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Tuesday, 11 June 2013
The Center for Metamaterials Yaroslav Urzhumov was featured on Russia's "Central Television with Vadim Takmenyov, an infotainment channel". The full episode is below and a translation is included; Translation: As is customary, American nanotechnologies are being worked with by our (Russian) brains. North Carolina Professor of Electrical Engineering Yaroslav Urzhumov is strolling the parks of Duke University. He has a 3D laboratory here. “After the cloak of invisibility is 3D-printed, we have...
Thursday, 6 June 2013
In the May 2013 e-newsletter from Optics Express, Center publication "Thin low-loss dilectric coatings for free-space cloaking" is listed as the top downloads of May 2013. About the Journal Optics Letters (OL) provides rapid dissemination of new results in all areas of optics and photonics with short, original, peer-reviewed communications. The articles often describe research-in-progress, thus reflecting the leading edge in the "science of light." With an ISI Impact Factor of 3.399, OL is...
Friday, 17 May 2013
Kymeta is featured on the "50 Disruptors changing the Business World" list. Kymeta Headquarters: Redmond, Wash.CEO: Vern FotheringhamYear Founded: 2012Number of Employees: 45Funding: $12 millionKey Investors: Bill Gates, John Malone and Lux CapitalWhat: A scalable satellite solution for continuous, high-quality broadband access anywhere in the world, including in transit situations, air, land and sea.Disrupting: Satellite industry Vital Stats Uses breakthrough in metamaterials, a new class...
Thursday, 16 May 2013
The Charles Rowe Vail Memorial Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, which recognizes the most outstanding graduate student teaching assistant in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is bestowed upon three deserving students for the 2012-2013 academic year who have completed their TA requirements: Guy Lipworth, Andrew Van Rynbach, and Fangming Ye.  Guy is a fourth-year Ph.D. student advised by Prof. Smith. According to faculty members who have worked with Guy, he really enjoyed...
Thursday, 16 May 2013
For more than 45 years, Laboratory Equipment magazine has been the leader in providing news on the latest new products and technologies for the lab. Every Thursday, Laboratory Equipment features a Scientist of the Week, chosen from the science industry’s latest headlines. This week’s scientist is Yaroslav Urzhumov, from Duke Univ. He and a team used a 3D printer to make an invisibility cloak. Q: What made you interested in attempting to print an invisibility cloak?  A: I have been working on...
Thursday, 16 May 2013
A team of Duke engineers used one of the most powerful cameras ever developed Sunday to produce a photograph of the university's graduation ceremony with 100 times the resolution of a consumer camera with 10 megapixels. Their color image, which they posted online shortly after the graduates tossed their caps in the air, is 10 times sharper than 20/20 vision, enabling viewers to see details in thousands of faces. David Brady and his colleagues developed the AWARE2 Gigapixel Camera with a single...
Monday, 13 May 2013
Andrew Hiller, A Senior Producer and host of Prism speaks with Dr. Urzhumov regarding his latest publication "Thin low-loss dielectric coatings for free-space cloaking". The segment 'New invention proves invisibility cloaks no longer just for Harry Potter' from The voice of Russia, american edition can be found below or downloaded here.  "Scientists at Duke University have been working on a developing an invisibility cloak that works by bending certain wave and they have succeeded to a degree....
Monday, 13 May 2013
Using an off-the-shelf 3-D printer, nearly anyone can make an “invisibility cloak” to make objects disappear, researchers report. But if you’re thinking about using one for snooping, Harry Potter style, you should know it works only for microwave radiation, which humans can’t see anyway. In the future, however, it may be possible to develop technology that works for higher wavelengths, including visible light, said Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, an electrical engineer at Duke University who worked on...
Tuesday, 7 May 2013
Organizing a conference in a peaceful oasis in the middle of the desert on west of the Dead Sea may seem a little inappropriate or counter-productive. But take hundreds of physics experts and force them to literally live together for an entire week and you will get one of the biggest networking opportunities of your scientific career. Duke University’s ECE post-doc Cristian Ciracì was recently invited to Israel to start a joint research project in nonlinear plasmonics with Yonatan Sivan,...
Monday, 6 May 2013
DURHAM, N.C. – Seven years ago, Duke University engineers demonstrated the first working invisibility cloak in complex laboratory experiments. Now it appears creating a simple cloak has become a lot simpler. "I would argue that essentially anyone who can spend a couple thousand dollars on a non-industry grade 3-D printer can literally make a plastic cloak overnight,” said Yaroslav Urzhumov, assistant research professor in electrical and computer engineering at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering...
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE) Kymeta (www.kymetacorp.com), the company that designs and commercializes innovative software-enabled metamaterials-based electronic beamforming antennas for satellite communications, today announced that it successfully closed a link with a Ka-band DTH satellite transporting high definition TV signals. Kymeta believes that this is the first time a metamaterials-based antenna has established a connection with a Ka-band satellite. The connection used an aperture...
Friday, 19 April 2013
Smith group graduate student Alec Rose worked with members of the Nonlinear Physiucs Center, headed by Professor Yuri S. Kivshar, on a joint effort studying metamaterials. His story is below: Canberra, the capital city of Australia, is also home to the Nonlinear Physics Centre at the Australian National University (ANU), a leading member of the metamaterials research community. Headed by Professor Yuri S. Kivshar, the Nonlinear Physics Centre has contributed heavily to the theory of optical...
Monday, 8 April 2013
New Release presented by Pratt School of Engineering Duke Engineering Student Named a 2013 Goldwater Scholar "Duke engineering junior Kushal Seetharam has been selected as a scholar by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Seetharam is among 271 students awarded Goldwater Scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. Fellow Duke junior Yaohua Xue, a chemistry and economics double major, also received a Goldwater Scholarship this year. The one- and two-year...
Wednesday, 27 March 2013
“An Overview of the Theory and Applications of Metasurfaces: The Two-Dimensional Equivalents of Metamaterials”  published in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, April 2012 by the IEEE APS Best Papers Awards Committee, Chaired by Prof. Hisamatsu Nakano, as the recipient of the 2013 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Edward E. Altshuler Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. First author, Christopher L. Holloway,  “received his B.S.E. degree from the University of...
Tuesday, 26 March 2013
An exerpt from Nature's "Photonics: Trick of the light " Neil Savage discusses  Antoine Moreau's publication Controlled-reflectance surfaces with film-coupled colloidal nanoantennas (abstract from publication below), doi:10.1038/nature11615 "Meta metal Glowing for gold: metal nanoparticles turn the Lycurgus Cup red when light is shone through it. Gold can be used to build materials with properties that seem to defy common sense. One such metamaterial attracts light from an area larger than...

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