Metamaterials & Metasurfaces: From Microwaves to Optics


Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Time: 12-2:45 p.m
Location: Toronto Plaza Hotel
Cost: $30


Metamaterials are engineered materials that possess properties not found in nature. Professor George V. Eleftheriades (ECE) and his group have developed metamaterials to enable a vast array of technological advancements. Potential application areas for this work include medical imaging and treatment, inexpensive and improved signal propagation that could one day bring Internet to inaccessible and remote locations all around the world, and even invisibility cloaking from radar.

Join us for lunch on Wednesday, January 11 to hear Professor Eleftheriades speak about the fundamentals of transmission-line metamaterials and related structures such as the Huygens’ metasurface.

Guest Speaker

George V. Eleftheriades
Professor, The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)
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George V. Eleftheriades earned his PhD and MSEE degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1993 and 1989 respectively. Currently he is a professor in The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Toronto where he holds the Canada Research/Velma M. Rogers Graham Chair in Engineering.

Eleftheriades introduced the concept of utilizing transmission lines to realize negative-index metamaterials in 2002. Together with his graduate students he has produced the first experimental demonstration of focusing beyond the diffraction limit with a Veselago-Pendry lens and invented a number of novel and practical microwave/antenna devices. Eleftheriades is the recipient of the 2008 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Technical Field Award and the 2015 IEEE John Kraus Antenna Award. He is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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