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.

  • 16 November 2020

    Multi-million pound research programme to...

    An international research collaboration led by the University of Southampton will unlock the potential of innovative smart textiles for use across a range of high growth industries.

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  • 2 October 2020

    Southampton Chair in Emerging Technologies...

    Professor Steve Beeby from the University of Southampton has been awarded a prestigious Chair in Emerging Technologies to pioneer reliable e-textile systems that are invisible to the wearer.

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  • 3 June 2020

    Energy harvesting research pursues wearable...

    Scientists at the University of Southampton are developing an efficient nanostructured power source that can convert heat into electrical energy.

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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”
    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