A PhD can lead to lots of opportunities in academia and R&D

Abdulkareem Karasuwa from Nigeria achieved his PhD in Electrical Engineering in July 2019

Abdulkareem Karasuwa from Nigeria achieved his PhD in Electrical Engineering in July 2019 having already studied an electronics masters at USW.

"My reason for doing a PhD was simple – to enhance my career.

"A PhD can lead to lots of opportunities in academia and R&D in industry so I will be looking into one of these, and later on, considering a move into politics.

Why USW

"Having already obtained an Electronics masters degree at USW, I had an insight of what it could offer me as a doctoral student.

"The research team is headed by one of leading figures in the field of mobile and satellite communication, and there are excellent facilities as well as industrial networks and collaborations.

Excellent support and training

"There is great support for PhD students.

"The Graduate School staff are excellent people that work above and beyond to help us through every bit of our exciting journey.

"I have been exposed to a variety of researcher development opportunities throughout my PhD from research management training and teacher training to health and safety training.

"Thanks to these opportunities, I am already a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) which is a real advantage if I want to move into academia."

About my PhD

"My research is tailored towards addressing capacity issues in modern telecommunication systems.

"It is all about optimising the satellite-component of the 5G system of systems, where satellites are introduced in order to alleviate the data traffic on the terrestrial wireless mobile network.

"I explored the processes of mitigating the impact of co-channel interference prevalent on systems that employ multi spot-beam frequency reuse schemes, and used hybridisation of multiple techniques to achieve capacity enhancement.