Professor Rahim Tafazolli

Regius Rahim Tafazolli, is the only Regius Professor in Electronic Engineering. Fellow of Royal Academy (FREng), Fellow of IET, Fellow of WWRF. He is a professor of Mobile and Satellite Communication and is the Director of Institute for Communication Systems (ICS), founder/director of the 5G Innovation Center since 2012 and director of 6GIC since 2020 at the Surrey University in the UK. He advises many governments including UK Governments,  local council, and has cooperated with many international organisations. He is the chairman and expert representative of UKSA to ESA 5JAC.

He was a member of UK DCMS Task Force on “Diversification of Telecom Vendors ecosystem” and now member of the council on diversification strategy.  He has been active in research and training for more than 30 years and is co-inventor of more than 30 patents.  He is the inventor of the NOMA technique for Mass connectivity in 5G and Beyond 5G. He pioneered clean slate research on “Future Internet” called “post-IP” era Internet and founder and chairman of the first European Internet of Things Forum. He is a technical and strategic advisor to many mobile companies and have lectured, chaired, and been invited as Keynote Speaker to many IEEE International workshops and conferences.

5GIC was the winner of the first Royal Academy of Engineering (Lord Bhattacharyya) award for the best research centre for Industry-Academia collaboration in the UK in 2021.