Contact Information

Campus Box 7911
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7911

Dr. David Schurig

Adjunct Associate Professor

| Biography

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 After enrolling in graduate school and performing many unpublished experiments, Schurig submitted a theoretical thesis on negative index media, the perfect lens, and related structures to his committee.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.

Schurig 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 is currently an assistant professor in NC State’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department.

| Awards and Honors

  • 2007 - Essential Science Indicator's Hot Papers
  • 2006 - Discover Magazine's Top 6 Physics Stories
  • 2006 - Science Magazine's Breakthroughs of the Year
  • 2006 - Scientific American's Top 50 Science Contributors