Alex was awarded a first-class MEng Electronic Engineering degree from the University of Southampton in 2005, then studied for his PhD on energy-aware wireless sensor nodes (awarded in 2010). He has contributed to the Defence Technology Centre “Adaptive energy aware sensor networks” project, and EPSRC projects “New directions for intelligent sensors” and “Next Generation Energy-Harvesting Electronics: Holistic Approach”. He has experience with a range of energy harvesting devices and developed a platform which supports a mix of energy sources to power an energy-aware wireless sensor node. He is now a Lecturer, with research interests in energy harvesting, wireless sensor networks, and application-driven system design. He is a co-investigator on the H2020 Clean Sky 2 “Integrated Intelligent Bearing Systems (I2BS)” project, and EPSRC Platform “Wearable and Autonomous Computing for Future Smart Cities”.