Emily Glover awarded PhD!

Congratulations to Dr Emily Glover, who recently completed her PhD. Emily’s thesis was titled ‘Magnetic metamaterials for innovative solutions to the inductive tagging problem’. During her time at the CDT Emily published a paper on ‘A Ferrite-Filled Cavity Resonator for Electronic Article Surveillance on Metallic Packaging‘ and was involved with multiple Outreach schemes, including Pint […]

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Joe Pitfield receives supercomputing grant from the Materials Chemistry Consortium worth £100,000

Congratulations to third year PGR Joe Pitfield, who has been awarded 250,000 CU (Computer Units) with a notional value of £100,000 from Materials Chemistry Consortium (MCC). Read below for Joe’s comments on this achievement: The Hepplestone research group have a ritual when it comes to supercomputing. Biannually we draft proposals that are sent to the […]

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New Publication: Toward efficient and tailorable mid-infrared emitters utilizing multilayer graphene

Congratulations to fourth-year PGR Dean Patient, whose paper ‘Toward efficient and tailorable mid-infrared emitters utilizing multilayer graphene’ was recently published in Applied Physics Letters. Dean summarises the paper’s findings: In this work, we experimentally fabricate devices consisting of multi-layer graphene with an incorporated back-reflector. The resultant devices have a roughly 4-fold increase in emission compared […]

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New Publication: Tailoring the spectral properties of layered chiral mid-infrared metamaterials

Congratulations to final year PGR Hannah Barnard, whose paper ‘Tailoring the spectral properties of layered chiral mid-infrared metamaterials‘ was published in Applied Physics Letters last month. Hannah explains the significance of the paper’s findings: Metamaterials, an important class of man-made material in which metals are patterned into periodic, subwavelength structures, can be designed for a […]

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Exeter’s Centre for Metamaterial Research and Innovation Exeter secures significant grant to revolutionise wireless and computing technologies

The University of Exeter has received a £1.8 million research grant for a collaboration with the National Science Foundation Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Metamaterials (CfM) in the USA to develop advanced, reconfigurable metamaterials that will revolutionise technologies such as wireless communication networks, remote imaging and artificial intelligence type computing. The project will be led […]

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New Publication: Transition Metal Synthetic Ferrimagnets: Tunable Media for All-Optical Switching Driven by Nanoscale Spin Current

Congratulations to fourth year PGRs David Newman and Connor Sait, who have co-authored the paper ‘Transition Metal Synthetic Ferrimagnets: Tunable Media for All-Optical Switching Driven by Nanoscale Spin Current‘, recently published in Nano Letters. Synthetic ferrimagnets (SFi’s) represent a promising avenue for magnetic data storage devices since they have greater tunability (by varying the thickness […]

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