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motivated PhD students. Check Openings!

Upcoming Events:


March 2020: Copenhagen, Denmark

        Invited and contributed talks at EuCAP 2020.


June 2020: Marrakesh, Morocco

        Keynote lecture AES 2020.


July 2020: Montreal, Canada

        Contributed talk in IEEE-APS.


August 2020: San Diego, USA

        Contributed talk in SPIE Optics+Photonics


September 2020: New York, USA

        Invited talk at METAMATERIALS 2020

Welcome to our group website! 

The Applied Micro/Nano Electromagnetics Research Laboratory focuses on multidisciplinary areas of electromagnetic wave propagation and radiation from microwaves and terahertz frequencies to the infrared band, non-reciprocal and nonlinear phenomena, plasmonics, numerical techniques, novel 2D and reconfigurable materials, spatial dispersion, leaky-wave antennas, and metamaterials/metasurfaces. In particular, our group is interested in efficient and unconventional approaches to control and manipulate electromagnetic waves at the micro- and nano-scale, aiming to overcome the limitations of current technology and communication systems in terms of dynamic reconfiguration, integration and miniaturization while simultaneously boosting their performance and functionalities.  

If you are interested in our research, please feel free to contact me. 

Recent News  
  • August 2020: Congratulations to Hai Yu for winning the 3rd Place at the 2020 IEEE International Microwave Symposium IMS2020 with the paper "A 162 GHz high resolution dielectric sensing system based on ring resonator sensors". This work has been directed by Prof. J. Gu and co-advised by Prof. Gomez-Diaz. 
    • July 2020: Congratulations to Mark. A. Bourkov for successfully defending his MSc project about non-reciprocal time-modulated antennas! 
    • July 2020: Prof. Gomez-Diaz has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. 
    • April 2020: Our proposal "Integrating MEMS with metasurfaces for gas sensing", in collaboration with Texas Instruments, has been selected for funding by Semiconductor Research Corporation
    • Mach 2020: Ms. Melisa Gulseren has received an UC Davis Graduate Research Award. Congratulations!
    • March 2020: Our paper "Time-modulated Patch Antennas with Nonreciprocal Polarization Handedness", has been accepted for presentation at the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation.
    • February 2020: Our paper "Analysis and Design of Reflectarray Antennas Based on Delay Lines: A Filter Perspective"  has been accepted for publication in the journal IEEE Access. 
    • February 2020: Our paper "Wideband Bandpass Filters Using a Novel Thick Metallization Technology" in collaboration with Prof. Liu (UC Davis) and Prof. Alvarez-Melcon (UPCT) has been accepted for publication in the journal IEEE Access. 
    • February 2020: Our paper "A 162 GHz High Resolution Dielectric Sensing System Based on Ring Resonator" in collaboration with Prof. Gu's research group at UC Davis has been accepted in the IEEE Microwave Symposium.
    • November 2019: Invited talk at IEEE SFBA MEMS & Sensors Chapter, San Jose, USA. 
    • October 2019: Our paper "Nonreciprocal Yagi-Uda Filtering Antennas" has been accepted in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters.
    • September 2019:  Melisa Gulseren and Luqi Wang have joined our group as PhD students. Welcome! 
      • September 2019: Invited talk in the STEP program for first-generation and l0w-income students.
      • September 2019: Congratulations to Jesus Alexis Torres for successfully defending his MSc project and accepting an engineering position at Raytheon! 
      • July 2019: Invited talk at the 10th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals, and Plasmonics (META2019). Lisbon, Portugal. 
      • July 2019: Our proposal "Detecting tumor-specific exosomes on a chip" has been selected for funding by the UC Cancer Research Coordinating Committee. 
        • June 2019: Our proposal "Giant nonreciprocal responses in 2D materials through strain engineering" in collaboration with Prof. Curro from the Physics Department has received the 2019 Dean's Collaborative Research Award.
        • June 2019: Nayan K. Paul has won a UC Davis Summer GSR Award! Congratulations!
