Dr Alex Weddell

Lecturer in Electronics at the University of Southampton

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I am a Lecturer in the Electronics and Electrical Engineering Group, in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK. This department is the best in the UK for the quality and volume of research in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (REF 2014). I am also a member of the ARM-ECS Research Centre and the Pervasive Systems Centre.

My main research interests are in wireless sensing, energy harvesting systems, and intelligent sensing for monitoring the health of machines. I'm most interested in research that's aimed at solving real problems, and demonstrated using physical prototypes. I'm currently supervising five PhD students (and one has graduated). There's more about this, along with my publications, on my Research page.

I lead two second-year modules on analogue electronics and computer architecture, and a second-year design module for Electrical and Electronic Engineering students. I supervise many practical third-year individual projects, fourth-year industrial Group Design projects, and MSc summer projects. I am also involved with co-ordinating and delivering undergraduate lab exercises. You can find out more on my Teaching page.

I was awarded the MEng Electronic Engineering (first-class honours) at the University of Southampton in 2005, followed by a PhD, thesis entitled "A comprehensive scheme for reconfigurable energy-aware wireless sensor nodes", in 2010. I worked as a Research Fellow on two EPSRC-funded projects, and was appointed as a Lecturer in February 2013. I am now the Senior Admissions Tutor for our flagship Electronic Engineering undergraduate degree programmes. I am a co-investigator on an EU Clean Sky 2 project, developing self-powered smart bearings for jet engines.

For details on how to get in touch with me, please see my Contact page.

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