Professor Will Stewart is a visiting professor at the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton and co-investigator on major projects on ultrafast fibre communications and Silicon Photonics, among other things. He is a trustee of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and chairs its Communications Policy Panel and Prestige Lectures committee.
Professor Stewart has wide interests in technologies from communications to biosensing. He was educated at Imperial College London, and his personal interests include optical fibre communications and optoelectronics, nanophotonics, microstructured photonic materials (photonic crystals), optical slow-wave structures, nanomechanical systems, inkjet printing of glasses, and the application of various optical, semiconductor and acoustic technologies to medicine, particle physics and industrial processes.
Professor Stewart has authored more than 64 conference and journal papers, including many invited papers, and 48 patents. He is a past member of the editorial advisory board for the journal Science, on the advisory board of Antenova, Ofcom’s Spectrum Advisory Board, the European Conference on Optical Communication management committee, and many others. He was previously the Chief Scientist at Marconi.