Meet the team

Founded in July 2017, meLAB aims to promote and support engineering and physical science research in microelectronics design, spintronics, 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. meLAB is affiliated with the Communications, Sensing and Imaging (CSI) group and Centre for Medical and Inductrial Ultrasonics (C-MIU).
In 2021, we founded a spin-out Neuranics Limited that is building next-generation magnetic sensors for neural interfaces. 
 

Current Team

Prof Hadi Heidari
Prof Hadi Heidari

Professor of Nanoelectronics

Professor Hadi Heidari (PhD, SMIEEE, FHEA, MIET) is a Professor of Nanoelectronics in the James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. His Microelectronics Lab (meLAB) conducts pioneering research on integrated micro/nanoelectronics design for medical (wearables and implantables) and industrial (quantum computing and ultrasound systems) applications. Prof Heidari's research has been funded circa £4m by major research councils and funding organizations, including the UKRI (EPSRC and Innovate UK), European Commission, the Royal Society, British Council, Scottish Funding Council, and Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is a member of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) and a member of the eFutures Steering Group (an EPSRC-funded network representing the UK’s electronic systems academic community). He is a member of EPSRC College and reviews proposals for the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Royal Society of New Zealand. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA). Prof Heidari has been the recipient of a number of awards including the 2020 IET Healthcare Technologies Early Career JA Lodge Award, 2019 IEEE Sensors Council Young Professional Award, the Rewards for Excellence prize from the University of Glasgow (2018), Silk Road Award from the Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC’16), Best Paper Award from the IEEE ISCAS’14 conference, Gold Leaf Award from the IEEE PRIME’14 Conference.

Dr Rami Ghannam
Dr Rami Ghannam

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer)

Dr. Rami Ghannam (BEng, DIC, MSc, PhD, MIET, MIEEE) is a Senior Lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Engineering with research interests in the broad field of photonics. Following his PhD from Cambridge University in 2007, Dr. Ghannam has spent the past ten years in the field of photovoltaics.  He has held previous industrial appointments at Nortel Networks, IBM Research GmbH and Starkon S.A.E. He received his BEng degree from King's College (top First Class Honours), as well as his DIC and MSc degrees from Imperial College London.  Dr Ghannam is also a member of the Microelectronics Lab, where he is investigating the use of PV cells for energy harvesting applications in wearable and implantable electronic devices.

Dr Rupam Das
Dr Rupam Das

Marie Curie Fellow

Dr Rupam Das received the M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea, in 2013 and 2017, respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Associate of Electrical Engineering with the University of Ulsan before joining to the meLAB. His current research interests include implantable devices and wireless power transfer.

Dr Finlay  Walton
Dr Finlay Walton

EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow

Dr Finlay Walton hold a PhD in Chemical Physics from University of Glasgow and specialise in nanofabrication, manipulation of matter using electric fields, materials characterisation and nucleation. His research with HERMES involves the design and fabrication of implantable, flexible electronic devices for monitoring and stimulating neural activity.

Dr Meraj Ahmad
Dr Meraj Ahmad

Research Associate

Dr Meraj Ahmad received his B.E. degree in electronics and communication engineering in 2012 and recently submitted his (M.Tech. + PhD) dual degree thesis from IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India. In 2018, he was a Visiting Scholar with Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA, where he worked on circuits and systems for wearable devices. His research interests include analog & mixed-signal circuit design and embedded system design for industrial and biomedical applications.

Dr Siming Zuo
Dr Siming Zuo

Research Associate

Dr Siming Zuo is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow. He has submitted his PhD dissertation in January 2021 and will take up a Research Assistant post in meLAB from June 2021. His PhD on magnetomyography with spintronics led to multiple peer-review papers. He received the SFB 1261 Fellowship, Germany (2018). His work was recognised by a Best Paper Award from IEEE PrimeAsia’18 and two IEEE Travel Grants to attend ISCAS 2019 and 2020.

