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Prof Alastair P Hibbins

Professor in Metamaterial Physics


Telephone: 01392 722100

Extension: (Streatham) 2100

I am Director of Exeter's Centre of Metamaterials Research and Innovation and the associated doctoral training centre for PhD students. 

If you are interested in undertaking a PhD with me or one of our other academics, please see here for a list of opportunities, and get in touch or apply now.

You can find out about my own research interests by visiting my Microwave and Acoustic Metamaterials research pages

I also lead the UK Metamaterials Network which is a community of over 600 university academics, and industry and governmenal scientists and engineers. If you are a student, postdoc, academic or industry employee, please join our community and engage with our events and activities. 

Brief Biography

Alastair Hibbins is a Professor in Metamaterial Physics, and has an h-index of 33 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, and the International Centre to Centre collaboration "A-Meta".  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.  Currently our research team team comprises of 2 indepedent research fellows, 3 further postdoctoral researchers and 10 PhD researchers; we all explore how the energy associated with electromagnetic, acoustic and mechnical waves and fluid flow can be manipulated using structured materials including metamaterials.  We collaborate with a large number of Industry and Governmental partners including Leonardo, Dstl, PepsiCo, QinetiQ, Thales, and TWI.