• International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics

    METANANO 2018

    17 - 21 September 2018
    Sochi, Russia

    1st Call For Papers (pdf)

General information

METANANO is annual international conference where the latest research in the field of metamaterials, nanophotonics, terahertz radiation and optical engineering is presented. METANANO-2018 will be a hub for the researchers working in the fields of nanoscience, metamaterials, photonics and related topics, providing great opportunity for sharing the results of their research. The conference is organized by the Nanophotonics and Metamaterials Department of the ITMO University and is supported by Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics. The conference will take place in Sochi, the unique city surrounded by Caucasus mountains from one side and by the Black Sea from another.

Proceedings publication

All submitted papers (2-4 pages in length) will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. The reviewers are encouraged to give constructive comments and suggestions to the authors. After the Technical Program Committee will make the decision, the authors will receive the review comments and recommendations. The authors of accepted papers will have a possibility to make updates of their papers based on the review comments and suggestions. The final versions of the Conference Proceedings will be published in IOP Journal of Physics: Conference Series and indexed in Scopus and WOS. The following downloadable packages contain the IOP Conference Proceedings templates together with the License to Publish Agreement and other additional documents you may need. They also contain detailed advice on preparing your paper, including examples showing how to prepare and style references.
Note that for invited, keynote and plenary speakers short abstracts (~250 words) are acceptable, however, we would kindly ask you to use the usual proceedings template provided on the webpage.

Proceedings templates

These are standard AIP templates. Please note that we ask all authors to prepare their article in single-column format only.

Submission of conference papers

Please use Microsoft word or LaTeX templates. Paper length should be 2-4 pages.

Conference Format

All contributions will be reviewed for technical merit and content on the basis of the conference papers submitted by the authors.


All contributions should be presented in English that is the official language of the Conference. No simultaneous translation services will be provided.


  • Plasmonics and Nanophotonics
  • Quantum Photonics
  • Photonic Crystals
  • Bionanophotonics
  • Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering
  • Metasurfaces and their applications
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Physics of Excitons
  • Nanoantennas and Nanocircuits
  • Solar Energy
  • THz Technologies
  • Imaging and Sensing
  • Acoustic and Elastic Metamaterials
  • Microwave and Optical Metamaterials
  • Emerging Applications
  • Medical Applications

