What is META?
The fields of Metamaterials (engineered materials that have properties not found in naturally occurring materials, "meta" in Greek meaning "beyond"), and Plasmonics & Nanophotonics (optical interactions with nanostructures and nanomaterials) open new opportunities for controlling electromagnetics waves in the sub-wavelength regime. Study and application of these interactions involve various scientific disciplines, i.e. engineering, physics, chemistry, material science, biology, medicine, information technology, energy, and communications.
META®, the International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics features, every year, the latest developments in the area of photonics, nanomaterials and advanced electromagnetic materials. Initiated in 2002 as a NATO Advanced Research Workshop, when many of the current topical research areas on metamaterials and plasmonics began to emerge, META quickly became a major event for the community.
META provides a unique forum for scientists, students, and postdoctoral fellows to exchange ideas on the current state-of-the-art in the field of metamaterials and nanophotonics, on new concepts and ideas, and to identify new research directions. The meeting addresses a range of topics including but not limited to: Machine learning for metamaterials and metasurfaces, topological photonics and plasmonics, photonic crystals and cavities, sustainable materials for photonics, photochemistry, quantum photonics, nanobiophotonics, near-field optics and nano-optics, biomedical imaging and therapy, acoustic metamaterials, nanofabrication technologies, advances in theoretical methods, etc.
The conference program typically features an excursion and a banquet.
Following a now well-established tradition, META takes place every year in unique locations around the world.
Previous META conferences
|2022||Said Zouhdi||Torremolinos, Spain|
|2021||Dorota Pawlak, Andrzej Kudelski, Said Zouhdi||Warsaw, Poland|
|2019||Antonio Topa, Said Zouhdi||Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal|
|2018||Said Zouhdi||Mediterranean Cruise|
|2017||Junsuk Rho, Hakjoo Lee, Said Zouhdi||Incheon, Korea|
|2016||Manuel Nieto-Vesperinas, Said Zouhdi||Torremolinos, Spain|
|2015||Vinod Menon, Said Zouhdi||New York, USA|
|2014||Nikolay Zheludev, Jing Hua Teng, Said Zouhdi||Singapore|
|2013||Hamid M. K. Al-Naimiy, Said Zouhdi||Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|2012||Xavier Begaud, Said Zouhdi||Paris, France|
|2010||Hadia Elhennawy, Said Zouhdi||Cairo, Egypt|
|2008||Alexey Vinogradov, Said Zouhdi||Marrakesh, Morocco|
|2002||Said Zouhdi||Marrakesh, Morocco|