Halifax, Nova Scotia – December, 2017 – Aviation Week & Space Technology announced that Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI) has been selected as a winner of the 61st Annual Laureate Awards, honoring extraordinary achievements in the global aerospace arena. The winners of the 2018 Laureate Awards will be honoured on March 1, 2018 at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. and at that time a Grand Laureate will be announced in each of the four categories.

MTI was selected as a winner in the category of Commercial Best New Product for its achievements in its laser protection product metaAIR™, a new metamaterial optical filter that blocks harmful laser light. The company has partnered with Airbus to co-develop and commercialize metaAIR for aviation.

“MTI and all of the winners were selected by Aviation Week Network editors who reviewed dozens of nominations, embody the spirit of exploration, innovation and vision that will inspire others to strive for broad-reaching progress in aviation, aerospace and defense,” said Aviation Week & Space Technology Editor-in-Chief Joseph C. Anselmo. “We look forward to honoring them all, and announcing the Grand Laureates on March 1.”

The award categories are Business Aviation, Commercial, Defense and Space. In addition, Aviation Week & Space Technology will bestow two Philip J. Klass Awards for Lifetime Achievement. Four cadets and midshipmen from U.S. military academies will be recognized as Tomorrow’s Leaders, honouring young men and women who have chosen career paths in the armed forces.

“We are so honored to be recognized for our work in Commercial, Best New Product for metaAIR”, said Founder and CEO of MTI George Palikaras. “The Aviation Week Network’s Laureates Awards have a long history of recognizing the very best in the industry and we are thrilled to win this distinction.”

In addition to the Laureates Awards, Aviation Week & Space Technology will host a luncheon early in the day, honoring the “20 Twenties” in partnership with American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). This program recognizes the accomplishments and drive of 20 science, technology, engineering and math students in their 20s and currently enrolled in a master’s degree or bachelor’s degree program.

ABOUT METAMATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (“MTI”) is a smart materials and photonics company specializing in metamaterial research, nanofabrication, and computational electromagnetics. The company has developed a new class of optical smart materials, changing the way we use, interact and benefit from light. MTI is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has offices in London, England and Pleasanton, California. To learn more visit www.metamaterial.com or follow @metamaterialtech

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