Hello and Welcome! My name is Professor Maziar Nekovee. I am the founder and Managing Director of 6G Lab at the University of Sussex, UK. I am also the Inaugural Dean of the Sussex- Zhejiang Gongshang AI Institute. I joined the University of Sussex in 2017 after 17 years in consumer electronics, mobile and telecommunication industry (Samsung, BT, Philips). Prior to Sussex I was with Samsung Electronics where I was in charge of Samsung’s 5G research and collaborations across Europe and the UK , helping to create some of the core 5G (the Fifth Generation Mobile Communication Standards ) technologies which you can now enjoy on your latest smartphones and other devices. I also had a leading role in developing and executing the Horizon 2020’s EURO 1.4BN R&D in 5G infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP), and am currently deeply involved in shaping the EURO 1.8 BN Horizon Europe’s Smart Networks and Services (SNS) Joint Undertaking to develop 6G in Europe, as Chair of NetWorldEurope ETP, WG for Enabling Technologies for Future Vertical Ecosystem Transformation.

The focus of my Lab is to research, develop and demonstrate disruptive technologies for 6G (the next generation of mobile communication and networks). With 5G now widely available and being deployed, the time is ripe for academia and industry alike to invest in research and collaborations and lay the foundations of 6G.

Permanent Members

Prof. Maziar Nekovee (Managing Director)

Dr Dehao Wu (Senior Lecturer), AI for 6G PHY and MAC design, Visible Light Communications

Dr Reza Mohammadkhani (Senior Lecturer), 6G Massive MIMO

Mr. Xiomien Meng (PhD Student), Reconfigurable meta-surfaces and intelligent reflective surfaces for THz communication and imaging

Dr Richard Rudd (Honorary Senior Lecturer) , Director Plum Consulting, millimetre wave and THz propagation and channel modelling

Dr Chris Marshall (Honorary Senior Research Fellow) IMEC, 5G/6G localisation and sensing

Dr Mahsa Zholfagari (Honorary Research Fellow), Microwave integrated circuits and antennas

Affiliated Members

Prof. Marco Peccianti (Director Emerging Photonics Lab), Dept of Physics, University of Sussex, THz Photonics sources and devices

Dr Arash Moradinegade Dizqah (Senior Lecturer), Dept of Engineering, University of Sussex, Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV)

Dr Laurence Williams (Research Fellow), Sussex Business School, 5G/6G Sustainability and Policies

Dr George Parisis (Reader), Dept of Informatics, University of Sussex, Transport Layer and IP, next generation SDN


Mr Houwen (Andy) Wang, EDF Microgrids Project, 2020-2021

Mrs Sarah Soloman, Thales, Deep Neural Networks for Radar Spectrum Sharing Project, 2019-2020

Mr Lloyd Pellatt, University of Sussex, Deep Neural Networks for beyond-5G/6G Physical Layer Design Project, 2018-2019

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