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Dr Suan Hui Pu

Associate Professor, Head of School (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)​

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Suan Hui Pu received the MEng (First Class Honours) and PhD degrees from Imperial College London in 2006 and 2010, respectively. He is currently Associate Professor and Head of School (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering) at the University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM). Prior to joining UoSM, he was working with Infineon Technologies as a semiconductor manufacturing engineer. ​

Dr Pu is the leader of the newly established Smart Manufacturing and Systems Research Group (SMSRG) at UoSM. He has successfully completed more than ten research grant projects as either principal investigator or co-investigator and examples of funding bodies include the Ministry of Higher Education (Malaysia), Collaborative Research in Engineering Science and Technology Centre (CREST), and the National Research Foundation (NRF, Singapore). His current research interests include printed electronics and sensors, wearable sensors for health monitoring, MEMS sensors and actuators, and energy harvesting.​

Between September and December 2023, Dr Pu was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a visiting academic staff in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton, UK. His current research collaborations are with UTM and MIMOS in Malaysia, A*STAR SIMTech in Singapore and MIT in the USA. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and he has served as a reviewer for leading journals, including IOP Smart Materials and Structures, IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Sensors and Actuators A and IOP Flexible and Printed Electronics, amongst others.​

Dr Pu has extensive experience in senior academic leadership especially in the context of transnational education. He has led various undergraduate and PhD programmes in engineering. He has chaired several institution committees, including the Academic Advisory Board and the Special Considerations Board. As a committed educator, he is a Fellow of AdvanceHE UK (FHEA) and he supports the university's Quality, Monitoring and Enhancement Framework.​

Research interests

  • Printed electronics and sensors
  • Wearable sensors for health monitoring
  • MEMS/NEMS sensors and actuators
  • Energy harvesting


  • PI, MOHE Malaysia, FRGS/1/2022/TK10/USMC/02/1​
  • PI, UoSM/SDG2022/4
  • Co-I, MOHE Malaysia, FRGS/1/2021/TK0/USMC/03/4
  • Co-I, MOE Malaysia, FRGS/1/2018/TK10/USMC/03/1
  • Co-PI, Essilor Amera Pte Ltd, Singapore, 2016
  • Co-PI, NRF Singapore, NRF2014NRF-POC002-035, 2014 to 2016
  • PI, CREST Grant, Malaysia, 2014, PC01C2-14
  • PI, MOHE Malaysia, FRGS/2/2014/TK03/USMC/02/1
  • Co-I, MOHE Malaysia, FRGS/1/2014/TK01/USMC//1
  • PI, UoS Internationalisation Fund Award, 2012
  • PI, MOHE Malaysia, FRGS/1/2012/TK02/USMC/03/2

Research project(s)

  • Wearable technology for sensing human dehydration​
  • Printed sensors for wearable health monitoring
  • Triboelectric nanogenerators for energy harvesting
  • Wearable technology for myopia prevention

PhD Supervision

  • Ishant Patil (2027) – Inkjet printed sensor materials​
  • Rou Xuan Goh (2026) – Laser-induced graphene ​
  • Xue Chen (2025) – Smart composite materials​
  • Deborah Carey (2025) – Wearable technology for health applications​

I am actively seeking qualified candidates to work on a PhD project along my research interests. Funding is available for outstanding candidates.


  • Printed/flexible sensor development
  • MEMS fabrication process development
  • MEMS/NEMS modelling and design

Research Groups

  • FEEG1201 Introduction to Engineering Design​
  • FEEG1002 Mechanics, Structures and Materials​
  • SESM1016 Mechanical Systems Analysis​
  • MATH1054/MATH1055 Mathematics​
Dr Suan Hui Pu
University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM)​
C0302, Blok C Eko Galleria​
Jalan Eko Botani 3​
Taman Eko Botani​
79100 Iskandar Puteri, Johor​

Room Number : /UoSM/3L013

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