Professor Andrea Alù Awarded URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal
UT ECE professor Andrea Alù has been awarded the URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal with the following citation: "For contributions to the theory and application of electromagnetic metamaterials, in particular the conception of plasmonic-based cloaking, optical nanocircuits, and anomalous propagation and radiation in metamaterials". The award is given every third year. Andrea will receive his medal during the Opening Ceremony of the URSI (French acronym for International Union of Radio Science) General Assembly and Scientific Symposium in Istanbul, Turkey, in August.
Andrea Alù's research specializes in electromagnetic metamaterials and plasmonics, with applications spanning microwaves, infrared and optical frequencies, including nanooptics and nanophotonics, radio-science, cloaking and transparency, nanocircuits and nanostructures modeling, miniaturized antennas and nanoantennas. His research has significantly contributed to the fields of plasmonic cloaking, optical nanoantennas and nanocircuits and to the theory and modeling of metamaterials. He has authored over 120 journal papers, 15 book chapters and 235 conference papers that have received over 2,100 citations. Dr. Alù's recent recognitions include a 2010 NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and a 2010 AFOSR Young Investigator Award.