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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.

  • 13 July 2018

    E-textiles funding boost to relieve the pain of...

    The pain of millions of people living with arthritis in the UK could be eased through new e-textile technologies being developed within ECS

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  • 28 February 2018

    SEMS group research to be presented at the...

    Research from SMARTmove, a collaborative project between Electronics and Computer Science and the Faculty of Health Sciences, will be presented at the Houses of Parliament.

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  • 27 February 2018

    SEMS group holds inaugural student poster event

    The SEMS group has held its first PhD student poster event. Around 20 PhD students displayed posters on a diverse range of topics.

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  • Publications archive

    Recent SEMS publications

    Improving the integration of e-textile microsystems' encapsulation by modifying PDMS formulation - Olivia Ojuroye, Russel Torah and Steve Beeby
    Type: Conference or Workshop Item | 2018 | Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. | Item not available on this server.
    Multichannel ZnO nanowire field effect transistors by lift-off process - Martin Ebert, Nor Azlin, Binti Ghazali, Kian Kiang, Ioannis Zeimpekis, B. Maerz, Maurits De Planque and Harold Chong
    Type: Article | 2018 | Item availability restricted.
    Modelling and experimental validation of the effect of the elastic properties of fabrics on the durability of screen printed e-textiles - Abiodun Komolafe
    Type: Article | 2018 | Item availability restricted.
    Wearable electronic sleeve for muscle stimulation - Kai Yang, Katie Meadmore, Christopher Freeman, Neil Grabham, Ann-Marie Hughes, Yang Wei, Russel Torah, Monika Glanc-Gostkiewicz, Stephen Beeby and Michael Tudor
    Type: Conference or Workshop Item | 2018 | Item not available on this server.
    Phase dependent nonlinear parametrically excited systems - Bahareh Zaghari, Emiliano Rustighi and Maryam Ghandchi Tehrani
    Type: Article | 2018

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