Professor Allan Boardman is known for his work on surface plasmons and guided wave optics, especially nonlinear waves, solitons, magneto-optics and negative refracting metamaterials. He is a leading theorist and numerical analyst in these areas, especially magneto-optics and metamaterials, and was recently cited by the Optical Society of America for his seminal contributions and exemplary leadership and service to the optics community.
Allan Boardman is Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Salford and holds a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Durham UK. He is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the UK Institute of Mathematics and its Applications. He co-Chaired the major UK photonics meeting called Photon06. He is co-chair of the SPIE Photonic Metamaterials conference series to be held in San Diego and has organized other conferences, including being a Director of a number of pivotal NATO Advanced Study Institutes.
He is the chair of the Optics and Photonics Division of the UK Institute of Physics and is Vice-President of the United Kingdom Consortium for Optics and Photonics (UKCPO). He is also a Board member of the Quantum Electronics and Optics Division of the European Physical Society. He is the UK voice on the new European strategy program called OPERA 2015.
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