Andrea Blanco-Redondo is the Head of the Silicon Photonics department at Nokia Bell Labs where she develops new concepts and applications in nonlinear integrated optics and topological quantum photonics. Prior to this, from 2015 to early 2019, she was the Professor Harry Messel Research Fellow and a Senior Lecturer at the School of Physics of the University of Sydney, Australia, and from 2007 to 2015 she was a photonics researcher and a project manager with the Aerospace and Telecom departments of Tecnalia, Spain. She got her PhD in Electrical Engineering with a focus on integrated photonics at the University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, Spain, in 2014 and her MSc in Electrical Engineering at the University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain in 2007.
She is an Associate Editor with OSA Continuum and an OSA Ambassador. She received the 2016 Geoff Opat Award of the Australian Optical Society, a recognition given to the top Australian early career researcher. In Spain, she was one of two 2014 recipients of the Ada Byron Award to Women in Technology. She is a member of the Editorial Board of APL Photonics, and serves in a variety of technical project committees for major international conferences in photonics.