‘Metamaterials in the Real World’ Showcase 2023

About the ‘Metamaterials in the Real World’ Showcase 2023

Date: Monday 11th December 14:00 – 17:00 (followed by drinks reception 17:00 – 19:00).

Format: In person only.

Venue: Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, Leeds, LS1 2HA.

Travel: Attendees are expected to arrange their own travel to the venue. The venue is only a short (<5 min) journey by car or by foot from the Leeds Railway Station.

Expression of Interest (EoI) Form: “Metamaterials in the Real World’ Showcase – Expression of Interest (Form closes: Friday 1st December)

Follow this link to access the ‘Metamaterials in the Real World’ Showcase – Booklet



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 the Expression of Interest form. Examples of showcase material include (but are not limited to!) demonstrators, simulations, videos and posters showing metamaterial use cases/case studies. We are looking for material that shows how metamaterials 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.

Pitch Sessions: Throughout the event, we will be hosting a series of pitch sessions that provide 5 minute slots (+2 minutes of Q&A) for attendees to introduce themselves and their interest in metamaterials. We are keen to from all stages of the innovation process from the first statement of a problem in need of a solution all the way to those who have a metamaterial device looking for an application.


Pitch Session Slides

The slides from the Pitch Sessions are available for viewing below. Please note that these have been converted into a PDF format so may not have full functionality such as animations or videos. Additionally, some slides have been removed due to confidentiality agreements.

Pitch Session – Government Perspective

  • Euan Humphreys (DSTL)

Pitch Session – Health

  • Affar Karimullah (Pinpoint Medical & University of Glasgow)
  • Calum Williams (University of Exeter)
  • George Gordon (University of Nottingham)
  • Olly Duncan (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Pitch Session – Manufacturing & Modelling

  • Taylor Boyd (COMSOL)
  • Alf Smith (Warwick Manufacturing Group)
  • Chris Beckerleg (PlanOpSim)
  • João Ferreira (Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology)
  • Stefan Szyniszewski (Durham University)

Pitch Session – Space & Aviation

  • Alessio Kandiah (University of Liverpool)
  • Russell Galea (University of Malta)
  • Simon Pope (University of Sheffield)
  • Stephen Henthorn (University of Sheffield)

Pitch Session – Sustainability

  • Anastasiia Zaleska (King’s College London)
  • Fabrizio Scarpa (University of Bristol)
  • Mostafa Ranjbar (Cranfield University)
  • Thomas Raistrick (University of Leeds)



The EoI can be found at the link here: Metamaterials Showcase 2023 – Expression of Interest

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

Closing date for registration is Friday 1st December, 23:59 GMT.



If you have any questions then please get in touch with the UK Metamaterials Network Admin Team at info@metamaterials.network.

Posted on 27th October 2023

Key info

  • Date: 11 Dec 2023
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Cloth Hall Court, Leeds (TBC)
  • Registration deadline: 1 December 2023