Photonic materials, metamaterials and plasmonics

This priority area covers materials understanding of photonics and plasmonics, including semiconductor photonics, organophotonics, and metamaterials. So, the synthesis, characterisation and theory of materials which mould the flow of light and/or emit/transmit light upon electrical stimulus.

Relevant EPSRC research areas include:

  • Photonic materials and metamaterials
  • Plasmonics
  • Polymer materials
  • Graphene and carbon nanotechnology
  • Materials for energy applications

The UK is internationally leading across much of this theme, and by supporting excellence in research with world-class doctoral training capability the aim is to underpin this success into the future.

Due to the wide range of applications, proposals should include appropriate links to industry and may link into other priority areas. As this area is multidisciplinary, involving material, physics, chemistry and aspects of information and communications technology devices, considerations should be given to the range of skills required to produce a well-equipped PhD.