Dr. Wasiu O. Popoola
BiographyWasiu O. Popoola holds a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering from The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Nigeria, a First Class (Hons.) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and an MSc with Distinction in Optoelectronic and Communication Systems from Northumbria University at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He was awarded his PhD degree in 2009 at the same Northumbria University for his research work in Free-Space Optical Communications. During his PhD, he was awarded the ‘Xcel Best Engineering and Technology Student of the year 2009’.
He worked briefly, during his national service year, as a Teaching Assistant at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria between 2003 and 2004 and as a Research/Teaching Assistant in the Northumbria Communication Research Laboratory of Northumbria University between 2006 and 2009. Between 2010 and July 2012 he was a researcher with the Institute for Digital Communications, University of Edinburgh, UK working on visible light communications. He has published over 35 peer reviewed articles in the area of optical wireless communications and co-authored 2 invited book chapters. One of his book chapters with the title ``Terrestrial Free-Space Optical Communications'' pulished with InTech has been downloaded over 5000 times as of June 2012. Another of his papers was ranked 2nd most downloaded paper in terms of the number of full text downloads within IEEE Xplore database in 2008, from the hundreds of papers published by IET Optoelectronics since 1980. He is also a co-author of the book titled: `Optical Wireless Communications: System and Channel Modelling with MATLAB' published by CRC Press in August 2012. His research interests include Optical (wireless and fibre) Communications, Digital Communications and Signal Processing. Dr. Popoola is an associate member of the Institute of Physics (IoP)
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Optical Communications: Optical wireless, Free-space optics, Visible Light communications and Fibre communications.
Digital and Wireless communications.