Professor Stephen Beeby

Head of Smart Electronic Materials and Systems Group University of Southampton

Biography

Professor Steve P Beeby obtained a BEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Univeristy of Portsmouth, UK, in 1992. He obtained his PhD from the University of Southampton, UK, in 1998 on the subject of MEMS resonant sensors. He has been awarded two prestigious EPSRC Research Fellowships to investigate the combination of screen printed active materials with micromachined structures and textiles for energy harvesting. Following the first Fellowship, he became a lecturer in ECS, was appointed a Reader in 2008 and was awarded a personal Chair in 2011. His research interests include energy harvesting, e-textiles, MEMS and active printed materials development. He leads the UK’s E-Textiles Network and is Chair of the International Steering Committee for the PowerMEMS conference series. He is currently leading 3 UK funded research projects and has previously been principal or co-investigator on a further 18 projects and co-ordinated 2 European Union research projects. He has co-authored/edited four books including ‘Energy Harvesting for Autonomous Systems’ (Artec House, Inc., Boston, London, 2010). He has over 250 publications and 4 patents. He has an h-Index of 47 with >12800 citations. He is a co-founder of Perpetuum Ltd, a University spin-out based upon vibration energy harvesting formed in 2004 and Smart Fabric Inks Ltd.