The Synopsys Optical Solutions Group, invites you to participate in its Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design Competition, which recognizes excellence in optical design projects completed by students.
The competition honors the memory of Bob Hilbert (1941-2008), former President and Chief Executive Officer of ORA. Bob was a dynamic and respected leader who was actively involved in all aspects of ORA business, from shaping important CODE V and LightTools software features to supporting key optical design and engineering initiatives. Bob had served ORA since 1975, and was deeply committed throughout his career to fostering technical innovation in optics, enabling customer success, mentoring staff, and supporting optics education. He received B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Optics from the University of Rochester, was an SPIE Fellow, and held seven U.S. Patents in the field of optics.
To participate, students can enter an optical design class assignment or thesis work that uses CODE V or LightTools. Awards totalling $4,000 will be granted. The entry deadline is June 15, 2017. Winners will be announced in August.
To be eligible, you must:
All entries completed and turned in to your professor during the current school year are eligible.
You can download a PDF version of our entry form that can be viewed, filled in, and printed using Acrobat Reader. If you don't have a copy of Acrobat Reader, go to the Adobe Web site, where you can download it for free.
Synopsys' Optical Solutions Group is one of the world's leading developers of optical design and analysis tools, with CODE V imaging design software, LightTools illumination design software, LucidShape products for automotive lighting design, and RSoft products for photonic device and optical communication system design. The group is also an independent supplier of optical systems design services, with more than 4,800 completed projects in imaging, illumination and optical systems engineering.