Professor Jize Yan
- Prof. Jize Yan, a Sensor Technology and Microsystem expert at the University of Southampton, holds a BEng from Tsinghua University and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. As a PI and co-I, he's secured £14M+ in research grants, having 100+ peer-reviewed publications and several best-paper awards. He leads a dedicated team of 10+ PhD students and Post-Docs, collaborating with industry leaders to address vital challenges in infrastructure safety, battery, and quantum technology.
- His pioneering research in Sensor Technology and Microsystem has set world records, driving innovations in silicon-photonics sensors, distributed fibre optic sensors, MEMS sensors, meta-lenses and vortex-beam based microscope and sensors, wireless sensor networks and energy harvesting based on cleanroom fabrication. His research also develops precise instruments to explore quantum theory's boundaries, serving as a testbed for theoretical predictions, such as gravity-related collapse models, topological quantum computers, and new frontiers in holographic duality.
- With a portfolio of 10+ patents, he co-founded spin-out companies (8power, Wisen Innovation, Traco) and enabled technology transfer (Silicon Microgravity, NXP Semiconductors, Cementation Skanska), resulting in £16M+ income streams. Invited by venture capital panels, he evaluated 30+ startup proposals across various funding rounds. At the School of Electronics and Computer Science, he led and upgraded the Internal Grant-Application Review process and is the EEE Impact Champion. He serves as an Associate Editor for five international journals and a member of the EPSRC Review College. For education, he collaborates with leading AI education enterprises to champion AI technologies and promote future AI education standards.
Accepting applications from PhD students.