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Dr Alexander Powell

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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My research is focussed on taking electromagnetic metamaterials into the third dimension, both in terms of their design, and fabrication through the use of advanced manufacturing methods. I am currently exploring a variety of complex 3D structures, both to understand the fundamental physics governing their behaviour, and to apply this understanding to tackle real world problems such as improving antenna directivity, designing tuneable reflectarrays for telecommunications and increasing the radar visibility of small objects such as drones.

To achieve this I use numerical modelling wherever possible and produce samples via 3D printing, and I am always on the lookout for new materials and methods to achieve novel and interesting effects that were not previously experimentally achievable. 

If you would like to know more about my work then please feel free to drop me an email.