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Prof Ben Eggleton elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering



16 November 2009

Professor Ben Eggleton, Research Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) in the School of Physics, has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

Professor Ben Eggleton receiving his Fellowship certificate from the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering at a ceremony held in Brisbane on 15 November 2009. Photo: ATSE.
Professor Ben Eggleton receiving his Fellowship certificate from the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering at a ceremony held in Brisbane on 15 November 2009. Photo: ATSE.

Announced in Brisbane on 15 November 2009 at the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering's Annual General Meeting, Professor Eggleton's election as a Fellow of the prestigious Academy honours his internationally recognised contributions to photonics both in university and industrial settings.

"It's an honour to be elected as a Fellow of ATSE. It's an important recognition of the photonics research we do in CUDOS and at the University of Sydney's Institute of Photonics and Optical Science and the significant potential applications our research has in next generation optical communication systems.

"This award also recognises my industrial contributions, both at Bell Laboratories in the US and in Australia in the context of highly successful industry linkage projects," said Professor Eggleton.

Still only in his 30s, Professor Eggleton has been named by ATSE as one of Australia's most respected younger scientists.

His election as a Fellow of ATSE places Professor Eggleton in an elite group of 28 leaders in technological science, engineering and innovation from Australia and overseas elected in 2009 as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

Fellows of the Academy are elected each year on the basis of their achievement in the application of science, technology and engineering to Australian life.

Other prominent figures elected in 2009 include Dr Adi Paterson FTSE, CEO, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Sydney; Professor Margaret Shiel FTSE, CEO, Australian Research Council, Canberra; Dr Rowan Gilmore FTSE, CEO, Australian Institute for Commercialisation, Brisbane; Professor Lyn Beazley FTSE, Chief Scientist of Western Australia; and Mr Anthony Barry FTSE, Chief Executive Asia Pacific, Aurecon, based in Melbourne.

See the full list of newly elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering at: www.atse.org.au/index.php?sectionid=1355


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