UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering


25 years of the Optical Networks Group

10 October 2019

ONG recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with a wonderful 2-day workshop entitled 'Optical Networks – the next 25 years' on 19-20 September 2019.

ONG group photo

The workshop had a glittering array of speakers in attendance from across the world of optical communications. It was an excellent two days of debate and discussion about the future of optical communications, with long-term ONG member Robert Killey also delivering his inaugural lecture.

The event was followed by a wonderful reception hosted at the Royal Society, with a number of ONG alumni in attendance as well as our EPSRC TRANSNET Programme partners.

The Optical Networks Group was set up by Polina Bayvel in 1994 when she returned to UCL, under a Royal Society University Research Fellowship, from the then BNR Laboratories in Harlow. To learn about the group, its achievements and what the future holds have a read of this celebratory feature on the TRANSNET website.

Robert and Polina photo