Prof. B. M. Azizur Rahman


Prof. B. M. Aziz ur Rahman received BSc Eng and MSc Eng degrees in Electrical Engineering with distinctions from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1976 and 1979, respectively. He also received two gold medals for being the best undergraduate and graduate student of the University in 1976 and 1979, respectively. He received his PhD degree in Electronic Engineering from University College, London in 1982. From 1976 to 1979, he was a Lecturer at the Electrical Engineering Department, BUET. After completing his Ph.D. he joined University College London as a Post-doctoral Research Fellow and continued his research work on the finite element modelling of optical waveguide until 1988. In 1988, he joined the Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering Department of City University, London, as a Lecturer, where he is now a Professor. Prof. Rahman is a Member of the Institute of Engineering Technology (formerly IEE), England, Members, Optical Society of America, and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (USA).

Research Interests: At City University, he leads the research group on Photonics Modelling, specialised in the development and use of the rigorous and full-vectorial numerical approaches, frequency domain modal solution approach, the beam propagation method, and time-domain approach, primarily based on the numerically efficient finite element method. He has published more than 400 journals and conference papers, in the areas of optical waveguides, integrated optics, single polarisation guides, photonic devices, such as high-speed modulators and switches, power splitters, compact bend designs, polarisation splitters, polarisation rotators, polarisation controllers, spot-size converters, optical amplifiers, narrow-band optical filters, nonlinear optical devices, optical structures supporting surface-plasmon modes, photonic crystal fibres, and THz waveguides. His journal papers have been cited more than 1800 times. He has received more than £4 million on research grants from the EPSRC, EU, British Council and industries.