Djafar K. Mynbaev

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Djafar K. Mynbaev

Areas of Interest:

  • Optical communications
  • Optical access networks
  • Components for optical networks
  • Telecommunications
  • Pedagogic Research


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Leningrad Electrical Engineering Institute (LETI), USSR
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, LETI, USSR

Courses Taught:

  • ET 100: Techniques of Electrical Technology
  • ET 162: Circuit Analysis I
  • ET 242: Circuit Analysis II
  • ET 313: Communications Electronics
  • TC 100: Introduction to Telecommunications
  • TC 500: Analog and Digital Communications I
  • TC 620: Analog and Digital Communications II
  • TC 700: Fiber-Optic Communications
  • TX 415: Telecommunication I
  • TX 416: Telecommunication II


  • Djafar K. Mynbaev and Lowell L. Scheiner, Fiber-Optic Communications Technology, Prentice Hall, 750 pages, 2001.
  • English reprint: copyright © 2002 by Science Press and Pearson Education North Asia Limited, ISBN 7-03-010131-6/TN • 379.
  • English reprint: Fibre Optics Communications Technology, copyright © 2002 by Pearson Education India, ISBN 8-17-808317-5.
  • Chinese translation: copyright © 2002 by China Machine Press, ISBN 7-111-09981-8.


  • Djafar K. Mynbaev and Vitaly Sukharenko, "Plasmonics for Optical Communications: The Use of Graphene for Optimizing Coupling Efficiency" (invited), Ninth International Conference on Devices, Circuits and Systems (ICCDCS 2014), Playa del Carmen, México, April 2-4, 2014.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev and Vitaly Sukharenko, "Plasmonic-Based Devices for Optical Communications," in Frontiers in Electronics, eds. Sorin Cristoloveanu  and Michael S. Shur, New Jersey: World Scientific, 2013, Pages 201-221.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Will Optical Communications Meet the Challenges of the Future?" in Future Trends in Microelectronics,  eds. Serge Luryi, Jimmy Xu and Alex Zaslavsky, IEEE/Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, 2013, Pages 160-172. [ISBN 978-111844216-6]
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev and Vitaly Sukharenko, "Plasmonics in Optical Communications: Optimization of Coupling Efficiency," AICT 2013, The Ninth Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications, Rome, Italy, June 23-28, 2013. On-line IARIA journal ISBN 978-1-61208-279-0, pages 230-235.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev and Vitaly Sukharenko, "Plasmonic-based devices for optical communications," International Journal of High-Speed Electronics and Systems, Vol. 21, No.1 (2012), 36 -45.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Will optical communications meet the challenges of the future demands?" 2012 Advanced Research Workshop on Future Trends in Microelectronics (FTM 2012), Corsica, France, June 25-29, 2012.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev and Vitaly Sukharenko, "Plasmonic-based devices for optical communications," International Advanced Workshop on Frontiers in Electronics (WOFE 09), December 14-17, 2011: San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev and Vitaly Sukharenko, "WDM Demultiplexing by Using Surface Plasmon Polaritons," International Journal of High-Speed Electronics and Systems, Vol. 20, No.1 (2011), 51-61.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Optical Communications: Status and Trends," Tutorial delivered at the Seventh Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications (AICT 2011), St. Maarten, The Netherlands Antilles, March 20-25, 2011.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev and Vitaly Sukharenko, "Plasmonic-based devices for optical communications," International Advanced Workshop on Frontiers in Electronics (WOFE 09), December 14-17, 2011: San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Project-based approach to teaching theory in engineering-technology courses," Fall 2010 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Conference, Vilanova, NJ, October 15-16, 2010.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Modern Photonics and Optical Communications," in Future Trends in Microelectronics: From Nanophotonics to Sensors to Energy, editorsSerge Luryi, Jimmy Xu, Alexander Zaslavsky, Wiley-IEEE Press, 2010.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev and Vitaly Sukharenko, "Application of plasmonics in optical communications," International Advanced Workshop on Frontiers in Electronics (WOFE 09), December 13-16, 2009: Rincon, Puerto Rico.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "What modern photonics will contribute into development of the future optical communications technology?" 2009 Advanced Research Workshop (FTM-6), Future Trends in Microelectronics: Unmapped Roads, June 14-19, 2009:  Sardinia, Italy.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, Roman Kezerashvili, Candido Cabo, and Janet Liou-Mark, Support of Study on Engineering Technology from Physics and Mathematics, Paper AC 20008-1783, Proceedings of 2008 ASEE Annual Conference, June 22-25, 2008, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Bringing the spirit of industry into the engineering-technology classroom," (selected paper) The International Journal of Modern Engineering, Volume 8, Number 1, Fall 2007.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Optoelectronics for future optical access networks," International Workshop on Frontiers in Electronics (WOFE 07), Cozumel, Mexico, December 15-19, 2007.
  • R. Ya. Kezerashvili, C. Cabo, D.K. Mynbaev, and Janet Liou-Mark, " The Transfer of Knowledge from Physics and Mathematics to Engineering Applications," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management: KGCM 2007 jointly with The 11 th World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2007, July 8-11, 2007 – Orlando, Florida, USA, Vol. 3, pp.234-239, 2007.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Optical access networks today and tomorrow," tutorial delivered at IEEE Sarnoff Symposium, April 30 – May 2, 2007, Princeton, NJ.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Bringing the spirit of industry into the engineering-technology classroom," 2006 IJME – Intertech International Conference on Engineering and Technology, 19-21 October 2006, Kean University, Union, New Jersey, USA.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "The physical layer of the optical networks: Devices and subsystems," Online Tutorials from IEEE Communications Society, 2006,
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Broadband optical access: components for passive optical networks (overview)," Proceedings of SPIE: Optical Transmission Systems and Equipment for WDM Networking IV, Vol. 6012, pp. 6012-OQ1-12, Optics East, Boston, MA, USA, 24-26 October 2005.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Analysis of Quality of Service Provisioning in Passive Optical Networks," IEEE  2nd International Conference on Broadband Networks, BroadNets 2005, Boston, MA, October 3-7, 2005.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev (with Stamatios Kartalopoulos),, "Advanced Optical Networks: Devices, Architectures and Protocols," tutorial delivered at the IEEE Globecom Telecommunication Conference (Globecom 2004), Dallas, TX, USA, November 29-December 3, 2004.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Optical access: networks and components (overview)," Proceedings of SPIE: Performance, Quality of Service, and Control of Next-Generation Communication Networks II, Vol. 5598, pp. 81-92, Optics East, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 25-28 October 2004.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Optical Access from Network and Component Perspectives," tutorial delivered at The 4th IASTED International Conference on Communications Systems and Networks (CSN 2004), Marbella, Spain, September 1-3, 2004.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Next-generation optical networks from network layer and physical layer perspectives," tutorial delivered at 11th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT'2004), Fortaleza, Brazil, August 1-7, 2004,.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev (with Lowell L. Scheiner), "Societal Impact of Telecommunications Technology" in Proceedings of International Conference on Politics and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications (PISTA'04), Orlando, Florida, USA, July 21-25, 2004.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Undergraduate research and academic laboratory," in Proceedings of Frontiers in Education Conference, November 5-8, 2003, Boulder, CO, paper SE3, ISBN 0-7803-7962-4.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Teaching fiber-optic communications in engineering technology programs by virtual collaboration with industry," in Proceedings of Education and Training in Optics and Photonics International Conference (ETOP), at the 87th OSA Annual Meeting and Exhibit, October 5-9, 2003, Tucson, AZ, paper EME5.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Optical Fiber for Consumer Electronics," Newsletter of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, May 2003, pp. 6-8.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Telecommunications and the American Economy," Newsletter  of the New York State Engineering Technology Association, Spring 2003, pp. 16-18.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Topics in Telecommunications: New York City Telecommunications Networks After September 11, 2001," National Center for Telecommunications Technologies (NCCT) News, Boston: Winter 2003, p.3.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Optical networking: architecture and components," tutorial deliverd at 10th International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT'2003), Papeete, Tahiti, February 2003.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "PON performance improves with multiplexing," WDM Solutions, January 2003, pp.18-20
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Passive Optical Network (PON): the solution to the "last-mile" problem," Broadband Properties, Vol. 21, No. 9, October 2002, pp.22-27.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Components for optical networks," tutorial presented at The Second IASTED International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications (WOC 2002), Banff, Canada, July 2002.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "From Core to Metro to Access Networks – The Need for Passive Optical Network," Business Briefing: Global Optical Communications 2002, London, June 2002, Reference Section.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Building the bridge between engineering and engineering technology schools in a telecommunications program," in Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 16-20, 2002, Montreal, Canada, Document 2002-1291.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "The use of simulation software in fiber-optic communications undergraduate course," in Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Zone 1 Conference, April 5-6, 2002, West Point, New York, Paper 1-V-1-a.
  • Djafar K. Mynbaev, "Novel approach to laboratory exercises in fiber-optic communications technology," in Proceedings of the 2001 Spring Regional Conference of the Middle Atlantic Section of the American Society for Engineering Education, Rowan University, Glasborough, New Jersey, April 21, 2001, Paper 23-VI-5.


