Michal Lipson and Christine Hendon Win Multiple Honors and Awards

EE Professors Lipson and Hendon have received a number of awards and honors this fall.

Prof. Michal Lipson Receives Honors

Michal Lipson, Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Applied Physics, has been honored by two organizations.

  • She has been selected by the Optical Society (OSA) to serve as the society’s 2021 Vice President. Her four-year commitment to OSA’s Board of Directors consists of serving one year as vice president in 2021, followed by one year as president-elect in 2022, president in 2023, and past president in 2024.
  • In November, Lipson will also virtually receive the Erna Hamburger Prize, an award given by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne—Women in Science and Humanities Foundation to "the most influential woman in science" that year.

Prof. Christine Hendon Receives Honors

Christine Hendon was elected by the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) to its College of Fellows, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to medical and biological engineers.

  • Christine Hendon, an associate professor of electrical engineering, was cited for “developing optical imaging, spectroscopy, and processing tools for real time tracking and guidance of cardiac ablation therapy.”
  • Hendon was also elected as a fellow to The Optical Society for her contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics.


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