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Professor Geoff Merrett

Professor Geoff Merrett


Research interests

  • Energy management of mobile/embedded systems
  • Self-powered computing
  • Internet of Things

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Address: B53, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


Geoff Merrett is Professor of Electronic and Software Systems at the University of Southampton, Head of the Centre for Internet of Things (IoT) and Pervasive Systems, and Co-Director of the Arm-ECS Research Centre. He received the BEng and PhD degrees from Southampton in 2004 and 2009 respectively. He was appointed as a Lecturer shortly after, promoted to Associate Professor in 2014, and Professor in 2019. His research interests are in energy management of mobile/embedded systems and self-powered devices, and he has published over 200 papers in these areas. He has received a number of Best Paper awards and nominations, and he has given invited talks at leading workshops, conferences and research groups. He is currently Southampton PI on the £1.2M EPSRC International Centre for Spatial Computational Learning, and Deputy Director of the £1.4M EPSRC Platform Grant on Smart Cities, having previously been an investigator on PRiMEGraceful, and Holistic Energy Harvesting.

He has served on the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team (SAT) for the ICT theme since 2019, the eFutures Steering Group, and co-manages the UK’s Energy Harvesting Network. He is a member of EPSRC College and the UKRI FLF Panel College, and also reviews proposals for national funders in Italy and the Netherlands. He is an active reviewer for a number of prestigious international journals and conferences, is Associate Editor for IET CDTMDPI Sensors, and a guest editor for numerous special issues. He co-edited the IET book on Many Core Computing: Hardware and Software, was General Chair of EWME 2016, and was a founder of the ENSsys workshop (co-located with ACM SenSys since 2013), serving as General Chair from 2013-15, and on its steering/organisation committees since 2016.

Professor Merrett currently leads a team of 1 research staff and 11 PhD students, and has successfully graduated 20 PhD students. He is Director of Outreach and Recruitment in ECS, and has led on a number of significant outreach projects including the ECS Summer Taster Courses and A-Level Electronic Engineering Teaching Kits, both of which have been nominated for VC Teaching Awards. He is an MSc External Examiner at the University of York, and serves on the UK Electronics Skills Foundation's Strategic Advisory Group. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of IET, and a Fellow of the HEA.

*information correct as of August 2021

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