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Mr Perry Xiao

xiaop@lsbu.ac.uk

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9036-3061

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I am a Professor and Course Director in the School of Engineering at London South Bank University. I got my BEng degree in Opto-Electronics, MSc degree in Solid State Physics, and PhD degree in Photophysics. I am also a fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (FIET) and a senior fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

My main research interest is to develop novel infrared and electronic sensing technologies for skin measurements and industrial Non-Destructive Testing (NDT). With funding from EPSRC (GR/M56722/01), Royal Society, and various industries, work has been done on skin hydration and hydration depth profiling, skin thickness, skin pigments, transdermal drug delivery, membrane permeation, nail and hair measurements, instrument performances and thermal diffusivity effects, by using photo-thermal radiometry technology. I also worked on skin Trans-Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) measurements and capacitive imaging based on Fingerprint sensors.

To date, I have successfully supervised 10 PhD students, got 2 UK patent applications, and got nearly £1M research generated incomes. I have published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. I have also published three books, two are with the renowned Wiley publisher. I am a grant proposal reviewer for BBSRC and EPSRC, book proposal reviewer for Pearson, an editorial committee member of the new Cosmetics open-access journal, a journal reviewer for more than 10 journals, including the prestige Journal of Biomedical Optics, International Journal of Pharmaceutics and Physiology and International Journal of Cosmetic Science etc. I have contributed to REF (Research Excellent Framework) 2004, 2008 and 2014. My research has been featured as a research impact case study in REF 2014 and in REF 2021.

I am 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 cosmetic companies such as Unilever, P&G, and L'Oreal, Johnson & Johnson, GSK, Boots, Colgate-Palmolive and Pfizer, etc.

Apart from research, I also teach at both UG and PG levels, I have set up three new courses in the past and now is the course director of Master of Research in General Engineering.

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mrs Elena ChirikhinaAn Investigation of Skin Aging Effect by Using AquaFlux and Capacitance ImagingPhD
Miss Chloe Louise ElliottWater in the Stratum CorneumPhD
Mr Wei PanSkin Image Processing and Skin CharacterizationsPhD
Mr Xu ZhangData Acquisition and Data Analysis in Skin MeasurementsPhD
Mr Souheil FenghourLip Reading Sentences Using Deep Learning with Only Visual CuesPhD
Mr Omar Laith Hasan Al HashimiWeb-Based 3D Interactive Virtual Systems for Medical Instruments (AquaFlux and Epsilon)PhD
Miss Harriet CavanaghDevelopment and characterisation of a new ostomy flange adhesive.PhD
Mr TARIQ KARIMDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Zhiheng WangIn vivo bone position measurement using ultrasonography to assess joint axes rotation during muscle contraction for clinical applicationPhD
Mrs Randa El BialyResolving Deep Learning Challenges in Visual Speech RecognitionPhD
Mr Ehimwen Charles UsigbeThe Design and development of a Smart wireless Embedded Condition Monitoring system for Industrial RobotPhD
Mr Oghbazghi Kafelovid-19 Data Analysis and Prediction using Machine LearningPhD
Mr Selvakumar SamiyappanAutomatic Benchmarking and Classification of BuildingsPhD
Miss Hellema Anaelle Laura IbrahimMobile Measurement system for clinical diagnosisPhD
Mr Christos BontozoglouDevelopment of Capacitive Imaging Technology for Measuring Skin Hydration and Other Skin PropertiesPhD
Mr Muhammad FurqanCentralised Control System for Cement PlantMRes

Awarded in the last 5 years
Mr Dana JamalA Hardware-Based Acquisition Engine For GNSS ReceiversPhD
PhD in Photophysics

