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. Guillermo Acuna, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  2. Tao Ding, Wuhan University, China
  3. Wolfgang Fritzsche, Leibniz-IPHT, Jena, Germany
  4. Holger Lange, Universität Hamburg, Germany
  5. Gaetan Leveque, University of Lille, France
  6. Shunsuke Murai, University of Kyoto, Japan
  7. Hiromi Okamoto, Center for Mesoscopic Sciences, Japan
  8. Kyoungweon Park, UES, Inc., USA
  9. Mona Treguer Delapierre, ICMCB - University of Bordeaux, France
  10. Joseph G. Tischler, University of Oklahoma, USA
  11. Gary Wiederrecht, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  12. Nick Wu, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
  13. Tao Xu, Shanghai University, China
  14. Peng Yu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Symposium II: New trends in nanophotonics and advanced materials

Symposium Co-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. Trevon Badloe, POSTECH, Korea
  2. Qin Chen, Jinan University, China
  3. Yong-Hoon Cho, KAIST, Korea
  4. Johannes Dickmann, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
  5. Abdulhakem Elezzabi, Univeristy of Alberta, Canada
  6. Chase T. Ellis, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  7. Marian Florescu, University of Surrey, UK
  8. Han Htoon, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  9. Joel Kuttruff, Universität Konstanz, Germany
  10. Jongwon Lee, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  11. Jiafang Li, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  12. Lianlin Li, Peking University, China
  13. Hong Liu, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore
  14. Moritz Merklein, University of Sydney, Austraila
  15. Yuto Moritake, Tokyo Tech, Japan
  16. Jong Ok, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea
  17. Taiichi Otsuji, Tohoku University, Japan
  18. Ekmel Ozbay, Bilkent University, Turkey
  19. Meng-Xin Ren, Nankai University, China
  20. Ann Roberts, University of Melbourne, Australia
  21. Tigran Shahbazyan, Jackson State University, USA
  22. Dmitry Solnyshkov, Institut Pascal, France
  23. Yuusuke Takashima, Tokushima University, Japan
  24. Takasumi Tanabe, Keio University, Japan
  25. Shuming Wang, Nanjing University, China
  26. Taka-aki Yano, Tokushima University, Japan
  27. Winnie Ye, Carleton University, Canada
  28. Jianfeng Zang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  29. Cheng Zhang, HUST, China
  30. Dai Zhang, University of Tuebingen, Germany
  31. Yong Zhang, Nanjing University, China

