Perry Xiao

Associate Professor

Professor Perry Xiao got his BEng in Opto-Electronics, MSc in Solid State Physics, and PhD in Photophysics. He has been a research fellow, then lecturer/senior lecturer, associate professor, and now professor. He is also a fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET) and a senior fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

His main research interest is to develop novel infrared and electronic sensing technologies for bio-engineering applications as well as industrial applications. With funding from EPSRC, Royal Society, and industry, he has worked on infrared technologies for skin hydration and transdermal drug penetration measurements, electronic sensing for skin water loss measurements, and capacitive imaging for permittivity measurements. He has also worked on embedded systems and FPGA systems developments.

He is also a Director and Co-founder of Biox Systems Ltd, a university spin-out company, which designs and manufactures a patented, novel, condenser-chamber TEWL measurement technique - AquaFlux©, and capacitive image instrument - Epsilon. AquaFlux and Epsilon have been used in over 200 organizations worldwide, including universities, hospitals and leading international pharmaceutical / cosmetic companies such as Unilever, P&G, and L'Oreal, GSK, Gillette, Boots, Johnson & Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive and Pfizer etc.

In his spare time, he enjoys travel, music and sports.

Projects completed:

2017 A2i Project on high precision satellite positioning system.

2018 simDH Project on Continuous blood pressure measurements.

2019 - 2022, Joint PhD studentship, with Welland Medical Ltd.


Associate Professor