London South Bank University

1994
1998
MSc in Condensed Matter Physics

Jilin University, China

1990
1993
BEng in Opto-Electronics

Jilin University

1986
1990
Fellow of the IET

Institution of Engineering and Technology

2014
Senior Fellow of the HEA

Higher Education Academy

2017
University Research Fellow
London South Bank University

Teaching and Research

1998
2000
Education
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Institute of Physics2021Physics Based Digital Technology Hands-on ProgrammePrincipal Investigator
Chongqing College of Water Resources and Electric Engineering2018SCi134_ENG_Short Courses_ChongQing Water Resources and Electric Engineering CollegePrincipal Investigator
Invigor Communications2017SCI067_Eng_InVigor Communications_EngArch training coursePrincipal Investigator
Welland Medical2017PGR_007_ENG_STU_WellandPrincipal Investigator
Welland Medical2016H334_Consultancy_Welland_HydrocolloidPrincipal Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Novel Near Infrared Technology for Non-invasive Blood Glucose MeasurementsNovel Near Infrared Technology for Non-invasive Blood Glucose MeasurementsPrincipal InvestigatorBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)OPEN SubmittedMar 2022
DFT/DASA: Overhead Cable Monitoring DFT/DASA: Overhead Cable Monitoring Co-InvestigatorDefence and Security AcceleratorOPEN SubmittedApr 2022
Fellow of IET
2014
Senior Fellow of HEA
2017
Chartered Physicist of IoP
2000

Editorial/Advisory Board Member
2014
International Conference on Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena (ICPPP)

International Scientific Committee

Third sector
Cosmetics

Editorial committee of the new open-access online journal – Cosmetics

Third sector

The Effect of Sun Tan Lotion on Skin By Using Skin TEWL and Skin Water Content Measurements
Xiao, P. and Chen, D. (2022). The Effect of Sun Tan Lotion on Skin By Using Skin TEWL and Skin Water Content Measurements. MDPI Sensors. 22.

Skin Characterizations by Using Contact Capacitive Imaging and High-Resolution Ultrasound Imaging with Machine Learning Algorithms
Chirikhina, E., Chirikhin, A., Dewsbury-Ennis, S., Bianconi, F. and Xiao, P. (2021). Skin Characterizations by Using Contact Capacitive Imaging and High-Resolution Ultrasound Imaging with Machine Learning Algorithms. Applied Sciences. 11 (18), p. e8714. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11188714

Deep Learning-based Automated Lip-Reading: A Survey
Fenghour, S., Chen, D., Guo, K., Li, B. and Xiao, P. (2021). Deep Learning-based Automated Lip-Reading: A Survey. IEEE Access. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3107946

Lip Reading Sentences Using Deep Learning with Only Visual Cues
Fanghour, S., Chen, D., Guo, K. and Xiao, P. (2020). Lip Reading Sentences Using Deep Learning with Only Visual Cues. IEEE Access. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3040906

In Vivo Assessment of Water Content, Trans-Epidermial Water Loss and Thickness in Human Facial Skin
Chirikhina, E., Chirikhin, A., Xiao, P., Dewsbury-Ennis, S. and Bianconi, F. (2020). In Vivo Assessment of Water Content, Trans-Epidermial Water Loss and Thickness in Human Facial Skin. Applied Sciences. 10 (17), p. e6139. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10176139

Skin Capacitive Imaging Analysis Using Deep Learning GoogLeNet
Zhang, X., Pan, W., Bontozoglou, C., Chirikhina, E., Chen, D. and Xiao, P. (2019). Skin Capacitive Imaging Analysis Using Deep Learning GoogLeNet. Computing Conference 2020. London, UK 16 - 17 Jul 2019 Springer.

