History of Bernard M. Gordon and the Gordon Prize

Considered the “father of analog to digital conversion” for his inventions and contributions to signal translation, medical tomography and other high-precision instrumentation, Bernard M. Gordon has more than 200 patents worldwide. Mr. Gordon is a founder of NeuroLogica Corporation, a neuroscience-based medical imaging company in Danvers, MA that focuses on conceiving, developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced medical imaging equipment. He founded Analogic Corporation and retired as Chairman of the Board. Prior to Analogic, he was the President and co-founder of Epsco, Incorporated.

In 1986, he received the National Medal of Technology from President Reagan, and in 1991, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Mr. Gordon has been the recipient of several honorary engineering doctoral degrees.

 

Bernard M. Gordon Prize

Presented annually during National Engineers Week in February, the Gordon Prize carries a cash award of $500,000, half granted to the recipient and the remainder granted to the recipient's institution to support the continued development, refinement, and dissemination of the recognized innovation.

The recipient will present a public lecture during the NAE’s Annual Meeting in October following the presentation of the prize. Within one year after the receipt of the prize, the recipient will submit a report to the NAE concerning use of the grant portion of the prize.

The prize will be awarded to an individual or small group of individuals contributing to the same innovation. All recipients must be United States citizens or permanent residents of the United States who currently are and have been substantially engaged in their engineering and scholastic work in institutions within the United States. Only living persons may be selected to receive the prize.