Staff and students from Electronics and Computer Science often feature in the news for their research, achievements and expert opinion. Here are some you may have seen:
The future of wearable technology and its potential to integrate with networked systems within smart cities is the focus of a major funding award received by the University of Southampton.
Innovative electronics research from the University of Southampton has been presented to world experts at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco.
An interdisciplinary research network, supported by expertise from the University of Southampton, has been recognised with a World Technology Award for its work developing sensor technologies to manage long term health conditions.
Web and Internet Science (WAIS) researchers from the University of Southampton have been involved in developing essential provenance software for the award-winning ORCHID project.
Two PhD students win Young Researcher awards at the international conference on Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis
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An ECS undergraduate student has presented his third year project results at the prestigious IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems
ECS PhD student, Marc de Vos, wins People’s Choice Award at RAEng Launchpad Competition
Researchers from the University of Southampton are to develop software that can monitor the equipment, fuel and energy performance of a ship at sea.
The ORCHID project, a major research project involving the University of Southampton, took top prize in the data and connectivity category at the Collaborate to Innovate Awards this week.
Southampton to showcase world-leading aerospace research and expertise at Farnborough International Airshow
Professor Paul Lewin has outlined an ambitious strategy focusing on excellence and sustainability in his new role as Head of ECS
ECS researchers will be attending Parliament today to present their research as part of SET for Britain.
Dr Jonathan Mayo-Maldonado, alumnus of Electronics and Computer Science, has received this year’s IET Control and Automation Doctoral Dissertation Prize
Staff and students from the University of Southampton won two prestigious awards at the National Microelectronics Institute annual dinner and prizegiving event, held last week.
Professor Paul Lewin has been elected the 2016 IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) President. Paul is only the second person from outside of North America to hold this position in the 52 year history of the Society.
A group of five students from the Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton received academic scholarships for €300 each to present their various engineering and computer science projects at the second Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) WomENcourage conference, this year held in Uppsala, Sweden.
Bo Huang receives award at ISH 2015
When it comes to research groups working in dielectric electrical insulation and high voltage plant, Southampton is one of the largest, most active groups in the world.
Southampton research is underpinning a new project that will revolutionise power cable performance.
Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory (TDHVL) begins an international partnership programme with Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).
Rehabilitation technologists at the University of Southampton working to produce soft robotic trousers that will transform the lives of those with mobility impairments.
The Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory at the University of Southampton has developed a novel electrostatic technique for the SPABRINK Eu project partnership. The project uses dielectrophoretic forces produced at the surface of a polymer foil to pin coloured ink powder particles in position to form an image.
In late 2014, the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory (TDHVL) was granted £40,000 by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to conduct cutting-edge research on development of a modelling tool for performance optimization in pulsed plasma thrusters (Ref. EP/M506783/1). The project is jointly led by Prof. Alun Vaughan, Prof. Steve Gabriel, and Dr Igor Golosnoy from TDHVL, and supported by Mars Space Ltd, UK.
ECS research to share in £20 million of funding to advance the UK’s manufacturing capability.
The University of Southampton has come out top in the UK for Electrical and Electronic Engineering in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results.
Tim Hughes , a member of the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory, has received multiple awards from conferences around the UK. Tim is a postgraduate researcher working on an interdepartmental research project Understanding Environmental Controls on the State of sub-seafloor High Voltage Cables, between the TDHVL and NOCS.
Over the last two years, TDHVL, with support from a large number of staff across the University have been developing their systems, structure and working practices to ensure that the laboratory is compliant to three key standards:ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management.
It’s been one year since the University of Southampton Malaysia Campus celebrated its official opening and it is reflecting on an amazing year of achievement. The Campus, at the EduCity@Iskandar in Johor represents a major strategic development for the University.
A wireless network of sensors that is set to revolutionise soil-based salinity measuring is being developed by a University of Southampton researcher and a team of Australian academics.
Ning Liu and Ziyi Huang two of the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory (TDHVL) PhDs students have won 1st and 3rd prize, respectively, in the Jicable European Young Researchers Contest, confirming that researchers in the TDHVL are at the forefront of research and development in their respective fields.
The Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory (TDHVL) at the University of Southampton in the UK has partnered with Nokia to investigate how natural power resources could be used to a charge a Nokia Lumia with an energy simulation similar to that of a bolt of lightning. Nokia has said it is very excited to have partnered for the first time with the TDHVL on this project and believes this could be the start of an on-going relationship.
As the most active academic High Voltage laboratory in Europe, the TDHVL has a big presence in the major international conferences regarding all aspects in high voltage engineering. This summer has been no exception, starting with Insucon held in Birmingham, UK, then the IEEE 2013 Electrical Insulation Conference Ottawa, Canada, rapidly followed by the IEEE 2013 International Conference on Solid Dielectrics Bologna, Italy.
Dr Geoff Merrett of the Electronic and Software Systems research group in ECS is appearing at the prestigious Times Cheltenham Science Festival today (Friday 7 June).
