PhD studentship (CDT): 3D Multilayer Metamaterials for Microwave and mm-wave Application

Exeter, Devon (GB)
11 Jun 2019
30 Jul 2019
Fixed Term
Full Time

PhD studentship (CDT): 3D Multilayer Metamaterials for Microwave and mm-wave Application

The studentship is part of the UK’s Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) based in the Departments of Physics and Engineering on the Streatham Campus in Exeter.  Our aim is to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia.
The 4-year studentship is funded 50:50 by an industrial sponsor and the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the University of Exeter. It is of value around £105,000, which includes £13,000 towards the research project (travel, consumables, equipment etc.), tuition fees, and an annual, tax-free stipend of approximately £16,500 per year for UK/EU students.

Eligible candidates: UK/EU nationals only due to industry sponsor requirements.

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Project Summary
The use of additive manufacturing techniques to create novel broadband metamaterial designs is of great interest for various applications in the microwave, millimetre wave range and beyond. Metamaterials typically suffer from narrow bandwidths, are inhomogeneous and have incident angle and polarisation dependence. There is a need to overcome these obstacles to enable better performance of metamaterials and increase areas for application. Three dimensional and / or multi-layer metamaterials offer a way to overcome the limitations of conventional two dimensional metamaterials. In addition, 3D metamaterials promise better efficiency for metamaterials with a prospect for lower permittivity structures for radome applications. 

For information about how to apply, and the application criteria, please see the project description on our website,

Please email if you have any enquiries about the application process or would like to discuss the project informally with the admissions tutor or supervisors.