Prof Alastair P Hibbins

Professor in Metamaterial Physics, Director of EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials


Telephone: 01392 722100

Extension: (Streatham) 2100

Alastair Hibbins is Professor in Metamaterial Physics. He has been a member staff at the University of Exeter since 2000, and was awarded a prestigious EPSRC Advanced Fellowship in 2004. In 2007 he became a Lecturer, and was promoted to full professor at the end of 2016. He is now Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials, and leads the microwave and acoustics labs in the Physics building.

His research explores how the energy associated with electromagnetic and acoustic waves and fluid flow can be manipulated using 'metamaterials', i.e. matter structured on a scale small compared to the wavelength, or other charateristic distance.

Between 2013 and 2018, he has been an investigator on projects bringing income of ~£10.5m (£8.9m EPSRC; ~£1.6m industry). He has an h-index of 24, supervised 25 PGRs, and authored 40 peer-reviewed publications since 2013.