Symposium SF05-Infrared Materials and Devices for Thermal Radiation Control

This symposium will broadly cover current and emerging infrared photonic materials and devices for thermal applications. A key focus will be on recent advances in fundamentals, new concepts, and technologies of using infrared materials and devices to control radiative photonic transport for various applications. Traditionally, thermal radiation is featured by its broad bandwidth, omnidirectional angular emissive pattern, reciprocity, and heat flux bounded by the blackbody limit. However, recent advances, including infrared materials, thermal metasurfaces and structures, magnetooptical materials, nonequilibrium emission, both for far- and near-field technologies, have provided tremendous opportunities in controlling thermal radiation beyond the traditional regimes. Such controlling abilities represent key enablers in a broad range of applications including thermal management, infrared spectroscopy, optoelectronics, thermal energy conversion, material/surface characterization and information processing. This symposium will highlight recent advances in materials, nanostructures, concepts, devices, and systems that involve thermal photon transport. The goal is to bring together scientists from various disciplines and inspire discussions from different perspectives on infrared materials and devices for fundamental science as well as applications.

Topics will include:

  • Metamaterials for radiative heat transfer
  • Near-field heat transfer and energy conversion
  • Plasmons and phonon-polaritons in the infrared
  • Spectroscopy of infrared materials and nanostructures
  • Coherent thermal emission
  • Photonic refrigeration and energy conversion
  • Radiative cooling and thermal management
  • Thermal circuits and logics
  • Radiative lithography and data processing
  • Fundamentals of radiative properties
  • Electromagnetic theory for thermal radiation control
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Koray Aydin (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Michael Barako (Northrop Grumman, USA)
  • Peter Bermel (Purdue University, USA)
  • Svend-Age Biehs (Oldenburg University, Germany)
  • Joshua Caldwell (Vanderbilt University, USA)
  • Gang Chen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Sheila Edalatpour (University of Maine, USA)
  • Mathieu Francoeur (McGill University, Canada)
  • Jean-Jacques Greffet (Institut d'Optique, France)
  • Zubin Jacob (Purdue University, USA)
  • Alejandro Manjavacas (Spanish National Research Council, Spain)
  • Jeremy Munday (University of California, Davis, USA)
  • Alirezah Nojeh (University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Michelle Povinelli (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Cheng-Wei Qiu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Aaswath Raman (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Pramod Reddy (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Alejandro Rodriguez (Princeton University, USA)
  • Sheng Shen (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Liping Wang (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Yannick De Wilde (École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, France)
  • Zhuomin Zhang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Yi Zheng (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Jia Zhu (Nanjing University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Bo Zhao
University of Houston
Mechanical Engineering
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P-Olivier Chapuis
Institut National Des Sciences Appliquées Lyon
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Philip Hon
Northrop Grumman Corporation
NG Next

Georgia Papadakis
ICFO – Institute of Photonic Sciences

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