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Dr Filipe Ferreira

AIPT Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Phone number: 0121 204 5213

Email: f.ferreira@aston.ac.uk

Room number: N701

Name of Aston Supervisor/Line manager: Professor Andrew Ellis

Research Areas: Optical Fibre Modelling, Few-Mode Fibres Design, Advanced Link Design, Mode-division multiplexing, Long Haul Transmission

Key Grants and Awards: 

  • 2010–2014 - PhD Studentship in Industry, Ministry of Education and Science, Portugal
  • 2004–2006 - Best Student, Portuguese Investment Bank, Portugal (last edition 2006)
  • 2004–2008 - Merit Scholarship, University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • 2004–2008 - Top 3% Students Prize, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Profile: 

Filipe Ferreira received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with specialization in Telecommunications from the University of Coimbra, Portugal, in 2014. His Ph.D. thesis was on the development of high capacity optical fibre transmission systems based on mode-division multiplexing. From 2009 to 2014, he was with Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal, and also with Coriant Portugal. During that time, he participated in two research projects of the EU's Seventh Framework Programme, “Fibre Optic Networks for Distributed, Extendible Heterogeneous Radio Architectures and Service Provisioning” (FUTON), and “Multi-mode capacity enhancement with photonic bandgap fibres” (ModeGap). Currently, he is a postdoctoral research associate in Aston University. His research interests include optical transmission systems using mode division multiplexing, and design of few-mode fibres.

Qualifications & Education:

  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with specialization in Telecommunications, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 2014
  • M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering with specialization in Telecommunications, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 2009

Employment history:

  • 10/2014-present, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Aston University
  • 05/2013-09/2014, R&D Engineer, Coriant Portugal
  • 04/2009-03/2013, Researcher, Nokia Siemens Networks Portugal
  • 01/2009-03/2009, Researcher, Instituto de Telecomunicacações Portugal

Professional Bodies Memberships: 2011–present - Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; 2011–present - Member, Photonics Society

Key publications:

  • F. Ferreira, D. Fonseca, and H. da Silva, “Design of few-mode fibers with m-modes and low differential mode delay,” OSA/IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 353–360, February 2014
  • F. Ferreira, D. Fonseca, A. Lobato, B. Inan, and H. Silva, “Reach improvement of mode division multiplexed systems using fiber splices,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 25, no. 12, pp. 1091–1094, June 2013
  • F. Ferreira, D. Fonseca, and H. Silva, “Design of few-mode fibers with arbitrary and flattened differential mode delay,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 438–441, March 2013
  • F. Ferreira, S. Jansen, P. Monteiro, and H. Silva, “Nonlinear semi-analytical model for simulation of few-mode fiber transmission,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 240–242, February 2012 

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