A/Professor Mehmet Yuce

A/Professor Mehmet Yuce

Associate Professor, ARC Future Fellow
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Room 229, 14 Alliance Lane, Clayton Campus

Mehmet R. Yuce received M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida in 2001, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC in December 2004. He was a post-doctoral researcher in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of California at Santa Cruz in 2005. He was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia until Jul 2011. In July 2011, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University, Australia.
Yuce received a best journal paper award in 2014 from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTTS). He also received a NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) group achievement award in 2007 for developing an SOI radio transceiver for space applications. He received a research excellence award in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle in 2010. He is an author of three books in the area of of wearable medical devices. He is an associate Editor for IEEE Sensors Journal. He is a senior member of IEEE.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), North Carolina State University, USA

Expertise

Bioelectronics, Biosensors, Integrated Circuits, RF Electronics, wireless body area network

Awards and Honors

2014-ARC Future Fellow.
2014-Best performing associate editor for IEEE Sensors Journal.
2014-Best Journal Paper Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S).
2013-Best performing associate editor for IEEE Sensors Journal in 2013.
2013-Member of Monash Researcher Accelerator(MRA) program 2013-1014.
2010-Research Excellence Award in Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle.
2010-IEEE Senior Member.
2007-NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) group achievement award for developing SOI transceiver in support of NASA planetary robotic missions.

Research Interests

Mehmet Yuce’s research interests are in the following areas, low-power electronics design, implantable and wearable medical devices, telemedicine, wireless body area network (WBAN), bio-sensors, MEMs sensors and actuators, integrated circuit technology, radio frequency circuit design and energy harvesting.

Research Projects

Current projects

Connected Health

Wearable Device Design with Continuous Cuff-less Blood Pressure Measurement

This project aims to develop a non-invasive body worn device able to monitor blood pressure (BP) continuously in real time. Currently, blood pressure is measured intermittently using a cuff placed around a person’s arm. The project proposes new sensing techniques for blood pressure measurement based on capturing pulse transit time in the central arteries using a combination of electrical bio-impedance, electrocardiogram (ECG), and continuous wave radar. Coupled with other vital parameters including heart rate, heart rhythm, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation, the device enables remote monitoring with wireless connectivity and has many advantages over the traditional wired monitoring methods currently used in healthcare environment.

Autonomous body sensors in humans: investigating new bio-sensing techniques with self-power generation

Using advanced integrated electronic and mechanical systems, it is now possible to design small biomedical sensors that can be inserted into the body to take biological measurements. The proposed research introduces a new kind of bio-sensors with self-energy generation capability and reduces the need for periodic battery replacement. New wireless and circuit techniques are investigated to reduce power consumption and physical dimensions, while providing a better performance and a safer wireless link. The project aims to deliver high level of comfort, better mobility and better patient care.

Research articles, papers & publications

See Mehmet’s research contributions through published book chapters, articles, journal papers and in the media.

Last modified: October 19, 2017