Professor John Marsh appointed president of LEOS

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Professor John H Marsh, co-founder and CTO of Intense, has been appointed president elect of IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS). He will serve from 1 January to the 31 December 2007, succeeding Alan Willner of the University of Southern California.

Professor Marsh was a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE/LEOS from 1999 to 2005, and has served two terms as vice president. Professor Marsh also holds the post of Professor of Optoelectronic Systems in the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering at the University of Glasgow, where he established an internationally renowned research group that works with linear and nonlinear integrated optoelectronic systems.

Professor Marsh recently received the 2006 IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society's (LEOS) Engineering Achievement Award for his work on Quantum Well Intermixing, a process that allows the properties of a semiconductor Quantum Well structure to be modified.

‘The focus of the LEOS organisation is to serve the laser, optoelectronics, and photonics community, providing opportunities for information exchange and advocating within the broader scientific and technical community,’ stated Professor John Marsh. ‘It is critical that we continue to actively support innovation and provide the needed resources that will encourage dialogue and ensure professional growth. The field of quantum electronics is experiencing phenomenal change as new applications appear in a broad range of arenas, from commercial imaging to military defence.’