Mr Joshua Hamilton

Postgraduate (Metamaterials CDT 2015)


Telephone: 01392 725018

Extension: (Streatham) 5018

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.

My PhD project is titled: Magnetically actuated bio-inspired metamaterials. The aim is to deliver a new class of metamaterials whose functionality can be controlled by external magnetic fields. The material consists of ferromagnetic micro-swimmers, comprising an anisotropically "hard" and "soft" ferromagnetic particle pair embedded in a polymer matrix.

This project is a 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).


  • 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