27 September 2021
Vector Photonics’ CTO nominated for IET Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to engineering
Photonic-crystal surface-emitting laser (PCSEL) firm Vector Photonics Ltd (which was spun off from Scotland’s University of Glasgow in March 2020) says that its chief technology officer Dr Richard Taylor has been shortlisted (along with four other international candidates) for the Mike Sargeant Medal at the annual IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) Achievement Awards, which are to be announced in October.
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 being 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.
Taylor has been shortlisted for his pioneering work in developing PCSEL technologies. This led him 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.