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2017: July 17, 2017: Andrea Alù has been selected as ACS Photonics Highly Prolific Author. June 8, 2017: Ahmed Kord has won the Student Design Competition (1st prize) ‘Magnet-Less Parametric Circulator Design’ at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium, Honolulu, HI. May 31, 2017: Andrea Alù has been selected as a National Finalist for the Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Physical Sciences and Engineering. He was selected also in 2016. May 19, 2017: Our review paper on magnetic dipole emission enhancement with nanophotonic structures has been published in Laser & Photonics Reviews and is featured on the front cover. May 6, 2017: Francecsco Monticone has received the inaugural Jacome Dissertation Prize from UT Austin for his dissertation ‘Scattering Engineering at the Extreme with Metamaterials, Metasurfaces and Nanostructures’. April 15, 2017: Our paper on fundamental bounds on asymmetric systems dictated by time-reversal symmetry has been published in Physical Review Letters. March 31, 2017: Ahmed Kord has received the best paper award at the 2017 Texas Symposium on Wireless & Microwave Circuits & Systems. February 12, 2017: Our paper on non-reciprocal mechanical metamaterials with topological order appeared in Nature. Videos of our experiments here and here. Press release, Physics World. February 8, 2017: Our works on Doppler electromagnetic cloaks and on lasing periodic arrays, in collaboration with University of Roma Tre and AMOLF, appeared in Physical Review B. February 6, 2017: Our invited review paper on metamaterial, plasmonic and nanophotonic devices has appeared in Reports of Progress in Physics. January 26, 2017: Our invited review paper on acoustic metamaterials in Nature Reviews Materials has been highlighted by the editors, and is free to download for the coming weeks. January 25, 2017: Our paper on detection of molecular chirality using twisted metamaterials has been published in Nature Communications. January 7, 2017: Our paper on advanced control of nonlinear beams with PB metasurfaces has been selected for Physical Review B Kaleidoscope. 2016: December 17, 2016: Andrea Alù has been selected for the inaguural Materials Young Investigator Award from MDPI. December 16, 2016: Andrea Alù has been elected Fellow of SPIE ‘for achievements in optical metamaterials and plasmonics’. December 5, 2016: Andrea Alù has been selected to receive the ICO Prize in Optics. He will receive the award and deliver the Ernst Abbe Lecture at the ICO General Congress in Tokyo, Japan. November 29, 2016: Our paper on nonreciprocity and magnetic-free isolation based on optomechanical interactions, in collaboration with our colleagues at AMOLF, has been published in Nature Communications. A press release is available here. November 23, 2016: Our News and Views paper on the present state and future directions in metamaterials has been pblished in Nature Materials. November 19, 2016: Our paper on tunable nanoantennas, in collaboration with ITMO, has appeared in Laser & Photonics Reviews and featured in IEEE Spectrum. October 25, 2016: Our paper on parity-time symmetric metasurfaces for imaging has been published in Physical Review X. October 14, 2016: Our paper on transforming optical wavefronts using graded metasurfaces has appeared in Physical Review X. September 22, 2016: Congratulations to Mykhailo Tymchenko for receiving the Best Paper Award (2nd place) at the Metamaterials 2016 conference in Crete! August 30, 2016: Andrea Alù has received the Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science. He will receive the award and deliver the award lecture at the 2016 MRS Fall meeting. August 8, 2016: Our Emerging Frontiers in Research (EFRI) proposal on New frontiers for topologically-protected propagation of light, sound, elastic and mechanical waves has been selected for award by the National Science Foundation. July 31, 2016: Congratulations to Francesco Monticone, Juan Sebastian Gomez-Diaz and Yakir Hadad for having accepted faculty positions at Cornell University, UC Davis and Tel Aviv University, respectively! July 3, 2016: Our paper on the theoretical bounds on the bandwidth of passive metamaterial cloaks has been published in Optica. Several news outlets have highlighted our work, including Optics and Photonics News, Huffington Post, Motherboard (press release). July 29, 2016: Congratulations to Nasim Mohammadi Estakhri for receiving an IEEE Photonics Graduate Fellowship! June 17, 2016: Our paper on Floquet topological insulators for sound has been published in Nature Communications. June 9, 2016: Ahmed Kord has received a 2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Doctoral Research Award with the project ‘New Frontiers in Electromagnetic Metamaterials Using Active Circuits’. June 2, 2016: Our paper on the analogue of the Drexhage effect for sound, in collaboration with our colleagues at AMOLF, has been published in Physical Review Letters, selected as Editor’s Suggestion, and highligted with a Synopsis in Physics. June 1, 2016: Andrea Alù has been selected as a National Finalist for the Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Physical Sciences and Engineering. May 9, 2016: Francesco Monticone has received the WNCG Student Leadership Award from the Wireless Networking and Coimmunications Group at UT Austin. May 5, 2016: Andrea Alù has been named a Simons Investigator in Physics. This program aims to provide a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term (up to 10 years) investigations of the fundamental questions in their fields. April 19, 2016: Ahmed Kord has received a 2016 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship for the project ‘Fully-Integrated Reconfigurable Magnet-less Non-reciprocal Components for Next-Generation Wireless Communication Systems’, in collaboration with Columbia University. April 19, 2016: Our paper on plasmonic NEMS for infrared sensing, in collaboration with Prof. Rinaldi at NEU, has been published in Nature Communications. April 12, 2016: Our paper on giant photoresponsivity in mid-IR hyperbolic metamaterial devices has been published in Physical Review Applied and selected as Editors’ Suggestion. April 8, 2016: Our Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) proposal on Ultralow Power, Ultrafast, Integrated Nano-Optoelectronics has been selected for award by the U.S. Department of Defense. We look forawrd to several years of exciting nanophotonics research with our team members at Stanford, Harvard and UPenn. April 1, 2016: Our latest research on cloaking and radio-frequency transparency was featured on Fox 7. March 29, 2016: Our paper on time-modulated antennas, that break the symmetry between emission and absorption has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), and it has been highlighted in several news outlets, including Physics World and Physics Today. March 17, 2016: Dr. Yakir Hadad has received the 2016 Leopold B. Felsen Award for Excellence in Electrodynamics. He will receive the award at the banquet of EuCAP in Davos, Switzerland in April. March 8, 2016: Our paper on nonlinear gradient metasurfaces,was published in Optica. February 12, 2016: Andrea Alù has been awarded the inaugural ACS Photonics Young Investigator Award Lectureship. He will receive the award and give a plenary talk at META’16 next July in Malaga, Spain. February 16, 2016: Our invited review paper on acoustic metamaterials was published in Nature Reviews Materials. February 1, 2016: Our paper on magnetic-free radio-frequency circulators based on spatiotemporally modulated coupled resonators was published in the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. 2015: December 8, 2015: Andrea Alù has been awarded the 2016 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Award in Engineering from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas ‘For a number of groundbreaking, highly-cited and recognized contributions to science and engineering. These contributions include seminal work on cloaking and invisibility, pioneering advances in optical nanocircuits and nanoantennas, magnetic-free non-reciprocal devices for sound, radio- waves and light, and giant nonlinear response in optical metamaterials’. He will receive the award in Dallas, TX, on Jan. 21 during the TAMEST Annual Conference. December 1, 2015: Our highlight on hyperbolic metasurfaces for ultrathin devices has appeared in Ooptics and Photonics News, Year in Optics 2015  issue. November 12, 2015: Romain Fleury has won the Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics  from the Acoustical Society of America! November 10, 2015: Our paper on nonlinear Pancharatnam-Berry gradient metasurfaces has been published in Physical Review Letters. October 27, 2015: Our Journal of Applied Physics paper on acoustic scattering cancellation of odd-shaped objects, in collaboration with colleagues at NRL and ARL, has been featured on the journal cover, selected as featured article, and highlighted by an American Institute of Physics press release. October 22, 2015: Yang Zhao has won the Carl E. Anderson Division of Laser Science Dissertation Award  from the American Physical Society for her PhD dissertation ‘Bio-Inspired Nanophotonics: Manipulating Light at the Nanoscale with Plasmonic Metamaterials’! October 7, 2015: Our paper on a topological insulator for acoustic waves has been published in Nature Communications. September 24, 2015: Andrea Alù has been elected Fellow of the American Physical Society ‘for seminal contributions to electromagnetic theory and applications, nano optics, plasmonics, and metamaterials’ upon recommendation of the Division of Laser Science. September 25, 2015: Romain Fleury has been appointed Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering in the School of Engineering at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). September 24, 2015: Our paper introducing the concept of time-gradient metasurfaces has been published in Physical Review B, Rapid Communications. September 1, 2015: Our invited review paper on cloaking, from origins to future perspectives, has been published in Physical Review Applied. September 1, 2015: Our invited review paper on nonreciprocal acoustics has been published in Acoustics Today. July 20, 2015: Francesco Monticone has received an IEEE Photonics Society 2015 Graduate Student Fellowship. July 16, 2015: Our paper presenting a new way to cloaking based on parity-time symmetric metasurfaces with balanced loss and gain has been published in Physical Review Applied. June 11, 2015: Our paper on hyperblic plasmons and topological transitions on metasurfaces has been published in Physical Review Letters. May 26, 2015: Our paper on leaky-wave applications from RF to the visible has been published in the Proceedings of IEEE. May 22-23, 2015: Romain Fleury, Jason Soric, and Nicholas Estep successfully defended their PhDs. May 21, 2015: Nicholas Estep has been awarded the third place at the Student Paper Compeition in the 2015 Intenational Microwave Symposium, Phoenix, AZ, for his work on magnetic-free circulators. May 1, 2015: Our review paper on nanophotonics, in collaboration with AMOLF colleagues A. Polman and A. F. Koenderink, has been published in Science. April 25, 2015: Our inventions to realize magnetic-free circulators for radio-frequency and sound have been licensed to Silicon Audio. April 23, 2015: Juan Sebastian Gomez-Diaz has received the Junior Raj Mittra Travel Grant Award. he will receive it at the awards banquet at the 2015 IEEE AP-S Symposium in Vancouver, Canada. April 16, 2015: The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded Andrea Alù, the 2015 Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest U.S. honor for young scientists in any field of research. The award comes with $1 million and will be presented at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on May 5.. Alù is the first recipient from a Texas university. News brief and video from NSF. April 16, 2015: Our review paper ‘Metamaterials and plasmonics: From nanoparticles to nanoantenna arrays, metasurfaces, and metamaterials’ was the most downloaded paper from Chinese Physics B in 2014. April 10, 2015: Andrea Alù has been invited to speak at the 2015 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium organized by the National Academy of Engineering, taking place Sept. 9- 11 in Irvine, CA. He will present a on ‘Creating New Devices with Metamaterials’. March 13, 2015: Francesco Monticone and Jason Soric have received Honorable Mentions at the 2015 IEEE AP-S student paper competition. March 13, 2015: Juan Sebastian Gomez-Diaz received the URSI Young Scientist Award from the First Atlantic URSI Conference. February 5, 2015: Our paper on Ultrafast modulation with polaritonic metasurfaces was selected for the 2014 Best of Advanced Optical Materials. January 30, 2015: Two of our recent papers, the topical review ‘Recent advances in optical metasurfaces’ and ‘Infrared beam-steering using acoustically modulated surface plasmons over a graphene monolayer,’ have been selected by the editors as Journal of Optics’  Highlights of 2014. January 6, 2015: Our paper on an invisible acoustic sensor based on PT-symmetry has just been published in Nature Communications. January 4, 2015: Andrea Alù has been awarded the KNAW Visiting Professorship from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. 