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(Last Update : 10/31/2016)

A new textbook has been released covering the Electromagnetics of Body Area Networks! The text covers fundamental theoretical principles and state-of-the-art device deisgn for body-area networks including antennas, propagation, and related RF radio circuit design.

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Special Workshop on "Spatial Transformations: From Fundamentals to Applications" at The Royal Society in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. Professor Douglas Werner gave an invited talk entitled "Spatial Transformation Enabled Electromagnetic Devices: From Radio Frequencies to Optical Wavelengths" in January 2015. An audio recording of the talk is available on the workshop website.

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Special Issue on Reconfigurable Electromagnetics Through Metamaterials in International Journal of Antennas and Propagation. Members of the CEARL group served as guest editor and contributed a review paper entitled "Reconfigurable and Tunable Metamaterials: A Review of the Theory and Applications"

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Numerical Methods for Metamaterial Design by Kenneth Diest (ed.), members of the CEARL group have contributed Chapter 5 on "Nature Inspired Optimization Techniques for Metamaterial Design"

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Computational Electromagnetics: Recent Advances and Engineering Applications by Raj Mittra (ed.), members of the CEARL group have contributed Chapter 12 on "Efficient Hybrid Algorithms for Characterizing 3-D Doubly Periodic Structures, Finite Periodic Microstrip Patch Arrays, and Aperiodic Tilings"

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Transformation Electromagnetics and Metamaterials: Fundamental Principles and Applications by Douglas H. Werner and Do-Hoon Kwon (eds.), members of the CEARL group have contributed Chapter 2 on "Transformation Electromagnetics for Cloaking, Lensing, and Radiation Applications" and Chapter 8 on "Transformation Electromagnetics Inspired Lens Designs and Associated Metamaterial Implementations for Highly Directive Radiation"

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CEARL/Lockheed Martin joint article, "An octave-bandwidth negligible-loss radiofrequency metamaterial" was published in Nature Materials, January 2011.

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Also see the stories from PSU Live, Lockheed Martin, CNBC, ScienceDaily, and PhysOrg.

Frontiers in Antennas by Frank B. Gross, members of the CEARL group have contributed Chapter 1 on "Ultra-Wideband Antenna Arrays"

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CEARL group article, "Characterization of complementary patterned metallic membranes produced simultaneously by a dual fabrication process" featured on cover of Applied Physics Letters 97, 193101 (2010).

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CEARL group researchers develop a new concept for an infrared invisibility cloak made entirely of glass. ( Read More ).

CEARL group article, "Angle and polarization tolerant midinfrared dielectric filter designed by genetic algorithm optimization" featured on cover of Applied Physics Letters 96, 223101 (2010).

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Prof. Douglas Werner received the 2009 Penn State Engineering Society Premier Research Award. Photo 1 Photo 2

CEARL group article, "Single-layer metallodielectric nanostructures as dual-band midinfrared filters," published in Applied Physics Letters 92, 263106 (2008), was selected for the July 14, 2008 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology. You can access the Virtual Journal at ( Read More )

Penn State CEARL research on tunable negative-index of refraction metamaterials was highlighted by the National Science Foundation's MRSEC program. ( Read More )

Penn State CEARL research on reconfigurable optical metamaterials featured in the April 2008 issue of Nature Photonics.

1) Feature article published in Nature Photonics : ( Read More )
2) Paper published in Optics Letters : ( Read More )
3) Viewgraph summarizing new reconfigurable metamaterial concept : ( Read More )

CEARL contributions recognized in the 2007 State of the University address delivered by President Graham B. Spanier. ( Watch Video )

The CEARL group's work on metamaterials is featured in the Summer 2007 issue of the Penn State Materials Research Institute publication FOCUS on Materials.

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Antenna Engineering Handbook by John L. Volakis, members of the CEARL group have contributed Chapter 33 on "Fractal Antennas"

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Wiley - IEEE Press publishes new book on "Genetic Algorithms in Electromagnetics" by Randy L. Haupt and Douglas H. Werner.

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Book Review of "Genetic Algorithms in Electromagnetics" by Prof. Daniel S. Weile, published in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine.
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Penn State CEARL researchers report the first tunable negative - zero - positive index metamaterial (tunable NIM-ZIM-PIM)
This work was featured in Optics in 2006 (December issue of Optics and Photonics News, Vol. 17, No. 12, p. 33, published by the Optical Society of America) Download PDF

Book Review for:
Frontiers in Electromagnetics, Douglas H. Werner and Raj Mittra (eds.), New York, IEEE Press, 2000. Download PDF

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Fractal-Shaped Tiles Developed for New Broadband Class Antenna
Penn State engineers have developed innovative design methods for a new class of antennas composed of an array of fractal-shaped tiles that offer anywhere from a 4:1 to 8:1 improvement in bandwidth compared to their conventional counterparts. (Read more below)

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