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Mr Charlie-Ray Mann

Postgraduate Researcher (Metamaterials CDT 2015)


Telephone: 01392 725018

Extension: (Streatham) 5018

I was born in Exeter but raised in Saltash, Cornwall. Whilst always interested in science and mathematics, my true passion until I was about 18 was rugby. Only during my A levels was my interest in physics ignited, where I achieved four A*'s in physics, mathematics, further mathematics and biology.

In 2015, I graduated from the University of Exeter with a 1st class honours in Physics in 2015, during which I was awarded two scholarships for academic excellence and received the Bertie Black Prize for the most outstanding academic performance.

Currently, I am a second year Post-Graduate researcher in the CDT for Metamaterials at Exeter, where I am supervised by Prof. Bill Barnes and Dr Eros Mariani. The underlying theme of my research is to theoretically investigate a plasmonic analogue of graphene.



  • 2010-2012 A levels (Physics A*, Maths A*, Further Maths A*, Biology A*)
  • 2012-2015 BSc (hons) in Physics, 1st class, University of Exeter


  • Excellence at Exeter Scholarship (2012)
  • Eliahou Dangoor Scholarship (2012)
  • Physics Award (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Dean's Commendation (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Bertie Black Prize (2015)