Next generation silicon photonics
Data: 18/06/2020 - 16h00
Profa. Michal Lipson - Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Applied Physics at Columbia University - USA Data: 18/06/2020 - 16h00
Abstract: We are now experiencing a revolution in optical technologies: in the past the state of the art in the field of photonics transitioned from individual miniaturized optical devices to massive optical circuits on a microelectronic chip that can be modified on demand. This revolution is ongoing –new materials and technologies are emerging to control the flow of light in unprecedented ways and it is opening the door to applications that only a decade ago were unimaginable.
Short bio: Prof. Michal Lipson is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Applied Physics at Columbia University. She completed her B.S., MS and Ph.D. degrees in Physics at the Technion in 1998 and a Postdoctoral work at MIT in 2001
Lipson pioneered the field of Silicon Photonics, which today is recognized as critical for scaling computing. and is the inventor of over 30 issued patents in this area. She is 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. Since 2014 every year she has been named by Thomson Reuters as a top 1% highly cited researcher in the field of Physics.