Imperial College London

Professor Sébastien Guenneau

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics




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6m13Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Sébastien R.L. Guenneau is a Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) working in the CNRS-Imperial Abraham de Moivre Unité Mixte Internationale. His main research interests lie in the physics of metamaterials for an enhanced control of wave and diffusion phenomena (including negative refraction and cloaking), in homogenization of multiscale periodic and quasi-periodic media, and in finite element models of acoustic, electromagnetic, hydrodynamic and elastodynamic waves.

He serves as an Editorial board member of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A (2015-present), the European Physics Journal Applied Metamaterials (2015-present), the Journal Advances in Mathematical Physics (2018-present) and the Journal Applied Sciences: Acoustics Section (2018-present). He has been since 2017 a Joint Executive Editor of the Metamaterials book series (ISTE/Wiley Publishers), which also publishes peer-reviewed Open Access research articles. 

His personal webpage can be found at



Chen Y, Frenzel T, Guenneau S, et al., 2020, Mapping acoustical activity in 3D chiral mechanical metamaterials onto micropolar continuum elasticity, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol:137, ISSN:0022-5096

Pham K, Maurel A, Félix S, et al., 2020, Hybridized love waves in a guiding layer supporting an array of plates with decorative endings, Materials, Vol:13, Pages:1-27

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

Farhat M, Chen PY, Bagci H, et al., 2020, Scattering theory and cancellation of gravity-flexural waves of floating plates, Physical Review B, Vol:101, ISSN:2469-9950

Brûlé S, Enoch S, Guenneau S, 2020, Emergence of seismic metamaterials: Current state and future perspectives, Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics, Vol:384, ISSN:0375-9601

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