Geetika Aggarwal


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Academic Biography

Dr. Geetika Aggarwal is a  'Lecturer'  at the Department of Engineering, in the School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies. Her Teaching responsibilities are across all years, covering the modules:

1. Sustainable Systems and Industry 4.0

2. Sustainability

3. Robust Control Systems (RCS)

4. Digital Control and Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

5. Embedded Systems

6. Linear Systems and Control

7. Electronic Principles

8. Instrumentation

9. Design Implementation

Prior to joining, 'Teesside University' on 01 November 2022, Dr Geetika, has worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher (Nov 2019 - Oct 2022) at 'Nottingham Trent University', England, UK on Horizon 2020 cleansky EU project involving Instrumentation and Control, Digital Signal Processing, Data Aquisition, Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence through MATLAB/SIMULINK, LabVIEW, Embedded Systems, Audacity, Adobe Audition, Fusion 360.

Dr Geetika completed her PhD in Electronics Engineering at Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, UK (Oct 2015- Oct 2019), where she designed a real time wireless communication system for Electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring. She was nominated for ‘Best Postgraduate who Teaches’ in the 2018 Student Led Teaching Awards. Dr Geetika has also worked as a part time Tutor/Asssitant Lecturer/Lab Demonstrator at Northumbria University, and have won the ‘Outstanding Staff Member Award 2019’ in the 'Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering' at the 'Faculty of Engineering and Environment'. 

Dr Geetika is a 'Fellow of Higher Education Academy' (FHEA), member of 'Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers' (IEEE) and 'Institute of Engineering and Technology' (IET) in addition to the 'Executive Committee Member' of IET Teesside Local Network.


Summary of Research Interests

  • Sustainable  Smart Systems 
  • 5G/6G and Beyond
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Digitalization in Industry
  • Green Communication Networks
  • Wireless Communication
  • Optical Wireless Communication- VLC/OCC
  • Energy Efficient Networks
  • IoT-based Smart Automation Systems
  • Integration of IoT and Renewable Sources for Sustainable Smart Systems
  • Sustainable Manufacturing for  Smart Cities and Industrial Automation
  • Internet of Everything-Smart Grid (IoE-SG)
  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision/Open CV
  • Cyber Security in Smart Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Augumented Reality/Virtual Reality
  • Digital Twinning as an essential tool for Smart Cities
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

Dr Geetika, has/continue to supervise several undergraduate and postgraduate student projects in similar research areas.

Also, willing to supervise/accept the PhD students with similar research interest.

Dr Geetika, also, welcome the Research collaborations in similar research areas.


Editorial Roles and Professional Activities

Editorial Roles

Guest Editor: Special Issue on '6G Optical Internet of Things (OIoT) for Sustainable Smart Cities'  ( )

Guest Editor: Special Issue on 'Emerging Sensing Technologies for Sustainable Smart Systems and Digitalization in Industries' (


Organised a Special Session/Workshop

Chair of Special Session/Workshop Titled 'IoT for Sustainable Smart Cities' at the IEEE Smart World Congress 2023, Portsmouth, UK.


Technical Program Committee Member:

  • ICACIS 2024: International Conference on Advanced Communication and Intelligent Systems
  • IEEE COINS 2024: IEEE International Conference on Omni-Layer Intelligent Systems (
  • IEEE Smart World Congress 2023, Portsmouth, UK (
  • 2023 IEEE IAS Global Conference on Emerging Technologies (GlobConET), Loughborough University, UK 


Reviewer in the following journals:

  • IEEE Internet of Things (IoT).
  • IET Intelligent Transport Systems.
  • Journal of Electronics, MDPI Publication.
  • Journal of Sensors, MDPI Publications.
  • Engineering Science and Technology, an International Journal
  • Journal of  Photonics, MDPI Publications.
  • EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Springer Publication.


External Collaborators 

  • Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
  • Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK
  • University of Hertfordshire, London, UK
  • Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK
  • Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana, India
  • University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK
  • University of Hull, Yorkshire, UK
  • University of Surrey , Guildford, Surrey, UK
  • University of Chinese Academy of Science, China
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, USA
  • Poornima College of Engineering, Jaipur, India
  • German-Jordanian University, Jordan
  • Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK



Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Visible Light Optical Camera Communication for Electroencephalography Applications, Northumbria University

15 Oct 201516 Oct 2019

Award Date: 17 Jan 2020

External positions

NED Grand Challenge, Nottingham Trent University

29 Mar 202131 May 2021

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Nottingham Trent University

4 Nov 201931 Oct 2022

STEM Ambassador, Northumbria University

1 Mar 201815 Oct 2019

Post-Graduate Ambassador, Northumbria University

1 Feb 201815 Oct 2019

Assitant Lecturer, Northumbria University

17 Oct 20179 Oct 2019

Committee Member of IET Local Network, Northumbria University

1 Jul 201730 Jun 2019

Chair of IEEE-WIE Northumbria, Northumbria University

1 Jan 201631 Jul 2019


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