Ragip Pala is the Director of Metamaterial Research and Innovation at META. He has completed his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University. Prior to joining META, he worked at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) as a senior research scientist, focusing on resonant photonic systems and metamaterials for imaging, sensing and photovoltaic applications. Dr. Pala has pioneering work in the theoretical design and experimental demonstration of tunable metamaterial systems for solid state LIDARs, nanoscale plasmonic systems for integrated photonic circuits, and novel transparent metamaterial platforms for next generation communication systems. Dr. Pala has 10 patents and authored or co-authored more than 40 peer reviewed research articles.