Prof. John Marsh
IEEE Photonics Society, UK
John Marsh is Professor of Optoelectronic Systems at the University of Glasgow and Chief Technical Officer and Board Director of Intense Ltd, a company he co-founded in 2000. He has extensive experience of operating in academic and high-technology industrial environments, coupled with an excellent understanding of spinning out IP and creating commercial value from an academic base. His experience of semiconductor laser technology ranges from epitaxial growth through to the design and development of integrated laser modules for applications including advanced printing and imaging. His work has included research into the fundamental electrical and optical properties of semiconductors, development of novel optoelectronic devices, processes for creating photonic integrated circuits, integrated mode-locked lasers for ultra-short pulse generation, and development and manufacturing of high-power laser array products. Prof Marsh is a graduate of the Universities of Cambridge, Liverpool and Sheffield. He moved to the University of Glasgow in 1986, where he established an internationally leading research group addressing linear and nonlinear integrated optoelectronic systems. In particular he developed new integration technologies for photonic integrated circuits based on quantum well devices and quantum well intermixing. He has published or presented around 450 papers (ncluding more than 60 invited) in international journals and conferences. He holds 13 granted patents. He is President of the IEEE Photonics Society (formerly known as LEOS) in 2008 and 2009. From 1999 - 2005 he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Society, serving as a Vice-President on two occasions and one term as an elected member. He has been a member of Executive Committee of the IET's Photonics Professional Network since 2001. He was awarded the 2006 IEEE/LEOS Engineering Achievement Award with Professor Catrina Bryce 'for extensive development and commercialization of quantum well intermixing for photonic devices'. He was also awarded the 2006 IEEE/LEOS Distinguished Service Award for major contributions to LEOS governance and for leadership in promoting the development of LEOS as a global society. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society of Edinburgh, IEEE, IET, Institute of Physics and Royal Society of Arts.