OSE Distinguished Lecture Series

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Professor Nader Enghata

Posted: October 5, 2016

Over 100 students, faculty and partners from industry, including the National Laboratories, enrolled to attend the OSE Distinguished Lecture Series, held November 2-4, 2016. The Series featured Nader Engheta, a national leader in the field of nanophotonics. Nader Engheta is the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania. He offered three separate lectures for the Series:

  • Tailoring Waves at the Extreme with Metamaterials
  • Low-Index Photonics
  • Quantum Optics of Metamaterials

Engheta’s presentations were geared toward a wide audience of working professionals in technical fields. All lectures were held in Room 101 of the Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM) on UNM’s south campus.

Doris Williams, OSE Program Advisor, welcomes Nader Engheta. // CHTM Interim Director and OSE faculty member Arash Mafi introduces the speaker, who conducted excellent presentations before a rapt audience in CHTM 101. // Engheta then enjoys a smaller session over pizza with students.

About Nader Engheta

Engheta is an award-winning researcher who focuses on the science and technology of waves and wave-matter interaction, both in the optical and microwave domains. He has made significant contributions to the fields of optics, photonics, nanomaterials, and miniaturized antennas.

He is the recipient of many awards, including the 2015 Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors, the 2015 Gold Medal from SPIE, and the 2015 National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow Award from the Department of Defense.

Engheta is also affiliated with the departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering; Bioengineering; Physics and Astronomy; and Materials Science and Engineering at University of Pennsylvania. He earned his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Tehran, all in electrical engineering.

Nader Engheta
H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
University of Pennsylvania
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