Metamaterials: What Are They and What Do They Do?
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Speaker: • Steve Cummer, William H. Younger Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering
Materials scientists and engineers at Duke are leaders in founding this field of work that uses artificially structured materials to control and manipulate light, sound and many other physical phenomena. The result is better acoustic sensors, acoustic "tweezers" that move cells around, eight spinout companies, and even an "invisibility cloak" that renders objects undetectable at microwave frequencies.