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 S.EL05—Scalable Photonic Material Platforms—Applications and Manufacturing Advances

Scalable photonic platforms have rapidly emerged as a new research frontier, with advances in scalable manufacturing and patterning technologies meeting emerging technological requirements and opportunities for large-area optical nanostructures and metamaterials in information, energy technologies, displays and imaging. This symposium seeks to synthesize both the utilization of photonic structures, plasmonic systems and metamaterials for large-area applications, and the development of new methods of producing photonic structures over large areas.

From bottom-up assembly to nanoimprint lithography and 3D printing, a broad range of approaches have recently sought to produce high-fidelity optical nano- and micro-structures over large areas. Challenges however remain in balancing both the need for low-cost fabrication over large areas with particular performance targets, especially when targeting visible wavelengths.

At the same time, there has been considerable excitement about applications for photonic technologies in information processing, energy, aerospace, imaging and displays that are inherently large-area and large-scale in nature. For example, the utilization of optical nanostructures to enable new capabilities in energy applications including solar and thermal radiation absorption and emission must interact with broadband electromagnetic fields, but also be scalable for future deployment. Similar challenges and opportunities have sparked considerable recent progress in wafer-scale photonics for integrated photonics and quantum computing, as well as large-area metasurfaces and metamaterials for imaging and display applications.

This symposium will highlight advances in applications enabled by photonic materials, metamaterials, metasurfaces and related structured materials that will need to be deployed over large scales, as well as progress in the manufacturing approaches that will make such deployments possible.

Topics will include:

  • Scalable manufacturing for photonics
  • Large-area energy applications: PV & Beyond
  • Wearable photonic materials
  • Optical nanostructure fabrication: bottom-up vs. top-down
  • Large-area metasurfaces & metamaterials
  • On-chip photonics
  • 2D materials at scale
  • Photonic & thin-film coatings
  • Scalable materials for plasmonics and metamaterials
  • Topological & Non-Hermitian Photonics
  • Near-field and Far-Field Radiative Heat Transfer
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Alexandra Boltasseva (Purdue University, USA)
  • Paul Braun (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Federico Capasso (Harvard University, USA)
  • Shanying Cui (HRL Laboratories LLC, USA)
  • Jennifer Dionne (Stanford University, USA)
  • Michael Filler (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Hernan Miguez (Spanish National Research Council, Spain)
  • Teri Odom (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Junsuk Rho (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Rebecca Saive (University of Twente, Netherlands)
  • Christopher Spadaccini (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA)
  • Barbara Stadlober (JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria)
  • Marc Verschuuren (Philips Research, Netherlands)
  • Wei Wu (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Yuan Yang (Columbia University, USA)
  • Jia Zhu (Nanjing University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Aaswath Raman
University of California, Los Angeles
Materials Science and Engineering
6036304996, aaswath@ucla.edu

Vivian Ferry
University of Minnesota
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
612-625-7522, veferry@umn.edu

Mark Knight
Northrop Grumman Corporation

Giulia Tagliabue
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Head of Laboratory of Nanoscience for Energy Technologies (LNET)