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Two New RAEng Fellowships Awarded

Dr Domaniç Lavery and Dr Sabina Hatch

Many congratulations to Dr Domaniç Lavery and Dr Sabina Hatch who have just been awarded 5 year RAEng Fellowships. The Department was awarded 1/4 of all the post-doctoral research Fellowships awarded by RAEng this year.

Dr Domaniç Lavery from the UCL EEE Optical Networks Group said:

domprof2.jpg"I'm absolutely delighted to have been selected to hold one of the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering's research fellowships. The 5 years of continuous funding this fellowship offers, combined with the exceptional support of UCL and the Royal Academy of Engineering, has given me the opportunity to pursue new and exciting avenues of research.I feel that I am now one step closer to realising my long-held ambition of a career in science and academia.

In this fellowship, I will be designing digital signal processing (DSP) algorithms which enable simplifications of optical transceivers; ultimately reducing cost and power requirements. The goal is to do this without sacrificing performance, by tailoring the DSP to the specific characteristics of different optical networks."

Dr Sabina Hatch from the UCL EEE Photonics Group said:

Sabina_Profile.jpg"This fellowship provides an incredible opportunity to establish myself as an independent researcher. This was my second attempt at the RAEng fellowship, and I need to thank the EEE Department and the Engineering Faculty for their invaluable support and constructive criticism that enabled me to succeed this time around. I am overjoyed to know that I have been chosen out of the many engineers across the UK to pursue my research ideas. My research will focus on the fabrication of flexible high-efficiency, low-cost solar cells by implementing III-V nanowires on flexible silicon substrates. The aim is to provide people with an affordable, portable, renewable energy source that can satisfy our growing demand for energy on the move. This research also stands to benefit those in remote and hostile locations for e.g. in developing countries as well as the defence sector."

Professor Seeds, Head of Department said:

"This is a fantastic result, a great achievement."