• EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Current available PhD projects:
1. Wireless smart tremor detection and inhibition system
2. In-ear batteryless vital sign monitoring system


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Personal profile

Research interests

His research interest includes but is not limited to:

  • Wireless power and data transfer
  • Healthcare devices for elderly people
  • Wearable medical devices
  • Implantable medical devices
  • Prosthetic devices
  • Embedded systems
  • Nature inspired engineering
  • Robotics
  • Analog and digital IC design


Sadeque Reza Khan (M’22) received his PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom, in 2019. He completed his BSc in Electrical and Telecommunication Engineering from Bangladesh, in 2010 and MTech in VLSI Design from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India, in 2014. He is now working as an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Systems, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Heriot-Watt University and leading Biomedical Device & Sensing Research (BDSR) lab. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC) at the University of Edinburgh (UoE), United Kingdom.

Dr. Sadeque Khan started his career as a System Designer for nGen Electronics Ltd., Bangladesh in September 2010. He also worked as Senior Programmer at Swiftex Ltd., Bangladesh in 2011 and electronics system design consultant from 2010 to 2014 at Kajitech Bangladesh. He started his academic career with Prime University, Bangladesh where he worked as a Lecturer at the Department of Electrical Engineering, in October 2011. Furthermore, he joined Varendra University as a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering where he developed their Robotics Laboratory in 2014. In 2015, he started to work as a researcher in the SoC Design Lab at Chosun University, South Korea where he was one of the winner of IDEC, KAIST IC design competition. He also worked as a Hardware Engineer at CSignum from 2020 to 2021 where he received one Employee of the Month Award.  

Dr. Sadeque Khan awarded multiple scholarships and awards since year 2000 including Junior School Merit Scholarship and Secondary School Merit Scholarship in Bangladesh. In 2007, he was awarded talent full scholarship and Named Scholarship for maintaining highest CGPA throughout the university in his BSc degree. He received ICCR Indian Government Scholarship for his MTech degree in 2012 and best paper award at the International Conference on Communication and Computing (ICC), Bangalore, India, in 2014. In 2017, he was awarded Heriot-Watt University James-Watt (PGR) Scholarship for his PhD degree and 1st year postgraduate research prize. He was the winner of ISSS innovation award in 2018. He also received EPSRC Innovation Placement Fund in 2019.

He has been authored more than 20 peer-reviewed journal papers and more than 10 reputed conference papers. In 2021, he received MDPI Sensors Editor’s Choice Article Award. He also served as a reviewer in different reputed journals including IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics and IEEE Access. He served as the Lead Guest Editor for the special issue 'Wireless Power Transfer for Biomedical Devices' in MDPI Micromachines and Review Editor for Wearable Antennas Section of Frontiers in Antennas and Propagation.

Please visit my lab (Biomedical Device and Sensing Lab) website for updates of our current research work: https://bdsrlab.wordpress.com/

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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