Ph.D. University of Toronto.
My research interests lie in the broad areas of electromagnetics and optics. Subjects of particular interest includefundamental electromagnetic theory, engineered electromagnetic structures (metamaterials, frequency selectivesurfaces, electromagnetic bandgap structures), antennas, wireless components and microwave circuits. Analyticalmethods in electromagnetics have also stirred my interest since they provide intuition and explain the underlyingphysics behind electromagnetic phenomena.Â Equally interesting to me are the areas of plasmonics and near fieldoptics and imaging.
The advent of metamaterials has yielded new opportunities in the design of antennas as well as wireless and opticalcomponents. Physical phenomena in both the microwave and optical regimes that were only theorized a few decadesago are now possible. A few such examples are artificial magnetism, negative refraction and the restoration of evanescent waves. These phenomena have enabled devices such as super-resolving near-field lenses, novel microwave couplers, phase shifters, antennas and miniature optical circuits using plasmonic structures. The field of metamaterials is still a relatively new field of study and many applications are yet to be discovered. This fast-paced field continues to fascinate me and draws much of my research interest and effort
C. Pfeiffer and A. Grbic, “A Printed, Broadband Luneburg Lens Antenna”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, accepted March 2010.
G. Gok and A. Grbic, “Tensor Transmission-Line Metamaterials”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 58, no. 5, pp. , May 2010.
S.M. Rudolph and A. Grbic, “The Design of Broadband, Volumetric NRI Media Using Multiconductor Transmission-Line Analysis”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 58, no. 5, pp. , May 2010.
A. Grbic and R. Merlin, “Near-field focusing plates and their design”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 56, no. 10, pp. 3159-3165, October 2008.
S.M. Rudolph and A. Grbic, “Super-resolution focusing using volumetric, broadband NRI media,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 56, no. 9, pp. 2963 – 2969, September 2008.
A. Grbic, L. Jiang, R. Merlin, “Near-Field Plates: Subdiffraction focusing with patterned surfaces,” Science, vol. 320, no. 5874, pp. 511-513, April 25, 2008.