Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), University of Southampton

Electronics and Computer Science (ECS)

Dr Kai Yang

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Dr Kai Yang

ECS, Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering
University of Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom. SO17 1BJ

Position: Research staff in Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Extension: 26665
Telephone: Work (Voice): +44 (0)23 8059 6665
Email: ky2@ecs.soton.ac.uk
URI: http://id.ecs.soton.ac.uk/person/24064 [browse]

Interests: colour science, commercialisation, fabric electrode for wearable applications, fes for rehabilitation, ink/paste formulation, printed e-textiles, printing, public engagement, smart fabric, textile dyeing and finishing


I received my BEng degree in Material Engineering from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing, China, in 2004, where I studied for the MSc from 2004 to 2005. I obtained my Ph.D in 2009 from the University of Leeds. My PhD topic was “Reactive Dye Ink-jet Printing on Wool Fabrics" (funded by China - Australian Wool Innovation Network).

I am currently a Senior Research Fellow in Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, UK. My research interests include printed electronics on textile, novel inks/pastes formulation, textile coloration and functional treatment, biocompatible materials, fabric based medical device.

Since 2009, I have been working on several research projects on e-textile mainly include MICROFLEX (EU FP7), Energy Harvesting Materials for Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles (EPSRC), Fabric Based Medical Device (Wessex Medical Research Grant) and Smart Multi-functional Materials (DSTL).

I have successfully developed a number of key state-of-the-art inks and pastes for printed electronic textile application. These know-how technologies are the key intellectual property of the university spin-out company called Smart Fabric Inks Ltd I co-founded with my colleagues in 2011.






Conferences Attended

Health Wearable and Monitoring Conference, London, 30 June, 2015.
The 28th European Conference on Solid-State Transducers, Brescia, Italy, 7–10 Sep 2014.
Neurological Rehabilitation Therapy & Technology Expo, London, 10-11 June, 2014 & 2015.
Manufacturing for Printed Electronics Conference, Cambridge, UK, 20 March, 2014.
PowerMEMS School, London, 2-3 Dec 2013.
International Conference on Flexible and Stretchable Electronics Conference, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 12 - 13 Nov 2013.
5th International Exhibition and Conference for the Printed Electronics Industry LOPE-C, Munich, Germany, 12 - 13 June 2013.
13th AUTEX World Textile Conference 2013, Dresden, Germany, 22 - 24 May, 2013.
Textile Thinking for Sustainable Materials Event, Loughborough University, 2 - 3 May, 2012.

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