This research theme encompasses:
- Metasurfaces and surface waves
- 3D metamaterials and photonic crystals
- Compact and functional antennas
- Resonators and energy harvesting structures
- Filtering, absorbing and channelling microwave energy
- Active metamaterials
Current projects and academic expertise
|Lauren Barr||Chiral and magneto-optical phenomena in the near field of metamaterials
|Miguel Camacho Aguilar||Thin metal multilayers for microwave applications|
|Sathya Sai Seetharaman||Hyperbolic meta-materials and the emission of EM radiation|
Research case study: Direct observation of topologically protected modes in a microwave metamaterial
"This year I worked on a project with our collaborators in Birmingham on a very interesting kind of metamaterial. We created a material that supports an electromagnetic wave that can travel in only one direction - the wave is topoligically protected.
This is useful for communication networks, as when a wave of this kind travels around a corner, or over a defect, it won't be scattered backwards, so there is no loss of signal. The metamaterial has a tri-layer unit cell."
Lauren Barr, Cohort 2014