About EUROEM 2016
The EUROEM conference series is well-established, recognisable and attended by international EMC community since 1978.
Organised every two years, the 2016 conference is returning to the United Kingdom (last time held in Edinburgh in 2000).
Organised by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) in cooperation with SUMMA Foundation, EUROEM 2016 conference continues the EUROEM/AMEREM tradition of bringing together the:
- 21tst High-Power Electromagnetics Conference (HPEM 21)
- 14th Ultra-Wideband, Short-Pulse Electromagnetics Conference ( to be compiled into a book)
- 14th Unexploded Ordnance Detection and Range Remediation Conference (to be compiled into a book)
Professor Sir John Pendry - “The Science of Invisibility”
Electromagnetism encompasses much of modern technology. Its influence rests on our ability to deploy materials that can control the component electric and magnetic fields.
A new class of materials has created some extraordinary possibilities such as a negative refractive index, and lenses whose resolution is limited only by the precision with which we can manufacture them.
Cloaks have been designed and built that hide objects within them, but remain completely invisible to external observers.
The new materials, named metamaterials, have properties determined as much by their internal physical structure as by their chemical composition and the radical new properties to which they give access promise to transform our ability to control much of the electromagnetic spectrum.
About the speaker
John Pendry has made seminal contributions to surface science, disordered systems and photonics.
His most recent work has introduced a new class of materials, metamaterials, whose electromagnetic properties depend on their internal structure rather than their chemical constitution.
Pendry discovered that a ‘perfect lens’ manufactured from negatively refracting material would circumvent Abbé’s diffraction limit to spatial resolution, which has stood for more than a century.
His most recent innovation of ‘transformation optics’ gives the metamaterial specifications required to rearrange electromagnetic field configurations at will, by representing the field distortions as a warping of the space in which they exist.
In its simplest form the theory shows how we can direct field lines around a given obstacle and thus provide a ‘cloak of invisibility’, which was first realised at Duke in 2006.
Chair’s Welcome Address
Dr. Richard Hoad, Technical Manager, Disruptive Technologies, QinetiQ
"There is no doubt that HPEM phenomena represents a threat to modern critical infrastructures which are increasingly underpinned by electrical and electronics technologies. This is not so different from the cyber threat that we perceive today and there are some similarities which will be discussed.
"The conference themes address HPEM effects and importantly highlight developments in protection from unwanted and potentially dangerous effects. New transformative materials and applications will be discussed by our keynote speaker Prof Sir John Pendry and we have dedicated a special session to this topic this year.
"Popular themes such as Lightning effects and measurement, transients in UHV/EHV transmission lines and HPEM in the biomedical domain are also featured.
"EUROEM 2016 provides a fantastic opportunity for the HPEM community to come together, to share knowledge, to understand new challenges and perhaps to find solutions to those challenges. The conference also provides a space to network with colleagues and leading figures in the field, from Europe and the rest of the world."