Prof. Michal Lipson received the 2017 R. W. Wood Prize

March 15, 2017

Michal Lipson, Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering and head of the Lipson Nanophotonics Group, has been selected for the 2017 R. W. Wood Prize from The Optical Society (OSA) for her "pioneering research contributions in silicon photonics." The award recognizes an outstanding discovery, scientific or technical achievement, or invention in the field of optics that opens a new area of research or significantly expands an established one. Lipson, a 2010 MacArthur Fellow, has invented several of the critical building blocks in the field of silicon photonics, which integrates optical micro-components into electronics to increase computing speed and capacity.