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Smart Electronic Materials and Systems

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Learn more about our researchers and their expertise.

Dr Abiodun Komolafe PhD, FHEA, MIEEE

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Electronic textiles,
  • Flexible and printed electronics,
  • Reliability engineering of flexible electronic systems

Email: a.o.komolafe@soton.ac.uk

Address: B59, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Dr Alex Weddell MEng, PhD, FHEA, MIEEE

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Energy Harvesting
  • Internet of Things
  • Energy Management/Storage

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: asw@ecs.soton.ac.uk

Address: B59, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Dr Dimitra Georgiadou PhD FHEA

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • green manufacturing of flexible nanoelectronic devices
  • photonic synapses for neuromorphic computing
  • solution-processed non-toxic materials

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: d.georgiadou@soton.ac.uk

Address: B59, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Dr Irfan Ullah

Research Fellow

Email: i.ullah@soton.ac.uk

Address: B59, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Mr Jack Tyson PhD, MInstP, MIPEM

Senior Research Assistant

Email: j.j.tyson@southampton.ac.uk

Address: B59, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Dr Jessica Pereira PhD, MRSC

Res Fellow (Anniversary Fellowship) EPS

Research interests

  • Functional materials for electronic applications
  • Conductive metal nano/microstructures
  • Metal Inks

Email: h.j.pereira@soton.ac.uk

Address: B60, West Highfield Campus, 104-118 Burgess Road, SO17 1TW

Professor Jize Yan

Professor

Research interests

  • 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 £28M+ 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

Email: j.yan@southampton.ac.uk

Address: B59, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Dr John Tudor

Principal Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Smart fabrics/e-textiles
  • MEMS and microfabrication
  • Sensors and Transducers

Email: mjt@ecs.soton.ac.uk

Address: B59, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Professor Kai Yang

Professor

Research interests

  • Electronic textile materials and manufacturing
  • Wearable medical devices (e.g. stroke rehabilitation, pain management)
  • Digital healthcare

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: ky2e09@soton.ac.uk

Address: Satellite - Park Avenue, Winchester, SO23 8DL

Dr Katie Court

Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Manager

Email: k.l.court@soton.ac.uk

Tel: +442380593119

Address: B59, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

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