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Dr Thomas Philbin



Telephone: 01392 726604

Extension: (Streatham) 6604


I study classical and quantum light in media, and also the general problem of dissipation in quantum systems. Specific topics include macroscopic quantum electrodynamics, the Casimir effect, transformation optics and Hawking radiation in laboratory systems.

Funded Research Projects

  • "Quest for Ultimate Electromagnetics using Spatial Transformations" EPSRC (EP/I034548/1) EPSRC Programme Grant.

Invited Presentations

Invited presentations since Jan 2008

  • 2015. PIERS, Prague
  • 2014. International Symposium on Nanophotonics, Jena
  • 2014. PIERS, Guangzhou.
  • 2014. META14, Singapore.
  • 2014. British-German Symposium of Science, Potsdam.
  • 2013. PIERS Stockholm.
  • 2012. European School of Antennas, Queen Mary, London.
  • 2011. YSMM'11 Workshop on Metamaterials, Valencia.
  • 2009. Emergent Gravity IV, University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
  • 2008. International Workshop on Theoretical and Computational Nano-Photonics (TaCoNa), Bad Honnef, Germany.
  • 2008. Electromagnetic Metamaterials and their Approximations, CSIC, University of Maryland.
  • 2008. IEEE International Symposium, San Diego.
  • 2008. SPIE Photonics Europe, Strasbourg.
  • 2008. ICCES 2008, Honolulu.