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 2019

December 2019

  • Dr Hadi presents an invited speech on our research activities in the meLAB at the 2nd IEEE UK and Ireland Circuits and Systems Workshop (UKCAS 2019) in London.
  • Rupam, Vahid and Eve presented our activities in our HERMES project annual meeting at the IIT, Italy.

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November 2019

  • Rupam presents two paper presentations and one poster at IEEE ICECS Conference, Genoa, 2019.
  • Rupam presents our HERMES project at the Scottish Research Partnership In Engineering (SRPe) Annual Conference Glasgow! We are thankful SRPe for their generous support during past couple of years.
  • Our paper in Advanced Intelligent Systems has been featured as Cover Page: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/aisy.201970072

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  • New journal articles accepted! Two collaborative works titled: "Improvement in electrical characteristics of Silicon on Insulator (SOI) transistor using Graphene material" and "Impact of high-k gate dielectric with different angles of coverage on the electrical characteristics of gate-all-around field effect transistor: a simulation study" have been accepted to the Results in Physics Journal
  • Amy's work titled "Magnetic Resonance-based Wireless Power Transfer for Implantable Biomedical Microelectronics Devices" has been accepted to be presented at the IEEE ISSPIT Conference 2019 in Ajman, UAE.

October 2019

  • Dr Hadi wins the IEEE Sensors Council Award. Congratulations to the team! 

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  • Eve presented two posters related to our HERMES project at SMR Bioelectronic Medicines Workshop in London and CommNet PGCon event in Edinburgh.

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  • Dr Erika Covi from Politecnico di Milano, Italy, vissted our lab and presents a talk on future neuromorphic computing using memristor devices.
  • Our article in Advanced Intelligent Systems has been featured as news in Advanced Science News:
  • Screenshot 2019-10-05 at 22.54.30.pngDr Heidari presented a lecture on "Implantable Devices" at the University of Bath.
  • Warm welcome to Jingjie who joins the meLAB as CSC visitor from Jilin University, China, for the next year.

September 2019

  • Delighted to attand European Researchers Night (EXPLORATHON 2019) and demonstrate our research to public in the Glasgow Riverside Museum.

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August 2019

  • New journal article accepted! Our collaborative work with Dr Fioranelli group has been accepted to the Advanced Intelligent Systems. Well done Xiangpeng and the team! 
  • Congratulations to Amy, Linta, Gabriel and Kaya on successfully completion of their MSc projects! Well done guys!

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             Paper 1) Spin-Hall Nano-Oscillator Simulations

             Paper 2) Magnetic Crosstalk suppression in Fluxgate Sensors.

             Looking forward to meeting you all at IEEE SENSORS in Montreal, Canada.

             Well done Jon, Asfand and Jingjie!

July 2019

  • In this month, our meLAB group is pleased to have been visited by Prof Khalil Najafi (University of Mishigan, USA), Prof Martina Gerken (Kiel University, Germany) and Dr Kia Nazarpour (Newcastle University).
  • Congratulations to Jinwei for the Silver Leaf Award from 15th IEEE PRIME 2019 Conference for his paper titled: Modelling of Implantable Photovoltaic Cell based on Human Skin Types.
  • Siming presented our papers in the IEEE PRIME 2019 Conference at the EPFL, Switzerland.
  • Four papers from meLAB have been accepted to the 4th UK-China Emerging Technologies Conference (UCET2019). Well done guys, keep up this momentum.

June 2019

May 2019

  • Our collaborator from the Jilin University, China, has been awarded the Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) to spend one year with meLAB. Congratulations Jingjie!
  • Our collaborative work with Dr Francesco Fioranelli group on “Sensor Fusion for Micro-Gestures Recognition” has been accepted to the IEEE Journal on Electromagnetics, RF, and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology. Well done Haobo!
  • Two of our research papers have been accepted to IEEE PRIME 2019 Conference: 1) magnetic biosensors 2) implantable PV cells. Well done Siming and Jinwei!

UAV NEWS PIC MAY

 

 April 2019

  •  Our paper on wireless power transfer for implantable devices has been featured as cover image in the Journal of Low-Power Electronicscover paper
  • Congratulations to our Siming on awarding the IEEE Circuits and Systems Travel Grant to the ISCAS 2019, Sapporo, Japan.
  • Dr Hadi has been elected as a Member-at-Large of the IEEE Sensors Council for the 2020-2021 term.
  • A very warm welcome to Dr Rupam! who has joined the meLAB team as a Research Associate and is involved in our EU H2020 FETPROACTIVE HERMES project

March 2019

February 2019 
  • Our Research Topic in the Journal of Frontiers in Neuroscience titles Emerging Technologies and Systems for Biologically Plausible Implementations of Neural Functions welcome submissions in the field of neuromorphic sensing and computing.
  • Dr Hadi presented a lecture on "Thin-Film Spintronics - Sensing and Computing" at the University of the West of Scotland.
  • Welcome to Yuchi, our new PhD student. We are glad you are here!
  • Our paper titled: "Design, Test, and Optimization of Inductive Coupled Coils for Implantable Biomedical Devices" has been accepted for publication in Journal of Low Power Electronics, American Scientific Publish. Well done Jinwei!
January 2019