BEng, MEng, PhD, MAIAA
- Primary position:
- Senior Lecturer
Liudi Jiang is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton. She graduated with a first class degree in Microelectronics and a Master’s degree in Physics. Her Doctoral research at the University of Dundee as in the area of advanced material physics and was awarded in 2002. This was followed by 4 years’ at the Scottish Microelectronics Centre at the University of Edinburgh where her work included development of novel material processes and sensors for a variety of applications etc. She was appointed a RCUK Academic Fellow (Roberts Fellow) in 2006 at the University of Southampton, became a Lecturer in 2008 and a Senior Lecturer in 2013. She is currently supervisor of 8 PhD students and 3 Research Fellows. She served as Programme Committee members for the 57th and 58th International conferences on EIPBN 2013 &2014 and is an Organising Committee member for the 28th International Conference on Electric Contact 2016. She is a Chartered Physicist.
Dr. Jiang’s research interest spans multidisciplinary areas of electromechanial sensors/actuators, advanced materials and processes for biomedical and energy harvesting applications. “It’s important for research to have a broad view, for me the excitement comes from engineering advanced materials and devices for new technologies which address unmet application needs.”
Bioengineering solutions for prosthetics
Dr. Jiang receiving an IEEE presentation award
The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)
Conference or Workshop Item
- Biomedical sensors, actuators, systems
- MEMS design, materials and processes
- Electronic materials and devices
- Energy harvesting technologies
Dr Jiang's research interests include applying electromechanical sensors and devices to address real-life challenges in many sectors. The following exemplar areas provide a current overview of her cross-disciplinary research activities:
Sensor technologies for healthcare:
Load sensing and monitoring at the body-support interface is important for physical rehabilitation and can potentially be used to prevent skin ulcers and/or soft tissue breakdowns, which is affecting quality of lives of many patients. We are developing interfacial sensor systems underpinned by a novel sensor technology (supported by tissue viability studies) to provide practical solutions which bring benefit to a range of patients such as prosthetic and orthotic patients, diabetes, wheel chair users, and elderly people.
for non-volatile memories
Dielectric materials for non-volatile memories:
Transistor based RAM and flash memories are facing intrinsic limitation caused by further down-scaling. We are working on non-volatile resistive memories based on novel advanced material process research, which present one of the highest ON/OFF switching ratios reported and thus strong potential for future memory applications. Our dielectric materials also present advantageous electrical and mechanical properties which could be used as advanced interlayer materials in metal interconnect structures to reduce capacitive power losses and RC delays in integrated circuit.
for switch contacts
CNT/metal composites for switch contacts:
Switching contact surface with high electrical and mechanical performance is the key towards MEMS switches with high reliability and long life time, which remains a bottle-neck for the multi-billion ($) market worth MEMS switches/relay industry An unique CNT/metal composite material and processes have been developed for this application which has demonstrated orders of magnitude improvement in terms of cycles to failure tests under typical MEMS reply application conditions.
Primary research group: Engineering Materials
Investigation into the Switching Characteristics of Gold Coated Carbon Nanotubes under Low Current Conditions
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|Introduction to Advanced Mechanical Engineering Science||SESM6025||Mechanical Engineering||Course leader|
|Mechanics, Structures and Materials||FEEG1002||Engineering Sciences||Tutor|
|Construction, Design and Materials||CENV1023||Engineering Sciences||Tutor|