Being an Industry Visionary and Thought Leader…

Lightspeed Readers,

Today, we have exciting news to share regarding our very own Dr. Simon Poole, a true industry visionary and thought leader. Before we share the news, let’s summarize Simon’s illustrious career to date:

An outstanding researcher and entrepreneur for over 30 years in the field of photonics. His achievements cover both research as well as successful commercialisation of advanced technology on an international scale. He led the establishment of an export-competitive photonics industry in Australia, with significant contributions in R&D leadership, innovative commercialisation and capital raising. Simon’s achievements have been widely recognised including the Clunies Ross Award, the Pearcey Medal, and Engineers Australia NSW Division Entrepreneur of the Year and he was made a Fellow of the IEEE in 2001 for his contributions to the development of erbium-doped fiber amplifiers and fiber lasers.

Adding to these numerous accomplishments, we are pleased to announce Simon’s appointment as a Fellow of the prestigious Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. In addition, he has been elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Photonics Society for a full term.

Congratulations, Simon. We are very proud of you and your ever-growing list of contributions.

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