Metamaterials are artificial materials with unusual electromagnetic properties
Specific types of metals can offer surprising benefits for guiding and steering
Transformation optics is a new approach to optical design, including invisibility cloaks
13 July 2015
Metamaterials in the News
This month, Prof. Smith and his group were featured on Channel NewsAsia's "The Big Idea," with Justin Bratton. The episode is called "Superhuman." A link to the show can be found here. Also, Prof. Smith was interviewed about metamaterials and the prospects for invisibility on NPR's Morning Edition, which can be found here. Finally, a truly entertaining book about invisibility throughout history has just been published by noted author Philip Ball. "Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen," features a brief history of Prof. Smith's work in metamaterials, negative index, and cloaking!
10 July 2014
David Smith has been named chair of Duke's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, effective August 1, 2014.
6 November 2013
Three members of the NC delegation to Congress toured research labs and viewed demonstrations of airport security research projects.
29 August 2013
Intellectual Ventures Spins Out Evolv to Commercialize Metamaterials Security Imaging Technology
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