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Beth Staples


My PhD project is titled "Control of flow-induced near-field noise through the use of metasurfaces". The aim is to investigate the effectiveness of patterned surfaces in the reduction of detected flow noise in structures exposed to turbulent flow underwater; bringing together the disciplines of hydrodynamics, hydroacoustics and structural dynamics. The project is supervised by Prof. Roy Sambles and Prof. Alastair Hibbins

Before joinging the XM2 Metamaterials CDT, I recieved a BSc in Physics from the University of Exeter in 2018. My final year contained two projects. One exploring acoustic levitation, the other investigating the nodal patterns formed by sand on vibrating Chladni plates.