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Gabriel Charlet

Gabriel Charlet

Research Engineer, Alcatel-Lucent

Gabriel Charlet is a research engineer for Alcatel-Lucent, where his willingness to embrace a technique that the telecom industry had abandoned more than 20 years ago helped Charlet and his team break the record for high-speed data transmission along a fiber-optic cable by a factor of 10. In 2011, Charlet won the World Technology Network Award and became a World Technology Network fellow.

I'm not one of these people who needs to find a quiet place to think. I do some of my best thinking in places where there are other people around and other things going on.