George V. Eleftheriades earned his Ph.D. and M.S.E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1993 and 1989 respectively. He received a diploma (with distinction) in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 1988. In the period 1994-1997 he was with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne where he was engaged in the design of millimeter and sub-millimeter wave receivers, and the creation of fast CAD tools for planar packaged microwave circuits. Currently he is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto where he holds the Canada Research Chair/Velma M. Rogers Graham Chair in Engineering.
Dr. Eleftheriades received the Ontario Premier's Research Excellence Award and the Gordon Slemon Award from the University of Toronto both in 2001. In 2004 he received an E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. In 2006 Professor Eleftheriades was elected a Fellow of the IEEE 'for contributions to conception, analysis and fabrication of electromagnetic materials and their applications'. He served as an IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer during the period 2004-2009. Professor Eleftheriades was the recipient of the 2008 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Technical Field Award 'for pioneering contributions to the science and technological applications of negative-refraction electromagnetic materials'. In 2009 Professor Eleftheriades has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Presently he is leading a group of talented graduate students in the areas of electromagnetic negative-refraction metamaterials, small antennas and components for broadband wireless communications, novel antenna beam-steering techniques, plasmonic and nanoscale optical components and electromagnetic design for high-speed digital circuits.