META Panel Discussion

Special Plenary Panel Discussion - 14 September 2022,
18:00 - Auditorium Cardini

Metamaterial applications: past, present, and future

Chaired by: Themos Kallos, Chief Science Officer, Meta Materials Inc.

This special session will explore the commercial applications of metamaterials, through the experience of distinguished scientists in the field. What have the most mature applications of metamaterials over the past decade? What is currently of high interest for the industry and academia? And finally, what are the most promising applications in the next 10 years?

Distinguished panelists:

Andrea Al├╣

David Smith

Jason Valentine

Martin Wegener

Director, Photonics Initiative

Einstein Professor of Physics, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Professor of Electrical Engineering, The City College of New York


James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University



Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Deputy Director, Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE)


Director and Research Unit Chair (Nanophotonics)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)



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The Organizers wish to acknowledge the financial support provided by ONRG (Office of Naval Research Global).