2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

In March of this year, MRS leadership made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix for the safety and well-being our members, attendees, staff and the materials community, and to reschedule as much of the program as possible into a special 2020 Joint MRS Spring and Fall Meeting.

This one-time-only joint event will take place in Boston, from Saturday, November 28 through Friday, December 4—expanding by one day to provide programming capacity. The program flow for each symposium is under development and will be announced in early July.

Symposium EL03—Novel Approaches and Material Platforms for Enhanced Light–Matter Interaction, Plasmonics and Metasurfaces

The plasmon, which is a coherent collective oscillation of electrons relative to a crystalline lattice, leads to a diverse range of phenomena such as tunable optical resonances, intense near-fields, hot electron generation, plasmonic heating, refractive index sensitivity, and photocatalytic activity. With these remarkable properties acting as a foundation, the field of plasmonics has rapidly evolved, first giving rise to fundamental research that then translated into widespread application. The field is now at stage where the needs of applications are often the driving force for the materials research being carried out. This symposium, therefore, aims to bring together a diverse community of researchers who are advancing the field of plasmonics through synthesis, nanofabrication, and application where the greater goal is to provide an understanding of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Topics will include:

  • Advances in the colloidal synthesis of plasmonic nanostructures
  • Patterned and self-assembled plasmonic surfaces
  • Plasmonic nanocomposites and hybrid nanostructures
  • Refractory plasmonics, and sinter-resistant plasmonic catalysts
  • Plasmonic photocatalysts – synthesis, performance, and understanding
  • Plasmonic sensors – chemical, biological, and optical
  • Plasmonics in environmental remediation
  • Plasmonic solar cells
  • Plasmonics for drug delivery and pharmaceutical applications
  • Magnetic recording using plasmonic antennas
  • Emerging applications in plasmonics
  • Photonics with two-dimensional materials: graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides and beyond
  • Nitrides, oxides, highly doped semiconductors, and noble metal alloys
  • Ultrafast and nonlinear effects in hybrid materials and devices
  • Mid-infrared and terahertz applications: imaging, sensing, and communications
  • UV plasmonics for fluorescence enhancement and light generation

Invited Speakers:

  • Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Thomas Beechem (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
  • Jingyi Chen (University of Arkansas, USA)
  • Nader Engheta (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Vivian Ferry (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Stavroula Foteinopoulou (The University of New Mexico, USA)
  • Felix Gwo (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)
  • Naomi Halas (Rice University, USA)
  • Cherie Kagan (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Nicholas Kotov (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Stephan Link (Rice University, USA)
  • Yu-Jung Lu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Owen Miller (Yale University, USA)
  • Yogendra Kumar Mishra (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
  • Zhihong Nie (Fudan University, China)
  • Natalia Noginova (Norfolk State University, USA)
  • Dong Qin (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Junsuk Rho (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Maxim Sukharev (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Yugang Sun (Temple University, USA)
  • Hui Wang (University of South Carolina, USA)
  • W. David Wei (University of Florida, USA)
  • Nianqiang (Nick) Wu (West Virginia University, USA)
  • Xiaohu Xia (University of Central Florida, USA)
  • Younan Xia (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Can Xue (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Yuanmu Yang (Tsinghua University, China)
  • Yadong Yin (University of California, Riverside, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Svetlana Neretina
University of Notre Dame
Departments of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
+1 574.631.6127, sneretina@nd.edu

Viktoriia Babicheva
The University of New Mexico
Electrical and Computer Engineering
765.714.3768, baviev@gmail.com

Howard (Ho Wai) Lee
Baylor University
Department of Physics
254.710.2277, Howard_Lee@Baylor.edu

Pier Carlo Ricci
Universitá di Cagliari
Department of Physics
+39-070675-4821, carlo.ricci@dsf.unica.it