Mordechai (Moti) Segev

Distinguished Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering I Technion (Israel Institute of Technology)

Since 2019, Moti Segev has been the Robert J. Shillman Distinguished Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering at the Technion, Israel’s equivalent of MIT and one of the top 100 universities in the world.

He is an expert in quantum computing and laser technology research, with a particular interest in photonics, solitons, lasers, and quantum optics. He is also currently fascinated with the potential of AI and whether it can be used for making scientific discoveries.

He has won many international awards for his scientific research and is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Science (USA) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).

In 2014 he won The Israel Prize for his research in chemistry and physics. This award, bestowed by the State of Israel, is regarded as the state’s highest cultural honour. In 2019 he has won The EMET Prize for Exact Sciences, an Israeli prize awarded annually for excellence in academic and professional achievements that have far-reaching influence and make a significant contribution to society.

Above all his achievements, he takes great pride in the success of his graduate and post doctorate students, of which 23 are currently professors in the USA, Germany, Taiwan, Croatia, Italy, India, China and Israel, and many hold senior R&D positions in the industry.

An alumnus of the Technion, Segev received his Bachelor of Science in 1985 and PhD in 1990 followed by post-doctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology. In 1994 he joined Princeton as Assistant Professor, becoming Associate Professor in 1997 and Professor in 1999.