City University of New York
Andrea Alù is the Founding Director and Einstein Professor at the Photonics Initiative, Advanced Science Research Center, City University of New York. He received his Laurea (2001) and PhD (2007) from the University of Roma Tre, Italy, and joined the University of Texas at Austin in 2009, where he was the Temple Foundation Endowed Professor until Jan. 2018. His current research interests span over a broad range of areas, including metamaterials and plasmonics, electromagnetics, nano-optics, photonics and acoustics.
Dr. Alù is a Fellow of IEEE, OSA, SPIE and APS, a Highly Cited Researcher in Physics (2017, 2018), a Simons Investigator in Physics since 2016, and has received several scientific awards, including the ICO Prize in Optics (2016), the NSF Alan T. Waterman award (2015), the OSA Adolph Lomb Medal (2013), and the URSI Issac Koga Gold Medal (2011).