Postgraduate research project

Space-Time-Modulated metasurfaces for advanced wave engineering applications

Fully funded (UK and international)
Type of degree
Doctor of Philosophy
Entry requirements
2:1 honours degree View full entry requirements
Faculty graduate school
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
Closing date

About the project

Advance the frontiers of active and polychromatic metasurfaces and metamaterials by exploring the theoretical, simulation, and experimental implications of space-time modulation. 

These reconfigurable surfaces modulate their refractive index in time through the spatiotemporal variations of varactors, Josephson junctions, or transistors. We aim to investigate novel methods for dynamic wave control and manipulation, enabling transformative applications in wireless communications, quantum technologies, and beyond.

Join the University's Smart Electronic Materials and Systems research group. Become part of a fully-funded PhD project that pushes the boundaries of electromagnetic metasurfaces for wave engineering and emphasises strong industrial collaborations and commercialisation potential.

We're seeking an exceptional candidate to contribute to our groundbreaking project led by Dr. Taravati, who has extensive experience in electromagnetics, active and space-time-modulated metasurfaces and their applications to wireless communications, biomedicine, and quantum computing. He also successfully established a spinout company specialising in active metasurfaces for advanced wave processing in telecommunication systems.

The benefits include: 

  • training and networking opportunities offered through the Centre for Doctoral Training
  • joining the multi-disciplinary diverse team of Smart Electronic Materials and Systems in the School of Electronics and Computer Science
  • getting training to work independently in the world-class Zepler cleanroom facilities in close collaboration with the Optoelectronics Research Centre