Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Research Postgraduate



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Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Emanuele Galiffi is a PhD candidate of the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Theory and Simulation of Materials (TSM). He is part of the Condensed Matter Theory Group, where he works with his supervisors Prof. Sir John Pendry and Dr. Paloma Arroyo Huidobro on the realisation of exotic wave phenomena, achieved by structuring materials over space and time.

He completed his MSci degree in Physics at Imperial College in 2016, spending one year in Heidelberg (Germany) as an Erasmus student, where he collaborated with Prof. Sandro Wimberger (currently University of Parma). In 2017, he obtained an MSc degree in Theory and Simulation of Materials as part of the CDT programme.

He is strongly involved in outreach activities. He lead the TSM Stand "Code for Creation" at the 2018 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, and is currently president of the Imperial College Optical Society, OSA/SPIE student chapter at Imperial. In this framework, he regularly organises journal clubs and invited talks, with the aim of strengthening professional bonds among young optics researchers across College. Finally, he works as graduate teaching assistant in tutorials as well as the physics helpdesk for undergraduate students within the Department of Physics.

In his spare time, he enjoys rock climbing and playing the guitar.



Galiffi E, Pendry J, Arroyo Huidobro P, 2019, Singular Graphene Metasurfaces, Epj Applied Metamaterials, Vol:6, ISSN:2272-2394

Galiffi E, Pendry JB, Huidobro PA, 2018, Broadband tunable THz absorption with singular graphene metasurfaces, Acs Nano, Vol:12, ISSN:1936-0851, Pages:1006-1013

Pendry JB, Huidobro PA, Luo Y, et al., 2017, Compacted dimensions and singular plasmonic surfaces, Science, Vol:358, ISSN:0036-8075, Pages:915-917

Galiffi E, Suenderhauf C, DeKieviet M, et al., 2017, Two-dimensional simulation of quantum reflection, Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol:50, ISSN:0953-4075

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