Dr Jian-Guo Zhang

Senior Lecturer

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

London South Bank University





Dr. Jian-Guo Zhang has more than 30 years of active research on optical fibre communications and avionics optical data buses.
From 1988 to 1990, he was a research engineer of the Avionics Data Bus Group in the Development Division of Chengdu Aircraft Company, China, working on MIL-STD-1773 optical fibre avionics data buses, MIL-STD-1553B avionics data buses, and effect of impulsive noise on the performance of digital communication systems.
From 1995 to 1999, he was an Assistant Professor, then an Associate Professor of Telecommunications at the Asian Institute of Technology (an autonomous international postgraduate institute supported by Governments of the industrial world, international organizations (e.g., World Bank and Asian Development Bank), various foundations, other public and private-sector donors).
Dr Zhang was an invited Senior Research Scientist of Communications Laboratory at the Helsinki University of Technology (HUT) in Finland before he joined the London South Bank University as a Senior Lecturer of Telecommunications Engineering in January 2001.
He has been teaching and conducting research in the areas of optical fiber communications, high-speed communication networks, and microwave photonics, respectively.
He has published over 100 international journal papers.
Dr. Zhang is a recipient of Young Scientist Award from 1995 URSI/IEEE International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics, 1996 URSI Young Scientist Award from International Union of Radio Science (URSI), Best Paper Award from the Second International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks, and Digital Signal Processing; Co-recipient of Third-Prize Paper Award from the China Association for Science and Technology in 2009; Co-recipient (together with Prof.YiyuanXie of Southwest University and Dr. Guijin Wang of Tsinghua University) of 2017 Third-Prize Natural Science Award from Chongqing Municipality, China.
Dr. Zhang is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP) in the UK and The Higher Education Academy.
He has been an overseas member of Editorial Board for ActaPhotonicaSinica since 2007 and is an invited Ph.D. advisor for supervision/joint supervision of Ph.D. students at the State Key Laboratory of Transient Optics & Photonics, Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China.

Area of Interests

His research interests include optical fibre communication systems/networks, avionics optical data buses, gain-switched laser diodes, passively mode-locked fibre lasers, ultrafast all-optical signal processing, and ultrawide-bandwidth optical sampling oscilloscope, respectively. More recently, he has been doing research on applications of microwave photonics to advanced instrumentation and communication systems.