Robotics 8970 Colloquium: Ognjen Ilic (MnRI Seminar Rewind)

Opto-mechanics: A vision of long-range manipulation enabled by subwavelength metamaterials and metasurfaces

In this MnRI Seminar Rewind, Dr. Ilic discusses his team's approach to engineer artificial materials with subwavelength structure—i.e., metamaterials and metasurfaces—that exhibit self-stabilizing mechanical behavior.

About Dr. Ognjen Ilic
Ognjen Ilic is a Benjamin Mayhugh Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He completed his Ph.D. in physics at MIT and was a postdoctoral scholar in applied physics and materials science at Caltech. His research themes encompass wave-matter interactions in nanoscale structures and low-dimensional materials. His recent awards include the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award and the Bulletin Prize of the Materials Research Society. More details can be found at


Start date
Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, 2:30 p.m.