Charles Kuen Kao





The Honourable Sir Charles Kuen Kao, GBM,KBE,FRS, (born 4 November 1933) is a Chinese-born Hong Kong, American and British electrical engineer and physicist who pioneered in the development and use of fiber optics in telecommunications. Kao, known as the " Godfather of Broadband ", " Father of Fiber Optics " or " Father of Fiber Optic Communications ", was jointly awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for " groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication ". Kao holds multiple citizenship of Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States.