Metamaterials for Invisibility and Light Manipulation

First-year Graduate Lecture
Thursday, October 17, 2013
7:00 PM
ENS 314
Free and open to the public

Invisibility and transparency have inspired the imagination of mankind for centuries, but only since a few years it has been found that meta-materials, man-made nanostructured materials with properties that go beyond what is available in nature, can overcome conventional laws of optics and practically realize these concepts. Our research group has pioneered the conception, implementation and application of metamaterials for cloaking devices and invisibility, as well as several other applications to extend the frontiers for the control of light with materials. In the seminar, I will theoretically discuss how metamaterials can open new directions for invisibility and light manipulation and show a few experimental results proving these concepts.

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Speaker

Andrea Alu

Andrea Alu

Associate Professor
UT ECE

Andrea Alù is an Associate Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at The University of Texas at Austin and holds the David & Doris Lybarger Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Engineering.