• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    Reseach interests

    My research interests include high speed, optical fibre communication systems, optical devices and sub-systems, and enabling technologies for future, extreme ultra-wideband optical networks.  I am a former Royal Society Industry Fellow & and former EPSRC Manufacturing Fellow, and presently hold the EFFECT Photonics / Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Highly Integrated Coherent optical fiber Communications.


    Since returning to Aston I developed new courses for our Applied Physics degree in (i) Electromagnetism (EE2EMG) and (ii) “Mathematical Methods II” (AP2MM2) (aka Computational Physics), and served as Programme Director for Applied Physics.  I have also delivered final year courses in Digital Transmission (EE3DTR) and “Digital Communications and Information Theory” (EE4DCI).


    • 2021 - 2026 EFFECT Photonics / Royal Academy Chair in Highly Integrated Coherent optical fibre Communications
    • 2014 - 2021, Senior Lecturer then Reader the Professor, Aston University
    • 2010 - 2014, Director Technology and Systems, Oclaro
    • 2003 - 2010, Photonics Modelling Manager, Marconi / Ericsson
    • 2000 - 2003, Development Director, Marconi Solstis
    • 1996 - 2001, Lecturer then Reader in Electronic Engineering, Aston University
    • 1995 - 1995, Visiting Researcher, University of Arizona
    • 1992 - 1995, Research Fellow, Aston University
    • 1989 - 1992, Research Associate, Heriot-Watt University


    Contact Details

    Room:  NW707B
    Phone:  0121 204 5336 
    Email:  [email protected]


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