Research

Theme 1: Device Nanofabrication

We are working on the implantable electronic technologies for brain implantable devices including encapsulation and neural electrodes fabrication. Our research also develops miniaturised highly sensitive magnetic devices for the next generation of wearable and implantable Magnetomyography (MMG) and Magnetoencephalography (MEG). The figure below simplifies our research on developing devices to be implemented in the brain and skeletal muscle.

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 [Project 1] EU H2020 FETPROACT (GA n.824164), HERMES: Hybrid Enhanced Regenerative Medicine Systems, Website: https://hermes-fet.eu 

[Project 2] EU H2020 MSCA-IF (GA n.893822), WiseCure: Wireless Implantable Devices for Neurological Disorders Cure. More info: WiseCure

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 Theme 2: Sensors & Circuits

We are studying various spintronic and magnetic sensors including Hall effect, Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR), Tunnelling magnetoresistance (TMR), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and fluxgate devices for various applications ranging from point-of-care diagnostics to wearables. 

We are working on the CMOS sensor interfaces circuits, allowing them to be manufactured as integrated Analog Front-End (AFE) including various circuits building blocks e.g. analogue-to-digital converters (ADC) and DC-DC converters for low-power and high-speed electronics systems.

 [Project 3] EPSRC QCS Hub - Cryogenic qubit control interface using analog/mixed-signal circuits and systems

 [Project 4] EPSRC IAA, MAGNOSTIC: Novel non-Invasive Magnetic-based Malaria Diagnostic Sensor

  

[Project 5] EPSRC eFutures Sandpit, Remote Sensing Neuromorphic ECG Pad for Newborn Babies
[Project 6] Royal Society (RSG/R1/180269), MAGLAB: Miniaturising Magnetic Biosensing Systems

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 [Project 7] NSFC China and UofG Glasgow Knowledge Exchange (GKE): Magnetic-based Sensors for Air Pollution Monitoring

           

 [Project 8] Scottish Funding Council (SFC), NEUROSENSE Network

 

 [Project 9] Industrial Studentship, UofG, Implantable Magnetic Sensors 

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Theme 3: micro-Energy Harvesting

Our research on energy harvesting devices includes Photovoltaic (PV) cells, piezoelectric and wireless power transmission (PWT).

 [Project 10] EPSRC IAA (EP/R511705/1), PowerDrive: Power Management Chipsets in Autonomous Vehicles  

 [Project 11] EPSRC-IAA project - 5GRemoteControl (EP/R511705/1) PI: Dr Guodong Zhao

 

  • K. O. Htet, R. Ghannam, Q. H. Abbasi and H. Heidari, "Power Management Using Photovoltaic Cells for Implantable Devices," in IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 42156-42164, 2018.
  • J. Zhao, R. Ghannam, Q. Abbasi, M. Imran and H.Heidari, Simulation of Photovoltaic Cells for Implantable Sensory Applications, in Proc. IEEE SENSORS Conf., 2018. 
  • Zhao, J., Ghannam, R.  , Yuan, M., Tam, H., Imran, M.  and Heidari, H. Design, test and optimization of inductive coupled coils for implantable biomedical devices.Journal of Low Power Electronics, 15(1), 2019.
Founded in July 2017, meLAB aims to promote and support engineering and physical science research in microelectronics design, spintronics, magnetic sensors, and energy harvesting. Our research is broadly ranging from theoretical, simulation, design, fabrication and experimental work in fundamental physics to applications of wearable and implantable electronics.