Theoretical Studies Of Metamaterials
University of Southampton
Photonics - Physics – Nanotechnology
Metamaterials are manmade media with all sorts of unusual and useful functionalities (varying from negative refractive index to optical invisibility cloaks and quantum effects) that can be achieved by artificial structuring smaller than the length scale of light. This innovative and interdisciplinary research programme is funded for six years with the aim of developing a new generation of switchable and active photonic media. It will capitalize on state-of-the-art facilities within the University’s new cleanroom and laboratory complex will be essential to the programme to create a world-leading centre of research on Nanostructured Photonic Metamaterials at Southampton.
The project (42 months) concerns theoretical and numerical studies of electromagnetic properties of metamaterials. We investigate strong collective interactions between the nano-scatterers, the effects of disorder and using superconducting circuits to create highly nonlinear systems. Funding is available for UK residents/EU nationals who have stayed in the UK for more than three years.
The work will be in a close collaboration with experimentalists crossing normal boundaries between several science and engineering disciplines. Applicants must have a first or upper second class degree (or equivalent) in physics, applied mathematics or engineering from a recognised university, and a solid grounding in Mathematics.
If you are interested in being considered you can contact the Postgraduate Research Administrator (e-mail contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ). An online application form is available at http://www.soton.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgstudy/howdoiapplypg.html
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