13 May 2019

Request for Nominations for William M. Steen Award

The William M. Steen Award will be annually conferred by the Laser Institute of America to user organisations that demonstrate significant innovation in the use of lasers for advanced materials processing.  Each of the following industries will be represented by a Steen Award.

  • Academic & Public Sector 
  • Aerospace 
  • Automotive 
  • Defense 
  • Medical Devices 
  • Microelectronics 
  • Life Sciences 
  • Research & Development 
  • Specialized Manufacturing & Services 

LIA will be accepting public nominations for the William M. Steen award until May 24, 2019.  Completion of this form  is required for submission of a nomination.  For assistance with form entry and submission, please contact LIA at (407) 380-1553. 

The Steen & Maiman Awards Committee will select finalists for each industry upon completion of their review.  LIA will notify Steen Award finalists of their status upon completion of the review on June 18, 2019.  Steen Award recipients for each industry will be announced on August 12, 2019.  The award finalists and recipients will present their innovations during ICALEO's Market Driver Symposium or Live Users Solution Forum and interview with media after the event. 

The Theodore H. Maiman Award will be annually conferred by LIA to the Steen Award Recipient that demonstrates the highest achievement in advancing laser materials processing technology.

For any questions regarding these awards, please contact Steven Glover by email ( or phone (407-380-1553)

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