Consortium

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

The metamaterial team is hosted by the group of structural mechanics and monitoring. The team carries out research on structured materials and frames for vibration control, earthquake engineering and elastic energy harvesting. The team specializes in both numerical modelling and experimentation. Applications are carried out in close collaboration with colleagues in earthquake engineering and dynamic of structures. 

Main research topics: Computational Solid Mechanics, Metamaterials, Structural Dynamics, Signal Processing

Imperial College London

Prof Craster group’s research lies in the field of applied mathematics in particular wave mechanics, metamaterials, fluid mechanics and elasticity. The Centre for Plasmonics & Metamaterials is a cross-faculty grouping at Imperial College London covering a broad range of research in plasmonics and metamaterials, working on both fundamental research, through theory and proof-of-concept experimental studies, and on application-oriented work towards highly disruptive technologies for energy, communication and computing, as well as healthcare. 

Main research topics: Applied Mathematics, Fluid Dynamics, Solid Mechanics, Metamaterials, Solid State Physics

Multiwave Technologies AG

Multiwave is a deep-science technology company conducting research and development in metamaterial technologies dedicated towards medical imaging. Multiwave relies on proprietary algorithms to accelerate metamaterial design by orders of magnitude. Multiwave's mission on MRI and PET imaging modalities is to increase affordability, accessibility leading to early diagnosis.

Main research topics: Computing, Applied Mathematics, Solid Mechanics, Metamaterials, MRI, PET

Politecnico di Milano

Founded in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is the largest public University focused on architecture, design and engineering in Italy. It is organized across three main campuses in the city of Milano and five additional premises within the Lombardia region.

The research unit at Politecnico di Milano is articulated in two Departments, namely the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The early works of the group on metamaterials have been devoted to 3D periodic structures with exceptionally wide band-gaps. After having filed several patents, the activity is proceeding in the project METAISOLECOMAT, funded by Regione Lombardia and Fondazione Cariplo. In recent times, the group has been working on metamaterials for piezoelectric VEH. Such an activity resulted in the award of the present FET-Proactive project.

 

Main research topics: Computational Solid Mechanics, Metamaterials, Structural Dynamics, Experimental Mechanics, Signal Processing

ST Microelectronics

STMicroelectronics Italy is part of STMicroelectronics, one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies with revenues of $9.56B in 2019, 46,000 employees worldwide of which 7,800 in R&D, over 80 Sales & marketing offices serving over 100,000 customers across the globe, 11 Manufacturing sites and a Signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), Member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA). STMicroelectronics has a wide portfolio of products ranging from smart mobility, power and energy, Internet of Thing and 5G with a strong presence in the Automotive, industrial, personal electronics, communication equipment, computer and peripherals, smart sensors. These segments encompass MEMS & Specialized Imaging Sensors, Digital ASICs, General Purpose & Secure MCUs EEPROM, Analog, Industrial & Power Conversion ICs, Discrete & Power Transistors and Dedicated Automotive ICs. STMicroelectronics has maintained an unwavering commitment to R&D. Among the industry’s most innovative companies, STMicroelectronics owns almost 18,500 patents and pending applications, including 590 original new patent applications filed in 2019. STMicroelectronics has established a worldwide network of strategic alliances, including product development with key customers, technology development with customers and other semiconductor manufacturers, and equipment and CAD development alliances with major suppliers. These industrial partnerships are complemented by a wide range of research programs conducted with leading universities and research institutes around the world, in addition to playing a key role in Europe’s advanced technology research programs such as CATRENE (Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on NanoElectronics), a successor to MEDEA+, and industry initiatives such as ENIAC (European Nanoelectronics Initiative) and ARTEMIS (Embedded Computing Systems Initiative) as well as ECSEL JU (Electronic Components and Systems or European Leadership.

Main research topics: Microfabrication, microcharacterisation

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