2014: December 23, 2014: Romain Fleury received the Best Student Paper Award in Engineering Acoustics for our paper on non-reciprocal acoustic devices based on spatio-temporal modulation, and the Young Presenter Award in Noise for our talk on parity-time symmetric acoustic metasurfaces at the 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Indianapolis, IN. December 12, 2014: Ahmed Kord received the first prize at the Texas Instruments Outstanding Student Designer Competition. December 12, 2014: Romain Fleury received the Young Presenter Award in Noise, for our talk at the 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Indianapolis, IN, dealing with parity-time symmetric acoustic metasurfaces. December 5, 2014: Our invited review paper on recent advances in optical metasurfaces has been selected as Journal of Optics’  Paper of the Week, and featured on the frontpage of the journal website. November 20, 2014: Our paper on fast modulation in mid-IR metasurfaces, in collaboration with M. Belkin’s group, has just appeared in Advanced Optical Materials, and featured on the inside front cover. November 10, 2014: Our paper on magnetic-free radio-wave isolation and circulation has just appeared in Nature Physics. A nice News and Views commentary from Ari Sihvola has appeared on the same issue. UT Austin press release, press coverage on Motherboard, MIT Technology Review. October 16, 2014: Our invited feature paper on optical magnetic metamaterials has been published in Journal of Materials Chemistry C. October 4, 2014: Francesco Monticone received the Homer Lindsey Bruce Graduate Fellowship from the University of Texas! September 22, 2014: Our paper on acoustically modulated surface plasmons on a graphene monolayer has been selected as Journal of Optics’  Paper of the Week, and featured on the frontpage of the journal website. August 29, 2014: Romain Fleury won the Best Student Paper Award in Metamaterials 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark, with the paper ‘Parity-Time Acoustic Metamaterials and Unidirectional Invisible Sensors.’ August 25, 2014: Our paper ‘Wave Propagation in Twisted Metamaterials,’ has been selected as PRB Editor’s Suggestion.August 15, 2014: Our paper R. Fleury, A. Alù, “Manipulation of Electron Flow Using Near-Zero Index Semiconductor Metamaterials,” has been selected for Physical Review B Kaleidoscope. July 10, 2014: Our paper “Negative Refraction and Planar Focusing Based on Parity-Time Symmetric Metasurfaces,” has been published in Physical Review Letters. May 29, 2014: Our paper ‘Giant Nonlinear Response from Plasmonic Metasurfaces Coupled to Intersubband Transitions,’ has been published in Nature. News briefs on several websites, including UT Austin, Nanowerk. May 29, 2014: Our paper ‘Embedded Photonic Eigenvalues in 3D Nanostructures,’ has been published in Physical Review Letters, and has been selected as one of this issue’s PRL Editor’s Suggestions. May 29, 2014: Our paper ‘Modular Assembly of Optical Nanocircuits,’ has been published in Nature Communications. May 9, 2014: Our paper on ‘Giant Nonlinear Response from Plasmonic Metasurfaces Coupled to Intersubband Transitions,’ in collaboration with M. Belkin’s group, has been accepted in Nature! April 28, 2014: The H2 Team (B. De Garza, E. Ge, J. Lu, M. Perez, S. Soliman) won the first prize in the UT ECE Senior Design Competition with our project on ‘Active Camouflaging for Broadband Scattering Reduction’. April 6, 2014: Nicholas Estep won the Best Student Paper Award at the 2014 Texas Symposium on Wireless & Microwave Circuits & Systems with our work on ‘Angular-Momentum-Biasing for Non-Reciprocal Radio-Frequency Components’. April 5, 2014: Jason Soric has been selected as a finalist of the upcoming IEEE AP-S Student Paper competition in Memnphis, TN. Nicholas Estep and Francesco Monticone have been selected for an Honorable Mention award. Congratulations to all! March 19, 2014: Our paper on isolation and non-reciprocity in integrated nanophotonic devices is featured on the cover of ACS Photonics, March 19, 2014: Our paper on isolation and non-reciprocity in integrated nanophotonic devices is published in ACS Photonics, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 198-2014. The paper is featured on the cover of ACS Photonics. March 19, 2014: Andrea Alù has been selected as IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Lecturer. He will serve until 2017. March 5, 2014: Our paper on alignment-free optical metamaterials is published in Advanced Optical Materials, Vol. 26, No. 9, pp. 1439-1445. February 28, 2014: Our sound circulator work is featured on NPR national radio, Scientific American, KUT radio and on Bloomberg Businessweek. Our cloaking work is featured on The Alcalde, the official publication of the Texas Exes. February 16, 2014: Andrea Alù has received the 2014 Outstanding Young Engineer Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society "for outstanding early career contributions to the microwave profession”. He will receive the award at the International Microwave Symposium, Tampa, FL, June 1-6, 2014. January 31, 2014: Our paper on the first-of-its-kind circulator for sound, based on which we can break time-reversal symmetry in acoustics, has been published in Science. and featured on the cover page. A Perspective article by Steve Cummer and news highlights on Physics World, NBC News, Phys.org, Science Daily, LiveScience have covered the story. (reprint, full text) January 15, 2014: Our paper on physical bounds of cloaked sensors has been published in Physical Review B, and selected as PRB Editor’s Suggestion. January 10, 2014: Our paper on computational metamaterials has been published in Science, accompanied by a nice Perspective byAri Sihvola and several news highlights (Phys.org, New Scientist). 2013: December 19, 2013: Andrea Alù has received the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Optics 2013 from the International Commission for Optics "for ground breaking work in metamaterials and plasmonics, and for the introduction of the concept of scattering-cancellation-based metamaterial cloaking”. December 17, 2013: Our paper on broadband cloaking using non-Foster metasurfaces has been published in Physical Review Letters, and selected as PRL Editor’s Suggestion. December 9, 2013: Andrea Alù has been selected as an American Physical Society (APS) Outstanding Referee of the Physical Review and Physical Review Letters journals, by the journal editors. December 3, 2013: Two of our papers have been accepted and are currently in press in Science. November 26, 2013: Our review paper on metamaterial-enhanced nanophotonics has been selected and published in  the Special Issue of Optics and Photonics News, for Optics in 2013. November 25, 2013: Andrea Alù has been elevated to Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for “contributions to the theory and applications of electromagnetic metamaterials and plasmonic phenomena”. November 11, 2013: Our upcoming PRL paper on non-Foster cloaking and our recent PRX paper on cloaking bounds are covered by Time Magazine, BBC, NBC News, Gizmag and Physics World, among many others. November 7, 2013: Our recent PRX paper on cloaking bounds is covered by BBC, NBC News, Gizmag and Physics World. November 5, 2013: Our invited paper P. Y. Chen, and A. Alù, “Terahertz Metamaterial Devices Based on Graphene Nanostructures,” has been published in the IEEE Transactions on  Terahertz Science and Technology, Special Issue on Metamaterials, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 748-756. October 29, 2013: Andrea Alù has received the inaugural 2013 Franco Strazzabosco Award for Young Engineers at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC, awarded to an Italian engineer under 40 to recognize his entrepreneurial courage who strive in applying scientific discoveries to public advantage. The award came together with the Medal of Representation of the President of the Republic of Italy. October 29, 2013: Francesco Monticone has received an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award. October 28, 2013: Andrea Alù has been elected Fellow of the Optical Societ of America “for outstanding contributions to the fields of photonic metamaterials, plasmonic phenomena and devices, cloaking and scattering suppression." October 21, 2013: Our invited paper F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Do Cloaked Objects Really Scatter Less?,” has been published in Physical Review X, Special Issue on Metamaterials, Vol. 3, No. 4, 041005 (10 pages). October 15, 2013: Our paper P. Y. Chen, and A. Alù, “Terahertz Metamaterial Devices Based on Graphene Nanostructures,” has been published in Nanotechnology, Vol. 24, No. 45, 455202 (7 pages). October 1, 2013: Our paper C. Argyropoulos, F. Monticone, G. D’Aguanno, and A. Alù, “Plasmonic Nanoparticles and Metasurfaces to Realize Fano Spectra at Ultraviolet Wavelengths,” has been published in Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 103, No. 14, 143113 (4 pages). September 23, 2013: Francesco Monticone has won the best student paper award at Metamaterials 2013, with the paper F. Monticone, A. Alù, 'On Physical Bounds of Cloaking and Invisibility'. September 23, 2013: Our invited paper G. Castaldi, V. Galdi, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Electromagnetic Funneling through a Single-Negative Slab Paired with a Double-Positive Transformation Slab,” has been published in The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering – COMPEL, Special Issue for FEM2010/MeTA2010, Vol. 32, No. 6, pp.1821-1833. September 23, 2013: Our invited paper M. Barbuto, A. Alù, F. Bilotti, A. Toscano, and L. Vegni, Characteristic Impedance of a Microstrip Line with a Dielectric Overlay,” has been published in The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering – COMPEL, Special Issue for FEM2010/MeTA2010, Vol. 32, No. 6, pp.1855-1867. September 7, 2013: Our paper X. X. Liu, J. W. Massey, M. F. Wu, K. T. Kim, R. A. Shore, A. E. Yılmaz, and A. Alù, Homogenization of Three-Dimensional Metamaterial Objects and Validation by a Fast Surface-Integral Equation Solver,” has been published in Optics Express, Vol. 21, No. 19, pp. 21714-21727. September 2, 2013: Our paper D. L. Sounas, C. Caloz, and A. Alù, “Giant Non-Reciprocity at the Subwavelength Scale Using Angular Momentum-Biased Metamaterials,” has been published in Nature Communications, Vol. 4, No. 2407 (7 pages). September 1, 2013: A. Alù is promoted to Associate Professor and David & Doris Lybarger Endowed Faculty Fellow in Engineering. July 29, 2013: Our paper R. Fleury, and A. Alù, “Extraordinary Sound Transmission through Density-Near-Zero Ultranarrow Channels,” has been published in Physical Review Letters, Vol. 111, No. 5, 055501 (5 pages). June 26, 2013: Our paper X. X. Liu, and A. Alù, “Generalized Retrieval Method for Metamaterial Constitutive Parameters Based on a Physically Driven Homogenization Approach,” has been published in Physical Review B, Vol. 87, No. 23, 235136 (7 pages). June 17, 2013: Our invited paper C. Argyropoulos, N. Mohammadi Estakhri, F. Monticone, and A. Alù, Negative Refraction, Gain and Nonlinear Effects in Hyperbolic Metamaterials,” has been published in Optics Express, Focus Issue on Hyperbolic Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications, Vol. 21, No. 12, pp. 15037-15047. May 30, 2013: Phys.org covers our paper on meta-transmitarrays. May 15, 2013: Our paper R. Fleury, and A. Alù, “Furtive Quantum Sensing Using Matter-Wave Cloaks,,” has been published in Physical Review B, Rapid Communications, Vol. 87, No. 20, 201106(R) (5 pages). May 14, 2013: Our paper F. Monticone, N. Mohammadi Estakhri, and A. Alù, “Full Control of Nanoscale Optical Transmission with a Composite