Nader Engheta Elected Fellow of SPIE

Nader Engheta, H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering, has been elected Fellow of SPIE -The International Society for Optical Engineering - for "pioneering contributions to the fields of metamaterials, plasmonic nano-optics, biologically inspired optical imaging, and electrodynamics." Fellows are SPIE Members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. They are honored for their technical achievement, for their service to the general optics community, and to SPIE in particular.

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 Medallist, a Fellow of American Physical Society, a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 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.

SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Serving more than 180,000 constituents from 168 countries, the Society advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth.

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