(Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Akhlesh Lakhtakia is Evan Pugh University Professor and Charles Godfrey Binder Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics at The Pennsylvania State University. Elected a Fellow of IEEE, APS, SPIE, Optica, and four other learned societies, he has published 940 journal articles, 420 conference papers, 34 book chapters, and 27 books. His current research interests lie in the electromagnetics of complex materials including chiral and bianisotropic materials; architected materials such as sculptured thin films and mimumes; homogenization of composite materials; surface multiplasmonics, thin-film solar cells, engineered biomimicry, biologically inspired design, and forensic science. He is presently a Jefferson Science Fellow at the US Department of State.