Eric Plum

Marconi Young Sholar Eric Plum

Recognized in 2009

“Being a Paul Baran Young Scholar offers great connections and opens doors.”

Research Area

Dynamic control of metamaterial optical properties. Potential applications range from all-optical data and image processing to controlling and modulating light in various ways.

Current Position

Research Lecturer at the Centre for Photonic Metamaterials and Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK


  • Ph.D., Optoelectronics, University of Southampton
  • B.Sc., Physics with Astrophysics, New Mexico Tech

Young Scholar Research

Discovery of several types of large chiral optical effects in metamaterials. Potential applications include novel types of polarization controllers and spectral filters.

Other Honors

  • 2010-2015 Leverhulme Fellowship, UK
  • 2011 Institute of Physics PhD Thesis Prize, UK
  • 2005-2006 Fulbright Scholarship, USA
  • 2003 Award of the German Aerospace Centre, Germany

Fun Fact

I enjoy growing fruits and vegetables and I support science projects at schools.