Tuesday 2 April 2013
Omar and Hazel
Omar Khattab and Hazel Blears MP.

A University of Salford PhD student’s research into mobile phone networks has been exhibited at the Houses of Parliament.

Omar Khattab, from Jordan, applied along with hundreds of others to showcase his work at the SET (science, engineering and technology) for Britain event on 18 March, as part of an initiative by the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee.

At the event, alongside students from other universities, Omar displayed his work as a poster which was viewed by senior scientists and politicians including Salford’s Hazel Blears MP.

The objective of these events is to encourage, support and promote the early-career research scientists, engineers and technologists who are behind the development of UK research. Organisers believe that many will be Britain's future scientific and technological leaders and others will be leaders in other fields.

The subject of Omar’s poster was: ‘A New Procedure for Improving Vertical Handover Performance in Heterogeneous Mobile Networks’. Essentially, this means that he is working to provide better quality of service to mobile users during roaming between different wireless networks such as Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi), Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) and Long Term Evolution (LTE).

He said: “I felt so proud and happy to have been selected out of hundreds of applicants across the UK to represent Salford. It was an honour to present my research results to MPs, experts and the public.”

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