NTX matrix

    NTX matrix



    This area covers theoretical and computational methods which unifies multilevel, quantum and EM methods, and system by design methods.






    Computational EM


        Numerical methods (IE, PDE)

        Multiscale models

        EM Wave- matter interaction


    Nanoelectronics Models


        Quantum mechanics

        Semiconductors theory/models

        Ballistic transport


        Wave mixing and non linear effects


    System by Design


        Optimizzation techniques

        Synthesis technique


    Optics methods


        Light matter interaction

        Non-linear Optics

        Transformation Optics



    This area concerns with the technologies for the realization of new engineered materials like hierarchical nano-composites and combination of them. These materials will be lightweight and will exhibit multifunctional mechanical, thermal and electrical properties.  




    Nanotechnology manufacturing

     Advanced growth techniques incl atom manipulation

    Nanoscale interconnects


    Microwave/Optical frequency/time domain mixed measurements techniques in free/guided space

    Identification of functionalities by suitable multiscale radiation/transmission/reflection measurements over a    huge bandwidth

    Nanoscale characterization techniques





    This research area concerns with NTX systems enabling or improving the performance of electromagnetic (EM) systems over the whole frequency spectrum through wave-matter interaction at sub-optical nanoscale level.



    • Concepts and devices borrowed from radiofreq to TeraHertz @ nanoscale


      Nanoantennas (single emitters and/or arrays),

      Novel tx lines & Nanoscale interconnects

      Extreme miniaturization of cavities and filters

      Single photon emitters and detectors

      Superconductor based electronics


    • New microwave/terahertz phenomena and devices activated by nano-scale EM/Optics Interactions


      Nanoscale light/matter interaction

      Sub-wavelength collective optical sources

      Ultra-flat scanning beam aperture antennas

      Reconfigurable metasurfaces

      Phased nanostructured apertures & RF Lenses



    This area concerns with the generation of space-time varying, controllable nano-structured, new materials exhibiting unusual EM macroscopic properties and functionalities.


    Emulating electronics at optical frequency
    Reconfigurable Flat Optics (metasurfaces)
    Tunable and transformative materials
    Space-time-modulated materials
    Topological photonics
    Computational metamaterials
    Cryptographic Metamaterials
    Nanoscale data processing






    This area concerns with the conception, analysis and realization of reconfigurable, sensorial, adaptive and cognitive “skins” for sensing and communications.




    • Phase variable SFX. (control and address space or surface/plasmonic waves)

      Phase gradient changing SFX by stretching or heating.

      Phase gradient changing by light-surface interaction

      Phase gradient changing Fluid based SFX

      Phase gradient changing SFX by Micro- or nano-mechanical actuations

      Huygens type SFX

      Dispersion SFX (for surface/plasmonic wave control)

      Transformation Optics SFX

      Subwavelength focusing lenses

      Non-reciprocal and time reversal lenses


    • Sensing/radiating SFX. Receive/transmit in free space

      Leaky-wave SFX

      RX distributed conformal surfaces

      Adaptable and stretchable receiving surfaces

      Variable radiating apertures

      Energy harvesting SFX