Challenge Areas

Health

The Health Challenge has two main themes – Healthy Living and Healthcare with sub-themes on Exercise, Wellbeing, Ageing, Monitoring & Diagnostics and Therapeutics. Bringing together diverse academic and industry expertise from the network’s SIGs, the challenge is committed to applying metamaterials to solve major health issues. The challenge has both a prevention and a treatment perspective, and it is aligned to UN Sustainability Development Goal 3: Good health and well-being 

A key component of the challenge is realising the untapped potential of metamaterials in health applications. Such application areas could include:

  • Sporting goods
  • Protective clothing
  • Exercise and sleep monitoring devices
  • Prosthetics & orthotics
  • Implants
  • Trauma & first aid equipment
  • Biomedical imaging systems
  • Point-of-care diagnostic sensors
  • Implantable devices
  • Target drug delivery & treatments

Application in these fields often requires investment to allow upscaling of emerging metamaterials technologies. The relatively rapid uptake within the healthy living sector, including goods for sport and physical activity, will be used as a test arena and proving ground for metamaterials, raising awareness of their potential and reducing barriers to entry into the more highly regulated healthcare sector.

 

 

Health Lead(s)

Tom Allen
Manchester Metropolitan University

Rob Hewson
Imperial College London

Calum Williams
University of Exeter

There are currently 154 Health members in our Expert Database

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Anton Souslov

University of Cambridge

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Aaron Vance

University of Wolverhampton

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Ajay B Harish

University of Manchester

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Antonio Elia Forte

King's college london

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Araida Hidalgo

Manchester Metropolitan University

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Arjun Dewagan

Vandegrift High School

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Arseny Alexeev

Snap Inc. (WaveOptics)

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Claire Dancer

University of Warwick

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Charles de Kergariou

University of Bristol

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Daniel Haid

Sheffield Hallam University

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David Sory

Universirty of Oxford

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Dimitrios Lamprou

Queen's University Belfast

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Dmitry Isakov

WMG, University of Warwick

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Emelia Funnell

Ida Sports

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Felicity Freeman

University of Sheffield

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Gabrielis Cerniauskas

University of Edinburgh

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Gemma Leslie

The University of Manchester

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Georges Limbert

University of Southampton

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Grace Anne Muscat

University of Malta

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Ian Gatt

English Institute of Sport

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Iman Mohagheghian

University of Surrey

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Jean-Sebastien Bouillard

University of Hull

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John Bows

PepsiCo

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Joseph Palmer

University of Sheffield AMRC

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Bruce (Jun-Yu) Ou

University of Southampton

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Kd M Raziul Islam

Ulster university

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Kevin MacDonald

University of Southampton

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Lei Xu

Nottingham Trent University

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Letizia Chisari

University of Sussex

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Liz Tanner

Queen Mary University of London

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Miguel Navarro-Cía

University of Birmingham

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Maria Cardona

University of Malta

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Meisam Abdi

De Montfort University

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Mitchell Kenney

University of Nottingham

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Mohit Awasthi

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur India

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Mostafa Ranjbar

University of Cranfield

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Muhammad Afnan Ansari

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

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NADEEM QAISER

KAUST

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Nicholas Grant

University of Warwick

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Olga Kravchenko

Rheon Labs, Dyson School of Design Engineering Imperial College London

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Olivia Greenhalgh

Swellaway Ltd

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Raja Zulkarnain

University of Milan

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Sherjeel Khan

Silicon Austria Labs GmbH

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Shwe Soe

University of the West of England

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Stephen Henthorn

University of Sheffield

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Tim Collins

Manchester Metropolitan University

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Will Dawber

Sheffield Hallam University

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Yi Zheng

City University of Hong Kong

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PhD Studentship: Making Sport Safer – Investigating Protective Metamaterials in Helmets to Prevent Brain Injury

  • Closing Date: 10 May 2024
  • Organisation: Sheffield Hallam University
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UKMMN Undergraduate Summer Studentships

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UKMMN+ Metamaterials for Food

  • Date: 12 Jun - 12 Jun 2024
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  • Location: Sheffield Hallam, National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE)
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UKMMN+ Colloquia Series on ‘Bio-Metamaterials’

  • Date: 26 Apr - 21 Jun 2024
  • Location: Hybrid (In-person talks will be at the University of Exeter)
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Metamaterials UK Conference & Forum 2024

  • Date: 19 May - 23 May 2024
  • Location: Wotton House, 4* Country Estate Hotel, Guildford Rd, Wotton, Dorking RH5 6HS
  • Registration deadline: 22 March 2024
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