Distinguished Professor Michael Withford

Macquarie University

Professor Michael Withford leads the OptoFab Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, at Macquarie University. He is a world leader in the field of laser processing of materials, particularly the creation of photonic circuits in glass using femtosecond lasers.

He is an Associate Editor for Optics Express, a Fellow of the OSA, SPIE and IAPLE. He is CEO and co-founder of startup company Modular Photonics, recent recipient of international awards such as the Prism Award and Lightwave Innovation Honoree. He holds 2 patents and has published over 160 refereed journal papers and several hundred conference papers.