Dr. Prince Anandarajah


Dr. Prince Anandarajah B. Eng (Electronic Engineering), M. Eng (Electronic Systems) and PhD (High Speed Fibre Optic Communication) is currently a lecturer with the School of Electronic Engineering at Dublin City University (DCU). He is also the chair of the electronic and computer engineering program, a director of the Photonics Systems and Sensing Lab. and a funded investigator with the CONNECT centre.


Dr. Anandarajah’s main research interests include high-speed optical communications, photonic sensing, direct modulation techniques, generation and optimization of optical frequency combs and short optical pulses, spectrally efficient modulation formats and radio-over-fibre distribution systems. His research has led to the publication of over 250 articles in high impact, peer reviewed journals and internationally recognised conferences. His prominence in the field of short optical pulse generation and optical frequency comb generation, has seen him invited to deliver talks at top IEEE conferences around the world. To date, he has brought in over €3M worth of research funding to DCU. He is currently a PI on an SFI career development award, an EI commercialisation funds and a DBEI disruptive technology innovation fund. In 2016, he was presented with the DCU president’s research award for outstanding research achievements.

He is also a holder of 5 international patents, 2 of which have been licenced by industry. Some of the innovative work on optical frequency combs led to the co-founding and spinning off of a company Pilot Photonics. He serves as a director on their board of management. He is a senior member of the IEEE.

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