William Alexander GAMBLING

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1926-10-11
Education Port Talbot GS, Univ of Bristol (Alfred Fry Prize, BSc, DSc), Univ of Liverpool (PhD)
Publications Publications some 300 papers on electronics and optical fibre communications
Recreations music, reading
Clubs Royal Over-Seas League
Style Prof W A Gambling, FRS, FREng
Career Staff Sgt REME 1947-49; lectr in electric power engrg Univ of Liverpool 1950-55, NRC fell Univ of British Columbia 1955-57; Univ of Southampton: lectr, sr lectr and reader 1957-64, prof of electronics 1964-80 (head of dept 1974-79), dean of Engrg and Applied Sci 1972-75, BT prof of optical communication 1980-95, fndr and dir Optoelectronics Res Centre 1989-95; Royal Soc Kan Tong Po visiting prof and dir Optoelectronics Research Centre City Univ of Hong Kong 1996-2001; dir R&D Optoelectronics LTK Industries Ltd Hong Kong 2002-07 (conslt 2006-08); industrial conslt and former co dir; visiting prof: Univ of Colorado 1966-67, Bhabha Atomic Res Centre India 1970, Univ of Osaka Japan 1977, Univ of Cape Town 1979, City Univ of Hong Kong 1995; hon prof: Wuhan Univ China 1986-, Beijing Univ of Posts and Telecommunications 1987-, Shanghai Univ 1990-, Shandong Univ China 1999-; fell Hong Kong Acad of Engrg Sciences 2000 (memb Cncl 2001-08, vice-pres 2004-08); hon dir Beijing Optical Fibres Inst 1987-; pres IERE 1977-78 (hon fell 1983); memb: Electronics Res Cncl 1977-80 (memb Optics and Infra-Red Ctee 1965-69 and 1974-80), Bd Cncl of Engrg Instns 1974-79, Nat Electronics Cncl 1977-78 and 1984-95, Technol Sub-Ctee of UGC 1973-83, British Nat Ctee for Radio Sci 1978-87, Engrg Working Gp Nat Advsy Bd for Local Authy HE 1982-84, Engrg Cncl 1983-88, British Nat Ctee for Int Engrg Affrs 1984-88; chm Cmmn D Int Union of Radio Sci 1984-87 (vice-chm 1981-84), chm DTI/SERC Optoelectronics Ctee 1988-91; Cncl Royal Acad of Engrg 1989-92; Selby fell Aust Acad of Sci 1982, foreign memb Polish Acad of Sci 1985; Freeman City of London 1987, Liveryman Worshipful Co of Engrs 1988; Hon Dr Universidad Politéchnica de Madrid 1994, Hon DSc Aston Univ 1995, Hon DEng Univ of Bristol 1999, Hon DSc Univ of Southampton 2005; FIERE 1964, CEng, Hon FIEE 1967, FREng 1979, FRS 1983; Awards Bulgin Premium IERE 1961, Rutherford Premium IERE 1964, Electronics Div Premium IEE 1976 and 1978, Oliver Lodge Premium IEE 1981, Heinrich Hertz Premium IERE 1981, J J Thomson Medal IEE 1982, Faraday Medal IEE 1983, Churchill Medal Soc of Engrs 1984 (Simms Medal 1989), Academic Enterprise Award 1982, Int Micro-Optics Award Japan 1989, Dennis Gabor Award Int Soc for Optical Engrg USA 1990, Rank Prize for Opto-Electronics UK 1991, Fndn for C & C Promotion Medal and Prize Japan 1993, Mountbatten Medal NEC 1993, J R Ewing Gold Medal ICE/Royal Soc 2002
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