Special Sessions

1. Active and nonlinear semiconductor metasurfaces

Organizers: I. Staude & M. Shcherbakov

2. Graphene and 2D Materials

Organizer: V. Volkov

3. Single photon detection, generation and applications

Organizers: A. Akimov & D. Zuev

4. Toroidal response: from meta-atoms to metamaterials

5. MRI and microwave applications of metamaterials

Organizer: S. Glybovski

6. Quantum simulations of materials using ab-initio calculations

Organizer: R. Polozkov

7. Optomechanical manipulation: fundamentals and applications

Organizers: P. Ginzburg & A. Shalin & M. Petrov

8. Bionanotechnology

Organizer: M. Zyuzin

9. Spintronics and spin-dependent phenomena in magnetic solids

Organizers: D. Yudin & O. Eriksson

Plenary speakers

Keynote speakers

Invited speakers

regularly updated

Speaker Talk
Vladimir Anisimov
Institute of Metal Physics
Russian Federation
Strongly correlated materials from ab-initio calculations
Vasily Astratov
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
United States
Label-Free Super-Resolution on the Rise
Victor Balykin
Institute of Spectroscopy
Russian Federation
Planar plasmonic optics: from basic elements to quantum generator
Miguel A. Bandres
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Topological Insulator Laser
Denis Bandurin
The University of Manchester
United Kingdom
Electron hydrodynamics in graphene
Alexey Basharin
National University of Science and Technology (MISiS)
Russian Federation
Transparency effects in Metamaterials: Kerker conditions, anapole excitation, the role of multipoles
Martin Caldarola
Single-molecule optics
Gold nanorods as absolute nanothermometers
Arkady Chipouline
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Russian Federation
Passive and active toroidal structures
Costantino De Angelis
Department of Information Engineering
AlGaAs nanoantennas: harmonic generation and photon management at the nanoscale
Alexandre Dmitriev
Department of Physics
Magnetoplasmonics: magnetic control of light in the nanoscale landscapes
Oleg Egorov
Technische Physik
Ultrafast nonlinear phenomena in polaritonic wires
Daniel Erni
General and Theoretical Electrical Engineering (ATE)
Multi-functional RF coils for ultra-high field MRI based on 1D / 2D electromagnetic metamaterials
Andrey Evlyukhin
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.
Multipole approach for characterization of metasurface optical properties
Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Using symmetry and symmetry breaking in nanophotonic design
Sergej Flach
Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems
Korea, Republic of
Interacting Disordered Discrete Time Quantum Walks
Romain Fleury
Laboratory of Wave Engineering
Non-Hermitian metamaterials for light and sound
Johannes Frueh
Micro/Nano Technology Research Centre
Gold and Silver Nanoparticle Blinking for Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy using Standard Microscope Cameras
Dmitry Gorin
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Russian Federation
Masanobu Iwanaga
National Institute for Materials Science
Recent progress in emittance-controlled optical metasurfaces
Anatoly Kamchatnov
Institute of Spectroscopy Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation
Oblique solitons in atomic and polariton condensates
Alina Karabchevsky
​Electrooptical Engineering Unit and Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology
Novel metamaterials on waveguides
Sebastian Klembt
Technische Physik
Polariton lattices: From photonic simulators to topological effects
Vadim Kovalev
A.V. Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics
Russian Federation
Nonlinear valley Hall transport in two-dimensional Dirac semiconductors
Ray-Kuang Lee
National Tsing Hua University
Taiwan, Province of China
Exploring directional light scattering by means of the phase diagram
Giuseppe Leo
Université Paris Diderot
AlGaAs nonlinear nanophotonics: harmonic generation with grating-assisted and hybrid nanostructures
Xiangping Li
Institute of Photonics Technology
Structured surfaces for structured light and multi-functionalities
Tao Li
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Dispersion engineered optical meta-devices
Stefan Maier
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Dielectric and low-dimensional-materials nanocavities for non-linear nanophotonics and sensing
Alexey Maslov
University of Nizhny Novgorod
Russian Federation
