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Our alumni and their destinations

Alba Paniagua

Dr Alba Paniagua Diaz (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Imaging in turbid and opaque media

Last destination: Optical Engineer at VOPTICA

Ben Ash

Dr Ben Ash (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Microphononic crystals

Last destination: Microsystems Engineer at Oxford HighQ

Cameron Gallagher

Dr Cameron Gallagher (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Domain structure and microwave characteristics of particulate magnetic composites

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

Dr Chloe Spicer (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Excitation of picosecond magnetization dynamics by spin transfer torque

Last destination: Graduate Software Engineer at YouView TV Limited

Chris King

Dr Christopher King (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Using complex coordinates in optics

Last destination: Theoretical Physicist at QinetiQ

Dr. Conor McKeever (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Microscopic modelling of interacting magnetic particle assemblies in a dielectric medium at microwave frequencies.

Last destination: Researcher at MaxLLG (innovation for communication industry)
Erick Burgos

Dr Erick Burgos (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Time resolved imaging of spin transfer oscillator arrays: towards active magnetic microwave metamaterials

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Unité Mixte de Physique CNRS/Thales (France)
Ilya Starshinov

Dr Ilya Starshynov (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Spontaneous generation of quantum correlations in natural media

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow
Jake Mehew

Dr Jake Mehew (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Novel opto-electronic devices based on graphene plasmonics

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Laicong Deng

Dr Laicong Deng (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Nanoporous graphene materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion applications

Last destination: Research role in a state-owned company in China

Lauren Barr

Dr Lauren Barr (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Chiral and magneto-optical phenomena in the near field of metamaterials

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (QinetiQ/Exeter)
Sam Shelley

Dr Sam Shelley (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Metamaterial concepts for the control of hydrodynamic flow

Last destination: Looking for role

Dr Santiago García-Cuevas Carrillo (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Phase change metamaterials for optoelectronic device application

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

Dr Sathya Sai Seetharaman (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Hyperbolic metamaterials and the emission of EM radiation

Last destination: Metamaterials Scientist at Metaboards

Dr Tanveer Ahmad Tabish (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Development of graphene nanostructures for use in anti-cancer nanomedicine

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter
Tom Graham

Dr Thomas Graham (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Minimising the acoustic reflection from structured surfaces

Last destination: Hydroacoustic Specialist at ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK
Toby Octon

Dr Toby Octon (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Plasmonic 2D metal-dichalcogenide photodetectors for optical fibre communications applications

Last destination: Junior Data Scientist at GAIN Capital UK Ltd.

Dr Angus Laurenson (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Spin-wave interference in magnonic structure: Bragg scattering and beyond

Last destination: Scientific Researcher at Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Ben Hogan

Dr Ben Hogan (2015 cohort)

PhD project: 2D liquid composites for integrated optoelectronic devices on Si

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Oulu, Finland (starts April 2020)
Carlota Ruiz de Galarreta

Dr Carlota Ruiz de Galarreta (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Electronically controllable optical wavefront shaping with phase change materials

Last destination: Visiting Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Instituto de Óptica de Valdés/Exeter)
Charlie-Ray Mann

Dr Charlie-Ray Mann (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Tunable Dirac Polaritons in Cavity-Embedded Metasurfaces

Last destination: Postdoctoral Researcher at ICFO (Theoretical Quantum Nanophotonics group)

Cheng Shi

Dr Cheng Shi (2015 cohort)

PhD project: 2D/Meta-materials Infrared Optoelectronic Devices

Last destination: Research and Processes Engineer at WaveOptics 

Craig Tollerton

Dr Craig Tollerton (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Novel 2D materials for plasmonics and photonics

Last destination: Studying for a PGCE Maths Secondary at University of Exeter

Henry Fernandez

Dr Henry Fernandez (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Electronic and optical study of hybrid light-matter states

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Aalto University (Finland)

Joe Morgan

Dr Joe Morgan (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Lightweight, transparent and sustainable Metamaterials

Last destination: Director of Sales and Marketing at Tacita

Joseph Beadle

Dr Joseph Beadle (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Exploration of acoustic waveguiding

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (QinetiQ/Exeter)

Dr Joshua Hamilton (2015 cohort)  

PhD project: Magnetically actuated bio-inspired metamaterials 

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow (QinetiQ/Exeter)

Kishan Menghrajani

Dr Kishan Menghrajani (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Excitonics: an organic route to Metamaterials

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

Liam Trimby

Dr Liam Trimby (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Chalcogenide perfect absorbers for the detection and modulation of infra-red radiation

Last destination: Hardware Engineer at Dashboard Limited.

