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Dr Jize Yan 

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 investigator 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 3 countries and a technology reviewer for 2 venture capitals. 

Jize has co-founded 3 companies in the field of Wireless Sensor Network (Wisen, www.wisencn.com), Vibration Energy Harvesting (8Power, www.8power.co.uk) and Blockchain Infrastructure (TRACO, traco.co) to develop industrial applications. His students have formed a Healthcare and Big Data company for Pharmaceutical Applications in UK (Healthera, www.healthera.co.uk, which hold 40% of the UK market share), and a software solution company in Kenya (Henga, https://henga.co). 

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),  Warwick Manufacturing Group (for Battery Monitoring), UC Berkeley (for Smart Infrastructure) and Singapore CREATE Centre/Cambridge Centre for Carbon Reduction in Chemical Technology (for Energy).

To PhD candidates:

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

To Visiting Fellows: I am happy to host visiting scholars broadly related to, but not restricted to, any of the above areas.   

Research

Research interests

Microsystem:

1) Silicon optomechanics (sensors, actuators, and levitation devices)

2) Distributed fibre optic sensors based on Brillouin and Rayleigh Scattering, and its system-on-a-chip solution

3) MEMS resonant sensors, and wireless sensor network with energy harvesting solution 

4) On-chip all-optical deep learning device (neural network and machine learning)

Sensor Solution for industrial applications, such as

1) Infrastructure (strain, tilt, vibration, noise etc.)

2) Battery (temperature, chemistry, ageing etc.)

3) Aeroplane (acceleration, rotation, impact etc.)

4) Pipeline (temperature, stress, crack etc.)

Teaching

ELEC2205 / ELEC2217 Engineering Chip Design

ELEC6208 Bio/Micro/Nano Systems

ELEC2223 Aerospace Electronics Design

ELEC6219 Wireless and Mobile Networks

ELEC6211 MSc Project Preparation

COMP3200 Part III Individual Project

ELEC6200 Group Design Project

Admission Tutor of MSc programmes

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), 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, 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), 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), 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), 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 initiation threshold amplitude. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 23 (11), 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), 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), 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, 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, 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, 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, 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), 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), 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), 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), 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), 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), 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), 1-10. (doi:10.1088/0960-1317/21/4/045010).

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), 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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, 1-1. (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, 1-21. (In Press)

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), 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. 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 dynamics of cross-coupled MEMS resonators for reduced motional resistance. In 2013 Transducers & Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXVII). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 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. 2011 16th International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, China. 05 - 09 Jun 2011. 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. Transducers 2011: 16th International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference. 05 - 09 Jun 2011. 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. Transducers 2009 - 2009 International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, United States. 21 - 25 Jun 2009. 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. Transducers 2009 - 2009 International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, United States. 21 - 25 Jun 2009. 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. 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. 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 . (doi:10.1109/FCS.2011.5977776).

Lin, Angel, Yan, Jize and Seshia, A. Ashwin (2010) Electrostatically transduced face-shear mode silicon MEMS microresonator. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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), 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), 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. 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. 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), 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. 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), 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, 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. (doi:10.1049/iet-smt.2017.0057).

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), 6622-6626. (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2017.2736606).

Luo, Linqing, Parmigiani, Francesca, Yu, Yifei, Li, Bo, Soga, Kenichi and Yan, Jize (2018) Frequency uncertainty improvement in a STFT-BOTDR using highly nonlinear optical fibers. Optics Express, 26 (4), 3870-3881. (doi:10.1364/OE.26.003870).

Jia, Yu, Yan, Jize, Du, Sijun, Feng, Tao, Fidler, Paul, Middleton, Campbell, Soga, Kenichi and Seshia, Ashwin A. (2018) Real world assessment of an auto-parametric electromagnetic vibration energy harvester. Journal of Intelligent Materials Systems and Structures, 29 (7), 1481-1499. (doi:10.1177/1045389X17740964).

Mbuthia, Kenneth, Dai, Jin, Zavrakas, Stavros and Yan, Jize (2018) Patient-centric health-care data processing using streams and asynchronous technology. International Journal of Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems, 11 (1), 1-18. (doi:10.21307/IJSSIS-2018-003).

Zhong, Ping, Zhang, Yiwen, Gao, Jianliang, Zhang, Yiming and Yan, Jize (2018) Markov fluid queue model for rechargeable sensor nodes with abnormal death. In Proceedings - 15th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications and 16th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, ISPA/IUCC 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. pp. 801-806 . (doi:10.1109/ISPA/IUCC.2017.00122).

Luo, Linqing, Parmigiani, Francesca, Yu, Yifei, Li, Bo, Soga, Kenichi and Yan, Jize (2016) Research data supporting “Frequency uncertainty improvement in STFT-BOTDR using highly nonlinear optical fibers”. Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository doi:10.17863/CAM.4438 [Dataset]

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