Dr Morteza Amjadi Kolour

  • Senior Lecturer: Biomedical Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)

Biography

Dr Morteza Amjadi is a Senior lecturer (Associate Professor) of Biomedical Engineering in the James Watt School of Engineering at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. He received his Dr Sc. in Mechanical Engineering jointly from Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and ETH Zurich in 2018. He obtained his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 2014, and B.Sc. in Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST) in 2012. Prior to joining the University of Glasgow in October 2022, he was an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom.

Dr Amjadi has published over 25 papers in high-impact journals & conferences including Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Advanced Functional Materials, and Advanced Science. Some of his publications are among highly cited papers in the fields of flexible sensors, advanced materials, and nanocomposites (Google Scholar citations > 7k). In 2018, he has been nominated for the prestigious Otto Hahn Medal, awarded by the Max Planck Society to young scientists for their outstanding scientific achievements. He received the best presentation award in KMEMS2014 conference. Dr Amjadi serves as a peer reviewer for 40+ journals and conferences such as Science Advances, Advanced Materials, Nature Communications, Advanced Functional Materials, Soft Robotics, Materials Horizons, Nanoscale, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Carbon, Advanced Electronic Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry A-C, Advanced Materials Technologies, Soft Mater, Materials & Design, Advanced Engineering Materials, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), and IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS).

Research interests

Dr Amjadi’s interdisciplinary research interests include wearable sensors, nanoscale materials, nanocomposites, bioinspired designs, soft robotics, and healthcare technologies. He leads the Biomedical Soft Robotics Group at the University of Glasgow where his team aims to design multifunctional soft machines utilising novel mechanical designs, advanced materials, bioinspired structures, and digital manufacturing processes. Such soft systems have many applications, ranging from wearable medical devices for healthcare monitoring to non-invasive surgical tools and soft robots for safe human-robot interaction. The main research themes of the Biomedical Soft Robotics Group are:

  • Wearable Sensors for Healthcare: The current trend in designing wearable and skin-mountable sensors is to combine functional nanomaterials as sensing elements with flexible polymers in the form of nanocomposites. Our group concentrates on nanocomposites-based flexible physical sensors for human motion detection, personalised healthcare, and soft robotics.
  • Bioinspired Structures: Nature provides plenty of inspiration for the development of smart materials. For instance, spiders can sense extremely small mechanical vibrations through their crack-shaped slit organs. Geckos adhere to complex surfaces with their adhesive pads consisting of dense arrays of fine hairs. Inspired by such biological systems, we seek to design high-performance wearable sensors, soft robots, and skin adhesives.
  • Soft Robotics: Soft robots offer safe interaction with the human body and soft biological materials. Flexible sensors and actuators are the key components of soft robots, enabling them to propel and sense the surrounding environment, respectively. Our group advances the design and fabrication of programmable soft actuators, together with their integration with flexible sensors towards multifunctional soft machines.
  • Digital Manufacturing of Soft Machines: Despite notable progress on the fabrication of individual soft sensors, actuators, energy storage, and electronic circuits, compact and reliable packaging of all these components remains challenging. We focus on digital manufacturing techniques such as 3D printing and laser micromachining to facilitate the transfer of large-area computer-aided designs into low-cost and robust multifunctional soft systems.

Publications

Selected publications

Jeong, Y. et al. (2021) Ultra-wide range pressure sensor based on a microstructured conductive nanocomposite for wearable workout monitoring. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 10(9), 2001461. (doi: 10.1002/adhm.202001461) (PMID:33694309)

All publications

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Number of items: 25.

2023

Machado, L. Q., Zhao, H., Amjadi, M. , Ouyang, H., Basset, P. and Yurchenko, D. (2023) Optimisation-driven design of sliding mode triboelectric energy harvesters. Nano Energy, 115, 108735. (doi: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2023.108735)

2022

Mousavi, S., Thanh Thai, M., Amjadi, M. , Howard, D., Peng, S., Nho Do, T. and Wang, C. H. (2022) Unidirectional, highly linear strain sensors with thickness-engineered conductive films for precision control of soft machines. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 10(26), pp. 13673-13684. (doi: 10.1039/D2TA02064E)

2021

Nankali, M., Mohammad Nouri, N., Geran Malek, N. and Amjadi, M. (2021) Dynamic thermoelectromechanical characterization of carbon nanotube nanocomposite strain sensors. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 332, 113122. (doi: 10.1016/j.sna.2021.113122)

Max Planck Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften eV (2021) Carrier, use of a carrier, method of activating a carrier. .

