Prestigious RAEng Fellowship awarded to UNLOC researcher

29 April, 2016

Domanic Lavery, a senior research associate with UNLOC has been awarded a 5-year Research Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Designed to provide support for high-quality engineers on their path to successful academic research careers, the fellowship will help Dom to continue to develop novel DSP algorithms that simplify tranceiver systems in optical networks thus expanding their capacity while reducing their cost and energy consumption. The quota restriction on applications per institution meant that Domanic was one of only 3 junior researchers  nominated to apply for the RAEng Fellowship by University College London. In a long selection process involving two review stages and an interview, the Royal Academy of Engineering awarded a total of seven fellowships to Domanic and six other "outstanding early-career engineering researchers". 

I'm absolutely delighted to have been selected to hold one of the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering's research fellowships. The 5 years of continuous funding this fellowship offers, combined with the exceptional support of UCL and the Royal Academy of Engineering, has given me the opportunity to pursue new and exciting avenues of research.I feel that I am now one step closer to realising my long-held ambition of a career in science and academia. - said Domanic Lavery after the RAeng announced this year's awardees.

The Royal Academy of Engineering offers up to seven of these highly prestigious Research Fellowships annually. The primary goal of the fellowships is to promote excellence in engineering by providing support for early-career high-quality engineers to become future research leaders. A list of current and recent awards can be found here. This year,  the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at UCL celebrates one more fellowship awarded to Sabine Hatch from the Photonics Group. 

Image: Domanic Lavery at the 2014 Big Bang Science Fair in London teaching young students the basic principles of optical communications.