Staff profile

Dr Oliver Ozioko

Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Oliver Ozioko in an office


Electrical and Electronic Engineering


College of Science and Engineering


School of Engineering




Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I am currently a lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Derby, and Chair of the IEEE Sensors Council young professionals. I have over 8 years of research experience. I obtained my PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Glasgow in 2019.

Prior to joining the University of Derby, I worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow for nearly 3 years, where I was actively involved in several project collaborations including projects funded by EPSRC as well as the European Union via the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Open. During this time, I was actively involved in the design, fabrication, and implementation of tactile sensors for application in electronic skin, robotics, wearable systems, assistive technologies, smart objects and systems. I was also a theme leader of Assistive robotics technologies (ART) which is part of the Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group at the University of Glasgow.

I also act as a peer reviewer for several journals focusing on sensors and interactive systems, including IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) sensors, IEEE transactions on industrial electronics, Sensors (by MDPI) etc. I have been actively publishing my research outcomes, and currently have over 30 published papers in high-impact journals including conferences. I have also co-authored, and co-edited 4 books.

My research interests focus on the following: sensors for smart and intelligent systems, electronic skin for robots, haptics, smart 3D printed objects as well as self-powered wearable and portable systems.

Feel free to contact me if any of these research areas are of interest to you for a PhD study, and we can discuss it further. For more information on PhD studentship and application, see our research degrees page.

Teaching responsibilities

I lead and teach the following modules:

I am also contributing to the teaching of:

Professional interests

Professionally, I also serve as guest editor, book co-editor and reviewer for different journals focused on sensors and interactive systems as summarized below:

Research interests

My main research goal is to develop novel and breakthrough technologies that would significantly improve the performance of systems by making them inherently intelligent, controllable and energy-efficient through a systematic investigation of the underlying concepts and applying them for the design and implementation of solutions for real-life problems. My research interests focus on the following:

Membership of professional bodies


PhD. Electronic and Electrical Engineering - University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (2019)

M.Eng. Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Communication major), Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Nigeria - (2012)

B.Eng. Electronics - University of Nigeria Nsukka - (2004)

Recent publications

Journal Articles


Book Chapters