Entrance hall of the ICMS Workshop

Metamaterials beyond photonics

Jun 20, 2016 - Jun 24, 2016

ICMS, 15 South College Street

Organisers

Name Institution
Parnell, William University of Manchester
Thompson, Ian University of Liverpool

A metamaterial is a synthetic inhomogeneous material with wave bearing properties that differ significantly from those exhibited by homogeneous media, due to its complex microstructure. The idea of being inhomogeneous materials to control and guide wave propagation is well established: for example the optical fibres used in the telecommunications industry are typically constructed by placing a cladding around a core with a higher dielectric constant. The aim of this meeting are to keep the UK at the forefront of developments in this rapidly developing field and to enable young researchers to meet and interact with established international experts. The workshop will bring together mathematicians, physicists and engineers to exchange ideas and contrast their different approaches to the theoretical and practical challenges that metamaterials present. 

Here is a photograph of the delegates from this workshop

  Metamaterials Delegates

Arrangements

It is anticipated that the workshop will begin with registration on Monday morning 20 June and close around early afternoon on Friday 24 June 2016.   Please take these timings into account when booking your travel. 

Participation 

Invited delegates were sent an emailed invitation from ICMS, on behalf of the Scientific Organisers, in February 2016.

Venue and Talks

The workshop will be held at 15 South College Street, Edinburgh.  You may also find this map useful for the workshop.  All lectures will be held in the Newhaven Lecture Theatre.    The Lecture Theatre is equipped with a data projector, computer, visualiser (the new generation of overhead projectors) and two blackboards.  The projector and one board may be used simultaneously.  It is best to bring your presentation on a memory stick to use in our ICMS computer.   Alternatively, it is possible for you to use your own laptop with our dataprojector, but please be aware that you may have to alter your laptop resolutions/settings. 

UK Visas

If you are travelling from overseas you may require an entry visa. A European visa does not guarantee entry to the UK. Please use this link to the UK Visas site to find out if you need a visa and if so how to apply for one.

Travel

Information about travel to the UK and Edinburgh is available here.  Please note that it is your responsibility to have adequate travel insurance to cover medical and other emergencies that may occur on your trip.

A taxi directly from the airport will cost approximately 20.00 GBP to the city centre for a one-way journey.     There is also a bus service direct from the airport to the city centre which will cost 4.00 single or 7.00 GBP return - the Airlink 100.  This is a frequent service (every 10 minutes during peak times) and will bring you close to Waverley Railway Station and the workshop venue. 

Lothian buses charge £1.60 for a single, £4.00 for a day ticket. Please note that the exact fare is required and no change is given.

If travelling by train, please note that Edinburgh has several railway stations; Waverley Railway Station being the main station and closest to the workshop venue at 15 South College Street. If you alight at Edinburgh Waverley, the meeting venue is an easy 10 minute walk over North and South Bridge.  The other railway stations are Haymarket and Edinburgh Park but please note that these stations are at the West End of the city centre.

Catering

The workshop grant will cover refreshments throughout the event and lunch on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. There will be a workshop dinner on the Tuesday evening, a public lecture on the Wednesday evening and a wine reception one evening. 

Wireless Access

Access to wifi via Eduroam is available throughout the building. If you are not registered with Eduroam you will be given instructions and a code for accessing the wireless network.  For those without laptops, there will also be a couple of computers available for you to check your emails.  

Registration Fee

A 70.00 GBP registration fee is payable.

Programme

This is a provisional programme and may be subject to alteration.