Dr Christos Giagkoulovits
Dr Christos Giagkoulovits

Research Associate

Dr. Christos Giagkoulovits is a Research Associate in the James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow. His main focus is on analog and mixed-signal circuits, sensor and system design, specializing in CMOS for industrial applications. Prior work of his led to a spin-off diagnostics company (MulticorderDX) and valuable industrial collaborations for the University of Glasgow in the fields of biochemistry and navigation. He is currently working on cryogenic quantum computing interface circuits (CryoCMOS), with research outputs that generate direct impact to an associated industrial consortium.

Dr Roghaieh (Pari) Parvizi
Dr Roghaieh (Pari) Parvizi

Research Associate

Dr Roghaieh Parvizi received her PhD in fiber-optic optoelectronics at the University of Malaya, Malaysia, in 2012. She is currently a Research Assistant in the Microelectronics Lab at the University of Glasgow. During her career, she has established an advanced nano-photonic research laboratory, emphasizing fiber‐optic sensing. Her research interests include photovoltaic energy harvesting, optical fiber amplifiers, and optical sensors. She received several awards, including the National Third Young Scientist Festival (2019). She is (co‐)author of more than 52 articles and publications in top-tier journals.

Dr Zeeshan Ali
Dr Zeeshan Ali

Research Associate

Zeeshan Ali received the B.Tech. degree in electronics and communication engineering from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India, in 2011, and the M.Tech. degree in electrical engineering from IIT Delhi, New Delhi, in 2017. His specialization in the M.Tech program was control and automation. He is currently working toward a PhD degree at the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India. His specialization in the PhD program is microelectronics and chip design. His research interests include analog/digital frequency synthesizers, mixed-signal circuit design, and stability study of frequency synthesizers.

Dr Stavroula Kapoulea
Dr Stavroula Kapoulea

Research Associate

Dr. Stavroula Kapoulea is a Research Associate in the James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow. She received her BSc degree in Physics with specialization in “Electronics, Computers, and Signal Processing” (2016), MSc degree in Electronics (2018), and PhD degree entitled “Interdisciplinary applications of fractional-order circuits” (2022) from the University of Patras, Greece. Her research interests include analog integrated circuit design for filtering, control systems, and biomedical applications, while she is currently working on the development of Cryo-CMOS circuits for quantum computing applications.

Dr Bhavani Yalagala
Dr Bhavani Yalagala

Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher

Bhavani Prasad Yalagala was born in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India, in 1991. He received the B.Tech. degree in electronics and communication engineering from the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Kakinada, 2012 and the MTech. degree in VLSI design from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University, Vellore, 2014 and worked as an assistant professor in the department of electronics and communication engineering till 2018 and pursuing PhD in the Department of Electrical Engineering (Micro & VLSI) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad. Currently working as a Marie Curie Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) at the University of Glasgow, UK. His current research interests include memristors, sensors, and novel device fabrication and characterization. He is a lifetime member of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE).

Postdoctoral Researchers

PhD Students

Jane (Yuqi) Ding
Jane (Yuqi) Ding

PhD student (Since Oct 2021)

Xianpeng Liang
Xianpeng Liang

PhD Student (Since Oct 2018)

Changhao Ge
Changhao Ge

PhD student (Since Oct 2021)

Eve McGlynn
Eve McGlynn

PhD student (Since Oct 2019)

Negin Ghahramani
Negin Ghahramani

PhD student (Since Oct 2021)

Asfand Tanwear
Asfand Tanwear

PhD student (Since Oct 2018)

Yuchi Liu
Yuchi Liu

PhD student (Since Feb 2019)

Amy (Mengyao) Yuan
Amy (Mengyao) Yuan

PhD student (Since Jan 2020)

Judy (Jungang) Zhang
Judy (Jungang) Zhang

PhD student (Since Oct 2020)

Huxi Wang
Huxi Wang

PhD student (Since Oct 2020)

Yuanjie Xia
Yuanjie Xia

PhD student (Since Oct 2020)

Maria Cerezo Sanchez
Maria Cerezo Sanchez

PhD student (Since Oct 2021)

Antonia Pavlidou
Antonia Pavlidou

PhD student (Since Oct 2021)

