John Mitchell is Vice-Dean (Education) in the UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Professor of Communications Systems Engineering in the UCL Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.
John received the B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from UCL (University College London), UK in 1996 and 2000, respectively. In 1999 he became a research fellow in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at UCL, becoming a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Telecommunications in September 2000 and 2006 respectively. He became full professor in 2015.
Between 2003 and 2007 he was involved in a IET and HEFCE funded project to introduce Problem Based Learning into the Electronic Engineering Curriculum. Since he has led a group within the department that has introduced Scenario Based Learning into the 1st and 2nd years of the programme. He also been involved in the UCL LectureCast project to introduce a UCL wide lecture capture system and is Chair of the UCL Online-Media Board. In 2010 in received the UCL Provost’s Teaching Award. From 2012 he was seconded to the faculty office to be director of the Integrated Engineering Programme. His research interests include optical access technologies, the transport of microwave and millimetre wave radio signals over optical fibre for communications, and wireless sensor networks. Prof. Mitchell is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers and Technology (IET) and a Senior Member of the IEEE Communciations Society, IEEE Photonics Society and IEEE Education Society.