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Prof Polina Bayvel receives prestigious IEEE Photonics Society Award

ONG head Prof Polina Bayvel has been given the IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award 2013

This prestigious award, which recognizes an exceptional engineering contribution having a significant impact on the development of laser or electro-optic technology, has been awarded to Prof Bayvel for "seminal advances in optical networks, including efficient wavelength routing architectures and electronic DSP algorithms to mitigate data degrading effects".

Prof Bayvel said: "This is both exciting and humbling. And poignant in receiving this award almost on the 20th anniversary of being awarded a Royal Society URF at UCL to start the Optical Networks Group. The Royal Society supported me for 15 out of these 20 years, first through the URF and then with a Wolfson Merit Award, thank you! Hugely grateful for the endorsement of colleagues within IEEE Photonics Society, and, most importantly, to my exceptional colleagues and students with whom I have been so fortunate to work".