Category: Activities & achievements

Liam Trimby passes his viva!

Congratulations to Liam Trimby, who has passed his viva. He was supervised by Prof. C. David Wright and Dr. Anna Baldycheva.Liam’s thesis was titled ‘Phase-Change Meta-Devices for Tuneable Bandpass Filtering in the Infrared’. The examiners were Prof. Martin Cryan from University of Bristol  and the internal examiner was Dr. Mustafa...

Carlota Ruiz De Galarreta passes her viva!

We are delighted to announce that Carlota Ruiz De Galarreta  has passed her viva. She was supervised by Prof. C. David Wright and Dr. Jacopo Bertolotti. Carlota’s thesis was on “Optical phase-change metasurfaces: novel design concepts to practicable devices”. The examiners were Prof Anatoly Zayats from Kings College London, and the internal...

XM2 Graduation Winter 2019

Congratulations to Thomas Collier, Henry Fernandez, Cameron Gallagher, Santiago García-Cuevas Carrillo, Ben Hogan and Cheng Shi, who graduated on Friday 13th December. We held a post-graduation celebration in Physics SCR, attended by their fellow PGRs and supervisors. These graduates have gone on to a variety of destinations, including both academia (three...

Beyond a PhD: Dr Ben Masheder speaks about his journey from a UK PhD in Chemistry to postdoc in Japan, SME scientist in Wales, and Innovation Specialist at Business West in Bristol.

On Friday, 29 December 2019, Dr Ben Masheder gave a hugely inspiring talk to the CDT in Metamaterials PhD students on his career progression since he left University with a PhD in Chemistry. He highlighted how not knowing what’s next and just being a nice person by sharing a picture...

Joseph Beadle submits his thesis!

Congratulations to CDT PGR Joseph Beadle, who submitted his thesis last week. Joseph was supervised by Prof. J. R. Sambles and Prof. A.P. Hibbins, and his PhD project was entitled: ‘An exploration of acoustic metasurfaces’. The aim was to experimentally explore the effect that structuring surfaces had on the near-field...

Summer Student Projects 2019

This summer, three of our then-third year PGRs (Pablo Martinez Pancorbo, Ned Taylor and Elizabeth Martin) were awarded summer student bursaries, covering a small stipend and project fees to allow them to host an undergraduate student for 10 weeks to complete a summer research project. In a competitive process, the...

Natalie Whitehead submits her thesis!

Congratulations to PGR Natalie Whitehead, who has just submitted her thesis on ‘Making The Grade: Generating and Controlling Spin Waves with a Graded Refractive Index’. Her supervisors were Prof. Volodymyr Kruglyak, Dr. Thomas Philbin and Dr. Simon Horsley. During her degree, Natalie has been prolific in her Outreach work. As...

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