Alu Awarded 2013 Adolph Lomb Medal

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

WNCG assistant professor Andrea Alu received the 2013 Adolph Lomb Medal for outstanding contributions to the fields of optical metamaterials and plasmonic optics, and for development of the concept of plasmonic cloaking.' The Adolph Lomb Medal, established in 1940, is presented to a person who has made a noteworthy contribution to optics at an early age. The candidate cannot be older than the age of 35 in the calendar year of presentation. This award is endowed through the Optical Society (OSA) by contributions from the Global Engineering Organization of Bausch + Lomb and the journal Progress in Quantum Electronics, published by Elsevier. The award consists of a silver medal, a certificate and a $3,000 honorarium. It will be presented to Al at the Frontiers in Optics, OSA Annual meeting in Orlando on October 6-10, 2013. Dr. Andrea Alu is an assistant professor with WNCG. He is also affiliated with the Applied Research Laboratories at The University of Texas at Austin. His research focuses on electromagnetics and acoustics.