Metascreen,” has been published in Physical Review Letters, Vol. 110, No. 20, 203903 (5 pages). The paper has been selected as PRL Editor's suggestion! May 10, 2013: Our paper R. Fleury, and A. Alù, “Enhanced Superradiance in Epsilon-Near-Zero Plasmonic Channels,” has been published in Physical Review B, Rapid Communications, Vol. 87, No. 20, 201101(R) (5 pages). May 10, 2013: Our paper N. Mohammadi Estakhri, and A. Alù, "Physics of Unbounded, Broadband Absorption/Gain Efficiency in Plasmonic Nanoparticles,” has been published in Physical Review B, Vol. 87, No. 20, 205418 (9 pages). May 10, 2013: Our paper C. Argyropoulos, K. Q. Le, N. Mattiucci, G. D’Aguanno, and A. Alù, Broadband Absorbers and Selective Emitters Based on Plasmonic Brewster Metasurfaces,” has been published in Physical Review B, Vol. 87, No. 20, 205112 (6 pages). May 7, 2013: The comment G. Eleftheriades, A. Alù, “Comment on ‘Propagation and Negative Refraction’, has been published in IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 24-30. May 6, 2013: The paper A. Alù, "Wave-Shaping Surfaces,” has been published in Physics, Vol. 6, No. 53. April 24, 2013: Our paper G. Castaldi, S. Savoia, V. Galdi, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “PT Metamaterials via Complex-Coordinate Transformation Optics,” has been published in Physical Review Letters, Vol. 110, No. 17, 173901 (5 pages). The paper has been selected as PRL Editor's suggestion! April 7, 2013: Christos Argyropoulos has received the 2013 Raj Mittra Travel Award! April 1, 2013: Our invited paper A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Theory, Modeling and Features of Optical Nanoantennas,” has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Special Issue on Antennas and Propagation at Mm‐ and Sub Mm‐Waves, Vol. 61, No. 4, Part 1, pp. 1508-1517. April 1, 2013: Our paper P. Y. Chen, C. Argyropoulos, and A. Alù, “Terahertz Antenna Phase Shifters Using Integrally-Gated Graphene Transmission-Lines,” has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Special Issue on Antennas and Propagation at Mm‐ and Sub Mm‐Waves, Vol. 61, No. 4, Part 1, pp. 1528-1537. March 27, 2013: our new paper on mantle cloaking New J. Phys. 15, 033037 (2013) has raised international attention on the general news. Press release. Some examples: CNN, NBC, Fox, Discovery, US News, Daily Mail, Physics World, TIME. Please check our recent TEDx talk on the topic for more info. March 25, 2013: Andrea Alù has received the 2013 OSA Adolph Lomb Medal for 'outstanding contributions to the fields of optical metamaterials and plasmonic optics, and for development of the concept of plasmonic cloaking'. The award, established in 1940, recognizes noteworthy contributions made to optics before reaching the age of 35. March 25, 2013: Our paper J. C. Soric, P. Y. Chen, A. Kerkhoff, D. Rainwater, K. Melin, and A. Alù, Demonstration of an Ultralow Profile Cloak for Scattering Suppression of a Finite-Length Rod in Free Space,” has been published in New Journal of Physics, Vol. 15, No. 3, 033037 (18 pages). March 15, 2013: Our paper Y. Zhao, and A. Alù, “Tailoring the Dispersion of Plasmonic Nanorods to Realize Broadband Optical Meta-Waveplates,” has been published in Nano Letters, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 1086-1091. March 12, 2013: Our paper F. Monticone, C. Argyropoulos, and A. Alù, “Multi-Layered Plasmonic Covers for Comblike Scattering Response and Optical Tagging,” has been published in Physical Review Letters, Vol. 110, No. 11, 113901 (5 pages). The paper has been selected as PRL Editor's suggestion! March 4, 2013: Our paper D. Rainwater, A. Kerkhoff, K. Melin, J. C. Soric, G. Moreno, and A. Alù, New J. Phys. 14, 013054 (2012) has been selected as one of the 2012 Highlights of the New Journal of Physics. February 19, 2013: Watch our TEDx talk on our recent work on metamaterials and cloaking! Coverage from the Cockrell School of Engineering and the script are here. Also on the TED website. January 29, 2013: A News and Views article from Peter Nordlander highlighting our recent Nature Nanotechnology paper on magnetic-based Fano resonant nanocluster has appeared in the same issue]! January 29, 2013: Our paper Y. Lee, K. Hoshino, A. Alù, and X. Zhang, “Tunable Directive Radiation of Surface-Plasmon Diffraction Gratings,” has been published in Optics Express, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 2748-2756. January 27, 2013: Our paper F. Shafiei*, F. Monticone*, K. Q. Le, X. X. Liu, T. Hartsfield, A. Alù, and X. Li, A Subwavelength Plasmonic Metamolecule Exhibiting Magnetic-Based Optical Fano Resonance,” has been published in Nature Nanotechnology! January 22, 2013: Our paper R. Fleury, and A. Alù, “Plasmonic Cloaking of Matter Waves,” has been published in Physical Review B, Vol. 87, No. 4, 045423 (6 pages). January 9, 2013: Our paper N. Liu*, F. Wen*, Y. Zhao*, Y. Wang, P. Nordlander, N. Halas, and A. Alù, Individual Nanoantennas Loaded with Three-dimensional Optical Nanocircuits,” has been published in Nano Letters, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 142-147. 2012: December 28, 2012: Our paper J. Soric, S. Maci, N. Engheta, and A. Alù, “Omnidirectional Small Antennas Based on ε-Near-Zero Channel Matching,” has been published in  IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 33-44. December 20, 2012: Our paper A. Monti, J. Soric, A. Alù, A. Toscano, L. Vegni, and F. Bilotti, Overcoming Mutual Blockage Between Neighboring Dipole Antennas Using a Low-Profile Patterned Metasurface,” has been published in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 11, pp. 1414-1417. December 6, 2012: Our invited review paper P. Y. Chen, C. Argyropoulos, and A. Alù, “Enhanced Nonlinearities Using Plasmonic Nanoantennas,” has been published in Nanophotonics, Vol. 1, No. 3-4, pp. 221-233. December 6, 2012: Our paper Y. Zhao, N. Engheta, and A. Alù, “Effects of Shape and Loading of Optical Nanoantennas on Their Sensitivity and Radiation Properties,” Journal of Optical Society of America B, Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 1266-1274, April 27, 2011 has been awarded the 2012 CST University Publication Award! December 3, 2012: Our invited paper F. Monticone, C. Argyropoulos, and A. Alù, “Cloaking Plasmonic Layers to Tailor the Optical Scattering at the Nnanoscale,” has been published in Scientific Reports, Special Issue for E-MRS 2012, Vol. 2, No. 912 November 21, 2012: Our paper Y. R. Padooru, A. B. Yakovlev, P. Y. Chen, and A. Alù, “Line-Source Excitation of Realistic Conformal Metasurface Cloaks,” has been published in Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 112, No. 10, 104902 (11 pages). November 20, 2012: Our review paper P. Y. Chen, J. Soric, and A. Alù, “Invisibility and Cloaking Based on Scattering Cancellation,” has been published in Advanced Optical Materials, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. OP281-OP304. An image from this article has been selected as the inside cover figure. November 12, 2012: Our paper M. Farhat, P. Y. Chen, S. Guenneau, S. Enoch, and A. Alù, Frequency-Selective Surface Acoustic Invisibility for Three-Dimensional Immersed Objects,” has been published in Physical Review B, Vol. 86, No. 17, 174303 (8 pages). November 7, 2012: Our paper K. Q. Le, C. Argyropoulos, N. Mattiucci, G. D’Aguanno, M. J. Bloemer, and A. Alù, Broadband Brewster Transmission through 2D Metallic Gratings,” has been published in Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 112, No. 9, 094317 (4 pages). November 1, 2012: Our paper P. Y. Chen, H. Huang, D. Akinwande, and A. Alù, “Distributed Amplifiers Based on Spindt-Type Field Emission Nanotriodes,” has been published in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 1201-1211. An image from this article was selected for the front cover! October 28, 2012: Our paper R. Fleury, and A. Alù, “Exotic Properties and Potential Applications of Quantum Metamaterials,” has been published in Applied Physics A, Special Issue for META'12. October 19, 2012: Our review paper P. Y. Chen, J. Soric, and A. Alù, “Invisibility and Cloaking Based on Scattering Cancellation,” has been published in Advanced Materials, Vol. 24, No. 4. September 17, 2012: Our paper G. Castaldi, S. Savoia, V. Galdi, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, Analytical Study of Subwavelength Imaging by Uniaxial Epsilon-Near-Zero Metamaterial Slabs,” has been published in Physical Review B, Vol. 86, No. 11, 115123 (10 pages). September 7, 2012: Our paper M. D. Guild, M. R. Haberman, A. Alù, “Plasmonic-Type Acoustic Cloak Made of a Bilaminate Shell,” has been published in Physical Review B, Vol. 86, No. 10, 104302 (13 pages). August 21, 2012: Our paper M. A. Shapiro, S. Trendafilov, Y. Urzhumov, A. Alù, R. J. Temkin, and G. Shvets, "Active Negative-Index Metamaterial Powered by an Electron Beam,” has been published in Physical Review B, Vol. 86, No. 8, 085132 (5 pages). August 14, 2012: Our paper Y. R. Padooru, A. B. Yakovlev, P. Y. Chen, and A. Alù, Analytical Modeling of Conformal Mantle Cloaks for Cylindrical Objects Using Sub-Wavelength Printed and Slotted Arrays, has been published in Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 112, No. 3, 034907 (13 pages). July 23, 2012: Our paper Y. Lee, K. Hoshino, A. Alù, J. X. J. Zhang, “Efficient Directional Beaming from Small Apertures Using Surface-Plasmon Diffraction Gratings,” has been published in Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 101, No. 4, 041102 (4 pages). July 6, 2012: Our paper C. Argyropoulos, P. Y. Chen, and A. Alù, “Enhanced Nonlinear Effects in Metamaterials and Plasmonics,” has been published in Advanced Electromagnetics, Special Issue for META’12, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 46-51. June 27, 2012: Our paper C. Argyropoulos, P. Y. Chen, F. Monticone, G. D’Aguanno, and A. Alù, “Nonlinear Plasmonic Cloaks to Realize Giant All-Optical Scattering Switching,” has been published in Physical Review Letters, Vol. 108, No. 26, 263905 (5 pages). June 2, 2012: Congratulations to Matthew D. Guild, who won the 1st prize at the Acoustics 2012 Student Paper Competition in Engineering Acoustics in Hong Kong with the paper M. D. Guild, M. Haberman, and A. Alù, “Achieving a Broadband Plasmonic-Type Acoustic Cloak Using Multilayered, Spherically Isotropic Elastic Shells”. May 31, 2012: The paper D. Rainwater, A. Kerkhoff, K. Melin, J. C. Soric, G. Moreno, and A. Alù, Experimental Verification of Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Cloaking in Free-Space,” New Journal of Physics, Vol. 14, 013054 (13 pages) has been included in IoP Select. May 29, 2012: Our paper Y. Zhao, M. A. Belkin, and A. Alù, “Twisted Optical Metamaterials for Planarized, Ultrathin, Broadband Circular Polarizers,” has been published inNature Communications, Vol. 3, No. 870!. May 16, 2012: Our paper N. Mattiucci, G. D’Aguanno, A. Alù, C. Argyropoulos, J. V. Foreman, and M. J. Bloemer, Taming the Thermal Emissivity of Metals: a Metamaterial Approach,” has been published in Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 100, No. 20, 201109. May 15, 2012: Our paper N. Akozbek, N. Mattiucci, D. De Ceglia, R. Trimm, A. Alù, G. D’Aguanno, M. A. Vincenti, M. Scalora, and M. J. Bloemer, Experimental Demonstration of Plasmonic Brewster Angle Extraordinary Transmission through Extreme Subwavelength Slit Arrays in the Microwave,” has been published in Physical Review B, Vol. 85, No. 20, 205430 (4 pages). Apr. 24, 2012: A video featuring our cloaking research from TACC has been posted on Youtube. Apr. 13, 2012: Our paper G. D’Aguanno, N. Mattiucci, A. Alù, C. Argyropoulos, J. V. Foreman, and M. J. Bloemer, “Thermal Emission From a Metamaterial Wire Medium Slab,” has been published in Optics Express, Vol. 20, No. 9, pp. 9784-9789. Mar. 30, 2012: Our paper A. Abass, K. Q. Le, A. Alù, M. Burgelman, and B. Maes, “Dual-Interface Gratings for Broadband Absorption Enhancement in Thin-Film Solar Cells,” has been published in Physical Review B, Vol. 85, No. 11, 115449 (8 pages). Mar. 28, 2012: Our paper G. D’Aguanno, K. Q. Le, R. Trimm, A. Alù, N. Mattiucci, A. D. Mathias, N. Akozbek, and M. J. Bloemer, Broadband Metamaterial for Nonresonant Matching of Acoustic Waves,” has been published in Nature Scientific Reports, Vol. 2, No. 340 (5 pages)! Mar. 23, 2012: Congratulations to J. C. Soric who won the Best Student Paper Award (1st place) at the 2012 Mini-Symposium on Wireless and Microwave Circuits and Systems (WMCS 2012), Waco, TX with the paper J. C. Soric, A. Alù, "Microwave Applications of Epsilon-Near-Zero Metamaterials". Mar. 23, 2012: