Nader Engheta Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Nader Engheta, H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, has been named a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow.

Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

Engheta's research interests span the fields of nanooptics and nanophotonics, metamaterials and plasmonics, and optical nanostructures, including nanoantennas, nanocircuits, and nanosystems. He and his group have been developing the concept of optical lumped nanocircuits based on material nanostructures, with the goal of "modularizing" nanophotonics and providing the possibility of information processing with light at the nanoscale, and also the extreme platforms for unprecedented tailoring and manipulating light-matter interaction. His group has also been investigating bio-inspired sensing and imaging.

Engheta will be officially presented with the honor at the NAI 2016 Annual Conference in Washington D.C. in April 2016.

To learn more about Nader Engheta and his research, please visit his website.