Dr John Williams


Phone: 0121 204 3543

Email:  j.a.r.williams@aston.ac.uk 

Room number: N709


John Williams received his B.Sc in Physics in 1986 and PhD on the development, characterisation and optimisation of various new modelocked laser sources in 1990 from Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.

He has been working in the Photonics Research group, Aston University since 1992 and has been a Reader there since 2000.

He has authored and co-authored over 130 journal and conference papers in photonics related fields.

CEng, FIET: Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)
CPhys; MIOP: Chartered Physicist, Member of the Institute of Physics
FHEA: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
MIEEE: Member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers
ARCS: Associate of the Royal College of Science
Teaching activity
  • EE4000: Telecommunications Perspectives
  • EE4024: Distributed Network Applications
  • EE3WSN: Wireless Sensor Networks
  • EE2DPS: Digital and Programmable Systems
  • EE4019: Masters Project Preparation
  • EE4006: Masters Project

Research interests

As a member of the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies research interests include the design and fabrication of in-fibre Bragg Gratings and their application as sensors, for the control of short pulses and for the processing and control of sub-carrier multiplexed microwave signals. 

As an associate member of the Adaptive Communications Networks Research Group my interests include wireless sensor networks -  using theoretical, experimental and CAD design techniques used to investigate novel architectures and protocols through to implementation on hardware and field trials. I have a particular interest in developing simulation and test bed frameworks to robustly compare and measure the bounds on reliability and responsiveness for wireless sensor networks including both physical process and realistic radio channel models with an aim to extend the applicability of WSN to meet safety critical application requirements.

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