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).
 

Current Team

Dr Hadi Heidari
Dr Hadi Heidari

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer)

Dr. Hadi Heidari (PhD, SMIEEE, FHEA, MIET) is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in the James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. His Microelectronics Lab (meLAB) 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. He 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

Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

Dr. 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.

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.

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.

Siming Zuo
Siming Zuo

Research Technician

Siming Zuo is a Research Technician 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.

Postdoctoral Researchers

PhD Students

Kaung Oo Htet
Kaung Oo Htet

PhD student (October 2017)

Eve McGlynn
Eve McGlynn

PhD student (October 2019)

Jinwei Zhao
Jinwei Zhao

PhD student (January 2018)

Asfand Tanwear
Asfand Tanwear

PhD student (October 2018)

Yuchi Liu
Yuchi Liu

PhD student (February 2019)

Amy (Mengyao) Yuan
Amy (Mengyao) Yuan

PhD student (Jan 2020)

Yuchen Li
Yuchen Li

PhD student (Feb 2020)

Jungang (Judy) Zhang
Jungang (Judy) Zhang

PhD student (Oct 2020)

Huxi Wang
Huxi Wang

PhD student (Oct 2020)

Yuanjie Xia
Yuanjie Xia

PhD student (October 2020)

Maria Cerezo Sanchez
Maria Cerezo Sanchez

PhD student (Oct 2021)

MEng/MSc Students

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


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

 
Mr 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

 
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