Mordechai (Moti) Segev
Moti Segev is the Robert J. Shillman Distinguished Professor of Physics at Technion–
Israel Institute of Technology. After receiving his PhD from the Technion, he did a
postdoc at Caltech, and then taught at Princeton for several years. Subsequently, he
returned to Israel and the Technion, where he was appointed Distinguished Professor in
Moti’s interests are mainly in nonlinear optics, photonics, solitons, sub-wavelength
imaging, lasers, quantum simulators and quantum electronics, although he finds
entertainment in more demanding fields such as basketball and hiking. He has won
numerous international and national awards. He was elected to the Israel Academy of
Sciences and Humanities, and to the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. In 2014
Moti Segev won the Israel Prize in Physics, the highest honor for an Israeli scientist.
He takes pride in the success of his graduate students and postdocs. Currently, 19 of them
are professors in the USA, Germany, Taiwan, Croatia, Italy, India and Israel. Many of his
students hold senior R&D positions in industry.