Zero-index media: a loophole in effective medium theories

Iñigo Liberal

Universidad Pública de Navarra

Iñigo Liberal got his PhD from the Public University of Navarra, September 2013, where his research was focused on antenna theory and physical bounds on electromangetic scattering. After completing his doctorate, he took a postdoctoral position at the University Pennsylvania, where he work on geometry-invariant effects associated to light-matter interactions in zero-index media. Since March 17, he is at the Public University of Navarre as the recipient of a Juan de la Cierva Incorporation Fellowship. His research interests include antenna theory, metamaterials and quantum optics.


Effective medium theories (EMTs) are a powerful tool that enable the description of complex electromagnetic systems in terms of simple effective parameters (e.g., effective permittivity, permeabilily, chirality…). In fact,... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Iñigo Liberal (Universidad Pública de Navarra)
  2. Yue Li (Tsinghua University)
  3. Nader Engheta (University of Pennsylvania)

Topic Areas

Photonic & plasmonic nanomaterials , Metamaterials


OS1b-R412 » Metamaterials (16:40 - Wednesday, 13th September, Room 412)

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