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Dr Wasiu O. Popoola

Chancellor's Fellow

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Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

Education / Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Subcarrier Intensity Modulated Free-Space Optical Communication Systems
Master of Science, University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Positions available

PhD positions available.

Potential candidate must have a Master’s or good Bachelor degree in Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Computer/Electronic Engineering, Telecommunication, Communication Engineering or any other closely related subjects. The candidate will be expected to have a high level of analytical and investigative skills.

 

Biography

Popoola has first class (Hons.) degree in electronic and electrical engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, an MSc (with Distinction) in optoelectronic and communication systems from Northumbria University at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK and a PhD degree in free-space optical communications also from Northumbria University. During his PhD, he was awarded the 'Xcel Best Engineering and Technology Student of the year 2009'.

He is currently a lecturer and chancellor’s fellow in the Institute for Digital Communications, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh. He previously held a lecturer position in electronic engineering at Glasgow Caledonian University, between July 2012 and Dec. 2014. From March 2010 till June 2012, he was a research fellow in visible light communications in the Institute for Digital Communications, University of Edinburgh. 

He has published over 80 journal articles/conference papers/patent and over seven of those are invited papers. One of his journal articles ranked No. 2 in terms of the number of full text downloads within IEEE Xplore in 2008, from the hundreds of papers published by IET Optoelectronics since 1980. Another paper he co-authored with one of his PhD students won the best poster award at the 2016 IEEE ICSAE Conference. He also co-authored the book ‘Optical Wireless Communications: System and Channel Modelling with MATLAB, published by CRC in 2012, and several other book chapters (one with over 10000 downloads as of Sept. 2014 since its publication in 2010). Popoola is a senior member of the IEEE, an associate editor of the IEEE Access journal, 2016-2019 and Guest Editor for Elsevier Journal of Optik (special issue on optical wireless communications published in 2017) and Technical Program Committee member for several IEEE conferences. He was an invited speaker at various events including the 2016 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals. Popoola has primary research interest in optical communications including visible light communications, free-space optical communication and fibre communication.

Current Research Interests

  • Indoor Optical Wireless Communications
  • Free-space optical communications (FSO)
  • Visible light communications (VLC)
  • Underwater Optical Wireless Communications
  • Optical Fibre Communications
  • Modulation  and Diversity Techniques Analysis
  • Mobile/Wireless Communications

Websites

Research Groups

The Li-Fi Centre

http://www.lifi-centre.com/

Research outputs

  1. Effect of Synchronisation Error on Optical Spatial Modulation

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Spatial Modulation – A Low Complexity Modulation Technique for Visible Light Communications

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  3. Hybrid POF/VLC link with M-PAM and MLP equaliser

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Research activities & awards

  1. Physics world

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsPublication peer-review

  2. Optik

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

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