Applications of Capacitive Imaging in Human Skin Texture and Hair Analysis
Bontozoglou, C. and Xiao, P. (2019). Applications of Capacitive Imaging in Human Skin Texture and Hair Analysis . MDPI Applied Sciences. 10 (1), p. 256. https://doi.org//10.3390/app10010256

Design of a voice control 6DoF grasping robotic arm based on ultrasonic sensor, computer vision and Alexa voice assistance
Wang, Z, Chen, D and Xiao, P (2019). Design of a voice control 6DoF grasping robotic arm based on ultrasonic sensor, computer vision and Alexa voice assistance. International Conference on Information Technology in Medicine and Education. Qingdao, China 23 - 25 Aug 2019 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ITME.2019.00150

Practical Java Programming for IoT, AI, and Blockchain
Xiao, P/ (2019). Practical Java Programming for IoT, AI, and Blockchain. John Wiley & Sons.

Recurrent Neural Networks for Decoding Lip Read Speech
Fenghour, S, Chen, D and Xiao, P (2019). Recurrent Neural Networks for Decoding Lip Read Speech. 2019 8th International Conference on Software and Information Engineering (ICSIE 2019). Cairo 09 - 12 Apr 2019

Decoder-Encoder LSTM for Lip Reading
Fenghour, S., Chen, D. and Xiao, P. (2019). Decoder-Encoder LSTM for Lip Reading. Proceedings of the 2019 8th International Conference on Software and Information Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1145/3328833.3328845

Advances in Radiometry Research
Xiao, P. (2019). Advances in Radiometry Research. Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

Epsilon Interactive Virtual User Manual (VUM)
Al Hashimi, O. and Xiao, P (2019). Epsilon Interactive Virtual User Manual (VUM). 2018 International Conference on Computing, Electronics and Communications Engineering, ICCECE 2018. Southend-on-Sea 16 - 17 Aug 2018 pp. 138-143 https://doi.org/10.1109/iCCECOME.2018.8658872

Micro-relief analysis with skin capacitive imaging
Bontozoglou, C, Zhang, X and Xiao, P (2019). Micro-relief analysis with skin capacitive imaging. Skin Research and Technology. 25 (2), pp. 165-170. https://doi.org/10.1111/srt.12628

In Vivo Human Hair Hydration Measurements by Using Opto-Thermal Radiometry
Bontozoglou, C, Zhang, X, Patel, A, Lane, ME and Xiao, P (2019). In Vivo Human Hair Hydration Measurements by Using Opto-Thermal Radiometry. International Journal of Thermophysics. 40 (2). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10765-018-2477-x

Building an online interactive 3D virtual world for aquaflux and epsilon
Al Hashimi, O. and Xiao, P (2018). Building an online interactive 3D virtual world for aquaflux and epsilon. Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems. 3 (6), pp. 501-514. https://doi.org/10.25046/aj030659

Contour Mapping for Speaker-Independent Lip Reading System
Fenghour, S, Chen, D and Xiao, P (2018). Contour Mapping for Speaker-Independent Lip Reading System. The 11th International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV 2018). Munich, Germany 01 - 03 Nov 2018

Educational Bandwidth Traffic Prediction using Non-Linear Autoregressive Neural Networks
Oumar, O A, Dyllon, S, Xiao, P and Hong, T (2018). Educational Bandwidth Traffic Prediction using Non-Linear Autoregressive Neural Networks. The 21st International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines - CLAWAR 2018. Panama 10 - 12 Sep 2018

Capacitive Imaging for Skin Characterizations and Solvent Penetration Measurements
Zhang, X., Bontozoglou, C., Chirikhina, E., Lane, M. and Xiao, P. (2018). Capacitive Imaging for Skin Characterizations and Solvent Penetration Measurements . MDPI Cosmetics . 5 (3), p. 52. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics5030052

Educational Network Bandwidth Analysis and Prediction
Oumar, O A, Dyllon, S and Xiao, P (2018). Educational Network Bandwidth Analysis and Prediction. the 14th International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining (MLDM'2018) July 14-19, 2018. New York, USA 14 - 19 Jul 2018

In-Vivo Skin Capacitive Image Classification Using AlexNet Convolution Neural Network
Zhang, X, Pan, W and Xiao, P (2018). In-Vivo Skin Capacitive Image Classification Using AlexNet Convolution Neural Network. 2018 3rd International Conference on Image, Vision and Computing (ICIVC 2018). Chongqing, China 27 - 29 Jun 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). pp. 439-443 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIVC.2018.8492860

