Meet the team – SA

Meet the team

behind the Metaboards

Prof. Chris Stevens

Founder and Scientific Adviser


Chris is a fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford and a fellow in Engineering Science. He conducts research in the fields of metamaterial technologies, quantum computing hardware and terahertz electronics. Chris’s work has spawned two previous spin-outs.

Prof. Ekaterina Shamonina

Founder and Scientific Adviser


Katya’s research covers metamaterials, electrodynamics, plasmonics, nanophotonics and microwave optics. She is the 1st female professor in the area of Electrical Engineering at Oxford, and her book, co-authored with Prof. Solymar, on Metamaterials has been a bestseller. Katya is a fellow of Wadham College, Oxford and prior to her appointment held positions at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg & Imperial College.

Prof. Laszlo Solymar

Founder and Scientific Adviser


Laszlo is an Emeritus Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, Emeritus Professor at the University of Oxford and Visiting Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College, London. He worked first in industry and later at the University of Oxford, completing research on antennas, microwaves, superconductors, holographic gratings, photorefractive materials, and metamaterials. He has held visiting professorships at the Universities of Paris, Copenhagen, Osnabrück, Berlin, Madrid and Budapest. He has published 8 books and over 250 papers. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society since 1995. He received the Faraday Medal of the Institution of Electrical Engineers in 1992.