Special Symposia

Symposium I: Hybrid Nanomaterials and Metastructures for Photonics, Sensing and Energy

Symposium Co-Chairs

Jérôme Plain
Technological University of Troyes


Alexander Govorov
Ohio University, USA

University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Davy Gérard
Technological University of Troyes

Pedro Hernandez Martinez 
Nanyang Technological University

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. Pierre Michel Adam, University of Technology of Troyes, France
  2. Roberto Caputo, University of Calabria, Italy
  3. Miguel A. Correa-Duarte (Keynote Speaker), University of Vigo, Spain
  4. Stephen Gray, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  5. Yurii Gun'ko, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  6. Gary Wiederrecht, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Symposium II: New trends in nanophotonics and advanced materials

Symposium Chairs


Junsuk Rho

Hakjoo Lee
CAMM, Korea

Namkyoo Park
Seoul National University

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.

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

Symposium Co-Chairs

Howard Lee
Baylor University and Texas A&M


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;
  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 metasurfaces;
  7. Metasurfaces for advanced optical imaging;
  8. New applications of metasurfaces.

Symposium IV: Chirality, magnetism, and magnetoelectricity: Separate phenomena and joint effects in metamaterial structures

Symposium Co-Chairs

Eugene Kamenetskii
Ben Gurion University of the Negev


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 EM fields;
  7. Magnetoelectric structures and magnetoelectric fields.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  1. Peter Banzer, Max Planck Inst. Science of Light, Germany
  2. Gerrit Bauer, Tohoku University, Japan
  3. Jamal Berakdar, Martin-Luther Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  4. Vladimir Drachev, Skolkovo Inst. Science Technology, Russia
  5. Yuri Gorodetski, Ariel University, Israel
  6. Alexander Govorov (Keynote Speaker), Ohio University, USA
  7. Hajime Ishihara, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan
  8. Pedro Landeros, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile
  9. Masahito Mochizuki, Waseda University, Japan
  10. Yuriy Mokrousov, Institute for Advanced Simulation (IAS-1), Germany
  11. Shuichi Murakami, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  12. Alessandro Pitanti, NEST - Istituto Nanoscienze, Italy
  13. Björn Reinhard, Boston University, USA
  14. Nir Rotenberg, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  15. Masahiro Sato, Ibaraki University, Japan
  16. Kei Sawada, RIKEN SPring-8 Center, Japan
  17. Yoichi Yanase, Kyoto University, Japan
  18. Xiang Rong Wang , Hong Kong Univ. Sci. & Technol., China
  19. Peng Yan, Univ. of Electronic Sci. and Technol. of China, China
  20. Yan Zhou, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China





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