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.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Pierre-Michel Adam, Technological University of Troyes, France
  2. Oscar Ávalos-Ovando, Ohio University, USA
  3. Lucas Besteiro, CINBIO - Universidade de Vigo, Spain
  4. Miguel Comesana-Hermo, ITODYS-CNRS, Université de Paris, France
  5. Miguel A. Correa-Duarte, CINBIO - Universidade de Vigo, Spain
  6. Emiliano Cortès, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  7. Aurélien Cuche, CEMES-CNRS, France
  8. Alberto Curto, Ghent University and IMEC, Belgium
  9. Michele Guizzardi, Dipartimento di Fisica - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  10. Yurii Gun'ko, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  11. Alina Karabchevsky, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  12. Zee Hwan Kim, Seoul National University, Korea
  13. Ilko Bald, University of Potsdam, Germany
  14. Rachel Grange, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  15. Mikko Huttunen, Tampere University, Finland
  16. Ilka Kriegel, Dipartimento di Fisica - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  17. Eric Le Moal, ISMO, Université Paris-Saclay, France
  18. Emmanuel Lhuillier, INSP, Sorbonne-Université, France
  19. Alberto Naldoni, University of Turin, Italy
  20. Hiromi Okamoto, Institute for Molecular Science, Center for Mesoscopic Sciences, Japan
  21. Lucas Razzari, INRS, Canada
  22. Francesco Scotognella, Dipartimento di Fisica - Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  23. Ventsislav Valev, University of Bath, United Kingdom
  24. Gary Wiederrecht (Keynote Speaker), Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Symposium II: New trends in nanophotonics and advanced materials

Symposium Chairs

Rho Hakjoo Park Rho

Junsuk Rho

Hakjoo Lee
CAMM, Korea

Namkyoo Park
Seoul National University, Korea

Seong Ok Han
Korea Institute of Energy Research, 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. Amit Agrawal, NIST, USA
  2. Trevon Badloe, POSTECH, Korea
  3. Daniele Bajoni, Università of Pavia, Italy
  4. Jun Hee Choi, Samsung, Korea
  5. Thomas Christensen, MIT, USA
  6. Cristian Ciracì, Instituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Italy
  7. Vassili Fedotov, University of Southampton, UK
  8. Han Htoon, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  9. Zubin Jacob, Purdue University, USA
  10. Iam-Choon Khoo, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  11. Ivan Latella, University of Barcelona, Spain
  12. Marina S. Leite, University of California - Davis, USA
  13. Tao Li, Nanjing University, China
  14. Moritz Merklein, University of Sydney, Austraila
  15. Khaled Mnaymneh, National Research Council, Canada
  16. Nam-Gyu Park, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
  17. Alexander Petrov, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
  18. Carsten Ronning, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität (FSU) Jena, Germany
  19. Alvar Sanchez, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
  20. Tigran Shahbazyan, Jackson State University, USA
  21. Dmitry Solnyshkov, Institut Pascal, France
  22. Takasumi Tanabe, Keio University, Japan
  23. Koichiro Tanaka, Kyoto University, Japan
  24. Andrea Toma, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
  25. Alessandro Tredicucci, Università di Pisa, Italy
  26. Thierry Verbiest, KU Leuven, Belgium
  27. Qing-Hua Xu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  28. Jae Su Yu, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  29. Yong Zhang, Nanjing University, China

