Metamaterials as emerging smart technologies

The Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining, London
Wednesday 11th December 2013

The Smart Materials Sector of the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network and the Smart Materials and Systems Committee of The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining offered two evening meetings that looked at smart materials technologies that are seen as emerging technologies in the global marketplace and where the UK has strength in their development.

The two meetings took place at The Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining on Carlton House Terrace in London on the evenings of 10th and 11th December when there were two presentations to introduce the meetings, one looking at an overview of the UK activity within a global context and the second a case study of an application.

On Wednesday 11th December we looked at metamaterials as an emerging technology. Metamaterials are those materials with properties not found in nature and which can find application in a variety of areas where electromagnetic radiation can be manipulated.

A technology overview was given by Professor Nicholay Zheludev of Southampton University
A case study was presented by Dr Peter Hobson of QinetiQ.

A report will be issued in due course that summarises the presentations and includes additional comments made at the event.