Jeong, Y. et al. (2021) Ultra-wide range pressure sensor based on a microstructured conductive nanocomposite for wearable workout monitoring. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 10(9), 2001461. (doi: 10.1002/adhm.202001461) (PMID:33694309)

2020

Souri, H., Banerjee, H., Jusufi, A., Radacsi, N., Stokes, A. A., Park, I., Sitti, M. and Amjadi, M. (2020) Wearable and stretchable strain sensors: Materials, sensing mechanisms, and applications. Advanced Intelligent Systems, 2(8), 2000039. (doi: 10.1002/aisy.202000039)

Nankali, M., Mohammad Nouri, N., Navidbakhsh, M., Geran Malek, N., Amin Amindehghan, M., Montazeri Shahtoori, A., Karimi, M. and Amjadi, M. (2020) Highly stretchable and sensitive strain sensors based on carbon nanotube-elastomer nanocomposites: The effect of environmental factors on strain sensing performance. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 8(18), pp. 6185-6195. (doi: 10.1039/d0tc00373e)

2019

Amjadi, M. , Kim, S., Lee, T.-I., Jeong, Y., Kwon, D., Kim, M. S., Kim, K., Kim, T.-S., Suk Oh, Y. and Park, I. (2019) Wearable, ultrawide-range, and bending-insensitive pressure sensor based on carbon nanotube network-coated porous elastomer sponges for human interface and healthcare devices. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11(26), pp. 23639-23648. (doi: 10.1021/acsami.9b07636)

Kim, S., Amjadi, M. , Lee, T.-I., Jeong, Y., Kwon, D., Seong Kim, M., Kim, K., Kim, T.-S., Suk Oh, Y. and Park, I. (2019) Wide Range-Sensitive, Bending-Insensitive Pressure Detection and Application to Wearable Healthcare Device. In: 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems & Eurosensors XXXIII (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXXIII), Berlin, Germany, 23-27 Jun 2019, pp. 374-377. ISBN 9781538681046 (doi: 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2019.8808529)

2018

Amjadi, M. and Sitti, M. (2018) Self-sensing paper actuators based on graphite-carbon nanotube hybrid films. Advanced Science, 5(7), 1800239. (doi: 10.1002/advs.201800239) (PMID:30027053) (PMCID:PMC6051221)

Amjadi, M. , Sheykhansari, S., Nelson, B. J. and Sitti, M. (2018) Recent advances in wearable transdermal delivery systems. Advanced Materials, 30(7), 1704530. (doi: 10.1002/adma.201704530) (PMID:29315905)

2017

Drotlef, D.-M., Amjadi, M. , Yunusa, M. and Sitti, M. (2017) Bioinspired Composite Microfibers for Skin Adhesion and Signal Amplification of Wearable Sensors. Advanced Materials, 29(28), 1701353. (doi: 10.1002/adma.201701353) (PMID:28523760)

2016

Amjadi, M. and Sitti, M. (2016) High-performance multiresponsive paper actuators. ACS Nano, 10(11), pp. 10202-10210. (doi: 10.1021/acsnano.6b05545) (PMID:27744680)

Ali Momenzadeh, S. et al. (2016) Thin circular diamond membrane with embedded nitrogen-vacancy centers for hybrid spin-mechanical quantum systems. Physical Review Applied, 6(2), 024026. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.6.024026)

Amjadi, M. , Kyung, K.-U., Park, I. and Sitti, M. (2016) Stretchable, skin-mountable, and wearable strain sensors and their potential applications: A review. Advanced Functional Materials, 26(11), pp. 1678-1698. (doi: 10.1002/adfm.201504755)

Amjadi, M. , Turan, M., Clementson, C. P. and Sitti, M. (2016) Parallel microcracks-based ultrasensitive and highly stretchable strain sensors. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8(8), pp. 5618-5626. (doi: 10.1021/acsami.5b12588) (PMID:26842553)

2015

Lee, S., Amjadi, M. , Pugno, N., Park, I. and Ryu, S. (2015) Computational analysis of metallic nanowire-elastomer nanocomposite based strain sensors. AIP Advances, 5(11), 117233. (doi: 10.1063/1.4936635)

