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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.

  • 5 February 2019

    Electronic textiles research develops colour...

    Multi-disciplinary research at the University of Southampton is creating smart fabrics capable of emitting light, changing colour and controlling infections.

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  • 30 January 2019

    University of Southampton launches...

    Academics and health professionals are uniting to solve challenging clinical problems through a new Centre for Health Technologies (CHT) at the University of Southampton.

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  • 14 December 2018

    Scientists investigate machine learning sensors...

    Researchers from the University of Southampton are using machine learning techniques to develop the next generation of wear sensing in machines such as planes and cars.

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  • Publications archive

    Recent SEMS publications

    Encapsulated textile organic solar cells fabricated by spray coating - Yi Li, Sasikumar Arumugam, Chirenjeevi Krishnan, Martin Charlton and Stephen Beeby
    Type: Article | 2019 | Item availability restricted.
    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
    Flip-flop
    Type: Patent | 2018
    Connecting and powering flexible IoT, an insole case study - Mahmoud Wagih, Yang Wei, Sheng Yong and Stephen Beeby
    Type: Conference or Workshop Item | 2018
    Strain distribution on a finger link: a static simulation study - Jiawen Liu, Paul Chappell and Neil White
    Type: Article | 2018 | Item availability restricted.

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