James Capers contributes oral presentation at General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS)

Second year PGR James Capers recently gave an oral presentation at General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). Held only every 3 years, URSI GASS is one of the largest conferences about the theory of electromagnetism and radio science, attracting some of the biggest names in the field of Metamaterials […]

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New Publication: Experimental characterization of acoustic beaming from an elastic plate by coupled symmetric leaky Lamb modes

Congratulations to CDT alumnus Dr Tom Graham, whose paper ‘Experimental characterization of acoustic beaming from an elastic plate by coupled symmetric leaky Lamb modes’ has recently been published in Physical Review B. Tom graduated in 2019. Abstract Designer mode dispersions with properties such as negative or zero group velocities have applications in tailored wave propagation […]

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New Publication: Coupled Scholte modes supported by soft elastic plates in water

Congratulations to third year PGR Beth Staples, whose paper ‘Coupled Scholte modes supported by soft elastic plates in water’ was recently published in Physical Review E. Abstract Localized acoustic surface waves supported by a “soft” elastic plate in water are explored. Unlike many materials, such as aluminum, for soft interfaces the Scholte wave, a localized […]

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New Publication: Recent Advances in Metal–Organic Frameworks Derived Nanocomposites for Photocatalytic Applications in Energy and Environment

Congratulations to Dr Zahid Hussain, whose paper ‘Recent Advances in Metal–Organic Frameworks Derived Nanocomposites for Photocatalytic Applications in Energy and Environment’ has been recently published in Advanced Science. Zahid explains the paper’s significance: Solar energy is tremendously abundant and on average every second about 173,000 terawatts of solar energy continuously reach the Earth, of which UV […]

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New Publication: Supersymmetry, half-bound states, and grazing incidence reflection

Congratulations to third year PGR Dean Patient, whose paper ‘Supersymmetry, half-bound states, and grazing incidence reflection’ was published in Journal of Optics. Dean explains his findings: Any wave that approaches a material at grazing incidence will almost always completely reflect, this effect can be seen all around us: we can see the reflection of the […]

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New Publication Featured as Front-Page Story: ‘Enhanced Performance and Diffusion Robustness of Phase-Change Metasurfaces via a Hybrid Dielectric/Plasmonic Approach’

Congratulations to third year PGR Joe Shields, whose recent publication ‘Enhanced Performance and Diffusion Robustness of Phase-Change Metasurfaces via a Hybrid Dielectric/Plasmonic Approach’ was published in Nanomaterials and featured on their website as a front-page story. Joe explains the purpose of this work: Phase change materials can dramatically change their optical properties when they undergo a […]

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PGR contributions and poster winner at IOP Magnetism 2021

Five of our PGRs contributed to this year’s IOP Magnetism conference; IoP Magnetism is the largest conference for the UK/RoI magnetism community and features researchers/industry from across Europe.     The contributions from our PGRs were: CONTRIBUTED TALKS: Oliver Latcham – “Magnetically tunable resonant acoustic transmission in phononic crystals” Kostas Chatzimpaloglou – “Optically detected spin-orbit […]

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Zahid Hussain passes his viva!

Congratulations to PGR Zahid Hussain, who has passed his viva. His thesis was titled ‘Metal-organic Framework (MOFs) Derived Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Applications in Photocatalysis’. During his time with the CDT, Zahid published 11 papers, plus an English-to-Urdu translation of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli. Zahid now works as a postdoctoral researcher at Technical University […]

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