Professor Alwyn Seeds receives IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award

Congratulations to Professor Alwyn Seeds on being awarded the IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award for pioneering developments in microwave photonic devices and systems, leading to successful commercialization of wireless-over-fiber for 5G+ cellular communication.

Alwyn is currently Professor of Opto-electronics, Head of the Photonics Group at UCL, Principal Investigator (PI) for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Connected Electronic and Photonic Systems (CEPS CDT) and Director of the EPSRC National Dark Fibre Facility. He has published more than 500 papers on microwave and opto-electronic devices and their systems applications, of which some 100 have been invited.

Professor Seeds is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (UK), an IEEE Life Fellow (USA) and has served as Vice-President for Technical Affairs of the IEEE Photonics Society (USA). He co-founded Zinwave, a manufacturer of wireless over fibre systems, now a unit of Wilson Electronics LLC. There are now over 850 Zinwave systems installed in 26 countries worldwide. Alwyn Seeds was awarded the Gabor Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics in 2012 and the Distinguished Educator Award of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society in 2018.

About the award:

About Prof Alwyn Seeds:

Published: July 2023