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Professor Ivan Glesk

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Personal statement

I received my M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Quantum Electronics and Optics from Comenius University. In 1998, I was awarded Doctor of Sciences (D.Sc.) degree from the Slovak Academy of Sciences.

In 1986, I joined Department of Experimental Physics at Comenius University as an assistant professor where I later became Professor of Physics were I conducted my research in areas of nonlinear optics, liquid crystals and atmosphere sensing by LIDAR systems.

As a Recipient of the IREX Fellowship I was a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, USA, in 1990-1991. After that, I joined the Department of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University where I became Senior Research Scholar and Manager of the Lightwave Communication Research Laboratory.

In 2007, I have joined Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering University of Strathclyde as Professor of Broadband Communication Systems. 


Has expertise in:

       - broadband communication systems
       - multiplexing techniques based on WDM, OTDM, OCDMA, OFDM
       - ultrafast switching and all-optical signal processing
       - photonics for biomedical applications
       - energy aware ultrahigh bandwidth interconnects for the next-generation data centres

Prizes and awards

Fellowship - Canadian Research Council, Canada

more prizes and awards


DW-ZCC code based on SAC-OCDMA deploying multi-wavelength laser source for wireless optical networks
Moghaddasi Majid, Seyedzadeh Saleh, Glesk Ivan, Lakshminarayana Gandham, Anas Siti Barirah Ahmad
Optical and Quantum Electronics Vol 49, (2017)
Broadband wavelength conversion based on on-chip nonlinear optical loop mirror
Wang Zifei, Wang Junjia, Glesk Ivan, Chen Lawrence R.
2017 IEEE Photonics Conference, pp. 713-714, (2017)
Proposing bat inspired heuristic algorithm for the optimization of GMPLS networks
Masood Mohsin, Fouad Mohamed Mostafa, Glesk Ivan
25th Telecommunications Forum TELFOR 2017, (2017)
Investigation temporal skewing among O-CDMA code carriers under fiber temperature variations
Abuhelala Mohamed, Ahmed Md Shakil, Ibrahim Mustafa, Glesk Ivan
25th Telecommunications Forum TELFOR 2017, (2017)
Recent advances in all-optical signal processing in silicon photonics
Chen Lawrence R., Wang Zifei, Wang Junjia, Glesk Ivan, Adams Rhys
Asia Communincation and Photonics Conference, (2017)
Toward novel wearable pyroelectric temperature sensor for medical applications
Davidson Alan, Buis Arjan, Glesk Ivan
IEEE Sensors Journal Vol 17, pp. 6682 - 6689 , (2017)

more publications


My current teaching involvement covers:

   - EE105 Labs
   - EE107 PDP & SGT
   - EE269 Labs
   - EE311 Electronic and Electrical Principles 3
   - PDP for UG & MSc
   - UG & MSc Theses supervision

Research interests

Broadband communication systems, energy aware networks and optical interconnects for data centres, physical layer security, applications of optoelectronics and short pulse fibre laser systems in data networks, optical switching and routing, nanowire/subwavelength waveguide -based optical devices for advanced signal processing and sensing, biophotonics.

Professional activities

12th International Conference ELEKTRO 2018
Member of programme committee
Daniel Palicka
From IT to ICE or back to beginning
Management of OCDMA auto-correlation function distorted by dispersion effects
Invited speaker
From IT to ICE, the resulting challenges and the search for solutions
COST Action OC-2-2016 (External organisation)

more professional activities


SENSors and Intelligence in BuiLt Environment (SENSIBLE) MSCA RISE
Stankovic, Lina (Principal Investigator) Glesk, Ivan (Co-investigator) Gleskova, Helena (Co-investigator) Stankovic, Vladimir (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2017 - 31-Dec-2020
EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant - DTA, University of Strathclyde | Jamieson, Jonathan
Macdonald, Malcolm (Principal Investigator) Glesk, Ivan (Co-investigator) Jamieson, Jonathan (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2013 - 01-Apr-2017
Epsrc Doctoral Training Grant | Mathur, Neha
Glesk, Ivan (Principal Investigator) Buis, Adrianus (Co-investigator) Mathur, Neha (Research Co-investigator)
Period 01-Jan-2013 - 07-May-2017
Towards CMOS Compatible Photonic Device Platform For Broadband Optical Networks
Glesk, Ivan (Principal Investigator)
Period 19-Oct-2012 - 30-Jun-2015
Integrated intelligent sensor system to enable built-in data monitoring of prosthetics and orthotics
Buis, Adrianus (Principal Investigator) Andonovic, Ivan (Co-investigator) Connolly, Patricia (Co-investigator) Conway, Bernard (Co-investigator) Glesk, Ivan (Co-investigator) Irvine, James (Co-investigator) McGarry, Anthony (Co-investigator)
Period 01-May-2012 - 31-Mar-2016
NGBOAN - Next Generation Broadband Optical Access Networks (FP7 MC IIF)
Glesk, Ivan (Principal Investigator)
Period 05-Jul-2011 - 04-Jul-2012

more projects


Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Royal College Building

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