Dimitrios Tzarouchis, PhD

(pronounced Tza-rú-his)

Postdoc @ ESE UPenn


Addr: Office 366, Levine Hall, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering (ESE), School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), University of Pennsylvania (PENN), 19104, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Tel: (USA): +1 215 820 8788 (FIN): +358 50365 2771(GR): +30 697 651 6625
Email: dtzarouc@gmail.com;dtz@seas.upenn.edu

I am currently volunteering as an ESE Postdoc representative for the "COVID-19 Communications Committee for Doctoral Students and Postdoctoral Researchers" and at the "COVID-19 Research and Academic Safety Reporting Committee" committee. If you are part of the UPenn community please feel free to contact me for any Postdoc/PhD related issues here dtz@seas.upenn.edu.

Alternatively, you may use this form to submit a report to the Penn Engineering Covid-19 Research and Academic Safety Reporting Committee


January 2021: Excited to join the "Topics Editorial Board" of Symmetry, an upcoming journal in applied mathematics by MDPI. You can check more about this journal here!

November 2020: Honored to be selected for the 2020 Princeton Pathway into the Academy Program! This year-long career development program prepares early-stage researchers for faculty careers in engineering and computer science! You can find the link of the program here

October 2020: Excellent news! I have been elected to serve as a Chair (2021-2023) for the OSA Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group starting January 2021.

July 2020: Great news! I am honored and humbled to become an Associate Member to the U.S. National Committee for the International Union of Radio (USNC-URSI)- Commission B: Fields and Waves. This committee is part of the "National Academy of Sciences".

July 2020: Great news! I am honored and humbled to be awarded with the Young Scientist Award (YSA) for the URSI Commission B: Fields and Waves for the 2020! Check the list here!

June 2020: Our collaborative review on tunable metasurfaces will appear in Advanced Optical Materials! This work is part of the VISORSURF EU project.

May 14 2020: CLEO 2020 Presentation

  • Presenting our work "Reconfigurable photonic networks for solving differential equations". The video presentation is available at the CLEO website! Check here.

March 3, 2020: Selected for the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting!

  • Great news! I have been selected to participate to the prestigious 70th LNL Meeting! This is a meeting that brings together selected young scientists and Nobel Laureates! The meeting postponed for 2021 due to the pandemic.

February 2020: Best thesis award 2019!

  • Great news! I have been awarded the "Best thesis award" for the year 2019 from the School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University. Tons of gratitude to my thesis advisor, Prof. Ari Sihvola, and my instructor, Dr. Pasi Ylä-Oijala! Kiitos teille kaikille!

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Short Bio

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at Nader Engheta's group, University of Pennsylvania, working on the AFOSR MURI-Attojoule Nano-optoelectronics project.

My main expertise is in electromagnetic (EM) wave physics, RF and antenna engineering, plasmonics, metamaterials, metasurfaces, and applied mathematics. My interests include also EM teaching and EM pedagogical research

I am an active member of engineering (IEEE), radio science (URSI), and optical (OSA) communities.