Dr Hailing Fu

PhD, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Imperial College London

  • Lecturer in Electromechanical Systems

Dr Hailing Fu is a lecturer in Electromechanical Systems in the Dynamics Research Group. He is a specialist in smart materials and structures, electromechanical systems, and low-power sensing.

Dr Fu obtained his PhD at Imperial College London in 2018. His PhD thesis was awarded the Eryl Cadwallader Davies prize - Best EEE PhD Thesis 2017-2018. Prior to his current position, he was a Research Associate in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial, and his work was funded by an EU CleanSky2 project 'SHERLOC' which lasts for 7 years with €9M. Simultaneous wireless energy and data transfer is one of the key challenges that he is working on, and he has received the fund from the Royal Society (RGS\R2\202148) as the Principal Investigator.

Dr Fu was a Program Chair in IEEE SDPC 2020 and a session organiser in EWSHM 2020. He also serves as the Technical Programme Committee member for Transducers 2021 and the Organizing Committee member for PowerMEMS 2021 (top conferences in MEMS and energy harvesting). He has more than 30 journal and conference publications with one Outstanding Student Paper Finalist Award in IEEE MEMS 2016 and one Best Poster Award in Energy Harvesting 2016.


  • 2014 - 2018 Imperial College London, Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 2011 – 2014 XI’AN Jiatong University, China, Master of Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering
  • 2007 – 2011 China University of Mining and Technology, Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Automation

Key awards

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award from ‘Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing’ journal, 2021
  • IOP Trusted Reviewer in 2020 from the Institute of Physics, UK, 2020
  • Eryl Cadwallader Davies prize - Best PhD Thesis, Imperial College London, 2017-2018
  • Outstanding Student Paper Award Finalist in IEEE MEMS 2016
  • Best Poster Award in Energy Harvesting 2016

Main research interests

Energy Harvesting:

  • Exploring mechanisms for energy harvesting from random energy sources
  • Hybrid energy harvesting system development 

Low-power Sensing Systems:

  • Developing Low-Power Sensing Solutions for Self-Powered Monitoring
  • Embedded System Design and Development

Health Monitoring

  • Structural Health Monitoring of Smart Infrastructure
  • Wearable Device Development for Healthcare Monitoring

Grants and contracts

  • 2021/03 – 2022/03, Transcutaneous Power and Information Transfer by Ultrasound in Ant-Sized Medical Implants, Sponsor: The Royal Society UK, Research Grant, Role: PI, £17k
  • 2020/07 – 2021/07, Power Management for Hybrid Energy Harvesters; Sponsor: EU Enables Project, in collaboration with Tyndall, University of Cork, Ireland, Role: PI, £20k
  • 2019/03 – 2021/03, A Self-Powered Condition Monitoring Scheme for Railway Systems, Sponsor: The Royal Society, UK - International Exchanges Program with China, Role: Leading Researcher, £24k

Current teaching responsibilities

  • WSA101 Statics and Dynamics, Lecturer
  • WSA102 Engineering Science, Lecturer
  • WSB013 Robotics Project Design and Management, Project Director
  • WSC500, Individual Project, Project Supervisor
  • WSP501, Major Project, Project Supervisor

Current administrative responsibilities

  • Part A&B Personal Tutor
  • Part I Placement Tutor
  • UG Admissions Interviewer

External collaborators

External roles and appointments

  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member for Transducer 2021
  • Organizing Committee Member for PowerMEMS 2021
  • Topic Chair for the 4th International Conference on Sensing, Diagnostics, Prognostics, and Control, 2020.
  • Special Session Organiser for the 10th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM 2020)
  • Member of EPSRC Peer Review College