Prof. Andrea Alù Recieves NSF CAREER Award

Monday, February 1, 2010 - 12:00pm

Prof. Andrea Alù Recieves NSF CAREER Award

Andrea Alù

Professor Andrea Alù has received an NSF CAREER Award for his research on "Sensing, Imaging and Energy Applications of Metamaterial Cloaks." Dr. Alù's research focuses on the fundamental theoretical and experimental study of metamaterial covers, operating as cloaks to suppress the otherwise inevitable disturbance that near-field sensors, imagers and absorbers produce on their surroundings. These findings will be aimed at advancing near-field measurements and imaging techniques, and increasing the efficiency of green-energy devices. Furthermore, these research concepts will be combined with a number of outreach and educational activities, aimed at integrating metamaterial research and education, with special emphasis on diversity and minorities.

These results may substantially improve biomedical measurements and the efficiency of absorbing semiconductor devices. Moreover, the educational plan broadens the project's impact through various activities, including the creation of a website, combining teaching resources on metamaterials with cutting-edge research updates, and the organization of a student symposium on metamaterials. These efforts will fill the gap between the considerable research activity on metamaterials and its currently limited educational extent, broadening the impact of these exciting topics to all society.