A single device designed by ECS engineers could enable us to find out which parts of our homes are the most energy-hungry without installing plug-in power monitors on each individual appliance.
Our on-going programme to enhance facilities in the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory has recently led to the commissioning of a new climate controlled facility to join our Salt-Fog chamber and Faraday Cage.
PRiME: Power-efficient, Reliable, Many-core Embedded systems, brings together four world-leading research groups from the Universities of Southampton, Imperial College, Manchester and Newcastle. The five-year £5.6m Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded project will undertake creative research into the design and implementation of energy-efficient and dependable embedded systems with many-core processors.
The data acquisition phase of a project to field test a cable location system on a 275 kV cable circuit has been undertaken.
Professor Steve Swingler, a member of academic staff at the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory, has received an award from National Grid in recognition of his work on the Western HVDC Link.
Centrica Plc. invited the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory (TDHVL) to tender for a series of tests on a 27m section of 132kV offshore wind farm export cable and subsequently awarded the laboratory with its largest ever contract for commercial testing. Work has commenced on the three month long test programme and on the 7th December the supplied cable section was energized with a 1000 Amps per phase for the first time.
Professor Paul Lewin of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton has been honoured for his contributions to high voltage cable engineering by been named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Associate Dean Research in Physical and Applied Sciences at the University of Southampton, has been internationally recognised for his leadership of one of the world’s biggest conferences in embedded systems and electronic design automation.
Warren East, CEO of ARM, one of the world’s leading technology companies, will give a Distinguished Lecture at the University on Monday 3 December, hosted by the Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences.
The Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory and the National Oceanography Centre Southampton are further developing their links to tackle a number of interdisciplinary issues in the area of subsea power transmission.
The Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory (TDHVL) has been growing consistently throughout the past decade. Currently there are 19 staff members and 27PhD students. The quality of work and expertise within the TDHVL means that TDHVL has gained prestige amongst the international research community, which led the TDHVL to be present at the heart of many decision and policy making groups in the area of High Voltage engineering.
A new High Voltage (HV) Laboratory situated in Zepler Building was officially opened in July.
In the year that the University is celebrating its 60th anniversary it is also the 10th anniversary of the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory.
A PhD student from ECS-Electronics and Computer Science is celebrating after scooping an international award for his paper at a large technical conference in the USA.
This year sees the addition of a new research area to the laboratory, that of space electric propulsion which uses low temperature plasmas.
As part of Southampton University’s Multidisciplinary Research Week Litmus Project, the Tony Davies High Voltage laboratory was pleased to invite Professor Robyn Bolam from the Department of English to visit the lab and after discussion with students and staff, write a series of poems relating to the research carried out.
The Energy Harvesting Network is holding its annual one-day conference “Energy Harvesting 2012” on Wednesday 28 March, where it will announce details of the Energy Harvesting Open Access Data Repository. The repository is an online resource for researchers to share detailed data on energy availability and characteristics.
Some of the critical problems facing the world’s power systems will be discussed by Professor Alun Vaughan in his inaugural lecture on Wednesday 1 February.
Adam Malpass, final-year student in Electronic Engineering at ECS-Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, was last night awarded the first annual Scholar of the Year award by the United Kingdom Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF).
Two ECS students have been nominated as finalists for the prestigious title of ‘Scholar of the Year’ by the UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF).
Eight ECS students spent the summer working with some of the UK’s leading electronics employers after winning scholarships from the UK Electronics Skills Foundation.
Every year ECS-Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton employs a number of its own students to work as interns over the summer vacation, participating in research projects and affiliated to one of the ECS research groups.
ECS–Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton has been nominated for the title of ‘University Department of the Year’ in the prestigious Elektra Awards of the European Electronics Industry.
The University of Southampton student chapter of the IEEE, which is based in ECS-Electronics and Computer Science, has received a regional award (Europe, Middle East and Africa), for its outstanding programme and organization this year.
ECS academics Dr Seth Bullock and Dr Steve Beeby have been awarded Personal Chairs.
The Chair of this year's international conference on electromagnetics will warn next week that the amount of energy lost from UK power devices will remain high if the industry does not design better products.
Devices which could be used to rehabilitate the arms and hands of people who have experienced a stroke have been developed by researchers at the University of Southampton.
Members of the Electronic Systems Design group in ECS-Electronics and Computer Science made a substantial contribution to the prestigious DATE11 event held last week in Grenoble.
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have just announced funding of £4.7M for “HubNet: Research Leadership and Networking for Energy Networks” in which the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory will be playing a key part.
The IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society held its inaugural meeting of the UK Chapter at the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory on the 23rd September 2010 and some key appointments were made.
The Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory and Electrical Power Engineering Group were proud to host the first in a new series of meetings organised by the Dielectrics Group of the Institute of Physics.
