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Romain Fleury
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
1616 Guadalupe St
UTA building, room 6.426
Austin, TX 78701, USA

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Welcome to my Homepage ! My name is Romain Fleury, and I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. I am currently working in the Metamaterials and Plasmonics research laboratory lead by Professor Andrea Alù. My research focuses generally on wave physics and engineering, with an emphasis on metamaterials, i.e. artificially engineered materials and nanostructures with electromagnetic, mechanical or electronic properties unavailable in nature.

A complete list of my scientific publications can be found here.




News
  • February 20, 2015: I have given an invited seminar on Acoustic Metamaterials in the Mechanical Engineering department of the University of Texas at Austin (web).

  • January 6, 2015 : The paper R. Fleury, D. L. Sounas and A. Alù, "An invisible acoustic sensor based on Parity-Time symmetry", has been published in Nature Communications (web).

  • December 22, 2014 : I have received the Best Student Paper Award from the Acoustical Society of America, for my presentation in the Engineering Acoustics session at the 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Indianapolis, titled "Non-Reciprocal Acoustic Devices Based on Spatio-Temporal Angular-Momentum Modulation.”


  • December 11, 2014 : I have received the Young Presenter Award from the Acoustical Society of America, for my presentation in the Physical Acoustics session on Noise Control at the 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Indianapolis, titled "Parity-Time symmetric metamaterials and metasurfaces for loss-immune and broadband acoustic wave manipulation".

  • December 4, 2014 : The paper R. Fleury and A. Alù, "Broadband metamaterial buffer for non-resonant impedance matching of acoustic materials" has been published in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America [web].

  • October 27-31, 2014 : I have presented two contributed papers at the 168th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, in Indianapolis, Indiana. The first presentation was entitled "Parity-Time symmetric metamaterials and metasurfaces for loss-immune and broadband acoustic wave manipulation". My second talk was about "Non-reciprocal acoustic devices based on spatio-temporal modulation".

  • August 28, 2014 : I have received the Best Student Paper Award at the international congress Metamaterials 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

  • August 12, 2014 : An image from my paper on semiconductor metamaterials with zero quantum index of refraction is featured in Physical Review B 's kaleidoscope and displayed on the home page of the journal web site.

  • July 29, 2014 : The paper R. Fleury and A. Alù, "Manipulation of electron flow using near-zero index semiconductor metamaterials", has been published in Physical Review B (web).

  • July 10, 2014 : The paper R. Fleury, D. L. Sounas and A. Alù, "Negative refraction and planar focusing based on parity-time symmetric metasurfaces", has been published in Physical Review Letters (web).

  • June 9, 2014 : I have been selected as a finalist of the upcoming Metamaterials 2014 student paper competition in Copenhagen, Denmark. I will give a talk entitled "Parity-Time acoustic metamaterials and unidirectional invisible sensors".

  • May 2, 2014 : The paper J. Soric, R. Fleury, A. Monti, A. Toscano, F. Bilotti  and A. Alù, "Controlling scattering and absorption with metamaterial covers", has been published in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (web).

  • March 24, 2014 : My research on non-reciprocal acoustics is featured in the April issue of Scientific American, p31 (web).


  • February 28, 2014 : Listen to the radio interview I have given to KUT News about non-reciprocal acoustics, aired today on National Public Radio from KUT news station (90.5 FM). (web)

  • February 27, 2014 : The invited review paper R. Fleury and A. Alù, "Cloaking and invisibility: a review", has been published in FERMAT (Forum for Electromagnetic Research and Application Technologies). (web)



  • January 31, 2014: The paper R. Fleury, D.L. Sounas, C.F. Sieck, M.R. Haberman and A. Alù, "Sound isolation and giant linear nonreciprocity in a compact acoustic circulator", has been published in Science (web), and featured on the cover ! A Perspective by Steven A. Cummer and an Editor's summary have appeared on the same issue pp. 495-496. News highlights have appeared on PhysicsWorld, NBC News, Phys org, Science Daily, LiveScience, UTNews, among others.


  • January 15, 2014 : The paper R. Fleury, J. Soric and A. Alù, "Physical bounds on absorption and scattering for cloaked sensors ", has been published in Physical Review B (web), and selected as Editors' suggestion.