Professor Will Stewart was previously the Chief Scientist at Marconi with wide interests in technologies from communications to bio sensing, he was educated at Imperial College (Physics). His personal interests have been in optical fibre communications and optoelectronics. Recent interests include microstructured photonic materials (photonic crystals), optical slow-wave structures, nanomechanical systems and the application of various optical, semiconductor and acoustic technologies to medicine, particle physics and industrial processes.
He is a visiting Professor at University College London and at the Optoelectronics Research Centre at Southampton. He is author on some 64 conference and journal papers, including many invited papers, and on 48 patents. He is a member of the editorial advisory board for the journal Science.
Will has been a member of the IET for many years. He has been a member of the Knowledge Management Board and Council and has chaired the Communications Policy Panel and also the panel that invites key speakers from industry and government to give IET prestige lectures.