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Research and Teaching Interests: Ultra-wide-band wireless telemetry; energy-efficient analog-RF design and wireless powering; inkjet-printing of nanoparticles for sensors and systems

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  • B.S.,Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh
  • M.S., Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh
  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Mohammad Rafiqul Haider received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), the top ranked engineering university in Bangladesh. He received his Ph.D.  in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2008. He is currently an Associate Professor in UAB's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also served at Sonoma State University from 2009 to 2010.

Haider’s research group is exploring low-cost inkjet-printed sensors and systems on flexible substrate, and biologically inspired ultra-low-power circuit and system architectures for energy-efficient integrated systems. His research interests include low-power analog and RF circuit design for sensor applications, bioamplifiers, neuromorphic architecture, energy-efficient biomedical telemetry, low-power signal processing, injection-locked transmitter for wireless sensor network and wireless body area network, inductive power link for wireless power transfer, spectrum-efficient ultra-wide-band wireless telemetry, etc.

He is the author and co-author of more than 100 articles in international journals and conference proceedings. Haider has served as an associate editor of Microelectronics Journal, academic editor of Journal of Sensors, and editorial board member of Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications. He has also served as a reviewer for several internal journals and as a technical program committee member for the 5th IEEE International Symposium on Smart Electronic Systems, 32nd IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC) 2019, and 61st IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS, 2018). Haider co-authored a book entitled Sensors and Low-Power Signal Processing (ISBN: 978-0-387-79391-7), which is available from Springer since January 2010. His works have been supported by National Science Foundation, NCHRP, and local agencies.

  • Research Interests

    Ultra-Wide-Band Wireless Telemetry

    Our research efforts involve both narrow-band and ultra-wide band communication for short range wireless telemetry for sensor applications. We have reported high-efficiency wireless transmitter by transforming the power amplifier into a power oscillator and combined with injection-locking scheme. Our recent efforts show energy-efficient neuromorphic ultra-wide band pulse generation algorithm with reduced computational burden and hardware complexity. We have also demonstrated ultra-wide band antenna with selective band rejection characteristics for interference free UWB communication.

    Energy-Efficient Analog-RF Design and Wireless Powering

    My research works have contributed an innovative neuromorphic analog and radio frequency circuit architecture for energy-efficient sensor electronics. By following the charge flow of a biological neuron model, we have introduced energy-efficient blocks for the realization of a custom integrated microsystem. Our research efforts have reported neuromorphic analog circuit for signal acquisition, processing and spectrum-efficient wireless telemetry. We are also investigating multi-coil resonant architecture for wireless non-destructive sensing and power transfer.

    Inkjet-Printing of Nanoparticles for Sensors and Systems

    My research group is investigating nanoparticle based low-cost inkjet-printed sensors and electronics on flexible substrate. A standard office inkjet-printer has been reconfigured to provide a low-cost solution of inkjet-printing of sensors. Both paper and polymer substrates are utilized for sensor development by utilizing Graphene (single layer carbon), Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT), Organic Polymer (PEDOT:PSS), etc.

  • Select Research Funding
    • Kidney X: A non-invasive, wearable telehealth device to detect thrombosis and monitor vascular access health of arteriovenous fistulas and grafts in hemodialysis patients. Amount: $75K. July-December, 2019. Co-PI: Mohammad Haider.
    • NSF-ECCS: REU Supplement: CSR:Small: High Data Density Short Range Wireless Telemetry for Next Generation IoT Applications. Prior Award No. ECCS-1813949. Funding Amount: $13,256.00. Summer 2019. PI: Mohammad Haider.
    • UAB Grand Challenge: Birmingham 2050: A Model City. Seed Funding Amount: $30,000. Investigator: Mohammad Haider.
    • UAB Grand Challenge: Transforming Urban and Rural Alabama into World Class Communities: A Replicable Model for the Integration of Education and Health to Create Sustainable Societies and Economic Empowerment. Seed Funding Amount: $30,000. Investigator: Mohammad Haider.
    • NSF-ECCS: CSR:Small: High Data Density Short Range Wireless Telemetry for Next Generation IoT Applications. Award No: ECCS-1813949. Amount: $449,160. Period: 2018-2021. PI: Mohammad Haider, Co-PI: Nasim Uddin.
    • NCHRP-IDEA: MRI Evaluation of Damaged Bridges by Optimizing the Two-Coil Inductance of an RFIT System within a Multi-Modal Imaging Framework. Award No. NCHRP N-2094. Amount: $240,000. Period: 2018-2019. PI: Tom Attard, Co-PI: Mohammad Haider.
    • NSF-CNS: “CPS: Breakthrough: Mobile Automated Rovers Fly-By (MARS-FLY) for Bridge Network Resiliency.” Award No. CNS-1645863. Amount: $498,771. Period: 2017-2020. PI: Nasim Uddin, Co-PI: Mohammad Haider.
    • UAB-Southern Research Pilot Grant: Network based sensors using printed electronics. Amount: $30,000. UAB-PI: Mohammad Haider, SR-PI: Seth Cohen.
    • Pilot Grant from School of Engineering, UAB: “A Novel Scheme of Soft Matter Based Self-Sustained Platform for Energy Harvesting, Sensing, and in-situ Signal Processing.” Amount: $15,000. PI: Mohammad Haider.
  • Recent Courses
    • EE 351: Electronics
    • EE 431/531: Analog Integrated Electronics
    • EE 616/716: Design of CMOS Analog Integrated Circuits
    • EE 434/534: Power and Radio-Frequency Semiconductor Electronics
    • EE 361: Machinery I
  • Select Publications


