Awards and Distinctions

International Research Awards

Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Fellow Award 2013

Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Fellow Award 2007

Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Fellow Award 1998

IEEE Millennium Medal 2000

IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Golden Jubilee Medal 2000

IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award 2010

IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer Award 2009

IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer Award 2012

International Commission for Optics (ICO) International Prize in Optics 2001

Fellow Award International Optical Society (OSA) 1998

Fellow Award International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) 1998

Honourable Mention Paper Award at the XIIIth International Federation of Automatic Control World Congress

Best Paper Award International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications 1991

Fellow Award Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) 1997

Fellow Award Institute of IET: Engineering and Technology (former IEE) 2011

Toshiba Fellowship Japan 1991

 

European Research Awards

European Optical Society (EOS) Fellow Award 2012

Marie Curie Fellow Award 2010

Ernst Abbe Medal in Optics from Carl Zeiss Foundation-Germany 2001

European Union Travelling Fellow Award 1977-79

IEE 88th Kelvin Lecture 1997.

Giner de Los Ríos Visiting Research Fellow Award Spain, 2007

German Berthold Leibinger Innovation Prize Nominee Distinction Award in Applied Laser Technology 2008

2007-2008 European Union (EU) Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar Award

Fellow Award Institute of Marine Engineers (FIMarE) 1990

 

Ireland Distinctions

Member Royal Irish Academy 2004

Inaugural Parsons Medal Royal Irish Academy for Excellence in Engineering Research 2001.

Multiple Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Principal Investigator (PI) Awards

UCC Invention of the Year Award 2010 for seizure detection algorithms for neonates

2009 Science Foundation Ireland Stokes Professorship

Fellow Award Institution of Engineers of Ireland (FIEI) 2007

Fellow Award Institution of Engineers of Ireland (FIEI) 1998

Ireland Science Foundation Ernest T. S. Walton Award 2009

Committee Member, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) under the auspices of the Royal Irish Academy

Tyndall National Institute UCC Best Paper Prize 2011

 

Professional Service Distinctions

Associate Editor, 1998-2011, Elsevier Journal of Control Engineering Practice

Associate Editor International Journal of Optomechatronics, Francis Taylor, 2009

Associate Editor International On-Line Journal of 3-D Research, 2009

Member, IEE Applied Control Techniques Committee 1996-97

Associate Editor IEEE Signal Processing Letters 2002-2005

Associate Editor International Journal of Reconfigurable Computing 2008

Member International Advisory Committee International Workshop on Nitride Semiconductors conference series

Vice President IEEE Photonics Society 2002-2005

Co-Chair International Conference on Nitride Semiconductors 2011

LaserFocusWorld Commendation Award for Excellence in Technical Writings 2004

The Optical Society (OSA) International Traveling Professor Award 1999 and 2009

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