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Dr Dr Wasiu Oyewole Popoola

Career Path: Chancellor's Fellow, The University of Edinburgh

Where are you doing now?

I am currently a Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Previously I worked as a Lecturer in Electronic Engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University and between March 2010 and July 2012 I worked at the University of Popoola Image Higher ResEdinburgh as a Research Fellow on Visible Light Communications. I am also a co-author of the book `Optical Wireless Communications: System and Channel Modelling with MATLAB' published in August 2012. My research interests include Optical (wireless and fibre) Communications, Digital Communications and Signal Processing.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

While at Northumbria, I enjoyed the rare opportunity of being taught, inspired and mentored by renowned academics in my field.

What was the best thing about your course?

The up-to-date curriculum.

Who inspired you the most, and why?

Prof. Zabih (Fary) Ghassemlooy, the then Associate Dean for Research. He is simply a downright, well-rounded academic.

Which skills/ knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now/ throughout your career?

How to develop an independent researcher skillset.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

The technical and lab facilities and access to the academics.

What advice would you give somebody who is thinking of studying at Northumbria?

Northumbria has so much to offer. Go and have a great time that will impact on life.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in 3 words?

Northumbria - amazingly exhilarating.

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