MEng/MSc Students

Alumni

Postdoctoral Researchers

 
Dr Rupam Das Brain Implantable Devices => now Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Glasgow 2020
Dr Vahid Nabaei Brain Implantable Device Modelling => now Lecturer at the University of Glasgow  2020

 

PhD

 
Dr Jinwei Zhao Implantable Energy Harvesting => Now Biolectronics Engineer at QV Bioelectronics Ltd 2021
Dr Kaung Oo Htet Wearable Power Managemnent supervisors: Dr Heidari, Dr Ghannam and Prof Imran  2021
Dr Siming Zuo Magnetomyography - supervisors: Dr Heidari, Dr Nazarpour => now  postdoc at Glasgow  2021
Dr Haobo Li Radar sensing - supervisors: Dr Fioranell, Dr Le Kernec, Dr Heidari => now  postdoc at KCL 2021
Dr Adnan Zahid Terahertz sensing - supervisors: Dr Abbasi & Dr Heidari => now  Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University
2020

Visitors/Collaborators

 
Jingjie Li Develop Fluxgate Sensors for Biomedical Applications (CSC Visitor, the Jilin University, China) 2020
Elie GAUTREAU Miniaturisation of meLAB Delta Robot Demo, Icam, France 2019
Leopold Deboos Gesture Control Delta Robot, Icam, France 2017
Marie Magnaudeix Flexible GMR Sensors, Icam, France 2016
 

MEng/MSc/BSc

 
MEng Maria Cerezo Sanchez Implantable SonoMyoGraphy  2021
MEng Jonathan Roarty EMG signal processing using hardware-based AI 2021
MSc Kasia Lenard  Wearable Magnetic Sensors for Eye Movement Tracking 2020
MSc Pranavi Narayanan Antenna Design for Implantable Microelectronic Devices 2020
MSc Lydia (Qu) Chen Implantable Microelectronic Devices 2020
BEng Tayyabah Sardar  Magnetic Biosensors  2020
BEng Zehao Zhang  Implantable Microelectronic Devices  2020
BEng Chen Ding Magnetic Biosensors   2020
BEng Yinhao Wang Implantable Microelectronic Devices 2020
MSc Kaya Uke  Flexible, Biocompatible, and Wirelessly Powered Brain Implantable Devices 2019
MSc Linta Sohail  Flexible, Biocompatible, and Wirelessly Powered Brain Implantable Devices 2019
MSc Gabriel Galeote-Checa  Flexible, Biocompatible, and Wirelessly Powered Brain Implantable Devices 2019
MEng Jon Bertram Spintronics-based brain-inspired computing 2019
MEng Borislav Gachev Miniaturising electronics for Micro-ultrasound applications 2019
MSc Lina El Dani Magneto-optical air pollution monitoring 2019
MSc Yuchi Liu Wearable multimodal Sensing 2019
MSc Andreas Kyriakou Gesture control of robotic/prosthetic hands 2019
MSc Jinyu Cao Analog-to-digital converters for biomedical systems 2019
MSc Jingbo Zong Spintronics simulation and modeling  2019
MSc Katrin Pieper Perovskite photodiodes for food spoilage monitoring 2018
BEng Himmy Tam Wireless Power Delivery for Implantable Devices 2018
BEng Konstantinos Giannopoulos Magnetomyography Simulation 2018
BEng Dadong Shang Gesture Control of Robotic/Prosthetic Hands 2018
BEng Chengzhi Fu Circuit Design Interfaces for Biosensors 2018
MEng Asfand Tanwear Magnetic Levitation Gesture Control Delta Robot 2018
MEng Naeem Mannan Food Spoilage Monitoring 2018
MSc Henry Briggs Design Low-Power SAR ADC 2017
MSc Xiangpeng Liang Wearable Gesture Control Wrist-Worn 2017
MSc Zhaochen Yin On-chip Magnetic Biosensors 2017
MSc Jiuge Chen Magnetic Biosensors Simulation 2017
 BEng Alexandra Todorova Fashion Electronics 2016
 BEng Samyak Shah Magnetic Biosensors 2016
 BEng Vincent Wong Data Analysis for Electrochemical Sensors 2016
 BEng Makhdum Haider Wearable RFID 2016