Domaniç Lavery

Marconi Young Scholar Domaniç Lavery

Recognized in 2013

“Being a Young Scholar has given a mark of credibility to my work and boosted my research profile.”

Current Young Scholars Role

Publicity Vice Chair

Research Area

My work is all about making the internet faster! My research can be applied to improve the performance of optical transmitters and receivers, which encode and decode the streams of data written onto light that is carried over optical fibres.

Current Position

Postdoctoral Research Associate at University College London (UCL), UK


  • Ph.D., University College London (UCL), UK
  • MPhys, Theoretical Physics, Durham University, UK

Young Scholar Research

Demonstration of a 10Gbit/s optical access network based on coherent receivers and low cost lasers, enabled by digital signal processing.

Other Honors

  • 2014 UCL EE Lombardi prize (best Ph.D. thesis)
  • 2012 IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship
  • 2012 UCL EE Cullen prize (best student poster)
  • 2009 EPSRC iCASE award

Fun Fact

I ride a luminous green push scooter to my office in London (it’s quicker than cycling)!