Dr. Raed Mesleh is currently the vice dean of the school of electrical engineering and information technology at German Jordanian University in Amman, Jordan. He received his PhD in 2007 from Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany. From 2007 to 2010 he was a postdoctoral fellow at Jacobs University. He was with the Electrical Engineering Department at University of Tabuk in Saudi Arabia from 2010—2015. During that period, he holds the position of department chair and the director of research excellence and intellectual property units at the deanship of scientific research. He was a visiting scholar at Boston University, The University of Edinburgh and Herriot—Watt University.
His main research interests are in wireless communication and optical wireless communication with particular focus on MIMO techniques, mmWave communication FSO and VLC. He is an inventor and co-inventor of six patents. He invented Spatial Modulation technique during his PhD and he is the inventor of Quadrature Spatial Modulation and Trellis Coded Spatial Modulation. He published more than 100 journal and conference papers with an overall citation of around 4000. In December 2016, he was awarded the Arab Scientific Creativity award from Arab Thought Foundation.