New Publication: Coherent Transfer of Spin Angular Momentum by Evanescent Spin Waves within Antiferromagnetic NiO

Congratulations to second year PGR David Newman, who has co-authored ‘Coherent Transfer of Spin Angular Momentum by Evanescent Spin Waves within Antiferromagnetic NiO’, recently published in Physical Review Letters. Out of the fourteen co-authors, David is listed fifth. His supervisors Dr. Maciej Dąbrowski and Prof. Robert Hicken are also co-authors. The publication...

Ineta Grikalaite and Joaquin Faneca give virtual presentations at SPb Photonic, Optoelectronic, & Electronic Materials 2020

Fourth year student Joaquin Faneca and second year student Ineta Grikalaite attended SPb Photonic, Optoelectronic, & Electronic Materials 2020 online conference and presented their work during the virtual poster sessions in the format of a 1 min elevator pitch. Joaquin presented his work on “On-chip sub-wavelength Bragg grating design based...

Training and other events: May 2020 to July 2020

Please find below a table of all upcoming XM² training and other events from May 2020 to July 2020. Please note due to the current lockdown situation, dates and location are subject to change. May 11.05.20 CDT Group Meetings All PGRs 16:30-17:30 via Microsoft Teams 27.05.20 Poster Training 1st years...

New Publication: ‘Microwave Superdirectivity with Dimers of Helical Elements’

Congratulations to third year PGR Pavel Petrov, whose article ‘Microwave Superdirectivity with Dimers of Helical Elements’ was published yesterday in Physical Review Applied. Pavel summarises his article: This paper demonstrates experimental realisation of the subwavelength superdirective antenna that reaches close to theoretical maximum of directivity without using complex feeding network....

William Ferguson submits his thesis!

Congratulations to William Ferguson, the first of our 2016 cohort to submit their thesis. His thesis was titled ‘Auxetic power amplification mechanisms for low frequency vibration energy harvesting’. William was supervised by Prof. Meiling Zhu, Prof. Ken Evans and Prof. Christopher Smith. William has published two papers- ‘Student Perspectives On...

March Movie Night: Shaun of The Dead

March 6th saw the latest of the CDT film nights with the theme being “firsts” to mark the first movie night arranged solely by new organisers Emily Glover and David Newman. The winning film was “Shaun of the Dead”, the first of Edgar Wright’s “Cornetto Trilogy”. About 25 of the...

Recent grant successes

Congratulations to three our academics who were recently awarded new funding for research projects: Prof Bill Barnes:  EPSRC (award number TBC) – Molecular Photonics Breadboards Prof Volodymyr Kruglyak: EPSRC (EP/T016574/1) –  Controlling Acoustic Metamaterials with Magnetic Resonances: The Best of Both Worlds Prof C David Wright: DASA competition  ‘Advanced Vision...

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