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Nanotechnology

Andrea Alu: Combining wave phenomena to create new metasurfaces

Boosting interactions between waves and matter to build new devices and develop new concepts.

9 November 2016, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201611.01

Andrea Alù, The University of Texas at Austin (USA) Andrea Alù is a Temple Foundation Endowed Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his Laurea (2001) and PhD (2007) from the University of Roma Tre (Italy). After a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in 2009.

His current research interests include metamaterials and plasmonics, electromagnetics, nano-optics, photonics, and acoustics. Alù is an author of over 350 journal papers, is a Fellow of IEEE, OSA, and APS, an SPIE Senior Member, and has received several scientific awards, including the NSF Alan T. Waterman award (2015), the OSA Adolph Lomb Medal (2013), and the URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal (2011).