Welcome to our new cohort for 2020!

We have seven new students this year, who have just finished the first week of their projects! Having attended a busy virtual induction week, they were pleased to meet the rest of the CDT face-to-face in a socially-distanced outdoor treasure hunt across the city.

Our new students are:

2020 XM² cohort Theme Project Supervisor 1 Supervisor 2
Kyle Arnold  Radiofrequency and microwave Artificial Magnetic Conductor Surfaces for Conformal Antenna Design Alastair Hibbins  Roy Sambles
George Braid  Visible, Infra-red and Terahertz Laser implosion fusion for clean energy generation David Wright Jacopo Bertolotti
David Bruce  Acoustics and Phononics New metasurfaces for acoustic control (Leaky Waves) Alastair Hibbins  Roy Sambles
Jenner Gudge-Brooke  Radiofrequency and microwave Miniaturised helical antennas for superdirectivity Alastair Hibbins  Roy Sambles
Dan Moore  Acoustics and Phononics Making the world sound better – acoustic metamaterials for manipulating sound in air and underwater Alastair Hibbins Roy Sambles
Tom Moynihan  Radiofrequency and microwave Effect of Material Conductivity and Architecture on Electromagnetic Surface Wave Propagation Alastair Hibbins  Roy Sambles
Lee Worgan  Acoustics and Phononics RF and mm-wave imaging using optical modulation Euan Hendry  Nick Stone

Tom is based in Cambridge working with TWI and David is based in Dorset, undertaking his PhD part-time whilst working at Qinetiq.

Welcome to our new cohort for 2019!

Cohort 2019. Front row, L to R: James Capers, Will Borrows, Josh Glasbey.
Back row, L to R: Joe Pitfield, James Laurenson and Leanne Stanfield

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 3
William Borrows Acoustic and Fluid-dynamical Metamaterials New materials and structures that control the propagation of acoustic radiation Steve Hepplestone David Horsell
James Capers Microwave Metamaterials Exploring the space of electromagnetic materials, with applications to antenna design Simon Horsley Alastair Hibbins
Josh Glasbey Microwave Metamaterials Manipulating the Coupling and Scattering between Surface Waves and Plane
Waves on Metasurfaces and at their Discontinuities
Alastair Hibbins Roy Sambles Richard Craster (Imperial College London)
James Laurenson Optical, Infra-red and THz Photonics and Plasmonics To Model and Manipulate Material Scatter Effects to Control the Propagation of Electromagnetic Radiation Jacopo Bertolotti Simon Horsley
Joe Pitfield Quantum Metamaterials The Search for New Materials: Using Quantum Mechanics and Theoretical Modelling to Predict New Material Structures and Phases in Constrained Systems Steven Hepplestone Misha Portnoi
Leanne Stanfield Acoustic and Fluid-dynamical Metamaterials Antenna efficiency and match manipulation using metamaterials Alastair Hibbins Roy Sambles

Many members of staff and their fellow students joined them for an all CDT Get Together:

Staff and students from CDT

Induction Week 2019 get together in Northcott Theatre