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Dr Rhiannon Mitchell-Thomas

Research Fellow


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She was awarded her PhD from the Physics Department at the University of Salford in 2012, where she was supervised by Professor Allan Boardman. Her thesis was based on nonlinear wave propagation in metamaterials. This involved the study of soliton propagation, as well as the principles of metamaterials, and the basics of transformation optics. In 2012, she was employed as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London. There, she worked in the group of Professor Yang Hao in the Antennas and Electromagnetics research group, as part of the QUEST project. In April this year, she moved to one of the partner institutions in the QUEST project, to work as a research fellow at the University of Exeter.   Her current research is entirely focussed upon transformation optics for the design of graded index electromagnetic lenses. The combination of surface curvature and graded index lenses have featured in her most recent work, resulting in new designs for surface wave devices.