Professor of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Marin Soljacic is a Professor of Physics at MIT. He is a founder of WiTricity Corporation (2007). His main research interests are in electromagnetic phenomena, focusing on nanophotonics, non-linear optics, and wireless power transfer. He is a co-author of 104 scientific articles and 19 issued patents, and has given more than 80 invited talks at conferences and universities around the world. He is the recipient of the Adolph Lomb medal from the Optical Society of America (2005), and the TR35 award of the Technology Review magazine (2006). The work on wireless power transfer that he spearheaded has been singled out as one of the most important technological developments of 2007 by the New York Times, BBC News, Scientific American, the Technology Review, and Discover Magazine. In 2008, he was awarded a MacArthur fellowship grant. He is a correspondent member of the Croatian Academy of Engineering since 2009. In 2011, he became a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.