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Symposium EQ08-New Frontiers in the Design, Fabrication and Applications of Metamaterials and Metasurfaces

Metamaterials and metasurfaces are artificial composite materials (3D) and surfaces (2D) that through structural design enable exotic properties not easily obtainable or unavailable in nature. Metamaterials have achieved remarkable progress in the optical region by using 2D and 3D nanostructures, and the concept has been 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 fundamental physics to new design approaches, novel fabrication techniques, and practical applications. This symposium aims at bringing together researchers with diverse backgrounds 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.

Topics will include:

  • Nonreciprocal and non-Hermitian photonic metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • Topological, quantum and dielectric metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • Multi-functional metamaterials and metasurfaces with desired optical, mechanical, thermal and acoustic properties
  • Machine learning, deep learning, and other optimization methods for metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • Design of metamaterials and metasurfaces across different scales
  • Atomically-thin metasurfaces using 2D materials
  • Scalable fabrication and borrom-up fabrication of metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • Additive and subtractive manufacturing of metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • Active and tunable metamateruals and metasurfaces
  • Super-resolution imaging and biomedical diagnostics and sensing applications
  • Structural colors, holography, and anticounterfeiting
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Andrea Alu (The City University of New York, USA)
  • Che TIng Chan (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
  • Debashis Chanda (University of Central Florida, USA)
  • Xianzhong Chen (Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom)
  • Harald Giessen (Universität Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Su-Hyun Gong (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
  • Lingling Huang (Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
  • Seong Chan Jun (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
  • Cherie Kagan (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Yuri Kivshar (The Australian National University, Australia)
  • Arseiny Kuznetsov (Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore)
  • Byoungho Lee (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Howard Lee (University of California, Irvine, USA)
  • Guixin Li (Southern University of Science and Technology, China)
  • Jensen Li (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong)
  • Yongmin Liu (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Bumki Min (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Ki Tae Nam (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
  • Cheng-Wei Qiu (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Ranjan Singh (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Takuo Tanaka (RIKEN, Japan)
  • Din Ping Tsai (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)
  • Jason Valentine (Vanderbilt University, USA)
  • Jinkyu Yang (University of Washington, USA)
  • Lan Yang (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
  • Shuang Zhang (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom)
  • Yuebing Zheng (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Junsuk Rho
Pohang University of Science and Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering
Republic of Korea

Whensan Cai
Georgia Institute of Technology
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Joel Yang
Singapore University of Technology and Design

Thomas Zentgraf
Universität Paderborn
Department of Physics

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