Richard Taylor 2014 winner
Back in 2014, I was fortunate enough to be awarded an IET postgraduate scholarship award, for my PhD work on photonic crystal surface-emitting lasers (PCSELs). Little did I know then but that award would be hugely impactful in some great personal and technical achievements down the line.
Since receiving the award I have been able to continue working on PCSELs, and the technology has developed to a point where I have spun-out a company, Vector Photonics, and we are commercialising the technology.
Recognition from the IET has been a key asset for us and we owe much of our success to the credibility which comes with the IET recognition we received from this award.