Sensor Technology Research Centre

Fundamentals of Sensor Technologies

The Fundamentals of Sensor Technologies group has has pioneered a new class of device with generic measurement capability, the Electric Potential Sensor (EPS), which has been licensed to our industrial partner Plessey Semiconductors and is now being marketed as an integrated circuit device.

The applications of the EPS include:

  • Forensics
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Electrophysiology (ExG)
  • Semiconductor Imaging
  • Security

Currently funded projects


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Detector pilot project


Jan 2013


ECG monitor

Rescon Ltd.

Dec 2012

STRC - Healthcare

DeNeCor neural sensing project


July 2013


HITEA Aero-engine instrumentation

Technology Strategy Board

Dec 2012


Single sided NMR imaging system

EPSRC CASE Studentship

Jan 2009


Measurement and characterisation of the electric stress field in geological and manmade materials (E-Stress)





(first grant award)




July 2012




STRC - Structural Heal Monitoring




STRC & Plessey Semiconductors Awards

Winner of the IET "Measurement in Action" innovation award 2011

Winner of the NMI Research & Development achievement 2011

Winner of Gold Award at the "Best of Sensors EXPO" 2011

Selected for the EDN "Hot 100 products" list 2011

STRC and the EPIC (Electric Potential Sensor) in the news

The microchip at 50: the end of Moore's Law?

Static charge provides clue to age of fingerprints

Can Forensic Scientists Tell How Old A Fingerprint Is?

Sensors detect the crime-solving clues at our fingertips

Plessey returns: Chips with everything

We have links with the following groups:

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Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. 


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Sussex Innovation Centre

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British Geological Survey