ORC Seminar Series

"High Power Fibre Integrated Supercontinuum Sources – What’s new!"

Speaker biography: Professor J.R. Taylor

Roy Taylor was born in Carrickfergus, N. Ireland in 1949. He obtained a BSc (1stHons) in physics from the Queen’s University of Belfast and commenced his research career at the Queen’s University in 1971.

In 1973 he transferred to the Optics Section at Imperial College and obtained his PhD in 1974. After spending two years at the Technical University in Munich he returned to Imperial College in 1977 as a research assistant.

 He established the Femtosecond Optics Group at Imperial College in 1986 and over his career has published more than 350 papers and co-authored over 370 conference presentations. His work and contributions in various aspects of laser research, photonics, optical fibres and non linear optics has been recognised by the Carl Zeiss Research Award, by the Institute of Physics Thomas Young Medal and also by the Imperial College Research Excellence Award. He is currently a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder.

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