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Dr Mihai Caleap

Dr Mihai Caleap

Dr Mihai Caleap
BA, BSc, MSc, PhD(Bordeaux), MInstP, CEng, CPhys

Research Associate

Area of research

Multifunctional Metamaterials & Novel Microstructures

Office 1.2 Queen's Building
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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+44 (0) 117 331 5919


Dr. Caleap’s research interests cover various aspects of wave propagation in heterogeneous complex media (including composite materials and metamaterials); his work encompassing multiple scattering and array imaging, both with a focus on applications in Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE).


Current activity involves: 

  • Assembly of reconfigurable colloidal crystals and micro-particle super-lattices due to a synergy of fundamental nanoscale forces (e.g. acoustic & magnetic radiation forces)
  • Acoustic, elastodynamic and electrodynamic metamaterials
  • Particle manipulation with ultrasound
  • Non-destructive evaluation and guided waves
  • Wave propagation in heterogeneous media
  • Linear and non-linear ultrasonics
  • Super-resolution imaging
  • Acoustic quasicrystals




Dr. Mihai Caleap obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2009 from the Physical Acoustics Group at the University of Bordeaux, France and subsequently briefly worked there as a Teaching and Research Assistant. He was appointed to a Post-doctoral Research Assistant position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol in July 2009.


  • Physics
  • Applied mathematics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Geophysics

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