We are working on the wearable and implantable electronic technologies for brain and muscle neural interfaces. Our research includes nanofabrication and develop miniaturised highly sensitive devices for the next generation neural microelectronic interfaces. The figure below simplifies our research on developing devices to be implemented in the brain and skeletal muscle.
[Project 1] EU H2020 FETPROACT (GA n.824164), HERMES: Hybrid Enhanced Regenerative Medicine Systems, Website: https://hermes-fet.eu
Watch our Team video involved in the HERMES project here:
[Project 2] EU H2020 MSCA-IF (GA n.893822), WiseCure: Wireless Implantable Devices for Neurological Disorders Cure. More info: WiseCure
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.
Our work focuses on CMOS-spintronic sensing 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.
We are designing CMOS analog and mixed signal circuits for various applications e.g. biomedical and cryogenic electronics (Cryo-CMOS).
[Project 3] EPSRC QCS Hub - Cryogenic qubit control interface using analog/mixed-signal circuits and systems
[Project 4] EPSRC IAA and Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership, Novel handheld magnetic-based sensor for malaria diagnostic.
[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
[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, Integrated Magnetic Sensors
Our research on energy harvesting devices includes Photovoltaic (PV) cells, piezoelectric, magnetoelectric and wireless power transmission (WPT) technologies for wearable and implantable applications. Particularly we are developing energy harvesters that powering wearable and implantable sensors in range of micro- to milli-watts.
[Project 10] FleEnSys: Development of energy harvesting for wearable technologies got funded by British Council and Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan
[Project 11] EPSRC IAA (EP/R511705/1), PowerDrive: Power Management Chipsets in Autonomous Vehicles
[Project 12]EPSRC-IAA project - 5GRemoteControl (EP/R511705/1) PI: Dr Guodong Zhao
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.