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. 

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.

 
 

small abbasiDr. Qammer H. Abbasi (S’08–M’12–SM’16, MIET’12) received his BSc and MSc degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering from University of Engineering and Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan (with distinction). He received his Ph.D. degree in Electronic and Electrical engineering from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), U.K., in Jan., 2012. He is an Associate editor for IEEE Access journal and acted as a guest editor for numerous special issues in top notch journals. He is a member of IET and commitee member for IET Antenna & Propagation and healthcare network. Research interests include but not limited to: nano communication, biomedical applications of millimeter and terahertz communication, wearable and flexible sensors, compact antenna design, RF design and radio propagation, antenna interaction with human body, Implants, body centric wireless communication issues, wireless body sensor networks, non-invasive health care solutions, physical layer security for wearable/implant communication and multiple-input-multiple-output systems. 
 

Post-Doctoral Researchers

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 Vahid Nabaei
Dr Vahid Nabaei

Research Associate

Vahid Nabaei has received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy, in 2014. His PhD has been mainly carried out at Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM) Italy, in the framework of the European Metrological Research Programme (EMRP) Project MetMags, “Metrology for Advanced Industrial Magnetics”. He is a Post Doc at Glasgow University, in meLab group.

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

Jingjie Li
Jingjie Li

Visiting Research Assistant

B.Eng., Electrical Engineering, Jilin University, China, 2015. PhD candidate in Detection Technology at the Jilin University, China. Now 1-year academic exchange at the University of Glasgow from Sept 2019, under the support from CSC (China Scholarship Council) --- Develop Fluxgate Sensors for Biomedical Applications. Research interests: Magnetic Sensors, Nonlinear Dynamics. Supervisors: Dr Hadi Heidari, Prof Yanzhang Wang.

PhD Students

Asfand Tanwear
Asfand Tanwear

PhD student (October 2018)

Haobo Li
Haobo Li

PhD student (January 2017)

Kaung Oo Htet
Kaung Oo Htet

PhD student (October 2017)

Yuchi Liu
Yuchi Liu

PhD student (February 2019)

Amy (Mengyao) Yuan
Amy (Mengyao) Yuan

PhD student (Jan 2020)

Adnan Zahid
Adnan Zahid

PhD student (October 2017)

Jinwei Zhao
Jinwei Zhao

PhD student (January 2018)

Yuchen Li
Yuchen Li

PhD student (starting Feb 2020)

Siming Zuo
Siming Zuo

PhD student (October 2017)

Eve McGlynn
Eve McGlynn

PhD student (October 2019)