Prof. Romain Fleury

Tenure Track Assistant Professor

Romain Fleuryis a tenure-track assistant professor in the Institute of Electrical Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), and currently leads the EPFL Laboratory of Wave Engineering. He received the M.S. degree in micro and nanotechnology from the University of Lille, Lille, in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, in 2015. In 2016, he was a Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellow at ESPCI Paris-Tech, and CNRS Langevin Institute, Paris, France. His research interests include a wide variety of topics in the field of wave physics and engineering, including periodic structures, active and time-modulated metamaterials, nonreciprocal wave propagation, classical topological insulators, nonlinear effects, and parity-time symmetry. He has published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including papers in journals such as Science, Nature Physics, Physical Review Letters, and Nature Communications. His Ph.D. work on nonreciprocal acoustics was featured on the cover of Science, and attracted the attention of the general public, with appearances in various media including NBC News, Daily Mail, and Scientific American. In 2014, he received the Best Student Paper Award in Engineering Acoustics as well as the Young Presenter Award in Noise from the Acoustical Society of America. His research on parity-time symmetric acoustics has been awarded the Best Student Paper at the International Congress Metamaterials in 2014. He also received the F.V. Hunt award from the Acoustical Society of America, and several other awards including the 2016 Outstanding Reviewer Award from Institute Of Physics Publishing. He is passionate about teaching and is responsible for two bachelor courses on Electromagnetic field theory in the Institute of Electrical Engineering at EPFL.


Research Area

The Laboratory of Wave Engineering conducts interdisciplinary research in the area of wave physics and engineering, studying fundamental wave phenomena and putting forward technology-enabling, disruptive new concepts with high application potentials. Our multiphysics research can be applied to many different physical platforms and frequency ranges, from electromagnetic (microwaves, Terahertz, and optics) to acoustic and mechanical waves (audible signals, ultrasonics, elastodynamics).

We are conducting theoretical and experimental research on artificially structured, man-made materials, called metamaterials, that possess the ability to control waves in unprecedented ways. More more details, feel free to browse our research and publications pages.


ELB 033 (Bâtiment ELB)
Station 11
CH-1015 Lausanne