Editorial Team


    Said Zouhdi
    Paris-Sud University, France


    Said Zouhdi received the M.Sc. degree (DEA) form Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France, in 1989, the Ph.D. degree in electronics from Pierre et Marie Curie University, France, in 1994 and the Habilitation degree in Electrical Engineering from Paris-Sud University, France, in 2003. From September 1995 to August 2007, he was an Associate Professor at Pierre et Marie Curie University. In September 2007, he joined Paris-Sud University, Orsay, France, as a Professor of electrical engineering and Head of International Affairs of Polytech Paris-Sud (Engineering Institute). His research interests include electromagnetic wave interaction with structures and antennas, complex materials such as metamaterials, chiral, bianisotropic and PBG materials, and optimization methods for various designs. He has published over 150 journal papers, book chapters, and conference articles. He is a member of the editorial board of the journals Metamaterials and Applied Physics A, he has organized 9 international conferences as the general chairman, edited 2 books and four special issues in journals. Dr. Zouhdi is a Fellow of The Electromagnetics Academy and IEEE Senior Member.

Managing Editor

    Laurent Daniel
    CentraleSupelec, France

    Laurent Daniel is Professor at CentraleSupelec, France. He obtained his PhD from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France, in 2003, and is Habilitation thesis form Univ Paris-Sud in 2011. He joined the Department of Physics at Univ Paris-Sud in 2004 and conducted his research at the Laboratoire de Génie Electrique de Paris. From 2011 to 2014, he moved to the School of Materials at the University of Manchester, UK, as an invited researcher. He is now director of the Chair for Automotive Mechatronics created in cooperation between CentraleSupelec, Esigelec and Faurecia. The Chair is hosted by the Group of Electrical Engineering - Paris (GeePs) at CentraleSupelec. Laurent Daniel’s research interests cover the characterisation and modelling of ferromagnetic and ferroelectric behaviour for the design of electromagnetic devices. He is particularly involved in the development of multiscale methods to analyse thermo-electro-magneto-mechanical coupling effects in heterogeneous materials, and in the implementation of coupled constitutive laws for the design of smart materials applications.

Board of Editors

    Christos Argyropoulos
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States


    Christos Argyropoulos is an Assistant Professor at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, USA. He received the Diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2006). He holds a M.Sc. degree in Communication Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK (2007) and a Ph.D. degree in Electronic Engineering from the Antennas and Electromagnetics Group of the Queen Mary, University of London, UK (2011). After completion of his PhD studies, he accepted a Postdoctoral Fellowship position in the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Next (2013), he worked for one year as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Center for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics at Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University, USA. He has published over 135 technical papers in highly ranked journals and refereed conference proceedings, including 5 book chapters. He has received several research and travel awards, such as Junior Researcher Award of the 2013 Raj Mittra Travel Grant, EPSRC Research Scholarship, Royal Academy of Engineering international travel grant and twice the Marie Curie Actions Grant to attend the European School of Antennas. He organized special sessions about nonlinear metamaterials at META 15 and META 16. He has given several invited talks and seminars to different conferences and universities. He served as Student Paper Competition co-chair and TPC member at IEEE APS 2016 and as editor at the EPJ Applied Metamaterials journal. His research interests are linear and nonlinear metamaterials, metasurfaces and nanophotonic devices.

    Xavier Begaud
    Télécom ParisTech, France


    Xavier Begaud was born on December 11, 1968 in Chateaudun, France. He received a M.S. degree in optics, optoelectronics and microwaves, from Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) in 1992. He received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Rennes in 1996 and the habitation degree from Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris 6) in 2007. He joined the Télécom ParisTech (formerly Ecole Nationale des Telecommunications) in 1998, where he is presently professor at communications and electronics Department. He works with the Radiofrequency and Microwave Group of CNRS, the French National Scientific Research Center. His research topics include theory, conception, modeling, and characterization of wideband, bipolarized and 3D antennas with special emphasis on numerical methods. Currently, research activities include design of metamaterials, channel sounding, and mutual coupling analysis in the framework of ultra-wideband and software radio. He has published over 120 journal papers, patents, book chapters, and conference articles. He has organized two international conferences as the general chairman and edited 1 book.

