||Simon Rommel obtained his B.Sc. degree from the University of Stuttgart,
Germany in 2011 and in 2014 obtained a double M.Sc. degree in Photonic Networks
Engineering from Aston University, Birmingham, UK and Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna,
Pisa, Italy. He is currently working towards a Ph.D. degree at the Technical Universiy
of Denmark, where his research is focused on photonic-wireless integration and mm-wave
technologies. His research interests include the fields of fiber-optic and wireless
communications and the associated digital signal processing.
||Kseniia Goroshko joined MAPNET programme at Aston University
and Technical University Berlin after doing her Bachelors in fundamental
photonics at NRU IFMO in St. Petersburg, Russia. She did her Master thesis
at Fraunhofer HHI in the area of Visible Light Communication and is currently
pursuing a Doctors Degree at VPI photonics GmbH and Technical University
Berlin working on fiber nonlinearities mitigation. Kseniia was a Group
Representative and a Vice President of Aston Postgraduate Research Society
in 2012/13 and a Programme Representative in 2015/16.
||Mohammad Al-Khateeb obtained his B.Sc. degree in
Communication and Software Engineering from Al-Balqa' Applied
University in 2011. Then he peruse his Erasmus Mundus double
Master degree in Photonics Networks Engineering from Scuola
Superiore Sant'Anna and Aston University. His Master’s degree
was obtained in collaboration with Technical University Berlin
under the supervision of Prof. Klaus Petermann with the title
of "High Dimensional Modulation Formats in Fiber-Optic Mode-Division
Multiplexed Transmission Systems". Mohammad is currently working
towards Doctor Degree at Aston University under the supervision
of Prof. Andrew Ellis, and Mohammad's interests is working to
expand the capacity of optical transmission systems through
nonlinearity compensation in the electronic domain (DSP)
and in the optical domain (OPC).
||Rajib Ahmed received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degree in
Applied Physics, Electronics and Communication Engineering
from University of Dhaka (Bangladesh) in 2012. He also received
Erasmus Mundus master's degrees in Photonic NETworks engineering
(MAPNET) from Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy), Aston University
(UK), and Technische Universität Berlin (Germany) in Sept. 2014.
He is currently pursuing PhD degree on Nanofabrication at University
of Birmingham, UK. His research interests are Nanofabrication,
optical device modeling and implementation.
||Manuel Mendez Astudillo received his B.Sc. degree in
2012 from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
in Electrical Engineering. Then, in 2014 he obtained a double M.Sc.
degree in Photonic Networks Engineering after following the mobility
path Aston University, Osaka University and finishing his Master
Thesis at the Technical University Berlin. Since 2014, he is working
towards a Ph.D. degree at Waseda University, Japan on silicon photonics
for bio-sensing applcations. His research interests include silicon photonics
and photonic sensors.
||Ashish Ranjan completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science &
Engineering) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India.
Subsequently, as part of MAPNET obtained Master of Engineering from
Osaka University, Japan and M.Sc. in Photonic Networks from Aston
University, U.K. he completed his internship at Fujitsu Laboratories,
Japan. The project during his internship involved performance
evaluation of uncooled DML with DMT high capacity transmission.
He completes his Master thesis at VPIphotonics GmbH, Berlin & Technische Universität Berlin.
||Md Asif Iqbal has completed B.Sc. in Electrical, Electronic
and Communication Engineering (EECE) from Military Institute of
Science and Technology (MIST), Bangladesh in 2010. He joined in
Erasmus Mundus master program "MAPNET" in 2012 and obtained Master
degree in Photonic Networks Engineering from Scuola Superiore
Sant'Anna and Aston University in 2014. He did Master thesis at
Technical University of Berlin (TUB) on the topic "Nonlinear
effects in fiber-optic mode-division multiplexed transmission
systems with group-delay management". He is currently a PhD student,
working as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in the EU Marie Curie Project
"ICONE" since December 2014 at Aston University. His current research topic
is "Advanced Raman amplification and ultra-long fiber lasers for coherent optical communications".