Monday 20 June 2016 

10:00-10:50

Registration & coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

10:50-11:00

Introduction

11:00-12:00

Plenary talk
Ping Sheng 
(Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Absorption of sound using subwavelength structures
CHAIR: William Parnell  

12:00-12:30

Mahmoud Hussein (University of Colorado Boulder)
Nanophononic metamaterial: Locally resonant metamaterial that does not depend on subwavelength effective properties

12:30-14:00

Lunch in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

14:00-14:30

Olga Umnova (University of Salford)
Absorption of low-frequency sound by a resonant metasurface
CHAIR: Ian Thompson  

14:30-15:00

Olivier Poncelet (University of Bordeaux)
Mie-type locally resonant random metamaterials through a microfluidic, bottom-up approach
CHAIR: Ian Thompson 

15:00-15:40

Hugh Hopper (Dyson)
Acoustic metamaterials at Dyson: current work and future challenges
CHAIR: David Abrahams 

15:40-16:15

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

16:15-16:45

William Rowley (University of Manchester)
Theoretical design of an acoustic beam shifter in air
CHAIR: Ping Sheng
pdf of presentation 

16:45-17:15

Vincent Pagneux (Universite du Maine)
PT symmetric scattering in flow duct acoustics
CHAIR: Ping Sheng

17:15-17:45

Jean-Philippe Groby (Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Université du Maine)
Perfect sub-wavelength absorption in reflection and transmission problems
CHAIR: Ping Sheng 

17:45-19:15

Informal pizza and wine reception in Chapterhouse, Level 1 

 

 

 

Tuesday 21 June 2016

09:15-10:15

Plenary talk
Andrew Norris (Rutgers University)
Low frequency transparency and implications in acoustics and elasticity
CHAIR: Graeme Milton
pdf of presentation

10:15-11:00

  Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

11:00-11:30

Michael Haberman (University of Texas at Austin)
Physical origins of Willis coupling in acoustic metamaterials

11:30-12:00

Daniel Torrent (University of Bordeaux)
Resonant and nonlocal properties of metamaterials

12:00-12:30

William Parnell (University of Manchester)
Wave speed invariance to tension – stretching the truth?

12:30-12:35

Group photograph to be taken at the front entrance

12:35-14:00

Lunch provided in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

14:00-14:30

Alexander Movchan (University of Liverpool)
Flexural waves in structured plates - singular pertubrations and localisation
CHAIR: William Parnell 

14:30-15:00

Ying Wu (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)
Effective medium theory for acoustic and elastic metamaterials
CHAIR: William Parnell 

15:00-15:40

Phil Cotterill (Thales UK (MMS))
Acoustic material technologies in sonar applications
CHAIR: Andrew Norris 

15:40-16:15

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

16:15-16:45

Bruce Drinkwater (University of Bristol)
Building acoustic landscapes with meta-bricks
CHAIR: Natalia Movchan
pdf of presentation 

16:45-17:15

Agnès Maurel (Institut Langevin)
Homogenization of thin interfaces, effective jump conditions
CHAIR: Natalia Movchan

17:15-17:45

Ian Thompson (University of Liverpool)
Scattering by objects in close proximity
CHAIR: Natalia Movchan

19:00

Informal workshop dinner at Blonde Restaurant, 71-75 St. Leonard Street (see map)


Wednesday 22 June 2016

09:15-10:15

Plenary talk
Steve Cummer (Duke University)
Applied Acoustic Metamaterials 
CHAIR: Richard Craster 

10:15-11:00

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 

11:00-11:30

Roy Sambles (University of Exeter)
Acoustic Metasurfaces

11:30-12:00

Anne-Christine Hladky (IEMN)
Tunable Bragg band gaps in phononic crystals 

12:00-12:30

Ellis Barnwell (University of Manchester)
Elastic wave propagation in pre-stressed periodic structures; tuning, band-gap switching and invariance 
pdf of presentation 

12:30-13:00

Mihai Caleap (University of Bristol)
Engineering three-dimensional ultrasonic colloidal meta-systems with tuneable anisotropy

13:00 onwards

Free afternoon

18:00-20:00
doors open 17:30 

Public lecture by Ross McPhedran (University of Sydney)
Controlling Waves: 500 Million Years Ago to Tomorrow
Followed by informal wine reception (19:00-20:00)  

 

Thursday 23 June 2016

09:15-10:15

Plenary talk
John Pendry (Imperial College London)
Controlling nanoscale light
CHAIR: Steve Cummer  

10:15-11:00

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1 

11:00-11:30

Stewart Haslinger (University of Liverpool)
Controlling flexural waves with structured Kirchhoff-Love plates

