|Born||September 27, 1978
|Notable awards||Alan T. Waterman Award (2015)|
Andrea Alù (born in Rome, Italy, September 27, 1978) is the Template Foundation Endowed professor at the University of Texas who is a significant contributor to the field of novel or advanced materials research.  He has authored over 200 journal papers, 15 book chapters, 270 conference papers, and is attributed with over 10,000 citations, which includes some published research that has been cited by over 100 and over 200 others. Professionally, he is currently a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (since 2003), IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (2003), IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (2003), IEEE Communications Society, the Optical Society of America (2007), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007).
He has received over 25 professional honors and scientific awards. Also professionally, he is currently an editor for the peer-reviewed journal Metamaterials, and is an active (international) peer reviewer for 50 scientific journals, nine funding agencies, and engaged by the editorial offices of Wiley, IEEE Press, Cambridge University Press, CRC Press, and Prentice Hall. Some of the scientific journals for which he peer reviews are Nature, Science, Physical Review journals (A,B,E, Letters), and includes journals produced by the American Chemical Society, the Optical Society of America, IEEE, IOP Science and others. He is also co-inventor of three inventions in various stages of the patent process which are novel waveguides, scattering devices, optical circuits, optical circuit elements, and a cloaked sensor device.
Since January 2009 Alù has been an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is part of the faculty at the Wireless Networking & Communications Group, a lab fully dedicated to communications research. He did his postdoctoral research under Professor Nader Engheta at the Fields and Waves Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. of biomedical electronics, electromagnetics and telecommunications from the Roma Tre University, in 2007. Since March 2014, Alù has been on the Board of Scientific Advisors at Metamaterial Technologies Inc., an international optical nano-composites company (www.metamaterial.com)
Past artificial material researchers
- Cartwright, Jon (Aug 8, 2011). "3D cloak is first to work in free space". See section entitled Plasmonic cloaking — scroll down. University of Texas, Austin: Institute of Physics. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
[...] Andrea Alù and colleagues at the University of Texas [...] claim to have made just such a cloak. Unlike previous metamaterial designs, the device is based on a plasmonic cloaking concept, in which the light scattered by an object is cancelled precisely by an exterior shell.
- "Metamaterials and Plasmonic Materials: Theory and Electromagnetic Applications" (Free PDF download). Short biography available — scroll down. 30th URSI General Assembly -- Istanbul, Turkey: International Union of Radio Science. August 13–20, 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
Andrea Alù has authored over 300 journal papers, 25 book chapters, 500 conference papers that have received over 18,000 citations. His current research interests [span] metamaterials and plasmonics, electromangetics, optics and photonics, cloaking and transparency, nanocircuits and nanostructures modeling, miniaturized antennas and nanoantennas...
- -Press coverage of research --- (June 28, 2012). "Invisibility Shields Planned by Engineers". see section titled Plasmonic Covers. University of Pennsylvania: National Geographic. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
Alú and Engheta investigated experimental plasmonic covers that incorporated metals, such as gold and silver, to hide visible light.
- Career overview (June 28, 2012). "Andrea Alù, Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin". Austin, Texas: University of Texas. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
He has authored over 200 journal papers, 15 book chapters and 270 conference papers, with over 2,800 citations
- "Short CV". University of Texas. March 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
- "Andrea Alu' (author and co-author)". Cited by 4832. Google Scholar. March 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
- US 7218190 "Waveguides and Scattering Devices Incorporating Epsilon-Negative and/or Mu-Negative Slabs."
- US 2008/0212920. "Optical Circuits and Circuit Elements and Methods of Forming Same". Nader Engheta et al
- US Patent Provisional Application No. 200961/164,610 on °Cloaked Sensor"
- "Metamaterial Technologies Inc | Mastering Light". www.metamaterial.com. Retrieved 2015-10-22.