Ben Eggleton is a leader in integrated nanophotonics and nonlinear optical physics and has made seminal contributions to the fields of optics, photonics and optical communications technology. He has made significant advances in nonlinear optics, waveguides, soliton physics, and fundamentals and applications of slow light. He has made important contributions to optical communications technology with applications to ultrafast and ultra-broadband and energy efficient information signal processing devices that are chip-based. He established and shaped the research directions of the highly successful Centre of Excellence, CUDOS, and is working on creating a revolutionary photonic chip. He received the 2011 Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science.