The research activities of the Communications Research Group are directed towards advanced communications technologies and systems for high-frequency and/or high data-rate wireless systems operating from radio frequency (RF) to Terahertz (THz) frequencies.

The group is actively involved in a number of national and international projects and has an international reputation. Recent projects are involved with photonics and fibre-wireless convergence; mini-antenna/RF identification (RFID)/frequency selective surface (FSS) design; smart antenna, space antennas and RF/microwave/mm-wave circuit design; cloud mobile technologies; fifth generation (5G) mobile communications. The group is well equipped with a wide range of laboratory and computing facilities and diverse software packages for teaching and research support.

Optical Communications Research

Research Areas

Group Members

Staff - BWC

Staff NameJob TitleSubject
Batchelor JCProfessor of Antenna TechnologyAntennas, Passive Wireless Sensing, RFID, RF materials
Gomes NProfessor of Optical Fibre CommunicationsOptical Communications
Oven RLecturer in Electronic EngineeringPhysical Electronics
Parker EAEmeritus Professor of Radio CommunicationsFrequency Selective Surfaces, Antennas
Sobhy MIEmeritus Professor of ElectronicsMicrowave Engineering, Solid State Electronics
Young PRSenior Lecturer in Electronic EngineeringMicrowave Engineering, Antennas
Farrall AJAssociate LecturerHigh speed and high frequency PCB design.
Wang JProfessor of TelecommunicationsWireless Mobile Communications
Davies PAEmeritus ProfessorOptical Communications
Haxha SHonorary ResearcherPhotonics, Optical Sensors, Optical Communications
Zhu HLecturer in CommunicationsWireless Communications and Networking
Jastrzebski AKHonorary Reader in Electronic EngineeringMicrowaves, Wireless Communications, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Multimedia Systems
Gao SProfessor of RF/Microwave EngineeringAntennas, smart antennas, small antennas, phased array, MIMO, satellite antenna, RF/microwave/mm-wave/THz circuit, satellite communications, wireless power transfer and radars
Wang CLecturer in Electronic SystemsMicrowave Photonics, Ultrafast Optical Imaging, Optical Fiber Sensors, Bio-photonics
Sanz Izquierdo BLecturer in Electronic SystemsAntennas, microwaves
Assimakopoulos PResearch Associate 
Luo QResearch AssociateAntenna array; Reflectarray; Multiband Antenna; Antenna minimization
Collier RJHonorary Senior Research Fellow 
Ng CCHGraduate Teaching Assistant 
Cole AJGraduate Teaching Assistant 
Ahmad EJGraduate Teaching Assistant 
Noor SGraduate Teaching Assistant 
Hepsaydir EVisiting Professor 
Ahmed QZLecturer in CommunicationsWireless Communications and Networking
Worley AVisiting ResearcherWorking with John Batchelor
Neve MJVisiting ResearcherWorking with John Batchelor
Taylor PResearch AssociateWorking with Dr. Batchelor
Wang JResearch Associate 
Sklikas PSHonorary Research Associate 
Alade TTVisiting LecturerWireless Communications and Networking
Nkansah AGVisiting Research AssociateWith Dr. Gomes
Ziai MAVisiting Research AssociateEPSRC Grant 230 25874 - Digital Fabrication of UHF Electromagnetic Structures
Vieira LCVisiting Research Fellow 

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