Course Number
Next Offered
Spring 2024
Primary Program
Materials Science and Engineering
Applied Physics Laboratory
Course Format
Onsite, Virtual Live

This course introduces the student to the field of metamaterials. The course will begin with a review of basic electromagnetic wave propagation and interaction with matter. The remainder of the course will discuss how metamaterials can be utilized to manipulate electromagnetic fields. Topics will include negative refractive index, perfect lensing, metasurfaces, artificial magnetic conductors, and absorbers.

Course Offerings


Fundamentals of Metamaterials

01/24/2024 - 05/01/2024
Wed 4:30 p.m. - 7:10 p.m.
Kossiakoff Center K227
Notes: This course uses the Virtual Live format. It combines the face-to-face class held at APL (section .3VL) with remote students participating online through live web-conferencing. You may choose to attend in-person/on-site or remotely or both. Students who wish to enroll and attend in Virtual Live courses in-person/on-site at the Applied Physics Lab, COVID-19 and Flu vaccination compliance is mandatory for enrollment in this course. All students must upload proof of vaccination or request and receive an exemption in the Vaccination Management System ( prior to the start of class.
Spring 2024
Course Format
Virtual Live
Applied Physics Laboratory
Course Materials