Theme 1: Neuro-Engineering
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
[Project 2] EU H2020 MSCA-IF (GA n.893822), WiseCure: Wireless Implantable Devices for Neurological Disorders Cure. More info: WiseCure
- Liang, X., Li, H., Wang, W., Liu, Y., Ghannam, R. , Fioranelli, F. and Heidari, H. (2019) Fusion of wearable and contactless sensors for intelligent gesture recognition. Advanced Intelligent Systems, (doi:10.1002/aisy.201900088)
- H. Heidari, S. Zuo, A. Krasoulis, and K. Nazarpour, “CMOS Magnetic Sensors for Wearable Magnetomyography,” in 40th Int. Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2018.
- Liang, X., Ghannam, R. and Heidari, H. Wrist-worn gesture sensing with wearable intelligence. IEEE Sensors Journal, 19(3), pp. 1082-1090, 2019.
Theme 2: Sensors, Circuits and Systems
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 8] Scottish Funding Council (SFC), NEUROSENSE Network
[Project 9] Industrial Studentship, UofG, Integrated Magnetic Sensors
- Heidari, H. Magnetoelectronics: Electronic skins with a global attraction.Nature Electronics, 1(11), pp. 578-579, 2018.
- K.M. Lei, H. Heidari et al., “A handheld high-sensitivity micro-NMR CMOS platform with stabilization for multi-type biological/chemical assays” IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits, 52:1, 2017.
- V. Nabaei, N. Chandrawati, H. Heidari, "Magnetic biosensors: Modelling and simulation", Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 103, pp. 69-86, 2018. (pdf)
- H. Heidari, et al., “CMOS vertical Hall magnetic sensors on flexible substrate” IEEE Sensors J., 16(24) 8736-8743, 2016.
- Z. Yin, E. Bonizzoni and H. Heidari, "Magnetoresistive Biosensors for On-Chip Detection and Localization of Paramagnetic Particles," in IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 179-185, Sept. 2018.
- S. Zuo, K. Nazarpour, and H. Heidari, “High-Performance Tunnelling Magnetoresistors for Next Generation Spintronics”, in IEEE Electron Device Letters, 2018.
- H. Heidari, et al., “A CMOS current-mode magnetic Hall sensor with integrated front-end.” IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 11(4), 2015.
- H. Fan, J. Li, Q. Feng, H. Sun and H.Heidari, "Exploiting Smallest Error to Calibrate Non-Linearity in SAR Adcs," in IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 42930-42940, 2018.
- K. O. Htet, H. Fan and H. Heidari, "Switched-Capacitor DC-DC Converter for Miniaturised Wearable Systems," IEEE Int. Symposium on Circuits Systems (ISCAS), 2018, pp. 1-5.
- H. Fan et al., "A 4-Channel 12-Bit High-Voltage Radiation-Hardened Digital-to-Analog Converter for Low Orbit Satellite Applications," in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 2018.
Theme 3: micro-Energy Harvesting
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
- 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.