Barack Obama names Indian-American Rangaswamy Srinivasan for National Medal of Technology and Innovation.
Indian-American Rangaswamy Srinivasan, a renowned inventor at IBM, has been nominated by the US President Barack Obama for the prestigious National Medal of Technology for Innovation. Rangaswamy Srinivasan and his colleague James J. Wynne and Samuel Blum were recognized with this medal for designing, developing, and implementing laser technology that improves people’s health, including LASIK eye surgery.
Along with Srinivasan, Obama named 12 eminent researchers as recipients of the National Medal of Science and 10 extraordinary inventors as recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors.
The recipients will receive their awards at a White House ceremony in early 2013.