Research award for excellence in light-enabled technology announced by DCU
14 February 2018
DCU President’s Awards for Research presented to three individuals who have made outstanding contributions to research including in the area of light enabled technologies
L-R: DCU president Prof Brian MacCraith; Dr Eoin O'Malley; Dr Paolo Rivetti; Prof Liam Barry, School of Electronic Engineering; Prof Greg Hughes
The President’s Awards for Research were presented to three individuals who have made outstanding contributions to research in the areas of light enabled technologies, international relations and public policy.
Professor Liam Barry, of the School of Electronic Engineering, was acknowledged for his findings in the area of optical communications and photonics (light-enabled technologies).
Optical communications form the backbone of the internet which has revolutionised how people work, study and interact.
Prof Barry is regarded as an international leader in his field and in particular in the areas of laser development to allow for data transfer and fibre optic frequency combs; lasers which support high speed data channels.
He is currently a professor in the School of Electronic Engineering and a principal investigator in photonic systems at the SFI funded Centre (IPIC); Irish Photonic Integration Centre.
Professor Liam Barry and Dr Paola Rivetti and Dr Eoin O’Malley of the School of Law and Government were all honoured for the significant impact of their research work.http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2018/02/14/research-award-excellence-light-enabled-technology-dcu/http://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/a-dcu1-1024x683.jpghttp://www.engineersjournal.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/a-dcu1-300x300.jpgNewsawards,DCU,research