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Kari Clark


Kari Clark was born and educated in Kent, UK. He graduated from the University of Warwick with a BSc MPhys degree in Physics in 2013, with 1st class honours. Seeking to transition into Electronic Engineering, he completed two industrial internships in 2014, the first of these based at Aeristech Limited, an automotive research and development company, and the second at JF Machines Limited, an industrial inkjet label printer manufacturer. 

He joined the Optical Networks Group as an MPhil/PhD student in October 2014, with funding from Inphi Corporation, a high speed analogue semiconductors company.  He is currently exploring the application of time and frequency synchronisation to rack and data center scale optically switched networks, under the supervision of Dr Philip Watts.


Research Interests

  • Synchronisation in optically switched rack-scale and data centre networks
  • Multi-gigabit serial transceivers

Project Title

Source Synchronous Protocols for Future Low Energy and Latency Integrated Photonic Transceivers


Dr Philip Watts


Kari is funded by Inphi Corporation.