Dr Rami Ghannam

  • Lecturer in Glasgow College UESTC (Electronic & Nanoscale Engineering)

telephone: 01413303777
email: Rami.Ghannam@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Rami Ghannam (BEng, DIC, MSc, PhD, MIET, MIEEE) is a Lecturer in Electronic and Electrical Engineering with research interests in the broad field of photonics. Following his PhD from Cambridge University in 2007, Dr. Ghannam has spent the past ten years in the field of photovoltaics.  He has held previous industrial appointments at Nortel Networks, IBM Research GmbH and Starkon S.A.E. He received his BEng degree from King's College (top First Class Honours), as well as his DIC and MSc degrees from Imperial College London.  Dr Ghannam is also a member of the Microelectronics Lab, where he is investigating the use of PV cells for energy harvesting applications in wearable and implantable electronic devices.


Grants

2013-2016, SURSYS – Surface Systems Engineering (for Solar Cells), German Academic Exchange, Co-PI, EUR208'983.

2012-2016, Solar Energy System Design using Advanced Learning Aids, Tempus IV, Founder and Co- PI, EUR1'089'510.26

2013-2016, Excellence in Nanoscience Education for the MENA Region, Tempus V, Co-PI, EUR1'660'813.34.


Supervision

Information for Prospective Students

PhD and Master’s candidates with an interest in solar energy and nano-photonic light management are always welcome to contact me to discuss their research interests. Further information regarding the application process is available here:


Teaching

3rd year course on Electronic Devices

3rd year course on Team Design & Project Skills


Publications

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Jump to: 2018 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005
Number of items: 34.

2018

Chen, J., Ghannam, R., Imran, M. and Heidari, H. (2018) Wireless Power Transfer for 3D Printed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Systems. In: IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia 2018), Chengdu, China, 26-30 Oct 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

Li, J., Ghannam, R. and Heidari, H. (2018) Design and Implementation of Smart Home Sensory Systems for Environmental Monitoring. In: IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia 2018), Chengdu, China, 26-30 Oct 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

Wang, Y., Ghannam, R. and Heidari, H. (2018) Smart Multi-Sensory Ball for Water Quality Monitoring. In: IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia 2018), Chengdu, China, 26-30 Oct 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

Yuan, M., Ghannam, R., Karadimas, P. and Heidari, H. (2018) Flexible RFID Patch for Food Spoilage Monitoring. In: IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia 2018), Chengdu, China, 26-30 Oct 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

Yuan, Z., Huang, J., Zao, Z., Zahid, A., Heidari, H. , Ghannam, R. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2018) A Compact Wearable System for Detection and Estimation of Open Wound Status In Diabetic Patient. In: IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia 2018), Chengdu, China, 26-30 Oct 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

Zhao, X., Ghannam, R., Abbasi, Q. H. and Heidari, H. (2018) Design and Implementation of Portable Sensory System for Air Pollution Monitoring. In: IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia 2018), Chengdu, China, 26-30 Oct 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

Ghannam, R., Valente Klaine, P. and Imran, M. (2018) Artificial intelligence for photovoltaic systems. In: Hassan, S. Z. (ed.) Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants: Advanced Control and Optimization Techniques. Springer Nature. (Accepted for Publication)

Oo Htet, K., Ghannam, R., Abbasi, Q. H. and Heidari, H. (2018) Power management using photovoltaic cells for implantable devices. IEEE Access, 6, pp. 42156-42164. (doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2860793)

Ghannam, R., Brante, G., Heidari, H. and Imran, M. (2018) Artificial Intelligence for Solar Energy Harvesting in Wireless Sensor Networks. 11th International Conference on Developments in e-Systems Engineering (DeSE 2018), Cambridge, UK, 2-5 Sep 2018.

Saberi Moghaddam, R., Ghannam, R. and Heidari, H. (2018) Perovskite Photodiode for Wearable Electronics. 11th International Conference on Developments in e-Systems Engineering (DeSE 2018), Cambridge, UK, 2-5 Sep 2018.

