RAEng Case Study: Dr Lidia Galdino

TRANSNET investigator Lidia Galdino featured in the Royal Academy of Engineering’s collection of research case studies.

Dr Lidia Galdino was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship in 2018 to focus on developing the next generation of high-capacity, ultra-broadband optical fibre communications systems. In 2020, she led the widely-publicised research that demonstrated a record-breaking data transmission rate of 178 terabits per second – an internet speed that’s three million times faster than the average UK broadband connection.

Read Lidia’s full case study, and others in the series, on the Royal Academy of Engineering website: www.raeng.org.uk/grants-prizes/grants/support-for-research/case-studies/research-fellows/dr-lidia-galdino 


As well as holding a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship, Lidia is also a co-investigator on the TRANSNET Programme (since 2018) and lecturer in high-capacity transmission systems. She is based at UCL as a member of the Optical Networks Group.