Our paper A. Alù, P. A. Belov, and N. Engheta, New J. Phys. 13, 033026 (2011) has been selected for inclusion in the exclusive 'Highlights of 2011' collection of the New Journal of Physics. Mar. 13, 2012: Our paper Y. Li, A. Alù, and H. Ling, “Investigation of Leaky-Wave Propagation and Radiation in a Metal Cut-Wire Array,” has been published in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 60, No. 3, pp. 1630-1634. Mar. 8, 2012: Congratulations to Nasim M. Estakhri, who has received the first rank among all 2011 M.Sc. Engineering students at the University of Tehran. Feb. 21, 2012: Our paper Y. Sun, B. Edwards, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Experimental Realization of Optical Lumped Nanocircuits at Infrared Wavelengths,” has been published in Nature Materials, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 208-212! Feb. 19, 2012: Our invited paper P. Y. Chen, F. Monticone, and A. Alù, “Suppressing the Electromagnetic Scattering with an Helical Mantle Cloak,” has been published in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Special Cluster on Metamaterials, Vol. 10, pp. 1598-1601. Feb. 10, 2012: Our paper G. Castaldi, V. Galdi, A. Alù, and N. Engheta “Nonlocal Transformation Optics,” has been published in Physical Review Letters, Vol. 108, No. 6, 063902. Jan. 31, 2012: Andrea Alù has received the 2012 SPIE Early Career Achievement Award. Jan. 31, 2012: Our paper New Journal of Physics 14, 013054 (2012) on 3D cloaking has been downloaded 5093 times in the first 2 days. Jan. 31, 2012: Our paper C. Argyropoulos, G. D’Aguanno, N. Mattiucci, M. J. Bloemer, and A. Alù, “Matching and Funneling Light at the Plasmonic Brewster Angle," has been published in Physical Review B, Vol. 85, No. 2, 024304 (9 pages). Jan. 27, 2012: Our paper C. Argyropoulos, P. Y. Chen, G. D’Aguanno, N. Engheta, and A. Alù, “Boosting Optical Nonlinearities in Epsilon-Near-Zero Plasmonic Channels,” has been published in Physical Review B, Vol. 85, No. 4, 045129 (5 pages). Jan. 25, 2012: Our paper on 3D plasmonic cloaking has gathered worldwide attention in the general press, see BBC News, IoP News, Kurzweil, PhysOrg, Al Jazeera, Huffington Post, Wired, EnGadget, Science Illustrated. It is the most shared and most read news on BBC News. Jan. 25, 2012: Our paper D. Rainwater, A. Kerkhoff, K. Melin, J. C. Soric, G. Moreno, and A. Alù, “Experimental Verification of Three-Dimensional Plasmonic Cloaking in Free-Space,” has been published in the New Journal of Physics, Vol. 14, 013054 (13 pages). Jan. 6, 2012: Congratulations to Pai-Yen Chen, who won the 3rd prize at the USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting  Student Paper Competition in Boulder, CO, with the paper P. Y. Chen, and A. Alù, “Ultra-Broadband Mantle Cloak Using Non-Foster Negative-Impedance Metasurfaces”. 2011: December   18,   2011:   the   paper   P.   Y.   Chen,   and   A.   Alù,   “Subwavelength   Imaging   Using   Phase-Conjugating   Nonlinear   Nanoantenna   Arrays,”   has   been   published   in   Nano   Letters ,   Vol. 11, No. 12, pp 5514–5518. December   15,   2011:   the   paper   Y.   Sun,   B.   Edwards,   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Experimental   Realization   of   Optical   Lumped   Nanocircuit   Elements   at   Infrared   Wavelengths,”   has   been accepted for publication in Nature Materials. December   6,   2011:   the   paper   Y.   Lee,   A.   Alù,   and   J.   X.   J.   Zhang,   “Efficient   Apertureless   Scanning   Probes   Using   Patterned   Plasmonic   Surfaces,”   has   been   published   in   Optics   Express , Vol. 19, No. 27, pp. 25990–25999. December 3, 2011: Andrè Esteva received the Outstanding Scholar-Leader Award in Engineering at the Cockrell School of Engineering Commencement Ceremony. December 1, 2011: the paper G. Castaldi, V. Galdi, A. Alù, and N. Engheta “Nonlocal Transformation Optics,” has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters. December   1,   2011:   the   paper   X.   X.   Liu,   D. A.   Powell,   and A. Alù,   “Correcting   the   Fabry-Perot Artifacts   in   Metamaterial   Retrieval   Procedures,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   B , Vol. 84, No. 23, 235106 (7 pages). November   29,   2011:   the   paper   P.   C.   Li,   Y.   Zhao,   A.   Alù,   and   E.   T.   Yu,   “Experimental   Realization   and   Modeling   of   a   Subwavelength   Frequency-Selective   Plasmonic   Metasurface,”   has been published in Applied Physics Letters , Vol. 99, No. 22, 221106. November   29,   2011:   the   invited   paper   P.   Y.   Chen,   F.   Monticone,   and   A.   Alù,   “Suppressing   the   Electromagnetic   Scattering   with   an   Helical   Mantle   Cloak,”   has   been   accepted   for publication in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Special Cluster on Metamaterials. November   28,   2011:   the   paper   K.   Q.   Le,   A.   Abass,   B.   Maes,   P.   Bienstman,   and   A.   Alù,   “Comparing   Plasmonic   and   Dielectric   Gratings   for   Absorption   Enhancement   in   Thin-Film Organic Solar Cells,” has been published in Optics Express , Vol. 20, No. 51, pp. A39-A50. November   16,   2011:   the   paper   P.   Y.   Chen,   and A. Alù,   “Subwavelength   Imaging   Using   Phase-Conjugating   Nonlinear   Nanoantenna Arrays,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   Nano Letters. November   16,   2011:   the   paper   Y.   Zhao,   and   A.   Alù,   “Manipulating   Light   Polarization   with   Ultrathin   Plasmonic   Metasurfaces,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   B ,   Vol.   84,   No. 20, 205428 (6 pages). November   15,   2011:   the   paper   X.   X.   Liu,   D.   A.   Powell,   and   A.   Alù,   “Correcting   the   Fabry-Perot   Artifacts   in   Metamaterial   Retrieval   Procedures,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in Physical Review B. November   11,   2011:   the   paper   P.   Y.   Chen,   M.   Farhat,   S.   Guenneau,   S.   Enoch,   and   A.   Alù,   “Acoustic   Scattering   Cancellation   via   Ultrathin   Pseudo-Surface,”   has   been   published   in Applied Physics Letters , Vol. 99, No. 19, 191913. November   10,   2011:   the   paper   P.   Y.   Chen,   and   A.   Alù,   “Mantle   Cloaking   Using   Thin   Patterned   Metasurfaces,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   B ,   Vol.   84,   No.   20,   205110   (13 pages). November   8,   2011:   the   paper   P.   C.   Li,   Y.   Zhao,   A.   Alù,   and   E.   T.   Yu,   “Experimental   Realization   and   Modeling   of   a   Subwavelength   Frequency-Selective   Plasmonic   Metasurface,”   has been accepted for publication in Applied Physics Letters. November   4,   2011:   the   paper   K.   Q.   Le, A. Abass,   B.   Maes,   P.   Bienstman,   and A. Alù,   “Comparing   Plasmonic   and   Dielectric   Gratings   for Absorption   Enhancement   in   Thin-Film   Organic Solar Cells,” has been accepted for publication in Optics Express. November 3, 2011: the paper Y. Zhao, and A. Alù, “Manipulating Light Polarization with Ultrathin Plasmonic Metasurfaces,” has been accepted for publication in Physical Review B. October   24,   2011:   the   invited   paper   S.   H.   Mousavi,   A.   B.   Khanikaev,   B.   Neuner   III,   D.   Y.   Fozdar,   T.   D.   Corrigan,   P.   W.   Kolb,   H.   D.   Drew,   R.   J.   Phaneuf,   A.   Alù,   and   G.   Shvets, Suppression   of   Long-Range   Collective   Effects   in   Meta-Surfaces   Formed   by   Plasmonic Antenna   Pairs,”   has   been   published   in   Optics   Express,   Focus   Issue   on   Collective   Phenomena in Photonic, Plasmonic and Hybrid Structures, Vol. 19, No. 22, pp. 22142-22155. October   21,   2011:   the   paper   A.   Di   Falco,   Y.   Zhao,   and   A.   Alù,   “Optical   Metasurfaces   with   Robust   Angular   Response   on   Flexible   Substrates,”   has   been   published   in   Applied   Physics Letters , Vol. 99, 163110. October   17,   2011:   the   paper   Y.   Lee, A. Alù,   and   J.   X.   J.   Zhang,   “Efficient   apertureless   scanning   probes   using   patterned   plasmonic   surfaces,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   Optics Express. October   13,   2011:   Pai-Yen   Chen   wins   the   3rd   prize   at   the   Metamaterials   2011    Student   Paper   Competition   with   the   paper   P.   Y.   Chen,   and   A.   Alù,   “Atomic-Scale   Mantle   Cloak   Using   a Graphene Monolayer”. October 3, 2011: the paper A. Di Falco, Y. Zhao, and A. Alù, “Optical metasurfaces with robust angular response on flexible substrates,” has been accepted in Applied Physics Letters. October   2,   2011:   the   paper   P.   Y.   Chen,   M.   Farhat,   S.   Guenneau,   S.   Enoch,   and   A.   Alù,   “Acoustic   scattering   cancellation   via   ultrathin   pseudo-surface,”   has   been   accepted   in   Applied Physics Letters. September   30,   2011:   the   invited   paper   A.   Alù   and   N.   Engheta,   “Optical   metamaterials   based   on   optical   nanocircuits,”   has   been   published   in   Proceedings   of   the   IEEE ,   Vol.   99,   No.   10, pp. 1669-1681. September 26, 2011: the paper P. Y. Chen, and A. Alù “Mantle-cloaking using thin patterned metasurfaces,” has been accepted in Physical Review B. September   22,   2011:   the   invited   paper   A.   Alù   and   N.   Engheta,   “Extremely   anisotropic   boundary   conditions   and   their   optical   applications,”   has   been   published   in   Radio   Science , Special Issue for URSI EMTS 2010, Vol. 46, RS0E11 (8 pages). September   22,   2011:   the   paper   S.   H.   Mousavi, A.   B.   Khanikaev,   B.   Neuner   III,   D.   Y.   Fozdar,   T.   D.   Corrigan,   P.   W.   Kolb,   H.   D.   Drew,   R.   J.   Phaneuf, A. Alù,   and   G.   Shvets,   “Suppression of long-range collective effects in meta-surfaces formed by plasmonic antenna pairs,” has been accepted for publication in Optics Express. September    21,    2011:    the    invited    paper    Y.    Zhao,    N.    Engheta,    and    A.    Alù,,    “Homogenization    of    plasmonic    metasurfaces    as    transmission-line    loads,”    has    been    published    in Metamaterials , Special Issue for Metamaterials’2010, Vol. 5, No. 2-3, pp. 90-96. September   21,   2011:   the   invited   paper   X.   X.   Liu,   and   A.   Alù,   “Homogenization   of   quasi-isotropic   metamaterials   composed   of   dense   arrays   of   magnetodielectric   spheres,”   has   been published in Metamaterials , Special Issue for Metamaterials’2010, Vol. 5, No. 2-3, pp. 56-63. September   16,   2011:   Andrea   Alù   has   been   awarded   the   Defense   Threat   Reduction   Agency    Young   Investigator   Award   with   project   title   "Metamaterials   and   Metasurfaces   to   Realize Cloaks, Anti-Cloaks, Isolators and Energy Concentrators". September   12,   2011:   the   paper   Y.   Li,   A.   Alù,   and   H.   Ling,   “Investigation   of   directive   radiation   from   a   metal   cut-wire   array   in   the   surface-wave   and   leaky-wave   regions,”   has   been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. September   6,   2011:   the   paper   G.   Castaldi,   V.   Galdi,   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Electromagnetic   tunneling   of   obliquely   incident   waves   through   a   single-negative   slab   paired   with   a double-positive uniaxial slab,” has been published in Journal of the Optical Society of America B , Vol. 28, No. 10, pp. 2362-2368. September 2, 2011: our AFOSR-funded research on metamaterials has been highlighted in Signal Magazine . August   26,   2011:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   A.   D.   Yaghjian,   R.   A.   Shore,   and   M.   G.   Silveirinha,   “Causality   relations   in   the   homogenization   of   metamaterials,”   has   been   published   in   Physical Review B , Vol. 84, No. 5, 054305 (16 pages). August   24,   2011:   the   book   chapter   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Plasmonic   cloaking:   scattering   cancellation   without   isolation,”   has   appeared   in   Introduction   to   Metamaterials   and Photonic Crystals, A. Andreone, A. Cusano, A. Cutolo, V. Galdi, eds., World Scientific, pp. 263-283. August   15,   2011:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   “First-principles   homogenization   theory   for   periodic   Metamaterial   Arrays,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   B ,   Vol.   84,   No.   7,   075153   (18 pages). August   8,   2011:   our   recent   realization   and   measurement   of   the   first   3D   cloak   operating   in   free-space ,   in   collaboration   with   the Applied   Research   Laboratories,   has   been   highlighted   in Physics World  and PhysOrg . July 26, 2011: the paper P. Y. Chen, and A. Alù, “Atomically-thin surface cloak using graphene monolayers,” has been published in ACS Nano , Vol. 5, No. 7, pp. 5855-5863. July   25,   2011:   the   paper   G.   