Professor Richard Penty FREng

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Professor Richard Penty is currently Professor of Photonics and Deputy Head of the School of Technology at the University of Cambridge as well as Master of Sidney Sussex College. His research interests currently include photonic integration, optical data communications and quantum communications.

Following his undergraduate degree in Engineering and Electrical Sciences at Cambridge Professor Penty completed his PhD in optical fibre nonlinearities at Cambridge, before taking up Lecturer posts at the University of Bath and the University of Bristol.

Returning to Cambridge, Professor Penty was appointed Assistant Director of Research in the Engineering Department in 2001, and then a Fellow in Engineering at Sidney Sussex in 2002. He was promoted to Professor in 2002 and became Master of Sidney Sussex in 2013. In 2012 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academic of Engineering and also of the IET.