    Pai-Yen Chen
    Wayne State University, United States


    Pai-Yen Chen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Wayne State University, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. He was a Research Scientist at the Intellectual Ventures' Metamaterial Commercialization Center (2013-2014), and a Research Staff in the National Nano Device Laboratory in Taiwan (2006-2009). He has published approximately 70 peer-review papers, 60 conference proceedings, 1 book, 6 book chapters, and 9 US patents, including several journal coverages. He has served as TPC members and session chairs for several international symposia and conferences. He has received several national awards, federal fellowships, travel grants, and best student papers in major electromagnetics conferences. He has been involved in multidisciplinary research on applied electromagnetics, high-frequency electronics, plasmonics and nanophotonics, as well as their biometric and sensing applications.

    Mohamed Farhat
    KAUST, Saudi Arabia


    Mohamed Farhat received his Ph.D. in Optics and Electromagnetism from Aix-Marseille University in 2010, where he obtained as well his Master degree in Theoretical Physics in 2006. He has been since postdoctoral fellow at University of Texas at Austin, University of Jena and KAUST. He has authored over 100 publications, including 45 journal papers, 4 book chapters, two international patents, and 55 conference papers, with over 1200 citations (h-index 20). He has also organized many special sessions at the conferences Meta'13, Meta'14 and Meta'15, and is active reviewer for many international journals (https://sites.google.com/site/mohameddfarhat/home).

    Nathan Ida
    University of Akron, United States


    Nathan Ida is currently a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Akron, Akron, OH. He teaches electromagnetics, antenna theory, electromagnetic compatibility, sensing and actuation, and computational methods and algorithms. His current research interests include numerical modeling of electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic wave propagation, theoretical issues in computation, nondestructive testing of materials at low and microwave frequencies as well as in communications, especially in low-power remote control and wireless sensing. He has published extensively on electromagnetic field computation, parallel, and vector algorithms and computation, nondestructive testing of materials, surface impedance boundary conditions, and others. He is the author or coauthor of six books. Dr. Ida is a Fellow of the IEEE, of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing and of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society .

    Hamza Kurt
    TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey


    Hamza Kurt received the B.S. degree from Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, Turkey, in 2000, the M.S. degree from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA, in 2002, and the Ph.D. degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta, GA, USA, in 2006, all in electrical and electronics engineering. He was a Research Fellow with the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Bio-photonics Research Lab, Los Angeles, from 2001 to 2002. He was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with Georgia Tech for a short period and then he has spent a year with the Institut d’Optique Graduate School, Paris, France, as a Post-Doctoral Scientist. Since December 2007, he has been with the TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Ankara, as an Associate Professor with the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department. He has published more than 55 peer-reviewed scientific papers including two invited papers and six single-author papers. He has given contributed and invited presentations and published more than 50 conference abstracts and proceedings. His current research interests include nanophotonics including the design and analysis of nanophotonic materials and media for the realization of wavelength and sub-wavelength scale optical elements, slow light structures, graded index optics, high-resolution imaging, polarization insensitive devices, optical cavities/waveguides, and optical biosensors. He received the Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award 2010, TOBB University and Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scientist Award (TUBA-GEBİP) 2010. Dr. Kurt is a member of the Optical Society of America, IEEE Photonics Society and associate member of Turkish Academy of Science. He is the director of nanophotonics research group at TOBB University in Ankara.

