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Dr Karel Sterckx

Director, BUCROCCS


Dr. Karel Sterckx is a Belgian national. In 1986, he received a Master of Applied Engineering in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Katholieke Industriële Hogeschool der Kempen, currently part of Catholic University Leuven (Belgium). 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 audiovisual industry, and has been lecturing at governmental and private universities in Thailand since 1993. He has been a resident of Thailand for almost 20 years and joined Bangkok University in 2010 as Research Scholar. At present, he is the director of the Bangkok University Center of Research in Optoelectronics, Communications and Control Systems (BU-CROCCS). His research efforts concentrate on Software Defined Communication Systems as well as broadband indoor Optical Wireless Communication.

Research areas

Optoelectronics, Software defined radio/communications,

Publications with BU-CROCCS

  1. 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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]
  11. 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)
  12. 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)
  13. 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)
  14. 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)
  15. 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)
  16. 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)