Dr Mohsen Razavi


Dr Razavi received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees (with honours) in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1998 and 2000, respectively. From August 1999 to June 2001, he was a member of research staff at Iran Telecommunications Research Centre, working on all-optical CDMA networks and the possible employment of optical amplifiers in such systems.  He joined the Research Laboratory of Electronics, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in 2001 to pursue his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, which he completed in 2006. He continued his work at MIT as a Post-doctoral Associate during Fall 2006, before joining the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo as a Post-doctoral Fellow in January 2007. Since September 2009, he is a Faculty Member at the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Leeds. Dr Razavi is a recipient of the MIT-HP Alliance Fellowship and the Marie-Curie International Reintegration Grant. He chaired and organized the first International Workshop on Quantum Communication Networks in 2014. He is the Coordinator of the European Innovative Training Network, QCALL, which aims at providing quantum communications services to all users. He is also a member of the National Hub for Quantum Communications Technologies in the UK and represents the University of Leeds at the Industry Specification Group on QKD in ETSI. Dr Razavi has authord an introductory book on quantum communications networks published as part of IOP Concise Physics series. His research interests include a variety of topics in quantum and classical optical communications, quantum cryptography, quantum optics, and quantum networks.


  • Director of Post-Graduate Research Studies
  • Programme Manager: Engineering, Technology, and Business Management

Research interests

Quantum Communications; Quantum Cryptography; Quantum Key Distribution; Quantum Repeaters; Quantum Communications Networks

Research groups and institutes

  • Pollard Institute

Postgraduate research opportunities

We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study.

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