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


Variable weight spectral amplitude coding for multiservice OCDMA networks
Seyedzadeh Saleh, Pour Rahimian Farzad, Glesk Ivan, Kakaee Majid H.
Optical Fiber Technology : Materials, Devices and Systems Vol 37, pp. 53-60, (2017)
Optical and quantum electronics towards higher scalability of hybrid optical CDMA network
Glesk Ivan, Osadola Tolulope B., Kwong Wing C.
Optical and Quantum Electronics Vol 49, (2017)
Managing dispersion affected OCDMA auto-correlation based on PS multi-wavelength code carriers using SOA
Ahmed Md Shakil, Abuhelala Mohamed S.Kh., Glesk Ivan
IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical Communications and Networking Vol 9, pp. 693-698, (2017)
Management of OCDMA auto-correlation function distorted by dispersion effects
Ahmed Md Shakil, Abuhelala Mohamed, Glesk Ivan
19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2017, (2017)
Pulse-power-detection analysis of incoherent O-CDMA systems under the influence of fiber temperature fluctuations
Tsai Chun-Yi, Yang Guu-Chang, Lin Jing-Shiuan, Chang Cheng-Yuan, Glesk Ivan, Kwong Wing C.
Journal of Lightwave Technology Vol 35, pp. 2366 - 2379, (2017)
Propagation measurements and estimation of channel propagation models in urban environment
Zakaria Yahia, Ivanek Lubomir, Glesk Ivan
KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems Vol 11, pp. 2453-2467, (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

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)
Advancements towards all-optical signal processing in light of current IT challenges
IEEE (Publisher)

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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