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Dr Karel Sterckx

Director, BUCROCCS


Dr. Karel Sterckx, a Belgian national, received a Master of Applied Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from a college that is currently part of Catholic University Leuven (Belgium) in 1986. In 1997, he obtained a Master of Science in Optoelectronics and Communications Systems from Northumbria University (UK) and, in 2000, a PhD from Swansea University (UK) for work on infrared wireless communication links. He has experience as a practicing engineer in the Belgian audio-visual industry, and has been lecturing at colleges and universities in Thailand since 1993. He has been a resident of Thailand for over 30 years and joined Bangkok University in 2010 as Research Scholar. Since 2012, he is the director of the Bangkok University Center of Research in Optoelectronics, Communications and Computational Systems (BU-CROCCS). His research efforts concentrate on broadband indoor Optical Wireless Communication and Software Defined Communication Systems.

Research areas

Optoelectronics, Software defined radio/communications,

Publications with BU-CROCCS

  1. P. Saengudomlert, K.L. Sterckx , Estimation of object position and orientation for dimmable visible light positioning, in Proc. iEECON, Thailand, 6-8 March(2024)
  2. P. Saengudomlert, K.L. Sterckx , Pulse position modulation with flexible dimming support for visible light communication, APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing, vol. 12, no. 1, October(2023)
  3. Chathurika Maduwanthi, Jong Chao-An , Poompat Saengudomlert, Karel Sterckx, Waleed S. Mohammed, Shu- Han Hsu , Demonstration of a Simple Approach for Sub-Microliter Fluorescence Detection by Structured PDMS cuvette with TiO2 Nanoparticle Inclusion Using 3D Printing Technology, IET Micro and nano letters, 11 February 2022, online,
  4. J. Panta, P. Saengudomlert, K.L. Sterckx , Efficient user grouping for MU-MIMO visible light communications based on block diagonalization, ECTI Transactions on Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 329-338, October(2022)
  5. P. Saengudomlert, K.L. Sterckx , Automatic detection of dimmable pulse position modulation for visible light communication, Proceedings of APSIPA 2022 (Best Paper Award), 7-10 November(2022)
  6. P. Saengudomlert, K.L. Sterckx , Development of indoor wheelchair tracking using visible light communications, Proceedings of EECON-45 (Invited Paper), 16-18 November(2022)
  7. J. Panta, P. Saengudomlert, K.L. Sterckx, A.T. Pham , Performance optimisation of indoor SVD-based MIMO-OFDM optical wireless communication systems, IET Optoelectronics, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 159-168, August(2020)
  8. Eidi Mohammad Atef, Romuald Jolivot, Waleed Mohammed, Karel Sterckx , Low Cost Solar Power System with Open Loop Tracking for Rural and Developing Areas , Engineering Journal Volume 24 Issue 5(2020)
  9. S. Buddhacharya, P. Saengudomlert, and K.L. Sterckx , BER performance investigation of WPM with unknown CSI using time-domain MMSE equalization, ECTI Transactions on Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Communications, vol. 17, no. 2, August(2019)
  10. Haziezol Helmi Mohd Yusof, Sulaiman Wadi Harun, Kaharudin Dimyati, Tanujjal Bora, Karel Sterckx, Waleed S Mohammed, Joydeep Dutta , Low-Cost Integrated Zinc Oxide Nanorods Based Humidity Sensors for Arduino Platform, IEEE Sensors Journal(2018)
  11. Ian A. Grout, Muhaned Zaidi, Karel L. Sterckx, and Abu Khari bin Aain , RGB LED driver circuit design for an optical fiber sensor system, ECTI Transactions on Computer and Information Technology, Vol.11, No.2, November, pp. 163-177(2017)
  12. M. Sohail, K.L. Sterckx and P. Saengudomlert , Linear Current Modulation with Feedback on Light Emitting Diodes in Optical Wireless Communication, Proceedings of ECTI-CON , 28 June-01 July, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2016)
  13. I.A. Grout, M. Zaidi, K.L. Sterckx, and A. Khari bin Aain , RGB LED Driver Circuit Design for An Optical Fiber Sensor System, Proceedings of ECTI-CON , 28 June-01 July, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2016)
  14. Hazli Bin Abdul Rahim, Muhammad Bin Lokman, Sulaiman Harun, Karel Sterckx, Gabor Hornyak, Waleed Mohammed, and Joydeep Dutta , Applied light side coupling with optimized spiral patterned zinc oxide nanorod coatings for multiple optical channel alcohol vapor sensing, J. Nanophotonics,Volume 10, Issue 03, 036009(2016)
  15. Hoorieh Fallah, Karel Sterckx, Poompat Saengudomlert, Waleed Mohammed , Plastic Optical Fiber for Wide Field-of-View Optical Wireless Receiver, SPIE Optical Engineering 55 (10), 106104-106104(2016)
  16. K.L. Sterckx , Analysis of Op Amp Based Transimpedance Photo Receivers: A Comprehensive Practical Approach, Proceedings of ICEVLC 2015, October 25-26, 2015, Yokohama, Japan, [on-line]
  17. P. Saengudomlert, K.L. Sterckx, W.S. Mohammed, N. Nimpitiwan, and P. Ubolkosold , Application of software defined communication systems to transmit data through LED lamps for smart museums, in Proc. EECON 2015, Thailand, 18–20 November(2015)
  18. M. Sohail, K.L. Sterckx, and P. Saengudomlert , Linear analog current modulation on light emitting diodes in optical wireless communications, in Proc. iEECON 2014, Thailand, 19-21 Mar (2014)
  19. M. Sohail, P. Saengudomlert, and K.L. Sterckx , Performance analysis of dynamic range limited DCO-OFDM, ACO-OFDM and flip-OFDM transmissions for visible light communication, IEICE Transactions on Communications, vol. E97-B, no. 10, pp. 2192-2202(2014)
  20. E. Sauvage, P. Saengudomlert, and K.L. Sterckx , Optimized implementation of a dual mode OFDM OWC transmitter, IET Optoelectronics, vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 232-238, Dec(2014)
  21. K. L. Sterckx , “On the Feasibility of Converting Commercial LED Spotlights into Transmitters for Pulse Modulated VLC Signals, Proceedings of the National Conference on Optics and Applications (NCOA-7), Bangkok, Thailand,(2012)
  22. K. L. Sterckx , Implementation of Continuous VLC Modulation Schemes on Commercial LED Spotlights, Proceedings of the 9th Annual International Conference Organized by Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI) Association, Thailand, Hua Hin, Thailand, 16-18 May(2012)