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.

  • 3 March 2022

    Electronics and Computer Science celebrates...

    A series of academic successes and appointments are being celebrated across Electronics and Computer Science.

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  • 17 February 2022

    Prestigious Fellowship for Southampton...

    A Southampton Electronics and Computer Science researcher has been awarded a prestigious government fellowship to investigate using radio waves to enable energy harvesting to power devices in inaccessible environments.

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  • 3 February 2022

    SEMS Academic Elevated to Fellow of the IEEE

    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.

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  • Publications archive

    Recent SEMS publications

    A MEMS Sensor for Strain Sensing in Downhole Pressure Applications Based on a Double Mass Stricture - Nhan Truong Cong
    Type: Thesis | 2018 | University of Southampton
    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