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Prof Fary Ghassemlooy


Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Professor Ghassemlooy received his BSc (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1981, and his MSc and PhD in Optical Communications from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), in 1984 and 1987, respectively with Scholarships from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, UK. From 1986-87 worked in UMIST and from 1987 to 1988 was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the City University, London.

In 1988 he joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Lecturer, becoming a Reader in 1995 and a Professor in Optical Communications in 1997. From 2004 until 2012, was an Associate Dean for Research in the School of Computing, Engineering and Information Sciences and in 2012 he became Associate Dean for Research and Innovation in the Faculty of Engineering and Environment, at Northumbria University at Newcastle, UK. He also heads the Northumbria Communications Research Laboratories within the Faculty.

In 2001 he was a recipient of the Tan Chin Tuan Fellowship in Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore to work on the photonic technology. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Optics and Applications, The Mediterranean Journal Electronics and Communications and currently serves on the Editorial Committees of number international journals. He is the founder and the Chairman of the IEEE, IET International Symposium on Communication Systems, Network and Digital Signal Processing.


Communications Engineering PhD September 01 1986

Key Publications

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  • A NOMA scheme for visible light communications with single carrier transmission and frequency-domain successive interference cancellation, Lin, B., Tang, X., Ghassemlooy, Z., Li, Y., Zhang, M., Wu, Y., Li, H. 1 Apr 2019, In: Optik
  • Visible light communications: multi-band super-Nyquist CAP modulation, Haigh, P., Chvojka, P., Ghassemlooy, Z., Zvanovec, S., Darwazeh, I. 13 Mar 2019, In: Optics Express
  • Performance analysis of FSO system with different modulation schemes over gamma-gamma turbulence channel, Zhang, H., Tang, X., Lin, B., Zhou, Z., Lin, C., Chaudhary, S., Ghassemlooy, Z., Li, Z. 14 Feb 2019, In: Proceedings of SPIE
  • Li-Tect: 3D Monitoring and Shape Detection using Visible Light Sensors, Jarchlo, E., Tang, X., Doroud, H., Jimenez, V., Lin, B., Casari, P., Ghassemlooy, Z. 1 Feb 2019, In: IEEE Sensors Journal
  • Demonstration of a Hybrid FSO/VLC Link for the Last Mile and Last Meter Networks, Pesek, P., Zvanovec, S., Chvojka, P., Ghassemlooy, Z., Haigh, P. Feb 2019, In: IEEE Photonics Journal
  • Experimental demonstration of an indoor positioning system based on artificial neural network, Lin, B., Guo, Q., Lin, C., Tang, X., Zhou, Z., Ghassemlooy, Z. 8 Jan 2019, In: Optical Engineering
  • An Indoor Visible Light Positioning System Using Artificial Neural Network, Lin, C., Lin, B., Tang, X., Zhou, Z., Zhang, H., Chaudhary, S., Ghassemlooy, Z. 31 Dec 2018, 2018 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP), IEEE
  • An Interleave Division Multiple Access Based Scheme for Passive Optical Network, Lin, B., Tang, X., Ghassemlooy, Z., Lin, C., Zhou, Z., Zhang, H. 31 Dec 2018, 2018 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP), IEEE
  • OFDM/OQAM for MIMO Visible Light Communications, Lin, B., Tang, X., Ghassemlooy, Z., Lin, C., Zhou, Z., Zhang, H. 31 Dec 2018, 2018 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP), IEEE
  • Investigation of a hybrid OFDM-PWM/PPM visible light communications system, Ebrahimi, F., Ghassemlooy, Z., Olyaee, S. 15 Dec 2018, In: Optics Communications

PGR Supervision

  • Norhanis Mohd Nor Study of All-Optical FSO Relay Based Systems Under the influence of the Atmospheric Turbulence Channel Start: 21/11/2013
  • Nithin Mohan Start: 01/10/2018
  • Khald Werfli Experimental Investigation of the Generalised Multi-Band Carrier-less Amplitude and Phase Modulation in Visible Light Communications Start: 21/02/2014
  • Xicong Li Start: 01/10/2018
  • Osama Saied Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing for indoor visible light communication links Start: 13/06/2013
  • Othman Younus Start: 01/03/2019
  • Navid Bani Hassan MIMO Visible Light Communications with Camera-Based Receiver for Intelligent Transport Systems Start: 01/10/2015
  • Elizabeth Eso Start: 01/10/2018
  • Aymen Ben Dhahbi Gatri Performance Optimisation Mechanisms For Optical Wireless Communication Systems Start: 11/05/2010


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