KNI Distinguished Seminar

Tuesday May 28, 2019 3:00 PM


Speaker: Michal Lipson, Department of Electrical Engineering, Columbia University
Location: Noyes 153 (J. Holmes Sturdivant Lecture Hall)

Michal Lipson, Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, will present a talk at the next KNI Distinguished Seminar on Tuesday, May 28th at 3 pm in 153 Noyes.

More information willl be available in the coming weeks.


Michal Lipson is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. Her research focus is on Nanophotonics and includes the investigation of novel phenomena, as well as the development of novel devices and applications. Lipson pioneered critical building blocks in the field of Silicon Photonics, which today is recognized as one of the most promising directions for solving the major bottlenecks in microelectronics. She is the inventor of over 30 issued patents and has co-authored more than 200 scientific publications. In recognition of her work in silicon photonics she was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship, the Blavatnik Award, and the Optical Society's R. W. Wood Prize. She was recently named the recipient of the 2019 IEEE Photonics Award. In 2018 an honorary degree from Trinity College, University of Dublin was conferred upon her. Since 2014 she has been named by Thomson Reuters as a top 1% highly cited researcher in the field of Physics.

The KNI Distinguished Seminar Series is a new monthly series hosted by The Kavli Nanoscience Institute where eminent scientists and thinkers with strong yet varied backgrounds in nanoscience and nanotechnology share their expertise with the Caltech community. Seminars consist of a one-hour presentation, followed by a Q&A and light reception. The scopes of presentations may range from: recent outstanding scientific highlights/technological advancements, to innovative early-stage research developments, to broader cross-disciplinary topics that are relevant to nanoscience. Each seminar will be recorded and made available to the public via the KNI's YouTube page.

Series KNI Distinguished Seminar Series

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