PhD Projects available for 2018 start


Zheludev Group
Centre for Photonic Metamaterials
Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton

£ 5.6M Metadevices & Metasystems Grant

The UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has announced that the University of Southampton will lead a six-year research programme, from Oct. 2015, on THE PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY OF METADEVICES & METASYSTEMS.

This multidisciplinary programme will aim, through better understanding of the new physics of advanced materials structured on the nanoscale, to explore technological applications of photonic metadevices, particularly in telecommunications system applications.

The programme, directed by Prof. Nikolay Zheludev, will bring together research groups from Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Centre, School of Chemistry, and School of Physics & Astronomy, and Heriot-Watt University’s Photonics & Quantum Sciences Institute. It is supported by international academic partners from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and the National Taiwan University, and by industrial partners Dstl, Oclaro Technology Ltd., BAE Systems plc and Ilika plc.

"Metamaterials: Optical Properties on Demand"
Video by Webs Edge Education UK and The University of Southampton

"Metamaterials: The Next Photonic Revolution"
Video by, © University of Southampton

CUDOS-2 (Australian Research Council)

The Centre for Photonic Metamaterials is working with 22 partners as part of the new Centre for Excellence for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS-2) headed by the University of Sydney and funded by the Australian Research Council to the tune of AUS $ 23M over the next seven years.

£ 4.9M Leverhulme grant for embedding a new discipline of Metamaterials

The Trustees of Leverhulme Trust have awarded Professor Sir John Pendry (Imperial College, London) and Professor Nikolay Zheludev (the University of Southampton) a grant for embedding a new discipline of Metamaterials in the UK. The grant will provide support for a number of academic and “tenure-track” positions at Imperial and Southampton. Dr. Eric Plum, Dr. Nikitas Papasimakis and Dr Stewart Jenkins have been selected for the posts of the Leverhulme trust Advanced Research Fellows at Southampton University. There research work will be aligned with the research programme of the Southampton Centre for Photonic Metamaterials.

£ 6M Metamaterials Grant

April 2009: The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK) has announced a new 6-year Programme on NANOSTRUCTURED PHOTONIC METAMATERIALS, to be established at the University of Southampton. The full economic cost of the Programme is £6.3M ($US 9.1M).

Our Vision for the Programme is "To develop a new generation of switchable and active nanostructured photonic media and to create in Southampton a world-leading centre of research on Nanostructured Photonic Metamaterials".

This multidisciplinary Programme is hosted by the Optoelectronics Research Centre and involves four schools at Southampton University.

Professor Nikolay Zheludev is announced as the Director of the Programme.