LWE

About us

Welcome to the Laboratory of Wave Engineering !

Be it of electrical nature (microwaves,optics), or of mechanical nature (acoustics,elastics), wave propagation is at the core of modern technologies, with applications including information processing, sensing, imaging, telecommunications, and energy transfer and management. We focus on unveiling the mechanisms that govern wave interactions with complex environments and artificial materials, and apply our science to tackle challenging applications, including:

– Wave-based information processing leveraging disorder, topology, non-Hermiticity, non-reciprocity, or non-linearity.

– Acoustic imaging and sensing in challenging noisy, lossy, or disordered environments.

– Ultracompact microwave devices to efficiently emit, manipulate, guide or detect electromagnetic waves.

For more details, feel free to browse our Research and Publication pages, and to check the website of our spin-off Minwave.

Latest News

  • July 10th, 2021: Congratulations to Theo who officially received his Ph.D. diploma ! We wish you all the best for your next challenges .
  • July 8, 2021: R. Fleury gave an invited talk at the conference “Waves and Imaging” organized by Prof. H. Ammari, from the department of Mathematics at ETH Zurich. You can watch the talk here.
  • May 2021: LWE spin-off Minwave is now a European Space Agency BIC Switzerland incubatee.
  • April 1st, 2021: Welcome to Janez ! He joins our group as a postdoc to work on imaging using sound or ultrasound.
  • March 30, 2021: R. Fleury gave an invited talk about non-Hermitian dynamics at the Wave in Time-varying media workshop, organized by Imperial College London. You can find the record of the talk here.
  • March 10, 2021: Our review on metamaterial-based analog signal processing is featured on the cover of Nature Reviews Materials.
  • January 11th, 2021: Congratulations to Farzad who successfully defended his Ph.D. ! We all wish you all the best for your next challenge !
  • Nov 30th, 2020: Our article on topology and broken hermiticity, in collaboration with Corentin Coulais and Jasper van Wezel, is published in Nature Physics.