Symposium SF03—New Frontiers in the Design, Fabrication and Application of Metamaterials
Metamaterials are artificial composite materials that enable exotic properties not easily obtainable or unavailable in nature through structural designs. The concept of metamaterials was successfully developed in electromagnetics and optics, and rapidly expanded to other fields including mechanics, acoustics, and thermodynamics. Most recently, quantum metamaterials and topological metamaterials have been demonstrated, which allow us to explore intriguing phenomena beyond the classical regime. The further development of metamaterials requires collective effort in many aspects, ranging from the fundamental physics, to new design approaches, novel fabrication techniques and practical applications. This symposium aims at bringing together researchers with diverse background from physics, materials science, engineering and manufacturing, to share recent breakthroughs in metamaterials across different disciplines, identify critical issues, and exchange ideas for future directions.