Duke to lead program on Transformation Optics sponsored by the Army Research Office

ECE Professor David Smith led a successful proposal team to secure $6.25M for a five year MURI titled Transformational Optical Metamaterials that aims to design optical media that can achieve functionality not obtainable by conventional optics. Smith plans to explore applications such as electromagnetic cloaking, sub-diffraction limited imaging and improved solar cell efficiency through omni-directional light concentrators. Collaborators include Duke’s Steve Cummer and Nan Jokerst, as well as team members from Imperial College, Purdue University and North Carolina State University.