ECS is hosting a conference which will report on new developments in the fast evolving field of system design and verification within the electronics industry.
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Scientists at the University of Southampton are planning to develop technology that may enable people to power MP3 players and other devices through their clothes and the carpets they walk on.
University of Southampton plan to develop energy harvesting fabrics
ECS researchers are developing technology that may enable people to power MP3 players and other devices through their clothes and the carpets they walk on.
EPE group researcher, Richard Chippendale, recently received the International Journal for Computation and Mathematics on Electrical and Electronic Engineering (COMPEL) award for the best presentation by a young researcher when he attended the symposium on Electromagentic Phenomena in Nonlinear Circuits.
An academic at the University of Southampton is studying the potential for damage posed by lightning to carbon fibre composites (CFCs), which are increasingly being used in aircraft manufacture. The research will aim to reduce damage and minimise repair costs.
ECS researchers are developing intelligent medical sensors which can be worn by patients to monitor their symptoms and which will alert GPs if medical intervention is needed.
Team Tarka, led by Dr Peter Wilson of the School of Electronics and Computer Science, has achieved outstanding success in Solar Splash - the World Championship of Collegiate Solar Boating.
On Wednesday 9 June, a group of Electrical and Electromechanical Engineering students embarked on a fascinating afternoon trip to the Central Laser Facility (CLF) at the world famous Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Didcot.
Thirteen students currently in their fourth year of the MEng degree in Electrical Engineering went on an industrial field trip to Prysmian Cables, gaining an insight into some of the design difficulties of engineering cable systems for the industrial sector.
Engineers at the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) are working to develop prototype insulation systems that could lead to new high-efficiency electrical generators.
After last year's successful first attempt by a UK entrant at the World Championship of Inter-Collegiate Solar Boating, Team Tarka II are now preparing for their second visit to Arkansas.
A new Energy Harvesting Network to be launched next week could mean unlimited power supplies for industry.
The Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory has a new system for testing the breakdown and dielectric strength of solid electrical insulating materials at commercial power frequencies.
Professor Jan Sykulski of the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton has been named a Fellow of the IEEE. He is honoured for his contributions to methods and applications of computational electromagnetics.
A new MSc course - Energy and Sustainability with Electrical Power Engineering - is intended to ensure continued development in energy networks.
Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi of the University of Southampton’s School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) and co-authors received the Best Paper Award at the 2009 International Conference on Hardware-Software Co-design and System Synthesis (CODES-ISSS).
School Seminar by Professor David A Lowther, Friday 11 December 12 noon
The first Masters degree which will train students to design future embedded computing systems will begin next year and is being run by the University of Southampton and European partners: Kaiserslautern University and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology at Trondheim.
A team of academics and students at the University of Southampton have begun work on a solar-electric-powered boat which they claim will be one of the most sophisticated to enter the annual prestigious Solar Splash competition so far.
This academic year has brought a massive growth in the number of PhD students within the EPE group across a range of different research areas.
Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Co-Director of the ECS Pervasive Systems Centre, is leading a new £1.6M project, funded by the EPSRC, which will develop ultra energy-efficient electronic systems for emerging applications including mobile digital health and autonomous wireless monitoring in environmental and industrial settings.
Professor Neil White of the University of Southampton's School of Electronics and Computer Science received the Callendar Medal of the Institute of Measurement & Control at an awards dinner held this week at the Royal Society, London.
Stroke rehabilitation technology which patients can operate in their own homes while playing computer games, is being developed by academics at the University of Southampton.
Researchers at the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory have made an important contribution to a long overdue international standard for High Voltage measurement techniques (IEC 60060-1).
A forearm crutch which incorporates sensor technology to monitor whether it is being used correctly has been developed by ECS engineers.
Researchers in ECS have been awarded funding to develop efficient test methods to improve the reliability of low-power computing systems.
At the request of the Royal Society, Dr Paul Lewin of the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory has been a participating member of the recent European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) Working Group considering the implications of creating a European-wide electrical transmission network.
A portable test to enable fast scientific online assessment of hand function has just been launched by academics at the University of Southampton.
ECS postgraduate student Evangelos Mazomenos has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
On a sunny Monday this week (8 June), a group of 18 undergraduates, postgraduates and lecturers from ECS took a trip up the A34 to the Oxfordshire countryside to visit the Diamond synchrotron light source at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus.
Team Tarka, the first-ever UK entry in Solar Splash, the World Championship of Intercollegiate Solar Boating, put up a spirited challenge, coming away with a string of awards and a very creditable 10th place in this year’s event.
A solar-powered boat designed and built by postgraduate students led by Dr Peter Wilson of ECS is on its way to the United States, the first UK entrant in the annual Solar Splash championship.
DATE (Design, Automation and Test in Europe) is a major global event which is set to shape the future of the worldwide electronics industry. Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi of the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton is this year's Conference Programme Chair.
The University of Southampton announced this week that five members of ECS academic staff had received promotions.