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Dr Joshua Hamilton

Postdoctoral Research Fellow



My current role is focussed on investigating novel technologies for the control and redirection of electromagnetic energy. I am based at QinetiQ in Farnborough and this work is part of the TEAM-A project (

My PhD project was titled: Bio-inspired Magnetic Systems: Controlled Swimming, Fluid Pumps, and Collective Motion. The aim was to deliver a new class of fluidic systems whose functionality could be controlled by external magnetic fields. The concept consisted of ferromagnetic micro-swimmers, comprising of a pair of anisotropically hard and soft ferromagnetic particles embedded in a polymer matrix.This project was part of the EU joint venture ABIOMATER, by the international consortium of: University of Exeter (the coordinator) (UK), University of Oxford (UK), University of Barcelona (Spain), SPINTEC (France) and Platform Kinetics (UK).

I started my PhD in September 2015 after receiving my First Class in MPhys (Hons) Physics with Astrophysics in July 2015. In my Masters project I worked with Prof. Tim Harries simulating how young massive stars interact with their surrounding medium using three-dimensional Hydrodynamics.


  • 2009-2011 A levels (Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, D&T Product Design), Brockenhurst College
  • 2011-2015 MPhys (Hons) in Physics with Astrophysics, 1st Class, University of Exeter
  • 2015-2019 Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University of Exeter