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ECE Distinguished Lecture Series: Optics at the Extreme
Start Date: 3/2/2016Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 3/2/2016End Time: 2:00 PM

The ECE Distinguished Lecture Series

Nader Engheta

H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor 
University of Pennsylvania
Chair of the Gordon Research Conference

Title of the talk: Optics at the Extreme

Recent development in nanotechnology and materials science and engineering has made it possible to engineer materials with unusual parameters and characteristics. We have been exploring light-matter interaction in metamaterials and metastructures with extreme parameters, such as near-zero permittivity and near-zero permeability, and with extreme features such as very high phase velocity, very low energy velocity, extremely thin (one-atom-thick metasurfaces), subwavelength nonreciprocal vortexes, extreme anisotropy, giant nonlinearity in phase-change dynamics, “static optics”, nanoscale computation in optical nanocircuits, and more. Such “extreme optics” will provide us with unprecedented features and functionalities in both wave physics and quantum optics and engineering. I will discuss some of our ongoing work in these areas, present some of the opportunities and challenges in this area, and forecast some future directions and possibilities.

Speaker Biography:
Nader Engheta is the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, with affiliations in the Departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, and Bioengineering. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Tehran, and his M.S and Ph.D. degrees from Caltech. 
He has received several awards for his research including the 2015 Fellow of US National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the 2015 Gold Medal from SPIE, the 2015 National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow (NSSEFF) Award from US DoD, the 2015 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2014 Balthasar van der Pol Gold Medal from the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), the 2013 Inaugural SINA Award in Engineering, the 2012 IEEE Electromagnetics Award, 2006 Scientific American Magazine 50 Leaders in Science and Technology, and IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He is a Fellow of six international scientific and technical societies, i.e., IEEE, OSA, APS, MRS, SPIE, and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
His current research activities span a broad range of areas including nanophotonics, metamaterials, nano-scale optics, graphene optics, imaging and sensing inspired by eyes of animal species, optical nanoengineering, microwave and optical antennas, and engineering and physics of fields and waves. He has co-edited (with R. W. Ziolkowski) the book entitled “Metamaterials: Physics and Engineering Explorations” by Wiley-IEEE Press, 2006. He was the Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Plasmonics in June 2012.
Foggy Bottom - Science and Engineering Hall
800 22nd St NW
Washington, DC 20052
Room: B1220 (Lehman Auditorium, right side only)
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
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