Analogue Computing with Metamaterials

Monday, March 15, 2021

The March cover of Nature Reviews Materials features a paper written by Farzad Zangeneh-Nejad and co-authored by WNCG alumni Dimitrios Sounas and Romain Fleury and WNCG professor Andrea Alù.

Metamaterials provide a platform to leverage optical signals for performing specific-purpose computational tasks with ultra-fast speeds. In their paper "Analogue Computing with Metamaterials," Zangeneh-Nejad et. al. survey the basic principles, recent advances and promising future directions for wave-based-metamaterial analogue computing systems.

At WNCG, Sounas and Fleury were both members of Prof. Alù's Metamaterials and Plasmonics Research Laboratory.

Dimitrios Sounas was a Postdoctoral Fellow from 2012–2015 and a Research Scientist from 2015–2018. He is currently an Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Wayne State University.

Romain Fleury was a Graduate Research Assistant from 2011-2015 and a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2015. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

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