We really excited to share our latest review article published in Frontiers in Neuroscience. We provide an overview of advances that enables next-generation muscle-machine interfaces to meet the practical design needs in real-life for healthcare technologies and human augmentation with extended reality.

Serves all researchers who seek to know more about current technologies for myography, their strengths & shortcomings, and how emerging myography technologies can offer higher spatio-temporal resolution.

DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2022.1020546

eFutures Network+ | Electronics for Healthcare

Had a two-day great time at EPSRC eFutures Network in London, hearing about current cutting-edge research across the UK on “Electronics for Healthcare” and workshopping next steps for R&D in this area; including the launch of an exercise that will result in a landscaping EPSRC report, and discussion of funding opportunities and collaborations. Thanks Prof. Pantelis Georgiou & Beth McEvoy for organising such an amazing event! 👏💡🤩

Chair: Professor Pantelis Georgiou, Imperial College, London

Invited speakers include:


  • Dr Alex Casson, The University of Manchester

  • Prof Aubrey Cunnington, Imperial College London

  • Dr Elizabeth Fitchett, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, U. of London

  • Dr Amparo Güemes González, University of Cambridge

  • Dr Victor Ochoa-Gutierrez University of Glasgow

  • Dr Nicolas Moser, Imperial College London

  • Dr Samadhan Bhaulal Patil, University of York

  • Dr Steven Sam, Brunel

  • Dr Iasonas Triantis, City, University of London

  • Prof. Christoph Wälti, University of Leeds

  • Dr Hubin Zhao, UCL

I am grateful to be invited to “Welcome Event” on Tuesday, 8th Nov, for students who arrived from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) and Glasgow College UESTC to study at the University of Glasgow this year. The event have created a opportunity for teachers, alumni, PhD students from GC UESTC & UESTC and their supervisors amongst others.

It was really a wonderful Scottish theme party to share my PhD life story (UESTC and UoG alumnus, now Lead Engineer at Neuranics) with ceilidh music and dancing at parts. A better way to brighten up my Tuesday night! Thank you, Sandra Hynes, Kathleen Menzies & Prof. Muhammad Ali Imran for making this event a success!

I am delighted to be awarded the EPSRC IAA at the University of Glasgow to develop and prototype a magnetic-based wearable device for continuously monitoring the small magnetic signals generated by the heart. This award is a recognition to speed up designing a new generation product in collaboration with Neuranics Limited, to bring my future visions to reality and deliver wearable devices and industrial innovations with humans at the core. In addition, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Prof. Hadi Heidari, Dr Negin Gh Arekhloo and looking forward to working with the meLAB team UofG.

I am very lucky to have an in-person Winter Graduation Ceremony 2021 at the University of Glasgow. Officially a Ph.D. in Electronics & Electrical Engineering. Stay Foolish, Stay Hungry, Stay Young!

I have received a hard copy of the IET book on Control of Prosthetic Hands: Emerging Avenues and Challenges (Edited by Dr. Kianoush). Glad to see my contribution chapter on #Magnetomyography!

On 21/11/2021, I am delighted to deliver a lecture at the Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop co-hosted by the University of Glasgow and Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST) on a session of Bioimaging data analysis, visualization and sharing. This work was supported by a Newton Fund Researcher Links Workshop “Advanced Photoelectric Sensor Integration and Bioimaging “[2020-RLWK12-10118] under the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) partnership. The grant is funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Newton Fund and delivered by the British Council.

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.

#DRA2021 #Engineering #Sciences #PhD

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.