Nader Engheta Elected Fellow of AAAS

December 16, 2009

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 Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for contributions to "the fields of metamaterials, plasmonic nano-optics, biologically-inspired imaging, and electrodynamics, and for developing the concepts of metactronics and metamaterial-inspired lumped nanocircuits."Fellowship is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Fellows are recognized for meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications.

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.

To read more about Engheta and his research, please visit http://www.ese.upenn.edu/~engheta/.