Professor Jaafar Elmirghani received a rare higher doctorate at the University of Leeds awards ceremony on 16 December 2014.
The DSc, a higher doctorate, is awarded in recognition of scholarship, substantial and distinguished original research contributions made over an extended time period.
Professor Elmirghani received the DSc in recognition of his world leading contributions to Communication Systems and Networks. Professor Elmirghani made ground-breaking contributions to optical wireless systems and the use of light for communications and networking. A pioneer in optical networks, he has worked extensively on network architecture and protocols and currently leads the world effort in greening communication systems and networks.