A.M.J (Ton) Koonen

Ton Koonen (F’07) is full professor at Eindhoven University of Technology since 2001. Since 2004 he is chairman of the group Electro-Optical Communication Systems and since 2012 vice-dean of the department Electrical Engineering. Before 2001, he worked for more than 20 years in applied research in industry, amongst others in Bell Labs - Lucent Technologies. He is Bell Labs Fellow (1998), IEEE Fellow (2007), OSA Fellow (2013), and Distinguished Guest Professor of Hunan University, Changsha, China (2014). In 2011 he received an Advanced Investigator Grant of the European Research Council, the most prestigious personal grant from the ERC. He (co-)authored more than 140 international journal papers, 10 book chapters, and 430 conference papers. His current research interests are spatial division multiplexed systems, access and in-building fiber networks, including high-capacity POF networks, radio-over-fiber techniques, and optical wireless communication techniques.

For JLT he is handling submissions on the following topics:

  • Optical wirless communications
  • Broadband optical access networks
  • Radio-over-fiber techniques