On 11/09/2021, I am thrilled to have been awarded the 2nd place at the 10th Doctoral Researcher Awards in Engineering Sciences category for my PhD research. Huge thanks to my supervisors, Dr. Hadi Heidari and Dr. Kia Nazarpour. Today, we had a very inspirational speech by 2016 Nobel Laureate Prof. Duncan Haldane to encourage our young researchers.

Stay Foolish, Stay Hungry, Stay Young.

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The DRA is a UK wide academic competition which is awarded annually to junior researchers who are pursuing (or have recently completed) doctoral degrees in the UK. It has been organised annually since 2012. DRA's purpose is to promote and reward academic and scientific excellence among young researchers who will be the world class academics of the future. Indeed, despite being founded less than a decade ago, one is already witnessing the emergence of the leading scientists from the past winners of DRA who have reached the highest ranking positions in the academia.

On 30/03/2021, I successfully defended my PhD thesis entitled "Integrated Pico-Tesla Resolution Magnetic Sensing System for Miniaturised MagnetoMyo-Graphy”. I am very lucky to join the James Watt School of Engineering family at the University of Glasgow. The 3.5-year PhD program was full of first-hand experiences, fruitful challenges, and excitations. I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to my supervisors, Dr. Hadi Heidari and Dr. Kia Nazarpour, for their never-ending support throughout my PhD journey and life in the UK. It was my pleasure to work with my teammates at the Microelectronics Laboratory (meLAB). I gratefully acknowledge my external collaborators, Prof. Martina Gerken, and colleagues from Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT in Germany, and INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Portugal. I would also like to thank the assessment committee, Dr. Timothy Constandinou and Dr. Vihar Georgiev, for taking the time to read my thesis thoroughly and share their comments, and convener Dr. Mohamad Fotouhi for the arrangement. I am looking forward to the next chapter of my life as a Postdoc at the meLAB on the HERMES - Hybrid Enhanced Regenerative Medicine Systems project, funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020.