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

Symposium Chair

Lee Lee

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 and topological photonics;
  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 nanophotonics and metasurfaces;
  7. Metasurfaces for advanced optical imaging and bio-sensing;
  8. New applications of metasurfaces;
  9. Large scale metasurfaces and advanced device applications.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Harry Atwater (Keynote Speaker), Caltech, USA
  2. Hyeyoung Ahn, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  3. Viktoriia Babicheva, University of New Mexico, USA
  4. Pierre Berini, University of Ottawa, Canada
  5. Debashis Chanda, University of Central Florida, USA
  6. Wen-Hui Cheng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  7. Eyal Feigenbaum, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
  8. Shangjr Felix Gwo, National Tsing-Hua University - Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  9. Patrice Genevet, Centre de Recherche sur l'Hétéro-épitaxie et ses Applications, France
  10. Min Seok Jang, KAIST, Korea
  11. Zhaowei Liu, University of California San Diego, USA
  12. Yu-Jung Lu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  13. Arka Majumdar, University of Washington, USA
  14. Andrea Marini, University of L'Aquila, Italy
  15. Jeremy Munday, University of California Davis, USA
  16. Guru Naik, Rice University, USA
  17. Junsuk Rho, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
  18. Markus Schmidt, University of Jena, Germany
  19. Gennadiy Shvets, Cornell University, USA
  20. Georgia Theano Papadakis, ICFO, Spain
  21. Qijie Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  22. Yuanmu Yang, Tsinghua University, China
  23. Thomas Zentgraf, Paderborn University, USA
  24. Yang Zhao, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

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. Antonio Ambrosio, CNST@POLIMI - Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
  3. David Ayuso, Max-Born-Institut, Berlin, Germany
  4. Peter Banzer, University of Graz, Austria
  5. Alessandro Belardini, Sapienza University di Roma, Italy
  6. Jamal Berakdar, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  7. Lei Bi, Univ. Electronic Sci. and Technol. of China, China
  8. Alexander Cerjan, Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, USA
  9. Che Ting Chan, The Kong Univ. Sci. & Technology, China
  10. Akito Daido, Kyoto University, Japan
  11. Maxim Durach, Georgia Southern University, USA
  12. Jonas Fransson, Uppsala University, Sweden
  13. Yuri Gorodetski, Ariel University, Israel
  14. Alexander Govorov, Ohio University, USA
  15. Piotr Graczyk, Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Acad. Sci., Poznan, Poland
  16. Tomoki Hirosawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
  17. Simon Horsley, University of Exeter, UK
  18. Hajime Ishihara, Osaka University, Japan
  19. Hiroaki Ishizuka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  20. Maria Kafesaki, University of Crete, Greece
  21. Jun-ichiro Kishine, The Open University of Japan, Japan
  22. Wakana Kubo, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan
  23. Philippe Lalanne, Institut d'Optique d'Aquitaine - CNRS, France
  24. Hyoung-In Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
  25. Ling Lu, Institute of Physics - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  26. Mamoru Matsuo, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences - Beijing, China
  27. Martin McCall, Imperial College London, UK
  28. Stefan Meskers, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  29. Masahito Mochizuki, Waseda University, Japan
  30. Yuriy Mokrousov, Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI-1) Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
  31. Shuichi Murakami, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  32. Branislav Nikolic, University of Delaware, USA
  33. Feodor Ogrin, University of Exeter, UK
  34. Takashige Omatsu, Chiba University, Japan
  35. Yasutomo Ota, Keio University, Japan
  36. John Pendry (Keynote Speaker), Imperial College London, UK
  37. Oleksandr Pylypovskyi, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V., Germany
  38. Björn Reinhard, Boston University, USA
  39. Masahiro Sato, Ibaraki University, Japan
  40. Kei Sawada, RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Japan
  41. Oleksandr Serha, TU Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  42. Chen Shaohai, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
  43. Yoshito Tanaka, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  44. Gen Tatara, RIKEN, Center for Emergent Matter Science, Japan
  45. Xiangrong Wang (Keynote Speaker), The Hong Kong Univ. Sci. & Technol., China
  46. Peng Yan, Univ. Electronic Sci. and Technol. of China, China
  47. Jiadong Zang, University of New Hampshire, USA
  48. Anatoly Zayats, King's College London, UK

Symposium V: Phononics and acoustic metamaterials

Symposium Chairs


Jensen Groby Miniaci Romero-García Pagneux Jimenez

Jensen Li
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

Jean-Philippe Groby
Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Université du Mans

Marco Miniaci

Vicente Romero-García

Vincent Pagneux

Noé Jiménez

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.