Book written by Professor Vladimir Shalaev wins Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award

Professor Vladimir Shalaev
Professor Vladimir Shalaev
The book, "Optical Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications", was co-written by Wenshan Cai. The award recognizes a recent and outstanding book in the field of optics and photonics that has contributed significantly to research, teaching, or the optics and photonics industry.

The book "Optical Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications", has received the Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award. It was co-written by Wenshan Cai.

A biennial award funded by a personal gift from Joseph W. and Hon Mai Goodman, the Goodman Book Writing Award recognizes a recent and outstanding book in the field of optics and photonics that has contributed significantly to research, teaching, or the optics and photonics industry.

This award, co-sponsored by SPIE and OSA, is presented on a bi-annual basis (in even-numbered years) to the author(s) of the most influential scientific or technical book on optics published in the preceding six years. The book selected may be entirely new or a new edition of an old book, providing that it contains a significant amount of new material. The book may cover a broad area of optics, or may be intended to serve a narrow sub-specialty, provided that that sub-specialty has substantial impact on the field of optics and photonics. Books that originate or organize knowledge in a new branch of optics, offer a highly definitive review of an established branch of optics, or are unusually well suited for textbooks at the college or graduate level are all excellent candidates. This award is not intended for books that are primarily dedicated to popularizing science.

The influence of a book is judged by the impact it has had on research, teaching, or the optics business. In selecting a winning book, the awards panel may consider such measures of impact as numbers of citations, the degree of adoption for coursework, and number of copies sold, as well as other factors at its discretion.