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... Fernando Pedro Pereira Guiomar


Fernando Guiomar

Academic position: Researcher
Joining date: 18-07-2011
Roles in IT: Researcher
Thematic Line: Optics and Photonics
Group: Optical Communications Systems – Av

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Address: IT – Aveiro
Instituto de Telecomunicações
Campus Universitário de Santiago
Tel: +351 234 377 900
Fax: +351 234 377 901


Fernando Guiomar received the M.Sc. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering in December of 2009, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in September 2015, both from University of Aveiro, Portugal.
From October 2015 to October 2017 he has worked with the OptCom group of Politecnico di Torino (in collaboration CISCO Photonics Italy srl), as a post-doctoral researcher under the framework of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSC) Individual Fellowship, project Flex-ON (653412), where he developed flexible modulation and digital signal processing subsystems for elastic optical networks. During the secondment stage of his MSC fellowship, he has worked as a contractor for CISCO Optical GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany, for a period of 5 months.
He is currently a research assistant at Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro, being the scientific responsible for the ORCIP project (, where he is working on deployment of an in-campus testbed infrastructure that will allow the scientific community and industry to test, measure and certificate advanced optical and radio systems.
Fernando Guiomar is a member of OSA and IEEE and he has co-authored more than 70 scientific publications in leading international journals and conferences. He is also the co-author of two patent applications on the areas of linear and nonlinear equalization of optical fiber impairments. In 2016, he has received the Photonics21 Student Innovation Award, distinguishing industrial-oriented research with high impact in Europe.

Scientific Achievements

  • PhD, Universidade de Aveiro, 07-09-2015
  • MSc, Universidade de Aveiro, 01-01-2009
  • Instituto de Telecomunicações, 30-10-2017, Auxiliary Researcher
  • Politecnico di Torino, 16-10-2015 - 15-10-2017, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
  • Universidade de Aveiro, 01-01-2011 - 07-09-2015, PhD Student
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Optical Networks
  • Coherent Optical Communications
  • Digital Equalization of Signal Impairments
  • Sistemas de Informação , Universidade de Aveiro, Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Eletrónica e Telecomunicações
  • Projeto Industrial, Universidade de Aveiro, Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Eletrónica e Telecomunicações
  • I. Alimi, A. Mahmoud, A. O Mufutau, F. P. Guiomar, J. Rodriguez, P. Monteiro, A. Teixeira, Energy Efficiency in Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) for 5G Mobile Networks: Opportunities and Challenges, Chapter in, Optical and Wireless Convergence for 5G Networks and Beyond, Wiley, London, 2019
  • S. Ranzini, V. Parahyba, J. Júnior, F. P. Guiomar, A. Carena Carena, Impact of Nonlinear Effects and Mitigation on Coherent Optical Systems, Chapter in, Optical Communications - Advanced Systems and Devices for Next Generation Networks, Springer International Publishing, New York City, 2019
  • P. Monteiro, F. P. Guiomar, M. S. Neves, Método de correção e monitorização do ruído de fase em sistemas óticos coerentes multiportadora na presença de dispersão cromática, PT116299, April, 2020, (status pending), Ownership: Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro
  • C.Rodrigues Rodrigues, P. Mão-Cheia, F. P. Guiomar, A. N. Pinto, J.D. Reis, A. Teixeira, Método de Equalização Não-Linear do Canal Óptico no Domínio da Frequência, 105765, June, 2011, (status granted)

Currently running projects5

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
advMH-2020 Advanced Features for Multi-Haul Optical Transmission Systems Idea! Eletronic Systems 01-01-2020 31-12-2021
FreeCom-B5G Ultra-high-capacity free-space optical communications for beyond 5G IT 01-01-2020 31-12-2021
IDEA-2020 Spec & Modeling for 400G+/800G+ Optical Systems – Phase 3 Idea! Eletronic Systems 01-07-2020 31-03-2021
Opt5G+ High-capacity optical transmission infrastructure to support 5G communications and beyond La Caixa Foundation 01-05-2020 30-04-2023
ORCIP Optical Radio Convergence Infrastructure for Communications and Power Delivering PO Centro 01-05-2017 30-04-2029

Closed Projects5

Acronym Name Funding Agency Start date Ending date
AdvMH Advanced Features for Multi-Haul Optical Transmission Systems Idea! Eletronic Systems 29-11-2018 31-12-2019
DiNEq Digital Nonlinear Equalization in Very-High Speed Coherent Optical Transmission Systems FCT/PTDC 01-07-2013 01-06-2015
NG-COS Next-Generation Coherent Optical Communication Systems IT/LA 01-09-2011 01-08-2013
PANORAMA II Desenvolvimento de um Sistema de Telecomunicações sustentado em Plataformas Ópticas e de Rádio Avançadas com gestão integrada PT Inovação 01-01-2013 01-01-2015
VADONetC Simplified Volterra analysis for dynamical optical networks compensation IT/LA 01-06-2014 01-05-2016
  • F. P. Guiomar, Photonics 21 Student Innovation Award, Awarded by the European Technology Platform Photonics21 for high-quality photonics-related research with high industrial impact., 01-03-2016
  • F. P. Guiomar, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant for an Individual Fellowship, Research grant for a 2-years fellowship awarded by the European Commission in the framework of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme., 01-10-2015
  • F. P. Guiomar, Runner-up of ECOC2015 Best Student Paper Prize, Honorable mention (2nd place) for the work “Ultra-Long-Haul 400G Superchannel Transmission with Multi-Carrier Nonlinear Equalization”, on the Best Student Paper Prize Competition at ECOC2015, Valencia, Spain., 01-09-2015
  • F. P. Guiomar, FLAD Travel Grant, Grant to support the travelling expenses related with the participation on the “Optics & Photonics Congress on Advanced Photonics”, held in Boston, USA., 01-06-2015
  • F. P. Guiomar, Best Engineering Poster at UA Research Day, Awarded to the best engineering-related poster at the University of Aveiro research day, 01-07-2013
  • International Conf. on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - PHOTOPTICS Photoptics, Technical Programme Committee, 2019
  • International Optics and Photonics Confer­ence SBFOTON, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • International Conf. on Transparent Optical Networks - ICTON, Technical Programme Committee, 2018
  • International Conf. on Transparent Optical Networks - ICTON, Technical Programme Committee, 2017
  • OSA Frontiers in Optics, Sessions Chairman, 2016
  • International OSA Network of Students (IONS), Organizing Committee, 2015
  • Journal of Lightwave Technology
    2019, 2 review(s); 2018, 3 review(s); 2017, 3 review(s); 2016, 1 review(s); 2015, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Access
    2018, 1 review(s);
  • Optics Express
    2018, 1 review(s); 2017, 1 review(s); 2016, 1 review(s); 2014, 1 review(s); 2013, 1 review(s); 2012, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
    2018, 5 review(s); 2017, 5 review(s); 2016, 2 review(s);
  • Optical Fiber Technology
    2017, 1 review(s); 2015, 1 review(s);
  • Electronics Letters
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • Optics Letters
    2016, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Photonics Journal
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • Photonic Network Communications
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • IEEE Signal Processing Letters
    2015, 1 review(s);
  • Journal of Optical Communications and Networking
    2012, 1 review(s);