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UGLA provides expertise in biocompatible flexible microelectronics, including theoretical analysis, modeling and simulation, design, and fabrication.

University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow (UGLA) was founded in 1451 and is the fourth oldest English-speaking university. The University teaches 26000 students per annum and has hosted notable scholars such as William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) and James Watt. The School of Engineering is the oldest in the UK and hosts the James Watt Nanofabrication Centre, a 1400 m2 cleanroom facility, open both to the University and to the UK overall.

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This is the UGLA team of the project, click on the name to expand the bio:

Hadi Heidari | PI

I am an engineer and I hold a PhD in Microelectronics. My research is motivated by the potential of technology for diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders. I have a strong expertise in wearable and implantable microelectronic devices acquired both in academia and industry.

I lead the Microelectronics lab, where we focus on miniaturizing devices for implantable microelectronics and on neural interfaces.

Eve McGlynn | PhD student

I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2019 with an MEng in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. My experience is in antenna design, and I have a keen interest in electromagnetics.

My research project with HERMES involves the fabrication and encapsulation of implantable neural probes for recording and brain stimulation.

Maria Cerezo Sanchez | PhD student

I will be graduating from the University of Glasgow in 2021 with an MEng in Biomedical Engineering. I have experience in design and simulations of flexible medical sensors, and I have a deep interest in the design and biological integration of implantable biomedical devices.

My research project with HERMES will involve the design, fabrication and characterisation of flexible neural probes, and their integration with electronics.

Past members:

Finlay Walton | Research Associate

I hold a PhD in Chemical Physics from University of Glasgow and specialise in nanofabrication, manipulation of matter using electric fields, materials characterisation and nucleation.

My research with HERMES involves the design and fabrication of implantable, flexible electronic devices for monitoring and stimulating neural activity.

Rupam Das | Research Associate

I am a Biomedical engineer with a strong background in biomedical implantable devices and magnetic resonance imaging. I hold a MSc and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, received from the University of Ulsan, South Korea.

My current research focuses on the development of neural electrodes and neural device encapsulation.

Vahid Nabaei | Research Assistant

I hold a PhD in Electrical Engineering, received from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy. During my PhD, I worked on magnetic sensors simulation and modelling at the Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM), Italy.
My current research focuses on the device modelling for flexible implantable devices.