Professor Rahim Tafazolli has been honored for work done as Professor of Mobile and Satellite Communications at the University of Surrey, Director of Surrey’s Institute for Communication Systems and the Founder and Director of the 5G Innovation Centre.
Only 25 institutions in the UK have been awarded a Regius Chair, a post that demonstrates royal endorsement in a subject area that is considered to be fundamental to the growth of the country, or where there is growing need. The scarcity of the positions, and the royal patronage, mean that these are highly sought after and respected positions.
Professor Tafazolli has co-authored over 500 papers, worked on over 30 patent applications and is highly involved in the roll-out of 5G in the UK. The University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre is involved in a number of UK5G Testbed and Trials programmes, including the Worcestershire 5G Consortium that is exploring ways to increase industrial productivity through preventative and assisted maintenance using robotics, big data analytics and AR over 5G.
“I feel proud and humbled to be the recipient of this prestigious award in recognition of my work, considering that there are many world leading researchers in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Surrey.”
“The award is very well-deserved and recognises Rahim’s outstanding contributions to telecommunications research and its applications, along with the prominent leadership role he has taken at national and international level to pursue and promote next generation technologies, where Surrey is an acknowledged world leader.”
Professor Max Lu, the University’s President and Vice-Chancellor