Thursday, August 11, 2022

The University of Iowa John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (Iowa JPEC) will honor  Profs. John Prineas and Fatima Toor as Iowa Innovators of the Year at its Innovation and Entrepreneurship Honors event on Sept. 9 at 4:30 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum in Iowa City.

John Prineas
Fatima Toor

Prineas is president and chief technology officer of Firefly Photonics; Toor is vice president and chief operating officer of the Coralville, IA LLC, which specializes in research and development of mid- and long-wave infrared LEDs and lasers and integrating them into sensors, projectors and medical devices.

University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research honored Prineas and Toor with the Research and Innovation Excellence Faculty/Staff Startup of the Year Award in 2019.