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Prof Allan Boardman
Prof Allan Boardman
postal addressSchool of Computing, Science & Engineering, Joule Physics Laboratory, Room 110, Maxwell Building, University of Salford, Salford, M5 4WT.
email addressA.D.Boardman@salford.ac.uk
telephone+44 (0)161 295 5529
website addresshttp://www.cse.salford.ac.uk/research/matphys
Key Memberships
Full Member of Research Centre: Materials & Physics Research Centre
From October 2009 to present.
Profile Summary

Allan is a Fellow of the SPIE  and is also a Fellow of the Optical Society of America. He is well-known both in the UK and globally for his work on surface plasmons and guided wave optics, especially nonlinear waves and solitons. He is the leading theorist looking at nonlinear guided magnetooptic waves in metamaterials and is a new co-Chair of the globally leading SPIE Photonics Europe held biannually in Brussels.  This is in addition to being the co-Chair of SPIE Annual Optics and Photonics meeting in San Diego, USA each year.He is Professor of Applied Physics and holds a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Durham UK. He has organized many conferences and been a Director of a number of NATO Advanced Study Institutes. He is Vice-President of the United Kingdom Consortium for Optics and Photonics (UKCPO), Chair of the UK Optics and Photonics division of the Institute of Physics. He was also Secretary of the European Physical Society, Quantum Electronics and Optics Division for a while. His principal research activities cover linear and nonlinear surface waves, both electromagnetic and acoustic, on negative index  and more complex metamaterials, solitons in nonlinear gyroelectric media, nonlinear electromagnetic modeling, nonlinear microwave magnetics, complex microwave materials, magneto-photonic band gap phenomena, dissipative solitons and electromagnetic modeling for mm-wave devices and EMC problems. He is the author of more than 280 papers with 3498 citations and h=26 in major journals, the presenter of 293 conference papers, the author/editor of 7 books, a member of the editorial advisory board of the journal Nonlinear Optics and editor of Advances in Nonlinear Optics. He was a Topical Editor for the Journal of the Optical Society of America B for Metamaterials and Photonic Structures for the period 2003-11 and was appointed Topical Editor for Metamaterials and Photonic Structures for the UK institute of Physics Journal of Optics during 2008-10. He was the Chair of the UK Photon10 meeting which was located at Southampton University and is part of a biennial series of the largest UK optics meetings ever held. He is currently Chair of Photon12, the next in the series, to be held at Durham University in early September 2012. It is the largest [390 attendees] meeting organised by the Institute of Physics and will be opened by Professor Sir John Pendry of metamaterial and cloaking fame.

*Note that the publications to follow are just a selection. Please check Web of Science for a more complete set.

 *Recent dramatic breakthroughs for my 

  publications:

.Paper on trapped rainbows with citation= 201

.Space-time History Editor paper voted by Physics World to be the third out of 10 most important scientific breakthoughs of 2011.

Key Projects
2012
Jan
MoD membrane metamaterials for ear defenders
MOD, 29,704.00.
Principal Investigator: A Boardman (50%). Co-Investigator: O Umnova (50%).
2011
Mar
Original Perspectives OFE Modelling Support
Original Perspectives Ltd, 8,472.00.
Principal Investigator: A Boardman (100%).
2008
Jun
Photon 08
EPSRC, 7,998.00.
Investigator: A Boardman (100%).
2006
Nov
The NorthWest Photonics Association
DTI, 75,000.00.
Investigator: A Boardman (100%).
2006
Apr
Support for Photon06
EPSRC, 7,944.00.
Investigator: A Boardman (100%).
2005
Mar
OPERA
EC (Framework), 16,129.00.
Investigator: A Boardman (100%).
2003
Oct
2003
Jul
Supertoroids Challenge Established Laws of Physics
EPSRC, 124,313.00.
Investigator: A Boardman (100%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Key Presence
Conference Organisation
2012
Sep

Chair

This is part of a series of photon meetings and is the largest in the UK [400 delegates]... more >>.

2012
Aug

Co-Chair

Responsible for Metmaterials 2012

2012
Apr

Co-Chair. An important international meeting under the auspices of SPIE, the globally recognised leaders in photonics conference providers. I was responsible for the metaterials conference constituent.

2011
Aug

Co-Chair

2010
Aug

Chair. This is the largest Photonics meeting held in the UK and involves many invited speakers and Plenary lecturers. Photon 10 embraces four concurrent conferences plus an exhibition. As Chair, I have a huge responsibility to ... more >>.

2010
Aug

Co-chair

2010
Apr

Committee member

2009
Aug

Co-chair

2008
Aug

Deputy Chair of Photon08 and Chair of QEP-18

2008
Aug

Co-chair

2007
Aug

Co-Chair

2007
Jul

 Member of Program Committee on Photonics Design and Simulation

Conference Presentations
2012
Sep

Keynote lecture

2012
Jul

A major invited paper on a novel aspect of black hole devices

2012
Jul

Plenary presentation

2012
May

Major presentation on how to control light nonlinearly with metamaterials influenced by magnetoptics.

2012
Apr

The first publication of this very special effect

Honours and Awards
2014
Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
2008
Jan
2006
Fellow of the Optical Society of America
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Industrial Collaboration and Exploitation
2010
Jan

This is a newly formed company that embraces both the industrial and academic enterprises across the northwest. We are strongly engaged in training supported by the Train to Gain government initiative.

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2012
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Specially selected keynote speaker

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Memberships of External Bodies
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EPSRC College Member until 2009
2014
Member of the European Board of Stakeholders of Photonics21 [Brussels]
2014
Chief Executive of the North West Photonics Association
2014
Vice-President of the United Kingdom Consortium for Optics [UKCPO]
2014
Chair of Optics and Photonics Division, Institute of Physics
2010
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Other Evidence of External Esteem
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