Imperial College London

Professor Sébastien Guenneau

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Research Associate



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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



Guenneau S, Lombard B, Bellis C, 2021, Time-domain investigation of an external cloak for antiplane elastic waves, Applied Physics Letters, Vol:118, ISSN:0003-6951

Farhat M, Chen P-Y, Guenneau S, et al., 2021, Self-dual singularity through lasing and antilasing in thin elastic plates, Physical Review B, Vol:103, ISSN:2469-9950

Ji Q, Chen X, Liang J, et al., 2021, Designing thermal energy harvesting devices with natural materials through optimized microstructures, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol:169, ISSN:0017-9310

Tang K, Xu C, Guenneau S, et al., 2021, Pulse Dynamics of Flexural Waves in Transformed Plates, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:31, ISSN:1616-301X

Brûlé S, Guenneau S, 2021, Past, present and future of seismic metamaterials: Experiments on soil dynamics, cloaking, large scale analogue computer and space–time modulations, Comptes Rendus Physique, Vol:21, ISSN:1631-0705, Pages:767-785

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