Neil White is Professor of Intelligent Sensor Systems and is a Director of the ECS Centre for Healthcare.
- Medical sensors
- Intelligent sensor systemS
- Energy harvesting
Professor White is Principal Investigator on a NIHR i4i project, which is aiming to develop a new type of low-cost, wearable respiration sensor. He works closely with clinicians at the University Hospital Southampton.
Professor White teaches Electronic Circuits, Micro ElectroMechanical Systms (MEMS) and runs several design projects in Part II of the Electronics/Electrical and Electronics degree programmes. He regularly supervises Group Design Projects, Part III Individual Projects and MSc projects.
Professor Neil White was Head of Electronics and Computer Science from 2011 to 2015. He obtained a PhD from the University of Southampton in 1988 for a thesis describing the piezoresistive effect in thick-film resistors. A paper based on this work was awarded the 1989 Educational Prize from the International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics (ISHM). Neil was appointed as a Lecturer within the School in 1990 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1999, Reader in 2000 and was awarded a personal Chair in 2002. He is co-author of the book Intelligent Sensor Systems, which was first published by the Institute of Physics Publishing in 1994. He is also co-author of the book MEMS: Mechanical Sensors, published by Artech House. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IET, Senior Member of the IEEE, Fellow of the IoP and a Chartered Physicist. He is a former Director and co-founder of the University spin-out company Perpetuum Ltd., which specialises in vibration energy harvesting. He was the recipient of the 2009 Callendar silver Medal, awarded by the Institute of Measurement and Control for his 'outstanding contribution to the art of instruments or measurement'.
- Callender Silver medal (2009)