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 A1] EU HORIZON-EIC-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES (GA n.101070908), CROSSBRAIN: Distributed and federated cross-modality actuation through advanced nanomaterials and neuromorphic learning
[Project A2] EU HORIZON-EIC-PATHFINDEROPEN (GA n. 101099355), BRAINSTORM: Wireless deep BRAIN STimulation thrOugh engineeRed Multifunctinal nanomaterials
[Project A3] 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 A4] EU H2020 MSCA-IF (GA n.893822), WiseCure: Wireless Implantable Devices for Neurological Disorders Cure. More info: WiseCure
[Project A5] EU HORIZON-MSCA-2021-PF (GA n.101066825), MAGNABLE: Injectable magnetomyography(the news)
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 A6] FleEnSys: Development of energy harvesting for wearable technologies got funded by British Council and Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan
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.
Point-of-Care Diagnostics: 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.
Theme B: Nanoelectronic Circuits & Systems
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 P1] EPSRC eFutures Sandpit, Remote Sensing Neuromorphic ECG Pad for Newborn Babies[Project P2] Royal Society (RSG/R1/180269), MAGLAB: Miniaturising Magnetic Biosensing Systems
[Project P3] NSFC China and UofG Glasgow Knowledge Exchange (GKE): Magnetic-based Sensors for Air Pollution Monitoring
[Project P4] Scottish Funding Council (SFC), NEUROSENSE Network
[Project P5] Industrial Studentship, UofG, Integrated Magnetic Sensors
[Project P6] EPSRC IAA (EP/R511705/1), PowerDrive: Power Management Chipsets in Autonomous Vehicles
[Project P7]EPSRC-IAA project - 5GRemoteControl (EP/R511705/1) PI: Dr Guodong Zhao
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.