    Sébastien Lalléchère
    Université Clermont Auvergne, Institut Pascal, France


    Sébastien Lalléchère was born in Nevers (France) in 1979. He obtained his Master and PhD degrees respectively in computational modeling and electronics/electromagnetism from Polytech’Clermont (2002) and Université Blaise Pascal (UBP, 2006), both in Clermont-Ferrand, France. He served as research engineer in Institut Pascal (2007) granted by ANR program CISSSI focusing on intensive computational methods for electromagnetics. He joined Institut Pascal (IP) and Université Blaise Pascal (UBP), Clermont-Ferrand (France) as an Associate Professor in September 2007. His research interests cover the fields of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) including antennas and propagation, complex and reverberating electromagnetic environments, computational electromagnetics, numerical stochastic modeling, reliability and sensitivity analysis in electrical engineering. He received funding grants for visiting appointments in 2006 and 2014 from French Foreign Affairs/Research Ministries and UBP for scientific stays respectively in ETH Zurich (Switzerland) and University of Split (Croatia). Dr. Lalléchère is an URSI corresponding member (Commission E "EM environment and interferences"), member of IEEE (EMC, MTT, AP societies), Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) and of the French Electrical Engineering Society (SEE).

    Howard Lee
    Baylor University and TexasA&M, United States


    Howard Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at Baylor University and IQSE Fellow in the Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering at TexasA&M College Station. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at California Institute of Technology, working with Professor Harry Atwater in the Applied Physics and Materials Science Department. He received his PhD in Physics from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Germany in 2012 under the supervision of Professor Philip Russell (2015 President of OSA) and Mphil in Electronic Engineering at City University of Hong Kong in 2008. Dr. Lee is the recipient of the Croucher Postdoctoral Fellowship and his work on nano-optics, plasmonics and photonic crystals has led to publications in various journals, such as Science, Nano Letters, Advanced Materials, Optics Letters and Applied Physics Letters, as well as 70 conference papers. His research focuses on developing new methods, including novel active materials and nanostructures, to actively control the optical properties of nano-optical structures (e.g., plasmonics, metamaterials, photonic crystals) for studying new optical physics and light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale, as well as advancing novel optical components with new functionality. His current interests are plasmonics, metasurfaces, photonic crystal/microstructured optical fibers, active nanophotonic devices/components, and biophotonics/quantum optics.

    Jensen Li
    University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


    Jensen Li is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Birmingham. He obtained his PhD in 2004 from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Afterwards, he spent two years in the Imperial College London with a postdoctoral fellowship from the Croucher Foundation and two years in University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his joining University of Birmingham, he was an assistant professor at the City University of Hong Kong. He has authored over 50 journal articles and 3 book chapters with citations over 2900. He has previously received 2 research grants from Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, 1 research travel grant for joint research between Hong Kong and Germany and a GRO research grant from Samsung Electronics. His current research is supported by European Commission through the Marie-Curie Action. His research revolves around various extraordinary optical phenomena enabled by metamaterials and photonic crystals, with prominent examples such as invisibility cloaking and super-resolution imaging. His current interests are on transformation optics, metasurfaces, complex media and acoustic metamaterials.

    Cheng-Wei Qiu
    National University of Singapore, Singapore


    Cheng-Wei Qiu received the B.Eng. degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2003, and the Ph. D. degree from the Joint Ph. D. Program between the National University of Singapore, Singapore and SUPELEC, France in 2007. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Physics Department of Massachusetts Institute of Technology till the end of 2009, and in December 2009, he joined ECE Department of NUS as an Assistant Professor. He was the recipient of the SUMMA Graduate Fellowship in Advanced Electromagnetics in 2005. He was also the recipient of the IEEE AP-S Graduate Research Award in 2006. In 2008, he received a URSI Young Scientist Award in Chicago and NUS Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 2011, he was awarded JSPS Scientist Exchange Programme Fellowship. His research interests are in the areas of electromagnetic wave theory of complex media (e.g., chiral, anisotropic, and bianisotropic materials), transformation optics, nanophotonics, and optical force. He has published over 60 journal papers and one book chapter, and has been invited to give invited talks at several international conferences.

