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Biographical entry Tucker, Rodney Stuart (1948 - )


14 March 1948
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Electrical engineer


Rodney Stuart Tucker has been Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Melbourne since 1990 and Director of the Photonics Research Laboratory there and Director, Melbourne, Australian Photonics Cooperative Research Centre. His research interests include photonics, optoelectronics, and telecommunications.


Born Melbourne, 14 March 1948. Educated University of Melbourne (BE (electrical engineering) (hons) 1970, PhD 1975). Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, University of Melbourne 1973-75; Visiting Harkness Research Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley 1975-76; Visiting Harkness Research Fellow, School of Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, NY 1976-77; Principal Research Scientist, Allen Clark Research Centre, Plessey Research (Caswell), Northants, UK 1977-78; Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland 1978-82; member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Crawford Hill Laboratory, Holmdel, NJ 1982-90; Professor of Electrical Engineering (Head 1990-92, 1996), Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Director, Photonics Research Laboratory, University of Melbourne 1990- ; Director, Melbourne, Australian Photonics Cooperative Research Centre 1990- . Harkness Fellowship, Commonwealth Fund of New York 1975; Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering 1993; IEEE Lasers and Electrooptics Society, Distinguished Lecturer Award 1995-96; M.A. Sargent Medal, IEAust 1995; Australia Prize 1997; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1998; Fellow, Institution of Engineers Australia; Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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