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Jize Yan

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Jize is an Associate Professor in the University of Southampton. He received his first degree from Tsinghua University in China, and his PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has also hold positions as a Research Assistant, Research Associate, Senior Research Associate and Principal Investigator at the University of Cambridge. 

Jize research work has resulted in 80+ peer-reviewed publications, 9 patents and a number of best paper awards. As principal or co-investigator, he has secured £12Mn+ research grants from various sources. He has worked with 30+ industrial collaborators. He has served as an editorial board member for several international journals, and a reviewer of 20+ journals. He is a scientific peer reviewer of grant applications for 2 countries and a technology reviewer for 2 venture capitals. 

Jize has co-founded two companies in the field of Wireless Sensor Network (Wisen, www.wiseninnovation.co.uk) and Vibration Energy Harvesting (8Power, www.8power.co.uk) to develop industrial applications. His students have recently formed a Healthcare and Big Data company for Pharmaceutical Applications (Healthera, www.healthera.co.uk). 

Jize is a member of Zepler Institute (www.zeplerinstitute.ac.uk), Southampton Nanofabrication Centre (www.southampton-nanofab.com), and Centre for Risk Research (www.southampton.ac.uk/risk/). He is working closely with Optoelectronics Research Centre (www.orc.soton.ac.uk), National Infrastructure Lab (www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2015/11/ukcric-announcement.page) and Institute of Sound and Vibration (resource.isvr.soton.ac.uk). He also has a joint lab with UC Berkeley (Smart Infrastructure) and collaborations with the Chinese Academy of Science and Singapore CREATE Centre (Energy).

Research

Research interests

Jize's research interests include:

Microsystem for Sensing and Communication:

 1) Silicon Optomechanics

 2) MEMS enhanced Metamaterial Device

 3) Phonon-Photon and Phonon-Plasmon Interaction

 4) Nonlinear Optics

Sensor systems (MEMS sensors, Distributed Fibre Optic Sensors, Energy Harvesting, Wireless Sensor Network and Digital Tracking) for industrial applications, such as

 1) Infrastructure Safety Monitoring

 2) Healthcare Monitoring

 3) Energy and Chemical Engineering Monitoring

 4) Human-Machine Interaction and Smart Music Instrument

To PhD candidates:

Jize is happy to consider applications to undertake PhD research study broadly related to, but not restricted to, any of the above areas. Jize's students can visit USA/China/Singapore during their PhD studies up to one year. A background in any of the following area (Physics, Photonics, Electronics, or MEMS) will be welcome in the application. Please send your CV and/or PS to J.Yan@soton.ac.uk. 

To Visiting Fellows or Research Fellows: Jize is happy to host visiting scholars or fellows broadly related to, but not restricted to, any of the above areas. 

Grants

Singapore National Research Foundation, IRP 2: Electrochemical Multi-scale Science, Engineering, Technology (EMSET), £10Mn 

China Natural Science Foundation, Protocol for energy supply in complex environments with wireless sensor network media access control, ¥250k

EPSRC, EP/K000314/1, subproject – T8, Development and miniaturization of distributed fiber optic sensor analysers, £257k + £358k (industry support)

EPSRC, EP/K000314/1, subproject – T3, Low power MEMS strain sensors for infrastructure monitoring, £273k + £581k (industry support)

EPSRC, EP/K000314/1, subproject – T2, Energy harvesting from ambient vibration, £80k + £50k (industry support)

Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Practical Nanotechnology: Nano/Micro- Electro-Mechanical-System self-powered sensors for infrastructure safety monitoring

Publications

Luo, Linqing, Li, Bo, Yu, Yifei, Xu, Xiaomin, Soga, Kenichi and Yan, Jize (2016) Time and frequency localized pulse shape for resolution enhancement in STFT-BOTDR Journal of Sensors, 2016, (3204130), pp. 1-10. (doi:10.1155/2016/3204130).

Belsito, Luca, Ferr, Matteo, Mancarella, Fulvio, Masini, Luca, Yan, Jize, Seshia, Ashwin A., Soga, Kenichi and Roncaglia, Alberto (2016) Fabrication of high-resolution strain sensors based on wafer-level vacuum packaged MEMS resonators Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 239, pp. 90-101. (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2016.01.006).