    Oscar Quevedo-Teruel
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


    Oscar Quevedo-Teruel received his M.Sc. degree in telecommunication engineering from University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain), in 2005, and developed his Master Thesis at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Later on, he obtained his PhD at Carlos III University of Madrid in 2010. He was then invited as a post-doctoral researcher at University of Delft (The Netherlands) in 2010; and post-doctoral research fellow at Department of Theoretical Physics of Condensed Matter at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in 2010-2011. He was working at Queen Mary University of London as a post-doctoral research assistant in 2011-2013; and in 2014, he joined KTH as Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electromagnetic Engineering (ETK). He was awarded with the Carlos III University of Madrid Award of Excellence 2010 for the best professional career of former students who obtained the university degree from February 2004 to November 2006. He received the National Award Arquimedes for the best supervisor of M. Sc. Theses in Engineering and Architecture in Spain in 2010. In 2012, he received the Raj Mittra Junior Travel Grant. He was co-chair of the Young Scientist Meeting on Metamaterials in 2009. He has made a significant scientific contribution to optimization techniques applied to electromagnetism, small antennas, reconfigurable antennas, multimode antennas for MIMO systems, leaky wave antennas, metamaterials, transformation optics, high impedance surfaces, textile antennas and on-body antennas. He is co-author of more 35 papers in international journals, more than 60 in international conferences and 2 patents.

    Eva Rajo-Iglesias
    University Carlos III, Spain


    Eva Rajo-Iglesias was born in Monforte de Lemos (Spain) in 1972. She received the M.Sc. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain, in 1996 and the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain, in 2002. Since 2008 she is an Associate Professor with the Department of Signal Theory and Communications, University Carlos III of Madrid and she is also an Affiliate Professor with the Antenna Group, Signals and Systems Department, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden since 2009. Her main research interests include microstrip patch antennas and arrays, metamaterials and periodic structures, artificial soft/hard surfaces, gap waveguide technology, MIMO system antennas and optimization methods applied to electromagnetism. She has (co)authored more than 50 contributions in international journals and more than 100 in international conferences. Dr. Rajo-Iglesias was a recipient of the 2007 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference Best Paper Award and the “Best Poster Award in the field of Metamaterial Applications in Antennas” at Metamaterials 2009. She currently serves as Associate Editor for the IEEE ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION MAGAZINE since 2009 and for IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS since 2011.

    Adel Razek
    CNRS, France


    Adel Razek was born in Cairo, Egypt. He received the Dip. Eng and M.Sc. Eng. degrees from Cairo University, in 1968 and 1971, respectively.  Since 1986, he has been a Research Director at the CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in France. Joining the INPG Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble in 1971, he became Docteur d’Etat ès Sciences Physiques in 1976. In 1977, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at INPG. He moved to the Laboratoire de Génie Electrique de Paris associated to CNRS, SUPELEC and the University of Paris, as a Research Scientist at CNRS in 1978, Senior Research Scientist in 1981, Research Director in 1986, and Senior Research Director in 1997. He is the author or coauthor of over 150 scientific papers. His current primary research concerns computational electromagnetics (EMC, NDT, CAD) and design of electrical drives and actuators. Dr. Razek is IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow, and a Membre Émérite of the Société des Ingénieurs Électriciens (SEE), France. He received the André Blondel medal in 1985 for his research work.

    Junsuk Rho
    Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of


    Junsuk Rho is currently an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Republic of Korea. Before joining POSTECH, He received a degree his B.S. (2007) and M.S. (2008) in Mechanical Engineering at Seoul National University, Korea and the University of Illinois, Uebana-Champaign, respectively. After getting Ph.D. (2013) in Mechanical Engineering and Nanoscale Science & Engineering from the University of California Berkeley, he had worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Materials Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Ugo Fano Fellow in Nanoscience and Technology Division at Argonne National Laboratory. His research is focused on developing novel nanophotonic materials and devices based on fundamental physics and experimental studies of deep sub-wavelength light-matter interaction. Dr. Rho has published approximately 10 high impact peer-reviewed journal papers including Science, Nature Photonics and Nature Communications. He has received honorable awards including U.S. DOE Argonne Named Fellowship (2013-2014), Samsung Scholarship (2008-2013), the Optical Society of America (OSA) Milton/Chang Award, the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Scholarship (2011 & 2012), Materials Research Society (MRS) student award (2012) and DOE Argonne Named Fellowship (2013).

