Vincent Ginis obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Applied Sciences

On Friday, May 30th, Vincent Ginis obtained the academic degree of Doctor in Applied Sciences with a doctoral thesis entitled Transforming Electromagnetic Reality - On the Physics and Applications of Metamaterials.

Vincent successfully completed his PhD under joint supervision of Prof. Jan Danckaert (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Prof. Irina Veretennicoff (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), and Prof. Philippe Tassin (Chalmers Univesity).

During his doctoral research, Vincent investigated the physics and applications of advanced electromagnetic devices based on metamaterials. To this aim, he explored the limits of the equivalence relations of transformation optics and broadened its scope to include, e.g., momentum transfer and frequency conversion. In this way, he extended the realm of transformation optics to several other applications, beyond the more traditional beam manipulating devices.

The members of the international jury, which consisted of Prof. Costas Soukoulis (Iowa State University), Prof. Peter Apell (Chalmers University), Prof. Ad Lagendijk (University of Amsterdam), Prof. Dirk Van Dyck (Antwerp University), Prof. Alexandre Sevrin (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Prof. Rik Pintelon (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), and Prof. Jacques Tiberghien (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) awarded the doctoral thesis with the greatest distinction and unanimously congratulated the candidate with his scientific results.