– Dr. Syed Murshid, Florida Tech associate professor of electrical engineering, was named by Florida Trend magazine as one of the state’s five most
influential scientists. The magazine’s November 2004 special issue features the 174 most influential Floridians.
Murshid , who specializes in fiber optics research, discovered a way to quadruple the amount of information carried over a single fiber optic cable.
Through a patented process called spatial domain multiplexing, designed by Murshid and his team, the same fiber optic cable can transmit multiple channels
of information at the same wavelength without interference.
“In practical terms, his discovery allows telecom companies needing to boost capacity to forgo laying more cable, an expensive process,” reads Murshid’s
Florida Trend profile.
The Florida Trend issue also lists the state’s most influential celebrities, athletes, attorneys, bankers, power couples, executives and Tallahassee