meLAB News

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

July 2021 
  • 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!


Dec 2020
  • Great funding news just before new year holidays! Our project on developing energy harvesting for wearable technologies got funded by British Council and Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan. Exciting multidisciplinary project in collaboration with University of the West of Scotland (Dr Carlos Garcia Nunez), Lightricity Ltd, and the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), Pakistan. Read the news here: https://www.uws.ac.uk/news/500k-boost-for-self-charging-battery-bid/

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  • Our project on developing a handheld and rapid MAGnetic based sensor for MAlaria diagnosTIC (MAGMATIC) has been funded by Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership. This project is in collaboration with the Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow and the Matibabu Ltd in Uganda.

  • Our article titled "Simulation of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells for wearable applications" has been accepted to the IEEE Access. Well done Jinwei!

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June 2020
  • Congrats to our own Huxi Wang on successfully completing his BEng degree with honours of the first class & award🥇 of excellent final year project from Glasgow College UESTC. Huxi will start his PhD from October 2020 in meLAB.
  • Dr Hadi gives an invited speech titled "Smart ECG Sensing and Remote Monitoring in Patients with COVID-19" at the COVID-19 Virtual Conference - Connected Health and COVID-19: now and Beyond the Great Lockdown
  • Another new article during the COVID-19 outbreak titled "Graphene Field Effect Transistor Biosensors based on Aptamer for Amyloid-β Detection” has been accepted for publication to the IEEE Sensors Journal.
May 2020
  • Good news! our work on "Ultrasensitive Magnetoelectric Sensing System for pico-Tesla MagnetoMyoGraphy”, has been accepted for publication to the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems. It’s been on a 2 yrs journey, a collaborative work by Kiel University, University of Glasgow, Newcastle University, and Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT.
  • Our Asfand has been awarded “Study Abroad Studentship” from the Leverhulme Trust. Asfand is one of the 25 Study Abroad Studentships this year. He will continue his research on miniaturized magnetic sensors for wearable applications and aims to fabricate a magnetic tunneling junction sensor in International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Portugal.

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April 2020
  • Our article titled "Modelling of Three-Axis Hall Effect Sensors based on Integrated Magnetic Concentrator" has been accepted for publication to the IEEE Sensors Journal.
  • Two e-posters have been accepted for presentation in the FENS Forum 2020. Well done Eve, Vahid and Rupam. Keep up the good work:
  1. Nabaei, V. , Panuccio, G. and Heidari, H. (2020) Computational Modelling of Brain Implantable Microprobes for Diminishing Micromotions Failure. 12th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, 11-15 Jul 2020. 
  2. McGlynn, E., Das, R. , Nabaei, V. and Heidari, H. (2020) Polymer-based Flexible Implantable Neural Probe for Epilepsy Treatment. 12th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, 11-15 Jul 2020
  • Siming's paper on “picoTesla Resolution Magnetoresistive Sensors for Miniaturised MagnetoMyoGraphy" in collaboration with Newcastle University and INL has been accepted to the IEEE EMBC 2020 Conference in Montréal 🇨🇦.

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Read more about them in our blog: https://www.melabresearch.com/blog/53-ieeecass2020

  • Another collaborative article titled "Influence of high-K insulator and source stack on the performance of a double gate tunnel FET: a simulation study" has been accepted for publication to the Journal of Computational Electronics.
  • Our article entitled "An Implementation of Hot-swap Circuit with High Reliability" has been accepted for publication to the Microelectronics Journal.
March 2020
  • Delighted to hear our eFutures Sandpit proposal on Neuromorphic ECG pad got funded! Look forward to working with Sussex University and Kings College London on this project.
  • Our article entitled "Miniaturized Magnetic Sensors for Implantable Magnetomyography" has been accepted for publication to Advanced Materials Technologies. Well done Siming!
  • Two collaborative articles from meLAB have been accepted for publication to the IEEE ACESS and Elsevier Ain Shams Engineering Journal.
  • Our March blog post is live: https://www.melabresearch.com/blog the story of our undergraduate students preparation for the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Design Competition.
February 2020
  • Our grant on Magnetic-based Point-of-Care Diagnostics has been funded by Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe).
  • Our work on Electronic Contact Lens has been highlighted as "Wearable electronic contact lenses as non-invasive brain sensors" by Advanced Science News: 

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  • Our article entitled "Electronic Contact Lens: A Platform for Wireless Health Monitoring Applications" has been accepted for publication to the Advanced Intelligent SystemsCongratulations to Amy, Rupam and the team.
  • Exciting news: our lab has been awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship to boost our research on the wireless brain implantable devices! Congratulation Rupam.

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  • A very warm welcome to Yuchen Li who joins the meLAB as PhD student to work on magnetic-based point of care diagnostics for malaria parasite detection.
  • Delighted that our EPSRC IAA to translate our magnetic sensors 🧲 to the next step towards point-of-care malaria diagnostics in collaboration with Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine at the University of Glagsow.

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January 2020

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