Dr. Djafar K. Mynbaev

Dr. Djafar K. Mynbaev graduated from Leningrad Electrical Engineering Institute, USSR, with M.S. (1963) and Ph.D. (1969) degrees, both in electrical engineering. He worked for more than twenty years for industrial, research, and academic institutions in the former Soviet Union.  He came to the United States in 1991, where he has continued to work in industry and academia. He worked for Bellcore (Bell Communication Research), where he performed research in the area of broadband access networks, specifically on digital subscriber line (DSL) technology. He has also taught electrical engineering courses at the New York Institute of Technology and physics at Fordham University. He joined New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York in 1996, where he has served as a chairman and a coordinator of the school’s telecommunications program. He is currently a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering Technology and Telecommunications. He continues his affiliation with telecommunications corporations by doing consulting work. He delivers papers and tutorials at international and national conferences. He is a member of permanent committees on optical communications at such professional societies as the IEEE, SPIE and IASTED. He also serves as a chairman and member of technical program committees for various international conferences. In addition, he serves as a reviewer for refereed journals. His current research is concerned with developing new types of fiber-optic communications systems with a concentration on optical access networks. He holds 26 patents and has published more than 100 technical papers. His book (with Lowell L. Scheiner), Fiber-Optic Communications Technology, published by Prentice Hall in 2001, has enjoyed wide acceptance around the world. The book was reprinted for North Asia and India; it was translated into Chinese in 2003.

Dr. Mynbaev is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
In 2006, Professor Mynbaev was named Scholar on Campus at New York City College of Technology.