18 July 2017
IQE’s founder & CEO receives Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff University
Dr Drew Nelson, founder & CEO of epiwafer foundry and substrate maker IQE plc of Cardiff, Wales, UK, has received an Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff University at its annual degree ceremonies.
Nelson has worked closely with Cardiff University for over 30 years and has recently played a significant role in shaping one of the university’s key innovation ventures – the Institute for Compound Semiconductors (ICS), based at Cardiff University's Innovation Campus.
Throughout his career, Nelson has been actively involved in government and industry advisory groups, and in 2001 was awarded an OBE for services to the electronics industry.
“It’s a great privilege to accept this award, not only on my behalf but on behalf of everybody who has supported me over the years,” ccommented Nelson.