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Dr Alexander Powell

RAEng Research Fellow


Telephone: 01392 723064

Extension: (Streatham) 3064


My research is based around the novel fabrication and function of electromagnetic metamaterials. This means that I look to make these materials in new ways, demonstrate new effects and use them for new applications. 

Some of the key areas I am interested in currently are:

  • Self-folding, (or shape morphing) materials based on origami or kirigami concepts.
  • Materials with extraordinary electromagnetic scattering behaviours for radar detection/deception and antenna design.
  • Metamaterials for RFID and lnternet of Things.
  • Fabrication of metamaterials using additive manufacturing and 3D weaving.

Please see this webpage for details of some upcoming project ideas.

If you would like to know more about my work then please feel free to drop me an email.