The Goodman Book Writing Award is funded by
Shalaev is the scientific director for nanophotonics at the Birck Nanotechnology Center and a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at
Cai, a former student of Shalaev at
Metamaterials -- artificially structured materials with engineered electromagnetic properties -- have enabled unprecedented flexibility in manipulating electromagnetic waves and producing new functionalities, noted Springer editors. One of the most intriguing topics in the science of light, its important recent developments and applications include superlenses and cloaking devices.
Optical Metamaterials has won praise from other metamaterials research pioneers.
"The authors are amongst the leaders in the field and ideally positioned to write such a comprehensive volume. This book will I am sure play an important part in taking the subject of metamaterials to new heights of invention and application," said Sir
The book is well-suited for those new to the field, said
Engheta chairs the conference on Metamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems at SPIE Optics + Photonics, in which both Shalaev and Cai participate as session chairs and authors.
To be eligible for the award, books must have been published within the last six years; should be authored technical books rather than edited compilations, handbooks, reviews or popular science books; must currently be in print, readily available from the publisher and suppliers and; must be available in English.
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