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Personal Statement

John Fakidis was awarded the Diploma (MEng) in electrical and computer engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2011. He was awarded the PhD for his thesis titled 'Optical wireless energy transfer for self-sufficient small cells' from the Institute for Digital Communications, University of Edinburgh in 2017 in collaboration with the industrial partner Nokia, Bell Laboratories in Ireland. He has been a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Light Fidelity (LiFi) Systems at the LiFi Research and Development Centre (LRDC) of the University of Edinburgh until 2020. John holds world records in data rates in simultaneous optical wireless data and power transfer by using III-V photovoltaic cells in collaboration with Fraunhofer, ISE in Germany. He is currently the Optical Engineer at LRDC working on the design and characterisation of state of the art LiFi optical subsystems.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Edinburgh

Award Date: 10 Jul 2017

Master of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Award Date: 22 Jul 2011

External positions

Postdoctoral Research Associate in LiFi Systems, The University of Edinburgh

1 Feb 20172 Aug 2020

PhD Researcher, The University of Edinburgh

1 Oct 201210 Jul 2017


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