Penn Engineering’s Nader Engheta Receives the Benjamin Franklin Medal for his work on metamaterials  

Nader Engheta, Secondary Appointment Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Primary Appointment Professor in Electrical & Systems Engineering, received the Benjamin Franklin Medal for his work on metamaterials. Engheta was granted this prestigious award, which is one of the world’s oldest science and technology awards, for his transformative innovations in engineering novel materials that interact with electromagnetic waves in unprecedented ways. 

“Professor Engheta’s pioneering work in metamaterials and nano-optics points the way to new and truly revolutionary computing capabilities in the future,” said University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill in Penn Today. 

Read the full article here and view a video of Engheta accepting the award here.  

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