Zuo, S., Ghannam, R. and Heidari, H. (2018) Spintronic Nanodevices for Neuromorphic Sensing Chips. 11th International Conference on Developments in e-Systems Engineering (DeSE 2018), Cambridge, UK, 2-5 Sep 2018.

Zhao, J., Ghannam, R., Abbasi, Q. , Imran, M. and Heidari, H. (2018) Simulation of Photovoltaic Cells in Implantable Application. In: IEEE Sensors 2018 Conference, New Delhi, India, 28-31 Oct 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

International Business Machines Corporation, Egypt Nanotechnology Center (2018) Light-reflecting grating structure for photovoltaic devices. .

Abdellatif, S., Sharifi, P., Kirah, K., Ghannam, R., Khalil, A.S.G., Erni, D. and Marlow, F. (2018) Refractive index and scattering of porous TiO 2 films. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, (doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2018.01.011) (In Press)

2016

International Business Machines Corporation, Egypt Nanotechnology Center (2016) Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid Systems and Method of Operation Thereof. .

Egypt Nanotechnology Center, International Business Machines Corporation (2016) Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid Systems and Method of Operation Thereof. .

Abdellatif, S. O., Kirah, K., Ghannam, R., Khalil, A. and Anis, W. (2016) Modelling various solar cells materials using lorentzian-drude coefficients. International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science and IT, 4(4), pp. 63-67.

2015

International Business Machines Corporation, Egypt Nanotechnology Center (2015) Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid Solar Receivers. .

Abdellatif, S., Kirah, K., Ghannam, R., Khalil, A. S. G. and Anis, W. (2015) Enhancing the absorption capabilities of thin-film solar cells using sandwiched light trapping structures. Applied Optics, 54(17), pp. 5534-5541. (doi:10.1364/AO.54.005534)

2014

Abdellatif, S., Ghannam, R. and Khalil, A. S. G. (2014) Simulating the dispersive behavior of semiconductors using the Lorentzian–Drude model for photovoltaic devices. Applied Optics, 53(15), pp. 3294-3300. (doi:10.1364/AO.53.003294) (PMID:24922218)

Egypt Nanotechnology Center, International Business Machines Corporation (2014) Light-Reflecting Grating Structure for Photovoltaic Devices. .

Khayet, M., Ghannam, R. and Khalil, A. (2014) Solar Energy System Design Using Advanced Learning Aids (Soleda): An Eu Tempus Project. In: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain, 10-12 March 2014, pp. 2283-2291. ISBN 9788461684120

2011

Müller, M., Escher, W., Ghannam, R., Goicochea, J., Michel, B., Ong, C. L. and Paredes, S. (2011) Ultra-High-Concentration Photovoltaic-Thermal Systems Based on Microfluidic Chip-Coolers. In: 7th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems: CPV-7, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 4-6 Apr 2011, pp. 231-234. ISBN 9780735409798 (doi:10.1063/1.3658333)

Escher, W., Ghannam, R., Khalil, A., Paredes, S. and Michel, B. (2011) Advanced Liquid Cooling for Concentrated Photovoltaic Electro-Thermal Co-Generation. In: 2010 3rd International Conference on Thermal Issues in Emerging Technologies Theory and Applications, Cairo, Egypt, 19-22 Dec 2010, pp. 9-17. ISBN 9781612872660 (doi:10.1109/THETA.2010.5766374)

Müller, S.P. M., Escher, W., Ghannam, R. and Michel, B. (2011) Characterization of Photovoltaic-Thermal Systems for Ultra-High Concentration. In: 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, 19-24 June 2011,

Ong, S. C.L., Escher, W., Khalil, A., Ghannam, R., Mueller, M., Ruch, P. and MIchel, B. (2011) Waste Heat Energy Re-use from High Concentration Photovoltaic (HCPV) Solar Cells for Saline and Brackish Water Desalination. In: TUM DeSal Conference, Munich, Germany, 27-29 July 2011,

