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Professor Stephen Beeby

Professor Stephen Beeby

 PhD, FIEEE, FInstP, FIET, CEng, CPhys
Professor of Electronic Systems & Device

Research interests

  • Electronic Textiles
  • Flexible Electronics
  • Smart Materials

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Address: B59, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


Professor Steve P Beeby, RAEng Chair in Emerging Technologies. Prof Beeby obtained a BEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Univeristy of Portsmouth, UK, in 1992. He obtained his PhD from the University of Southampton, UK, in 1998 on the subject of MEMS resonant sensors. He has been awarded two EPSRC Research Fellowships to investigate the combination of screen printed active materials with micromachined structures and textiles for energy harvesting. Following the first Fellowship, he became a lecturer in ECS, was appointed a Reader in 2008 and was awarded a personal Chair in 2011. His research interests include energy harvesting, e-textiles, MEMS and active printed materials development. He leads the UK’s E-Textiles Network and is Chair of the International Steering Committee for the PowerMEMS conference series. His leading role in e-textiles research and his support for the community has been recognised through the award of a highly prestigious RAEng Chair in Emerging Technologies which will support his research until 2030. He is currently PI/Southampton lead on 4 UK/EU funded research projects, Co-I on 3 other projects and he has secured over £14M in research funding as PI or Southampton lead. He has co-authored/edited five books and has published over 140 journal papers/letters, 190 refereed conference papers, 4 patents and given 27 plenary, keynote or invited talks. He has an h-Index of 52 with >16600 citations. He is a co-founder of Perpetuum Ltd, a University spin-out based upon vibration energy harvesting formed in 2004 and Smart Fabric Inks Ltd.

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