5G Expert Recognized as Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | Comments

Regius Professor Rahim Tafazolli, an authority in 5G technology, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Tafazolli, of the University of Surrey, joins a prestigious and select group of around 1,600 engineers. He received the honour for his extraordinary contribution to the field of mobile telecommunications.

Tafazolli is distinguished for his outstanding contribution to strategic research and development in mobile and wireless communications, including areas such as ad hoc networking, novel mobile architectures, massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO), green communications and the internet of things (IoT).

With more than 30 years’ experience in digital communications research, Tafazolli is founding director of the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey, the largest 5G research center in Europe. He has authored or co-authored more than 1,000 research publications and regularly advises governments on vital telecommunication matters.

“To be named Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering is a great honour and one that would not have been possible without the encouragement and support of the wider University of Surrey community,” said Tafazoil.

The Academy’s Fellowship is a prestigious recognition awarded to inspiring engineering leaders from the U.K. and around the world who have distinguished themselves in their respective field. Each year about 50 Fellows are elected by their peers.

“Rahim is a leader at the very forefront of telecommunications research,” said Max Lu, president and vice president of the University of Surrey. “It is no exaggeration to say that he has contributed to reshaping the global telecommunications landscape. His leadership and vision have not only resulted in the great success of our 5G Innovation Centre but have also created real impact on industry and in terms of the endless possibilities for this technology to improve people’s lives in the near future.”

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