*Michael A. Fiddy*

*Professor of Physics and Optical Science and of Electrical and Computer Engineering*

*Research and Teaching Interests*

*Fundamentals of both electromagnetic wave interactions from ULF to visible frequencies and vacuum fluctuations with matter.**Propagation, scattering and momentum transfer in complex materials, including structured and disordered materials, linear and nonlinear materials and soft-matter and biomaterials.**Inverse problems for high resolution imaging, field management and structured bianisotropic material design.*

*Education*

*PhD in Physics, University of London 1977**
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*BS in Physics, first class honors University of London 1973*

*Appointments*

*2002- Professor, Physics & Optical Science and of ECE, UNC Charlotte**2016-2020 Program Manager, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Defense Sciences Office**2011-2016 Site Director, NSF Industry-University Collaborative Research Center for Metamaterials**2010 Visiting Professor, Nanophotonics Laboratory, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Erskine Visiting Fellow, Electrical Engineering, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.**2002-2010 Founding Director, Center for Optoelectronics & Optical Communications, UNC Charlotte**1994-2001 Head of Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UML**1991-2001 Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UML**1987-1991 Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Eng., UMass Lowell**1985-1986 Visiting Associate Professor in Mathematics Department, Catholic University of America, Washington, D. C.**1982,1983 Visiting Associate Professor, Institute of Optics, U. of Rochester**1979-1987 Faculty, Physics Dept., Kings College, London Univ. (tenured)*

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*Service to the Technical Community*

*OSA Board of Directors 2014 & 2015; past OSA Meetings Council Member and Chair**OIDA Advisory Board and Council 2011-2015**Editor-in-Chief, Waves in Random and Complex Media, 1996-2016**Deputy Editor, Photonics Research, 2013-2017.**Topical Editor, Signal and Image Processing, Optical Society of America A, 1994-2001.**Vice Chair, IEEE Communications Society, 2004-7, Charlotte Chapter.**SPIE and OSA conference/topical meeting organizer**OSA Leith and Richardson Medal Committees**New England Chapter of SPIE; Treasurer 1992-1994; President 1994-1996, Past President 1996-98.**SPIE ESTeP Committee 2006-2008*

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*Professional Honors*

*DARPA Meritorius Public Service Medal**Fellow of SPIE**Fellow of OSA,**Fellow Inst. of Physics (UK),**Fellow Electromagnetics Academy**Senior Member IEEE**UMass Lowell Outstanding Graduate Educator of the year.**UMass Lowell ECE Department Teaching Excellence Award.**Andrewes Prize in Physics, University of London.*

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*Books *

*Dudley, R. A. and M. A. Fiddy, “Engineered Materials and Metamaterials: Design and Fabrication”, SPIE Press, published March 2017, ISBN-10 1510602151*

*Fiddy, M. A. and Ritter, S., Introduction to Imaging from Scattered Fields, CRC Press November 2014, ISBN 13:978-1-4665-6958-4.*

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*Some book chapters*

*Sheih, M., C. L., Byrne and M. A. Fiddy, “**Resolution Enhancement using Prior Information” in Image Restoration: Fundamentals and Advances, Ed. B. Gunturk, CRC/Taylor and Francis Press, Chapter 4, (2012).*

*Fiddy, M. A., “Slow light for sensing”, Photonic Bandgap Structures: a Novel Technological Platform Physical, Chemical and Biological Sensing, Ed. M. Pisco, A. Cusano and A. Cutolo, Bentham Press, Chapter 6, (2012), pp 118-134. *

*Testorf, M. E and M. A. Fiddy, “Superresolution Imaging: Revisited”, Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics, Ed. P. W. Hawkes, Vol 163, ch 5, pp166-218, Academic Press, (2010).*

*Fiddy, M. A. and H. J. Caulfield, “The significance of phase and information”, Ch 17 in “Tribute to Emil Wolf”, T. P. Jannson Editor, SPIE Press, 2005, pp363-378.*

