META 2019 will feature several technical tutorials instructed by world-leading experts on various topics of interest to the META community. Tutorials are intended to provide a high quality learning experience to conference attendees.


Prof. Ishwar Aggarwal
UNC Charlotte, USA


The tutorials are part of the conference technical program, and are free of charge to the conference attendees.

Who Should Attend?

The tutorials will address an audience with a varied range of interests and backgrounds: beginners, students, researchers, lecturers and representatives of companies, governments and funding agencies who wish to learn new concepts and technologies.


July 23-26, 2019.


Tutorials will be held at the Instituto Superior Técnico - Lisbon (conference venue). 

Tutorials & Instructors


Tutorial 1: Flat optics

Prof. Federico Capasso, Harvard University, USA

Tutorial length: 1 hour

Description: This tutorial focuses on how metasurfaces enable the redesign of optical components into novel thin and planar diffractive optical elements, that overcome the limitations of Fresnel and refractive optics, promising a major reduction in footprint and system complexity as well as the introduction of new optical functions. The planarity of flat optics will lead to the unification of semiconductor manufacturing and lens making, where the planar technology to manufacture computer chips will be adapted to produce CMOS-compatible metasurface-based optical components, ranging from metalenses to novel multifunctional phase plates.



Tutorial 2:

Prof. Nader EnghetaUniversity of Pennsylvania, USA

Tutorial length: 1 hour



Tutorial 3:

Prof. Michael Fiddy, DARPA, USA

Tutorial length: 1 hour



Tutorial 4: Writing and submitting your papers: Dos and Don’ts

Dr. Rachel Won, Nature Photonics, UK

Tutorial length: 1 hour



Tutorial 5:

Prof. Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley, USA

Tutorial length: 1 hour





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