Professor Haas has pioneered advances in the design of networked visible light communication systems, known as 'LiFi' (Light Fidelity) based on light emitting diode transmitters and the invention of spatial modulation for simplifying the implementation of mobile multiple input, multiple output wireless transmission systems. The Royal Academy of Engineering also noted his positive impact on the engineering through "knowledge transfer and enhancing public engagement".
The Royal Academy of Engineering brings together the knowledge and experience of some of the best and brightest engineers, inventors and technologists in the UK and from around the world to promote excellence in engineering and to enhance and support engineering research, policy formation, education and entrepreneurship and other activities that advance and enrich engineering in all its forms.
Today there are just over 1,500 Fellows in total, principally comprising Fellows (born or resident in the UK), but also International Fellows, Honorary Fellows and Emeritus Fellows. No more than 50 New Fellows are elected in any one year.
Reacting to his election, Professor Haas said "I am absolutely humbled by this wonderful recognition. It is such a great honour to be a Fellow of the Royal Academy. This is a huge motivation to push the boundaries of our work even further. This is only possible because I am surrounded by the most talented students, postdocotral researchers and amazing colleagues."