Michalis Zervas

University of Southampton

Michalis N. Zervas holds the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Advanced Fiber Laser Technologies for Future Manufacturing. His research activities include advanced optical fiber amplifier configurations, high power fibre lasers, fibre DFB lasers, Bragg grating theory and devices, surface-plasmon effects and devices, optical microresonators, and non-linear fibre optics. He is a co-founder of Southampton Photonics Inc., a University of Southampton spin-off, now Trumpf Lasers UK, manufacturing high power fibre lasers, where he served as Chief Scientist from 2003 to 2016. He has authored/coauthored over 340 technical publications, about 40 patents/patent applications (of which 20 are granted) and has served on various conference program committees. He has given a number of invited talks, tutorials and short courses in fiber amplifiers, fiber lasers and fiber Bragg gratings at major international conferences. He has been awarded the Metrology award from the Confederation of British Industry for his work on fiber Bragg gratings characterization.