Castaldi,   V.   Galdi,   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Electromagnetic   tunneling   of   obliquely-incident   waves   through   a   single-negative   slab   paired   with   a   double- positive uniaxial slab,” has been accepted for publication in Journal of Optical Society of America B. July   6,   2011:   Yang   Zhao   wins   the   1st   prize   at   the   IEEE   Antennas   and   Propagation   Symposium    Student   Paper   Competition   with   the   paper   Y.   Zhao,   A.   Alù,   "Broadband   Circular Polarizers Using Plasmonic Metasurfaces"! July   6,   2011:   Pai-Yen   Chen   is   a   finalist   in   the   IEEE   Antennas   and   Propagation   Symposium    Student   Paper   Competition   and   Xing-Xiang   Liu   receives   an   honorable   mention   for   their papers:   P.Y.   Chen,   A.   Alù,   "Optical   Nonlinear   Metasurfaces   Formed   by   Plasmonic   Nanoantennas,"   X.X.   Liu,   A.   Alù,   "First-Principle   Homogenization   of   Magnetodielectric Metamaterial Arrays". July   5,   2011:   the   paper   E.   Kallos,   C.   Argyropoulos,   Y.   Hao,   and   A.   Alù,   “Comparison   of   frequency   responses   of   cloaking   devices   under   non-monochromatic   illumination,”   has   been published in Physical Review B , Vol. 84, No. 4, 045102 (8 pages). July 5, 2011: Andrea Alù has been elected Senior Member of SPIE. June 30, 2011: our paper on graphene cloaks  is highlighted on the frontpage of Nanowerk.com . June   29,   2011:   the   paper A. Alù, A.   D.   Yaghjian,   R. A.   Shore,   and   M.   G.   Silveirinha,   “Causality   relations   in   the   homogenization   of   metamaterials,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in Physical Review B. June 27, 2011: the URSI awards and the Issac Koga Gold Medal have been announced in the Radio Science Bulletin  cover page. June   21,   2011:   the   invited   paper   M.   D.   Guild,   M.   Haberman,   and   A.   Alù,   “Plasmonic   cloaking   and   scattering   cancelation   for   electromagnetic   and   acoustic   waves,”   has   been   published in Wave Motion, Special Issue on Cloaking , Vol. 48, pp. 468-482. June   21,   2011:   the   invited   paper   G.   Castaldi,   I.   Gallina,   V.   Galdi,   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Analytical   study   of   spherical   cloak/anti-cloak   interactions,”   has   been   published   in   Wave Motion, Special Issue on Cloaking , Vol. 48, pp. 455-467. June 20, 2011: the invited paper X X. Liu, and A. Alù, “Limitations and potentials of metamaterial lenses,” has been published in Journal of Nanophotonics , Vol. 5, 053509. June   16,   2011:   the   invited   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Extremely   anisotropic   boundary   conditions   and   their   optical   applications,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   Radio Science, Special Issue for URSI EMTS 2010. June 12, 2011: the paper P. Y. Chen, and A. Alù, “Atomically-thin surface cloak using graphene monolayers,” has been accepted for publication in ACS Nano. June 7, 2011: the paper A. Alù, “First-principle homogenization theory for periodic metamaterial arrays,” has been accepted for publication in Physical Review B. June   6,   2011:   the   paper   A.   Hosseini,   D.   Kwong,   Y.   Zhang,   A.   Alù,   and   R.   T.   Chen,   Appl.   Opt.   50,   1822   (2011)   has   been   selected   to   appear   in   Virtual   Journal   of   Nanoscale   Science   & Technology , Vol. 23, No. 22. June 1, 2011: Andrea Alù has become an Associate Editor of Optics Express . June 1, 2011: the paper M. D. Guild, A. Alù, M. R. Haberman, J. Acoust. Soc. Am . 129, 1355 (2011) has been the  most downloaded JASA paper  in April 2011. May   17,   2011:   the   paper   E.   Kallos,   C.   Argyropoulos,   Y.   Hao,   and   A.   Alù,   “Comparison   of   frequency   responses   of   cloaking   devices   under   non-monochromatic   illumination,”   has   been accepted in Physical Review B. May   16,   2011:   the   paper   Y.   Zhao,   N.   Engheta,   and A. Alù,   J.   Opt.   Soc. Am.   B   28,   1266   (2011)   has   been   selected   to   appear   in   Virtual   Journal   of   Nanoscale   Science   &   Technology ,   Vol.   23, No. 19. May   9,   2011:   our   research   has   been   highlighted   in   the   U.S.   Air   Force   of   Scientific   Research   Office   News    article   "Award-Winning   Metamaterials   Research   to   Shape   Future   Air   Force Systems". April   28,   2011:   the   invited   paper   Y.   Zhao,   N.   Engheta,   and   A.   Alù,   “Homogenization   of   plasmonic   metasurfaces   as   transmission-line   loads,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in Metamaterials, Special Issue for Metamaterials’2010. April   20,   2011:   the   paper   Y.   Zhao,   N.   Engheta,   and A. Alù,   “Effects   of   shape   and   loading   of   optical   nanoantennas   on   their   sensitivity   and   radiation   properties,”   has   been   published   in Journal of Optical Society of America B , Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 1266-1274. April   20,   2011:   the   paper   A.   Hosseini,   D.   Kwong,   Y.   Zhang,   A.   Alù,   and   R.   T.   Chen,   “Modeling   and   experimental   observation   of   on-chip   two-dimensional   far-field   interference pattern,” has been published in Applied Optics , Vol. 50, No. 13, pp. 1822-1826. April   18,   2011:   the   paper A. Alù,   P. A.   Belov,   N.   Engheta,   New   J.   Phys.   13,   033026   (2011)   has   been   selected   to   appear   in   Virtual   Journal   of   Nanoscale   Science   &   Technology ,   Vol.   23,   No. 15. April   19,   2011:   the   paper   J.   T.   Costa,   M.   G.   Silveirinha,   and A. Alù,   “Poynting   vector   in   negative-index   metamaterials,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   B ,   Vol.   83,   No.   16,   165120 (8 pages). April   13,   2011:   the   invited   paper   X.   X.   Liu,   and A. Alù,   "Homogenization   of   quasi-isotropic   metamaterials   composed   of   dense   arrays   of   magnetodielectric   spheres,"   has   been   accepted for publication in Metamaterials, Special Issue for Metamaterials’2010. March   23,   2011:   the   paper A. Alù,   G.   D’Aguanno,   N.   Mattiucci,   and   M.   Bloemer,   "Plasmonic   Brewster   angle:   broadband   extraordinary   transmission   through   optical   gratings,"   has   been published in Physical Review Letters , Vol. 106, No. 12, 123902 (4 pages). March   22,   2011:   A.   Alù   is   the   recipient   of   the   2011   Issac   Koga   Gold   Medal ,   for   'contributions   to   the   theory   and   application   of   electromagnetic   metamaterials,   in   particular   the conception   of   plasmonic-based   cloaking,   optical   nanocircuits,   and   anomalous   propagation   and   radiation   in   metamaterials'!   He   will   receive   this   triennial   award   next   August   14   at the opening ceremony of the XXX URSI General Assembly  in Istanbul, Turkey. March   21,   2011:   the   paper   P.   Y.   Chen,   M.   Farhat,   and A. Alù,   Phys.   Rev.   Lett.   106,   105503   (2011)   has   been   selected   to   appear   in   Virtual   Journal   of   Nanoscale   Science   &   Technology ,   Vol. 23, No. 11, March 21, 2011. March   18,   2011:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   P.   A.   Belov,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Coupling   and   guided   propagation   along   parallel   chains   of   plasmonic   nanoparticles,”   has   been   published   in   New Journal of Physics , Vol. 13, 033026 (23 pages). March   18,   2011:   the   paper   M.   D.   Guild,   A.   Alù,   and   M.   Haberman,   “Cancellation   of   acoustic   scattering   from   an   elastic   sphere,”   has   been   published   in   Journal   of   Acoustical   Society   of America , Vol. 129, No. 3, pp. 1355-1365. March   10,   2011:   the   paper   A.   Polemi,   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Guidance   properties   of   plasmonic   nanogrooves:   comparison   between   the   effective   index   method   and   the   finite integration technique,” has been published in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters , Vol. 10, pp. 199-202. March   8,   2011:   the   paper   Y.   Zhao,   N.   Engheta,   and   A.   Alù,   “Effects   of   shape   and   loading   of   optical   nanoantennas   on   its   sensitivity   and   radiation   properties,”   has   been   accepted   for publication in Journal of Optical Society of America B. March   8,   2011:   the   paper   P.   Y.   Chen,   M.   Farhat,   and   A.   Alù,   “Bistable   and   self-tunable   negative   index   metamaterial   at   optical   frequencies,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review Letters , Vol. 106, No. 10, 105503 (4 pages). March   5,   2011:   Pai-Yen   Chen   has   been   selected   as   a   finalist   of   the   student   paper   competition   at   the   IEEE   Antennas   and   Propagation   Symposium    in   Spokane,   WA,   July   3-8,   2011,   with the paper P. Y. Chen, A. Alù, "Optical nonlinear metasurfaces formed by plasmonic nanoantennas". March   5,   2011:   Yang   Zhao   has   been   selected   as   a   finalist   of   the   student   paper   competition   at   the   IEEE Antennas   and   Propagation   Symposium    in   Spokane,   WA,   July   3-8,   2011,   with   the paper Y. Zhao, A. Alù, "Broadband circular polarizers using plasmonic metasurfaces". March   5,   2011:   Xing-Xiang   Liu   has   received   an   honorable   mention   in   the   student   paper   competition   at   the   IEEE Antennas   and   Propagation   Symposium    in   Spokane,   WA,   July   3-8,   2011, with the paper X. X. Liu, A. Alù, "First-principle homogenization of magnetodielectric metamaterial arrays". March   2,   2011:   the   paper   A.   Hosseini,   D.   Kwong,   Y.   Zhang,   A.   Alù,   and   R.   T.   Chen,   “Modeling   and   experimental   observation   of   on-chip   two-dimensional   far   field   interference pattern,” has been accepted for publication in Applied Optics. March   2,   2011:   the   paper   A.   Polemi,   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Guidance   properties   of   plasmonic   nanogrooves:   comparison   between   the   effective   index   method   and   the   finite integration technique,” has been accepted for publication in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. February   24,   2011:   the   paper   G.   Castaldi,   I.   Gallina,   V.   Galdi,   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Electromagnetic   tunneling   through   a   single-negative   slab   paired   with   a   double-positive   bi- layer,” has been published in Physical Review B , Rapid Communications, Vol. 83, No. 8, 081105(R) (4 pages). February   24,   2011:   the   invited   paper   G.   Castaldi,   I.   Gallina,   V.   Galdi,   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Analytical   study   of   spherical   cloak/anti-cloak   interactions,”   has   been   accepted   for publication in Wave Motion, Special Issue on Cloaking. February 24, 2011: the paper J. T. Costa, M. G. Silveirinha, and A. Alù, "Poynting vector in negative-index metamaterials,” has been accepted for publication in Physical Review B. February   22,   2011:   the   invited   paper   M.   D.   Guild,   M.   Haberman,   and   A.   Alù,   “Plasmonic   cloaking   and   scattering   cancellation   for   electromagnetic   and   acoustic   waves,”   has   been accepted for publication in Wave Motion, Special Issue on Cloaking. February   21,   2011:   the   invited   paper   X.   X.   Liu,   and A. Alù,   “Limitations   and   potentials   of   metamaterial   lenses,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   Journal   of   Nanophotonics,   Special Issue on Subwavelength Imaging. February   17,   2011:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   “Restoring   the   physical   meaning   of   metamaterial   constitutive   parameters,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   B ,   Rapid   Communications, Vol. 83, No. 8, 081102(R) (4 pages). February   17,   2011:   the   paper A. Alù,   P. A.   Belov,   N.   