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Nader Engheta: Wave interaction with metamaterials

Nanoparticles can be arranged to create customized optical circuits.

20 January 2016, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201601.01

Nader Engheta is the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, with affiliation in the Departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Bioengineering, Physics and Astronomy, and Materials Science and Engineering. He received the BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, the MS degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and physics from the California Institute of Technology.

The Engheta group is interested in the science and technology of fields and waves. Group members explore a variety of research scenarios in wave-matter interaction, in both the optical as well as microwave domains. Engheta's current research activities span a broad range of areas including nanophotonics, metamaterials, plasmonics, nanoscale optics, graphene optics, imaging and sensing inspired by eyes of certain animal species, optical nanoengineering, time-reversal symmetry breaking and nonreciprocity, microwave and optical antennas, mathematics of fractional operators, and physics and engineering of fields and waves.

He has received numerous awards for his research including the 2015 SPIE Gold Medal of the Society, the 2015 National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow Award from the United States Department of Defense. He is a Fellow of SPIE and several other organizations. He was also recently named to the National Academy of Inventors.