Category: XM2 News

Welcome to our new cohort for 2019!

We have six new students this year- after a very busy induction week, they are eager to start work on their projects! We wish them good luck for the rewarding challenge of the next four years. The new students are: 2019 XM² cohort Theme Project Supervisor 1 Supervisor 2 Supervisor...

PGR 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...

PGR Tom Collier submits his thesis!

Congratulations to fourth year PGR Tom Collier, who has submitted his thesis, ‘Doubled-Gated Quantum Rings and Nanohelices: from Theory to Novel Applications’. As well as his publications and conference presentations, in April 2018, Tom made an industry visit to De La Salle University, in the Phillipines, where he worked with...

Henry Fernández passes his viva!

Many congratulations to PGR Henry Fernández, who this week passed his viva with minor corrections. Henry’s thesis title was ‘Optical and Electronics Study of Hybrid Light-Matter States’. His supervisors were Bill Barnes and Saverio Russo, with the examiners being Rob Hicken (internal) and Said Rodriguez, from AMOLF in the Netherlands. During his...

XM2 Graduation Summer 2019

On 15th July, we held a post-graduation celebration for the PGRs graduating in the summer ceremony. These included not only students from our first cohort but also students from our second cohort. Their peers, other PGRs and academic staff joined to congratulate them on their fantastic achievement. These graduates have...

New SAG chair

As our 2015 cohort of researchers prepare to finish their PhD studies (in fact, two have already successfully completed progressed to postdoc careers in academia (Miguel Camacho Aguilar, University of Pennsylvania/US ) and industry (Joshua Hamilton, QinetiQ/UK)), we see changes to our Student Advisory Group (SAG): Ben Hogan (4th year)...

CDT office Xmas closure

The CDT office will be closed from 21 December 2018, 4 pm, until including 1 January 2019. If all goes well business should revert back to normal on 2nd January with Kelyn manning the office full-time, and Deb as usual from Tuesday to Wednesday. Alastair will return on 3rd January,...

XM2 graduation 2018 – a day to be proud

Very many congratulations to our XM² graduates in the 2018 winter ceremony. They joined our first two graduates from summer 2018 (Alba Paniagua Diaz and Tanveer Tabish) in the ranks of XM² PGRs who successfully completed their PhD. A few more from our 2014 cohort are due to graduate in...

XM2 Christmas dinner 2018

Well done to our PGRs Peter Inzani, Lizzie Martin, and all their supporters who made the CDT in Metamaterials Christmas Dinner 2018 a success. It is quite a challenge to coordinate dinner, raffle, and secret santa with more than 60 people involved, and they have done a fantastic job to...

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