11:30-12:00

Richard Craster (Imperial College London)
Modelling of waves through structured media primarily in elasticity 

12:00-12:30

Ozgur Selsil (University of Liverpool)
Active cloaking of finite clusters in a Kirchhoff plate

12:30-14:00

Lunch in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

14:00-14:30

Davide Bigoni (Universita di Trento)
Experiments on the dynamics of self-oscillating elastic structures
CHAIR: Ian Thompson 

14:30-15:00

Ben Maling (Imperial College London)
Whispering Bloch Modes
CHAIR: Ian Thompson

15:00-15:40

John Smith (DSTL)
Defence and security research drivers for advanced  materials
CHAIR: David Abrahams
pdf of presentation

15:40-16:15

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, level 1

16:15-16:45

Richard Craster (Imperial College London)
From models of platonics to seismic metamaterials
CHAIR: Davide Bigoni 

16:45-17:15

Daniel Colquitt (University of Liverpool)
The foundations of seismic metamaterials: Plates and Half-spaces
CHAIR: Davide Bigoni 

17:15-17:45

Giorgio Carta (Liverpool John Moores University)
Multi-scale high-contrast resonators for the reduction of earthquake-induced vibrations of fluid-solid systems
CHAIR: Davide Bigoni 

17:45-18:15

Pu Zhang (University of Manchester)
Soft phononic crystals with deformation-independent band gaps
CHAIR: Davide Bigoni 

 

Friday 24 June 2016

09:15-10:15

Plenary talk
Steven Johnson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Limits (or Targets) of Metamaterials: Bounds on Light-Matter Interactions 
CHAIR: Alexander Movchan 

10:15-11:00

Coffee/tea in the Chapterhouse, Level 1

11:00-11:30

Michael Smith (University of Sydney)
Where acoustics and optics meet: metamaterial acousto-optics

11:30-12:00

Natalia Movchan (University of Liverpool)
Structured waveguides: controlling vibrations of elongated systems

12:00-12:30

Domenico Tallarico (University of Liverpool)
An elastic lattice containing tilted resonators: chirality, dynamic anisotropy and negative refraction

12:30-13:00

Graeme Milton (University of Utah)
On the elasticity tensors of 2d and 3d printed materials 

13:00

Close of workshop

 

Download a pdf of the abstracts

Presentations:

