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Professor Neil White

Professor Neil White

Professor in Intelligent Sensor Systems

Research interests

  • Medical sensors
  • Intelligent sensor systemS
  • Energy harvesting

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


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


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. His research interests include thick-film sensors, intelligent instrumentation, MEMS, self-powered microsensors and sensor networks. He lectures on digital electronics, electronic measurement techniques and advanced instrumentation and sensors. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IET, Senior Member of the IEEE, Fellow of the IoP and a Chartered Physicist. He was Chairman of the Instrument Science and Technology (ISAT) group of the IoP from 1997 to 1999. He is a member of the Peer Review College for the EPSRC and is on the Editorial Board of the international journals Sensor Review and Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics. Professor White is also a Series Editor for the Integrated Microsystems series for Artech House. He has published over 200 scientific papers in the area of sensors and instrumentation systems and holds 10 patents. 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 sliver Medal, awarded by the Institute of Measurement and Control for his 'outstanding contribution to the art of instruments or measurement'.

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