META (Metamaterial Inc.) is a smart materials and photonics company that is changing the way we use, interact, and benefit from light. Through applied physics and advanced design, we are pioneering a new class of multi-functional materials—called metamaterials— which have engineered properties that go beyond what is found in nature.
Almost every great advancement in technology can be attributed to a breakthrough in material science.
The Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages were enabled by taking advantage of new tools for writing, warfare and irrigation, driven by the manipulation of the raw materials of stone, bronze and iron.
The Industrial Revolution was enabled by the harnessing of steam power, driven in large part by advancements in the manipulation of steel and metals.
In the last 60 years, the Digital Age in which we now live was enabled by the invention of the transistor, driven by the discovery of semiconducting materials and the means to manipulate their properties.
We are now in the beginning of another revolution in materials science, driven by advancements in the “invisible” world of nanotechnologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) to design new materials, and metamaterials.
At META we design and manufacture functional materials that are more sustainable, higher performing and cost less than the competition. These are complex, structured materials that perform special functions, utilizing light and other forms of energy in new and often surprizing ways. Our products are designed using algorithms and engineered at microscopic levels, creating novel functional materials that mimic nature and metamaterials with new properties and capabilities that go beyond those found in natural materials.