Simon Poole and Steven Frisken win 2013 ATSE Clunies Ross Awards

CUDOS congratulates its Advisory Board member Dr Simon Poole and Partner Investigator Dr Steven Frisken, founders of Finisar Australia, on winning the prestigious 2013 Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering's Clunies Ross Award for innovation in science and engineering.

Dr Poole and Dr Frisken received the award for being Australia’s most successful commercialisers of new technologies which have shaped the internet worldwide, some of which are key components of the NBN in Australia. Their products, including undersea communication systems, are sold to all the major telecommunications equipment manufacturers in Europe, the United States, Japan and China, and have generated exports worth hundreds of millions of dollars from their factory in Sydney.