Professor Nikolay Zheludev, FRS, Co-Director of The Photonics Institute (TPI) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) and founding director of NTU's Centre for Disruptive Photonic Technologies (CDPT) has been elected to the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE) for his "leadership and technical contributions to optical metamaterials and nanophotonics".
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 86 new members and 18 foreign members, which brings the total U.S. membership to 2,297 and the number of foreign members to 272. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature" and to "the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."
This is his latest accolade, following his election into the Fellowship of The Royal Society in May 2018 and the Thomas Young Medal award in 2015.
Prof Zheludev is also the Deputy Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton, and head of the nanophotonics and metamaterials research group, the Editor-in-Chief of “Journal of Optics” (IOP Publishing) and an advisor to the Nature Publishing Group.