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Artificial materials with unusual electromagnetic properties



Specific metals can offer surprising benefits for guiding and steering

Transformation Optics

Transformation Optics

A new approach to optical design, including invisibility cloaks



Introducing products or production methods into commerce

Nonlinear Metamaterials


Extending metamaterials to the nonlinear regime

Nonlinear Metamaterials

Metasurface Imager

Metasurfaces can be used as unique antennas & imaging devices

Nonlinear Metamaterials

Wireless Power

Metamaterials can play a role in wireless power transfer

Recent Papers

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    Experimental characterization of a waveguide-fed varactor-tuned metamaterial element using the coupled dipole framework

    I. Yoo, D. R. Smith, M. Boyarsky
    IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters 22, 2 (2022)
    DOI: 10.1109/LAWP.2022.3213668

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    Design of conformal array of rectangular waveguide-fed metasurfaces

    I. Yoo, D. R. Smith
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 70, 7 (2022)
    DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2022.3140822

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    Computational imaging with dynamic metasurfaces: A recipe for simple and low-cost microwave imaging

    T. Sleasman, M. F. Imani, A. V. Diebold, M. Boyarsky, K. P. Trofatter, D. R. Smith
    IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 64, 4 (2022)
    DOI: 10.1109/MAP.2022.3169395

Research Highlight

20 June 2024

Metamaterials Commercialization

Duke Magazine recently published an article describing the interesting, compelling and sometimes weird science of metamaterials, with a focus on Duke's recent commercialization efforts and the transition of metamaterials from the lab to products (more details here). Our group is featured in the story, along with several other Duke faculty who have made significant contributions to the metamaterials field.

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Latest News

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    08 May 2024
    Prof. David R. Smith recipient of 2024 Fred W. Ellersick Prize Paper Award for the paper, "Dynamic metasurface antennas for 6G extreme massive MIMO communications", IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 106-113, April 2021.

  • 13 December 2016
    Prof. David R. Smith elected to the National Academy of Inventors. The NAI recognizes academic inventors for their prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

  • 4 March 2015
    Pratt celebrated Kymeta's "Drive Across America," in which a Toyota 4-Runner was equipped with a Kymeta satellite antenna and driven from Seattle to Washington DC!