Flexible and Conformable Metasurfaces Showcase


This initial showcase of the UK’s Special Interest Group for Flexible and Conformable Metasurfaces focusses on examples of ongoing work in areas such as photonics/manufacturing, antennas, and active/origami metamaterials.

These examples are presented in clusters of 3x 5 minutes lightning talks to kick off the group discussion (20 minutes) during which attendees can share their own expertise.

The event will start at 14:00 with an introduction by the Special Interest Group leaders (Andrea di Falco, Sebastian Schulz; University of St Andrews) and a 5-minutes overview on “Building the UK Metamaterials Value Chain” (Steve Morris, KTN).

Showcase speakers:

14:15 – 14:50 Photonics/Manufacturing

  • Themos Kallos (META): Metamaterials and Rolling Mask Lithography
  • Jeremy Baumberg (University of Cambridge): Scalable reconfigurable photonic metasurfaces by bottom-up assembly
  • Otto Muskens (University of Southampton): Flexible IR metasurfaces for radiative cooling in space

14:50 – 15:25 Antennas

  • John Innes (Leonardo): Talk title tbc
  • Will Whittow (Loughborough University): Radiofrequency materials for antennas and metamaterials
  • Meisam Askari (University of St Andrews): Talk title tbc

15:25 – 16:00 Active and Origami

  • Anton Souslov (Universit yof Bath): Active mechanical metamaterials
  • Pooya Sareh (University of Liverpool): Intrinsically non-flat-foldable origami tessellations
  • Mark Schenk (University of Bristol): Embedded actuation of origami structures

The event is hosted by the UK Metamaterials Network.

The target audience are scientists in academia and industry at all career stages.

Register for free by Wednesday 13 May 2021.

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Posted on 15th April 2021