Resonant optical forces in microspherical photonics
University of Oulu
Orbital angular momentum of light for the diagnosis of brain tissues
Yahya Moubarak Meziani
Salamanca University
Asymmetric dual grating gate graphene field effect transistors for detection of terahertz radiations.
Andrey Miroshnichenko
UNSW Canberra
Anapole excitation with dielectric nanoparticles
Andrey Moskalenko
Department of Physics and Center for Applied Photonics
Driven dynamics of electrons interacting with light in graphene nanostructures
Andrey Moskalenko
Department of Physics and Center for Applied Photonics
Tracing pulsed squeezed light in the mid-infrared with subcycle resolution
Alexey Nikitin
Donostia International Physics Center
Near-field optics with Van der Waals materials
Teresa Pellegrino
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Magnetic Nanocrystals of cubic shape and their assemblies to tackle cancer
Ovidio Y. Peña Rodríguez
Instituto de Fusión Nuclear
Tailoring the optical response of plasmonic nanoparticles with femtosecond laser pulses
Alexander Poddubny
Australian National University
Russian Federation
Unidirectional Third Harmonic Generation from Photonic Topological States
Vladimir Popok
Department of Materials and Production
Surface Patterning of Size-Selected Metal Nanoparticles by Cluster Beam Technique
Alexander Popugaev
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
A Technique for Efficient Design of Distributed Circuits for MRI Applications
Mikhail Portnoi
University of Exeter
United Kingdom
Terahertz transitions in carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoribbons
Ronen Rapaport
The Racah Institute of Physics and the Applied Physics Department
Nanophotonics with interacting exciton systems
Junsuk Rho
Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
Korea, Republic of
Recent progress in hyperbolic metamaterials: imaging, light trapping/focusing, negative refraction and active switching
Carsten Rockstuhl
Institute of Theoretical Solid State Physics and Institute of Nanotechnology
Homogenization of metamaterials with strong spatial dispersion
Almas Sadreev
Kirensky Institute of Physics
Russian Federation
Near bound states in the radiation continuum in circular array of dielectric rods
Ivan Savenko
Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems
Korea, Republic of
Designing complex potentials in semiconductor microcavities
Elizaveta Semenova
Technical University of Denmark
Epitaxy of Quantum Dots operating in the 1.55 µm wavelength range for device applications
Frank Setzpfandt
Institute of Applied Physics
Second-Harmonic Generation in Dielectric Metasurfaces
Maxim Shcherbakov
Cornell University
United States
Photonics of time-varying metasurfaces
Timur Shegai
Chalmers University of Technology
Modified excited states dynamics in the localized plasmon – exciton hybrids
Constantin Simovski
Aalto University
Light Trapping In Thin-Fim Solar Cells: Gain in Spite of Defects
Pavel Sorokin
National University of Science and Technology MISiS
Russian Federation
New 2D materials with specific atomic structure and physical properties
Kestutis Staliunas
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Management of light patterns based on local Hilbert transform
Isabelle Staude
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Mie-resonant semiconductor metasurfaces for active, tunable and nonlinear photonics
Mikhail Sumetsky
Aston University
United Kingdom
Ultraprecise nanophotonics at the optical fiber surface
Dmitry Svintsov
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Russian Federation
Active plasmonics in van der Waals heterostructures
Giorgos Tsironis
Department of Physics
Complexity and self-organization in superconducting metamaterials
Alexey Ustinov
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Quantum metamaterials made of superconducting qubit
Nina Voronova
National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)
Russian Federation
Anisotropic superfluidity in organic microcavities
Yi Xu
Department of Electronic Engineering
Exotic optical scattering mediated by toroidal dipole moment in nanoparticles
Alexey Yashchenok
Skoltech Center for Photonics & Quantum Materials
Russian Federation
Layer-by-layer particulate systems as a potential platform for use in theranostics
Lei Zhou
Physics Department
Multifunctional, High-efficiency, Tunable Metasurfaces to Control Electromagnetic Waves

