Fourth International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics     Karlsruhe, Germany, September 2010
Plenary speakers
Christopher Caloz
Christophe Caloz
Recent Advances in Metamaterial Technology for Microwave Applications

Christophe Caloz received the Diplôme d'Ingénieur en Électricité and the Ph.D. degree from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, in 1995 and 2000, respectively. From 2001 to 2004, he was a Postdoctoral Research Engineer at the Microwave Electronics Laboratory of University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). In June 2004, Dr. Caloz joined École Polytechnique of Montréal, where he is now an Associate Professor, a member of the Microwave Research Center Poly-Grames, and the holder of a Canada Research Chair (CRC). He has authored and co-authored 350 technical conference, letter and journal papers, 9 book and book chapters, and he holds several patents. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Member of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) MTT-15, a Speaker of the MTT-15 Speaker Bureau, and the Chair of the Commission D (Electronics and Photonics) of the Canadian Union de Radio Science Internationale (URSI). He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Numerical Modelling (IJNM), of the International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering (RFMiCAE), of the International Journal of Antennas and Propagation (IJAP), and of the journal “Metamaterials” of the Metamorphose Network of Excellence. He received the UCLA Chancellor’s Award for Post-doctoral Research in 2004 and the MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineer Award in 2007. His research interests include all fields of theoretical, computational and technological electromagnetics engineering, with strong emphasis on emergent and multidisciplinary topics.

Nader Engheta
Nader Engheta
Metatronics with Light and Electrons: Taming the Optics and Electronics with Metamaterials

Nader Engheta is the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering, and Professor of Bioengineering, at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Tehran, and his M.S and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Selected as one of the Scientific American Magazine 50 Leaders in Science and Technology in 2006 for developing the concept of optical lumped nanocircuits, he is a Guggenheim Fellow, an IEEE Third Millennium Medalist, IEEE Fellow, American Physical Society Fellow, Optical Society of America Fellow, and the recipient of the 2008 George H. Heilmeier Award for Excellence in Research from UPenn, the Fulbright Naples Chair Award, NSF Presidential Young Investigator award, the UPS Foundation Distinguished Educator term Chair, and several teaching awards including the Christian F. and Mary R. Lindback Foundation Award, S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award, and W. M. Keck Foundation Award. His current research activities span a broad range of areas including metamaterials and plasmonics, nanooptics and nanophotonics, biologically-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 co-edited (with R. W. Ziolkowski) the book entitled “Metamaterials: Physics and Engineering Explorations” by Wiley-IEEE Press, 2006.

Christopher Caloz
Nikolay Zheludev
Nonlinear and Switchable Photonic Metamaterials

Nikolay Zheludev, PhD, DSc is Professor of Physics at the University of Southampton (UK). He is Deputy Director (Physics) of the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton the Director of EPSRC Centre on Nanostructured Photonic Metamaterials. He received MSc, PhD and DSc from Moscow State University and joined the faculty at Southampton University in 1991. His awards include a Senior Research Fellowship with the Leverhulme Trust (2001), a Senior Research Professorship of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (2002) and the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award (2009).