Yu, Yifei, Luo, Liqing, Li, Bo, Guo, Linfeng, Yan, Jize and Soga, Kenichi (2015) Double peak-induced distance error in STFT-BOTDR event detection and the recovery method Applied Optics, 54, (28), E196-E202. (doi:10.1364/AO.54.00E196).

Funnell, Adam, Xu, Xiaomin, Yan, Jize and Soga, Kenichi (2015) Simulation of noise within BOTDA and COTDR system to study the impact on dynamic sensing International Journal of Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, 8, (3), pp. 1576-1600.

Hughes, Josie, Yan, Jize and Soga, Kenichi (2015) Development of wireless sensor network using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for construction noise monitoring International Journal of Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, 8, (2), pp. 1379-1405.

Jia, Yu, Yan, Jize, Soga, Kenichi and Seshia, Ashwin A. (2014) Parametric resonance for vibration energy harvesting with design techniques to passively reduce the initiation threshold amplitude Smart Materials and Structures, 23, (6), pp. 1-13. (doi:10.1088/0964-1726/23/6/065011).

Jia, Yu, Yan, Jize, Soga, Kenichi and Seshia, Ashwin A. (2013) Parametrically excited MEMS vibration energy harvester with design approaches to overcome the intiation threshold amplitude Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 23, (11), pp. 1-10. (doi:10.1088/0960-1317/23/11/114007).

Jia, Yu, Yan, Jize, Soga, Kenichi and Seshia, Ashwin A. (2014) A parametrically excited vibration energy harvester Journal of Intelligent Materials Systems and Structures, 25, (3), pp. 278-289. (doi:10.1177/1045389X13491637).

Lee, Joshua E.-Y., Yan, Jize and Seshia, Ashwin A. (2009) Low loss HF band SOI wine glass bulk mode capacitive square-plate resonator Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 19, (7), pp. 1-10. (doi:10.1088/0960-1317/19/7/074003).

Ferri, Matteo, Mancarella, Fulvio, Belsito, Luca, Roncaglia, Alberto, Yan, Jize, Seshia, Ashwin A., Soga, Kenichi and Zaleshy, Jan (2010) Strain sensing on steel surfaces using vacuum packaged MEMS resonators [in special issue: Eurosensor XXIV Conference] Procedia Engineering, 5, pp. 1426-1429. (doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2010.09.383).

Zou, Xudong, Yan, Jize and Seshia, Ashwin A. (2010) A novel tunable band-pass filter based on a single square-ring MEMS resonator [in special issue: Eurosensor XXIV Conference] Procedia Engineering, 5, pp. 1446-1449. (doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2010.09.388).

Lin, Angel T.-H., Yan, Jize and Seshia, Ashwin A. (2010) 2.2MHz piezoresistive MEMS oscillator operating in air [in special issue: Eurosensor XXIV Conference] Procedia Engineering, 5, pp. 1498-1501. (doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2010.09.401).

Lin, Angel T.-H., Yan, Jize and Seshia, Ashwin A. (2010) Mechanically coupled bulk-mode dual resonator mass sensor [in special issue: Eurosensor XXIV Conference] Procedia Engineering, 5, pp. 1454-1457. (doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2010.09.390).

Lin, A.T.-H., Lee, J.E.-Y., Yan, J. and Seshia, A.A. (2010) Methods for enhanced electrical transduction and characterization of micromechanical resonators Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 158, (2), pp. 263-272. (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2010.01.024).

Thiruvenkatanathan, P., Yan, J., Woodhouse, J., Aziz, A. and Seshia, A.A. (2010) Ultrasensitive mode-localized mass sensor with electrically tunable parametric sensitivity Applied Physics Letters, 96, (81913), pp. 1-3. (doi:10.1063/1.3315877).

Thiruvenkatanathan, Pradyumna, Yan, Jize and Seshia, Ashwin A. (2010) Differential amplification of structural perturbations in weakly coupled MEMS resonators IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 57, (3), pp. 690-697. (doi:10.1109/TUFFC.2010.1466). (PMID:20211789).

Yan, Jize, Seshia, Ashwin A., Phan, Kim L. and van Beek, Joost T.M. (2010) Internal electrical and mechanical phase inversion for coupled resonator array MEMS Filters Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 158, (1), pp. 18-29. (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2009.12.011).

