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“Provost Award for Distinguished Scholarship”

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cornell recognizes Michal Lipson who recently received the Provost Award for Distinguished Scholarship for research in the field of silicon photonics.

In a letter from Provost Kent Fuchs, The Provost Award for Distinguished Scholarship is "given to recognize distinguished research by outstanding tenured faculty early in their careers. It is an opportunity for the university to recognize its talented researchers". In Professor Lipson’s case,"the award was granted for her research in the field of silicon photonics which develops technology for manipulating light signals on a microelectronics chip for future low power consumption".

Michal joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University in 2001 as an Assistant Professor. Her research at Cornell involves novel on-chip Nanophotonic devices. She was the recipient of the NSF CAREER award in 2004, is the inventor of 8 patents on novel micron-size photonic structures for light manipulation and is the author of over 40 papers in the major research journals in physics and optics. She is currently a topical editor of Optics Letters.

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