Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wavefront Control with Acoustic Metamaterials: Concepts and Applications
Steven A. Cummer is currently the William H. Younger Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1997 and spent two years at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center as a National Research Council postdoctoral research associate before joining Duke. He has written or coauthored more than 250 papers in refereed journals, is a Fellow of the IEEE and the American Geophysical Union, and received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2001. He and his research group led some of the earliest work on acoustic metamaterials and potential applications, including transformation acoustics and cloaking. His current research interests span a variety of theoretical and experimental topics in engineered materials and metamaterials for controlling acoustic and electromagnetic wave propagation, and in geophysical remote sensing with a focus on lightning and atmospheric electricity.