Michal Lipson

Eugene Higgins Professor in Electrical Engineering and Professor of Applied Physics

Electrical Engineering
1300 Mudd
Mail Code: 4712
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 1-212-854-3105
Email: ml3745@columbia.edu

Research Interests

Silicon photonics, inventor of GHz silicon modulator, novel on-chip nanophotonics devices, novel micron-size photonic structures for light manipulation, light confining structures to slow down, enhance, and manipulate light


Prof. Michal Lipson is the Eugene Higgins Professor 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 elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences. She was also awarded the NAS Comstock Prize in Physics, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Blavatnik Award, the Optical Society’s R. W. Wood Prize, the IEEE Photonics Award, and has received an honorary degree from Trinity College, University of Dublin. Since 2014 every year she has been named by Thomson Reuters as a top 1% highly cited researcher in the field of Physics.

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