Thiruvenkatanathan, Pradyumna, Woodhouse, Jim, Yan, Jize and Seshia, Ashwin A. (2011) Limits to mode-localized sensing using micro- and nanomechanical resonator arrays Journal of Applied Physics, 109, (10), pp. 1-12. (doi:10.1063/1.3590143).

Thiruvenkatanathan, Pradyumna, Woodhouse, Jim, Yan, Jize and Seshia, Ashwin A. (2011) Manipulating vibration energy confinement in electrically coupled microelectromechanical resonator arrays Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 20, (1), pp. 157-164. (doi:10.1109/JMEMS.2010.2090501).

Lee, Joshua E.-Y., Yan, Jize and Seshia, Ashwin A. (2011) Study of lateral mode SOI-MEMS resonators for reduced anchor loss Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 21, (4), pp. 1-10.

Lin, Angel T.-H., Yan, Jize and Seshia, Ashwin A. (2012) Electrically addressed dual resonator sensing platform for biochemical detection Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 21, (1), pp. 34-43. (doi:10.1109/JMEMS.2011.2174420).

Xu, Xiaomin, Fidler, Paul R.A., Rodenas-Herraiz, David, Li, Wei, Kumar, Varindra, Birks, Jules, Yan, Jize and Soga, Kenichi (2016) Monitoring on the performance of temporary props using wireless strain sensing At ICSIC 2016 / ANCRiSST 2016, United Kingdom. 27 - 30 Jun 2016. 6 pp.

Xu, Xiaomin, Nawaz, Sarfraz, Filder, Paul, Rodenas-Herraiz, David, Yan, Jize and Soga, Kenichi (2016) Wireless sensor monitoring of Paddington Station Box corner At ICSIC 2016 / ANCRiSST 2016, United Kingdom. 27 - 30 Jun 2016. 6 pp.

Kumar, Varindra, Yan, Jize, Xu, Xiaomin, Qian, Yuchen and Soga, Kenichi (2016) Low power DSP with wireless monitoring for civil constructions At ICSIC 2016 / ANCRiSST 2016, United Kingdom. 27 - 30 Jun 2016. 5 pp.

Luo, Linqing, Li, Bo, Yu, Yifei, Xu, Xiaomin, Yan, Jize and Soga, Kenichi (2016) Iterative filtering for time-frequency localised pulse optimisation in STFT-BOTDR At ICSIC 2016 / ANCRiSST 2016, United Kingdom. 27 - 30 Jun 2016. 6 pp.

Yu, Yifei, Luo, Linqing, Li, Bo, Yan, Jize and Soga, Kenichi (2016) Multiple windows algorithm for event detection in STFT-BORDER At ICSIC 2016 / ANCRiSST 2016, United Kingdom. 27 - 30 Jun 2016. 6 pp.

Mei, Ying, Xu, Xiaomin, Yan, Jize and Soga, Kenichi (2016) Characterization on the distributed fibre optic sensors using a newly developed calibration system At ICSIC2016 / ANCRiSST2016, United Kingdom. 27 - 30 Jun 2016. 6 pp.

Yu, Yifei, Luo, Linqing, Bo, Li, Soga, Kenichi and Yan, Jize (2016) Frequency resolution quantification of Brillouin distributed optical fibre sensors IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, p. 1. (doi:10.1109/LPT.2016.2594084).

Do, Cuong, Erbes, Andreja, Yan, Jize and Seshia, A. Ashwin (2016) Design and implementation of a low-power hybrid capacitive MEMS oscillator Microelectronics Journal, pp. 1-21.

Cui, Zhihao and Yan, Jize (2016) User behaviour monitoring using mobile phones to improve 5G services and performance International Journal of Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, 9, (3), pp. 1189-1219.

Belsito, Luca, Ferri, Matteo, Mancarella, Fulvio, Roncaglia, Alberto, Yan, Jize, Seshia, A. Ashwin and Soga, Kenichi (2013) High-resolution strain sensing on steel by Silicon-On-Insulator flexural resonators fabricated with chip-level vacuum packaging At Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Transducers (Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII), Spain. 16 - 20 Jun 2013. , pp. 992-995. (doi:10.1109/Transducers.2013.6626936).

