Joseph Haun, a graduate engineering student, is awarded the "Bright Idea Award" in the SSU Research Symposium for his work on Metaparticle Surrogate Modeling. Joseph Haun graduated from the Engineering BSEE program in Spring 2019 and joined the MS-CES program. He is working on machine-learning-enabled inverse design methods for electromagnetic structures. Joseph is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Mohamed Salem in the Electrodynamics Engineering Laboratory (eel). Joseph's presentation in the SSU Virtual Research Gallery titled "Polarization Rotator Metamirror Design Using Metaparticle Surrogate-Based Optimization" explores the potential of using surrogate-based optimization for notoriously complex inverse electromagnetic design. Joseph's presentation did not only demonstrate excellence in research, but was presented in a manner that was highly accessible to a broad audience. Congratulations to Joseph Haun for this achievement!