meLAB News

May 2022 
  • We are delighted to receive Chancellor Fund to organise a co-creation event on Implantable Devices! Well done Finlay (PI), Rupam, Maria and Eve... 
  • Our new article on scalable cryoelectronics has been accepted for publication to the Advanced Intelligent SystemsCongratulations to Meraj and the team.

Ahmad, M.Giagkoulovits, C.Danilin, S.Weides, M. and Heidari, H. (2022) Scalable cryoelectronics for superconducting qubit control and readout.  Advanced Intelligent Systems.

April 2022 
  • Congratulations to Professor Hadi Heidari for his promotion to Full Professor. We are very happy to report that our group leader has been promoted to Professor of Nanoelectronics, effective from 1 May 2022.
  • We are thrilled that our EU HORIZON-EIC-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES project gets funded! Thee project calls CROSSBRAIN: "Distributed and federated cross-modality actuation through advanced nanomaterials and neuromorphic learning" boosts our research on brain implantable devices through a large European consortium.
  • Two EPSRC IAA projects funded in a row! Congratulations Rupam and Finlay for great efforts! Rupam leads a project in collaboraton with QVBio Ltd on "MRI-compatible implantable nural interface", and Finlay conducts a project on "Prototyping a flexible implantable optogenetic device".
March 2022 
  • We are delightd to receive funding from EU HORIZON-MSCA-2021-PF and welcome new MSCA Fellow to our group who will work on MAGNABLE project developing on-chip signal processing for magnetomyography in collaboration with our spin-out Neuranics!
  • Our latest article in collaboration with ⁦Tsinghua University titled Rotating neurons for all-analog implementation of cyclic reservoir computing published in ⁦Nature Communications (IF: 14.9). Well done ⁦Xiangpeng⁩ and the team!

  •  First reesearch visit after COVID-19! Dr Heidari visited INL, Portugal 🇵🇹 to discuss future collaboration on spintronics sensors.

  • Great NEWS! Our EPSRC proposal got funded! Read the news here: https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_842073_en.html

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and more news:

https://www.theengineer.co.uk/epsrc-glasgow-university-epiqc-quantum-computing/

https://www.digit.fyi/glasgow-university-quantum-computing-project-receives-3m-of-funding/

https://www.devopsonline.co.uk/university-of-glasgow-to-work-on-a-quantum-computing-project/

 

February 2022 

McGlynn, E.Walton, F. Das, R. and Heidari, H. (2022) Neural microprobe modelling and microfabrication for improved implantation and mechanical failure mitigation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

Walton, F.Cerezo Sanchez, M.McGlynn, E.Das, R. and Heidari, H. (2022) Cleanroom strategies for micro and nano-fabricating flexible implantable neural electronics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

January 2022 

Mohamed, A.Wagner, M.Heidari, H. and Anders, J. (2022) A frontend for magnetoresistive sensors with a 2.2 pA/√Hz low-noise current source. IEEE Solid-State Circuits Letters(doi: 10.1109/LSSC.2022.3148362)

  • Our collaborative article with UESTC China titled "Modelling and Fabrication of Wide Temperature Range Al0.24Ga0.76As/GaAs Hall Magnetic Sensors" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Semiconductors
December 2021 
  • Dr Christos Giagkoulovits joins meLAB to work on our Innovate UK Cryo-CMOS project in collaboration with Quantum Circuits Geoup and other industral partners.  
  • Our article titled "Battery-free and wireless technologies for cardiovascular implantable medical devices" has been accepted for publication in the Advanced Materials Technologies, (IF: 7.8). Well done Judy and the team!  
November 2021 

A diagram of the Cryo-CMOS Chip the Altnaharra consortium is setting out to develop

October 2021 
September 2021
  • Congratulations to our newest Doctor, Dr Jinwei Zhao, who passed his viva with minor corrections. Jinwei joins QVBio as Bioelectronics Engineer. Wish Jin the best of luck for his future endeavour.

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  • Dr Heidari gives an invited talk on "Principles of Magnetic Sensing in Medical Microsystems" to the IEEE ESSCIRC-ESSDERC 2021 in Grenoble, France.

August 2021 
  • Our collaborative article with Stanford University titled "Nanotechnology enables novel modalities for neuromodulation" has been accepted for publication in the Advanced Materials (IF: 30.8).
  • Our collaborative article with our Medical School titled "Challenges to the development of the next generation of self-reporting cardiovascular implantable medical devices" has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering.
July 2021 
  • BIG NEWS: two Innovate UK projects on Cryoelectronics for Quantum Computing got funded! More details will be updated... We will recruit 3 postdocs in the field of Cryo-CMOS!
  • Maria's conference paper titled: "Flexible Piezoelectric Sensors for Miniaturized Sonomyography" has been accepted for presentation in the 2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC). Well done Maria and the team.
  • Judy's conference paper titled: "Dual-band Microstrip Patch Antenna for Fully-Wireless Smart Stent" has been accepted for presentation in 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, Singapore. Well done Judy and the team.
  • Our new article entitled "Energy Harvesting and Power Management for IoT Devices in the 5G era" has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Communications Magazine.
  • June 2021 
  • Our new collaborative article titled "Challenges to the development of the next generation of self-reporting cardiovascular implantable medical devices" has been accepted for publication to the IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering.
  • Congratulations to our newest Doctor, Dr Kaung Oo Htet, who passed his viva with minor corrections. Wish Kaung the best of luck for his future endeavour.

