Award Name : Alan T. Waterman Award
Year of Award : 2015
Award for : Science and Engineering
Location : Austin, Texas, United States
Andrea Alù (born September 27, 1978) is an associate 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 won Alan T. Waterman Award in 2015 for his work in metamaterial theory and design, including insightful contributions to plasmonic cloaking; effective light manipulation at the nano scale; innovative ideas in breaking time reversal symmetry leading to enhanced non-reciprocity from acoustics to microwaves and optics; and for unique contributions to metamaterials.