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Created June 22, 2016

Professor Francesco Poletti from the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton, UK, has won an ERC Award from the EU of €2.75 million to support his specialised optical fibre development “LightPipe” project over the next five years.

The European Research Council Consolidator Grant has been awarded to support Francesco’s proposal to develop what the group is calling “revolutionary new optical fibres” – which could lead to trans-Atlantic repeaterless links. The grants are designed to support researchers at the stage where they are consolidating their own independent research team and programme.

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