University of Southampton
The University of Southampton is the overall coordinator of WEARPLEX and leading tasks on smart textile integration.
The University of Southampton is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and is a founding member of the Russell Group, a network of leading UK research universities. Currently, it has 23,775 students with over 7000 international students from over 135 countries. The Department of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) in the University of Southampton is the largest electronics department in the UK and was ranked first for research power in the Research Excellent Framework (REF 2014). ECS has over 100 academic members of staff, 250 research staff and a research income of over £12 million per annum. ECS is divided into research groups and the staff involved in this project are part of the Smart Electronic Materials and Systems (SEMS) group which is led by Professor Steve Beeby.