Our team

Dr. Mahmoud Wagih

Senior Research Fellow |
UK IC Research Fellow

Mahmoud completed his PhD in ECS in 28 months, in April'21, on RF to mmWave Rectenna Design, the work was published extensively and received several awards including a "Best in Faculty" PhD Award for "establishing a track record in a new field of research through an exceptional number of high-quality publications". He then led a Flexible Innovation Fund (FIF) project on RF-enabled sensing, starting the RF sensing theme building upon the RF energy harvesing and wearable antennas expertise. He was awarded a prestigious UK IC Research Fellowship (RAEng | GO-Science) on the topic of RF-enabled multi-source energy harvesting.

Dr. Junjie Shi

Research Fellow

"I received the B.Sc. degree from the Nanjing Institute of Technology, China in 2008, and from the University of Southampton, an MSc degree in Microelectromechanical systems in 2012 and a PhD in 2017. I was appointed, in the same year, as a Research Fellow in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS). My research interest covers a board range of wearable including but not limited to sensors, actuators, memory, and energy harvesting." Dr. Shi has got many publications on sensors, energy harvesting, and RFID sensors.

Prof. Steve Beeby

RAEng Chair in Emerging Technologies
(Research Advisor)

Prof. Beeby leads the UK’s E-Textiles Network and is Chair of the International Steering Committee for the PowerMEMS conference series. His leading role in e-textiles research and his support for the community has been recognised through the award of a highly prestigious RAEng Chair in Emerging Technologies. He is currently PI/Southampton lead on 4 UK/EU funded research projects, Co-I on 3 other projects and he has secured over £14M in research funding as PI or Southampton lead. He has co-authored/edited five books and has published over 140 journal papers/letters, 190 refereed conference papers, 4 patents and given 27 plenary, keynote or invited talks. He has an h-Index of 52 with >16600 citations.

Former Members

Dr. Menglong Li

Research Fellow

Menglong joined the team as a research fellow investigating novel fabrication methods and materials for RF sensing applications. Dr. Li has got several publications and a patent on novel packaging methods for reliable wearable e-textiles.

Thomas Moody

Research Assistant

Tom joined the team as a part-time Research Assistant, developing a low-cost open-source antenna pattern measurement system. He is currently a Microwave/MMIC Engineer at Viper RF

His work is accessible from an open-source Git Repo and has led to a refereed publication at the 2021 IEEE International Conference on Antenna Measurements and Applications (CAMA).

Josh Gascgoine

Research Assistant

Josh joined the team as a Reserch Assistant in summer 2021, developing hardware and software for investigating the potential of 2.4 GHz Bluetooth radio in sensing applications.

Peter Birley

Research Assistant

Peter joined the team as a Reserch Assistant in summer 2021, developing hardware and software for LoRaWAN sensor networks with improved sensing functionalities. He is currently a Graduate Electonic Engineer.

His work contributed to a refereed publication at the 2022 European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP).