22 October 2021
Vector Photonics’ CTO runner up at IET Achievement Awards for outstanding contribution to engineering
Photonic-crystal surface-emitting laser (PCSEL) firm Vector Photonics Ltd of Glasgow, Scotland, UK says that, at the annual IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Achievement Awards, its chief technology officer Dr Richard Taylor was runner up for the Mike Sargeant Medal (won by Dr Adeayo Sotayo CEng, PhD).
Picture: Vector Photonics’ CTO Richard Taylor.
The IET Achievement Awards were introduced to inspire and reward engineering excellence. As one of two ‘Early Career Professional Medals’ awarded by the IET to young engineers, the Mike Sargeant Medal is awarded for outstanding contribution to engineering, with candidates from all over the world, nominated by their peers. The medal recognizes world-class engineers at the start of their careers, for their exceptional impact on society and contribution to the advancement of engineering and technology.
Along with only four other international candidates shortlisted for the award, Taylor was shortlisted for his pioneering work in developing PCSEL technologies. This led him in 2020 to found Vector Photonics, focused on commercializing the technology for fast-growing data communications, metal and plastic printing, light detection & ranging (LiDAR) and optical sensing markets.