George V. Eleftheriades earned his M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1989 and 1993 respectively, where he was involved in the development of sub-millimeter-wave and THz technology sponsored by NASA. From 1994-1997 he was with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, where he was engaged in the design of millimetre and sub-millimetre wave receivers for the European Space Agency. Currently he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Nano- and Micro-Structured Electromagnetic Materials and Applications. Professor Eleftheriades is a recognized international authority and pioneer in the area of metamaterials. These are man-made media which have electromagnetic properties not found in nature.
His current research interests are in the areas of electromagnetic metamaterials, transformation optics, small antennas and components for broadband wireless communications, novel antenna beam-steering techniques, plasmonic and nanoscale optical components and fundamental electromagnetic theory.