*Caulfield, H. J. and M. A. Fiddy, “Backward thinking: holography and the inverse problem”, Ch. 19, in Tribute to Emil Wolf”, T. P. Jannson Editor, SPIE Press, 2005, pp401-420.*

*Abbiss, J.B., M. A. Fiddy and R. Steriti, “Image Restoration on the Hopfield Neural Network”, ch 1 in Advances in Electronics and Electron Physics, Ed. P.W. Hawkes, Academic Press, pp1-48, 1994.*

*Fiddy, M.A. and M. Nieto-Vesperinas, Editors, “Optical Signal Processing”, monograph published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992.*

*Fiddy, M. A., “Linearized and approximate methods for inversion of scattered field data”, in ‘Inverse Problems in Scattering and Imaging’, Ed. M. Bertero and E.R. Pike, Adam Hilger Press, pp23-46, 1992*

*Fiddy, M. A., “The Role of Analyticity in Image Recovery,” in Image Recovery: Theory and Applications, Ed. H. Stark, Academic Press, Florida, pp. 499-529, 1987.*

*Ross, G., M.A. Fiddy and M. Nieto-Vesperinas,”The inverse scattering problem in structural determinations”, in ‘Inverse Scattering Problems in Optics’, Ed. H.P. Baltes, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp15-71, 1980.*

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*Some recent publications **(> 160 refereed papers, > 370 conference publications)*

*D. Fullager, R. Hegde, M.A. Fiddy, **“Simulation and Observation of Enhanced Emission from Patterned Hyperbolic Metamaterials, Applied Physics A **122 (4), 1-4, 2016.*

*N. Wongkasem, C. Soemphol, M. A. Fiddy and S. Kitchin, “Electromagnetic responses of curved fishnet structures: near-zero refractive index with lower loss”, J. Optics, vol 18, 025102, 2016.*

*W. Yang and M. A. Fiddy, “**Impact of Non-Zero Effective Surface Sources on Negative Index Perfect Lenses”, J. Basic and Applied Physics, Vol. 4, issue 3, **pp.40-48, 2015.*

*L. Beilina, M. Klibanov, T. Nuygen and M. A. Fiddy, “**Imaging of buried objects from experimental backscattering time dependent measurements using a globally convergent inverse algorithm**”, **SIAM Journal of Imaging Sciences, Vol 8, No 1, pp 757-786, 2015**.*

*H. Alisafaee and M. A. Fiddy, “Polarization-dependent bandwidth in low-index plasmonic metamaterials”, Applied Optics, 53, pp8043-8048, 2014. *

*H. Alisafaee and M. A. Fiddy, “Nanoantennas for nanowire photovoltaics”, Applied Physics Letters, **105 (11), 113107, 2014.*

*R. Tsu and M. A. Fiddy, “Waves in man-made materials: superlattice to metamaterials”, Waves in Random and Complex Media, Vol 24, No. 3, pp250-263, 2014.*

*L. Beilina, M. Klibanov, T. Nuygen and M. A. Fiddy, “Reconstruction of the refractive index from experimental backscattering data using a globally convergent inverse method”, SISC-SIAM, vol 36, B273-293, 2014.*

*L. Beilina, N.T. Nuygen, M. V. Klibanov and M. A. Fiddy, “Reconstruction from blind experimental data for an inverse problem for a hyperbolic equation”, Inverse Problems, Vol 30, 025002, 2014.*

*R. Hegde, M. A. Fiddy and W. J. R. Hoefer, “**The Reconstruction of finite extent objects with the Superlens”, Applied Physics A, DOI 10.1007/s00339-014-8466-4, 2014.*

*H. Alisafaee, **M. A. Fiddy, “Polarization insensitivity in epsilon-near-zero metamaterial from plasmonic aluminum-doped zinc oxide nanoparticles” J. Nanophoton., 8, 1, 083898 2014.*

*H. Alisafaee, **J. Marmon, M. A. Fiddy, “Spectral properties of Au–ZnTe plasmonic nanorods” Photonics Research Journal, 2, 1, 10-14, 2014.*