Developing a web based interactive 3D virtual environment for novel skin measurement instruments
Xiao, P and Al Hashimi, O. (2018). Developing a web based interactive 3D virtual environment for novel skin measurement instruments. 2018 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences (ASET). Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 06 - 07 Feb 2018 London South Bank University. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICASET.2018.8376823

On the use of skin texture features for gender recognition: An experimental evaluation
Bianconi, F, Smeraldi, F, Abdollahyan, M and Xiao, P (2017). On the use of skin texture features for gender recognition: An experimental evaluation. 6th International Conference on Image Processing Theory Tools and Applications (IPTA), 2016. Oulu, Finland 12 - 15 Dec 2016 IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPTA.2016.7821018

Personal identification based on skin texture features from the forearm and multi-modal imaging
Bianconi, F, Chirikhina, E, Smeraldi, F, Bontozoglou, C and Xiao, P (2016). Personal identification based on skin texture features from the forearm and multi-modal imaging. Skin Research and Technology. 23 (3), pp. 392-398. https://doi.org/10.1111/srt.12348

Capacitive Imaging For Skin Characterization and Solvent Penetration
Xiao, P, Zhang, X and Bontozoglou, C (2016). Capacitive Imaging For Skin Characterization and Solvent Penetration. Skin Forum 2016 Annual Meeting. London

Hair Water Content and Water Holding Capacity Measurements
Xiao, P, Bontozoglou, C, Ciortea, LI and Imhof, RE (2016). Hair Water Content and Water Holding Capacity Measurements. 7th International Bi-Annual Conference on Applied Hair Science. Red Bank, NJ, USA 08 - 09 Jun 2016

Skin Image Retrieval Using Gabor Wavelet Texture Feature
Ou, X, Pan, W, Zhang, X and Xiao, P (2016). Skin Image Retrieval Using Gabor Wavelet Texture Feature. International Journal of Cosmetic Science. 38 (6), pp. 607-614. https://doi.org/10.1111/ics.12332

Capacitive Contact Imaging For Skin Characterization
Xiao, P, Zhang, X and Bontozoglou, C (2016). Capacitive Contact Imaging For Skin Characterization. Perspectives in Percutaneous Penetration 2016. La Grande Motte, France 29 Mar - 01 Apr 2016

Photothermal Radiometry for Skin Research
Xiao, P (2016). Photothermal Radiometry for Skin Research. Cosmetics. 3 (1), p. 10. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics3010010

Multi-Location Clinical Trials: Do TEWL Readings Change With Altitude?
Kramer, G, Xiao, P, Crowther, J and Imhof, RE (2015). Multi-Location Clinical Trials: Do TEWL Readings Change With Altitude? Scientific meeting & technology showcase. New York 10 - 11 Dec 2015 Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

The occlusion effects in capacitive contact imaging for in vivo skin damage assessments.
Pan, W, Zhang, X, Lane, ME and Xiao, P (2015). The occlusion effects in capacitive contact imaging for in vivo skin damage assessments. International Journal of Cosmetic Science. 37 (4), pp. 395 - 400. https://doi.org/10.1111/ics.12209

Membrane solvent penetration measurements using contact imaging
Xiao, P, Abdalghafor, H and Lane, ME (2013). Membrane solvent penetration measurements using contact imaging. in: Chilcott, R and Brain, K (ed.) Advances in Dermatological Sciences London, UK Royal Society of Chemistry.

In vivo skin capacitive imaging analysis by using grey level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM).
Ou, X, Pan, W and Xiao, P (2013). In vivo skin capacitive imaging analysis by using grey level co-occurrence matrix (GLCM). International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 460 (1-2), pp. 28 - 32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpharm.2013.10.024