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Professor Kevin MacDonald

Professor Kevin MacDonald

Professorial Fellow-Research

Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Address: B53, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ


Kevin MacDonald is a Professor of Nanophotonics at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC). He received MPhys and PhD degrees from the University of Southampton’s School of Physics and Astronomy before joining the school as a researcher in 2001, subsequently joining to the ORC in 2006.

His research interests lie in the physics and technology of nano-mechanical and all-dielectric and phase-change metamaterials, electron-beam nanophotonics, and nanophotonic metrology. He has participated in several major EPSRC Programmes on these subjects totalling >£15M, authoring more than 300 journal and conference papers.

Prof MacDonald is Manager of the ORC’s Focused Ion Beam Nanofabrication facility and Chair of the Centre’s Equality Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

He currently represents the UK on the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Commission on Laser Physics and Photonics, is a member of the Editorial Board for the Nature Group journal Scientific Reports, and is co-chair of the Metamaterials conference at SPIE Photonics Europe.

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