It is with great pride that the School of Electronic Engineering congratulates Professor Liam Barry on his admission to the Royal Irish Academy, which was announced on Friday 24th May 2019,  at the launch of the RIA’s five-year Strategic Plan

Professor Barry, along with 26 other eminent scholars, was inducted in light of what President of the RIA, Professor Michael Peter Kennedy, recognised as ‘exceptional contributions in their fields of endeavor’.

Professor Liam Barry is a Professor in the School of Electronic Engineering at DCU, a Principal Investigator for Science Foundation Ireland, and Director of the Radio and Optical Communications Laboratory.

His main research interests are; all-optical signal processing, optical pulse generation and characterization, hybrid radio/fibre communication systems, wavelength tuneable lasers for reconfigurable optical networks, and optical performance monitoring.

He has published over 200 articles in international peer reviewed journals, 250 papers in international peer reviewed conferences, and holds 10 patents in the area of optoelectronics.

Professor Barry was inducted into the RIA in the company of 26 fellow scholars, including well known figures such as Olivia O’Leary (journalist) and Professor Diarmaid Ferriter (Modern Irish History, UCD).

You can read more about Professor Barry and all those recently admitted to the Royal Irish Academy here