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Welcome to EMRG

The Electromagnetic Metamaterials Research Group at CU Boulder

Welcome to the Electromagnetic Metamaterials Research Group (EMRG) at the University of Colorado Boulder. Established in 2022, EMRG aims to expand the capabilities of wireless systems from the RF to the optical regime through the development of electromagnetic metamaterials. By tailoring the properties of EM structure in space and time, we aim to control wave propagation in unprecedented ways. Metamaterials are composed of sub-wavelength structures designed to exhibit material properties beyond those found in nature. The two-dimensional counterparts of metamaterials are known as metasurfaces, and provide extreme field control over ultra-thin surfaces. Exceptional capabilities like one-way propagation, parametric amplification, and frequency-harmonic generation enabled by active and nonlinear metamaterial/metasurface control will play a central role in development of next-generation communication systems, radar, energy-harvesting, and remote sensing technologies.



Professor Scarborough was born and raised in a suburb of Houston, Texas. He completed his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. It was there that he met his lovely wife Amber as a freshman in college. From Texas, he moved to Michigan where he completed his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan under the advisement of Professor Anthony Grbic. Professor Scarborough is now an assistant professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and runs the EMRG. Outside of research, Professor Scarborough enjoys playing music, hiking on the beautiful Boulder Flatirons, tending to his two cats, and skiing.

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