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Member Profile: Liam Barry

04 June 2019

Professor Liam Barry, international leader in the fields of optical communications and photonic systems was admitted as a Member of the Royal Irish Academy on 24 May 2019.

Professor Barry is currently a professor in the School of Electronic Engineering at Dublin City University. He holds ten patents in the photonics domain, and is co-founder of two successful photonics companies (Southern Photonics and Pilot Photonics). He has attracted the most prestigious conference in the optical communications field to Dublin in 2019.

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