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Prof. Andrea Alù Invited to Speak at 2015 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Prof. Andrea Alù has been invited to speak at the National Academy of Engineering's 2015 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium taking place September 9-11, 2015 in Irvine, California. The symposium will cover cutting-edge developments in four areas: Cybersecurity, Forecasting Natural Disasters, Optical and Mechanical Materials, and Engineering the Search for Earth-like Exoplanets. The goal of the program is to "bring together engineers from all engineering disciplines and from industry, universities, and federal labs to facilitate cross-disciplinary exchange and promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across fields in order to sustain and build US innovative capacity."

Prof. Alù will present a talk titled "Creating New Devices Through Metamaterials" for the symposium.

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. 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). 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 plasmonics.