    • F. Syed Kamrul Islam and Mohammad Rafiqul Haider, Sensors and Low-Power Signal Processing (Springer, January 2010, ISBN: 978-0-387-79391-7).

    Recent Journals and Conferences

    • R. Lu, AKM Arifuzzman, M. K. Hossain, S. Gardner, S. A. Eliza, J. I. D. Alexander, Y. Massoud, and M. R. Haider, “A low-power sensitive integrated sensor system for thermal flow monitoring,” Accepted in IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems (TVLSI) – Brief, Manuscript No. TVLSI-00242-2019, Jul. 2019. DOI: 10.1109/TVLSI.2019.2935790.
    • 2. T. Zhang, M. R. Haider, Y. Massoud, and J. Iwan. D. Alexander, “An oscillatory neural network based local processing unit for pattern recognition applications,” Journal of Electronics, MDPI, ISSN 2079-9292, vol. 8, issue 64, DOI: 10.3390/electronics8010064, 2019.
    • R. Lu, M. R. Haider, S. Gardner, J. Iwan D. Alexander, and Y. Massoud, “A paper based inkjet-printed graphene sensor for breathing flow monitoring,” IEEE Sensors Letters, vol. 3, no. 2, Article sequence no. 6000104, Dec. 2018.
    • Y. –G. Li, M. R. Haider, and Y. Massoud, "An efficient orthogonal pulse set generator for high-speed sub-GHz UWB communications," IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS2014), pp. 1913-1916, DOI: 10.1109/ISCAS.2014.6865534, June 1-5, Melbourne, 2014.
    • M. R. Haider, S. K. Islam, and M. R. Mahfouz, “A power-efficient injection-locked oscillator for biomedical telemetry applications,” Electronics Letters, vol. 46, no. 18, pp. 1252-1254, Sept. 2010.
    • M. R. Haider, S. K. Islam, S. Mostafa, M. Zhang, and T. Oh, “Low-power low-voltage current read-out circuit for inductively-powered implant system,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 205-213, Aug. 2010.
    • Y. –G. Li, M. R. Haider, and Y. Massoud, "A low-noise self-biased bioamplifier with optimized noise efficiency factor," Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, vol. 24, no. 6 (2015) 1550090 (11 pages), DOI: 10.1142/S0218126615500905.
    • M. R. Haider, J. Holleman, S. Mostafa, and S. K. Islam, “Low-power biomedical signal monitoring system for implantable sensor applications,” International Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems (IJHSES), vol. 20, issue 1, pp. 115-128, 2011.
  • Academic Distinctions and Professional Societies
    • Associate Editor (August 2016 to date), Microelectronics Journal, Elsevier. ISSN: 0026-2692.
    • Academic Editor (June 2018 to date), Journal of Sensors, Hindawi Publishers.
    • Editorial Board Member (January 2019 to date), Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications.
    • Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of 5th IEEE International Symposium on Smart Electronic Systems, December 19-18, Rourkela, India, 2019.
    • Technical Program Committee (TPC) Member of 32nd IEEE International System-on-Chip Conference (SOCC) 2019 held in Singapore on Sept. 3-6, 2019.
    • Track Chair, Track: Analog and Mixed Signal Circuits, 61st IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS) 2018, August 5th to 8th, Windsor, ON, Canada.
    • Session Chair, Session: High Speed Communication Circuits and Systems, 61st IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS) 2018, August 5th to 8th, Windsor, ON, Canada.
    • Review Committee Member (RCM), IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2018, May 27-30, Florence, Italy.
    • Session Co-chair, Session: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Women, Minorities and People with Different Level of Abilities in STEM majors and Careers. SDPS 2016 Conference, December 4 to 6, Orlando, Florida, USA.
    • Special Session Organizer, Session: Sensors and Low-Power Signal Processing, 6th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (ICECE 2010), December 18-20, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2010.
    • Program Committee Member, IEEE Topical Conference on Biomedical Radio and Wireless Technologies, Networks and Sensing Systems (BioWireleSS 2011), Phoenix, Arizona, January 16-20, 2011.
    • Program Committee Member, IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI, July 5 - 7, Lixouri Kefalonia, Greece, 2010.
    • Session Chair (Mixed Signal Design), IEEE Annual Symposium on VLSI, Tampa, Florida, May 13-15, 2009.
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