Nader Engheta

Nader Engheta was born in October 8, 1955 in Tehran and is an Iranian-American scientist. He is currently the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, affiliated with the departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering, Bioengineering, and Physics and Astronomy.

He earned his Masters and PhD degrees from the California Institute of Technology, and his B.S. degree from the school of engineering (Fanni) of the University of Tehran. Professor Engheta moved to the United States of America in 1978, and he and his family currently live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He has made significant contributions to the fields of metamaterials, transformation optics, plasmonic optics, nanophotonics,graphene photonics, nano-materials, nanoscale optics, nanoantennas and miniaturized antennas, physics and reverse-engineering of polarization vision in nature, bio-inspired optical imaging, fractional paradigm in electrodynamics, and electromagnetics and microwaves.

He is the originator of the new area of optical metatronics, in which properly designed nano structures function as “lumped’ optical circuit elements such as optical resistors. These are the building blocks for the metatronic circuits operating with light.

He and his group have pioneered and developed several exciting areas and concepts in the fields of metamaterials and plasmonic optics, such as: microwave artificial chirality, “signal-processing” metamaterials and “meta-machine”, and “digital” metamaterials.

Latest Interview with Dr. Engheta (2017) 

Part 1

Part 2

Interview with Dr. Nader Engheta  (2014)