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.

  • 19 November 2019

    Electronic engineering students honoured for...

    High-performing students from the University of Southampton have won prizes in two national competitions from the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) at the TechWorks Awards.

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  • 22 July 2019

    SEMS Group Summer Barbecue

    The SEMS group held a weekend barbecue for all group members and their families. The event was held at Royal Victoria Country Park.

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  • 3 July 2019

    Bahareh Zaghari wins WiSET+ Award

    The award recognises her exceptional contributions in outreach and supporting women in academia. The 2019 WiSET+ award winners were announced at John Hansard Gallery at the opening exhibition for the "Women in Academia" creativity exhibition.

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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” - Linqing Luo, Francesca Parmigiani, Yifei Yu, Bo Li, Kenichi Soga and Jize Yan
    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