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Professor Rebecca Seviour is the head of the Accelerator Reserach Group at the University of Huddersfield and a non-executive director at Alceli ltd. Prior to joining Huddersfield in 2013 she was the Lise Meitner Professor at Lund University, Sweden, with a joint position at the European Spallation Source. Since her first faculty appointment (2006) she has received over £1.6M Principe Investigator and joint awarded £27.8M in Co-Investigator grants. In 2007 Prof Seviour was awarded a Challenging Engineering award (EP/E007635/1, £0.9M) on photonics and metamaterials. Outputs from this project were nominated for the METAMORPHOSE industrial application award in 2009, and receiving support from the USAF, for which funding has recently been extended in the area of transformative artificial Electromagnetic media.

Prof Seviour is currently active in the EPSRC college, STFC Industrial Partnership panel, and is an elected member of the Executive Committee in the NPSS of the IEEE. Previously she has been a member of the STFC PPGP panel, STFC Gravitational waves panel, and has acted on as a member on DoE review panels.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Optics
  • Photonics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Experimental Physics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Scattering
  • Waveguides
  • Photonic Crystals
  • Metamaterials
  • Computational Electromagnetics
  • Microwave
  • Electromagnetism
  • Accelerators
  • Microwave Applications
  • Atmospheric Plasma
  • Particle accelerator applications
  • Particle accelerator reliability
  • Electromagnetic wave propagation
  • Inhomogeneous media
  • Periodic structures
  • Particle/wave interaction mediated via metamaterial/photonic-crystals
  • Surface effects in RF breakdown phenomena
  • Novel Electromagnetic media
  • Electromagnetic research
  • Modelling RF structures


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