Engheta,   “Coupling   and   guided   propagation   along   parallel   chains   of   plasmonic   nanoparticles,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication in New Journal of Physics. February   11,   2011:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   G.   D’Aguanno,   N.   Mattiucci,   and   M.   Bloemer,   “Plasmonic   Brewster   angle:   broadband   extraordinary   transmission   through   optical   gratings,”   has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters. February   9,   2011:   the   paper   P.   Y.   Chen,   M.   Farhat,   and   A.   Alù,   “Bistable   and   self-tunable   negative   index   metamaterial   at   optical   frequencies,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in Physical Review Letters. February   9,   2011:   the   paper   G.   Castaldi,   I.   Gallina,   V.   Galdi, A. Alù,   N.   Engheta,   “Electromagnetic   tunneling   through   a   single-negative   slab   paired   with   a   double-positive   bi-layer,”   has been accepted for publication in Physical Review B, Rapid Communications. February 8, 2011: the paper A. Alù, N. Engheta, “Optical metamaterials based on optical nanocircuits,” has been accepted for publication in Proceedings of IEEE. January   31,   2011:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   “Restoring   the   physical   meaning   of   metamaterial   constitutive   parameters,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   Physical   Review   B,   Rapid Communications. January   27,   2011:   the   paper   G.   D’Aguanno,   N.   Mattiucci,   A.   Alù,   and   M.   Bloemer,   “Quenched   optical   transmission   in   ultrathin   subwavelength   plasmonic   gratings,”   has   been published in Physical Review B , Vol. 83, 035426 (11 pages). January   12,   2011:   the   paper   G.   D’Aguanno,   N.   Mattiucci,   M.   J.   Bloemer,   D.   de   Ceglia,   M.   A.   Vincenti,   and   A.   Alù,   “Transmission   resonances   in   plasmonic   metallic   gratings”   has   been published in Journal of the Optical Society of America B , Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 253-264. January   6,   2011:   the   paper   M.   D.   Guild,   A.   Alù,   and   M.   Haberman,   “Cancellation   of   acoustic   scattering   from   an   elastic   sphere,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   Journal   of Acoustical Society of America. January   4,   2011:   the   invited   feature   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Emission   enhancement   in   a   plasmonic   waveguide   at   cut-off,”   has   been   published   in   Materials ,   Special   Issue   on Next Wave of Metamaterials, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 141-152. 2010: December   29,   2010:   the   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Cloaked   near-field   scanning   optical   microscope   tip   for   noninvasive   near-field   imaging,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review Letters , Vol. 105, No. 26, 263906. December   22,   2010:   the   paper   G.   D’Aguanno,   N.   Mattiucci,   A.   Alù,   and   M.   Bloemer,   “Quenched   optical   transmission   in   ultrathin,   sub-wavelength,   plasmonic   gratings,”   has   been accepted for publication in Physical Review B. December   20,   2010:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Emission   enhancement   in   a   plasmonic   waveguide   at   cut-off,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   Materials,   Special   Issue   on Next Wave of Metamaterials, as an invited feature paper. December 2, 2010: the paper P. Y. Chen, and A. Alù, “Optical nanoantenna arrays loaded with nonlinear materials,” Physical Review B, Vol. 82, 235405 (6 pages). ( web ) December   1,   2010:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Cloaked   near-field   scanning   optical   microscope   tip   for   noninvasive   near-field   imaging,”   has   been   accepted   in   Physical   Review Letters. November   30,   2010:   the   paper   I.   Gallina,   G.   Castaldi,   V.   Galdi, A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Transformation-optics   generalization   of   tunnelling   effects   in   bi-layers   made   of   paired   pseudo- epsilon-negative/mu-negative media” has been published in Journal of Optics, Special Issue on Transformation Optics , Vol. 13, 024011 (8 pages). November   9,   2010:   the   paper   G.   D’Aguanno,   N.   Mattiucci,   M.   J.   Bloemer,   and   A.   Alù,   “Transmission   resonances   in   sub-wavelength   plasmonic   gratings   with   narrow   slits”   has   been accepted in Journal of the Optical Society of America B. November 5, 2010: the paper P. Y. Chen, and A. Alù, “Optical nanoantenna arrays loaded with nonlinearities,” has been accepted in Physical Review B. October   31,   2010:   the   paper   I.   Gallina,   G.   Castaldi,   V.   Galdi,   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Selected   applications   of   transformation   electromagnetics,”   has   been   published   in   Periodical   of Advances in Science and Technology , Vol. 75, pp. 246-255. October   29,   2010:   A.   Alù   has   been   awarded   an   AFOSR   Young   Investigator   Award    for   the   research   project   "Novel   Exotic   Features   of   Metamaterials   and   their   Electromagnetic Applications"! October   19,   2010:   the   paper   X.   X.   Liu,   A.   Alù,   “Sub-wavelength   leaky-wave   optical   nanoantennas:   directive   radiation   from   linear   arrays   of   plasmonic   nanoparticles,”   has   been published in Physical Review B , Vol. 82, No. 14, 144305 (12 pages). October 17, 2010: the special issue of Sensors  on Metamaterial for Sensing, guest edited by A. Alù, is accepting submissions. October   15,   2010:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   A.   Kerkhoff,   and   D.   Rainwater,   “Plasmonic   cloaking   of   cylinders:   finite   length,   oblique   illumination   and   cross-polarization   coupling,”   has   been published in New Journal of Physics , Vol. 12, No. 10, 103028. October   1,   2010:   the   paper   I.   Gallina,   G.   Castaldi,   V.   Galdi, A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Selected   applications   of   transformation   electromagnetics,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   the Periodical of Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 75, pp. 246-255. September   30,   2010:   the   paper   X.   X.   Liu,   and   A.   Alù,   “Sub-wavelength   leaky-wave   optical   nanoantennas:   directive   radiation   from   linear   arrays   of   plasmonic   nanoparticles,”   has   been accepted for publication in Physical Review B. September    22,    2010:    the    paper    I.    Gallina,    G.    Castaldi,    V.    Galdi,   A.   Alù,    and    N.    Engheta,    ““Power    Scattering    and   Absorption    Mediated    by    Cloak/Anti-Cloak    Interactions:   A Transformation-Optics Route towards Invisible Sensors,” has been published in the Journal of the Optical Society of America B , Vol. 27, No 10, pp. 2132-2140. September   21,   2010:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   A.   Kerkhoff,   and   D.   Rainwater,   “Plasmonic   cloaking   of   cylinders:   finite   length,   oblique   illumination   and   cross-polarization   coupling,”   has   been accepted for publication in New Journal of Physics. September   1,   2010:   the   paper   P.   Y.   Chen,   and   A.   Alù,   “Sub-wavelength   elliptical   patch   antenna   loaded   with   μ-negative   metamaterials,”   has   been   published   in   IEEE   Transactions   on Antennas and Propagation , Vol. 58, No. 9, pp. 2909-2919. August   12,   2010:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   "Cloaking   a   receiving   antenna   or   a   sensor   with   plasmonic   metamaterials,”   has   been   published   in   Metamaterials ,   Special   Issue   for Metamaterials' 2009, Vol. 4, pp. 153-159 (invited paper). August   10,   2010:   the   paper   I.   Gallina,   G.   Castaldi,   V.   Galdi, A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   ““Power   Scattering   and Absorption   Mediated   by   Cloak/Anti-Cloak   Interactions: A   Transformation- Optics Route towards Invisible Sensors,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the Optical Society of America B. July   26,   2010:   the   invited   paper   I.   Gallina,   G.   Castaldi,   V.   Galdi,   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Transformation-Optics   Generalization   of   Tunnelling   Effects   in   Bi-Layers   Made   of   Paired Epsilon-Negative/Mu-Negative Media,” has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics, Special Issue on Transformation Optics. July   16,   2010:   A.   Alù   and   a   team   of   eight   professors   led   by   Prof.   N.   Engheta   (University   of   Pennsylvania)   have   been   awarded   the   ONR   MURI    on   Optical   Metamaterials    with   title "Large-Area 3D Optical Metamaterials with Tunability and Low-Loss"! June   7,   2010:   the   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Wireless   at   the   Nanoscale:   Optical   Interconnects   Using   Matched   Nanoantennas,”   Phys.   Rev.   Lett .   104,   213902   (2010)   has   been   selected to appear in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology , Vol. 21, No. 23. May   24,   2010:   the   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Wireless   at   the   Nanoscale:   Optical   Interconnects   Using   Matched   Nanoantennas,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   Letters ,   Vol. 104, No. 21, 213902 (4 pages). May   19,   2010:   the   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “How   Does   Zero   Forward-Scattering   in   Magnetodielectric   Nanoparticles   Comply   with   the   Optical   Theorem?,”   has   been   published   in Journal of Nanophotonics , Special Issue to commemorate the 70th birthday of Prof. Craig F. Bohren, Vol. 4, 041590 (17 pages) (invited paper). May   10,   2010:   the   paper   P.   Y.   Chen,   and A. Alù,   “Dual-mode   miniaturized   elliptical   patch   antenna   with   μ-negative   metamaterials,”   has   been   published   in   IEEE Antennas   and   Wireless Propagation Letters , Vol. 9, pp. 351-354. May 9, 2010: Andrea Alù has received a 2010 Young Scientist Award from URSI Commission B: Electromagnetic Theory. May   1,   2010:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   S.   Maslovski   “Power   relations   and   a   consistent   analytical   model   for   receiving   wire   antennas,”   has   been   published   in   IEEE   Transactions   on Antennas and Propagation , Vol. 58, No. 5, pp. 1436-1448. April   30,   2010:   the   paper   P.   Y.   Chen,   and A. Alù,   “Patterned   metallic   surfaces   to   realize   1-D,   2-D   and   3-D   ultrathin   invisibility   cloaks,”   to   be   presented   in   Toronto,   Canada,   July   11-17, 2010 at the 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation  has received an  Honorable Mention. April   30,   2010:   the   paper   X.   X.   Liu,   and   A.   Alù,   “Plasmonic   low-profile   nanoantenna   reflectors,”   to   be   presented   in   Toronto,   Canada,   July   11-17,   2010   at   the   2010   IEEE   International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation  has received an Honorable Mention. April   21,   2010:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   "Cloaking   a   receiving   antenna   or   a   sensor   with   plasmonic   metamaterials,”   has   been   published   online   in   the   special   issue   for Metamaterials' 2009 of Metamaterials  (invited paper). April   18,   2010:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Paradox   of   Zero   Forward-Scattering   in   Magnetodielectric   Nanoparticles   in   Connection   with   the   Optical   Theorem,”   has   been accepted for publication in Journal of Nanophotonics, Special Issue to commemorate the 70th birthday of Prof. Craig F. Bohren (invited paper). April   9,   2010:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Wireless   at   the   Nanoscale:   Optical   Interconnects   Using   Matched   Nanoantennas,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   Physical Review Letters. April   8,   2010:   the   paper   P.   Y.   Chen,   and   A.   Alù,   “Dual-Mode   Miniaturized   Elliptical   Patch   Antenna   with   μ-Negative   Metamaterials,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. April   5,   2010:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   "Comparison   of   waveguiding   properties   of   plasmonic   voids   and   plasmonic   waveguides,”   has   been   published   in   Journal   of   Physical Chemistry C , Vol. 114, No. 16, pp 7462–7471, (invited paper). [Up to 50 free e-prints of this paper are available for downaload on the journal website] March   25,   2010:   the   paper   I.   