Andrea Alù, Ph.D.Distinguished Professor, City University of New York (CUNY) Einstein Professor of Physics, CUNY Graduate Center,
Founding Director, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center
Alù is a Distinguished Professor and the Einstein Professor of Physics at CUNY, where he also directs the Photonics Initiative at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Roma Tre, Italy, and, after completing postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania, he became the Temple Foundation Endowed Professor at the University of Texas at Austin until 2018, when he joined the faculty at CUNY. Alù is a Simons Investigator in Physics and leads the Simons Collaboration on Extreme Wave Phenomena. He is fellow of seven professional societies, and has received several scientific awards, including the Blavatnik National Award in Physical Sciences and Engineering and the National Science Foundation’s Alan T. Waterman Award.