Leadership Team

It was founded by Prof Alastair Hibbins and Dr Anja Roeding from the University of Exeter in 2019/2020 and started as a jointly funded endeavour between the EPSRC UK Metamaterials Network grant (EP/V002198/1), the UK’s Defence and Security Laboratory (Dstl) and the KTN Commercialising Metamaterials Innovation Network in March 2021.

At present, the Network is being led by Prof Alastair Hibbins (University of Exeter) and Dr Claire Dancer (Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick) as academic investigators, together with Dr Anja Roeding as lead of the network operations and a multi-institutional leadership team.

The Network activities are steered by a leadership team consisting of the respective award leads and representatives from academia and industry who lead on the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Forums.

The SIGs are dedicated to foster relationships around dedicated scientific areas within and across academia, industry, governmental agencies etc, while the Forums provide a platform for cross-SIG interactions for activities targeted at Early Career development, Outreach, Industry push & pull,  and Horizon Scanning (disruptive concepts; blue skies research).

Network Leadership Team

Qammer Abbasi
University of Glasgow

Andrew Alderson
Sheffield Hallam University

Arseny Alexeev
WaveOptics / Snap Inc.

Akram Alomainy
Queen Mary University London

Thomas Bassett
MBDA Systems

Gregory Chaplain
University of Exeter

Claire Dancer
University of Warwick

Bryn Davies
Imperial College London

Oliver Duncan
Manchester Metropolitan University

Andrea di Falco
University of St Andrews

Nicholas Grant
University of Warwick

Stephen Henthorn
University of Sheffield

Alastair Hibbins
University of Exeter

Jisun Im
University of Nottingham

Mitchell Kenney
University of Nottingham

Anastasia Kisil
University of Manchester

Owen Lozman
M.Ventures | Merck

Gianluca Memoli
University of Sussex

David Newman
University of Exeter

Simon Pope
University of Sheffield

Alex Powell
University of Exeter

Anja Roeding
University of Exeter

Diane Roth
King's College London

Sebastian Schulz
University of St Andrews

Anton Souslov
University of Bath

Stefan Szyniszewski
Durham University

Chris Tuck
University of Nottingham

Ian Youngs
Dstl