5th Ed. Smart Materials and Surfaces - SMS Conference
23 - 25 Oct 2019 | Lisbon Portugal
Federico Capasso is the Robert Wallace Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard University, which he joined in 2003 after 27 years at Bell Labs, where he rose from postdoc to VP of Physical Research. He pioneered bandgap engineering of semiconductors, including the invention of the quantum cascade laser, performed high precisions measurements of the Casimir force with MEMS and the first measurement of the repulsive Casimir force; in recent years he and his group pioneered the field of metasurfaces including the generalized laws of Refraction and reflection and metalenses. Awards include the Balzan prize for Applied Photonics, the King Faisal Prize for Science, the IEEE Edison Medal, the APS Arthur Schawlow Prize, the SPIE Gold Medal,the Rumford Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Franklin Institute Wetherill Medal, the Materials Research Society Medal and the OSA Wood prize. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds honorary doctorates from Lund University and the Paris Diderot University.