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Last updated 20th June 2023


Q Z Ahmed is a Reader in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Huddersfield, UK. He received his Electrical Engineering degree from the National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan, in 2001, the MSc. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Southern California, USC, Los Angeles, USA in 2005, and his Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from University of Southampton, UK, in 2009. 

  • From 2009 to 2011, he was working as an Assistant Professor at the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • In 2011 he started working as a Post-doctoral Fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) on Cooperative Communications.
  • In 2015, he started working as a Lecturer at the University of Kent where he was involved with research on millimetre wave and device to device communications. He contributed to project management and research in EU FP7 and Horizon 2020 research projects, iCIRRUS and RAPID. He was the main investigator on Royal Society and Royal Engineering project as well.
  • In 2017, he joined Uniuversity of Huddersfield. He is presently the main author and co-investigator in EU H2020 ETN Research Project "MObility and Training fOR beyond 5G Ecosystems (MOTOR5G)" (3.9M€) and EU H2020 RISE Research Project "Research Collaboration and Mobility for Beyond 5G Future Wireless Networks (RECOMBINE)" (0.5M€). 
  • In August 2020, "Capacity building for Digital Health monitoring and care system" is granted by the Erasmus+: Higher Education-International Capacity Building. Out of 1005 eligible applications submitted 164 have been selected for funding. The funding amount is approx. 1M€
  • In June 2021, "Smart Mattress" has been granted £175,734 in collaboration with Deluxe Beds LTD by the Innovative UK.  The project proposes to increase the mattress life cycle, which will reduce the number of mattresses sent to the landfill and improve our sleep quality. 
  • In July 2022, "Electric Vehicles Point Location Optimisation via Vehicular Communications (EVOLVE)", HORIZON-MSCA-2021-SE-01 has been granted. The proposal achieved a score of 94.80%. The funding amount is approx. 0.7M€. EVOLVE aims to develop next-generation communication and sensing mechanisms for Autonomous Connected EVs. 

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Wireless Communications
  • Millimeter Wave Communications
  • Ultra wide Bandwidth Systems
  • Device to device communications
  • Communications
  • Cooperative Communications
  • Bit Error Rate
  • Ultra-Wideband


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