        • June 2019: Invited Workshop at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS). Boston, US.
        • May 2019: Diego Correas-Serrano has received the Anil Jain Award to the best Ph.D. student dissertation in the UC Davis ECE Department! Congratulations!  
        • May 2019: Invited talk at the International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory (EMTS), URSI Commission B. San Diego (USA).
        • March 2019: J. Sebastian Gomez-Diaz has received a UC Davis Academic Senate Research Travel Grant.
        • February 2019: J. Sebastian Gomez-Diaz delivered an invited talk for UC Davis freshmen students through the LEADR program.
        • December 2018: Dr. Gomez-Diaz joined U.S. URSI as a full member.
        • November 2018: Our paper "Sorting and Routing Valley Excitons in a Monolayer MoS2 with a Metasurface", in collaboration with the groups of Prof. A. Alu (CUNY) and Prof. X. Li (UT Austin), has been accepted in Nature Photonics.
        • September 2018: Plenary talk at the 2018 EuMIC Conference within the European Microwave Week.
        • September 2018: Congratulations to Diego Correas-Serrano for successfully defending his PhD Thesis and accepting a research scientist position at Intel Quantum Computing!
        • July 2018: Dr. Gomez-Diaz has joined the Editorial Board of Condensed Matter (ISSN 2410-3896), an international peer-reviewed open access journal published quarterly by MDPI
        • May 2018: 2 invited and 1 contributed talks at AT-RASC 2018.
        • May 2018: Diego Correas-Serrano has received the 2017 Richard and Joy Dorf Graduate Student Award! Congratulations!
        • April 2018: We are happy to host Ms. Celia Gomez, who joined our group for 4 months as a visiting PhD student funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science. Welcome!
        • April 2018: Invited talk in Texas Instruments, Santa Clara, CA. 
          • 4th April 2018: Diego Correas-Serrano has received the 2018 Dissertation Spring Quarter Fellowship!
          • 22nd March 2018: Diego Correas-Serrano has received the 2018-2019 UCD Dissertation Year Fellowship! 
          • 3rd March 2018: Our group joined the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
          • 1st March 2018: Diego Correas-Serrano has received the Young Scientist Award from the AT-RASC 2018 Conference! 
          • 1st March 2018: J. Sebastian Gomez-Diaz delivered an invited talk for UC Davis freshmen students through the LEADR program. 
          • 27th February 2018: J. Sebastian Gomez-Diaz has received a UC Davis Academic Senate Research Travel Grant.
          • 3rd February 2018: J. Sebastian Gomez-Diaz has received the NSF CAREER Award from the EPMD/ECCS program!  
          • January 2018: We are happy to host Prof. Hwi Kim, who joined our group for his sabbatical during 2018. Welcome! 
          • October 2017: We are happy to host Prof. Alejandro Alvarez Melcon, who joined our group for his sabbatical during 2017-2018. Welcome! 
          • October 2017: We are happy to host Mr. Jiawei Zhang and Ms.Yi Change, who are one-year visiting PhD. students from China funded by the CSC. Welcome!
          • October 2017: Prof. Gomez-Diaz will deliver the Plenary Talk at the 13th European Microwave Integrated Circuit Conference (EuMIC 2018) to be held in Madrid, Spain, within the European Microwave Week. 
          • October 2017: Prof. Gomez-Diaz is organizing a special session on "Plasmonics" in the URSI AT-RASC 2018, to be held in Gran Canaria, Spain, in May 2018.
          • 7th September 2017: Prof. Gomez-Diaz delivered a Plenary Talk at the 2017 XXXII URSI Symposium, Cartagena, Spain.  
          • August 2017: Invited talk at Bio-Rad, Hercules, CA. 
              • 25-28th July 2017: 1 invited and 1 contributed presentations at META'17, Seoul, South Korea. 
              • 1st March 2017: Dr. Gomez-Diaz has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Leopold B. Felsen Award for Excellence in Electrodynamics. This is an early career award for researchers up to age 40, by nomination only, given by the European Association of Antennas and Propagation. He will receive the award at the EuCAP banquet in Paris, France.  
              • 8th December 2016: Dr. Gomez-Diaz has been appointed Senior Member of the IEEE.