Programming metamaterial designs

Programming metamaterial designs (2020)

Fully funded PhD studentship in the Department of Informatics, University of Sussex, UK.

Type of award

Postgraduate Research

PhD project

In the next ten years, acoustic metamaterials will have a deep effect on the way we design, experience and deliver sound. As a result, physical, commercial and subjective key elements such as sound transmission loss, weight, portability, modularity, manufacturing methods and costs, frequency spectrum, tone, range and psychoacoustic perception will be deeply affected: new opportunities await.

In this project, which falls under the remit of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), we will explore how acoustic metamaterials can augment creative tools (e.g. music instruments, speakers, amplifiers, stage monitors) for recording studios and music venues. We will work together with musicians and industrial partners to explore whether and how acoustic metamaterials can alter our perception in immersive experiences. We will explore a new way to manage sound and noise, akin to how we manage light.


Three year scholarship.

£15,009 stipend p.a., plus full UK/EU fees.

You will receive a tax free stipend at a standard rate of £15,009 per year for three years. In addition, your fees will be waived for three years (at the UK/EU rate).


Entry requirements:



31 March 2020 17:00 (GMT)

How to apply

 Apply online for a full time PhD in Informatics (SEP2020) using our step by step guide ( Here you will also find details of our entry requirements.

Please clearly state on your application form that you are applying for a 'Programming metamaterial designs'. You are welcome to indicate your preferred choice of co-supervisor from the options listed above.

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Deadline: 31/03/2020


At level(s):
PG (research)

Application deadline:
31 March 2020 17:00 (GMT)
the deadline has now expired


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