Postdoc Position in Acoustic Metamaterials at Imperial College London

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral scholar position in mechanical engineering at Imperial College London, UK. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for 24 months in UK. The deadline for applying is July 16, 2019.

Applications are invited for a Research Associate joint between the Departments of Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College funded by the UKRI Physics of Life at the Interface. This project is in collaboration with the Animal behaviour and sensory biology group in the School of Biological Sciences at Bristol University.

The project joins the expertise of a mathematical engineering group that has expertise in elastic and acoustic waves, and in designing metasurfaces, with a biosciences grouping that has identified the acoustic camouflage of moth wings with metasurfaces.

The role provides an exciting opportunity for a mathematical modeller, physicist or engineer, to be involved in an exciting active area of physics (acoustic metamaterials) that is impacting upon industry and is relevant to the stealth defences of moths versus their bat predators. There is a clear biological application, and industrial motivation in terms of designing efficient, compact, soundproofing that requires physics, engineering and mathematics to understand the fundamental underlying science.

This project will develop new techniques to carefully model acoustic metasurfaces using a suite of analytical, semi-analytical and numerical tools; these techniques can be chosen to play to the strengths of the postholder. A portion of the experimental work uses advanced imaging techniques; the postholder will be expected to help in the modelling of the imaging process and implementing imaging algorithms.

Candidates can read about past work by the Mathematics group in metamaterials

Further details of the non-destructive evaluation group in Mechanical Engineering can be found online here :

The appointment will be at Imperial College and, like other current team members, there will be travel to Bristol to collaborate and interact.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant. The salary range is 34,397 – 37,486 per annum.

This contract is full time, fixed term for 24 months.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Dr Anna Radomska, EPSRC Programme Project Manager (

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Deadline: July 16, 2019
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