Nader Engheta Elected Fellow of APS

December 1, 2008

PHILADELPHIA –- Nader Engheta, H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering for the School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) "for development of concepts of metamaterial-inspired optical lumped nanocircuits, and for ground breaking contributions to the fields of metamaterials, plasmonic nano-optics, biologically-inspired imaging, and electrodynamics.”  Fellowship is a distinct honor signifying recognition by professional peers and is limited to no more than one half of one percent of the APS membership.

Engheta’s current research activities span a broad range of areas, including metamaterials and plasmonics, nanooptics and nanophotonics, bio-inspired sensing and imaging, miniaturized antennas and nanoantennas, physics and reverse-engineering of polarization vision in nature, mathematics of fractional operators, and physics of fields and waves phenomena. 

He has also published numerous journal papers, book chapters, conference articles, and is a Guggenheim Fellow, an IEEE Third Millennium Medalist, a Fellow of American Physical Society, a Fellow of IEEE, and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and has received numerous other awards and distinctions for his scholarly research contributions and teaching activities.

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