NUtech Award: John Woollam
NUtech Ventures presents the Dr. Prem S. Paul Innovator of the Year award to John Woollam. Woollam, an internationally known expert in ellipsometry and a member of the faculty since 1979, is also is founder and president of the J.A. Woollam Co., a university spin-off that has emerged as a worldwide leader in the production of spectroscopic ellipsometry instrumentation. Spectroscopic ellipsometry is a process that uses reflected polarized light to detect properties of materials and make precise measurements of films that are only an atom or two thick. Dr. Woollam holds numerous patents, many co-owned by J.A. Woollam Co. and University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is a Fellow in the National Academy of Inventors.
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