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May 2021

Das, R. McGlynn, E.Yuan, M. and Heidari, H. (2021) Serpentine-Shaped Metamaterial Energy Harvester for Wearable and Implantable Medical Systems. In: IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2021), Daegu, Korea, 22-28 May 2021, ISBN 9781728192017 (doi:10.1109/ISCAS51556.2021.9401288)

Fan, H.Li, B.Liu, J.Wei, Q. and Heidari, H. (2021) Project-Based Course in Electronic Engineering Education. In: IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Daegu, Korea, 22-28 May 2021, ISBN 9781728192017 (doi:10.1109/ISCAS51556.2021.9401483)

Li, Y.Zuo, S.Ranford-Cartwright, L. Mirzai, N. and Heidari, H. (2021) Magnetoresistance Sensor with Analog Frontend for Lab-on-Chip Malaria Parasites Detection. In: IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2021), Daegu, Korea, 22-28 May 2021, ISBN 9781728192017 (doi:10.1109/ISCAS51556.2021.9401067)

  • Collaborative journal article accepted! Our collaborative article entitled "Adhesion and proliferation of living cell on surface functionalized with glycine nanostructures" has been accepted for publication in the Nano SelectCongrats to all co-authors for their great work. Here is the link to our paper: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/nano.202100043

  • Welcome to our new member, Dr Meraj Ahmad. Meraj is a CMOS designer and completed his PhD from the IIT Bombay. He will work with Prof Martin Weides (Quantum Curcuit Group) and meLAB on the Cryoelectronics design (CryoCMOS) project funded by EPSRC Quantum Computing and Simulation (QCS) Hub.

April 2021
  • Dr Heidari delivered an invited talk on "Implantable microsystems for brain- and muscle- machine interfaces" to the University College London.

  • Our new article titled "Statistical Strategies to Capture Correlation between Overshooting Effect and Propagation Delay Time in nano-CMOS Inverters" has been accepted for publication to the IEEE ACESS.

  • Collaborative journal article accepted! Our collaborative article entitled "Harnessing the Power of Smart and Connected Health to Tackle COVID-19: IoT, AI, Robotics, and Blockchain for a Better World" has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Internet of Things JournalCongrats all the co-authors for their great work. 

  • Our paper titled "An 8.62 μW Processor for Autism Spectrum Disorder Classification Using Shallow Neural Network", has been accepted for Lecture presentation at the IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Circuits & Systems (AICAS 2021), to be held from June 6-9, 2021. Well done Abdul Rehman. 

  • Good news on journal article acceptance! Our article entitled "Fast-Transient Radiation-Hardened Low-Dropout Voltage Regulator for Space Applications" has been accepted for publication to the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science (TNS)

March 2021
  • Our Siming is a Doctor now! Congratulations to our newest Doctor, Dr Siming Zuo, who will be take up a Research Associate position in our lab. Wish Siming the best of luck for his future endeavour.

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  • Another journal article accepted! Our collaborative article entitled "Adaptive Extreme Edge Computing for Wearable Devices" has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in NeuroscienceCongrats all the co-authors for their great work. 
  • Good news on journal article acceptance! Our article entitled "Intelligent Metasurface using Fringing Electric Fields in Nematic Liquid Crystals" has been accepted for publication to Advanced Theory and SimulationsCongrats Dr Rami and Yuanjie for their great work. 

Feb 2021
  • Another good news on paper aceptance! Our collaborative article with UESTC, China, entitled "A CMOS Hall Sensor Modelling with Readout Circuitry and Microcontroller Processing for Magnetic Detection" has been accepted for publication in AIP Review of Scientific Instruments

  • Dr Hadi gives an invited talk titled "Magnetic Sensors for Biomedical Microsystems" to the INESC Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias, Portugal. (news link)

  • We have an exciting EPSRC Industrial CASE Studentship position on "Analog Neuromorphic Processing for Biosensors" was awarded. We are looking for a talented home (UK) student to fill this exciting PhD position. Find out here for more information and please contact us to discuss further.

  • Good news! Our collaborative review article entitled "Detection techniques of biological and chemical Hall sensors" has been accepted for publication to RSC Advances

Jan 2021
  • Two papers from meLAB Glasgow have been accepted for presentation at the IEEE ISCAS 2021 conference in South Korea. 

    1st paper entitled “Magnetoresistance Sensor with Analog Frontend for Lab-on-Chip Malaria Parasites Detection" by our Yuchen & Siming in collaboration with Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine.

    2nd paper entitled "Serpentine-Shaped Metamaterial Energy Harvester for Wearable and Implantable Medical Systems" by Rupam, Eve and Amy! Well done everyone.

  • Our Finlay was awarded a grant funded by ScotCHEM entitled 'Sculpted electrics fields to control phase separation and nucleation in critical mixtures'. Congrats Finlay! Many more to come...

  • Dr Hadi gives an invited speech titled "Neural Interfacing Electronics" at the Institute for Smart Structures and Systems (ISSS) public lecture.

  • Another good news! Our Yuchi's paper entitled "Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting for Self-Powered Wearable Upper Limb Applications" has been accepted for publication to Nano Select Journal. Congrats Yuchi and Dr Rami for their great work.

  • Fantastic news! Eve's paper entitled "The Future of Neuroscience: Flexible and Wireless Implantable Neural Electronics" has been accepted for publication to the Advanced Science Journal (IF= 15.84). Well done Eve and all co-authors!

  • First article in 2021 was accepted! Our paper titled "Wireless Communication and Power Harvesting in Wearable Contact Lens Sensors" has been accepted for publication to the IEEE Sensors Journal. Well done Amy and the team!