2013 student cohort


Imad Al-Samman

Imad graduated from Lancaster University with an MSci degree in Mobile Broadband Comms.

"The Centre for Doctoral Training in Bristol University has granted me a great opportunity to commence my PhD research in collaboration with industry; the combination of academic research and what's needed by industry fascinated me for several years.  The research at Bristol is world-class, thus it is simply an aim for any ambitious individual to study here."

James Birchall

James graduated from the University of Sussex in 2013 with an MEng (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. Research interests include uplink power anyalysis for M2M communications and amplifier linearisation technologies.

“The CDT in Communications enabled me to develop an excellent base of skills across the computer science, engineering and maths disciplines, whilst also providing a great atmosphere with the other cohort members and staff within which to put these into practice.”

Paolo Enrico de Falco

Paolo graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a BEng (Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering in 2013.

“The CDT in Communication at Bristol is a stimulating place to be a researcher.  The main reason for Bristol being my first choice after graduating was apart from its role at the forefront of research in communications,  it has many world-leading industrial collaborators combined with an interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial environment to work in."

Paul Harris

Paul graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2013 with a BEng (Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering. 

“After developing a deep interest in communictions as an undergraduate, my thirst for knowledge drove me to look into postgraduate opportunities. The CDT programme offers a lot, and coupled with Bristol's excellent reputation for communications research, there was little need to look elsewhere.”

Joe Hollinghurst

Joe graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematic from the University of Bath in 2013.

“The chance to apply my mathematical background to real life situations with the additional prospect of an industrial sponsor attracted me to the CDT in Communications at the University of Bristol."

George Margelis

After graduating from the Physics department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, George obtained a MSc in microelectronics. His dissertation dealt with the design and analysis of a variety of single and multi-core architectures based on Tensilica ASIP processors. He later worked at the 2nd Vocational School of Acharnes teaching courses about Analog Circuits, Electronic Communications and Networks. Feeling the need to return to cutting-edge R&D he joined in 2013 the CDT in Communications.

"With it's close industrial collaborations and combination of research on cutting-edge technology, engineering problem-solving and applied mathematics the CDT allows me to work towards both a PhD and a successful career in the communications industry."

Oliver Norman

Oliver graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2011, with an MSci (Hons) in Physics. He subsequently spent two years working as a graduate physicist on various RF technologies, including imaging radar and communications. During this time, Oliver also undertook a secondment as a research officer with the Department of Informatics and Systems Engineering of Cranfield University, based at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. During the secondment he investigated the application of signal processing techniques to problems in defence.

Alex Tibbs

Alex graduated with an MSci (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Bristol.

“The CDT in Communications allowed me to easily make the transition from maths to engineering."

Chris Waters

Chris Graduated from Strathclyde University with a BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and from Aston University with an MSc in Telecommunications Technology. Prior to joining the University he worked as a Project Engineer for Siemens Rail Automation.


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