Professor Nabeel Agha Riza FREng (Ireland)
Chair Professor Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Cork
Dr Nabeel Agha Riza, Chair Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland, is an international prize-winning inventor of light-based technologies. He has been awarded 47 US patents, 30 as single inventor, with many of his inventions deployed around the world including in the fibre-optic internet. Over a period of 30 years, he has had major impact in the fields of radio frequency phased array antennas and radar, fibre-optical communications, camera design, microscope design, electronic lens design, optical wireless communications, and extreme temperature sensor design allowing operation of cleaner and more efficient gas turbines in power plants. He is recognised internationally for educating distinguished engineers.