Current Team

Dr Hadi Heidari
Dr Hadi Heidari

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer)

Dr. Hadi Heidari (PhD, SMIEEE, FHEA, MIET) is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in the James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. His Microelectronics Lab (meLAB) conducts pioneering research on magnetoelectronics and integrated microelectronics design for wearable and implantable devices. Dr Heidari's research has been funded by major research councils and funding organizations including the European Commission, EPSRC, Royal Society and Scottish Funding Council. He is PI for EU H2020 MSCA-IF "WiseCure: Wireless Implantable Devices for Neurological Disorders Cure" and the €8.4M EU H2020 FET-Proactive “Hybrid Enhanced Regenerative Medicine Systems (HERMES)” projects. He is a member of the eFutures Steering Group (an EPSRC-funded network representing the UK’s electronic systems academic community). He is a member of EPSRC College, and also reviews proposals for the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Royal Society of New Zealand. He has been the recipient of a number of awards including the 2020 IET Healthcare Technologies Early Career JA Lodge Award, 2019 IEEE Sensors Council Young Professional Award, the Rewards for Excellence prize from the University of Glasgow (2018), Silk Road Award from the Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC’16), Best Paper Award from the IEEE ISCAS’14 conference, Gold Leaf Award from the IEEE PRIME’14 Conference.

Dr Rami Ghannam
Dr Rami Ghannam

Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

Dr. Rami Ghannam (BEng, DIC, MSc, PhD, MIET, MIEEE) is a Lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Engineering with research interests in the broad field of photonics. Following his PhD from Cambridge University in 2007, Dr. Ghannam has spent the past ten years in the field of photovoltaics.  He has held previous industrial appointments at Nortel Networks, IBM Research GmbH and Starkon S.A.E. He received his BEng degree from King's College (top First Class Honours), as well as his DIC and MSc degrees from Imperial College London.  Dr Ghannam is also a member of the Microelectronics Lab, where he is investigating the use of PV cells for energy harvesting applications in wearable and implantable electronic devices.

Dr Rupam Das
Dr Rupam Das

Marie Curie Fellow

Dr Rupam Das received the M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea, in 2013 and 2017, respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Associate of Electrical Engineering with the University of Ulsan before joining to the meLAB. His current research interests include implantable devices and wireless power transfer.

Dr Finlay  Walton
Dr Finlay Walton

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow

Dr Finlay Walton hold a PhD in Chemical Physics from University of Glasgow and specialise in nanofabrication, manipulation of matter using electric fields, materials characterisation and nucleation. His research with HERMES involves the design and fabrication of implantable, flexible electronic devices for monitoring and stimulating neural activity.

Xianpeng Liang
Xianpeng Liang

Research Assistant

M.Sc., Mechatronics, University of Glasgow, UK, 2017 B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering & Automation, Guangzhou College of South China University of Technology, China, 2016. Research interests: - Neuromorphic chips - Wearable sensing systems Supervisors: Dr Heidari, Dr Vuckovic and Dr Ghannam

Dr Meraj Ahmad
Dr Meraj Ahmad

Research Assistant

Meraj Ahmad received the B.E. degree in electronics and communication engineering in 2012 and recently submitted his (M.Tech. + PhD) dual degree thesis from IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India. In 2018, he was a Visiting Scholar with Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA, where he worked on circuits and systems for wearable devices. His research interests include analog & mixed-signal circuit design and embedded system design for industrial and biomedical applications.

Siming Zuo
Siming Zuo

Research Technician

Siming Zuo is a Research Technician at the James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow. He has submitted his PhD dissertation in January 2021 and will take up a Research Assistant post in meLAB from June 2021. His PhD on magnetomyography with spintronics led to multiple peer-review papers. He received the SFB 1261 Fellowship, Germany (2018). His work was recognised by a Best Paper Award from IEEE PrimeAsia’18 and two IEEE Travel Grants to attend ISCAS 2019 and 2020.

meLAB News in 2018

December 2018

  • Our LKAS PhD studentship has been shortlisted for funding. The meLAB invites applications for PhD position (any nationality) to make a contribution to our LKAS project titled: Magnetomyography (MMG) Sensors. More info: link

  • The 27th IEEE Int Conference on Electronics Circuits and Systems (ICECS) 2020 will come to Glasgow! Looking forward to welcoming you all to Glasgow in 2020!

November 2018

  • The meLAB members organized a successful first edition ofthe UK Circuits and Systems (UKCAS) Workshop in Glasgow. The UKCAS workshop received a lot of positive feedback and the 2nd edition will be organized in University College London in November 2019.

