Getinet photographGetinet Woyessa is a PhD student in the Design, Fabrication and Characterisation of Micro-Structured and Specialty Polymer Optical Fibres as part of the Marie Curie ITN project TRIPOD at DTU Fotonik. His current research interests focus on the development of polymer optical fibres, fibre Bragg gratings, fibre optic sensors technologies and their applications. He holds an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's degree in Photonic Network Engineering from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and Aston University in 2013. Prior to that, he was a graduate assistant II for one year and an assistant lecturer for two years at the School of Engineering and Information Technology, Adama Science and Technology University, Adama, Ethiopia after he received his BSc in Electrical Engineering with honors from Haramaya University, Ethiopia in 2008.