Andrea Alù is an Associate Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at The University of Texas at Austin and holds the Cockrell Family Dean’s Chair in Engineering Excellence Fellowship.
Dr. Alù received his Ph.D. (2007), M.S. (2003) and Laurea (2001) degrees from the University of Roma Tre (Italy), and worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Pennsylvania in 2007-2008. Dr. Alù is the co-author of over 400 scientific contributions published in international books, journals, transactions and peer-reviewed conference proceedings and is the co-inventor of three US Patents related to his research. His papers have received over 2,500 citations (until Aug. 2011), with an h-index of 24. Some of his research achievements have raised worldwide attention in the scientific and news press, like in the case of metamaterial cloaking and optical nanocircuits and nanoantennas.
Over the last few years, he has won several international research awards, among which the prestigious URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal (2011), an NSF CAREER award (2010), the AFOSR Young Investigator Award (2010), the Leopold B. Felsen Award for Excellence in Electrodynamics (2008), the SUMMA Graduate Fellowship in Advanced Electromagnetics (2004), Young Scientist Awards from URSI General Assembly (2005) and URSI Commission B (2007 and 2004), IEEE AP-S Student Paper award (2003) and the Raj Mittra Travel Grant Award (2004). He serves as OSA Traveling Lecturer since 2010, as associate editor of Optics Express and IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, as a guest editor for several special issues in the areas of metamaterials and plasmomics.