Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Metamaterials for Integrated Photonics Applications
Hugo Enrique Hernandez Figueroa received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, in 1983. He received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering and the M.Sc in informatics, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1988 and 1989, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK, in 1994.
After spending two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London (UCL), London, UK, he joined the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FEEC), as an Assistant Professor in 1995. He became Full Professor (maximum level) in 2005. He has published 134 papers in renowned journals, 230+ international conference papers and 14 patents. He is Co-Editor of the books Localized Waves: Theory and Applications (Wiley and Sons, 2008) and Non-Diffracting Waves (Wiley-VCH, 2013). His research interests concentrate on a wide variety of wave electromagnetic phenomena and applications mainly in integrated photonics, photonics biosensors, nanophotonics, optical fibers, metamaterials, plasmonics, and the design of antennas for a wide range of applications including RFID, IoT, radar and advanced wireless technologies. He is also involved on research projects dealing with information technology applied to technology-based education. Prof. Hernandez Figueroa has delivered more than 90 invited talks worldwide, has supervised to completion 17 Post-Doc projects, 33 PhD thesis and 60 MSc thesis.