Dimitrios Tzarouchis, PhD

(pronounced Tza-rú-his)

Postdoc @ SEAS 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


October 2022: Excellent news! Our Optica Photonic Metamaterials Technical Group has been awarded the "Optica Innovation Prize for 2021". Honored to receive the price at the FiO-LS 2022 Awards Ceremony at Rochester, NY, U.S.A.

May 2022: Honored to give an invited lecture hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison

November 2021: Honored to give an invited talk on the topic "Advanced Electromagnetics for Complex Media Research" at the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Aalto University, Finland.

September 2021: I am honored to be elected as the upcoming Early Career Representative (ECR) for Commission B: Fields and Waves of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). This is a 3 (2021-2023 vice-chair) +3 (2023 - 2025 chair) year appointment where we will expand the Com B activities to increase young scientist representation!

January 2021: Excited to join the "Topics Advisory Panel - Mathematics Section" 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 to 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.

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Short Bio

I am a postdoctoral research fellow working at the Engheta group, University of Pennsylvania, working on several projects revolving around disruptive concepts in advanced electromagnetics, complex media-metamaterials, and disruptive concepts for next-generation wave-matter interactions. I am part of several prestigious projects, e.g., the AFOSR MURI-Attojoule Nano-optoelectronics, the Simons Collaboration on Extreme Wave Phenomena Based on Symmetries, the MRSEC Research at Penn, and the AFOSR MURI - Meta Imaging project.

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

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