Mohammed El-Tanany obtained the B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 1974 and 1978 respectively, both from Cairo University in Giza, Egypt, and the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada in 1983.
He worked with the Advanced Systems division of Miller Communications in Kanata, ON from 1982 to 1985 with principal involvement in the research and development of digital transmission equipment for mobile satellite type of applications and also for VHF airborne high-speed down links. He joined Carleton University in 1985, initially as a research associate in the area of wireless communications for mobile and indoor communications. He is currently an associate professor with the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering where he is actively involved in several research programs that deal with digital transmission in the PCS and millimeter wave frequency bands, with emphasis on channel measurements, modelling as well as modulation/coding for frequency selective fading channels.