Posts tagged: Simon Poole

Congratulations Dr. Poole

Finisar would like to congratulate Dr. Simon Poole for being awarded the title of Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia. Dr. Poole was honored for his distinguished service to science in the field of photonics research and development, as an academic, and to the telecommunications industry.

The Order of Australia was established in February 1975 to recognize Australian citizens for achievement or meritorious service.

Next Stop: The Land of Down Under

In one week, you can catch Finisar’s Simon Poole as a plenary speaker at the Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT) – set to occur November 30 – December 3 in Adelaide, South Australia. The session will take place at The University of Adelaide on Tuesday, December 1st at 9:35a.m. ACDT. Simon will share his thoughts on what the future holds for photonics-based technologies, the lessons to be learned from the technological and economic changes over the past couple of decades and engage in some crystal-ball gazing about what might happen over the next 10 years. Simon has been a regular presenter at conferences around the world over the past two decades and this presentation will be 22 years, almost to the day, since Simon’s first ACOFT paper when, as a newly-minted PhD, he gave an invited paper on Rare-earth doped fibres and EDFAs at ACOFT’87 in the wonderfully-named Surfers Paradise. Check back on “Out of His Depth” (coming soon) to hear more from Adelaide.