  • As a CO-PI, received MSEIP grant from the U.S. Department of Education, “The Transfer of Learning From Mathematics and Physics to Computer Systems and Engineering Applications,” in the amount of $400,000 started in October 2006.
  • As a CO-PI received Round Nine (9) - Year 2005/06 GRTI grant (with Physics Department) in the amount of $42,000.
  • As a PI, received PSC-CUNY 33 research grant (award # 64440-00 33) in the amount of $3,000 for 2003/2004 academic year.
  • As a PI, received Perkins grant in the amount of $100,000 for 2001/2002 academic year.


  • A member of the editorial board of the volume “Telecommunications and Networking” published by Springer in 2004 (ISBN: 3-540-22571-4).
  • Co-editor of the volume “Systems Communications” published by IEEE Computer Society in 2005 (ISBN: 0-7695-2422-2).
  • A member of technical program committee and editorial board of - non-profit technical organizations sponsoring conferences and publications in telecommunications (from Spring 2007.).
  • In addition, he's served as a member of technical committees for professional societies (IEEE, OSA, SPIE, ASEE, IASTED, and iNEER), technical program committees for technical conferences, and as a reviewer for refereed journals.

Scholar on Campus:

  • Professor Djafar K. Mynbaev of the Department of Electrical and Telecommunications Technology has been named 2006 Scholar on Campus of New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York.
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