The University of Southampton

The Smart Electronic Materials and Systems (SEMS) Research Group is part of the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. We are actively researching systems and materials for sensing industrial, environmental or biological parameters. Our expertise ranges from nanoscale electronic materials through to complete wireless sensor systems for the Internet of Things.

We print our novel functional electronic materials, including sensors and electroluminescent inks, onto fabrics in our Printed Electronics and Materials lab. Our research includes the use of wireless sensor systems to monitor diverse parameters including the health of engines and the effectiveness of agricultural irrigation, and we can power these systems using our own energy harvesting technology.

  • 29 November 2021

    SEMS Group Research Fellow Mahmoud Wagih...

    Dr. Mahmoud Wagih, a Research Fellow in the SEMS group, has been selected as a finalist for the Young Engineer of the Year award in the TechWorks Awards 2021. The Young Engineer Award publicly celebrates and promotes the efforts of young professionals at the early stages of their careers. The nomination follows on a FEPS Dean?s Award for Early Career Researchers for exceptional contributions to the Faculty, as well as two Best Doctoral College Research Awards. Mahmoud?s research has led to over 50 publications including several best paper/presentation awards and contributed to the EnABLES Project, the EPSRC Smart Cities Platform Grant, and the Arm-ECS Research Centre. The winner will be announced at the annual TechWorks Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday 9th December 2021.

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  • 10 June 2021

    Mahmoud Wagih wins Two Doctoral College Awards

    Dr Mahmoud Wagih, a SEMS group PhD graduate and current Research Fellow, has won two Doctoral College awards for his PhD research.

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  • 18 March 2021

    Southampton electronics students create...

    A GPS-enabled fabric map developed by Electrical and Electronic Engineering students from the University of Southampton has been showcased at the UK's leading event for wearable and emerging technologies.

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  • Publications archive

    Recent SEMS publications

    Textile based ferroelectret for foot pressure sensor - Junjie Shi and Steve Beeby
    Type: Conference or Workshop Item | 2019 | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. | Item not available on this server.
    Research data supporting “Frequency uncertainty improvement in STFT-BOTDR using highly nonlinear optical fibers”
    Type: Dataset | 2016 | Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository | Item not available on this server.
    Novel active electrodes for ECG monitoring on woven textiles fabricated by screen and stencil printing - Paul Gordon, Russel Torah, Stephen Beeby and Michael Tudor
    Type: Article | 2015 | Item not available on this server.
    Encapsulated textile organic solar cells fabricated by spray coating - Yi Li, Sasikumar Arumugam, Chirenjeevi Krishnan, Martin Charlton and Stephen Beeby
    Type: Article | 2019
    Random-telegraph-noise and wave-particle duality found in a silicon nano-wire - Kouta Ibukuro, Fayong Liu, Muhammad Husain, Zuo Li, Yoshishige Tsuchiya, Harvey Rutt and Shinichi Saito
    Type: Conference or Workshop Item | 2018