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Prof Alastair P Hibbins

Professor in Metamaterial Physics; Director of Center for Metamaterials Research and Innovation and EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials


Telephone: 01392 722100

Extension: (Streatham) 2100

Also see my Microwave and Acoustic Metamaterials research pages

Alastair Hibbins is a Professor in Metamaterial Physics. Born in Taunton, Somerset in 1975, he undertook his undergraduate and PhD degrees at Exeter, and has been a member staff since 2000. He was awarded a prestigious EPSRC Advanced Fellowship in 2004. In 2007 he became a Lecturer, and was promoted to full professor at the end of 2016. He is now Director of the Centre for Metamaterial Research and Innovation and the associated EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials, and he is Principal Investigator of the EPSRC-funded UK Metamaterials Network.  He leads the microwave and acoustics labs in the Physics department.

His interdisciplinary team of researchers work on a wide range of fundamental and industry-inspired projects collaborating with many other academics in the department (e.g. Profs Sambles, Ogrin, Hicken, Drs Horsell, Horsley).  Currently the team comprises of 6 postdoctoral research fellows and 11 PhD researchers exploring how the energy associated with electromagnetic and acoustic waves and fluid flow can be manipulated using structured materials including metamaterials.

Since 2013 he has been an investigator on projects bringing income in excess of £15M with more than £2M from industry and Government.  He has an h-index of 33 (Google Scholar).  He currently supervises a team of 19 PhD and postdoctoral researchers. Industry and Governmental collaborators include BAE Systems, Flann Microwave, Leonardo, Dstl, PepsiCo, QinetiQ, Thales, TWI.