School of Engineering and Digital Arts


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 - COMMS

Staff NameJob TitleSubject
Batchelor JCProfessor of Antenna TechnologyAntennas, Passive Wireless Sensing, RFID, RF materials
Gomes NProfessor of Optical Fibre CommunicationsOptical Communications
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 Telecommunications and Head of SchoolWireless Mobile Communications
Davies PAEmeritus ProfessorOptical Communications
Haxha SHonorary ResearcherPhotonics, Optical Sensors, Optical Communications
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, 5G mobile communication, 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 
Collier RJHonorary Senior Research Fellow 
Ng CCHGraduate Teaching Assistant 
Cole AJGraduate Teaching Assistant 
Ahmad EJGraduate Teaching Assistant 
Noor SGraduate Teaching Assistant 
Hepsaydir EVisiting Professor 
Worley AVisiting ResearcherWorking with John Batchelor
Taylor PResearch AssociateWorking with Dr. Batchelor
Wang JResearch Associate 
Sklikas PSHonorary Research Associate 
Alade TTVisiting LecturerWireless Communications and Networking
Luo QResearch FellowAntenna array; Reflectarray; Multiband Antenna; Antenna minimization
Ziai MAVisiting Research AssociateEPSRC Grant 230 25874 - Digital Fabrication of UHF Electromagnetic Structures
Oven RSenior Lecturer in Electronic EngineeringPhysical Electronics
Zhu HReader in Communications Wireless Communications and Networking
Ng CCHAmbassador (Band A) 

Communications PG

Student NameSubject
Abu-Amara ASDN Traffic Steering in 5G Fronthaul
Ahmad EJPhotonics, Electronics
Aighobahi AEWireless communications, Radio-over-fiber systems, microwave and millimeter-wave communications
Al Hares MKAEthernet fronthaul development for future 5G network.
Albasry HRJ 
Ali WW 
Alluhaibi OAJHybrid Beamforming, Massive MIMO, Millimeter Wave Mobile Communications
Almoteriy MAAntenna and Channel Modelling for Indoor and Human Body Applications.
Alshammari ADigital Communication Security, Chaos, Spread Spectrum, FPGA
Azeez YF 
Carmona Cejudo EWireless Communications
Chen T 
Cole AJMicrowaves, millimetre wave, antennas, waveguide
Daghal AWireless Communications, Device-to-Device Communications
Edeagu SOCommunications
Habib URadio over Fibre, Millimetre Wave Communication, 5G Mobile/Communication Networks
Hillier A 
Huang P 
Husbands RWireless Communications
Jun SWearable antennas, electromagnetic band-gap structures, ultrawideband (UWB) antennas and 3D printed antenna.
Kai YWireless communication, Performance analysis
Khadka A 
Lewis-Smith C 
Li W 
Mahbas AJ 
Makarovaite V 
Mao C 
Mididoddi CKPhotonics, Ultrafast signal processing
Mohammed H 
Nag R 
Nair MMillimeter Wave Mobile Communications, Massive MIMO
Noor SMultiplexing, Radio-over-Fiber, Millimetre Wave Communication, 5G Mobile Communication Networks
Rai RS 
Raoof RAWireless communications, Distributed massive MIMO, Pilot allocation.
Shastri AAntennas, energy harvesting and sensing
Sun Y 
Wang GPhotonics, opto-electronics, ultrafast optical imaging, wireless optical communication
Xie Z 
Xu H5G smartphone antennas, MIMO antenna arrays, decoupling technology, microwave and millimeter-wave antennas.
Zhang L 

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Last Updated: 23/01/2017