Daniel T.H. Lai received his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Systems from Monash University. He was a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne (2007-2008) and Victoria University (2009-2010). Daniel is currently with the College of Engineering and Science in Victoria University.

His research interests include new sensing, communication technologies and computational intelligence for applications in health and sports.

Daniel has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and is a current reviewer for several high impact international journals such as IEEE Transactions of Biomedical Engineering, Journal of Biomechanics and Sensors and Actuators. He is also actively involved in organisation of several workshops and international conferences.

Recent publications

Refereed journal articles

Cai, Z., Seyedi, M., Zhang, W., Rivet, F., Lai, D. (2016), “Characterization of an Impulse Radio Intrabody Communication System for Wireless Body Area Networks", Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering, 37(1), 74-84, 2017 DOI: 10.1007/s40846-016-0198-9

Coskun, B., Abozar, A., Lai, D., Neild, A., Majumder, M., Tuncay, A. (2016), “Ultrasensitive Strain Sensor Produced by Direct Patterning of Liquid Crystals of Graphene Oxide on a Flexible Substrate”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b06290

Rivet, F., Lai, D., Owen, N., and Deval, Y. (2016) “Intra-Body Communications-Radio-Frequency versus Ultrasonic”, Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, 87 (2), 289-299.

Asogwa, C., Collins, S. , Maclaughlin, P. , Lai, D. (2016), “A Galvanic Coupling Method for Assessing Hydration Rates”, Electronics, 5 (3), 39.

Gong, S., Lai, D., Bay, J., Su, B., Si, K.J., Ma, Z., Yap, L.W., Guo, P., Uddin, H., Cheng, W., (2016), “Self-Assembled Mesh Film of Ultrathin Gold Nanowires as Flexible Transparent Electrodes”, Advanced Electronic Materials, vol 2 (7) DOI: 10.1002/aelm.201600121


Seyedi, M., Lai, D., (2017), A Novel Intrabody Communication Transceiver for Biomedical Applications. (http://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811028236)

Lai D, Begg RK and Palaniswami M (editors) (2011). Healthcare Sensor Networks – challenges towards practical application. Taylor and Francis, CRC Press. (462 pages), ISBN: 9781439821817.

Teaching responsibilities


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Electrical and Sports Engineering)


Postgraduate research students and fellows


5 PhD students, 3 Masters students

Current supervision

4 PhD students, 1 Masters by Research student

Research grants

2016: A new human interface device (Lead investigator), Ventou Sports Garments, $40,000

2016: Advanced Brake Pad Recognition Software (Lead investigator), Bendix Pty Ltd, $55,000

2016: The effect of football boot design on movement agility and control (Co-Investigator), XBlades Pty Ltd., $40,000

2015: New wearable swimming cap (Lead investigator), Autocoach Pty Ltd, $30,000

2015: Wearable Glove Design (Lead investigator), VCAMM and Ventou, $20,000

2013: Australian Research Council LIEF (Co-investigator ) Microfluidics Lab, $300,000

2014: Sensor and Telecommunications Characterization Laboratory(Co-investigator), $55,000

Professional memberships

Industry experience

Daniel has collaboration with more than 15 industry partners:

  • Ericsson’s Australia
  • Ventou Sport Garments
  • Racesafe Australia
  • Tennis Australia
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Lymphoedema Association Victoria.

Appearances in the media

VU wireless sensors get superbike riders back on track, Engineers Australia, 15 Oct 2014


Areas of expertise

  • Body sensor networks
  • electronics
  • sensors and modelling
  • Wireless communications

Contact details

(03) 9919 4425