- A poster competition was held at the same time to encourage exposure of novel research on photonics, as well as networking among presenters and audiences.
Two students from University of Manchester and University of Southampton, respectively, had won the poster awards. Prizes were presented by Professor Sir David Payne, and conference chair, Dr Callum Littlejohns. Posters were judged by committee member Dr Richard Pitwon.
The best presented poster prize was won by Osamah Alsalman, University of Manchester
The Highest Technical Merit Poster Prize was won by Xingshi Yu, University of Southampton
Deputy Director of the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre and Director of CORNERSTONE, Professor Graham Reed, has been voted winner of the PIC Individual Contributor Award by industry peers and influencers at this year’s silicon photonics PIC International Conference in Brussels.
The PIC Awards are dedicated to celebrating leading lights in the industry and highlight key achievements in advancing photonic integration through platform development, manufacturing, design, packaging and device characterisation. You can read more in the PIC magazine article.
With nominations and voting taking place online, the formal presentation was made at the PIC International Conference 2019 networking dinner on 26 March.
On learning of his award, Professor Reed said: "I'm delighted and honoured to receive this PIC Award, especially because it was voted for by the Silicon Photonics industry and given the vibrant and buoyant field in which we all work, with so much talent around. It's a testament to the great job the CORNERSTONE team have done at Southampton".
Graham was one of three candidates shortlisted in the Individual Contributor category, which included Peter O’Brien from the Tyndall National Institute and Peter De Dobbelaere from Luxtera.
CORNERSTONE is the silicon photonics fabrication capability led by the University of Southampton and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It provides regular access to multi-project wafer batches for both active and passive silicon photonics devices at competitive prices for industry and free of charge for UK academia (until September 2019). CORNERSTONE exhibited and presented at this year’s PIC International Conference which ran from 26- 27 March 2019.
T. Verolet, A. Gallet, X. Pommarède, J. Decobert, D. Make, J-G. Provost, M. Fournier, C. Jany, S. Olivier, A. Shen, G-H. Duan, ““Hybrid III-V on Silicon Fast and Widely Tunable Laser Based on Rings Resonators with PIN Junctions”, Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP), Hangzhou, China, October 26-29, 2018.
The above conference paper was presented by a PhD student from III-V Labs, Mr T Verolet, and he was awarded the Best Student Paper Prize at the major international conference “Asia Communications and Photonics conference (ACP). His presentation is captured in the photograph in Figure 1.
Figure 1. Presentation of Best Student Pareper Award, ACP, 2018.
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