School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


16 Oct 2015

SYMETA research programme gets £3.9M boost.

Yiannis Vardaxoglou in the microwave chamber

Loughborough University has been awarded £3.9 million to develop a totally new way of designing and fabricating high frequency communications circuitry.

The funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to establish the SYMETA – SYnthesizing 3D METAmaterials for RF, microwave and THz applications – research programme.

The SYMETA team will be led by Professor Yiannis Vardaxoglou, FREng. The other research partners include the Universities of Exeter, Oxford, Sheffield and Queen Mary, University of London.

Speaking about the consortium, Professor Vardaxoglou said: “Introducing these novel structures into the complex world of electronic design will offer a radical new way of designing and manufacturing electronics at low cost. We are grateful to EPSRC for supporting such an innovative and timely project.”

Read the full announcement on SyMETA here.