Erbes, Andreja, Thiruvenkatanathan, Pradyumna, Yan, Jize and Seshia, A Ashwin (2013) Investigating vibration dyanmics of cross-coupled MEMS resonators for reduced motional resistance At 2013 Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII), Spain. 16 - 20 Jun 2013. 4 pp, pp. 1711-1714. (doi:10.1109/Transducers.2013.6627116).

Zou, Xudong, Yan, Jize and Seshia, A Ashwin (2011) Voltage programmable dual-band bandpass/bandstop filter response in a single micro-electro-mechanical device At 2011 16th International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, China. 05 - 09 Jun 2011. 4 pp, pp. 836-839. (doi:10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2011.5969694).

Ferri, Matteo, Belsito, Luca, Mancarella, Fulvio, Masini, Luca, Roncaglia, Alberto, Yan, Jize, Seshia, A Ashwin and Soga, Kenichi (2011) Fabrication and testing of a high resolution extensometer based on resonant MEMS strain sensors At Transducers 2011: 16th International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference. 05 - 09 Jun 2011. 4 pp, pp. 1056-1059. (doi:10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2011.5969171).

Thiruvenkatanathan, Pradyumna, Yan, Jize, Lee, Joshua and Seshia, A Ashwin (2009) Enhancing parametric sensitivity in electrically coupled MEMS resonators At Transducers 2009 - 2009 International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, United States. 21 - 25 Jun 2009. 4 pp, pp. 2350-2353. (doi:10.1109/SENSOR.2009.5285444).

Matteo, Ferri, Mancarella, Fulvio, Yan, Jize, Lee, Joshua, Seshia, A Ashwin, Zalesky, Jan, Soga, Kenichi and Roncaglia, Alberto (2009) Design and prototyping of a MEMS-based crackmeter for structural monitoring At Transducers 2009 - 2009 International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, United States. 21 - 25 Jun 2009. 4 pp, pp. 315-318. (doi:10.1109/SENSOR.2009.5285501).

Lin, Angel T-H, Lee, Joshua, Yan, Jize and Seshia, A Ashiwn (2009) Enhanced transduction methods for electrostatically driven MEMS resonators At Transducers 2009 - 2009 International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, United States. 21 - 25 Jun 2009. , pp. 561-564. (doi:10.1109/SENSOR.2009.5285386).

Agrawal, Deepak, Thiruvenkatanathan, Pradyumna, Yan, Jize and Seshia, A. Ashwin (2011) Electrically coupled MEMS oscillators At 2011 Joint Conference of the IEEE International Frequency Control and the European Frequency and Time Forum (FCS), United States. 02 - 05 May 2011. 5 pp.

Lin, Angel, Yan, Jize and Seshia, A. Ashwin (2010) Electrostatically transduced face-shear mode silicon MEMS microresonator At 2010 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (FCS). 01 - 04 Jun 2010. , pp. 534-538. (doi:10.1109/FREQ.2010.5556271).

Thiruvenkatanathan, Pradyumna, Yan, Jize and Seshia, A. Ashwin (2010) Ultrasensitive mode-localized micromechanical electrometer At 2010 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (FCS). 01 - 04 Jun 2010. , pp. 91-96. (doi:10.1109/FREQ.2010.5556368).

Thiruvenkatanathan, Pradyumna, Yan, Jize and Seshia, A. Ashwin (2009) Common mode rejection in electrically coupled MEMS resonators utilizing mode localization for sensor applications At 2009 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium Joint with the 22nd European Frequency and Time forum. 20 - 24 Apr 2009. , pp. 358-362. (doi:10.1109/FREQ.2009.5168201).

Yan, Jize, Seshia, A. Ashwin, Phan, L. Kim and Steeneken, G. Peter (2007) Narrow bandwidth single-resonator MEMS tuning fork filter At 2007 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium Joint with the 21st European Frequency and Time Forum. , pp. 1366-1369. (doi:10.1109/FREQ.2007.4319300).

Yan, Jize, Lin, Angel and Seshia, Ashwin (2009) Suppression of parasitic resonance in piezoresistively transduced longitudinal mode MEMS resonators At 2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Italy. 20 - 23 Sep 2009. , pp. 2149-2152. (doi:10.1109/ULTSYM.2009.5441572).

