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     Date Submitted:10-01-2014
     Last Modified:11-01-2014 (04:48)
    Job information
     Current job:Honorary research associate
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsMicrowave photonics, radio over fiber, wireless communication systems, broadband networks, distributed antenna systems, low power ad-hoc wireless mesh networks, RFID
    CV

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    My work career began as a consultant in a technical consultancy company, working on proposals and studies on European Union funded civil infrastructure projects. There I was required to operate in an intrinsically multidisciplinary field, covering subjects from city planning to renewable energy production. The ability to operate in this multidisciplinary area, use ideas and models from electronic engineering and apply them to other fields is the most valuable skill obtained from this experience. Additionally, the work required good communication skills, teamwork and the ability to meet very hard deadlines under an environment with varying workloads. For the last few years, I have been involved in research in a field that is closer to my field of studies, namely electronic and electrical engineering. I completed my PhD under an awarder scholarship on August, 2012. The research area I worked on was in the field of microwave photonics and radio-over-fibre (RoF) technologies with transmission at microwave frequencies. Specifically, I worked on the distribution of wireless signals for in-door and out-door environments with low-cost laser modulation techniques. I was involved on the EU-FP7 project termed FUTON (Fibre-Optic Networks for Distributed Extendible Heterogeneous Radio Architectures and Service Provisioning), on the distribution of multicarrier 4th generation (4G) signal standards through an optical fibre infrastructure. My research looked into multiple aspects of the performance of RoF links but my main focus was on dynamic range limitations, arising from nonlinearities. The investigation I carried out included, in addition to laboratory experimentation, analytical techniques, modelling and simulations using software packages such as Matlab, Simulink and VPI (photonics). The field of RoF is a multidisciplinary one that combines two sections of engineering, namely Radio Frequency (RF) and photonics. As such the knowledge and experience I gained during my research years, apply on both photonic and RF communication systems. Following the completion of my PhD, I was employed as a research associate at the broadband and wireless communications research group at the University of Kent. Under this contract, I was involved in a project concerning the asset and human tracking through interconnected RFID readers with wireless mesh networking. Specifically, the project involved the use of low power ad-hoc mesh networks (ZigBee) to extend the reach of RFID readers for indoor and outdoor tracking. The end result consisted of some basic prototyping (interconnection of discrete ZigBee modules with RFID readers), simulation analysis using Opnet and a feasibility demonstration of the proposed network. Overall, my involvement in research resulted in many peer-reviewed publications, most of which in high standard IEEE conferences and journals in addition to project deliverables. Other specific areas of interest included the performance issues of Orthogonal Frequency-Division Modulation (OFDM) signals when transmitted through an optical fibre, RFID systems and how these can be incorporated with an optical fibre infrastructure in order to reduce deployment costs and provide high coverage and performance and the distribution of WiFi and ZigBee signals standards through optical fibre. All of these looked into physical layer effects with some experience in MAC protocol issues.

    Qualifications

    PhD (under awarded scholarship) in Electronic Engineering (Nov. 2007 - Apr. 2012)

    Photonics lab, University of Kent

    Project involvement: Fibre-Optic Networks for Distributed Extendible Heterogeneous Radio Architectures and Service Provisioning (FUTON) under EU-FP7

    Thesis title: Nonlinear effects in OFDM signal transmission over radio over fibre links

     

    MSc (with distinction) in Broadband and Mobile Communication Networks (Sept. 2006 - Sept. 2007)

    University of Kent, Canterbury

    Dissertation title: WLAN Over Fibre Prototype Remote Antenna Unit Design and Testing

    Awards: Recipient of "The Rohde & Scwarz Prize for the Best MSc Project in Broadband and Mobile Communication Networks", July 2008

     

    BSc (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Sept. 2000 - Jun. 2003) 

    University of Bath, Bath

     

    Work Experience

    University of Kent, Photonics lab, Broadband and Wireless Communications Group (Jul. 2013- present)

    University of Kent, Canterbury

    Involvement: Honorary research associate

     

    University of Kent, Photonics lab, Broadband and Wireless Communications Group (Feb. 2013- July 2013)

    University of Kent

    Involvement: Research associate

    School of engineering and digital arts (Sept. 2008 - May 2013)

    University of Kent, Canterbury

    Involvement: Teacher-demonstrator in mathematics, physics, photonics, analogue circuit design, wireless communications, programming (Matlab).

     

    Ecotechnica - Technical Consultancy company (Sept. 2003 - Jun. 2005)

    Athens, Greece

    Involvement: Support, drafting and organisation of proposals and studies on EU funded civil infrastructure projects.

    Dataplex S.A (Dec. 2003 - Jun. 2004)

    Athens, Greece

    Involvement: Trainee (part-time) in local and metropolitan area networks. Including off-site work and set-up of local area networks (LAN) access points and routers.

     

    Personal Interests

    Science, astronomy, history, cinema, poker


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