Gallina,   G.   Castaldi,   V.   Galdi, A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “General   class   of   metamaterial   transformation   slabs,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   B ,   Vol. 81, No. 12,  125124 (10 pages). March   19,   2010:   the   paper   P.   Y.   Chen,   and   A.   Alù,   “Sub-wavelength   elliptical   patch   antenna   loaded   with   μ-negative   metamaterials,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. March   11,   2010:   the   paper   Y.   Li,   A.   Alù,   and   H.   Ling,   "Simulation   and   measurement   of   surface   wave   propagation   along   a   metal   cut-wire   array,"   IEEE   Antennas   and   Wireless Propagation Letters , Vol. 9, pp. 179-182. March   11,   2010:   the   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   "Cloaking   a   receiving   antenna   or   a   sensor   with   plasmonic   metamaterials,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   the   special   issue   for Metamaterials' 2009 of Metamaterials (invited paper). March   9,   2010:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   "Comparison   of   waveguiding   properties   of   plasmonic   voids   and   plasmonic   waveguides,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   the special issue dedicated to Martin Moskovits in Journal of Physical Chemistry C (invited paper). March   8,   2010:   Fig.   19   in   the   paper   S.   Tricarico,   F.   Bilotti, A. Alù,   and   L.   Vegni,   “Plasmonic   cloaking   for   irregular   objects   with   anisotropic   scattering   properties,”   Phys.   Rev.   E    81,   026602 (2010) has been selected to appear in Physical Review E Kaleidoscope . February   19,   2010:   the   paper   Y.   Li, A. Alù,   and   H.   Ling,   "Simulation   and   measurement   of   surface   wave   propagation   along   a   metal   cut-wire   array,"   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. February   18,   2010:   the   paper   S.   Tricarico,   F.   Bilotti,   A.   Alù,   and   L.   Vegni,   “Plasmonic   cloaking   for   irregular   objects   with   anisotropic   scattering   properties,”   has   been   published   in Physical Review E , Vol. 81, No. 2, 026602 (12 pages). February   10,   2010:   the   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Coaxial-to-waveguide   matching   with   ε-near-zero   ultranarrow   channels   and   bends,”   has   been   published   in   IEEE   Transactions   on Antennas and Propagation , Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 328-339. February   8,   2010:   the   paper   I.   Gallina,   G.   Castaldi,   V.   Galdi,   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “General   class   of   metamaterial   transformation   slabs,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in Physical Review B. January 29, 2010: Andrea Alù has received the NSF CAREER award 0953311  "CAREER: Sensing, Imaging and Energy Applications of Metamaterial Cloaks"! January   29,   2010:   the   paper   S.   Tricarico,   F.   Bilotti,   A.   Alù,   and   L.   Vegni,   “Plasmonic   cloaking   for   irregular   objects   with   anisotropic   scattering   properties,”   has   been   accepted   for publication in Physical Review E. January   18,   2010:   the   paper   I.   Gallina,   G.   Castaldi,   V.   Galdi, A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Power   Scattering   and Absorption   Mediated   by   Cloak/Anti-Cloak   Interactions: A   Transformation- Optics Route towards Invisible Sensors,” has been posted on arxiv . January   18,   2010:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta   “Effect   of   Small   Random   Disorders   and   Imperfections   on   the   Performance   of   Arrays   of   Plasmonic   Nanoparticles,”   has   been published in New Journal of Physics , Vol. 12, 013015 (12 pages). January 4, 2010: Fig. 1 from the paper A. Alù, “Mantle cloak: Invisibility induced by a surface,” Phys. Rev. B  80, 245115 (2009) has been selected to appear in Kaleidoscope . 2009: December 24, 2009: the paper A. Alù, “Mantle cloak: Invisibility induced by a surface,” has been published in Physical Review B , Vol. 80, No. 24, 245115 (5 pages). December   3,   2009:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   “Effect   of   Small   Random   Disorders   and   Imperfections   on   the   Performance   of   Arrays   of   Plasmonic   Nanoparticles,”   has   been   accepted   for publication in New Journal of Physics. November 30, 2009: the paper A. Alù, “Mantle cloak: Invisibility induced by a surface,” has been accepted for publication in Physical Review B. November   29,   2009:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Power   relations   and   a   consistent   analytical   model   for   receiving   wire   antennas,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. November 19, 2009: the paper I. Gallina, G. Castaldi, V. Galdi, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “A General Class of Metamaterial Transformation Slabs,” has been posted on arxiv . November   1,   2009:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “On   Certain   Design   Criteria   for   Nanoantennas   in   the   Visible,”   has   been   published   in   Journal   of   Computational   and   Theoretical Nanoscience, Special Issue on Functional Nanophotonics and Nanoelectromagnetics , Vol. 6, No. 9, pp. 2009-2015, (invited paper). October   12,   2009:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Envisioning   an   all-optical   metamaterial   circuit   board   at   the   nanoscale,”   Phys.   Rev.   Lett.   103,   143902   (2009)   has   been   selected   in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology , Vol. 20, No. 15. October   6,   2009:   the   paper   B.   Edwards, A. Alù,   M.   G.   Silveirinha,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Experimental   Verification   of   Plasmonic   Cloaking   at   Microwave   Frequencies,”   has   been   published   in Physical Review Letters , Vol. 103, No. 15, 153901, October 6, 2009. September 30, 2009: Andrea Alù has become an Associate Editor of IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters . September   29,   2009:   the   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Envisioning   an All-Optical   Metamaterial   Circuit   Board   at   the   Nanoscale,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   Letters ,   Vol. 103, No. 14, 143902. September   21,   2009:   the   paper A. Alù,   P. A.   Belov,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Parallel-Chain   Optical   Nanotransmission   Line   for   Low-Loss   Ultra-Confined   Light   Beam,”   Phys.   Rev.   B   80,   113101 (2009), has been selected in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology , Vol. 19, No. 21. September   16,   2009:   M.   D.   Guild   has   won   the   best   student   paper   award   at   Auxetics   2009    with   our   paper   M.   D.   Guild,   M.   R.   Haberman,   and   A.   Alù,   “Acoustic   Wave   Scattering Cancellation Using Auxetic Materials and Layers with Negative Stiffness Inclusions,” Bolton, U.K. September   14,   2009:   the   paper   B.   Edwards, A. Alù,   M.   G.   Silveirinha,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Experimental   Verification   of   Plasmonic   Cloaking   at   Microwave   Frequencies,”   has   been   accepted in Physical Review Letters. September   8,   2009:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   P.   A.   Belov,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Parallel-Chain   Optical   Nanotransmission   Line   for   Low-Loss   Ultra-Confined   Light   Beam,”   has   been   published   in Physical Review B , Vol. 80, No. 11, 113101 (4 pages). August 30, 2009: Mina Jean Hanna  has joined our group  as a new undergraduate research assistant. August   24,   2009:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Envisioning   an   All-Optical   Metamaterial   Circuit   Board   at   the   Nanoscale,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   Physical   Review Letters. July   31,   2009:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Boosting   molecular   fluorescence   with   a   plasmonic   nanolauncher,”   Phys.   Rev.   Lett.   103,   043902   (2009)   has   been   selected   in   Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology , Vol. 20, No. 5. July   28,   2009:   the   paper A. Alù,   P. A.   Belov,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Parallel-chain   optical   nanotransmission   line   for   low-loss   ultra-confined   light   beam,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in Physical Review B. July   21,   2009:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Boosting   molecular   fluorescence   with   a   plasmonic   nanolauncher,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   Letters ,   Vol.   103,   No.   4, 043902. July   6,   2009:   the   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Cloaking   a   sensor,”   Phys.   Rev.   Lett.    102,   233901   (2009),   has   been   selected   in   Virtual   Journal   of   Biological   Physics   Research ,   Vol.   19,   No. 12. July   6,   2009:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Coaxial-to-waveguide   matching   with   ε-near-zero   ultranarrow   channels   and   bends,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. July 5, 2009: Xing-Xiang Liu has joined our group  as a new graduate student. June   29,   2009:   the   paper   D. A.   Powell, A. Alù,   B.   Edwards, A.   Vakil,   Y.   S.   Kivshar,   and   N.   Engheta,   "Nonlinear   control   of   tunneling   through   an   ε-near-zero   channel,"   has   been   published in Physical Review B , Vol. 79, No. 24, 245135 (5 pages). June   26,   2009:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Guided   propagation   along   quadrupolar   chains   of   plasmonic   nanoparticles,”   Phys.   Rev.   B   79,   235412   (2009)   has   been   selected   in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology , Vol. 19, No. 26. June 19, 2009: the paper A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Boosting molecular fluorescence with a plasmonic nanolauncher,” has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters. June 15, 2009: Pai-Yen Chen  has joined our group  as a new graduate student. June   12,   2009:   the   paper   D. A.   Powell, A. Alù,   B.   Edwards, A.   Vakil,   Y.   S.   Kivshar,   and   N.   Engheta,   "Nonlinear   control   of   tunneling   through   an   ε-near-zero   channel,"   has   been   accepted for publication in Physical Review B. June   10,   2009:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Guided   propagation   along   quadrupolar   chains   of   plasmonic   nanoparticles,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   B ,   Vol.   79,   No. 23, 235412 (12 pages). June   8,   2009:   a   Viewpoint   article   by   Prof.   F.   Javier   Garcia   de   Abajo   highlighting   our   recent   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Cloaking   a   sensor,”   Phys.   Rev.   Lett.    102,   233901   (2009)   has been published in Physics , Vol. 2, No. 47! June 8, 2009: the paper A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Cloaking a sensor,” has been published in Physical Review Letters , Vol. 102, No. 23, 233901. April 29, 2009: the paper A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Guided propagation along quadrupolar chains of plasmonic nanoparticles,” has been accepted for publication in Physical Review B. April 15, 2009: the news brief “Cloaked eye still sees,” highlighting our recent PRL paper A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Cloaking a sensor,” has appeared in Science News ! April 9, 2009: the paper A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Cloaking a sensor,” has been accepted for publication in Physical Review Letters. March   25,   2009:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “The   quest   for   magnetic   plasmons   at   optical   frequencies,”   has   been   published   in   Optics   Express ,   Vol.   17,   No.   7,   pp.   5723-5730, March 25, 2009. March 24, 2009: the paper A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “The quest for magnetic plasmons at optical frequencies,” has been accepted for publication in Optics Express. March   4,   2009:   the   invited   review   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Plasmonic   and   metamaterial   cloaking:   physical   mechanisms   and   potentials,”   J.   