Stuart's Internship on Energy Harvesting30th September 2011
This summer, one of our undergraduate electronic engineering students, Stuart Barrow, worked with me for three months on the pioneering EPSRC-funded project on "Next Generation Energy-Harvesting Electronics - A Holistic Approach". Stuart developed an ultra low-power system that analyses vibrations and transmits them wirelessly. The photo shows Stuart testing his system on a car engine - the hardware on the engine is detecting vibrations, processing them, and transmitting them wirelessly to a laptop computer.
Stuart testing the system on a car engine
These opportunities for summer internships are great for students, as it allows them to apply the things that they have learnt to real electronics projects in a research environment, and great for the University as interns make very real and valuable contributions. This has been the second year that I have employed Stuart on an internship, and the skills and knowledge that he has developed during his degree have made him a very valuable part of the research team.
Stuart commented "I completed 2 summer internships with Geoff and found them to be great learning experiences and the perfect accompaniment to my degree in electronic engineering. They allowed me to apply the skills I had gained through my course on interesting projects while working in a real research environment. They were definitely one of the highlights of my time at the University of Southampton."
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Energy Harvesting Network Launched1st March 2010
The Energy Harvesting Network, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, was launched on Monday 01 March. The Network is managed by Steve Beeby and Geoff Merrett in the University of Southampton's School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS), and will bring together UK academic and industrial researchers and end-users of energy harvesting (EH) technology.
The Network will define new research challenges and stimulate collaborative research proposals. It will also en... [more]
Research Fellow wanted in Networked Embedded Systems8th May 2017
I am recruiting for a Research Fellow for a multidisciplinary project researching wearable, self-powered, embedded sensing systems that are wirelessly networked with smart city infrastructure. This particular post is related to the project's Circuits and Algorithms theme, which is concerned with novel circuits, algorithms and protocols to enable the efficient integration of energy harvesting sources into low-power networked sensing systems. The successful applicants will research, develop and ev... [more]