Recent News

Congratulations to Yang Deng for Passing Milestone Examination

April 1, 2021

Congratulations Yang for passing the qualifying examination, the first milestone examination, in the Ph.D. program! 

Padilla Student Awarded HSF Scholarship

December 11, 2020

Congratulations to Natalie Rozman for being selected to receive a scholarship from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund! 

Ph.D. Candidate - Natalie Rozman

December 11, 2020

Congratulation to Natalie Rozman for successfully completing the preliminary examination and becoming a Ph.D. candidate!

Triangle Hard Matter Workshop 2020 Poster Session

December 8, 2020

Congratulations to Yang Deng, Nico Lozada-Smith and Natalie Rozman for presenting their posters at the virtual Triangle Hard Matter Workshop. Yang Deng won first place for the bst graduate student poster!

Incoming Ph.D Student

July 31, 2020

The Padilla lab just gained another excellent research scientist, Yang Deng! He recently received his M.S. from Duke Unviersity and plans on harnessing the power of machine learning to design unique metamaterials.

Padilla Student Awarded SPIE Scholarship

May 31, 2020

Congratulations to Natalie Rozman for being selected to receive the 2020 Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship.

FIP 2020 Poster Session

May 22, 2020

Congratulations to Natalie Rozman for winning 2nd place in Duke University's Fitzpatrick Institute of Photonic's Symposium Poster session. Her poster was titled "High-Quality Factor THz Metamaterial".

Congratulations to Yang Deng

March 11, 2020

Yang Deng recently defended his masters thesis, congratulations!

Machine Learning Finds New Metamaterial Designs for Energy Harvesting

September 27, 2019

The Pratt School of Engineering recently covered our latest publication, Deep Learning for Accelerated All-Dielectric Metasurface Design!

ITQW 2019 Poster Session

September 27, 2019

Congratulations to Natalie Rozman for presenting her poster "High-Quality Factor Bound-States-in-the-Continuum Modes for THz Biosensing" at the Infrared, Terahertz, and Quantum Workshop this month! 

Congratulations to Dr. Nadell

June 9, 2019

Congratulations to Christian Nadell for defending his thesis today. 

Farewell Dr. Caira

May 13, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Caira for graduating today. Dr. Caira recently accepted a postdoctoral research associate position at UNC where he will work on advanced optical imaging systems for neuroscience applications.

Congratulations to Dr. Caira

March 20, 2019

Congratulations to Nicholas Caira for defending his thesis today. 



Sloan Scholar: Natalie Rozman

May 1, 2018

   Congratulations to Natalie Rozman for being awarded the Alfred P. Sloan Scholarship.  

Dr. Padilla on Youtube

March 26, 2018

Willie Padilla, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, explains the various projects he is working on that uses metamaterials to manipulate electromagnetic waves in the terahertz region of the spectrum.


Absorbing Electromagnetic Energy While Avoiding the Heat

January 27, 2017

Read more about the demonstration of a metal-free metamaterial that can absorb electromagnetic energy at this link: Link


Exploring Technology’s “Terahertz Gap”

August 12, 2014

Metamaterials expert Willie Padilla joined the electrical and computer engineering department of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering on July 1, 2014.