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Manipulating Light with Novel Materials




for Members

Manipulating Light with Novel Materials

Friday, May 22, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM EDT


Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences


Since prehistoric use of mirrors and lenses to divert light and magnify images, human beings have made effective use of light using materials. This webinar will focus on cutting edge nano-structured materials that manipulate light in novel ways, with huge potential application in telecommunication and electronic industries.

In This Webinar, You’ll Learn

  • The basic laws of light-matter interactions
  • What are plasmonic materials and metamaterials and how they are made
  • How to realize cloaking using metamaterials.
  • Potential applications of plasmonic materials and metamaterials and the challenges they face for further development.
Alexandra Boltasseva

Alexandra Boltasseva, PhD
Purdue University

Alexandra Boltasseva specializes in nanophotonics, optical materials and nanotechnology. The central theme of her research is to find new ways to realize plasmonic and nanophotonic devices - from material building blocks to advanced designs and demonstrations. She is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering (by courtesy) at Purdue University. Alexandra received her BS and MS degrees from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and her PhD from Technical University of Denmark. She is Fellow of the Optical Society of America, Fellow of SPIE, and Editor-in-chief of the journal Optical Materials Express.

Andrea Alu

Andrea Alù, PhD
City University of New York (CUNY)

Andrea Alù is the founding director of the Photonics Initiative at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, Einstein Professor of Physics at the CUNY Graduate Center, and Professor of Electrical Engineering at The City College of New York. His work has focused on nanostructured materials and metamaterials to mold electromagnetic waves, light, and sound in highly unusual ways, going beyond the limits of natural materials. Andrea received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from Roma Tre University, Italy. Before joining CUNY, he was the Temple Foundation Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin until 2018.

Access to Webinar Materials

A link to the eBriefing (video recording) of this Webinar will be available to all registrants within 30 days of the event date.  The eBriefing will be available to all registrants for 60 days following publication, after which it will revert to Member-only access. Not a Member? Join today.