George V. Eleftheriades earned his Ph.D. and M.S.E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1993 and 1989 respectively, and a diploma in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1988. In the period 1994-1997 he was with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. Currently he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto where he holds the Canada Research Chair/Velma M. Rogers Graham Chair in Engineering. Professor Eleftheriades received the Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award in 2001 and an E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada in 2004. He served as an IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer during the period 2004-2009. Amongst his other scholarly achievements he is the recipient of the 2008 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Technical Field Award ‘for pioneering contributions to the science and technological applications of negative-refraction electromagnetic materials’. Professor Eleftheriades is an IEEE Fellow. He serves as an elected member of the IEEE AP-S AdCom and as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation. He is a member of the Technical Co-ordination Committee MTT-15 (Microwave Field Theory). Eleftheriades has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2009.

Professor Eleftheriades’ research interests include transmission-line and other electromagnetic metamaterials, small antennas and components for wireless communications, passive and active microwave components, plasmonic and nanoscale optical structures, fundamental electromagnetic theory and electromagnetic design of high-speed interconnects.