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Our alumni and their destinations

Alba Paniagua

Dr Alba Paniagua Diaz (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Imaging in turbid and opaque media

Latest destination: Optical Engineer at VOPTICA

Ben Ash

Dr Ben Ash (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Microphononic crystals

Latest destination: Systems Engineer at Malvern Panalytical

Cameron Gallagher

Dr Cameron Gallagher (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Domain structure and microwave characteristics of particulate magnetic composites

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

Dr Chloe Spicer (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Excitation of picosecond magnetization dynamics by spin transfer torque

Latest destination: Cloud Business Intelligence Engineer at YouView TV Limited

Chris King

Dr Christopher King (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Using complex coordinates in optics

Latest destination: Theoretical Physicist at QinetiQ

Dr. Conor McKeever (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Microscopic modelling of interacting magnetic particle assemblies in a dielectric medium at microwave frequencies.

Latest destination: Co-Founder / CTO at MaxLLG (innovation for communication industry)
Erick Burgos

Dr Erick Burgos (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Time resolved imaging of spin transfer oscillator arrays: towards active magnetic microwave metamaterials

Latest destination: Assistant Professorat University of Chile
Ilya Starshinov

Dr Ilya Starshynov (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Spontaneous generation of quantum correlations in natural media

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow
Jake Mehew

Dr Jake Mehew (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Novel opto-electronic devices based on graphene plasmonics

Latest destination: Senior Device Enginerr at Quantum Science Ltd
Laicong Deng

Dr Laicong Deng (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Nanoporous graphene materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion applications

Latest destination: Research role in a state-owned company in China (COMAC Shanghai Aircraft Design and Research)

Lauren Barr

Dr Lauren Barr (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Chiral and magneto-optical phenomena in the near field of metamaterials

Latest destination: Radiofrequency Engineer at Camlin Group
Sam Shelley

Dr Sam Shelley (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Metamaterial concepts for the control of hydrodynamic flow

Latest destination: Lead Scientist at nuron

Dr Santiago García-Cuevas Carrillo (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Phase change metamaterials for optoelectronic device application

Latest destination: EMC Engineer at Valeo

Dr Sathya Sai Seetharaman (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Hyperbolic metamaterials and the emission of EM radiation

Latest destination: Senior Computational Scientist atSTFC

Dr Tanveer Ahmad Tabish (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Development of graphene nanostructures for use in anti-cancer nanomedicine

Latest destination: British Heart Foundation Research Fellow at the University of Oxford
Tom Graham

Dr Thomas Graham (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Minimising the acoustic reflection from structured surfaces

Latest destination: Senior Transducer Engineer at Sonardyne International Ltd
Toby Octon

Dr Toby Octon (2014 cohort)

PhD project: Plasmonic 2D metal-dichalcogenide photodetectors for optical fibre communications applications

Latest destination: Senior Cloud Consultant at Go Reply

Dr Angus Laurenson (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Spin-wave interference in magnonic structure: Bragg scattering and beyond

Latest destination: Scientific Python Guru at Plymouth Marine Laboratory
Ben Hogan

Dr Ben Hogan (2015 cohort)

PhD project: 2D liquid composites for integrated optoelectronic devices on Si

Latest destination:Jenny ja Antti Wihurin Postdoctoral Fellow at Queen's University, Canada
Carlota Ruiz de Galarreta

Dr Carlota Ruiz de Galarreta (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Electronically controllable optical wavefront shaping with phase change materials

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Spanish National Research Council/Autonomous University of Madrid
Charlie-Ray Mann

Dr Charlie-Ray Mann (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Tunable Dirac Polaritons in Cavity-Embedded Metasurfaces

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Researcher at ICFO (Theoretical Quantum Nanophotonics group)

Cheng Shi

Dr Cheng Shi (2015 cohort)

PhD project: 2D/Meta-materials Infrared Optoelectronic Devices

Latest destination: Hardware Engineer, Research at WaveOptics (Snap Inc.) 

