What is META?

The International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics (META) features every year the latest developments in the area of Nanophotonic, Metamaterials and related topics.

The conference program consists of plenary lectures, keynote talks, special sessions of invited talks, general sessions and high-profile poster sessions that typically cover a broad range of exciting physics, such as metamaterials and negative index materials, metatronics and graphene metamaterials, plasmonics and nanophotonics, plasmon-enhanced photovoltaics, photonic and plasmonic crystals and cavities, materials for photonics (Graphene, MoS2, WS2, etc), quantum photonics, nanobiophotonics, structured light, near-field optics and nano-optics, transformational electromagnetics and cloaking, acoustic metamaterials, optomechanics, nanofabrication technologies, etc.

The conference program typically features an excursion program and a banquet.

The origin of the conference dates back to 2002 as a NATO Advanced Research Workshop at a time when many of the current topical research areas began to emerge from the field of complex electromagnetic materials.

Following a now well-established tradition META takes place every year in unique locations around the world.

Previous META conferences:




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 Sharjah-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