Ruch, P.W., Meijer, G.I., Brunschwiler, T., Paredes, S.,, Escher, W., Muller, M., Ong, C.L., Ghannam, R., Khalik, A. and Michel, B. (2011) Recycling Thermal Energy Boosts Efficiencies in Datacenters and Concentrated Photovoltaic Systems. Smart Energy Strategies Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, 21-23 Sept 2011. (Unpublished)

2010

Wälchli, B.M.R., Escher, W., Ghannam, R. and Paredes, S. (2010) Multichip Array Receiver for Concentrated Photovoltaic Electricity and Thermal Power (CPV/T) Generation. In: 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Valencia, Spain, 6-10 Sept 2010,

2009

Sedky, S., Kamal, A., Yomn, M., Bakr, H., Ghannam, R., Leonov, V. and Fiorini, P. (2009) Bi2Te3 as an Active Material for MEMS Based Devices Fabricated at Room Temperature. In: International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, 2009. TRANSDUCERS 2009, Denver, CO, 21-25 Jun 2009, pp. 1035-1038. ISBN 9781424441938 (doi:10.1109/SENSOR.2009.5285965)

2008

Ghannam, R. and Georgiou, A. (2008) Periodic NLC Phase Grating for Tuneable PBG Applications. In: SPIE Photonics Europe 2008, Strasbourg, France, 7-11 Apr 2008, 69891X. (doi:10.1117/12.780784)

2007

Khoo, I. C., Ghannam, R., Collings, N., Crossland, W., James, R., Day, S. and Fernandez, A. (2007) Switching Properties of VAN LCoS Devices with Ultra-Microscale Electrodes. In: SPIE Photonic Devices and Applications, San Diego, CA, USA, 26-30 Aug 2007, 66540R. (doi:10.1117/12.733228)

2006

Wilkinson, T.D., Henderson, C., Gil Leyva, D., Ghannam, R. and Crossland, W.A. (2006) Non-display applications and the next generation of liquid crystal over silicon technology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 364(1847), pp. 2721-2732. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2006.1849)

Khoo, I.-C., Ghannam, R., Collings, N., Crossland, W. and Wilkinson, T. (2006) Topological Alignment of NLCS Using Nanoscale Metallic Grooves. In: SPIE Optics and Photonics 2006, San Diego, CA, USA, 13-17 Aug 2006, 63320H. (doi:10.1117/12.680299)

2005

Ghannam, R., Dutta, A. K., Crossland, W., Ohishi, Y., Dutta, N. K. and Moerk, J. (2005) Novel Wavelength-Tunable Optical Filter for WDM Applications. Optics East 2005, Boston, MA, USA, 23-26 Oct 2005. 60140V. (doi:10.1117/12.630560)

This list was generated on Fri Oct 19 11:07:47 2018 BST.
Number of items: 34.

Articles

Oo Htet, K., Ghannam, R., Abbasi, Q. H. and Heidari, H. (2018) Power management using photovoltaic cells for implantable devices. IEEE Access, 6, pp. 42156-42164. (doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2860793)

Abdellatif, S., Sharifi, P., Kirah, K., Ghannam, R., Khalil, A.S.G., Erni, D. and Marlow, F. (2018) Refractive index and scattering of porous TiO 2 films. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, (doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2018.01.011) (In Press)

Abdellatif, S. O., Kirah, K., Ghannam, R., Khalil, A. and Anis, W. (2016) Modelling various solar cells materials using lorentzian-drude coefficients. International Journal of Recent Contributions from Engineering, Science and IT, 4(4), pp. 63-67.

