Younes Ra’di, Ph.D.

  • Research Assistant Professor, Photonics Initiative
  • Director, Radio Frequency and Millimeter Wave Core Facility

Younes Ra’di’s current research interests include wave physics and engineering with an emphasis on the engineering characteristics of optical wave-matter interaction. He has made significant contributions in areas such as bianisotropic particles, optimal materials for strong light-matter interactions, and functional metasurfaces. He has earned several research awards and grants, including the Samsung Global Research Outreach and Nokia Foundation Grants grants. He has published several papers in a number of prestigious peer reviewed journals including Physical Review X, Physical Review Letters, and IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

Before joining ASRC, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at The University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, he worked at the Radiation Laboratory (Radlab) of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor as a postdoctoral research fellow. He earned his D.Sc. with distinction from Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, in 2015, and he has a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. (with honors), both in electrical engineering, from the University of Tabriz, Iran.


Soric, J., Ra’di, Y., Farfan, D., and  Alù, A. Radio-Transparent Dipole Antenna Based on a Metasurface CloakNat Commun 13, 1114 (2022).

Duggan, R., Moussa, H., Ra’di, Y. Sounas L, D.,  and Alù, A. Stability Bounds on Superluminal Propagation in Active StructuresNat Commun 13, 1115 (2022).

A. Mekawy, H. Li, Y. Ra’di, and A. Alù, “Parametric Enhancement of Radiation from Electrically Small Antennas,” Physical Review Applied, Vol. 15, 054063 (2021). 

D. Chachayma-Farfan, Y. Ra’di, and A. Alù, “Dual-Layer Radio-Transparent Dielectric Core Metasurface Antenna,” IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation, Special Issue on Direct and Inverse Electromagnetic Scattering Methods, Vol. 2, pp. 585-590, (2021), (invited paper). 

Y. Ra'di, and A. Alù., “Nonreciprocal Wavefront Manipulation in Synthetically Moving Metagratings,” Photonics, Special Issue for Metamaterials 2019, Vol. 7, No. 2, 28 (2020) (invited paper).  

M. Kang, Y. Radi, D. Farfan, and A. Alù, “Efficient Focusing with Large Numerical Aperture Using a Hybrid Metalens,” Physical Review Applied, Vol. 13, 04416 (2020).

Y. Radi, and A. Alù. Reconfigurable Metagratings. ACS Photonics, Special Issue on Ultra-Capacity Metasurfaces with Low Dimension and High Efficiency, 2018, 5, 5, 1779-1785. (invited paper)

L. Quan, Y. Radi, D. L. Sounas, and A. Alù. Maximum Willis Coupling in Acoustic Scatterers. Physical Review Letters, 2018, 120, 25, 254301. (arxiv)

Y. Radi, C. A. Valagiannopoulos, A. Alù, C. R. Simovski, and S. A. Tretyakov. On-Site Wireless Power Generation. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2018, 66, 8, 4260-4268. (arxiv)

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