Moti Segev is the Robert J. Shillman Distinguished Professor of Physics at the Technion. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Technion in 1985 and 1990. After his postdoc at Caltech, he joined Princeton as an assistant professor in 1994, becoming associate professor in 1997 and professor in 1999. Subsequently, Prof. Segev went back to Israel, and in 2009 was appointed as Distinguished Professor.

Prof. Segev’s interests are mainly in nonlinear optics, photonics, solitons, sub-wavelength imaging, lasers, quantum simulators, and quantum electronics. He has won numerous international awards, among them the 2007 Quantum Electronics Prize of the European Physics Society, the 2009 Max Born Award of the Optical Society of America, and the 2014 Arthur Schawlow Prize of the American Physical Society, which are the highest professional awards of the three scientific societies. In 2011, he was elected to the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, and in 2015 he was elected to the National Academy of Science (NAS) of the United States of America. In 2014, Prof. Segev won the Israel Prize in Physics and Chemistry, the highest honor in Israel, and in 2019 he won the EMET Prize, awarded for excellence in academic and professional achievements that have far-reaching influence and significant contributions to society.

However, above all his personal achievements, he takes pride in the success of his graduate students and postdocs, which include 21 professors in the USA, Germany, Taiwan, Croatia, Italy, India, and Israel, and many holding senior R&D positions in industry.

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