October 2018

  • Hadi gives an invited talk at the School of Engineering Colloquium of the Kiel University, Germany.

  • Welcome to new meLAB PhD students: Asfand and Xiang! Looking forward to accelerating our research on neuromorphic chips and magnetoencephalography.

  • Hadi presented 2 meLAB papers at the IEEE SENSORS 2018, New Delhi, India.

  • Our project titled NEUROSENSE Network got funded by the Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering.

  • Our article on magnetic radar sensing fusion has been accepted for publication in IEEE Sensors Journal.

  • Our article has been featured on the cover of the November 2018 issue of the IEEE Electron Device Letters.

September 2018

August 2018

  • Our EPSRC IAA project, "PowerDrive: Power Management Chipsets for Sensing and Computing Subsystems in the Autonomous Vehicles" got funded. A great opportunity for meLAB to work with industrial partners towards commercialising the PMIC chipsets.

  • Three papers from meLAB have been accepted to the IEEE DeSE 2018 Conference in Cambridge. 

  • Two papers from meLAB on Implantable Photovoltaic cells and Multimodal Sensing have been accepted to the IEEE SENSORS 2018. Well done Jinwei and Haobo!

  • Dr Heidari will be the TPC Chair of the next IEEE PRIME Conference to be held on July 2019 in EPFL, Switzerland.

  • Congratulations to Jinyu, Jingbo, Yuchi, Lina and Andreas for successful completion of their MSc Projects!

July 2018

  • Our £8.5M EU FET-Proactive H2020 project, Hybrid Enhanced Regenerative Medicine Systems, a 5 years programme got funded.

  • Kaung paper titled "Power Management using Photovoltaic Cells for Implantable Devices" has been accepted for publication in the IEEE ACCESS Journal.

  • Kaung presentation at the ISCAS 2018 is now live here: 
  • Our new article entitled "A 4-Channel 12-Bit High-Voltage Radiation-Hardened Digital-to-Analog Converter for Low Orbit Satellite Applications" has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers. 

  • Dr Heidari has been invited to The University of Transportation and Communications (UTC), Hanoi, Vietnam to present the meLAB research on the Power Management for the Sensing and Computing Subsystems in the Autonomous Vehicles.

  • We had a great away day in the Scotland West Highland Way at the first anniversary of meLAB.


June 2018

  • Zhaochen paper titled "Magnetoresistive biosensors for on-chip detection and localisation of paramagnetic particles" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology.

  • Our new paper titled: "Exploiting Smallest Error to Calibrate Non-linearity in successive approximation analogue-to-digital converter" has been accepted for publication in IEEE Access Journal.

  • Congratulations to Siming for awarding the International CRC 1261 Fellowship on “Magnetoelectric Sensors” to visit the Kiel University, Germany.

 May 2018

April 2018

  • Congratulations to Kaung for getting the IEEE CASS Travel Award.

  • Our joint collaboration paper with Newcastle University titled: "CMOS Magnetic Sensors for Wearable Magnetomyography", has been accepted for presentation at the 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'18) to be held at the Honolulu, HI, the USA, July 17-21, 2018.

  • Our paper titled: "On-Chip Counting and Localisation of Magnetite Pollution Nanoparticles", has been accepted for presentation at the 26th IEEE Iranian Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE2018).

March 2018

  • Dr Abbasi and Dr Heidari were awarded the Rewards for Excellence Prizes from the School of Engineering. Congratulations!

  • Asfand got the EPSRC Scholarship to start his PhD in October 2018 in meLAB. Huge congrats Asfand!

  • Our paper titled "Towards Highly Linear High-Resolution Successive Approximation Register ADCs for the Internet of Things" has been accepted for publication in the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters.

  • Our grant on Magnetic Neuromorphic Computing funded by Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe).

  • A paper has been accepted to Microwave and Radar Week (MIKON-2018 and Baltic URSI Symposium-2018). Congrats to Adnan!

February 2018

  • Our paper titled "Tuning the analogue and digital performance of Germanene nanoribbon field effect transistors with engineering the width and geometry of source, channel and drain region in the ballistic regime" has been accepted for publication to the Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing Journal.

January 2018

  • Dr Abbasi is a Co-recipient of the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) Award for Research Excellence 2017 on "Sensing the Human Skin for Medical Diagnostic and Prevention in Personalised Healthcare Applications", January 2018 to December 2019.

  • Two papers from meLAB have been accepted for presentation in the International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2018in Florence, Italy.

  • Dr Heidari becomes Editor of the Elsevier Microelectronics Journal.

Super User