Suh, J.-H., Amjadi, M. , Park, I. and Yoo, H.-J. (2015) Finger motion detection glove toward human-machine interface. In: 2015 IEEE SENSORS, Busan, South Korea, 01-04 Nov 2015, ISBN 9781479982035 (doi: 10.1109/ICSENS.2015.7370684)

Amjadi, M. , Jin Yoon, Y. and Park, I. (2015) Ultra-stretchable and skin-mountable strain sensors using carbon nanotubes–Ecoflex nanocomposites. Nanotechnology, 26(37), 375501. (doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/26/37/375501)

Amjadi, M. and Park, I. (2015) Carbon Nanotubes-ecoflex Nanocomposite for Strain Sensing with Ultra-high Stretchability. In: 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Estoril, Portugal, 18-22 Jan 2015, pp. 744-747. ISBN 9781479979554 (doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2015.7051065)

2014

Eom, H., Lee, J., Pichitpajongkit, A., Amjadi, M. , Jeong, J.-H., Lee, E., Lee, J.-Y. and Park, I. (2014) Ag@Ni core-shell nanowire network for robust transparent electrodes against oxidation and sulfurization. Small, 10(20), pp. 4171-4181. (doi: 10.1002/smll.201400992)

Amjadi, M. and Park, I. (2014) Sensitive and Stable Strain Sensors Based on the Wavy Structured Electrodes. In: 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 18-21 Aug 2014, pp. 760-763. ISBN 9781479956227 (doi: 10.1109/NANO.2014.6968032)

Amjadi, M. , Seong Kim, M. and Park, I. (2014) Flexible and Sensitive Foot Pad for Sole Distributed Force Detection. In: 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 18-21 Aug 2014, pp. 764-767. ISBN 9781479956227 (doi: 10.1109/NANO.2014.6968034)

Amjadi, M. , Pichitpajongkit, A., Lee, S., Ryu, S. and Park, I. (2014) Highly stretchable and sensitive strain sensor based on silver nanowire–elastomer nanocomposite. ACS Nano, 8(5), pp. 5154-5163. (doi: 10.1021/nn501204t)

Amjadi, M. , Pichitpajongkit, A., Ryu, S. and Park, I. (2014) Piezoresistivity of AG NWS-PDMS Nanocomposite. In: IEEE 27th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), San Francisco, California, USA, 26-30 Jan 2014, pp. 785-788. ISBN 9781479935093 (doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2014.6765758)

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Number of items: 25.

Articles

Machado, L. Q., Zhao, H., Amjadi, M. , Ouyang, H., Basset, P. and Yurchenko, D. (2023) Optimisation-driven design of sliding mode triboelectric energy harvesters. Nano Energy, 115, 108735. (doi: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2023.108735)

Mousavi, S., Thanh Thai, M., Amjadi, M. , Howard, D., Peng, S., Nho Do, T. and Wang, C. H. (2022) Unidirectional, highly linear strain sensors with thickness-engineered conductive films for precision control of soft machines. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 10(26), pp. 13673-13684. (doi: 10.1039/D2TA02064E)

Nankali, M., Mohammad Nouri, N., Geran Malek, N. and Amjadi, M. (2021) Dynamic thermoelectromechanical characterization of carbon nanotube nanocomposite strain sensors. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 332, 113122. (doi: 10.1016/j.sna.2021.113122)

Jeong, Y. et al. (2021) Ultra-wide range pressure sensor based on a microstructured conductive nanocomposite for wearable workout monitoring. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 10(9), 2001461. (doi: 10.1002/adhm.202001461) (PMID:33694309)

Souri, H., Banerjee, H., Jusufi, A., Radacsi, N., Stokes, A. A., Park, I., Sitti, M. and Amjadi, M. (2020) Wearable and stretchable strain sensors: Materials, sensing mechanisms, and applications. Advanced Intelligent Systems, 2(8), 2000039. (doi: 10.1002/aisy.202000039)

Nankali, M., Mohammad Nouri, N., Navidbakhsh, M., Geran Malek, N., Amin Amindehghan, M., Montazeri Shahtoori, A., Karimi, M. and Amjadi, M. (2020) Highly stretchable and sensitive strain sensors based on carbon nanotube-elastomer nanocomposites: The effect of environmental factors on strain sensing performance. Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 8(18), pp. 6185-6195. (doi: 10.1039/d0tc00373e)

