Imperial College London

Dr Mehul P. Makwana

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Research Associate







537Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Research interests include (but are not limited to) group theory applied to classical Newtonian systems, asymptotic methods, topological insulators and software development.

Consultant for Multiwave Technologies AG (

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Tang K, Makwana MP, Craster RV, et al., 2020, Observations of symmetry induced topological mode steering in a reconfigurable elastic plate, Arxiv Preprint, Arxiv:1910.08172

Wiltshaw R, Craster R, Makwana M, 2020, Asymptotic approximations for Bloch waves and topological mode steering in a planar array of Neumann scatterers, Wave Motion, Vol:99, ISSN:0165-2125

Makwana M, Wiltshaw R, Guenneau S, et al., 2020, Hybrid topological guiding mechanisms for photonic crystal fibers, Optics Express, Vol:28, ISSN:1094-4087, Pages:30871-30888

Bandari A, 2020, Square-shaped structures can topologically guide water waves, Scilight, Vol:2020, Pages:141104-141104

Makwana M, Laforge N, Craster R, et al., 2020, Experimental observations of topologically guided water waves within non-hexagonal structures, Applied Physics Letters, Vol:116, ISSN:0003-6951, Pages:131603-1-131603-5

Proctor M, Huidobro PA, Maier SA, et al., 2020, Manipulating topological valley modes in plasmonic metasurfaces, Nanophotonics, Vol:9, ISSN:2192-8606, Pages:657-665

Makwana M, Chaplain G, 2019, Tunable three-way topological energy-splitter, Scientific Reports, Vol:9, ISSN:2045-2322

Makwana M, Craster R, Guenneau S, 2019, Topological beam-splitting in photonic crystals, Optics Express, Vol:27, ISSN:1094-4087, Pages:16088-16102

Chaplain GJ, Makwana MP, Craster R, 2019, Rayleigh-Bloch, topological edge and interface waves for structured elastic plates, Wave Motion, Vol:86, ISSN:0165-2125, Pages:162-174

Makwana MP, Chaplain GJ, 2019, Tunable three-way topological energy-splitter: venturing beyond graphene-like structures, Arxiv Preprint Arxiv:1901.01937

Makwana M, Craster R, 2018, Designing multi-directional energy-splitters and topological valley supernetworks, Physical Review B, ISSN:1098-0121

Makwana M, Craster R, 2018, Geometrically navigating topological platonic modes around gentle and sharp bends, Physical Review B, Vol:98, ISSN:2469-9950

Vanel AL, Craster RV, Colquitt DJ, et al., 2016, Asymptotics of dynamic lattice Green’s functions, Wave Motion, Vol:67, ISSN:0165-2125, Pages:15-31

Makwana M, Antonakakis T, Maling B, et al., 2016, Wave mechanics in media pinned at bravais lattice points, Siam Journal on Applied Mathematics, Vol:76, ISSN:1095-712X, Pages:1-26

Colquitt DJ, Craster RV, Makwana M, 2015, High frequency homogenisation for elastic lattices, Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, Vol:68, Pages:203-230

Makwana M, 2015, Theoretical extensions and applications of high frequency homogenisation to periodic media

Makwana M, Craster RV, 2014, Homogenisation for hexagonal lattices and honeycomb structures, The Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, Vol:67, Pages:599-630

Makwana M, Craster RV, 2013, Localised point defect states in asymptotic models of discrete lattices, Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, Vol:66, Pages:289-316

Craster RV, Antonakakis T, Makwana M, et al., 2012, Dangers of using the edges of the Brillouin zone, Physical Review B, Vol:86, Pages:115130-115130

Colquitt DJ, Craster RV, Antonakakis T, et al., High Frequency Homogenisation for Elastic Metamaterials: Structured Surfaces and Lattices


Craster RV, Kaplunov J, 2013, Dynamic localization phenomena in elasticity, acoustics and electromagnetism, Springer


Movchan AB, Movchan NV, Jones IS, et al., 2018, 70+ Years of the Watson Integrals, Mathematical Modelling of Waves in Multi-Scale Structured Media, Cambridge University Press Oxford, UK, Pages:1-12

Craster RV, Makwana M, 2013, Modelling microstructured media: periodic systems and effective media, CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures, Pages:1-17

Craster RV, Makwana M, 2013, Modelling microstructured media: periodic systems and effective media, Dynamic Localization Phenomena in Elasticity, Acoustics and Electromagnetism, Springer, Pages:1-17


Makwana M, 2019, Designing symmetry-protected valley-Hall networks in phononic systems, Pages:468-469

Makwana M, Craster R, 2018, Geometrically engineering topological energy-splitters and supernetworks, Pages:48-48

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