Welcome to the website of the Millimetre Wave and EPR group in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews, Scotland.

Millimetre waves occupy the region of the electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and the infrared/teraherz. In recent years this part of the spectrum, has seen a huge increase in use and a large number of applications, from car radar, airport security scanning, fusion diagnostics, high bandwidth comms, terrain mapping. imaging through clouds or clothing to molecular or magnetic spectrometry of a wide range of materials and systems.


At St Andrews, there is a current focus on mm-wave magnetic resonance (EPR) systems and mm-wave radar systems although we have developed a wide range of mm-wave instrumentation,  systems and components and are also involved in major outreach projects. An introduction to our mm-wave  research is presented here, and our EPR research can be found on the menu or here.


We have PhD positions in both mm-wave research and EPR research (for strong UK or potentially EU students).  In particular, we are a member of the Doctoral Training Centre in Integrated Magnetic Resonance, in collaboration with Warwick, Nottingham, Southampton, Aberdeen and Dundee Universities, which offers generous stipends and extensive training in NMR and EPR techniques.  General enquiries should be directed to the group leader, Dr Graham Smith.  Details of group personnel can be found here.


The Group are leading the development of a submillimetre wave imaging radar for future airport security applications within the EU FP7 project CONSORTIS (Concealed Object Stand-Off Real-Time Imaging for Security). You can find out more about this project at the official website here.


Note – the current website is in the process of being  updated,   but our old group web site, which still contains a great deal of interest, may be found here.