Dr Shyqyri Haxha

Personal profile

Dr Haxha received the MSc and PhD degrees from City University in London in 2000 and 2004, respectively. He has also obtained several world class industrial trainings and diplomas such as Executive MBA Cambridge Judge Business School and Mini Telecom MBAs. He was awarded the SIM Postgraduate Award from The Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers in Cambridge for his highly successful contribution in research.

Currently he is a Reader at Royal Holloway, University of London, Department of Electronic Engineering Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom. He was also a Reader in Photonics in the Computer Science and Technology, University of Bedfordshire, Luton in United Kingdom. Prior to these posts, he was a lecturer in Optic Communication at the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.

Dr Haxha expertise is focused on designing and optimizing, photonic and microwave devices, and systems for applications in Sensor Technology (Medical and Environmental), Nanotechnology and Telecommunication Systems. Dr Haxha research interests are in the areas of microwave photonics, photonic crystal devices, metamaterials, photonic crystal fibres, nano-sensors, optical sensors, surface plasmon polaritons (SPP), biosensors, ultra-high-speed electro-optic modulators, compact integrated optic devices, Optical CDMA, Optical FDM, and Optical MIMO systems. He has developed and demonstrated RF over fiber transmission systems for aviation industry, including cyber security protection for commercial and defense applications. 

He a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Senior Member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (Senior MIEEE), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal.

Some Project Awards as Principal Investigator:

Dr Haxha has been awarded numerous research project awards such as:

- Microwave Photonic Mixer over Optics Communication Channel for 5G and beyond. Funded by Lelonardo  MW (£60K) (January 2019-May 2019)


- Automotive Industry (£1K) (January 2019-April 2019)


- National Aerospace Technology Programme (NATEP) funding £280K: Developing New Photonic Architectures using GaAs Modulators.


- The Royal Society International funding £12K in collaboration between UK and ETRI South Korea on        designing of Novel Polymer Electro optic Modulator. Including several EPSRC studentships.


- Rolls-Royce; Project funding £80K on Biosensor-biofilm development detection based on dual channel planar waveguide Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) for an aqueous environment applications.


- Knowledge Transfer Partnerships - Innovate UK. Project funding £159K: Design of Advanced Emerging Technology Sensor System.


- Nuffield Award funding £5K: Novel Design of Polarization Controller based on GaAs. 


- Received funding of around £200K from industry on designing Non-Invasive Glucose Wearable Sensors for Continuous Monitoring of Glucose Levels in Blood, and novel Microwave Photonic Architecture with improved SFDR.


 He is author of several patents in the area of photonics, RF over fiber and sensors devices for health and environmental applications.




  • Title: Reduction of Intermodulation Distortions and Even Order Harmonics of two or more microwave signals.

 Author(s): Ian Flint, Shyqyri Haxha and Taimur Mirza

Patent Application Number:GB1900552.9

 Filing date: 15 January 2019.

 Joint patent application fully funded by Industry; Leonardo - Electronics, Defence & Security Systems.



  • Title: A method of driving an MZM, mixer and SSBs post manufacture to trim out intensity errors

 Author(s): Taimur Mirza, Shyqyri Haxha and Ian Flint

 Patent Application Number: GB1821175.5

 Filing date: 24 December 2018

 Joint patent application fully funded by Industry; Leonardo - Electronics, Defence & Security Systems.



  • Title: High dynamic range by removing distortion with stimulated (dynamic) Brillouin scattering

Authors (s): Mohammed Alom, Ian Flint and Shyqyri Haxha

Patent Application Number: GB1717084.6

Filing date:  October 2017.

Joint patent application fully funded by Industry; Leonardo - Electronics, Defence & Security Systems.


  • Title: Metamaterial Microlens Array (MMA) for 3D Imaging Systems

Authors(s): Shyqyri Haxha, Amar Aggoun and Fathi AbdelMalek

Published: May 2014

Patent Application No. 1407922.2


  • Title: Photonic Crystal Fibre

Author(s): Shyqyri Haxha

Published: 2008 February

Patent Application No. 0802983.7 


  • Title: Optical Biosensor

Author(s): Shyqyri Haxha, Gary Robinson

Published: 2008 January

Patent Application No. 0801606.5 


  •   Title: Optical External Modulator 

Author(s): Shyqyri Haxha, Terry Gorman

Published: 2007 September

Patent Application No. 0717240.6  

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