Dr Craig Tollerton (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Novel 2D materials for plasmonics and photonics

Latest destination: Maths Teacher and House Deputy Head at Torquay Boys Grammar School

Henry Fernandez

Dr Henry Fernandez (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Electronic and optical study of hybrid light-matter states

Latest destination: SeniorResearch Scientist at Dispelix Oy

Joe Morgan

Dr Joe Morgan (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Lightweight, transparent and sustainable Metamaterials

Latest destination: Senior Data Protection Consultant at TMC3

Joseph Beadle

Dr Joseph Beadle (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Exploration of acoustic waveguiding

Latest destination: SeniorAcoustic Scientist at QinetiQ

Dr Joshua Hamilton (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Magnetically actuated bio-inspired metamaterials 

Latest destination: Senior Electromagnetic Metamerials Scientist at QinetiQ

Kishan Menghrajani

Dr Kishan Menghrajani (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Excitonics: an organic route to Metamaterials

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter

Liam Trimby

Dr Liam Trimby (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Chalcogenide perfect absorbers for the detection and modulation of infra-red radiation

Latest destination: Head of Analytics at Klarian Limited

Miguel Camacho Aguilar

Dr Miguel Camacho Aguilar (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Thin metal multilayers for microwave applications

Latest destination: Assistant Professor at the University of Seville

Natalie Whitehead

Dr Natalie Whitehead (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Magnonics, Spintronics and Magnetic Metamaterials

Latest destination: Founder of The Exeter Science Centre

Dr Tom Collier (2015 cohort)

PhD project:Carbon nanotube arrays for THz generation: Theory and applications

Latest destination:Technical Assistant at Dehns (Patent Attorney Firm)

Vicky Kyrimi

Dr Vicky Kyrimi (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Metamaterial structures for surface acoustic waves

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at ENSTA Paris

yulia Dautova

Dr Yulia Dautova (2015 cohort)

PhD project: Scattering and Localisation of Microwave Surface Waves

Latest destination: TBC

David Osuna-Ruiz 

Dr David Osuna (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Magnetisation dynamics and tuneable GHz properties of unsaturated magnetic nanostructures

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Salamanca

Elizabeth Martin

Dr Elizabeth Martin (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Microfluidic metamaterials for lab-on-a-chip technology

Latest destination: Information Analyst at Digital Health and Care Wales

Emanuele Gemo

Dr Emanuele Gemo (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Plasmonic integrated all-photonic memories

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Researcher at National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Francis Davies

Dr Francis Davies (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Engineering the thermal conductivity of few layer 2D materials

Latest destination: Postgraduate Researcher at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Harry Penketh

Dr Harry Penketh (2016 cohort)

PhD project:Metamaterials for lighting

Latest destination:Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Exeter

Joaquin Faneca

Dr Joaquin Faneca (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Photonic metamaterials for WDM optical communication applications

Latest destination:Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona

Julia de Pineda Gutiérrez

Dr Julia de Pineda Gutiérrez (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Exploration of beam shaping at microwave frequencies using metasurfaces and metamaterials

Latest destination: Product Manager at

Kevin Fripp

Dr Kevin Fripp (2016 cohort)

PhD project: High-speed spin-wave devices

Latest destination: Computational technician on Exeter’s SW-SAW project

Kieran Walsh

Dr Kieran Walsh (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Ultra-lightweight energy harvesting coatings based on two-dimensional materials

Latest destination: TBC

Milo Baraclough

Dr Milo Baraclough (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Microwave metamaterials as models of molecular light harvesting systems

Latest destination: Materials Team Member at DSTL

Ned Taylor

Dr Ned Taylor (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Ab Initio Exploration of Interface Structures and Their Properties

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Exeter

Dr Pablo Martinez Pancorbo (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Functional, specially-doped Core-shell nanoparticles for biomedical imaging applications

Latest destination: Data Scientist at Capgemini Engineering

William Ferguson

Dr William Ferguson (2016 cohort)

PhD project: Broadband Vibration Energy Harvesting for Low Frequencies

Latest destination: Data Analyst at UKHSA Joint Biosecurity Centre

Dr Zahid Hussain (2016 cohort)

PhD project: “Black” ZnO and TiO2 nanostructures for high efficient visible light photocatalysis

Latest destination: Group Leader at Technical University of Munich

Conor Murphy 

Dr Conor Murphy (2017 cohort)

PhD project: Organic light emitting devices with plasmonic and GraphExeter enhanced efficiency

Latest destination: Characterisation Engineer (μLED) at WaveOptics (Snap Inc.)

David Tatnell

Dr David Tatnell (2017 cohort)

PhD project: Mechanisms and applications of the transduction of heat into sound by arrays of thin metallic films 

Latest destination: Acoustic Scientist at Nebu-Flow

Dr Emily Glover (2017 cohort)

PhD project: Magnetic metamaterials for innovative solutions to the inductive tagging problem

Latest destination: Graduate Data Scientist in Model Validation at Funding Circle

Iago Rodriguez Diez

Dr Iago Rodriguez Diez (2017 cohort)

PhD project: Bio-Chemical Sensing with Photonic Metamaterials

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Universitat Politècnica de València

Jessica Brown

Dr Jess Brown (2017 cohort)

