The University of Southampton

Smart Electronic Materials and Systems

With expertise ranges from nanoscale electronic materials through to complete wireless sensor systems for the Internet of Things, the Smart Electronic Materials and Systems research group (SEMS) is actively researching systems and materials for sensing industrial, environmental or biological parameters.

We print our novel functional electronic materials, including sensors and electroluminescent inks, onto fabrics in our Printed Electronics and Materials lab. Our research also includes the use of wireless sensor systems to monitor diverse parameters including the health of engines and the effectiveness of agricultural irrigation, and we can power these systems using our own energy harvesting technology.

The SEMS group applies research across a range of areas, such as:

  • Intelligent sensing
  • Energy harvesting and autonomous systems
  • Smart materials
  • Micro and nano technologies
  • Wearable technologies
  • Healthcare technologies

Members of SEMS have a long history of engagement with industry, and, as well as providing consultancy services, have formed a number of spin-out companies.

Head of Group – Professor Steve Beeby
Contact us

Smart Electronic Materials and Systems
Electronics and Computer Science
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 3738

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