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ECS intern takes a holistic approach to energy harvesting

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.

Professor Seth Bullock and Professor Steve Beeby

Two ECS academics awarded Personal Chairs

ECS academics Dr Seth Bullock and Dr Steve Beeby have been awarded Personal Chairs.

The 'motor-driven' squeezer device

Touchy-feely options for stroke rehabilitation

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.

ECS success at DATE11

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.

University of Southampton

International system design conference comes to UK for first time

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.

31 August 2010
Power Management Europe

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

Dr Steve Beeby

ECS researchers develop clothing that packs a powerful punch

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.

ECS researchers develop intelligent medical sensors

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.

Tarka II taking part in Solar Splash

ECS engineers power to success in World Solar Boat Championships

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.

Team Tarka prepare for second attempt at world championships

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.

The VIBES Microgenerator

New Energy Harvesting Network means batteries not included

A new Energy Harvesting Network to be launched next week could mean unlimited power supplies for industry.

Demonstrating hardware fault tolerance at low-energy cost

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).

ECS joins forces in first Euro Masters in Embedded Computing Systems

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.

Engineers on course to make super solar-electric-powered boat

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.

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi

New research project will develop future generation energy-harvesting

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 with his Callendar Medal

ECS academic receives prestigious Callendar Medal

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.

Using tracking tasks to assess movement problems in the arm after a stroke

Stroke rehabilitation technology that's fun and can be used at home

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.

ECS researchers develop intelligent crutches

A forearm crutch which incorporates sensor technology to monitor whether it is being used correctly has been developed by ECS engineers.

Researchers to develop reliable low-power computing systems

Researchers in ECS have been awarded funding to develop efficient test methods to improve the reliability of low-power computing systems.

The SHAP kit

New portable kit will assess impaired hands

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 wins prestigious IET award

ECS postgraduate student Evangelos Mazomenos has been awarded a prestigious scholarship from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Team Tarka ahead by a nose

Team Tarka do the UK credit!

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.

Tarka on dry land outside the Mountbatten Building

ECS solar-powered boat makes a sunny debut

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.

DATE09 - a truly global event says Programme Chair Al-Hashimi

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.

clockwise from top left: Alex Rogers, Nick Harris, Dave Millard, Nic Green, mc schraefel

Academic promotions for ECS researchers

The University of Southampton announced this week that five members of ECS academic staff had received promotions.

Dr Geoff Merrett

Lectureship for ECS former student

Dr Geoff Merrett has been appointed to a Lectureship in ECS just four years after gaining a First Class Honours degree in the School.


Three ECS Professors join elite group of IEEE Fellows

Three professors in the School of Electronics and Computer Science have been named Fellows of the IEEE.

Professor Mark Zwolinski

Simulating the next generation of computers

New modelling tools which can simulate the next generation of computers will be described in Professor Mark Zwolinski's inaugural lecture on 15 October.

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi

IET Award for contribution to research journal leadership

Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi has received the 1st Publishing Achievement Award from the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

The silver ring splints in use

Rings to alleviate arthritis validated

Research led by Dr Jo Adams on silver ring splints carried out by an interdisciplinary group including ECS academic Dr Cheryl Metcalf has shown that they have significant value.

SI Resonator

New multi-purpose pressure sensor under development

A new sensor is being developed for the aerospace industry which will also have applications in medicine and the automotive industry. The sensor could be cheaper and more effective than others on the market.

Intelligent fuse boxes could manage energy in homes

An ECS team has designed an intelligent fuse box which could manage domestic energy needs and result in significant daily savings. The development comes in the wake of Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks' consultation paper on how to boost "micro generation" by homes, businesses and public buildings, on the basis of generating their own power and selling the surplus.

According to Dr Peter Wilson from the School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Southampton, such schemes do not always allow domestic users to be self-sufficient and to control their own energy requirements and can be problematic in terms of ensuring adequate power quality, reliability and safety of the generator.

Professor Neil White

ECS researchers to present at world’s biggest nanotechnology show

The future of intelligent sensor networks will be a key theme for ECS researchers when they deliver papers at Nanotech 2005. Seven researchers from Electronics and Computer Science have been invited to present at Nanotech 2005, the largest international nanotechnology conference and trade show in the world, which will take place in Anaheim from 8-12 May 2005, with over 2500 delegates. Professor Neil White (pictured) will give a plenary lecture on 'Intelligent Sensors: Systems or Components'.

IEEE logo

New ECS student branch of IEEE launches with talk by Lajos Hanzo

A new student branch of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has been established in the School of Electronics and Computer Science. The new student branch will be launched by a seminar given by Professor Lajos Hanzo, himself a Fellow of the IEEE, on Wireless Media Communications. The seminar takes place on Tuesday 1 March at 5.30 pm in Zepler Building, Seminar Room 1.

Roy Freeland

Perpetuum has potential to be world-beating, says new Chief Executive

An ECS spin-out company which harvests kinetic energy from the environment and puts it to use in a range of innovative ways has the potential to be world-beating, says technology business specialist Roy Freeland who has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Perpetuum. The company was formed earlier this year by Professor Neil White of the School's Electronic Systems Design group, together with ECS colleagues Steve Beeby, Nick Harris and John Tudor.

Professor White looks on as the agreeement is signed between the University and IP2IPO

'Energy harvest' startup aims to power wireless systems

Perpetuum, a new spin-out company from the School of Electronics and Computer Science, has raised capital from the venture capitalists, IP2IPO Group plc. Perpetuum is developing integrated microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) that harvest vibrational energy from the environment, which can then release the energy to run systems. The company aims to address the desire for small, lower power and wireless electronic devices, many of which currently depend on batteries.