Metamaterials Engineering Research

The Metamaterials Engineering Research Group is leading research in theoretical and practical studies of electromagnetic artificial metamaterials and metasurfaces for applications in communications, radar and microwave/THz systems.  The research in the group is directed towards providing innovative solutions for the development of antennas, microwave circuits, focusing/imaging systems, frequency selective surfaces, spatial/quasi-optical phase shifters and RF front-ends from lower microwave frequencies to higher mm-wave and Terahertz frequency bands. 

Research projects

  • Analysis and design of electromagnetic metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • Metamaterials-based Antennas for 5G Communications and beyond
  • Millimetre-wave and Terahertz metasurfaces and antennas
  • Dynamically reconfigurable metasurfaces and applications
  • Active non-Foster metasurfaces
  • Sub-wavelength focusing antennas
  • Broadband high-gain leaky-wave antennas 
  • Frequency selective surfaces (FSS) and arrays
  • Electrically small antennas and super-directive arrays

People

Academic Staff

  • Dr Alexandros Feresidis - Head of Metamaterials laboratory
  • Dr Peter Gardner – Head of MCI laboratory
  • Prof Peter Hall – Emeritus Professor, Head of AAEL laboratory

PhD/MPhil Students

  • Mr Konstantinos Konstantinidis
  • Mrs Marina Mavridou
  • Mr Alhasan Ali Moftah Almahroug

Recent Publications

Books

[1] A. P. Feresidis, G. Goussetis, A. Yakovlev, C. Simovski, “High Impedance Surfaces: Applications”, Chapter 21 in Metamaterials Handbook, vol. 2: Applications of Metamaterials, edited by Filippo Capolino, CRC Press, Oct. 2009.

[2] G. Goussetis, A. P. Feresidis, A. Yakovlev, C. Simovski, “High Impedance Surfaces: Theory and design”, Chapter 31 in Metamaterials Handbook, vol.1: Theory and Phenomena of Metamaterials, edited by Filippo Capolino, CRC Press, Oct. 2009.

Journals

[1] K. Konstantinidis, A. P. Feresidis, P. S. Hall, "Multi-layer Partially Reflective Surfaces for Broadband Fabry-Perot Cavity Antennas" IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Accepted.

[2] M. Mavridou, A. P. Feresidis, P. Gardner and P. S. Hall, “Tunable Millimetre-wave Phase Shifting Surfaces Using Piezoelectric Actuators,” IET Microwave Antennas and Propagation, accepted

[3] K. Konstantinidis, A. P. Feresidis, M. J. Lancaster, P. S. Hall, "Micromachined SU-8 Based High-Gain Fabry-Perot Cavity Antenna at 300GHz," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, submitted

[4] C. Mateo-Segura, A. P. Feresidis, and G. Goussetis, “Bandwidth Enhancement of 2-D Leaky-Wave Antennas With Double-Layer Periodic Surfaces,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol.62, no 2, pp. 586-593, Feb. 2014

[5] Q. Li, A. P. Feresidis, “Miniaturised two-layer slit-patch structure for decoupling printed antennas,” IET Electronics Letters, 49(18), pp. 1121-1123, 29 August 2013.

[6] T. Kokkinos, A. P. Feresidis, “Electrically Small Superdirective Endfire Arrays of Metamaterial-Inspired Low-Profile Monopoles,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 11, pp. 568-571, 2012.

[7] A. P. Feresidis, Q. Li, “Miniaturised Slits for Decoupling PIFA Array Elements on Handheld Devices,” IET Electronics Letters, 48(6), pp. 310-312, 15 March 2012.

[8] C. Mateo-Segura, M. Garcia-Vigueras, G. Goussetis, A. P. Feresidis, J. L Gomez-Tornero, “A Simple Technique for the Dispersion Analysis of Fabry-Perot Cavity Leaky-Wave Antennas,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol.60, no 2, pp. 803-810, Feb. 2012.

[9] C. Mateo-Segura, G. Goussetis, and A. P. Feresidis, “Sub-Wavelength Profile 2-D Leaky-Wave Antennas With Two Periodic Layers,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol.59, no 2, pp. 416-424, Feb. 2011

[10] G. Goussetis, J. L. Gomez-Tornero, A. P. Feresidis, N. K. Uzunoglu, “Artificial Impedance Surfaces for Reduced Dispersion in Antenna Feeding Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol.58, no 11, pp. 3629-3636, Nov. 2010

[11] C. Mateo-Segura, G. Goussetis, and A. P. Feresidis, “Resonant Effects and Near-Field Enhancement in Perturbed Arrays of Metal Dipoles,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol.58, no 8, pp. 2523-2530, Aug. 2010

[12] G. Goussetis, and A. P. Feresidis, “Perturbed frequency selective surfaces for multiband high impedance surfaces,” IET Microw. Antennas Propag., Special Issue on Microwave Metamaterials: Application to Devices, Circuits and Antennas, vol. 4 (8), pp. 1105-1110, Aug. 2010

[13] G. Goussetis, A.P. Feresidis, A. Harvey, “Topical Review: Experimental realization of electromagnetic metamaterials,” Journal of Modern Optics, vol. 57, no 1, pp. 1-16, 10 January 2010.

[14] T. Kokkinos, and A. P. Feresidis, “Low-Profile Folded Monopoles with Embedded Planar Metamaterial Phase-Shifting Lines,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 57, no 10, pp. 2997-3008, Oct. 2009.

[15] J. R. Kelly, and A. P. Feresidis, “Array Antenna With Increased Element Separation Based on a Fabry–Pérot Resonant Cavity With AMC Walls,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 57, no. 3, pp. 682-687, March 2009.

[16] T. Kokkinos, E. Liakou, and A. P. Feresidis, “Decoupling Antenna Elements of PIFA Arrays on Handheld Devices,” IET Electronics Letters, 44(25), 4th December 2008.

[17] J. R. Kelly, T. Kokkinos, and A. P. Feresidis, “Analysis and Design of Sub-wavelength Resonant Cavity Type 2-D Leaky-Wave Antennas,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 56, no 9, pp. 2817-2825, Sept. 2008.

[18] P. Kosmas, A. P. Feresidis, and G. Goussetis, “Periodic FDTD analysis of a 2-D leaky-wave planar antenna based on dipole frequency selective surfaces,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 55, no 7, pp. 2006-2012, July 2007.

[19] G. Goussetis, A. P. Feresidis, and R. Cheung, “Quality factor assessment of subwavelength resonant microcavities at FIR”, Institute of Physics J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 9 (2007), pp. 355-360.