Ben Maling

Associate, Patent Scientist
London, EIP Europe LLP

Ben’s background is in physics and maths, having taught both subjects to higher education level at a private college in London, before completing a PhD in Applied Mathematics at Imperial College, London on the asymptotic analysis of array-guided waves.

The focus of his research was on developing analytical techniques, based on the tools of asymptotic analysis, for the study of guided waves and resonant effects in periodic and quasi-periodic structures. The application of these techniques yields predictions, whose accuracy has been verified by simulation and experiments, which can assist in the design of photonic crystals, micro-resonators and other devices.

Ben’s work has been published in various academic journals and he has presented at national and international conferences on the subject of metamaterials and photonics. He also has a MSc in Applied Mathematics from Imperial College.

Published articles

  • 6 December 2016
    IMA (Institute of Mathematics and its Applications) Journal of Applied Mathematics, Asymptotic analysis of a Bragg fibre: a multiple scales approach
  • 10 November 2016
    Wave Motion, Dynamic homogenisation of Maxwell’s equations with applications to photonic crystals and localised waveforms on metasurfaces
  • 13 July 2016
    Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Whispering Bloch modes

Education and qualifications

Ben achieved a distinction in his MSc at Imperial and obtained the highest score in his research project. He achieved a first in his BA degree at Oxford University, where he was awarded a scholarship for excellent performance in his first year examinations.

  • 2013 — 2016
    PhD in Applied Mathematics, Imperial College London
  • 2012 — 2013
    MSc in Applied Mathematics, Imperial College London
  • 2005 — 2008
    BA in Physics, University of Oxford

Career history

  • 2016 — present
    Associate, EIP
  • 2008 — 2012
    Physics & Maths Teacher / Head of Physics & Maths, Westminster Tutors, London
  • 2009 — 2011
    Physics & Maths Tutor, Graveney School, London

Speaking engagements

  • 27 July 2016
    Meta ’16 conference, Malaga, Whispering Bloch modes
  • 23 June 2016
    Metamaterials, Beyond Photonics conference, Edinburgh, Whispering Bloch modes
  • 15 August 2015
    Meta ’15 conference, New York, Homogenisation for short waves in metamaterials and photonic crystals