Five faculty affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They are Nader Engheta of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Arts & Sciences, Mirjam Cvetič of the School of Arts & Sciences, Vivian L. Gadsden of the Graduate School of Education and School of Arts & Sciences, Petra Todd of the School of Arts & Sciences, and E. John Wherry of the Perelman School of Medicine. They join nearly 270 new members honored in 2023, recognized for their excellence, innovation, leadership, and broad array of accomplishments.
Nader Engheta is the H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor, with affiliations in the departments of Electrical and Systems Engineering (primary appointment), Bioengineering (secondary appointment) and Materials Science and Engineering (secondary appointment) in the School of Engineering and Applied Science; and Physics and Astronomy (secondary appointment) in the School of Arts & Sciences. His current research activities span a broad range of areas including optics, photonics, metamaterials, electrodynamics, microwaves, nano-optics, graphene photonics, imaging and sensing inspired by eyes of animal species, microwave and optical antennas, and physics and engineering of fields and waves. He has received numerous awards for his research, including the 2023 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering, the 2020 Isaac Newton Medal and Prize from the Institute of Physics (U.K.), the 2020 Max Born Award from OPTICA (formerly OSA), induction to the Canadian Academy of Engineering as an International Fellow (2019), U.S. National Academy of Inventors (2015), and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the Ellis Island Honors Society (2019).
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Also, click here to register for Nader Engheta’s “Sculpting Waves with Complex Structures” Symposium on Wednesday, April 26.