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

Symposium Co-Chairs

Lee Lee Lee

Howard Lee
University of California, Irvine

Pin Chieh Wu
National Cheng Kung University

Qinghua Song
Tsinghua University

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. Hyeyoung Ahn, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  2. Pierre Berini, University of Ottawa, Canada
  3. Wenshan Cai, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  4. Debashis Chanda, University of Central Florida, USA
  5. Wen-Hui Cheng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  6. Fei Ding, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
  7. Jesse Frantz, Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  8. Patrice Genevet, Colorado School of Mines, USA
  9. Shangjr Felix Gwo, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan
  10. Juejun Hu, MIT, USA
  11. Min Seok Jang, KAIST, Korea
  12. Laura Kim, UCLA, USA
  13. Nathaniel Kinsey, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
  14. Mark Lawrence, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
  15. Dangyuan Lei, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  16. Marina Leite, University of California, Davis, USA
  17. Tao Li, Nanjing University, China
  18. Ying Li, Zhejiang University, China
  19. Zhaowei Liu, University of California San Diego, USA
  20. Yu-Jung Lu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  21. Guancong Ma, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  22. Arka Majumdar, University of Washington, USA
  23. Gururaj Naik, Rice University, USA
  24. Roberto Paiella, Boston University, USA
  25. Ruwen Peng, Nanjing University, China
  26. Aaswath Raman, University of California Los Angeles, USA
  27. Haoran Ren, Monash University, Australia
  28. Vladimir Shalaev, Purdue University, USA
  29. Maxim Shcherbakov, UC Irvine, USA
  30. Jingbo Sun, Tsinghua University, China
  31. Takuo Tanaka, RIKEN, Japan
  32. Ming-Lun Tseng, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  33. Benjamin Vest, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, France
  34. Qijie Wang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  35. Yuanmu Yang, Tsinghua University, China
  36. 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 electromagnetic fields;
  7. Magnetoelectric meta-atoms and magnetoelectric fields;
  8. Chiral exceptional points;
  9. Chiral excitons;
  10. Magnetoelectric effect and axion electrodynamics.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Yutaka Akagi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  2. Evangelos Almpanis, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Greece
  3. Antonio Ambrosio, CNST@POLIMI - Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
  4. Steven Anlage, University of Maryland, USA
  5. David Ayuso, Max-Born-Institut, Germany
  6. Benfeng Bai, Tsinghua University, China
  7. Peter Banzer, University of Graz, Austria
  8. Gerrit Bauer (Keynote Speaker), Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands & Tohoku University, Japan
  9. Alessandro Belardini, Sapienza University di Roma, Italy
  10. Jamal Berakdar, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  11. Lei Bi, Univ. Electronic Sci. and Technol. of China, China
  12. Konstantin Bliokh (Keynote Speaker), RIKEN, Japan
  13. Eyal Buks, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
  14. Che Ting Chan, Hong Kong Univ. Sci. & Technol., China
  15. Alexander Cerjan, Sandia National Laboratories, USA
  16. Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  17. Iago Diez, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  18. Lingyuan Gao, University of Arkansas, USA
  19. Jacob Gayles, University of South Florida, USA
  20. Yuri Gorodetski, Ariel University, Israel
  21. Alexander Govorov, Ohio University, USA
  22. Tomoki Hirosawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
  23. Hajime Ishihara, Osaka University, Japan
  24. Hiroaki Ishizuka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  25. Qingdong Jiang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  26. Maria Kafesaki, University of Crete, Greece
  27. Terunori Kaihara, CIC nanoGUNE, Basque Alliance for R&D, Spain
  28. Eugene Kamenetskii, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  29. Yusuke Kato, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  30. Se Kwon Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  31. Jun-ichiro Kishine, The Open University of Japan, Japan
  32. Hiroaki Kusunose, Meiji University, Japan
  33. Philippe Lalanne, Institut d'Optique d'Aquitaine - CNRS, France
  34. Tiefu Li, Tsinghua University, China
  35. Konstantinos Makris, University of Crete, Greece
  36. Gil Markovich, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  37. Mamoru Matsuo, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences - Beijing, China
  38. Masahito Mochizuki, Waseda University, Japan
  39. Yuriy Mokrousov, Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI-1) Forschungszentrum Juelich, Germany
  40. Gabriel Molina-Terriza, Donostia International Physics Center, Spain
  41. Alexander Mook, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
  42. Shuichi Murakami, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  43. Ki Tae Nam, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
  44. Branislav Nikolic, University of Delaware, USA
  45. Feodor Ogrin, University of Exeter, UK
  46. Yoshihiro Okamura, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  47. Takashige Omatsu, Chiba University, Japan
  48. Yasutomo Ota, Keio University, Japan
  49. Tomoki Ozawa, Tohoku University, Japan
  50. Oleksandr Pylypovskyi, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V., Germany
  51. Björn Reinhard, Boston University, USA
  52. Masahiro Sato, Chiba University, Japan
  53. Christian Schäfer, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  54. Akihiko Sekine, Fujitsu Research, Fujitsu Ltd, Japan
  55. Behrooz Semnani, University of Waterloo, Canada
  56. Oleksandr Serha, TU Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  57. Amos Sharoni, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  58. Alexandros Spiliotis, Westlake University, China
  59. Michael Tobar, University of Western Australia, Australia
  60. Yoshihiko Togawa, Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan
  61. Xiangrong Wang, Hong Kong Univ. Sci. & Technol., China
  62. Zuojia Wang, Zhejiang University, China
  63. Kam Sing Wong, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
  64. Pin Chieh Wu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
  65. Hiroshi Yamamoto, Institute for Molecular Science, Japan
  66. Peng Yan, Univ. of Electronic Sci. and Technol. of China, China
  67. Youichi Yanase, Kyoto University, Japan
  68. Takehito Yokoyama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  69. Jiadong Zang, University of New Hampshire, USA
  70. Anatoly Zayats (Keynote Speaker), King's College London,UK
  71. Yan Zhou, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  72. Uli Zuelicke, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Symposium V: Phononics and acoustic metamaterials

Symposium Chair


Marco Miniaci

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. Jouni Ahopelto, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland
  2. Gaurav Bahl, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  3. Davide Bigoni, University of Trento, Italy
  4. Federico Bosia, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  5. Johan Christensen, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  6. Barahm Djafari-Rouhani, Université de Lille 1, France
  7. Stefan Enoch, Institut Fresnel - CNRS, France
  8. Antonio Gliozzi, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  9. Zardo Ilaria, University of Basel, Switzerland
  10. Yoon Young Kim, Seoul National University, Korea
  11. Svetlana Kuznetsova, IEMN, France
  12. Bing Li, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China