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)
Books & 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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