David Schurig portrait
  • Associate Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering


  • Ph.D., Physics, University of California, San Diego
  • B.S., Engineering Physics, University of California, Berkeley

Research Summary

Design, analysis and fabrication of metamaterials in frequency ranges from megahertz to petahertz. Transformation design of devices implementable with metamaterials. Applications include: remote sensing, near-field imaging, biological imaging, implantable devices, electro-mechanical devices and invisibility cloaking.


David Schurig received his BS in Engineering Physics from University of California, Berkeley and then worked at Lawrence Berkeley Lab on laser ablation and photoacoustic spectroscopy. After enrolling in graduate school and performing many unpublished experiments, Schurig submitted a theoretical thesis on negative index media, the perfect lens, and related structures to his committee. He received his PhD (2002) in physics from University of California, San Diego.

He also worked for the California Space Institute, performing space mission feasibility studies, and for Tristan Technologies designing and building cryogenically cooled, SQUID-based instruments. Schuring left California to work for David Smith at Duke University, where he was supported by the IC (Intelligence Community) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.  He then worked as an assistant professor in NC State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

Prof. Schurig joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Utah in January, 2011.