Dr. John P. Holdren. Assistant for that President for Science Director within the White-colored-colored-colored House Office of Science Policy Prof. Tony Grbic Dr. Zachary J. Lemnios. Director, Defense Research and Engineering.
Prof. Anthony (Tony) Grbic. assistant professor within the Radiation Laboratory, was awarded the highly esteemed Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). announced This summer time time 9, 2009 using the White-colored-colored-colored House. The PECASE may be the finest recognition given the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers. Tony increased to end up part of U-M around 2006 after receiving his M.A.Sc. M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. levels in electrical engineering inside the College of Toronto.
Prof. Grbic pursues both experimental and theoretical research in electromagnetics and microwave circuits. His research program involves both fundamental science (e.g. multidisciplinary focus on metamaterials and near-field plates) furthermore to advanced technology development (e.g. antenna research and magnificence, wireless component development).
He’s a frontrunner in electromagnetic metamaterials, publishing highly influential papers although focusing on his dissertation inside the College of Toronto. His newer work in this region is founded on the introduction of a unique type of volumetric metamaterials that may overcome the bandwidth and loss limitations of current metamaterial designs. The finest performance of people metamaterials will allow them to be built-into practical microwave focusing and antenna systems.
He’s now breaking ground within the new area that’s appealing among researchers, near-field superlenses, by going after an entirely new method of manipulating and focusing the electromagnetic near field, which is determined by modulated grating-like surfaces known as near-field plates (NFPs).
NFP’s hold promise for a lot of areas including top quality probing devices, quasi-optical and optical components, devices for wireless non-radiative power transfer, furthermore to antennas and nano-antennas. During this work, he’s positively collaborating with physics professor Roberto Merlin .
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The data, Near-Field Plates: Subdiffraction focusing with patterned surfaces, by Anthony Grbic, graduate student Lei Jiang, and physics professor Roberto Merlin, arrived on the scene in Science. vol. 320, no. 5874, pp. 511-513, April 25, 2008. His research activities may also be been reported in Scientific American, Nature, Physics World, Physics Today, New Investigator, Uncover Magazine and EE Occasions.
Prof. Grbic is becoming an AFOSR Youthful Investigator Award along with an NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award. He’s very active in professional societies, that is already a frequently requested speaker at professional conferences and symposiums. He teaches courses in opening Electromagnetics, senior level Radiowave Propagation and Link Design, and graduate courses in Electromagnetic Metamaterials.
The PECASE Awards should recognize the best scientists and engineers who, while at the outset of their research careers, show exceptional possibility of leadership inside the frontiers of scientific understanding with the twenty-first century.
The Awards promote innovative and-reaching developments in science, increase understanding of careers in science and engineering, give recognition for that scientific missions of participating agencies, enhance connections between fundamental research and national goals, and highlight the need for science for the nation’s future.
Several agencies have a great time playing the PECASE awards. Prof. Grbic received his award inside the Dod, U.S. Air Pressure Office of Research.