Dr Felix Ngobigha

Course Leader in MSc Advanced Computing

School of Technology, Business and Arts
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Dr Felix Ngobigha is a Senior Lecturer in Network Engineering & Course leader for MSc Advanced Computing at the School of Technology, Business and Arts. He holds a PhD in computing and electronic systems, an MSc in telecommunications & information systems from the University of Essex, Colchester, U.K., in 2005 and 2015 respectively. In 2000, he received the B.Tech. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering (electronics option) from the Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Prior to joining the University of Suffolk as a Lecturer in 2020, he worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and held a Visiting Research Fellow position in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at the University of Essex, UK from 2016 to 2020. He has also held a Lectureship position at the Department of Electrical/Electronic, Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State, Nigeria, between 2004 and 2011. From 2001 to 2004, he was a Scientific Officer with the Centre for Satellite Technology Development an activity centre of the National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja, Nigeria and the Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, Guildford, UK.


Felix teaching and learning support covers several courses at the University of Suffolk which includes the following areas: future networks, computing, high-level electronic circuit design, wireless communications, microwave and/or antenna theory and other related fields.

Current teaching responsibilities:


  • Network and IoT Security
  • Securing the Network
  • Security for Computer Networks
  • Introduction to Networking

Felix is interested in research problems that arise in practical communication and/or electromagnetics scenarios including future networks with a major objective of bridging theory and practise. He is currently the Technology Lead for the Networking and Security theme within the Digital Futures Institute (DFI) and would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics:

  • Future Networks & IoT Security
  • Machine Learning for communication
  • Electromagnetic applications
  • High-level electronic design

Recent Grants/projects:

  • Principal Investigator - Design and manufacture flexible product solutions for complex electrical inter-connection applications funded by UKRI via Higher Education Innovation Fund - 2023
  • Principal Investigator - Passive Optical Networking trials at DigiTech: First-of-a-kind 25 Gigabit Passive Optical Network (25GPON) Testbed funded by Openreach & Nokia - 2022

  • Fellowship of the Advance Higher Education (HEA)
  • Member - The Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET)
  • Registered Engineer - The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
  • Member - Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
  • PRINCE2 Project Manager – Foundation Level

  • P. Cochrane, and F. Ngobigha. "Wireless fit for the internet of things." The Journal – The Institute of Telecommunications Professional, Vol. 16, Part 4 – December 2022
  • M. Ekpu, E. A. Ogbodo, F. Ngobigha, and J. E. Njoku. “Thermal Effect of Cylindrical Heat Sink on Heat Management in LED Applications”. Energies, 15, 7583. https://doi.org/10.3390/en15207583, October 2022
  • E. A. Ogbodo, F. Ngobigha, A. N. Obadiah, and S. Atuba. “A diplexer with direct coupled resonant junction”. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Wiley Online Library, https://doi.org/10.1002/mop.32787, January 2021
  • Carolina Canales-Valenzuela, M. Baltatu, L. Costa, K. Habel, V. Jungnickel, G. Koczian, F. Ngobigha, Michael C. Parker, Muhammad S. Siddiqui, E. Trouva, Stuart D. Walker. “Security. Inbook: 5G System Design: Architectural and Functional Considerations and Long-Term Research”. doi: 10.1002/9781119425144. ch9; John Wiley & Sons, 2018
  • F. Ngobigha, D. Bebbington, and L. Carrea. “Discrete Numerical Approach to the Fredholm Integral Method for Evaluating Scattering by Irregular Dielectric Particles”. IEEE Transactions on Antenna and Propagation, VOL. 65, NO. 11, November 2017
  • F. Ngobigha. “Sensor-based payment method using Near Field Communication (NFC)” – poster presentation. The University of Suffolk Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference - June 30, 2022
  • Adoche J. Obekpa, F. Ngobigha, Stuart D. Walker, and Eugene A. Ogbodo. “Non-Line-of-Sight 5G FWA Performance Testing and Monitoring using COTS Antennas”, IEEE International Conference on Computing and Communication Applications and Technologies (I3CAT), https://doi.org/10.1109/I3CAT53310.2021.9629398, 2021
  • O Salako, F. Ngobigha, and C. Ugwunna. “An End-User Programming Approach for Creating Virtual Innovation Labs” Emerging Applications and Technologies for Industry 4.0 (EATI' 2020) Conference, September 2020
  • Gbenga Salami, Nasir Faruk, Nazmat Surajudeen-Bakinde, and F. Ngobigha. “Challenges and Trends in 5G Deployment: A Nigerian Case Study”. 2019 2nd International Conference of the IEEE Nigeria Computer Chapter (NigeriaComputConf.), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, 14 - 17 October 2019
  • F. Ngobigha, Stuart D. Walker, G. Howell, and J. Prentice. “Demonstration of 40 Gbit/s data capacity using standard rail-approved twisted-pair media on international rolling stock”. Invited Speaker at WP3 Shift2Rail R&D workshop organised by Network Rail, King's College London, 19 February 2019