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The Electronic Systems and Devices (ESD) Research Group led by Professor Neil White is internationally recognised in several areas, including advanced system-on-chip, intelligent sensor microsystems, systems design,  energy harvesting systems and modelling/simulation. These areas occupy different ends of a spectrum of activities - the Group has interests in all aspects of system design and development, all along the information processing chain.


Welcome to ESD

The Electronics Systems and Devices research group is one of the largest in the UK in this area.

The group has five main research themes ranging from advanced chip design to novel sensors and systems


IEEE ECS Student Branch
The ECS IEEE Student Branch is a vibrant part of student life in ECS. It has regular seminars and events. Find out more here...

ESD Seminars
ESD has regular seminars, usually once a week on Wednesdays to which all ESD members are invited. For more details, check out the seminars home page here...

Featured Project: Energy-Harvesting Sensor Nodes

To develop and demonstrate an integrated approach to power management such that sensors within a sensor network are able to manage their energy requirements, and harvest energy from the local... [more]

Recent Publications

Kazmierski, T., Wang, L., Al-Hashimi, B. and Merrett, G. (2011) An explicit linearized state-space technique for accelerated simulation of electromagnetic vibration energy harvesters. IEEE Transactions on COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN of Integrated Circuits and Systems . (In Press)

Weddell, A., Merrett, G. and Al-Hashimi, B. (2011) Photovoltaic Sample-and-Hold Circuit Enabling MPPT Indoors for Low-Power Systems. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers . (In Press)

Weddell, A., Merrett, G., Kazmierski, T. and Al-Hashimi, B. (2011) Accurate Supercapacitor Modeling for Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensor Nodes. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs . (In Press)

Zhao, Y., Khursheed, S. and Al-Hashimi, B. (2011) Cost-Effective TSV Grouping for Yield Improvement of 3D-ICs. In: ATS 2011, November 2011, India. (In Press)

Wood, A. L., de Jager, D., Merrett, G. V., Al-Hashimi, B. M., O'Hara, K., Shadbolt, N. R. and Hall, W. (2011) DejaView: a low-power, distributed, pervasive system for supporting memory. In: 1st ACM MobiHoc Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare (MobileHealth 2011), 16th May 2011, Paris, France. (Unpublished)


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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.

Two ECS academics awarded Personal Chairs

Professor Seth Bullock and Professor Steve Beeby

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

Touchy-feely options for stroke rehabilitation

The 'motor-driven' squeezer device

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.