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“2010 MacArthur Fellow”

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the 2010 MacArthur Fellows today including our very own Michal Lipson from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University.

"[Michal] Lipson has emerged as a leader, despite relatively modest resources, in designing optical and hybrid opto-electronic devices with silicon-based fabrication methods." ... "Lipson's elegant solutions to a variety of theoretical and engineering challenges in silicon photonics are paving the way for the future development of practical and powerful optical computing devices." - Source:

Lipson is an Associate Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University, Ithaca NY. Prior to this appointment, she was a postdoctoral associate at the Department of Material Science and Engineering at MIT, following her Ph.D. in Physics at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on novel on-chip Nanophotonics devices.

23 New MacArthur Fellows Announced

- September 28, 2010

(Chicago, IL) - The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today named 23 new MacArthur Fellows for 2010. ...

"This group of Fellows, along with the more than 800 who have come before, reflects the tremendous breadth of creativity among us," said MacArthur President Robert Gallucci. "They are explorers and risk takers, contributing to their fields and to society in innovative, impactful ways. They provide us all with inspiration and hope for the future." ...

"There is something palpable about these new MacArthur Fellows, about their character as explorers and pioneers at the cutting edge. These are women and men improving, protecting, and making our world a better place for us all. This program was designed for such people - designed to provide an extra measure of freedom, visibility, and opportunity," said Daniel J. Socolow, Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program.


About the Fellows Program

The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted fellowships to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. There are three criteria for selection of Fellows: exceptional creativity, promise for important future advances based on a track record of significant accomplishment, and potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work.

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