Founded in July 2017, meLAB aims to promote and support engineering and physical science research in microelectronics design, cryoelectronics, 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. We conduct pioneering research on integrated micro/nanoelectronics design for medical electronics (Theme 1) and industrial integrated circuits (Theme 2). 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. 

melab research

Theme 1: Medical Devices

 [Project 18] EU HORIZON-EIC-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES (GA n.101070908), CROSSBRAIN: Distributed and federated cross-modality actuation through advanced nanomaterials and neuromorphic learning

 [Project 17] EU HORIZON-EIC-PATHFINDEROPEN (GA n. 101099355), BRAINSTORM: Wireless deep BRAIN STimulation thrOugh engineeRed Multifunctinal nanomaterials

 [Project 16] EU H2020 FETPROACT (GA n.824164), HERMES: Hybrid Enhanced Regenerative Medicine Systems, Website: 

[Project 15] EU H2020 MSCA-IF (GA n.893822), WiseCure: Wireless Implantable Devices for Neurological Disorders Cure. More info: WiseCure

[Project 14] EU HORIZON-MSCA-2021-PF (GA n.101066825), MAGNABLE: Injectable magnetomyography (the news)

[Project 13] FleEnSys: Development of energy harvesting for wearable technologies got funded by British Council and Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan

 Theme 2: Integrated Circuits

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 12] EPSRC (EP/W032627/1), EPIQC: Empowering Practical Interfacing of Quantum Computing

 [Project 11] EPSRC QCS Hub - Cryogenic qubit control interface using analog/mixed-signal circuits and systems

[Project 10] The University of Glasgow lends support to £6.5M Quantum Computing Consortium. 

[Project 9] TheUniversity of Glasgow researchers contribute to £5.7M Quantum Computing Project. 

 [Project 8] EPSRC IAA and Wellcome Trust Translational Partnership, Novel handheld magnetic-based sensor for malaria diagnostic.


 Previous Projects:

[Project 7] EPSRC eFutures Sandpit, Remote Sensing Neuromorphic ECG Pad for Newborn Babies
[Project 6] Royal Society (RSG/R1/180269), MAGLAB: Miniaturising Magnetic Biosensing Systems            

 [Project 5] NSFC China and UofG Glasgow Knowledge Exchange (GKE): Magnetic-based Sensors for Air Pollution Monitoring           

 [Project 4] Scottish Funding Council (SFC), NEUROSENSE Network 

 [Project 3] Industrial Studentship, UofG, Integrated Magnetic Sensors 

[Project 2] EPSRC-IAA project - 5GRemoteControl (EP/R511705/1) PI: Dr Guodong Zhao 

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