The External Advisory Board (EAB) of the UK Metamaterials Network consists of national and international representative from academia, governmental agencies and industry with a diverse set of knowledge and expertise.
The role of the EAB is to provide advice on strategic direction and activities for both the EPSRC UK Metamaterials Network and the KTN Metamaterials Innovation Network.
This will include
Review of network activities in the context of national and international economic need for materials innovation and exploitation;
Suggest ways of extending and developing the network during and beyond the current funding lifetime;
Promote metamaterials within stakeholder communities.
The EAB members are appointed until the end of the EPSRC UK Metamaterials Network award (February 2024) with an expectation to meet 1-2 times per calendar year.
Prof Nader Engheta (Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering; University of Pennsylvania, US);
Mr Jason Field (DST Head of S&T Commissioning, UK);
Prof Hugh Griffiths (Chair of the Defence Science Expert Committee; Professor of Radio Frequency Sensor Systems; University College London, UK);
Prof Dame Jane Jiang (Professor of Precision Metrology, University of Huddersfield, UK);
Prof Maria Kafesaki (Assoc. Prof in the Dept. of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Greece);
Prof Edmund Linfield (Director of Research and Innovation; University of Leeds, UK);
Mr Jan Taylor (EPSRC, Senior Portfolio Manager for Advanced Materials / Physical Sciences, UK)
Ms Harriet Wollerton (Programme Director for the National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP), UK);
The meeting discussions are non-confidential unless stated otherwise, i.e. contents can be shared outside of the meetings if deemed beneficial to the metamaterials community.
If confidentiality is required on a specific item to enable an open discussion, any documentation or other information provided on the matter and the subsequent discussion itself will be treated as confidential by all EAB and network leadership team members, unless the confidentiality requesting party agreed to sharing the content.