Dr Ammar Ghazal

Job: VC2020 Lecturer in Wireless Communications

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Research group(s): Emerging Technologies Research Centre (EMTERC)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH UK

T: 00 44 (0)116 201 3947

E: ammar.ghazal@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/academic-staff/technology/ammar-ghazal/ammar-ghazal.aspx


Personal profile

Ammar Ghazal is a VC2020 Lecturer in Wireless Communications in the Faculty of Technology at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He received the BSc degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Damascus University, Syria. He studied for his MSc by Research and PhD degrees at the Universities of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.

Upon his BSc graduation, Ammar worked as a Lab Instructor at International University for Science & Technology (IUST). In the first instance he worked as a Radio Planning & Optimisation Engineer then as a Core Network Engineer. He has also worked as a Lab Instructor at Damascus University, where he was awarded a full scholarship to pursue a postgraduate degree in the UK. His PhD and MSc research have focused on propagation channel characterisation and modelling in 4G and 5G communication systems.

Ammar’s current research interests include 5G communication systems, wireless propagation channel characterisation and modelling, non-stationary channel models, high mobility wireless propagation, and advanced MIMO communication technologies.

Publications and outputs 

Research interests/expertise

  • 5G communication systems
  • Wireless propagation channel characterisation and modelling
  • Visible light communication
  • Non-stationary channel models
  • High-mobility wireless propagation
  • Advanced MIMO communication technologies

Areas of teaching

  • Mobile communication
  • Communication networks
  • Electromagnetism


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University
  • MSc by Research in Electrical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University and University of Edinburgh
  • BSc in Electronics and Communication Engineering, Damascus University

Courses taught

  • Control and instrumentation engineering
  • Principle of mobile communications
  • Communications and networks
  • Communication systems
  • Digital circuits
  • Electrical circuits
  • Visual basic.net

Honours and awards

  • First Class Prize (Bassel Prize), Damascus University, September 2006
  • Full-Scholarship for PhD study, Damascus University, August 2008

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Graduate student member of IEEE
  • Associate fellow of the higher education association (HEA)
  • Microsoft certified professional

Professional licences and certificates

  • 4G Broadband LTE, IEEE
  • Core Networks Signaling for 3G Networks Rel.4, Nokia Siemens
  • 3G Rel.4 Switching Core Network Operation & Maintenance, Nokia Siemens
  • GSM Cell Planning Workshop, Ericsson
  • Practical Communication Strategies, MAK / SYRIATEL
  • CCNP-BSCI Course, CISCO, New Horizons
  • MCP certificate, Microsoft
  • Windows Server 2003 Infrastructure, SBS
  • Windows Server 2003 Management, SBS
  • CompTIA Networks+, SBS
  • CCNA-ICDN Course, New Horizons

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