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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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  • Optical Single Carrier-Interleaved Frequency Division Multiplexing for Visible Light Communication Systems, Saied, O., Ghassemlooy, Z., Rajbhandari, S., Burton, A. 3 Jul 2019, In: Optik
  • Experimental validation of indoor relay-assisted visible light communications for a last-meter access network, Pesek, P., Zvanovec, S., Chvojka, P., Ghassemlooy, Z., Nor, N., Tabeshmehr, P. 2 Jul 2019, In: Optics Communications
  • Experimental analysis of a triple-hop relay-assisted FSO system with turbulence, Mohd Nor, N., Ghassemlooy, Z., Zvanovec, S., Khalighi, M., Bhatnagar, M., Bohata, J., Komanec, M. 1 Jul 2019, In: Optical Switching and Networking
  • Optimization of intensities and locations of diffuse spots in indoor optical wireless communications, Eltokhey, M., Mahmoud, K., Ghassemlooy, Z., Obayya, S. 1 Jul 2019, In: Optical Switching and Networking
  • Performance evaluation and comparison of spatial modulation and non-DC MIMO m-CAP techniques in an indoor VLC system, Baghersalimi, G., Nassiri, M., Ashouri, S., Ghassemlooy, Z. 20 Jun 2019, In: IET Optoelectronics
  • All-optical relay-assisted FSO systems, Nor, N., Ghassemlooy, Z., Komanec, M., Bohata, J., Zvanovec, S., Bhatnagar, M., Khalighi, M. 1 Jun 2019, Principles and Applications of Free Space Optical Communications, London, The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Analysis of the effects of aperture averaging and beam width on a partially coherent Gaussian beam over free-space optical communication links, Ghassemlooy, Z. 1 Jun 2019, Principles and Applications of Free Space Optical Communications, London, The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Introduction to free space optical (FSO) communications, Ghassemlooy, Z., Majumdar, A., Raj, A. 1 Jun 2019, Principles and Applications of Free Space Optical Communications, London, The Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • Principles and Applications of Free Space Optical Communications, Majumdar, A., Ghassemlooy, Z., Bazil Raj, A. 1 Jun 2019
  • Non-Line-of-Sight MIMO Space-Time Division Multiplexing Visible Light Optical Camera Communications, Bani Hassan, N., Ghassemlooy, Z., Zvanovec, S., Biagi, M., Vegni, A., Zhang, M., Luo, P. 15 May 2019, In: Journal of Lightwave Technology

PGR Supervision

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


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