Dr. Sujan Rajbhandari

Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics
Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing

Email: ac1378@coventry.ac.uk 
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I joined Coventry University in November 2015 and I am currently working as a Lecturer in the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus (Tribhuvan University), Nepal in 2004. I obtained an MSc in Optoelectronic and Communication Systems with Distinction in 2006 from Northumbria University and was awarded the P O Byrne prize for the most innovative project. I then joined the Optical Communications Research Lab (OCRG) at Northumbria University as a PhD candidate and was awarded a PhD degree in 2010. I worked at Northumbria University as a senior research assistant (Dec. 2009-Aug. 2012) and research fellow (Sep. 2012- Dec. 2012). I joined the University of Oxford as a posts-doctorate Research assistant in Dec. 2012 and worked on EPSRC's Ultra-parallel visible light communications (UP-VLC) project, collaboration between five UK universities.

I have published more than 100 scholarly articles in the area of optical communications and I am a co-author of a book on “Optical Wireless Communications – Systems and Channel Modelling with Matlab (2012). I was invited speaker in IEICE Information and Communication Technology Forum 2015 at Manchester. I have also served as a local organizing committee member for CSNDSP2010, publication chair for NOC/OC&I 2011 and proceeding editor for EFEA 2012 and NOC/OC&I 2011 as well as reviewer for several leading publications including the IEEE, OSA and IET journals. My research interests lie in the area of optical wireless communications, modulation techniques, equalization, artificial intelligence and wavelet transforms. I am a member of IEEE and an associate member of the Institute of Physics.


  • PhD in Communication Engineering, Northumbria University.
  • Optoelectronics and Communication System MSc, Northumbria University.

Research interests

  • Optical communication
  • Visible light communications - Channel modelling, Modulation schemes, MIMO (imaging and non-imaging), Optics design, Organic devices, Tracking and positioning
  • Optical wireless communication/free space optics - Channel modelling, Modulation schemes, Atmospheric effect and mitigation, Spatial and angular diversity schemes
  • Hybrid FSO/RF system
  • Signal processing and equalisation
  • Artificial neural network
  • Biomedical signal processing
  • Error control code

Recent outputs and publications


Teaching modules

  • Professional Skills
  • Analogue and Digital Electronics
  • Embedded Microprocessors
  • Advanced Digital Systems
  • Digital signal and image processing

Areas of expertise

  • Visible light communications / Optical wireless communication
  • Photonics
  • Digital signal processing
  • Artificial neural network
  • Hybrid RF/FSO system
  • Optoelectronics
  • Analogue and Digital Electronics
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