kazuo Kuroda (University of Tokyo)
2007 MOC Contribution Award Young-Pil Park (Yonsei University)
2007 MOC Contribution Award Young-Joo Kim (Yonsei University)
MOC '09 2009 MOC Award Kashiko Kodate (Japan Womenfs University)
2009 MOC Award Meint K. Smit (TU Eindhoven)
2009 MOC Award Connie Chang-Hasnain (University of California, Berkeley)
2009 MOC Contribution Award Hirochika Nakajima (Waseda University)
2009 MOC Contribution Award Heidi Ottevaere (Vrije University Brussels)
2009 MOC Contribution Award Jürgen Mohr (Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe)
MOC '11 2011 MOC Award Roel Baets (Ghent University)
2011 MOC Award Shun Lien Chuang (University of Illinois)
2011 MOC Award Fumio Koyama (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
2011 MOC Contribution Award Gen-ichi Hatakoshi (Toshiba Corporation)
2011 MOC Contribution Award Hao-chung Kuo (National Chiao Tung University)
2011 MOC Contribution Award Tien-chang Lu (National Chiao Tung University)
MOC '13 2013 MOC Award Andreas Bräuer (Fraunhofer IOF)
2013 MOC Award Christopher R. Doerr (Acacia Communications Inc.)
2013 MOC Award Masataka Nakazawa (Tohoku University)
2013 MOC Contribution Award Kiyoshi Yokomori (Japan Science and Technology Agency)
MOC '15 2015 MOC Award Masayuki Izutsu (JSPS San Francisco, Waseda Univ.)
2015 MOC Award Yang Hee-Lee (Korea Advanced Inst. of Science and Tech.)
2015 MOC Award David J. Richardson (University of Southampton)
2015 MOC Contribution Award Marce P. De Micheli (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis)
MOC2017 2017 MOC Award Yasuhiko Arakawa (University of Tokyo)
2017 MOC Award Philip Russell (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light)
2017 MOC Award Ming C. Wu (University of California, Berkeley)
2017 MOC Contribution Award Tetsuya Mizumoto (Tokyo Institute of Technology)