Prof. Andrea Alù has been named the 2016 recipient of the Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science. The award is given to early career researchers who are within 10 years of having received a Ph.D, and have "already made a significant contribution to materials research and clearly have a promising future." This is the fourth time the award is given. Past recipients were affiliated with Stanford, Caltech and the Harvard MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
Andrea Alù is an Associate Professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at The University of Texas at Austin and holds the Temple Foundation Endowed Professorship No. 3. Over the last few years, he has won several international research awards, among which Simons Investigators in Physics award (2016), the National Science Foundation Waterman Award (2015), the prestigious URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal (2011), an NSF CAREER award (2010), and the AFOSR Young Investigator Award (2010).