July 2, 2019

The award from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers recognizes his contributions to novel electromagnetic materials and their application.

Professor Andrea Alù (Physics), the Einstein Professor of Physics at The Graduate Center and the director of the Photonics Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center, received the 2020 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award for his contributions to novel electromagnetic materials and their application.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is the world’s largest technical professional organization focused on advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. The award recognizes outstanding early- to mid-career contributions to technologies likely to lead to innovative applications.
“I am truly honored to receive this technical field award from the IEEE society for our body of work on radio-wave, optical, and acoustic metamaterials,” Alù said. “I am thankful to my past and present group members and my colleagues and collaborators. I am excited to see that the engineering community at large recognizes our research activities as holding the promise of innovative applications in several areas of technology.”
Alù, an engineer and photonics researcher, is known for his breakthroughs in metamaterials research, including his research on cloaking, or making objects transparent to incoming electromagnetic signals. In May, he was elected president of METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL, also known as The Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials, for a three-year period.