Miguel Camacho Aguilar

Dr Miguel Camacho Aguilar (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Thin metal multilayers for microwave applications

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania

Natalie Whitehead

Dr Natalie Whitehead (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Magnonics, Spintronics and Magnetic Metamaterials

Last destination: Founder of The Exeter Science Centre


Dr Tom Collier (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Carbon nanotube arrays for THz generation: Theory and applications

Last destination: Technical Assistant at Dehns (Patent Attorney Firm)

Vicky Kyrimi

Dr Vicky Kyrimi (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Metamaterial structures for surface acoustic waves

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at ENSTA Paris

yulia Dautova

Dr Yulia Dautova (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Scattering and Localisation of Microwave Surface Waves

Last destination: TBC

David Osuna-Ruiz 

Dr David Osuna (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Magnetisation dynamics and tuneable GHz properties of unsaturated magnetic nanostructures

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Exeter

Elizabeth Martin

Dr Elizabeth Martin (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Microfluidic metamaterials for lab-on-a-chip technology

Last destination: Information Analyst at Digital Health and Care Wales

Emanuele Gemo

Dr Emanuele Gemo (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Plasmonic integrated all-photonic memories

Last destination: Research Assistant at University of Exeter

Francis Davies

Dr Francis Davies (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Engineering the thermal conductivity of few layer 2D materials

Last destination: Postgraduate Researcher based in Germany

Harry Penketh 

Dr Harry Penketh (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Metamaterials for lighting

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Exeter

Joaquin Faneca 

Dr Joaquin Faneca (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Photonic metamaterials for WDM optical communication applications

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona

Julia de Pineda Gutiérrez

Dr Julia de Pineda Gutiérrez (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Exploration of beam shaping at microwave frequencies using metasurfaces and metamaterials

Last destination: Account Executive at GALGUS

Kevin Fripp

Dr Kevin Fripp (2016 cohort)

PhD project: High-speed spin-wave devices

Last destination: TBC

Kieran Walsh

Dr Kieran Walsh (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Ultra-lightweight energy harvesting coatings based on two-dimensional materials

Last destination: TBC

Milo Baraclough

Dr Milo Baraclough (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Microwave metamaterials as models of molecular light harvesting systems

Last destination: Materials Team Member at DSTL

Ned Taylor

Dr Ned Taylor (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Ab Initio Exploration of Interface Structures and Their Properties

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Exeter


Dr Pablo Martinez Pancorbo (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Functional, specially-doped Core-shell nanoparticles for biomedical imaging applications

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Tokyo

William Ferguson 

Dr William Ferguson (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Broadband Vibration Energy Harvesting for Low Frequencies

Last destination: Data Analyst at the Joint Biosecurity Centre


Dr Zahid Hussain (2016 cohort)

PhD project: “Black” ZnO and TiO2 nanostructures for high efficient visible light photocatalysis

Last destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Technical University of Munich

Conor Murphy 

Dr Conor Murphy (2017 cohort)

PhD project:Organic light emitting devices with plasmonic and GraphExeter enhanced efficiency

Last destination: Characterisation Engineer (μLED) at WaveOptics (Snap Inc.)

Dr Emily Glover (2017 cohort)

PhD project: Magnetic metamaterials for innovative solutions to the inductive tagging problem

Last destination: Graduate Data Scientist in Model Validation at Funding Circle

Justus Bohn

Dr Justus Bohn (2017 cohort)

PhD project: Plasmon gain in 2D materials

Last destination: Applications Engineer and Technical Sales at COMSOL

Pavel Petrov

Dr Pavel Petrov (2017 cohort)

PhD project: Design and characterisation of 3D metamaterials fabricated using additive manufacturing

Last destination: Research Assistant at University of Exeter