Opt.   A:   Pure   Appl.   Opt.    10,   093002 (17 pages), 2008 has been selected in the Journal of Optics Highlights  for 2008. February   18,   2009:   the   paper   B.   Edwards, A. Alù,   M.   G.   Silveirinha,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Reflectionless   sharp   bends   and   corners   in   waveguides   using   epsilon-near-zero   effects,”   has   been published in Journal of Applied Physics , Vol. 105, No. 4, 044905 (4 pages). February   17,   2009:   the   paper   G.   Castaldi,   I.   Gallina,   V.   Galdi,   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Cloak/anti-cloak   interactions,”   has   been   published   in   Optics   Express ,   Vol.   17,   No.   5,   pp.   3101- 3114. February 14, 2009: the paper G. Castaldi, I. Gallina, V. Galdi, A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Cloak/anti-cloak interactions,” has been accepted for publication in Optics Express. January   20,   2009:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Optical   nanoswitch:   an   engineered   plasmonic   nanoparticle   with   extreme   parameters   and   giant   anisotropy,”   has   been   published in New Journal of Physics , Vol. 11, 013026 (14 pages). 2008: December   23,   2008:   the   paper   B.   Edwards, A. Alù,   M.   G.   Silveirinha,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Reflectionless   sharp   bends   and   corners   in   waveguides   using   epsilon-near-zero   effects,”   has   been accepted for publication in Journal of Applied Physics. December   19,   2008:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   N.   Engheta,   “Cloaking   and   transparency   for   collections   of   particles   with   metamaterial   and   plasmonic   covers,”   Opt.   Expr.    15,   7578   (2007)   has received the CST University Publication Award 2008 . December 1, 2008: one of the figures in A. Alù, and N. Engheta, Phys. Rev. B  78, 195111 (2008) has been selected to appear in the Physical Review B Kaleidoscope . November   26,   2008:   the   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Theory   and   potentials   of   multi-layered   plasmonic   covers   for   multi-frequency   cloaking,”   has   been   published   in   New   Journal   of Physics , Focus Issue on Cloaking and Transformation Optics, Vol. 10, 115036 (15 pages). November   24,   2008:   the   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   Phys.   Rev.   B    78,   195111   (2008)   has   been   selected   to   appear   in   Virtual   Journal   of   Nanoscale   Science   and   Technology ,   Vol.   18,   No. 21. November   13,   2008:   the   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “A   Hertzian   plasmonic   nanodimer   as   an   efficient   optical   nanoantenna,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   B ,   Vol.   78,   Vol. 78, No. 19, 195111 (6 pages). November   13,   2008:   the   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Engineered   plasmonic   nanoparticle   with   extreme   parameters   and   giant   anisotropy,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   New Journal of Physics. November   12,   2008:   the   paper   M.   G.   Silveirinha, A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Cloaking   mechanism   with   antiphase   plasmonic   satellites,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   B ,   Vol.   78, No. 20, 205109 (9 pages). October    27,    2008:    the    paper    A.    Alù,    and    N.    Engheta,    “Effects    of    size    and    frequency    dispersion    in    plasmonic    cloaking,”    has    been    published    in    Physical    Review    E ,    Rapid Communications, Vol. 78, 045602(R). October   20,   2008:   the   paper   M.   G.   Silveirinha,   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Cloaking   mechanism   with   'antiphase'   plasmonic   ‘satellites’,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   Physical Review B. October   16,   2008:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Theory   and   potentials   of   multi-layered   plasmonic   covers   for   multi-frequency   cloaking,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in New Journal of Physics, Special Issue on Cloaking. October 7, 2008: the paper A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “A Hertzian plasmonic nanodimer as an efficient optical nanoantenna,” has been accepted for publication in Physical Review B. October   2,   2008:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Effects   of   size   and   frequency   dispersion   in   plasmonic   cloaking,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   Physical   Review   E,   Rapid Communications. September 26, 2008: A. Alù has received the Metamaterials Reviewer Award 2008 for 'outstanding contribution to the peer-review process' by the journal Metamaterials . September   23,   2008:   the   invited   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “On   certain   design   criteria   for   nanoantennas   in   the   visible,”   ,   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   Journal   of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Special Issue on Functional Nanophotonics and Nanoelectromagnetics. September 17, 2008: A. Alù has won the Leopold B. Felsen Award for Excellence in Electrodynamics assigned by the University of Siena. September   15,   2008:   the   invited   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Dispersion   characteristics   of   metamaterial   cloaking   structures,”   has   been   published   in   Electromagnetics ,   Vol.   28,   No.   7, pp. 464-475. August   19,   2008:   the   invited   review   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Plasmonic   and   metamaterial   cloaking:   physical   mechanisms   and   potentials,”   has   been   published   in   Journal   of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics , Vol. 10, No. 9, 093002 (17 pages). August   11,   2008:   the   paper   M.   G.   Silveirinha,   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Infrared   and   optical   invisibility   cloak   with   plasmonic   implants   based   on   scattering   cancellation,”   Physical Review B , Vol. 78, 075107 (7 pages). August   11,   2008:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Dynamical   theory   of   artificial   optical   magnetism   produced   by   rings   of   plasmonic   nanoparticles,”   has   been   published   in   Physical Review B , Vol. 78, 085112 (10 pages). August   1,   2008:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Input   impedance,   nanocircuit   loading,   and   radiation   tuning   of   optical   nanoantennas,”   Physical   Review   Letters ,   Vol.   101,   No.   4, 043901, July 21, 2008, has been selected to appear in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology , Vol. 18, No. 5. July   31,   2008:   the   invited   review   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Plasmonic   and   metamaterial   cloaking:   physical   mechanisms   and   potentials,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics. July   24,   2008:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Optical   tunneling   through   arbitrarily-shaped   plasmonic   channels   and   sharp   bends,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   B ,   Vol. 78, 035440 (6 pages). July   23,   2008:   the   paper A. Alù,   M.   G.   Silveirinha,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Transmission-line   analysis   of   ε-near-zero   (ENZ)-filled   narrow   channels,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   E , Vol. 78, 016604 (10 pages). July   21,   2008:   the   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Input   impedance,   nanocircuit   loading,   and   radiation   tuning   of   optical   nanoantennas,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   Letters , Vol. 101, No. 4, 043901. July   17,   2008:   the   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Dynamical   theory   of   artificial   optical   magnetism   produced   by   rings   of   plasmonic   nanoparticles,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in Physical Review B. July 11, 2008: a preprint of the paper A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “A Hertzian plasmonic nanodimer as an efficient optical nanoantenna,” has been posted on arxiv . July   3,   2008:   the   paper   M.   G.   Silveirinha, A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Infrared   and   optical   invisibility   cloak   with   plasmonic   implants   based   on   scattering   cancellation,”   has   been   accepted for publication in Physical Review B. July 3, 2008: the paper A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Dielectric sensing in ε-near-zero narrow waveguide channels,” has been published in Physical Review B , Vol. 78, 045102 (5 pages). June   20,   2008:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Optical   tunneling   through   arbitrarily-shaped   plasmonic   channels   and   sharp   bends,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   Physical Review B. June   10,   2008:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   M.   G.   Silveirinha,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Transmission-line   analysis   of   ε-near-zero   (ENZ)-filled   narrow   channels,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in Physical Review E. June   4,   2008:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Input   impedance,   nanocircuit   loading,   and   radiation   tuning   of   optical   nanoantennas,”   has   been   accepted   for   publication   in   Physical Review Letters. June   1,   2008:   the   paper   F.   Bilotti,   A.   Alù,   and   L.   Vegni,   "Design   of   miniaturized   metamaterial   patch   antennas   with   µ-negative   loading,”   has   been   published   in   IEEE   Transactions   on Antennas and Propagation , Vol. 56, No. 6, pp. 1640-1647. May 17, 2008: the paper A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Robustness in design and background variations in metamaterial/plasmonic cloaking,” has been published in Radio Science . May   15,   2008:   a   preprint   of   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Dynamical   theory   of   artificial   optical   magnetism   produced   by   rings   of   plasmonic   nanoparticles,”   has   been   posted   on arxiv . May 14, 2008: a preprint of the paper A. Alù, and N. Engheta, “Optical tunneling through arbitrarily-shaped plasmonic channels and sharp bends,” has been posted on arxiv . April   30,   2008:   the   paper A. Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Optical   nanocircuit   loads   for   tuning   the   scattering   response   of   nanoantennas,”   has   been   published   in   Nature   Photonics ,   Vol.   2,   pp. 307-310. April   30,   2008:   the   News   and   Views   article   "Optical   cloaking: A   many-layered   solution"   from A.   Jenkins,   featuring   our   recent   Phys.   Rev.   Lett.    paper   on   multi-layered   plasmonic   cloaks has appeared in Nature Photonics , Vol. 2, p. 270. April   30,   2008:   the   News   and   Views   article   "Plasmonics:   Engineering   optical   nanoantennas"   from   Prof.   M.   L.   Brongersma,   Stanford   University,   featuring   our   recent   Nat.   Phot.    paper   on loaded optical nanoantennas has appeared in Nature Photonics , Vol. 2, pp. 270-272. April 22, 2008: a preprint of the paper A. Alù, M. G. Silveirinha, and N. Engheta, “Transmission-line analysis of ε-near-zero (ENZ)-filled narrow channels,” has been posted in arxiv . April   18,   2008:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   M.   Young,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Design   of   nanofilters   for   optical   nanocircuits,”   Physical   Review   B ,   Vol.   77,   144107   (12   pages),   April   9,   2008,   has   been selected to appear in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology , Vol. 17, No. 16. March   21,   2008:   the   paper   M.   G.   Silveirinha,   A.   Alù,   J.   Li,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Nanoinsulators   and   nanoconnectors   for   optical   nanocircuits,”   has   been   published   in   Journal   of   Applied Physics , Vol. 103, 064305 (24 pages). March   18,   2008:   the   paper   A.   Alù,   and   N.   Engheta,   “Multifrequency   optical   invisibility   cloak   with   layered   plasmonic   shells,”   has   been   published   in   Physical   Review   Letters ,   Vol.   100, 113901.
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