Professor John H. Marsh is full Professor of Optoelectronic Systems, University of Glasgow, as well as the Dean of Transnational Education responsible for the University of Glasgow UESTC partnership. His formal education took place at the Universities of Cambridge (BA), Liverpool (MEng) and Sheffield (PhD).
He moved to the University of Glasgow in 1986, where he established an internationally leading research group addressing linear and nonlinear integrated optoelectronic systems. After co-founding Intense Ltd in 2000, he was seconded to the Company until 2009 and served as a Board Director until 2011. During this time, Intense developed the world’s most advanced integrated laser systems, bringing monolithic laser arrays together with electronic ASICs and optics for precise energy delivery in a range of applications from printing to material processing. He returned to the University of Glasgow full-time in 2009. He was Head of the School of Engineering from 2010-2016, leading the unification of the four departments of the former Faculty of Engineering into a single School.
Professor John H. Marsh has been active in professional societies, particularly the IEEE. After serving as a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (including two terms as a Vice-President), he was elected President in 2008 and 2009. During this period the Society changed its name to the IEEE Photonics Society. He has served on numerous other IEEE committees, including the Board of Governors of the IEEE Technology Management Council in 2012 and 2013.
Professor John H. Marsh is Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), Optical Society of America (FOSA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (FIEEE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET), Institute of Physics (FInstP), and Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
His work has included research into the fundamental electrical and optical properties of semiconductors, development of novel optoelectronic devices, processes for creating photonic integrated circuits, integrated mode-locked lasers for ultra-short pulse generation, and the development and manufacturing of high-power laser array products. He has published or presented around 500 papers (including more than 70 invited papers) in international journals and conferences. He holds 16 granted patents.