Find out about the SEMS group, our interests and capabilities.
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.
Professor Steve Beeby, Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technology and ECS Impact Champion, has been recently elevated to a Fellow by IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology for his significant contribution in the areas of energy harvesting and its application in e-textiles.Read More