Lin, Angel, Yan, Jize and Seshia, A Ashwin (2009) Dynamic response of water droplet coated silicon MEMS resonators At 2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Italy. 20 - 23 Sep 2009. , pp. 669-672. (doi:10.1109/ULTSYM.2009.5441588).

Thiruvenkatanathan, Pradyumna, Yan, Jize, Woodhouse, Jim, Aziz, A. and Seshia, A Seshia (2009) Effects of mechanical and electrical coupling on the parametric sensitivity of mode localized sensors At 2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Italy. 20 - 23 Sep 2009. , pp. 1183-1186. (doi:10.1109/ULTSYM.2009.5441687).

Ye, Guoliang, Yan, Jize, Wong, Zi Jing, Soga, Kenichi and Seshia, A Ashwin (2009) Optimisation of a piezoelectric system for energy harvesting from traffic vibrations At 2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Italy. 20 - 23 Sep 2009. , pp. 759-862. (doi:10.1109/ULTSYM.2009.5441942).

Yan, Jize, Seshia, A Ashwin, Phan, Kim Le and van Beek, Joost T-M (2008) Internal phase inversion narrow bandwidth MEMS filter At 2008 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. 02 - 05 Nov 2008. , pp. 705-708. (doi:10.1109/ULTSYM.2008.0168).

Lee, Joshua, Yan, Jize and Seshia, A. Ashwin (2008) Anchor limited Q in flexural mode resonators At 2008 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS 2008). 02 - 05 Nov 2008. , pp. 2213-2216. (doi:10.1109/ULTSYM.2008.0548).

Yu, Jia, Yan, Jize, Feng, Tao, Du, Sijun, Fidler, Paul, Soga, Kenichi, Middleton, Campell and Seshia, Ashwin (2015) A vibration powered wireless mote on the Forth Road Bridge Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 660, (12094), pp. 1-5. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/660/1/012094).

Yu, Jia, Yan, Jize, Soga, Kenichi and Seshia, A. Ashwin (2013) Multi-frequency operation of a MEMS vibration energy harvester by accessing five orders of parametric resonance Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 476, (12126), pp. 1-6. (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/476/1/012126).

Yu, Jia, Yan, Jize, Soga, Kenichi and Seshia, A Ashwin (2012) Parametrically excited mems vibration energy harvesters At 12th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (Power MEMS 2012), United States. 02 - 05 Dec 2012. 4 pp.

Wong, Zi Jing, Yan, Jize, Soga, Kenichi and Seshia, Ashwin (2009) A multi-degree-of-freedom electrostatic mems power harvester At International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications, United Kingdom. 01 - 04 Dec 2009. 4 pp.

Do, Cuong D., Erbes, Andreja, Yan, Jize, Soga, Kenichi and Seshia, Ashwin A. (2016) Vacuum packaged low-power resonant MEMS strain gauge Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 25, (5), pp. 851-858. (doi:10.1109/JMEMS.2016.2587867).

Chunawala, Taizoon, Ghandchi Tehrani, Maryam and Yan, Jize (2016) An optimum design of a double pendulum in autoparametric resonance for energy harvesting applications At The 22nd Vibroengineering Conference, Russian Federation. 04 - 07 Oct 2016. , pp. 163-168.

Li, Bo, Luo, Linqing, Soga, Kenichi, Yu, Yifei and Yan, Jize (2017) Dynamic strain measurement using small gain stimulated Brillouin scattering in STFT-BOTDR IEEE Sensors Journal, 17, (09), pp. 2718-2724. (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2017.2657119).

Du, Lidong, Fang, Zhen, Yan, Jize and Zhao, Zhan (2017) Enabling a wind energy harvester based on ZnO thin film as the building skin Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 260, pp. 35-44. (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2017.04.008).

Du, Lidong, Zhao, Zhan, Fang, Zhen, Feng, Yu and Yan, Jize (2017) Thermodynamic control of MEMS meteorology pressure sensing element in low-temperature application down to −45°C IET Science, Measurement & Technology

Yu, Yifei, Luo, Linqing, Bo, Li, Soga, Kenichi and Yan, Jize (2017) Quadratic time-frequency transforms based Brillouin optical time domain reflectometry IEEE Sensors Journal, 17, (20), pp. 6622-6626. (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2017.2736606).

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