Invited Research Lecture on Metamaterials -Artificial Structures Promise to Break Physical Limitations

Date: 27 Apr 2010 - 27 Apr 2010

Venue: SIMTech Training Room 1&2

Metamaterials are a class of structurally engineered materials, typically through the introduction of sub-wavelength periodic features, which exhibit extraordinary properties non-intrinsic to the constituents. In the light of their superior functionalities and possibly wide-spread use in devices involving wave propagation, enormous research efforts have been ongoing in recent years. This seminar aims to provide an update on this topic, particularly in the context of metamaterial design, engineering and applications. A brief summary on metamaterialsproperties, including negative refraction, transmission bandgap and anti-parallel phase velocity will be presented. Reported applications such as photonic crystals, the super-resolution lens, plasmon radiationenhancement, electromagnetic invisibility (cloaking), high gain sub-wavelength antenna, acoustic/phononic crystalsand possible future applications will be discussed.

10:00am :    Registration
10.15am :    Lecture by Professor Aaron H P Ho
11.00am:     End

About the Speaker
Professor Aaron H P Ho holds a bachelor degree and a doctorate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham. He is currently a professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He began his career with the University of Nottingham and University of Leeds, UK (1989-94) as a research fellow. From 1994 to 1996, he was employed as a Senior Process Engineer in Fibre Optics Components Operation of Hewlett-Packard. He embarked on his academic career with the City University of Hong Kong since 1996 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics and Materials Science. His academic interests have evolved over the years to cover a broad range of topics including nano-sized semiconductor materials for photonic and sensor applications, optical instrumentation, photonic biosensors based on the surface plasmon resonance effect and biophotonics. Professor Ho has published over 200 journal/conference/book chapter articles.

Who Should Attend
Research Scientists, R&D engineers, academic staff and engineering and science students who are involved in the areas of biosensing, optics and plasmonics.

On-line Registration
Registration for the lecture is free of charge. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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