Institute of Communications and Connected Systems


Thomas Gerard

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Student, PhD

E: thomas.gerard.15@ucl.ac.uk
T: +44(0)20 7679  3987 (int. 33987)

Polina Bayvel

Research group
Optical Networks Group

Optical Communications | Optical Switching | Data Centre Networks


Thomas was awarded an MPhys from the University of Manchester in 2015 with a final project investigating methods for improving the throughput of electron beam lithography. During this time Thomas spent one year studying at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also worked as a Laboratory technician at the Space Sciences Laboratory developing MCP photon detectors for the NASA ICON mission in 2017.

Post graduation, Thomas joined the UCL-Cambridge Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Photonic and Electronic Systems, where he is still an associate member having been awarded an MRes from UCL in 2016. While there, his research projects investigated optical switching in memristor materials, and acceleration algorithms for superresolution optical microscopy for Alzheimer’s research.

Thomas joined the Optical Networks Group at UCL as an MPhil/PhD student in October 2016 with funding from Microsoft Research. He is currently developing the physical layer of an intelligent, all optical switch fabric for use in data centre networks.


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