Instructor: Peter Morcombe, CFOT, CFOS/IPeter Morcombe has over 24 years experience in high tech telecommunications and computers. He had responsibility for over 500 projects in 18 countries including the 140 Mbps fiber optic link from Hitchin to Stevenage in 1977, the ME29 computer project in 1980 and the Duke University Free Electron Laser in 1990. Peter spent 15 years developing lasers and picosecond streak cameras.
His fiber optics experience includes the manufacture of fiber, fiber optic cable, terminal equipment and complete systems installation. Peter worked with many of the fiber optic pioneers including Charles Kao and David Payne. He worked on TAT-8, the first long haul submarine fiber optic system and on many terrestrial fiber projects. His teaching experience includes "Fiber To The Home". Peter's professional qualifications include IEE, IEEE and LEOS.
Peter is an excellent instructor. Not only did he achieve the obvious goal of relaying the needed information for the course, he did so in a manner that made the class interesting and enjoyable. Peter took the time to make sure we could apply our new knowledge to our individual campus environment. We gained much more than a certification from this program, we gained real world knowledge that will increase our trouble-shooting and design abilities. For me personally, I also fee that I gained a friend. Thanks Peter!
Network Services Specialist IV
Networking & Telecommunications Department
Georgia Southern University