Dr O'Neill elected a Director of the Laser Institute of America
The election results were announced at the 24th International Conference on the Applications of Lasers and Electro Optics in Miami, USA on Wednesday 2nd November 2005.
The LIA is the world's largest society of laser professionals dedicated to developing and fostering laser technology and applications, serving the industrial, medical, research and government communities.
Dr O'Neill said "This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of this influential organisation that will steer and develop worldwide operations in this field. In the context of UK manufacturing, my aim is to develop a greater range of dissemination and technology transfer activities to enable deeper penetration of enabling electro-optics in the industrial base".
Further information on the LIA can be obtained from http://www.laserinstitute.org/.
Dr O'Neil is also presenting at the prestigious Mountbatten Memorial Lecture at the IEE, Savoy Place on Wednesday 9th November.
The event is chaired by The Duke of Kent and delivered to an invited audience of distinguished guests. The title of Dr O'Neill's lecture is "Working at the Speed of Light: Making and Breaking things with Photonics".