Welcome to Francesco Monticone's research group webpage

We investigate fundamental questions of wave physics, and their practical implications



Assistant Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Cornell University



Our current research interests are in the areas of applied electromagnetics, metamaterials, plasmonics, and nano-photonics, with applications ranging from microwaves to optical frequencies. In this context, we investigate – theoretically, numerically and experimentally – innovative and extreme aspects of wave interaction with engineered metamaterials and nano-structures, which may have strong scientific and practical impact in the coming years.


November 14, 2018 – Lincoln, NE, USA
Invited Seminar at the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience (NCMN) – University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

November 25-29, 2018 – Boston, MA, USA
Invited Talk at the 2018 MRS Fall Meeting (Materials Research Society).

January 3-6, 2019 – Seefeld, Austria
Invited Talk at the 7th International Topical Meeting on Nanophotonics and Metamaterials (NANOMETA 2019).

January 10, 2019 – Snowbird, UT, USA
Invited Talk at the 49th Winter Colloquium on the Physics of Quantum Electronics (PQE 2019).

January 9-12, 2019 – Boulder, CO, USA
Invited Talk at 2019 National Radio Science Meeting (NRSM).

February 3-7, 2019 – San Francisco, CA, USA
Invited Talk at SPIE Photonics West.

February 12, 2019 – Denton, TX, USA
Invited Seminar at the University of North Texas.

March 4-8, 2019 – Boston, MA, USA
Contributed Talk at the 2019 APS March Meeting.

April 14-18, 2019 – Miami, FL, USA
Invited Talk at the 2019 International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES) Symposium.

May 27-31, 2019 – San Diego, CA, USA
Invited Talk at the URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory (EMTS 2019).

June 17-20, 2019 – Rome, Italy
Invited Talks at the 41st Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2019).

July 7-12, 2019 – Atlanta, GA, USA
Special Session at the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (AP-S/URSI 2019).

August 11-15, 2019 – San Diego, CA, USA
Invited Talk at SPIE Optics and Photonics 2019.

September 16-21, 2019 – Rome, Italy
Invited Talk at Metamaterials’2019.