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IEEE Award for the UK Scientist

IEEE UK and Ireland Section Senior Member Dr Hadi Heidari received the 2019 IEEE Sensors Council Young Professional Award at a ceremony at the IEEE SENSORS 2019 Conference in Montreal, Canada on October 30, 2019.

The citation of this award is: “For leadership in service to IEEE Young Professionals program under IEEE Sensors Council in parallel to innovation and entrepreneurship in the development of concepts and applications of sensors for biomedical wearable and implantable devices.”

Commenting on the award, Dr Heidari said It is a great honour to receive this award and I am excited my group has been recognised by the IEEE Sensors Council”, Dr Heidari says about the award.  We are young and leading group creating novel neurotechnologies for wearable and implantable devices which will have significant impact on healthcare system.

The IEEE Sensors Council Young Professional Award is given annually to promote, recognise, and support contributions from Young Professional members within the fields of interest of the IEEE Sensors Council. The winner of this award is presented with a plaque and $2,000 USD.

Dr Heidari is a Lecturer in the James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow, UK. He is leading the Microelectronics Laboratory ( and his research includes developing biomedical wearable and implantable devices.

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. 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 Frontiers in Neuroscience. He is the General Chair of 27th IEEE ICECS 2020 Conference.

His research has been funded by major research councils and funding organisations including the European Commission, EPSRC, Royal Society and Scottish Funding Council.

The Section would like to congratulate and thank Dr Heidari for his contributions to IEEE, and the UK and Ireland Section.