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 platform for scientists, students and postdoctoral fellows to share their knowledge and explore new ideas in the field of metamaterials and nanophotonics. The conference covers a wide range of topics such as machine learning for metamaterials, topological photonics, sustainable materials, quantum photonics, nanobiophotonics and more. The conference program typically includes an excursion and a banquet. It is a unique opportunity for participants to learn about the latest advancements in the field, identify new research directions and network with other professionals.
Following a now well-established tradition, META takes place every year in unique locations around the world.
Previous META conferences
|2023||Philippe Lalanne, Said Zouhdi||Paris, France|
|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|