PhD students and research topics

PhD students

  • Name: Muhammad Riaz
    Title: Miniature Microstrip Frequency Selective Microwave Devices
    Supervisor: Prof Bal Virdee 
  • Name: Muhittin Onadim
    Title: Three Dimensional Scene Construction and Analysis for Robotics Using Wireless Camera Systems
    Supervisor: Prof Bal Virdee 
  • Name: Tinopera Matata
    Title: Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) capable Plastic Optical Fibre (POF) based Couplers for Short Range Peer-to-Peer Communications in Networking and Industrial Applications
    Supervisor: Dr Nick Ioannides
  • Name: Mewhoor Leckhun Kumar     
    Title: Dual-Layered and Wavelength-Multiplexed Optical Barcode for Very High Data Storage
    Supervisor: Dr Nick Ioannides
  • Name: Mohammad Farhad Hasan   
    Title: Tools for Bandwidth Optimisation and deployment of Plastic Optical Fibre in LANs and FITH
    Supervisor: Dr Nick Ioannides
  • Name: M Iqbal
    Title: Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Convergence Analysis and Enhancement
    Supervisor: Dr Nick Ioannides
  • Name: G Georgiou
    Title: Self Learning Threat Prevention System for Computer Networks 
    Supervisor: Dr Nick Ioannides

PhD completed

  • Name: Mike Cullinan 
    Title: Equation Defined Device Modelling of Floating Gate MOSFETs
    Supervisor: Prof Bal Virdee
  • Name: Kafil Uddin Ahmed 
    Title: Novel Metamaterial Frequency Discriminating Devices For Next Generation Wireless Communication Systems
    Supervisor: Prof Bal Virdee
  • Name: Mohammad Farhat 
    Title: Novel Narrowband Microstrip Filters for Wireless Communications Systems
    Supervisor: Prof Bal Virdee
  • Name: Jagadissen Munisami 
    Title: Novel Structures and Applications of Polymer Optical Fibres 
    Supervisor: Prof Bal Virdee
  • Name: Viktoria Weinstein 
    Title: The Effect of Molecular Gases on Glow Discharge Spectra
    Supervisor: Prof Bal Virdee
  • Name: Shahram Salekzamankhani
    Title: Development of a New Security Mechanism Reference and Model for Intrusion Detection Systems in Wireless LANs
    Supervisor:  Prof Algirdas Pakstas
  • Name: John Mpapalika
    Title: Development of a Greenfield Bottom-up Costing Model for Interconnection Pricing
    Supervisor: Prof Algirdas Pakstas

Topics of interest

The Centre is actively engaged in the various research areas and topics listed below. Although we welcome your own suggestions we will initially need to discuss with you their feasibility for PhD research. Once you have identified a suitable topic for research you will then need to indicate this in your application form.

Microwave Wireless Systems

  • Reconfigurable microwaves devices for next generation of communications systems
  • Techniques to suppress spurii in devices such as filters for electromagnetic compatible (EMC) systems
  • Photonic band-gap (PBG) miniature devices
  • Microstrip resonators for frequency selective applications using fractal
  • Metamaterial devices
  • Efficient high-power RF amplifiers
  • Ultra-broadband amplifiers
  • RF high power amplifier design technique for cellular base-stations
  • Ultra-low noise tuneable reference oscillators with low phase noise
  • Broad tuning low noise voltage controlled oscillators (VCO)
  • Efficient low-noise oscillators
  • Linear broadband highly efficient power amplifiers
  • Multimode filters
  • Ultra-broadband frequency discriminating devices
  • UWB microstrip antennas

Optoelectronics

  • Novel Non-Scanning Solar Power Capture Techniques Using POF
  • Novel Structures and Applications of Polymer Optical Fibres
  • Sensors based on carbon nanotubes

Digital Signal Processing

  • Modelling and Simulating Device and Circuit Noise in the Time Domain
  • Theoretical and Simulation Study of S-Domain to Z-Domain Transforms With Special Reference to Modelling and Design of Discrete-Time Signal Processing Systems
  • Z Domain Delay Subcircuits and Compact Verilog-A Macromodels for Mixed-Mode Sampled Data Circuit Simulation
  • Adaptive Subcircuits and Compact Verilog-A Macromodels as Integrated Design and Analysis Blocks in QUCS Circuit Simulation

Wireless Networks

  • Security Mechanism Reference and Model for Intrusion Detection Systems in Wireless LANs
  • Integrated Quality-of-Service Differentiation Over IEEE 802.11 Wireless LANs
  • Resource Allocation in Hybrid Macro/Femto Networks
  • Outage Probability Analysis for Collocated Spectrum-Sharing Macrocell and Femtocells
  • System Software Support for Router Fault Tolerance

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