Amjadi, M. , Kim, S., Lee, T.-I., Jeong, Y., Kwon, D., Kim, M. S., Kim, K., Kim, T.-S., Suk Oh, Y. and Park, I. (2019) Wearable, ultrawide-range, and bending-insensitive pressure sensor based on carbon nanotube network-coated porous elastomer sponges for human interface and healthcare devices. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11(26), pp. 23639-23648. (doi: 10.1021/acsami.9b07636)

Amjadi, M. and Sitti, M. (2018) Self-sensing paper actuators based on graphite-carbon nanotube hybrid films. Advanced Science, 5(7), 1800239. (doi: 10.1002/advs.201800239) (PMID:30027053) (PMCID:PMC6051221)

Amjadi, M. , Sheykhansari, S., Nelson, B. J. and Sitti, M. (2018) Recent advances in wearable transdermal delivery systems. Advanced Materials, 30(7), 1704530. (doi: 10.1002/adma.201704530) (PMID:29315905)

Drotlef, D.-M., Amjadi, M. , Yunusa, M. and Sitti, M. (2017) Bioinspired Composite Microfibers for Skin Adhesion and Signal Amplification of Wearable Sensors. Advanced Materials, 29(28), 1701353. (doi: 10.1002/adma.201701353) (PMID:28523760)

Amjadi, M. and Sitti, M. (2016) High-performance multiresponsive paper actuators. ACS Nano, 10(11), pp. 10202-10210. (doi: 10.1021/acsnano.6b05545) (PMID:27744680)

Ali Momenzadeh, S. et al. (2016) Thin circular diamond membrane with embedded nitrogen-vacancy centers for hybrid spin-mechanical quantum systems. Physical Review Applied, 6(2), 024026. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.6.024026)

Amjadi, M. , Kyung, K.-U., Park, I. and Sitti, M. (2016) Stretchable, skin-mountable, and wearable strain sensors and their potential applications: A review. Advanced Functional Materials, 26(11), pp. 1678-1698. (doi: 10.1002/adfm.201504755)

Amjadi, M. , Turan, M., Clementson, C. P. and Sitti, M. (2016) Parallel microcracks-based ultrasensitive and highly stretchable strain sensors. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8(8), pp. 5618-5626. (doi: 10.1021/acsami.5b12588) (PMID:26842553)

Lee, S., Amjadi, M. , Pugno, N., Park, I. and Ryu, S. (2015) Computational analysis of metallic nanowire-elastomer nanocomposite based strain sensors. AIP Advances, 5(11), 117233. (doi: 10.1063/1.4936635)

Amjadi, M. , Jin Yoon, Y. and Park, I. (2015) Ultra-stretchable and skin-mountable strain sensors using carbon nanotubes–Ecoflex nanocomposites. Nanotechnology, 26(37), 375501. (doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/26/37/375501)

Eom, H., Lee, J., Pichitpajongkit, A., Amjadi, M. , Jeong, J.-H., Lee, E., Lee, J.-Y. and Park, I. (2014) Ag@Ni core-shell nanowire network for robust transparent electrodes against oxidation and sulfurization. Small, 10(20), pp. 4171-4181. (doi: 10.1002/smll.201400992)

Amjadi, M. , Pichitpajongkit, A., Lee, S., Ryu, S. and Park, I. (2014) Highly stretchable and sensitive strain sensor based on silver nanowire–elastomer nanocomposite. ACS Nano, 8(5), pp. 5154-5163. (doi: 10.1021/nn501204t)

Conference Proceedings

Kim, S., Amjadi, M. , Lee, T.-I., Jeong, Y., Kwon, D., Seong Kim, M., Kim, K., Kim, T.-S., Suk Oh, Y. and Park, I. (2019) Wide Range-Sensitive, Bending-Insensitive Pressure Detection and Application to Wearable Healthcare Device. In: 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems & Eurosensors XXXIII (TRANSDUCERS & EUROSENSORS XXXIII), Berlin, Germany, 23-27 Jun 2019, pp. 374-377. ISBN 9781538681046 (doi: 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2019.8808529)

Suh, J.-H., Amjadi, M. , Park, I. and Yoo, H.-J. (2015) Finger motion detection glove toward human-machine interface. In: 2015 IEEE SENSORS, Busan, South Korea, 01-04 Nov 2015, ISBN 9781479982035 (doi: 10.1109/ICSENS.2015.7370684)