Registration to the conference

You are welcome to submit the Conference Paper by pressing following button. Please use Microsoft word or LaTeX templates. The paper length should be 2-4 pages. Note that Invited, Keynote and Plenary speakers may send a short abstract only (up to 250 words).

The Conference organizers will provide a few grants for students and researchers. The Conference registration fees will be waived for grant recipients. The grantee selection will be based on the scientific merits of the applicant's submitted paper(s). To apply for the grant, it is necessary to upload his/her CV by June 15th, 2018. Notifications will be sent by June 25th, 2018. The grant cover/endorsement letter should contain a brief justification of your needs of the financial support. Grantees will be required to declare in written how their grant will be used.

Please check the Important deadlines in order to be on time with your abstract submission.

Registration fee

Type Early
(till 30th June 2018)
(from 1st July 2018)
Regular 28 000 RUB (≈400 EUR) 35 000 RUB (≈500 EUR)
Student 20 000 RUB (≈280 EUR) 28 000 RUB (≈400 EUR)

Conference proceedings

The conference proceedings has been published in the AIP Conference Proceedings journal and are available online

Conference program

List of posters

Please print your posters in color on the paper of A1 or A0 (preferred) format.

Submission deadline

Important Dates:

  • 30 March 2018 - Submission deadline
  • 30 May 2018 - Paper acceptance deadline
  • 15 June 2018 - Grant application deadline
  • 25 June 2018 - Results on grant applications

  • 17 - 21 September 2018 - METANANO Conference


METANANO 2017 in Vladivostok, Russia

In 2017 METANANO was held in Vladivostok which is included into National Geographic Top 10 oceanfront cities with glittering seascapes.

The Conference brought together more than 230 scientists and researchers from all over the world.

Author: Megabite Media. Video is provided by ITMO University


Please fill in visa invitation form in order to get official invitation for visa application.

Please note that we only consider visa invitations for those participants who have submitted their papers abstracts (paper upload) and have paid registration fee.

A foreigner traveling to Russia should have a valid passport (expiry date should be no earlier than 6 months after the date of visitor's departure from Russia) and an appropriate visa (for almost all foreign visitors). The deadline for the Business Visa support from the conference organizers is June 30, 2018.

The visa application rules are different for different types of visas and also depend on country of residence of the applicant:

I. VISA-free entry:

Country of residence:
Abkhazia, Azerbaijan, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Venezuela, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Cuba, Moldova, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Peru, Serbia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Fiji, Montenegro, Chile, Ecuador, South Korea


II.I EU-citizens (except for citizens of Denmark, the UK and Ireland)

To get a visa, a visitor has to submit to a Russian Embassy or Consulate an official letter of invitation issued by ITMO University- VISA INVITATION DOCUMENT.

Each participant (and accompanying person) will timely get such a Letter if he (she) ticks this option and fills in the data for the visa support letter and uploads a copy of the pages of a passport with photo in the personal account.

Please, apply for a visa as soon as possible after receiving the invitation to ensure that the visa is issued timely. Please note that the process of issuing the official letter of invitation by ITMO University takes about 5 working days. The invitation letter from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation could take 3 weeks of more.

II.II NON-EU CITIZENS (and citizens of Denmark, the UK and Ireland)

To get a visa, a visitor has to submit to a Russian Embassy or Consulate “an official letter of invitation from the hosting organization registered with either the Russian Ministry of the Interior with its local offices or the Russian Foreign Ministry with its regional representatives”, i.e. issued by the Federal Migration Service- VISA INVITATION DOCUMENT.

Each participant (and accompanying person) will timely get such a Letter if he (she) ticks this option and fills in the data for the visa support letter and uploads a copy of the pages of a passport with photo in the personal account.

Please, apply for a visa as soon as possible after receiving the invitation to ensure that the visa is issued timely. Please note that the process of issuing the official letter of invitation by Federal Migration Service takes about 3 weeks.

Please use following form to receive letter of invitation from conference organizers.

For getting VISA INVITATION DOCUMENT please complete the following steps:

• Prepare a scanned copy of two adjacent pages of your passport which contain your photo, passport number and expiration date. Recommended resolution is 150–300 dpi; file formats: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, tif, tiff, pdf. Please note that size of the uploaded file must not exceed 16Mb.

Extra documents:

  • Copy of Marriage Certificate (in a case of spouse being accompanying person)
  • Copy of Residence (in a case of living outside the Country of Nationality)

• Attach the scanned copy when registering through the form.

• Repeat the above steps for all accompanying persons (please DO NOT omit affiliation, position, address and fax of the institution FOR EMPLOYED, STUDENTS and PUPILS).

• Wait for the response from Organizing Committee

The same information is required for each of accompanying person.

Please, also check that yours and your accompanying persons' medical insurance is valid in Russia.

(Required in local Russian consulate during visa application)

Full name: Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics

Abbreviated name: ITMO University

FSRN: 1027806868154

TIN: 7813045547


Please fill in visa invitation form in order to get official invitation for visa application.

Contact info

Email: metanano@metalab.ifmo.ru

199034, Russia, Saint Petersburg, Birjevaja line V.O., 14

Telephone: +7 812 457 17 85

Skype: +61 2 6100 3340

Metamaterials and Nanophotonics Department