Fourth year PGR Julia de Pineda Gutierrez discusses the two conferences she recently attended and their successful outcomes:
Last month, I attended two conferences, where I had the chance to present my latest research. Between the 16th and the 21st of September I took part in the 13th International congress on Artificial Materials for novel wave phenomena (also known as Metamaterials) in Rome. I was invited to present my work in a special session organized by the Physical Review Journals. After the session there was also an opportunity to meet the Physical Review editors. The session was a showcase for the work that was published in the different Physical Review Journals the year before. I was invited to present my paper on microwave edge modes that was published in Physical Review B, titled ‘Microwave edge modes on a metasurface with glide symmetry’.
The conference was a great opportunity to make new contacts and to learn about the latest work in the field of metamaterials.
The following week, I flew to Reunion Island, a French territory in the Indian Ocean, to attend the IEEE Radio and Antenna days of the Indian Ocean conference. I also gave an oral presentation, in this case titled ‘Metasurfaces for high index effective media’.
With this, I won the best student paper competition, which included a certificate and a 300€ cash prize.
Julia’s other publications include Metasurface bilayer for slow microwave surface waves’ and ‘Hexagonal symmetry metasurfaces for broadband antenna application’.