Professor Jaafar Elmirghani receives Doctor of Science (DSc) degree

Professor Jaafar Elmirghani received a rare higher doctorate at the University of Leeds awards ceremony on 16 December 2014.

The DSc, a higher doctorate, is awarded in recognition of scholarship, substantial and distinguished original research contributions made over an extended time period.

Professor Elmirghani received the DSc in recognition of his world leading contributions to Communication Systems and Networks. Professor Elmirghani made ground-breaking contributions to optical wireless systems and the use of light for communications and networking. A pioneer in optical networks, he has worked extensively on network architecture and protocols and currently leads the world effort in greening communication systems and networks.

Professor Elmirghani said: “I am delighted that my research has been recognised in this way and thrilled to receive this distinction.”

Professor Ian Robertson, Head of School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, said: “I am really pleased that Jaafar’s outstanding research has been recognised in this way. He is one of the key research leaders in the School and a major contributor to our recent REF2014 success, in which the quality of our research was ranked alongside Cambrigde, Oxford and Imperial. The DSc is a fitting honour in recognition of his 20 years of world class research which has achieved real impact through his collaboration with major industry leaders”.