Elected: 2017
Discipline: Engineering
Professor Harald Haas FRSE, FREng

Professor of Electronic And Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyde.

Professor Harald Haas is an electrical engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, who has spent his career researching the fundamental aspects of wireless communications. He has worked to translate theories into new technology which will enable energy efficient, high speed data connection to the internet anytime and anywhere. Harald has been responsible for the invention and patenting of many new techniques which have formed the basis of entirely new research within this field. He has pioneered and coined the term “LiFi” (Light Fidelity), which is a new wireless communications technique which uses light emitting diodes (LEDs) for high speed wireless data transmission.