Meet the team

meLAB founded in July 2017, 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).

Hadi Heidari

Dr. Hadi Heidari (PhD, SMIEEE, FHEA) is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in the James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. His Microelectronics Lab (meLAB) consists of 3 postdoctoral researchers and 8 PhD students, conducts pioneering research on magnetoelectronics and integrated microelectronics design for wearable and implantable devices.

Dr Heidari's research has been funded by major research councils and funding organizations including the European Commission, EPSRC, Royal Society and Scottish Funding Council. He is PI for EU H2020 MSCA-IF "WiseCure: Wireless Implantable Devices for Neurological Disorders Cure" and the €8.4M EU H2020 FET-Proactive “Hybrid Enhanced Regenerative Medicine Systems (HERMES)” projects. He is 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 also reviews proposals for the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Royal Society of New Zealand. 

Dr Heidari is a member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Board of Governors (2018-2020)IEEE Sensors Council Member-at-Large (2020-2021), Senior Member of IEEE and Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology and IEEE Access, Editor of Elsevier Microelectronics Journal, and Guest Editor for the IEEE Sensors Journal, and Frontiers in Neuroscience. He is the General Chair of 27th IEEE ICECS 2020, Technical Program Chair of IEEE PRIME'19, and serves on the organising committee of several conferences including the UK Circuits and Systems Workshop (UKCAS),  UK-China Emerging Technologies (UCET) Conference, IEEE SENSORS’16 and ’17, NGCAS’17, BioCAS’18, PRIME’15, ISCAS'23, and the organiser of several special sessions on the IEEE Conferences. Dr Heidari has authored/co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications in top-tier journals or conference proceedings and acts as a reviewer for several journals and conferences. He has been the recipient of a number of awards including the 2019 IEEE Sensors Council Young Professional Award, the Rewards for Excellence prize from the University of Glasgow (2018), IEEE CASS Scholarship (NGCAS’17 conference), 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. He has been an external examiner for multiple PhD theses, including students at Imperial College London, University of Southampton, and Aarhus University.

small ramiDr. Rami Ghannam (BEng, DIC, MSc, PhD, MIET, MIEEE) is a 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.

 
 

Vahid Nabaei webDr. Vahid Nabaei (S’11–M’15) s a Lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Engineering with research interests Microelectronics Design, Device Modelling and Simulation, Magnetic Sensors, and Biomedical Circuits and Systems. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy. After his PhD, he was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Azad University, Iran. He was a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Microelectronics Lab (meLAB) Group, University of Glasgow, from 2019 to 2020, working in the EU H2020 FET-Proactive funded project. He has been mainly working on finite element modeling of different magnetic sensors with the National Metrological Institute of Turin, Italy. His Ph.D. thesis was in the framework of the European Metrological Research Programme (EMRP) Project, MetMag. He has worked as an author/coauthor of top-tier journals in modeling and simulation of magnetic devices for different sensing applications.
 

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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.

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Xianpeng Liang
Xianpeng Liang

Research Assistant

M.Sc., Mechatronics, University of Glasgow, UK, 2017 B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering & Automation, Guangzhou College of South China University of Technology, China, 2016. Research interests: - Neuromorphic chips - Wearable sensing systems Supervisors: Dr Heidari, Dr Vuckovic and Dr Ghannam

Dr Meraj Ahmad
Dr Meraj Ahmad

Research Assistant

Meraj Ahmad received the 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.

PhD Students

Siming Zuo
Siming Zuo

PhD student (October 2017)

Eve McGlynn
Eve McGlynn

PhD student (October 2019)

Kaung Oo Htet
Kaung Oo Htet

PhD student (October 2017)

Jinwei Zhao
Jinwei Zhao

PhD student (January 2018)

Asfand Tanwear
Asfand Tanwear

PhD student (October 2018)

Yuchi Liu
Yuchi Liu

PhD student (February 2019)

Haobo Li
Haobo Li

PhD student (January 2017)

Amy (Mengyao) Yuan
Amy (Mengyao) Yuan

PhD student (Jan 2020)

Yuchen Li
Yuchen Li

PhD student (starting Feb 2020)

Jungang (Judy) Zhang
Jungang (Judy) Zhang

PhD student (Oct 2020)

Ghazaleh M. Alinejad
Ghazaleh M. Alinejad

PhD student (Oct 2020)

Huxi Wang
Huxi Wang

PhD student (Oct 2020)

Yuanjie Xia
Yuanjie Xia

PhD student (October 2020)

MEng/MSc Students

MEng  Maria Cerezo Sanchez Implantable SonoMyoGraphy
MEng  Jonathan Roarty EMG signal processing using hardware-based AI

Graduate Alumni

PhD Dr Adnan Zahid Terahertz sensing - Supervisors: Dr Abbasi and Dr Heidari. Now Assistant Professor at Heriot-Watt University
2020
Postdoc Dr Vahid Nabaei Brain Implantable Device Modelling. Now Lecturer at the University of Glasgow 2020
PhD Jingjie Li Develop Fluxgate Sensors for Biomedical Applications (CSC Visitor, the Jilin University, China) 2020
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
Visitor Elie GAUTREAU Miniaturisation of meLAB Delta Robot Demo, Icam, France 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
Visitor Leopold Deboos Gesture Control Delta Robot, Icam, France 2017
Visitor Alex Boyd Nuffield Foundation 2017
Visitor Marie Magnaudeix Flexible GMR Sensors, Icam, France 2016
 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