Special Symposia

 Symposium I: Hybrid Nanomaterials and Metastructures for Photonics, Sensing and Energy

Symposium Co-Chairs

Plain Govorov Davy Pedro

Jérôme Plain
Technological University of Troyes, France

Alexander Govorov
Ohio University, USA

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Davy Gérard
Technological University of Troyes, France

Pedro Hernandez Martinez
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

This Special Symposium focuses on both experimental and theoretical studies on optically active hybrid nanomaterials, such as semiconductors, metals, dielectrics, polymers, biomolecules, etc. The Symposium is dedicated to a wide range of fundamental investigations and applications of the optically active materials, including the bottom-up syntheses, top-down nanofabrication, chemical and physical examinations of new properties of such new hybrid optically active nanomaterials.

The central issues to be addressed in the Symposium are new physical and chemical functionalities arising from novel nanostructure and/or interactions between nanoscale building blocks. Examples of functional nanomaterials include colloidal quantum dots, metal nanocrystals, layered structures, nanocrystal complexes, lithographic metastructures and metasurfaces, hybrid nanostructures, bio-assemblies of nanocrystals and dye molecules, bio-conjugates, etc. In addition, the studies on the applications of these novel hybrid nanomaterials in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering are welcomed.


  1. Plasmonic nanocrystal assemblies and metastructures with novel optical properties and applications;
  2. Hybrid structures with exciton and plasmon resonances; quantum and classical regimes of interactions;
  3. New materials for nano-optics;
  4. Hot plasmonic electrons in nanostructures;
  5. Time-resolved studies for fast and ultra-fast dynamics in plasmonic and excitonic systems, involving hot electrons, phonons and excitons;
  6. Quantum effects in plasmonic systems;
  7. Chiral nanostructures and metastructures with artificial chirality;
  8. Bio-assembled nanomaterials with chirality;
  9. Using nanocrystals to design and assemble optical meta-materials, meta-devices and meta-surfaces;
  10. Thermoplasmonics and photogeneration of heat in nanostructures;
  11. Hybrid nanomaterials for catalysis, solar energy conversion, photovoltaics, photochemistry and photocatalysis, CO2 and CO-related reactions;
  12. Hybrid nanomaterials for phototherapy, biophysics, biological sensing, bioimaging, and other biological applications;
  13. Hybrid nanomaterials for spectroscopic applications, including surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), Infrared, THz, super-resolution microscopy, and etc;
  14. Bio-assemblies of excitonic and plasmonic nanocrystals;
  15. Nanomaterials for structural colors;
  16. Collective resonances in dielectric and plasmonic metasurfaces;
  17. Photonics and plasmonics with 2D materials;
  18. Excitonic and Plasmonic phenomena in Epsilon Near Zero Materials.

Symposium II: New trends in nanophotonics and advanced materials

Symposium Chairs

Rho Hakjoo Park

Junsuk Rho

Hakjoo Lee
CAMM, Korea

Namkyoo Park
Seoul National University, Korea

This symposium will address the current trends in nanophotonics, metamaterials and metasurfaces, as well as their materials challenges and the best approaches for addressing them. It will also focus on novel applications and manufacturing techniques.


  1. Quantum nano-optics & optical antennas;
  2. Nanophotonics for bio- and chemo-sensing applications;
  3. Active and tunable optical metamaterials;
  4. Nonlinear optics in nanostructures and metamaterials;
  5. Metasurfaces & applications;
  6. New plasmonic materials;
  7. Nanomanipulation with light, optical trapping;
  8. Nanophotonics for energy applications;
  9. Theory and modelling for nanophotonics and metamaterials;
  10. Topological photonics;
  11. Graphene based metamaterials;
  12. Elastic, Acoustic, and Seismic Metamaterials;
  13. Novel nanofabrication and nanomanufacturing techniques;
  14. Emeging applications and techniques.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Joel Bellessa, Université de Lyon, France
  2. Alberto Bramati, Sorbonne Université, France
  3. Alexander Chernov, Russian Quantum Center, Russia
  4. Cristian Ciracì, Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy
  5. Bahram Djafari-Rouhani, Université de Lille 1, France
  6. Péter Dombi, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungary
  7. Abdulhakem Elezzabi, Univeristy of Alberta, Canada
  8. Vladimir Fal'ko, University of Manchester, UK
  9. Xiao Hu, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
  10. Ivan Latella, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France
  11. Jongwon Lee, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  12. Moritz Merklein, University of Sydney, Austraila
  13. Tao Li, Nanjing University, China
  14. Yuto Moritake, Tokyo Tech, Japan
  15. Tadaaki Nagao, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
  16. Rajesh Nair, IIT Ropar, India
  17. Ekmel Ozbay, Bilkent University, Turkey
  18. Meng-Xin Ren, Nankai University, China
  19. Carlo Rizza, CNR-SPIN (L'Aquila), Italy
  20. Tigran Shahbazyan, Jackson State University, USA
  21. Alvar Sanchez, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
  22. Dmitry Solnyshkov, Institut Pascal, France
  23. Yuusuke Takashima, Tokushima University, Japan
  24. Takasumi Tanabe, Keio University, Japan
  25. Thomas Wong, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Symposium III: Advanced passive and active metasurfaces and zero-index optics

Symposium Chair

Lee Pin-Chieh

Howard Lee
University of California, Irvine, USA

Pin-Chieh Wu
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Metasurfaces are arrays of subwavelength anisotropic light scatters (optical antennas) that can produce abrupt changes in the phase, amplitude, or polarization of light. Within last few years significant progress, design of metasurfaces that refract and focus light, enabling many unique properties and applications such as holograms, optical vortex generation/detection, ultrathin focusing lens, perfect absorber, etc.

