2021 MRS Spring Meeting

Symposium Sessions


  • Broader Impact (BI)
  • Characterization and Modeling (CT)
  • Electronics and Optics (EL)
  • Energy and Sustainability (EN)
  • Nanoscale and Quantum Materials (NM)
  • Soft Materials and Biomaterials (SM)
  • Structural Materials (ST)

Symposium EL05—Advanced Functional, Linear/Nonlinear and Quantum Materials for Metasurfaces, Metamaterials and Nanophotonics

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, novel designs of metasurfaces that refract and focus light have enabled many unique properties and applications. This symposium will cover the fundamental principles and technological applications of metasurfaces and metamaterials, and particularly aim to explore on new tunable/nonlinear/quantum materials, structures, and advanced optical science/functionality of metasurfaces and metamaterials for applications spanning from imaging/display system, bio/chemical sensing, photovoltaics and energy harvesting devices, to quantum information processing, medical devices, communication system, and data storage. The symposium seeks to provide a general overview of recent advances in new design concepts and material platforms, including fabrication techniques, advanced design approaches, and promising applications enabled by the new developments.

Topics will include:

  • Metasurfaces and metamaterials
  • Alternative metasurface and nanophotonic materials
  • Photonics with two-dimensional materials: graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides and beyond
  • Materials with epsilon-near-zero and hyperbolic dispersion properties
  • Tunable nano-photonics, metamaterials, metasurfaces
  • Topological photonic and parity-time symmetric materials
  • Biological and chemical sensing with metasurfaces
  • Quantum nanophotonics and metasurfaces
  • Ultrafast and nonlinear effects in metamaterials
  • Waveguides, devices and systems from metamaterials and nanophotonics
  • Advanced nanophotonic design strategies including machine learning, topological optimizations, and inverse design as well as new simulation methods
  • Novel fabrication techniques for improving plasmonic/metasurface properties
  • Novel imaging technologies with space-multiplexed metasurfaces

Invited Speakers:

  • Gleb Akselrod (Lumotive, USA)
  • Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Victor Brar (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • Mark Brongersma (Stanford University, USA)
  • Natalie de Leon (Princeton University, USA)
  • Jennifer Dionne (Stanford University, USA)
  • Nader Engheta (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Jonathan Fan (Stanford University, USA)
  • Shanhui Fan (Stanford University, USA)
  • Min Gu (RMIT University, Australia)
  • Shangjr Gwo (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Deep Jariwala (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Mikhail Kats (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • Byongho Li (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Xiangping Li (University of Jinan, China)
  • Stefan Maier (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
  • Hiroaki Misawa (Hokkaido University, Japan)
  • Jeremy Munday (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Dragomir Neshev (Australian National University, Australia)
  • Junsuk Rho (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Vladimir Shalaev (Purdue University, USA)
  • Radwanul Hasan Siddique (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Volker Sorger (George Washington University, USA)
  • Mahmooda Sultana (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA)
  • Luke Sweatlock (Northrop Grumman Corporation, USA)
  • Din-Ping Tsai (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
  • Nanfang Yu (Columbia University, USA)
  • Xiang Zhang (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Yang Zhao (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Howard (Ho Wai) Lee
University of California, Irvine
Department of Physics & Astronomy

Artur Davoyan
University of California, Los Angeles
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Junghyun Park
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology
Imaging Device Laboratory
Republic of Korea

Pin-Chieh Wu
National Cheng Kung University
Department of Photonics

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