Abdellatif, S., Kirah, K., Ghannam, R., Khalil, A. S. G. and Anis, W. (2015) Enhancing the absorption capabilities of thin-film solar cells using sandwiched light trapping structures. Applied Optics, 54(17), pp. 5534-5541. (doi:10.1364/AO.54.005534)

Abdellatif, S., Ghannam, R. and Khalil, A. S. G. (2014) Simulating the dispersive behavior of semiconductors using the Lorentzian–Drude model for photovoltaic devices. Applied Optics, 53(15), pp. 3294-3300. (doi:10.1364/AO.53.003294) (PMID:24922218)

Wilkinson, T.D., Henderson, C., Gil Leyva, D., Ghannam, R. and Crossland, W.A. (2006) Non-display applications and the next generation of liquid crystal over silicon technology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 364(1847), pp. 2721-2732. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2006.1849)

Book Sections

Ghannam, R., Valente Klaine, P. and Imran, M. (2018) Artificial intelligence for photovoltaic systems. In: Hassan, S. Z. (ed.) Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants: Advanced Control and Optimization Techniques. Springer Nature. (Accepted for Publication)

Conference or Workshop Item

Ghannam, R., Brante, G., Heidari, H. and Imran, M. (2018) Artificial Intelligence for Solar Energy Harvesting in Wireless Sensor Networks. 11th International Conference on Developments in e-Systems Engineering (DeSE 2018), Cambridge, UK, 2-5 Sep 2018.

Saberi Moghaddam, R., Ghannam, R. and Heidari, H. (2018) Perovskite Photodiode for Wearable Electronics. 11th International Conference on Developments in e-Systems Engineering (DeSE 2018), Cambridge, UK, 2-5 Sep 2018.

Zuo, S., Ghannam, R. and Heidari, H. (2018) Spintronic Nanodevices for Neuromorphic Sensing Chips. 11th International Conference on Developments in e-Systems Engineering (DeSE 2018), Cambridge, UK, 2-5 Sep 2018.

Ruch, P.W., Meijer, G.I., Brunschwiler, T., Paredes, S.,, Escher, W., Muller, M., Ong, C.L., Ghannam, R., Khalik, A. and Michel, B. (2011) Recycling Thermal Energy Boosts Efficiencies in Datacenters and Concentrated Photovoltaic Systems. Smart Energy Strategies Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, 21-23 Sept 2011. (Unpublished)

Ghannam, R., Dutta, A. K., Crossland, W., Ohishi, Y., Dutta, N. K. and Moerk, J. (2005) Novel Wavelength-Tunable Optical Filter for WDM Applications. Optics East 2005, Boston, MA, USA, 23-26 Oct 2005. 60140V. (doi:10.1117/12.630560)

Conference Proceedings

Chen, J., Ghannam, R., Imran, M. and Heidari, H. (2018) Wireless Power Transfer for 3D Printed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Systems. In: IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia 2018), Chengdu, China, 26-30 Oct 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

Li, J., Ghannam, R. and Heidari, H. (2018) Design and Implementation of Smart Home Sensory Systems for Environmental Monitoring. In: IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia 2018), Chengdu, China, 26-30 Oct 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

Wang, Y., Ghannam, R. and Heidari, H. (2018) Smart Multi-Sensory Ball for Water Quality Monitoring. In: IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia 2018), Chengdu, China, 26-30 Oct 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

Yuan, M., Ghannam, R., Karadimas, P. and Heidari, H. (2018) Flexible RFID Patch for Food Spoilage Monitoring. In: IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia 2018), Chengdu, China, 26-30 Oct 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

Yuan, Z., Huang, J., Zao, Z., Zahid, A., Heidari, H. , Ghannam, R. and Abbasi, Q. H. (2018) A Compact Wearable System for Detection and Estimation of Open Wound Status In Diabetic Patient. In: IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia 2018), Chengdu, China, 26-30 Oct 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

Zhao, X., Ghannam, R., Abbasi, Q. H. and Heidari, H. (2018) Design and Implementation of Portable Sensory System for Air Pollution Monitoring. In: IEEE Asia Pacific Conference on Postgraduate Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PrimeAsia 2018), Chengdu, China, 26-30 Oct 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

Zhao, J., Ghannam, R., Abbasi, Q. , Imran, M. and Heidari, H. (2018) Simulation of Photovoltaic Cells in Implantable Application. In: IEEE Sensors 2018 Conference, New Delhi, India, 28-31 Oct 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

Khayet, M., Ghannam, R. and Khalil, A. (2014) Solar Energy System Design Using Advanced Learning Aids (Soleda): An Eu Tempus Project. In: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, Valencia, Spain, 10-12 March 2014, pp. 2283-2291. ISBN 9788461684120