This symposium will cover the fundamental principles and technological applications of metasurfaces, and particularly aim to explore on new materials, structures, and advanced optical science/functionality of metasurfaces for applications spanning from imaging system, bio/chemical sensing, energy harvesting devices, communication system, and data storage.


  1. Active metasurfaces (via electrical, thermal, optomechanical, optical controls, etc);
  2. Nonlinear metasurfaces;
  3. Quantum metasurfaces;
  4. New materials for metasurfaces (e.g., 2D materials, oxides/nitrides, phase-change materials, high-index dielectrics);
  5. Passive metasurfaces with advanced optical properties and functionalities;
  6. Deep-learning design for metasurfaces;
  7. Metasurfaces for advanced optical imaging;
  8. New applications of metasurfaces.

Symposium IV: Chirality, magnetism, and magnetoelectricity: Separate phenomena and joint effects in metamaterial structures

Symposium Chair


Eugene Kamenetskii
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Chirality, magnetism, magnetoelectricity – three types of different phenomena. Whether they can be exhibited as joint effects, both in optics and microwaves? The goal of this session is to discuss such joint effects in metamaterial structures in a view of different aspects of the field-matter interaction. An incomplete list of topics suggested for discussions is the following:


  1. Chiral dichroism and magnetism;
  2. Chirality and magnetoelectricity;
  3. Chirality, magnetism, and topology;
  4. Time-reversal and space-inversion symmetry breakings and non-reciprocity;
  5. Magneto-plasmonic and magnonic metamaterial structures;
  6. Matter interaction with twisted EM fields;
  7. Magnetoelectric structures and magnetoelectric fields.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Yutaka Akagi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  2. David Ayuso, Max-Born-Institut, Germany
  3. Peter Banzer, Max Planck Institute Science of Light, Germany
  4. Alexandre Dmitriev, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  5. Vladimir Drachev, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia
  6. Yonatan Dubi, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  7. Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  8. Jonas Fransson, Uppsala University, Sweden
  9. Kayn Forbes, University of East Anglia, UK
  10. Sumit Ghosh, Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI-1), Germany
  11. Yuri Gorodetski, Ariel University, Israel
  12. Robin (Chen-Bin) Huang, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  13. Zubin Jacob, Purdue University, USA
  14. Jun-ichiro Kishine, The Open University of Japan, Japan
  15. Pedro Landeros, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
  16. Hajime Ishihara, Osaka University, Japan
  17. Sadamichi Maekawa, RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science, Japan
  18. Mamoru Matsuo, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences - Beijing, China
  19. Masahito Mochizuki, Waseda University, Japan
  20. Shuich Murakami, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  21. Manuel Nieto-Vesperinas (Keynote Speaker), Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
  22. Feodor Ogrin, University of Exeter, UK
  23. Takashige Omatsu, Chiba University, Japan
  24. Alexander Pyatakov, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
  25. Oleksandr Pylypovskyi, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V, Germany
  26. Björn Reinhard, Boston University, USA
  27. Masahiro Sato, Ibaraki University, Japan
  28. Kei Sawada, RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Japan
  29. Dominik Schulz, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  30. Gen Tatara, RIKEN, Center for Emergent Matter Science, Japan
  31. Ewold Verhagen, AMOLF, The Netherlands
  32. Xiang Rong Wang, Hong Kong Univ. Sci. & Technol., China
  33. Zuojia Wang, Zhejiang University, China
  34. Peng Yan, Univ. of Electronic Sci. and Technol. of China, China
  35. Binghai Yan, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  36. Yoichi Yanase, Kyoto University, Japan
  37. Tao Yu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  38. Shira Yochelis, The Hebrew University, Israel
  39. Takehito Yokoyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  40. Mateusz Zelent, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
  41. Yan Zhou, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Symposium V: Phononics and acoustic metamaterials

Symposium Chairs


Jensen Huang

Jensen Li
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong

Guoliang Huang
University of Missouri, USA

Acoustic Metamaterials is a class of artificial structure designed to control, direct, and manipulate sonic waves, which have wave manipulation functionalities beyond the defined limits of natural materials. Within a time span of 20 years, acoustic metamaterials have emerged and rapidly developed, from acoustic waves, water waves to elastic waves in solids more recently. This symposium aims at gathering the experts in the field of acoustic metamaterials, and discuss the recent development of these metamaterials, including the design, novel physics and application based on acoustic metamaterials.


  1. Acoustic metameterials design and practical applications;
  2. Sound wave control using acoustic metamaterials;
  3. Anisotropic acoustic metamaterial;
  4. Acoustic topological metametarials;
  5. Tunable or reconfigurable acoustic metameterials;
  6. Active acoustic metamaterials;
  7. Bianisotropic and nonreciprocal acoustic metameterials;
  8. Negative reflection and cloak based on acoustic metamaterials;
  9. Non-Hermitian acoustic metamaterials.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Jean-Charles Beugnot, FEMTO-ST, France
  2. Bernard Bonello, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, France
  3. Pai-Yen Chen, Wayne State University, USA
  4. Anastasiia Krushynska, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  5. Yoon Young Kim, Seoul National University, Korea
  6. Pawel Kudela, Institute of Fluid Flow Machinery, Poland
  7. Bing Li, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  8. Guangcong Ma, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  9. Masahiro Nomura, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  10. Mourad Oudich, University of Lorraine, France
  11. William Parnell, University of Manchester, UK
  12. Mika Prunilla, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Finland
  13. José Sanchez-Dehesa, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
  14. Jia-Hong Sun, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
  15. Georgios Theocharis, Universite du Maine, France
  16. Sebastian Volz, LIMMS - CNRS & The University of Tokyo, Japan
  17. Likun Zhang, The University of Mississippi, USA