Ammar Sharaiha was born in Amman, Jordan, in 1956. He received the M. Sc. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Rennes I, France in 1981 and 1984 respectively. He joined the École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Brest, France (ENIB) as Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences) in 1989 ; later, as Full Professor (Professeur des Universités) in 2001. He is author or co-author of more than 150 international publications or communications. Pr. Sharaiha’s current research interests are mainly in the areas of high-speed optical-communication systems and 60GHz RoF applications using semiconductor-optical amplifiers.