Metamaterials Showcase

About the ‘Metamaterials in the Real World’ Showcase

Date: Friday 9th December 10:00 – 14:00.

Format: In person only.

Venue: National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Hampton Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LW.

Travel: Attendees are expected to arrange their own travel to the venue. Regular train services connect Teddington with London Waterloo in approximately 30 minutes.

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Showcase Material

Showcase Material: We are keen to display a wide selection of exhibits from a variety of different research disciplines and application areas so if you have anything you wish to present in the showcase please fill this out in the Expression of Interest form. Examples of showcase material include (but are not limited to!) demonstrators, simulations, videos and use case 1-pagers. We are looking for material that shows metamaterials and how they can and are making a difference in the real world!

Material Development: For those interested in exhibiting material who have not yet developed it to full readiness, we would like to discuss how we can support you to finalise the showcase material.

Example Material: Here are some general examples of how you might want to present your material.

Case Study – Felix Langfeldt (University of Southampton) – Acoustic metamaterials for low-frequency tonal noise reduction in aircraft cabins

Video – Protective Metamaterials for Sport

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Schedule

10:00 – 11:30 Showcase Session (Visitor Group A)

11:30 – 13:00 Showcase Talks:

Introduction

‘Welcome’ – Gareth Edwards, NPL

‘Introduction to the UK Metamaterials Network’ – Prof. Alastair Hibbins, University of Exeter

Plenary

‘From Theory to Application: An Academic Perspective on the Future of Metamaterials’ – Prof. Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania

Industry Perspective

‘Metamaterials in the Real World: An Industry Perspective’ – Dr. Daniel Franke, M Ventures

Manufacturing & Scale-Up

‘Metamaterial Manufacturing: Challenges & Opportunities’ – Dr. Claire Dancer, University of Warwick

Introduction to FAME

‘Introducing FAME: Functional, Animate, Metamaterials, Exploration’ – Prof. Ian Youngs, DSTL

Advanced Materials Investment

‘UK Advanced Materials – Leadership & Investment Strategy’ – Dr. Neil Witten, UKRI Innovate UK

‘Advanced Materials – The EPSRC View on Funding Opportunities’ – Jan Taylor, EPSRC

Material Innovation

‘Metrology for Materials Innovation’ – Prof. Fernando Castro, NPL

Q&A

13:00 – 14:30 Showcase Session (Visitor Group B)

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Registration

The Expression of Interest (EoI) can be found at the link here: https://forms.gle/He1bZ7BN14uxdDEL7

There is limited availability and we will message successful applications with further information for joining.

Closing date for registration is Friday 18th November, 23:59 GMT.

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Questions?

If you have any questions then please get in touch with the UK Metamaterials Network Admin Team at info@metamaterials.network or David Newman (Public Engagement Manager) at D.Newman4@exeter.ac.uk.

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Confirmed List of Exhibitors

Case Study / Use Case

Terahertz Metasurfaces for Biosensing – Dr. Akram Alomainy & Shohreh Nourinovin, Queen Mary University of London

Using Metasurfaces to Develop Ultra-Compact Instrumentation for Manufacturing – Dr. Andrew Henning, University of Huddersfield

Optical Metasurfaces for Multidimensional Imaging – Dr. Calum Williams, University of Cambridge

Metallic Metamaterials for Controllable Energy Absorption – Dr Felicity Freeman, University of Sheffield

META Composite in Autonomous Fixed-Wing UAV – Dr. Klaudio Bari, University of Wolverhampton

Metamaterials with Zero Poisson’s Ratio, Shape Memory Recovery, Reusability, and High Energy Absorption Features Fabricated by 4D Printing – Dr. Mahdi Bodaghi, Nottingham Trent University

Manufacturing of Metasurfaces at Scale – Dr. Melissa Riley, TWI Ltd.

Wireless Optogenetics using Metamaterials for Treatment of Brain Diseases – Dr Rupam Das, University of Exeter

KEF Metamaterial Absorption Technology – Dr Sebastien Degraeve, KEF Audio

Metamaterials for Physical Security – Dr. Stefan Szyniszewski, Durham University

Metamaterials for Wireless Communications – Dr. Stephen Henthorn, University of Sheffield

Demonstrator

Disposable Plasmonic Assays – Dr. Affar Karimullah, University of Glasgow

Terahertz Metasurfaces for Biosensing – Dr. Akram Alomainy & Shohreh Nourinovin, Queen Mary University of London

Using Metasurfaces to Develop Ultra-Compact Instrumentation for Manufacturing – Dr. Andrew Henning & Dr. Dawei Tang, University of Huddersfield

Acoustic Black Hole (ABH) – Dr. Anil Bastola, University of Nottingham

Electromagnetic Metasurfaces – Dr. Cameron Gallagher, University of Exeter

Nanorod-based Plasmonic Metamaterials for Various Applications including Hydrogen Sensing and CO2 Reduction – Dr. Diane Roth, King’s College London

Metasurface for Energy Harvesting and Sensing – Dr. Jiafeng Zhou, University of Liverpool

Metasurface-Based Wide-Beam Antenna for Energy Harvesting – Jinyao Zhang, University of Liverpool

Metamaterial Demonstrators Achieved at the University of Nottingham – Dr. Jisun Im, University of Nottingham

Metasurfaces for Space Thermal Management – Dr. Kai Sun, University of Southampton

Manufacturing of Metasurfaces at Scale – Dr. Melissa Riley, TWI Ltd.

Protective Mechanical Metamaterials – Dr. Oliver Duncan, Manchester Metropolitan University

Potential of Additively Manufactured Superelastic TiNbTaZr Beta Alloys in Medical Applications – Peter Ibrahim, University of Birmingham 

3D Printed Acoustic Metamaterial and Metasurface Fiber Optics – Dr. Rafael Fuentes-Dominguez, University of Nottingham

Metamaterials for Physical Security – Dr. Stefan Szyniszewski, Durham University

Metamaterials for Wireless Communications – Dr. Stephen Henthorn, University of Sheffield 

Poster

Nanomechanical Testing: High Temperature and Strain Rate – Dr. Hannah Zhang, National Physical Laboratory

Metamaterials Demonstrators Achieved at the University of Nottingham – Dr. Jisun Im, University of Nottingham

Thermally Sprayed Metasurface for Electromagnetic Wave Absorption and Interface Shielding – Dr. Siddharth Lokachari, University of Nottingham

Video

Nanorod-based Plasmonic Metamaterials for Various Applications including Hydrogen Sensing and CO2 Reduction – Dr. Diane Roth, King’s College London

Photonic Time-Reflection with a Transmission Line Metamaterial – Dr. Emanuele Galiffi, City University of New York

Reconfigurable Meccano Metamaterials – Dr. Gregory Chaplain, University of Exeter

Metamaterials Demonstrators Achieved at the University of Nottingham – Dr. Jisun Im, University of Nottingham

Protective Mechanical Metamaterials – Dr. Oliver Duncan, Manchester Metropolitan University

Potential of Additively Manufactured Superelastic TiNbTaZr Beta Alloys in Medical Applications – Peter Ibrahim, University of Birmingham 

Metamaterials for Physical Security – Dr. Stefan Szyniszewski, Durham University

Metamaterials for Wireless Communications – Dr. Stephen Henthorn, University of Sheffield