We are delighted to welcome Rhiannon Mitchell-Thomas to the SYMETA team. Rhiannon will be working at as a Research Associate based at the University of Exeter alongside Professor Roy Sambles and Professor Alastair Hibbins. Rhiannon joins SYMETA from The Quest for Ultimate Electromagnetics using Spatial Transformations (QUEST), one of the flagship Programme Grants of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
At QUEST she was part of an ambitious project bringing together theoretical and experimental physics, and electrical and materials engineering, and aims to introduce a paradigm shift in the manipulation of electromagnetic fields through the development and application of new theory, the creation of innovative computer-aided design tools, and the manufacture and characterisation of novel devices and systems enabled by the production of radically new materials.
Originally based at Queen Mary University London before transferring to the University of Exeter, Rhiannon worked on developing devices using spatial transformations, both volumetric (3D) and surfaces (2D). One particular area of interest is the exploration of non-Euclidean geometries and their application to spatial transformation devices.