Dr. Omar Alani

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Newton Building - Room 207

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Current positions



I received the BSc degree in Electrical Engineering in 1991 and the MPhil and PhD in Telecommunication Engineering from the De Montfort University, UK in 2005. I worked as a Research Assistant in the School of Engineering and Technology at the De Montfort University. After obtaining my PhD I worked as a Lecturer of Communication at De Montfort University. After that I joined the Institute of Advanced Telecommunications, University of Wales, Swansea. Then I worked with the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, as a Research Fellow in the wireless communication field. I am currently Lecturer of Telecommunications at the University of Salford.

Areas of research

Telecom & mobile, Beyond 5G systems, Sensor networks & IoT, Green ICT, Smart Environment


I have taught many modules at different universities, including mobile communication, data communication & computer networks and project management.

Research Interests

My research interests include Radio Resource Management and mobility management in Next Generation Networks and Mobile Communications, LTE, Cognitive Radio, Planning, Modelling and Optimisation of Wireless Networks, as well as QoS in Heterogeneous Networks. Also I have a special interest in Green ICT or Sustainable Wireless Networks as well as ad hoc and sensor networks.

Qualifications and Memberships


Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, August 2011 Institution of Engineering & Technology ( IET) Member of editorial board for the International Journal of Mobile communication, Inderscience publishers, since December, 2007 Member of editorial board for International Journal of Nanoelectronics and Materials Technical reviewer for many journals and conferences including IET communication journal and Electronic letters.