META 2019, the 10th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics

Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

July 23, 2019 – July 26, 2019

META 2020 will be announced very soon!

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Welcome to META 2019!

Be a part of META'19, the world’s leading conference on nanophotonics and metamaterials, and take the opportunity to present your recent results, and meet and network with world renowned experts. The program will facilitate discussions on various current hot topics such as metasurfaces & metadevices, topological effects in optics, two-dimensional materials, light-matter interaction in nanocavities, plasmonic circuits, thermal engineering, quantum photonic systems, etc. Featuring several plenary, keynote and invited speakers, the program will provide insights into the latest trends and strategies actionable to deal with the practical challenges faced by the community.



Said Zouhdi
META General Chair

Paris-Sud University, France

Antonio Topa
META'19 General Co-Chair

Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal


Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon

Year after year, META becomes a MUST ATTEND Event

Videos from past META conferences

META 2018: Western Mediteranean Cruise

Metaoptics in the visible (Plenary Lecture)

Federico Capasso, Harvard University, USA

Active Quantum Nanoplasmonics: From Single Molecule Strong Coupling to Stopped-Light QED and Lasing (Plenary Lecture)

Ortwin Hess, Imperial College London, UK

Tip-enhanced Raman scattering microscopy: plasmonic molecular imaging beyond the limits (Plenary Lecture)

Satoshi Kawata, Osaka University, Japan

Parity-Time-Symmetric Optics, extraordinary momentum and spin in evanescent waves, and the quantum spin Hall effect of light (Plenary Lecture)

Franco Nori, RIKEN, Japan & University of Michigan, USA

Optical Antennas; Spontaneous Emission Faster Than Stimulated Emission (Plenary Lecture)

Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley, USA

Parity-time Symmetry Breaking Lasing and Anti-Lasing (Plenary Lecture)

Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley, USA

Metamaterials, anapoles and flying donuts (Plenary Lecture)

Nikolay Zheludev, University of Southampton, UK & NTU, Singapore

Breaking reciprocity and time-reversal symmetry with metamaterials (Plenary Lecture)

Andrea Alù, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Photonic design of nanoscale energy converters (Plenary Lecture)

Harry Atwater, California Institute of Technology, USA

Near-Zero Photonics (Plenary Lecture)

Nader Engheta, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Transformation optics, surface plasmons, and metasurfaces (Plenary Lecture)

Sir John Pendry, Imperial College London, UK

Non-Hermitian photonics: PT symmetry and beyond (Plenary Lecture)

David R. Smith, Duke University, USA

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META'14 in Singapore!


The next edition of META will be organized in Singapore, from 20 to 23 May, 2014.


Posted: 2013-06-12

Important notice: accommodation


There are a limited number of rooms left in the hotels proposed by the symposium, please make your reservation as early as possible. No other hotels will be added, you will be responsible for making your own hotel reservations and arrangements. Thank you.

See Accommodation section for further details.

Posted: 2013-02-04

Preliminary Program


The preliminary program has been completed, and can be viewed online here .

Posted: 2013-01-31

Register now!

Registration is now open, with early bird discounts in effect through 8 February 2013.  For more information, please visit the registration section.
Posted: 2012-12-08

AES 2013, the 2nd Advanced Electromagnetics Symposium


META'13, will be organized in conjunction with AES 2013, the 2nd Advanced Electromagnetics Symposium, 19-22 March, Sharjah-Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Website:

A registered participant to one of the events can attend both manifestations META'13 and AES 2013. One registration covers up to 2 papers (it could be one in META and one in AES). For authors who are presenting more than two papers an additional registration fee must be paid.

Posted: 2012-09-27
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