Mário G. Silveirinha received the Licentiate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering(with a minor in applied mathematics) from the Instituto Superior Técnico(IST), Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, in 2003.,He is currently a Professor with IST, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, and a Senior Researcher with Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon. His current research interests include electromagnetism, plasmonics and metamaterials, quantum optics, and topological effects.,Dr. Silveirinha is an IEEE Fellow 2014 with the citation for contributions to the electrodynamics of metamaterials. He is a Junior Member of the Academy of Sciences of Lisbon, Lisbon. He was a 2018 recipient of the IET Harvey Engineering Research Prize for contributions to electrodynamics of metamaterials and its applications to microwave components and devices.