George V. Eleftheriades is a Professor and Canada Research Chair at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. Professor Eleftheriades is a recognized international authority and pioneer in the area of metamaterials: Man-made media with electromagnetic properties not found in nature. In 2002 Dr. Eleftheriades introduced a method for synthesizing high-quality metamaterials using loaded transmission lines. Together with his graduate students, he provided the first experimental evidence of imaging beyond the diffraction limit with a negative-index lens and pioneered several novel microwave and optical components, and antennas using these metamaterials. He received several awards including an NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship in 2004 and the 2008 IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Technical Field Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).