25 October 2022
Vector Photonics’ CTO wins IET’s Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation Medal
Photonic-crystal surface-emitting laser (PCSEL) firm Vector Photonics Ltd of Glasgow, Scotland, UK says that its chief technology officer Dr Richard Taylor has won the Sir Henry Royce Memorial Foundation Medal at the annual IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Achievement Awards, which aim to recognize and inspire engineering excellence.
The Sir Henry Royce Medal is awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of science, engineering or technology. The award is for Early Career Professionals who have excelled in the workplace within the last three years.
Vector Photonics says that Taylor is recognized globally for his pioneering work in developing all-semiconductor PCSELs, which are claimed to deliver a unique combination of low cost with high speed and power. This technology development led him to co-found Vector Photonics in 2020. The firm is focused on commercializing the technology for fast-growing data communications, metal and plastic printing, LiDAR, and optical sensing markets.
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