This research encompassed the study of radio frequency (RF) and optical metamaterials. The RF study of metamaterials focuses on the polarization behavior of split-ring-resonators (SRR), wire-post (WP) elements, and the spatially dispersive behavior of the SRR-WP elements. The optical study of metamaterials consisted of using the nano -dot and - particle media for their electric and magnetic plasmon behavior.
This research encompassed three areas of study the nonlinear behavior of high temperature superconductors (HTS) and a micro-electro-mechanical HTS switch, left-handed or negative index metamaterials, and surface plasmon behavior in nanoparticle media. The study focused on the electromagnetic properties materials for devices and components at microwave frequencies.