Andrea Alù
Position: Einstein Professor of Physics; Director of the Photonics Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center
Program: Physics
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Room Number: 212-413-3260
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D., Roma Tre University, Italy
Alù, an engineer and photonics researcher, is best known for his breakthroughs in invisibility cloaking, or making objects transparent to incoming microwave signals. He was previously the Temple Foundation Endowed Professor #3 in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. He was also a member of the Cockrell School’s Wireless Networking and Communications Group and the head of the Metamaterials and Plasmonic Research Laboratory. He holds more than a dozen patents and patent applications and has co-authored more than 500 contributions to scientific literature. He is a recent recipient of the Alan T. Waterman Award (2015) from the National Science Foundation — one of the top prizes for scientists and engineers in the United States.

Alù begins his Graduate Center appointment in early 2018.