Metamaterial-enhanced subwavelength imaging in turbid media using acoustic and electromagnetic waves

  • Orazbayev, Bakhtiyar (PI)
  • Kappassov, Zhanat (Other Faculty/Researcher)
  • Beruete, Miguel (Other Faculty/Researcher)
  • Fleury, Romain (Other Faculty/Researcher)
  • Nikolayev, Denys (Other Faculty/Researcher)
  • Pacheco-Peña, Victor (Other Faculty/Researcher)

Project: FDCRGP

Project Details

Grant Program

Faculty Development Competitive Research Grants Program 2022-2024

Project Description

The goal of this multidisciplinary project is, for the first time, to combine the concept of thermoacoustic imaging with recent advances in wave physics of turbid media and current trends metamaterial-enhanced structures to develop robust, non-invasive, flexible, safe, and low-cost biomedical imaging devices. Such novel imaging solutions can positively impact the accuracy and time of diagnostics and decrease mortality. In our program, we define two bold objectives: (i) explore wave propagation in turbid media using rigorous wave-physics methodologies, conceive, design, and implement artificial materials that allow efficient wave manipulation in lossy disordered media and on its interface with free space; (ii) translate these discoveries from wave physics into new disruptive functionalities and drastic performance improvement of on-body metasurface for biomedical imaging applications. Furthermore, the developed devices will be experimentally tested by involving local and international industrial partners, which, we believe, will raise awareness of the biomedical industry situation in Kazakhstan.
Effective start/end date1/1/2212/31/24


  • wave physics
  • disordered media
  • metamaterials
  • terahertz
  • ultrasonic
  • imaging
  • biomedical applications
  • subwavelength