Müller, M., Escher, W., Ghannam, R., Goicochea, J., Michel, B., Ong, C. L. and Paredes, S. (2011) Ultra-High-Concentration Photovoltaic-Thermal Systems Based on Microfluidic Chip-Coolers. In: 7th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems: CPV-7, Las Vegas, NV, USA, 4-6 Apr 2011, pp. 231-234. ISBN 9780735409798 (doi:10.1063/1.3658333)

Escher, W., Ghannam, R., Khalil, A., Paredes, S. and Michel, B. (2011) Advanced Liquid Cooling for Concentrated Photovoltaic Electro-Thermal Co-Generation. In: 2010 3rd International Conference on Thermal Issues in Emerging Technologies Theory and Applications, Cairo, Egypt, 19-22 Dec 2010, pp. 9-17. ISBN 9781612872660 (doi:10.1109/THETA.2010.5766374)

Müller, S.P. M., Escher, W., Ghannam, R. and Michel, B. (2011) Characterization of Photovoltaic-Thermal Systems for Ultra-High Concentration. In: 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, Seattle, WA, USA, 19-24 June 2011,

Ong, S. C.L., Escher, W., Khalil, A., Ghannam, R., Mueller, M., Ruch, P. and MIchel, B. (2011) Waste Heat Energy Re-use from High Concentration Photovoltaic (HCPV) Solar Cells for Saline and Brackish Water Desalination. In: TUM DeSal Conference, Munich, Germany, 27-29 July 2011,

Wälchli, B.M.R., Escher, W., Ghannam, R. and Paredes, S. (2010) Multichip Array Receiver for Concentrated Photovoltaic Electricity and Thermal Power (CPV/T) Generation. In: 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, Valencia, Spain, 6-10 Sept 2010,

Sedky, S., Kamal, A., Yomn, M., Bakr, H., Ghannam, R., Leonov, V. and Fiorini, P. (2009) Bi2Te3 as an Active Material for MEMS Based Devices Fabricated at Room Temperature. In: International Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, 2009. TRANSDUCERS 2009, Denver, CO, 21-25 Jun 2009, pp. 1035-1038. ISBN 9781424441938 (doi:10.1109/SENSOR.2009.5285965)

Ghannam, R. and Georgiou, A. (2008) Periodic NLC Phase Grating for Tuneable PBG Applications. In: SPIE Photonics Europe 2008, Strasbourg, France, 7-11 Apr 2008, 69891X. (doi:10.1117/12.780784)

Khoo, I. C., Ghannam, R., Collings, N., Crossland, W., James, R., Day, S. and Fernandez, A. (2007) Switching Properties of VAN LCoS Devices with Ultra-Microscale Electrodes. In: SPIE Photonic Devices and Applications, San Diego, CA, USA, 26-30 Aug 2007, 66540R. (doi:10.1117/12.733228)

Khoo, I.-C., Ghannam, R., Collings, N., Crossland, W. and Wilkinson, T. (2006) Topological Alignment of NLCS Using Nanoscale Metallic Grooves. In: SPIE Optics and Photonics 2006, San Diego, CA, USA, 13-17 Aug 2006, 63320H. (doi:10.1117/12.680299)

Patents

International Business Machines Corporation, Egypt Nanotechnology Center (2018) Light-reflecting grating structure for photovoltaic devices. .

International Business Machines Corporation, Egypt Nanotechnology Center (2016) Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid Systems and Method of Operation Thereof. .

Egypt Nanotechnology Center, International Business Machines Corporation (2016) Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid Systems and Method of Operation Thereof. .

International Business Machines Corporation, Egypt Nanotechnology Center (2015) Photovoltaic Thermal Hybrid Solar Receivers. .

Egypt Nanotechnology Center, International Business Machines Corporation (2014) Light-Reflecting Grating Structure for Photovoltaic Devices. .

This list was generated on Fri Oct 19 11:07:47 2018 BST.