    Ari Sihvola
    Aalto University, Finland


    Ari Sihvola was born on October 6, 1957, in Valkeala, Finland. He received the engineer in 1981, Licentiate of Technology in 1984, and Doctor of Technology degrees in 1987, all in Electrical Engineering, from the Helsinki University of Technology (HUT), Finland, in 1981, 1984, and 1987, respectively. In addition to working with HUT and the Academy of Finland, he was a Visiting Engineer with the Research Laboratory of Electronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1985–1986. In 1990–1991, he was a Visiting Scientist with The Pennsylvania State University, State College. In 1996, he was a Visiting Scientist with Lund University, Sweden. During 2000–2001 he was a Visiting Professor with the Electromagnetics and Acoustics Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne. He is a Professor of electromagnetics at Aalto Univeristy with interest in electromagnetic theory, complex media, materials modeling, remote sensing, and radar applications. He is Chairman of the Finnish National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). He is Fellow IEEE. He received a five-year Finnish Academy Professor appointment 2005-2010.

    Mohamed Swillam
    The American University in Cairo, Egypt


    Mohamed Swillam received his PhD. from McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada in 2008. After graduation he worked as post doctoral fellow in the same group. In October 2009, he joined the photonic group and the institute of optical sciences at the University of Toronto where he works as a research fellow. In September 2011, he was appointed as an assistant professor at the Department of Physics, the American university in Cairo (AUC). His research interests include design optimization and fabrication of active and passive nanophotonic and plasmonic devices and systems, silicon photonics, optical interconnects, nano-antenna, metamaterials, and solar cells. He authored more than 135 technical papers in highly ranked journals and conferences. Dr. Swillam served as a guest editor for the J. of Optical and Quantum Electronics and J. Applied Physics A. He is also member of the board of several physics and photonics journals and conferences including the journal Review of Applied Physics, .J of Photonics and Optoelectronics, J. of Bio-Inspired Nanotechnology, META conference, NUSOD, ICMAP and SOPO. He is a senior member of the IEEE Photonic society since 2010. He is the founder and the advisor of the optical society of America and SPIE chapters at the AUC and the vice president of the Egyptian Unit. Dr. Swillam received various awards and fellowships including the State Award for advanced technology in 2013 and Misr -Elkhair best publication award in science in 2012, Ontario ministry of research (MRI) fellowship in 2011, NSERC post doctoral fellowship 2009, and the Dean’s graduate student award of knowledge translation and innovation from McMaster University in 2009. He was also the recipient of best student paper award from IEEE/LEOS Ottawa section for Photonics North 2007 and from ACES 2009.

    Kuang Zhang
    Harbin Institute of Technology, China


    Kuang Zhang is an Associate Professor at Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He earned his B.S. at department of Electronics and Information Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology in 2005, and M.S. at department of Electrical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology in 2007. He received the Ph. D. degree at department of Information and Communication Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology in 2011. He joined the Department of Microwave Engineering of Harbin Institute of Technology in 2011. He was the recipient of Progress Prize in Scientific and Collective Technology of Heilongjiang Province, China. He has authored / co-authored over 40 journal articles and one book chapter, and has been invited to give invited presentations at several international conferences. He is currently a member of editorial board of the Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group). His research revolves around theories and applications of metamaterials in microwave region. His current interests are on metasurfaces, transformation optics and vertex beams, supported by National Science Foundation of China.

    Linjie Zhou
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


    Linjie Zhou received his B.S. degree in microelectronics from Peking University in 2003. He received his Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2007. From 2007 to 2009, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Davis. Currently he is a professor in the State Key Lab of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His research interests include silicon photonics, plasmonic devices and optical integration. He has published more than 140 peer-reviewed international journal and conference papers with over 1200 citations, and has given more than 20 invited talks in international conferences. He has organized many sessions at multiple international and domestic conferences. He was elected as the “Yangtse Rive Young Scholar” by the Minister of Education of China in 2016. He was granted the “Newton Advanced Fellowship” in 2016 and “National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars” in 2014. He also got the SMC Excellent Young Faculty Award of Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2014 and 2010. .

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