Amjadi, M. and Park, I. (2015) Carbon Nanotubes-ecoflex Nanocomposite for Strain Sensing with Ultra-high Stretchability. In: 28th IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Estoril, Portugal, 18-22 Jan 2015, pp. 744-747. ISBN 9781479979554 (doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2015.7051065)

Amjadi, M. and Park, I. (2014) Sensitive and Stable Strain Sensors Based on the Wavy Structured Electrodes. In: 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 18-21 Aug 2014, pp. 760-763. ISBN 9781479956227 (doi: 10.1109/NANO.2014.6968032)

Amjadi, M. , Seong Kim, M. and Park, I. (2014) Flexible and Sensitive Foot Pad for Sole Distributed Force Detection. In: 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 18-21 Aug 2014, pp. 764-767. ISBN 9781479956227 (doi: 10.1109/NANO.2014.6968034)

Amjadi, M. , Pichitpajongkit, A., Ryu, S. and Park, I. (2014) Piezoresistivity of AG NWS-PDMS Nanocomposite. In: IEEE 27th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), San Francisco, California, USA, 26-30 Jan 2014, pp. 785-788. ISBN 9781479935093 (doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2014.6765758)

Patents

Max Planck Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften eV (2021) Carrier, use of a carrier, method of activating a carrier. .

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Grants

2023: Innovate UK SBRI, A Soft Skin-intErfacing Strain Sensor for Overdose detection and pRevention (ASSESSOR) (~ £88.5k), PI.

2023-2026: EPSRC (EP/W025752/1), Dielectrophoretic roll system for high performance electronics using contactless selective assembly of nanostructures on large areas (~ £1.08M), Co-I.

2023: University of Glasgow Mid-career Fund (~ £24.8k), PI.

2023: University of Glasgow Early-career Fund (~ £10k), PI.

2022: University of Glasgow, Equipment Fund (~ £10k), PI.

2021-2024: PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow/Heriot-Watt University, PI.

2020-2024: EPSRC CDT in Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Development of Soft Robotic Prosthesis, PI.

2020-2022: EPSRC, Wearable Piezoresistive Fiber Sensors for Mobility and Gait Analysis of People with Lipoedema (~ £25k), PI.

Supervision

Current PhD Students

Jincong Zhang (2023-present)

Katarzyna Koziol (2023-present)

Xenofon Karagiorgis (2022-present, co-supervising with Prof. Peter Skabara)
 
Tom Jacquin (2021-present)
 
Simon Wanstall (2020-present, based at HWU)
 
Current Postgraduate Researchers
 
Shubham Grover (2023-present)
 
Past Postgraduate Researchers
 
James McMahon (2022, currently PhD student at Loughborough University)
 
Ben Scott (2020-2022, currently PhD student at University of Exeter)
 
Mozhdeh Erfanian (2020-2021, currently PhD student at University of Warwick)
 
Past MSc Students
 
Amaan Nasim
 
Shubham Grover
 
Katarzyna Koziol
 
Jiayu Wu
 
Yuwei Song
 
Arnaud Paillard (HWU student)
 
James Bogan (HWU student)

Dylan Taylor (HWU student)

Teaching

I have been involved in delivering the following courses at Heriot-Watt University:

  • Spring 2022: B50DH–Engineering Manufacture
  • Spring 2022: B51JC–Group Project 3
  • Spring 2022: B50JA–Group Project 1
  • Spring 2022: B81EZ–Critical Analysis and Research Preparation
  • Fall 2021: B59SC–Mechanics of Materials B
  • Fall 2021: B50DG–Engineering Design
  • Fall 2021: B51JB–Group Project 2
  • Spring 2021: B50DH–Engineering Manufacture
  • Spring 2021: B50JA–Group Project 1
  • Spring 2021: B81EZ–Critical Analysis and Research Preparation
  • Fall 2020: B59EG– Mechanical Engineering Science 7
  • Fall 2020: B50DG–Engineering Design
  • Fall 2020: B57AS–Mechanical Engineering in Context 1
  • Spring 2020: B50DH–Engineering Manufacture
  • Spring 2020: B81EZ–Critical Analysis and Research Preparation
  • Fall 2019: B59EG– Mechanical Engineering Science 7
  • Fall 2019: B50DG–Engineering Design

Additional information

We are always looking for motivated and talented individuals to join our group. Please get in touch at Morteza.Amjadi@glasgow.ac.uk if you are interested in our research. For more infomration about our research activites, visit the website of Biomedical Soft Robotics Group.