Hugh Lippincott has been a professor at the University of California Santa Barbara since 2019. His research focuses on the direct detection of dark matter, having worked on a variety of experiments and techniques at SNOLAB and elsewhere. Lippincott received his PhD from Yale University for work on liquid argon and neon detectors, including with the MiniCLEAN and DEAP collaborations. He was a Lederman Postdoctoral Fellow at Fermilab working on the COUPP bubble chamber experiments, before becoming a Wilson Fellow at Fermilab as a member of the PICO collaboration. Lippincott joined the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment in 2014, for which he has served in many capacities, including as Spokesperson from 2021-2023.