Prof. Michal Lipson

Erna Hamburger Prize Winner 2020

Michal Lipson is an American scientist. She is mostly known and recognized for her brilliant work on silicon photonics. In 2004, she published the first paper on slot waveguides, which got cited over 1600 times.

Lipson pioneered crucial elementary units in her field which is now considered one of the most promising directions in microelectronics. Her work led to the explosion of silicon photonics research and development, with the number of publications in that area being now over 50 000 per year.

She received multiple awards including the IEEE Photonics Award, the NAS Comstock Prize in Physics, the Optical's Society's R.W. Wood Prize and numerous honors and fellowships.


Lipson's work has been cited in some of the best science journals such as Nature, Nature Photonics, Nature Physics, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters and many others. She is currently the Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Applied Physics at Columbia University, as well as a member of the National Academy of Science. 


The Erna Hamburger Award ceremony will be held online this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It will take place on November 16th, 2020.


Prof. Michal Lipson will hold her presentation in a video that will be available here around 17:00.

Reminders will be set on our social media.

We hope to see you on November 16th!