| Nader Engheta|| Scientist|
| University of Pennsylvania|
California Institute of Technology and University of Tehran
Metamaterials: Physics and Engineering Explorations
California Institute of Technology (1978–1982), University of Tehran (1973–1978)
Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
Physics, Electrical engineering
Charles H. Papas
United States of America
Nader Engheta Wikipedia
Nader Engheta (Persian: نادر انقطاع) (born 1955 in Tehran) is an Iranian-American scientist. He has made contributions to the fields of metamaterials, transformation optics, plasmonic optics, nanophotonics, graphene photonics, nano-materials, nanoscale optics, nanoantennas and miniaturized antennas, physics and reverse-engineering of polarization vision in nature, bio-inspired optical imaging, fractional paradigm in electrodynamics, and electromagnetics and microwaves.
After earning a B.S. degree from the school of engineering (Daneshkadeh-e-Fanni) of the University of Tehran, He left for the United States in the summer of 1978 and earned his Masters and PhD degrees from the Caltech.
He is the originator of the new area of optical metatronics, i.e., metamaterial-based optical nano circuitry, in which properly designed nano structures function as "lumped' optical circuit elements such as optical capacitors, optical inductors and optical resistors. These are the building blocks for the metatronic circuits operating with light. This concept has been recently verified and realized experimentally by him and his research group at the University of Pennsylvania. This provides a new circuit paradigm for information processing at the nanoscale.
He and his group have developed several areas and concepts in the fields of metamaterials and plasmonic optics, including, (1) ‘extreme-parameter metamaterials’ and 'epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) metamaterials'; (2) the concept of Omega structures, as one of the building blocks of structured materials,; (3) ultrathin cavities and waveguides, with sizes beyond diffraction limits, providing possibilities for unprecedented miniaturization of devices; (4) supercoupling phenomena between waveguides using low-permittivity ENZ metamaterials,; (5) extended Purcell effects in nano-optics using the ENZ phenomena, in which enhanced photon density of states occurs in a relatively large area with essentially uniform phase; (6) far-field subwavelength imaging lens based on ENZ hyperbolic metamaterials; (7) scattering-cancellation-based plasmonic cloaking and transparency,; (8) merging the field of graphene with the field of metamaterials and plasmonic optics in infrared regime, providing the roadmaps for one-atom-thick optical devices and one-atom-thick information processing,; (9) microwave artificial chirality; (10) “signal-processing” metamaterials and “meta-machine”, and (11) “digital” metamaterials.
He is currently the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, affiliated with the departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Bioengineering, and Physics and Astronomy.
Professor Engheta has received the following honors and awards:SPIE Gold Medal (2015)
IEEE Electromagnetics Award (2012)
Fellow of the SPIE- The International Society for Optical Engineering (since 2011)
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (since 2010)
Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) (since November 2008)
Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) (since March 1999)
Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE (since January 1996)
Recipient of the George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award 2008 for Excellence in Research
In Scientific American Magazine List of 50 Leaders in Science and Technology, 2006
Endowed Scholarly H. Nedwill Ramsey Professorship, U. of Pennsylvania, January 2005 – present
IEEE Third Millennium Medal
Guggenheim Fellowship (1999)
UPS Foundation Distinguished Educator term Chair
Fulbright Naples Chair Award (1998)
S. Reid Warren Jr. Award (two times: 1993 and 2001)
IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Distinguished Lecturer for 1997–1999
W. M. Keck Foundation's Engineering Teaching Excellence Award (1995)
Christian F. and Mary R. Lindback Foundation Award (1994)
NSF Presidential Young Investigator (PYI) Award (1989)
Frequent plenary and keynote speaker at many conferences
Engheta, Nader; Ziolkowski, Richard W., eds. (July 2006). Metamaterials: Physics and Engineering Explorations. Wiley-IEEE Press. p. 440. ISBN 978-0-471-76102-0.
For Nader Engheta's Recent Research Papers, see http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~engheta/publications.html
For Press Releases and News Media Reports on some of Nader Engheta's Research, see http://www.seas.upenn.edu/~engheta/press.html