*M. A. Fiddy and U. Shahid, “Legacies of the Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm”, Ultramicroscopy, 134, pp 48-54, 2013. *

*R. Tsu and M. A. Fiddy, “**Generalization of the effects of high Q for metamaterials**”, Photonics Research, 1, issue 2, pp 77-87, 2013.*

*W. Yang and M. A. Fiddy, “On the negative index perfect lens with loss”, J. Basic and Applied Physics, Vol 2, issue 3, pp 122-126, 2013.*

*Y-Chen Chuang, R. Dudley and M. A. Fiddy, “**A New Approach to A Practical Subwavelength Resolving Microscope**”**, Applied Physics A, **DOI 10.1007/s00339-013-7741-0, **2013.*

*J. S. D. Roberts, H. Alisafaee and M. A. Fiddy, “Selective field localization in random structured media,” Applied Optics 52, p742, 2013.*

*A.V. Kuzhuget, L. Beilina, M.V. Klibanov, A. Sullivan, L. Nguyen and M.A. Fiddy, **Quantitative image recovery from measured blind backscattered data using a globally convergent inverse method, IEEE Transactions of Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 51, 2937-2948, 2013.*

*A. V. Kuzhuget, L. Beilin, M. V. Klibanov, A. Sullivan, L. Nguyen and M. A. Fiddy “Blind experimental data for imaging of explosive-like targets by an approximately globally convergent inverse algorithm” Inverse Problems vol 28, 095007, 2012.*

*Y. Zhang, Yi-Chen Chuang, J. O. Schenk and M. A. Fiddy, “Study of scattering patterns and subwavelength scale imaging based on finite-sized metamaterials Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing, v 107, n 1, p 61-69, 2012.*

*M. Woldeyohannes, J. O. Schenk, R. P. Ingel, S. P. Rigdon, M. Pate, J. D. Graham, M. Clare, W. Yang, andM. A. Fiddy “Internal Field Distribution Measurement in 1-D Strongly Anisotropic Sub-Wavelength PeriodicStructures of Finite Length”, Optics Express 19, issue 1, pp 81-92, 2011.*

*J. Li, Y. Zhang, T. Mei and M. A. Fiddy, “Surface plasma laser based on metal cavity array with two different modes”, Optics Express 18, No 23, p23626-23632, 2010.*

*C. Yan, D. H. Zhang, Y. Zhang, D. Li and M. A. Fiddy, “Metal-dielectric composite metamaterials for beam splitting and deep sub-wavelength resolution in the far-field” Optics Express 18, No 14, p14794-14801, 2010.*

*J. O. Schenk, M. A. Fiddy and W. Yang, “Imaging with a metamaterial “imperfect” lens”, Chinese J. Optics and Applied Optics, 3, p45-51, 2010.*

*Y. Zhang**, **X. Zhang**, **Ting Mei, **and **M.A. Fiddy*^{, }*“** Negative index modes in surface plasmon waveguides: a study of the relations between lossless and lossy cases**“, Optics Express 18, No 12, p12213-12225, 2010.*

*M. A. Fiddy and R. Tsu, “Understanding metamaterials”, Waves in Random and Complex Media, vol 20, issue 2, pp202-222, 2010.*

*M. V. Klibanov, M. A. Fiddy, L. Beilina, N. Pantong and J. O. Schenk, “Picosecond scale experimental verification of a globally convergent algorithm for a coefficient inverse problem”, Inverse Problems, 26, 045003 , 2010.*

*H. M. Shieh, Y-C Hsu, C. L. Byrne and M. A. Fiddy, “Resolution enhancement of imaging small scaled portions of a compactly-supported function” JOSA A 27, p141-150, 2010.*

*K. Sinchuk, R. Dudley, R. Ingel, J. O. Schenk, W. Yang and M. A. Fiddy, “Effective negative index and negative group index of metamaterials with large form birefringence”, Optics Express 18, No 2, p 463-472, 2010.*