Centre Member Profile

Patrick Rufangura
Employer: University of Technology Sydney

Research interest:
Metamaterial absorbers
Epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide
2D materials for novel photonics
Electromagnetic Simulations

Doctor of Philosophy Electrical and Data Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, Australia, 2017- Present
Master of Science in Sustainable Environment and Energy Systems, Middle East Technical University, Turkey, 2013 - 2015
Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics – Renewable Energy specialization, The University of Rwanda- College of Science and Technology (UR-CST), 2008 – 2011


Patrick Rufangura is currently completing his Ph.D. program from the Integrated Nano Systems (INSys) lab of the School of Electrical and Data Engineering at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) under the supervision of Professor Francesca Iacopi. His Ph.D. project is funded by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence on Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS) and the Department of Defence Science and Technology (DST).

He holds a master’s of science degree in sustainable Environment and energy systems from the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Turkey and a bachelor of science degree in applied physics from the former Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), now the University of Rwanda- college of science and technology (UR-CST) in Rwanda.

His research focuses specifically on nanophotonics/plasmonics and metamaterials based on graphene and polar materials for MIR applications.

He has published 11 peer-reviewed articles in reputable journals with over 350 citations and has presented his research results in high-quality international conferences. Patrick is also an active reviewer at the Journal of Nanophotonics.