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Zabih Ghassemlooy

  • BSC, MSc, PhD
  • Head of NCRLab and OCRG
  • Northumbria University
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Recent publications

  • Differential signalling in free-space optical communication systems

    • Abadi M
    • Ghassemlooy Z
    • Bhatnagar M
    • et al.
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  • Polarization output power stabilization of a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser

    • Nazhan S
    • Ghassemlooy Z
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Professional experience

Head of NCRLab and OCRG

Northumbria University

January 2014 - Present

Associate Dean

Northumbria University

January 2012 - December 2013(2 years)

Associate Dean for Research

Northumbria University

January 2005 - December 2011(7 years)

Associate Dean for Research

Northumbria University

January 2004 - January 2005(a year)


Sheffield Hallam University

July 1988 - December 2003(15 years)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

City University

November 1987 - July 1988(8 months)


Electrical and Electronics Engineering

University of Manchester

September 1984 - June 1987(3 years)

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Manchester University

September 1983 - July 1984(10 months)

Electerical and Electronics Engineering

Manchester Metropolitan University

September 1978 - July 1981(3 years)

Research interests

VLC + Camera CommunicationsRadio over VLCRadio over Fibre/FSOFree Space Optical CommunicationsVisible Light Communications


BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD (1987), CEng, MOSA, FIET, SM IEEE. Post-doctoral Research Fellow, City University, London (1987-88). Sheffield Hallam Univ. (UK): Lecturer (1988), Reader (1995) & Professor (Optical Communications) (1997). Northumbria Univ. (UK): Associate Dean Research, School of CEIS (2004-12), AD Research and Innovation, Faculty of Eng. and Environment (2012-), Head of NCR Laboratories. Editor-in-Chief: Intern. J. of Optics and Applications, The Mediterranean J. Electronics and Communications. Visiting Professor, Univ. Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia. Research interest: free space optics, optical wireless communications & visible light communications. Supervised >41 PhDs, published >455 papers, several keynote/invited talks. Co-author of a CRC book “Optical Wireless Communications – Systems & Channel Modelling with Matlab (2012); IEEE UK/IR Communications Chapter: Secretary (2004-06), Vice-Chairman (2004-08), Chairman (2008-11), & Chairman of IET Northumbria Network (2011-).

Co-authors (505)

  • Ahmed Abid
  • Denny Darlis
  • Willy Anugrah Cahyadi
  • Norhanis Aida Mohd Nor
  • L han
  • Мартин Стојчевски