PhD project: Cell sorting using surface acoustic waves and phononic crystals

Latest destination: Research Communications Officer at Diabetes UK

Konstantinos-Andreas Anastasiou

Dr Konstantinos Anastasiou (2017 cohort)

PhD project: Flexible Hyperspectral Infrared Detectors

Latest destination: Process Analytical Technology (PAT) Scientist at Biogen

Justus Bohn

Dr Justus Bohn (2017 cohort)

PhD project: Plasmon Gain in 2D materials

Latest destination: Applications Engineer and Technical Sales at COMSOL

Pavel Petrov

Dr Pavel Petrov (2017 cohort)

PhD project: Design and characterisation of 3D metamaterials fabricated using additive manufacturing

Latest destination: Principal Scientist at Helix Technologies Ltd

Simon Baber

Dr Simon Baber (2017 cohort)

PhD project: Plasmonic Metamaterials for Single Photon Sources and Quantum Technology

Latest destination: Quantum Device Engineer at Quantum Brilliance GmbH

Dr David Newman (2018 cohort)

PhD project: Magnetization Dynamics in Exchange Coupled Multilayers

Latest destination: Public Engagement Manager at the University of Exeter

Dr Dean Patient (2018 cohort)

PhD project: Solid State Refrigeration using 2D/Meta materials

Latest destination: Theoretical / Applied Physicist at QinetiQ

Dr Jamie Le Signe (2018 cohort)

PhD project: Probing mechanics in quantum mechanics – Josephson nano-resonator metamaterials

Latest destination: Quantum Scientist at QinetiQ

Dr Narima Eerqing (2018 cohort)

PhD project: Testing fluctuation relations of conformal changes of biomolecules

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institute of Cancer Research (London)

Dr Oliver Latcham (2018 cohort)

PhD project: Excitation of spin waves in magnetic elements using surface acoustic waves

Latest destination: Acoustic Scientist at QinetiQ

Dr Wai Jue Tan (2018 cohort)

PhD project: Photosynthetic Metamaterials

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Diamond Light Source

Dr Ben Pearce (2018 cohort)

PhD project: Metasurfaces and Phononic Crystals for Manipulating Fluid Flow and Acoustics

Latest destination: Senior Analytics Engineer at Dynamon

Dr Karl Jonas Riisnaes (2018 cohort)

PhD project: Strong light-matter interactions in perovskites

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Exeter

Dr Kavya Sadanandan (2018 cohort)

PhD project: Plasmonic-enhanced organic photovoltaics for wearable applications

Latest destination: Applications Development Scientist at Universal Matters GBR Ltd

Dr Jacob Binsley (2018 cohort)

PhD project: Magnetoelastic metamaterials for lab-on-a-chip technology

Latest destination: Product Innovation Engineer at Osler Diagnostics

Dr James Capers (2019 cohort)

PhD project: Exploring the space of electromagnetic materials, with applications to antenna design

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Exeter

Ioannis Leontis 

Dr Ioannis Leontis (2018 cohort)

PhD project: Study of electron transport through graphine homojunctions and optoelectronic characterization of 2D perovskites

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Exeter

  Dr Hannah Barnard (2019 cohort)

PhD project: Chiral Infrared Metamaterials for Enhanced Molecular Spectroscopy

Latest destination: Associate RF Physicist at QinetiQ

Dr Connor Sait (2018 cohort)

PhD project: A quantum thermodynamic study to improve magnetic data storage

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Exeter

Dr Euan Humphreys (2018 cohort)

PhD project: The development of novel electronic and photonic metadevices for adaptive multispectral imaging in the infrared

Latest destination: Experimental Scientist at DSTL

Dr Conor Price (2018 cohort)

PhD project: Two-dimensional Metamaterial Batteries

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Researcher at Forschungszentrum Jülich

Dr Joe Pitfield (2019 cohort)

PhD project: Predicting the Interface

Latest destination: Postdoctoral Researcher at Aarhus University

Dr Katie Lewis (2018 cohort)

PhD project: Advanced Magnetic Metamaterials for Radio, Microwave and Millimetre-Wave Applications

Latest destination: BAe Systems

Dr Ed Baker (2019 cohort)

PhD project: Applications of Transition metal dichalcogenides and Transition metal dioxides for renewable technologies

Latest destination: tbc

Dr Ineta Grikalaite (2018 cohort)

PhD project: Terahertz photonic metadevices with carbon nanomaterials

Latest destination: tbc

Dr Joe Shields (2018 cohort)

PhD project: Phase-change photonic meta-devices for active filtering and modulation

latest destination: Postdoctoral researcher at University of Exeter