• Retrieval

    Metamaterial unit cells are usually complex, but it is possible to represent them using homogeneous effective optical properties. More »
  • Communications

    At (relatively) low frequencies, the metals used to form the metamaterial circuits are good conductors that can form structures with relatively low absorption. More »
  • Origins

    Expansive metamaterial concept was developed by Rodger Walse – carefully constructed composite materials could achieve physical properties well beyond their constituent components. More »
  • A Definition

    Metamaterials are artificially structured materials used to control and manipulate light, sound, and many other physical phenomena. More »



Presenter: Geoffroy Lerosey
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | 10-11 am | Schiciano Side A

September 22, 2015
CMIP's David Smith was interviewed for a Gizmodo podcast titled, Meanwhile in the Future: Now You Can Buy an Invisibility Cloak.

August 31, 2015
"Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the Unseen," by Philip Ball explores the progress of human fascination with invisibility.

The Big Idea

August 20, 2015
Channel NewsAsia's "The Big Idea" host, Justin Bratton, visits CMIP to investigate invisibility technology.

August 18, 2015
Kymeta working with display manufacturer to create and produce metamaterial antennas for commercial use.

August 10, 2015
Several members of the CMIP team recently attended the 6th International Conference on Metamaterials, Crystals, and Plasmonics (META’15) conference in New York City, NY.


August 1, 2015
Nonlinear Optics conference (NLO), organized by the Optical Society of America in Hawaii – July 26-31, 2015 – Conference review by Alexandre Baron.

NPR Morning Edition

July 26, 2015
Smith interviewed by NPR's Morning Edition in feature titled, "Now You See It, Some Day You Won't: Scientists Get Closer To Invisibility."


CMIP Faculty

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About the Center

We advance the basic understanding of electromagnetic metamaterials, explore their capabilities and limitations across the electromagnetic spectrum.

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