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Biographical entry Eggleton, Benjamin J. (Ben) (1970 - )

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Born
6 November 1970
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Ben Eggleton is a leader in integrated nanophotonics and nonlinear optical physics. He has made significant contributions to the fields nonlinear optics, waveguides, soliton physics, fundamentals and applications of slow light, and optical communications technology with applications to ultrafast and ultra-broadband and energy efficient information signal processing. Eggleton has been Director of Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) and the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science at the University of Sydney. In 2018 established the Nano Institute.

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1992
Education - BSc, University of Sydney
1993 - 1996
Career position - Research Assistant, University of Sydney and Optical Fibre Technology Centre
1996
Education - PhD, University of Sydney
1996 - 1998
Career position - Postdoctoral member of technical staff, Bell Laboratories Lucent Technologies, U.S.A.
1998
Award - Adolph Lomb Medal, Optical Society of America
1998 - 2000
Career position - Member of technical staff, Optical Fibre Research Department, Bell Laboratories Lucent Technologies, U.S.A.
1999 - 2000
Career position - Technical Manager, Optical Fibre Research Department, Bell Laboratories Lucent Technologies, U.S.A
2000 - 2001
Career position - Director of Research, Specialty Fiber Devices, Bell Laboratories Lucent Technologies, U.S.A
2000 - 2002
Career position - Director, Photonic Devices Research, Photonic Devices Research Department, Bell Laboratories Lucent Technologies, U.S.A.
2001 - 2012
Award - ARC Federation Fellow
2002 -
Career position - Fellow, Optical Society of America
2003 -
Career position - Professor of Physics, University of Sydney
2003
Award - International Commission on Optics Prize
2003 - 2017
Career position - Founding Director, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), University of Sydney
2004
Award - Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year, Prime Minister's Science Awards
2006 -
Career position - Member of Council, Australian Optical Society
2006 -
Career position - Professor of Physics, University of Sydney
2007
Award - Pawsey Medal, Australian Academy of Science
2007
Award - International Commission on Optics Prize
2007 - 2015
Career position - Fellow, Optical Society of America
2007 - 2015
Career position - Editor-in-Chief, Optics communications
2008
Award - Prize for Excellence in Physics and Astronomy, New South Wales Science Awards
2008
Award - Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year, Prime Minister's Science Awards
2008 - 2010
Career position - Founding Director, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), University of Sydney
2008 - 2010
Career position - President, Australian Optical Society
2009 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
2009 - 2018
Career position - Founding Director, Institute of Photonics and Optical Science, University of Sydney
2010 -
Career position - Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Photonics
2011
Award - Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science, Australian Museum
2011
Award - Walter Boas Medal, Australian Institute of Physics
2013 - 2017
Award - ARC Laureate Fellow
2015 -
Career position - Editor, APL Photonics
2015 - 2017
Career position - Member, Board of Governors, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Photonics
2016 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
2016 -
Career position - Co-Director, New South Wales Smart Sensing Network
2017
Award - Vice-Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research, University of Sydney
2018 -
Career position - Director, Nano Institute, University of Sydney

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