Presentation Details
Barnwell, Ellis
Elastic wave propagation in pre-stressed periodic structures; tuning, band-gap switching and invariance
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Bigoni, Davide
Experiments on the dynamics of self-oscillating elastic structures
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Caleap, Mihai
Engineering three-dimensional ultrasonic colloidal meta-systems with tuneable anisotropy
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Carta, Giorgio
Multi-scale high-contrast resonators for the reduction of earthquake-induced vibrations of fluid-solid systems
View Abstract Down
Colquitt, Daniel
The foundations of seismic metamaterials: Plates and Half-spaces
View Abstract Down
Cotterill, Phil
Acoustic material technologies in sonar applications
View Abstract Down
Craster, Richard
Modelling of waves through structured media primarily in elasticity
View Abstract Down
Cummer, Steve
Applied Acoustic Metamaterials
View Abstract Down
Drinkwater, Bruce
Building acoustic landscapes with meta-bricks
View Abstract Down
Groby, Jean-Philippe
Perfect sub-wavelength absorption in reflection and transmission problems
View Abstract Down
Haberman, Michael
Physical origins of Willis coupling in acoustic metamaterials
View Abstract Down
Haslinger, Stewart
Controlling flexural waves with structured Kirchhoff-Love plates
View Abstract Down
Hladky, Anne-Christine
Tunable Bragg band gaps in phononic crystals
View Abstract Down
Hopper, Hugh
Acoustic metamaterials at Dyson: current work and future challenges
View Abstract Down
Hussein, Mahmoud
Nanophononic metamaterial: Locally resonant metamaterial that does not depend on subwavelength effective properties
View Abstract Down
Johnson, Steven
Limits (or Targets) of Metamaterials: Bounds on Light-Matter Interactions
View Abstract Down
Maling, Ben
Whispering Bloch Modes
View Abstract Down
Maurel, Agnès
Homogenization of thin interfaces, effective jump conditions
View Abstract Down
McPhedran, Ross
Controlling Waves: 500 Million Years Ago to Tomorrow
View Abstract Down
Milton, Graeme
On the elasticity tensors of 2d and 3d printed materials
View Abstract Down
Movchan, Alexander
Flexural waves in structured plates - singular pertubrations and localisation
View Abstract Down
Movchan, Natalia
Structured waveguides: controlling vibrations of elongated systems
View Abstract Down
Norris, Andrew
Low frequency transparency and implications in acoustics and elasticity
View Abstract Down
Pagneux, Vincent
PT symmetric scattering in flow duct acoustics
View Abstract Down
Parnell, William
Wave speed invariance to tension – stretching the truth?
View Abstract Down
Pendry, Sir John
Controlling nanoscale light
View Abstract Down
Poncelet, Olivier
Mie-type locally resonant random metamaterials through a microfluidic, bottom-up approach.
View Abstract Down
Rowley, William
Theoretical design of an acoustic beam shifter in air
View Abstract Down
Sambles, Roy
Acoustic Metasurfaces
View Abstract Down
Selsil, Ozgur
Active cloaking of finite clusters in a Kirchhoff plate
View Abstract Down
Sheng, Ping
Absorption of sound using subwavelength structures
View Abstract Down
Smith, John
Defence and security research drivers for advanced materials
View Abstract Down
Smith, Michael
Where acoustics and optics meet: metamaterial acousto-optics
View Abstract Down
Tallarico, Domenico
An elastic lattice containing tilted resonators: chirality, dynamic anisotropy and negative refraction
View Abstract Down
Thompson, Ian
Scattering by objects in close proximity
View Abstract Down
Torrent, Daniel
Resonant and nonlocal properties of metamaterials
View Abstract Down
Umnova, Olga
Absorption of low-frequency sound by a resonant metasurface
View Abstract Down
Wu, Ying
Effective medium theory for acoustic and elastic metamaterials
View Abstract Down
Zhang, Pu
Soft phononic crystals with deformation-independent band gaps
View Abstract Down

Participants

Name Institution
Abrahams, I David Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Barnwell, Ellis University of Manchester
Bigoni, Davide Università di Trento
Brougham, Rachel University of Liverpool
Brown, Leighton Thalesgroup
Caleap, Mihai University of Bristol
Carta, Giorgio Liverpool John Moores University
Colquitt, Daniel University of Liverpool
Cooper, Shane University of Bath
Cotterill, Phil Thales UK (MMS)
Craster, Richard Imperial College London
Cummer, Steve Duke University
Drinkwater, Bruce University of Bristol
Groby, Jean-Philippe Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Université du Maine
Haberman, Michael University of Texas at Austin
Haslinger, Stewart University of Liverpool
Hladky, Anne-Christine IEMN
Hopper, Hugh Dyson
Hussein, Mahmoud University of Colorado Boulder
Johnson, Steven Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kessissoglou, Nicole UNSW Australia
Maling, Ben Imperial College
Maurel, Agnès Institut Langevin
McPhedran, Ross University of Sydney
Milton, Graeme University of Utah
Movchan, Alexander University of Liverpool
Movchan, Natalia University of Liverpool
Norris, Andrew Rutgers University
Pagneux, Vincent Université du Maine
Parnell, William University of Manchester
Pendry, Sir John Imperial College London
Poncelet, Olivier University of Bordeaux
Porter, Richard University of Bristol
Rowley, William University of Manchester
Sambles, Roy University of Exeter
Selsil, Ozgur University of Liverpool
Sheng, Ping Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Smith, John DSTL
Smith, Michael University of Sydney
Tallarico, Domenico University of Liverpool
Thompson, Ian University of Liverpool
Torrent, Daniel University of Bordeaux
Umnova, Olga University of Salford
Wu, Ying King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Zhang, Pu University of Manchester