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    IV International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics

    METANANO 2019

    15 - 19 July 2019
    St. Petersburg, Russia


General information

St. Petersburg is the second motherland of METANANO conference series (the first one is Cuba). This year we are glad to welcome you at our home on July 15-19, 2018. We aim to show you a different side of St. Petersburg, a city basking in the legacy of the FIFA 2018 World Cup and which not only boasts bridges and golden palaces but also breathtaking lakes and cliffs.
METANANO is attracting more and more participants every year from different scientific fields from fundamental research in Photonics and Plasmonics to business-oriented projects in RF technologies, Bionanotechnologies and Solar Energy. Leading scientists, young researchers and industrial representatives come to network, generate new ideas and meet potential collaborators.
The conference is organized by the Research Center of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials of ITMO University and supported by the Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics. Save the date and join us in St. Petersburg!

On July 8-12, 2019, the week before METANANO, Research Center of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials organizes the School on Topological Photonics for PhD, Master students, engineers, postdocs and researchers. Students willing to take part in the conference can receive a participation fee discount.
Download the School flyer for more information.

Proceedings publication

All submitted papers (3-4 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. The authors of accepted papers will receive the review comments and recommendations and will have a possibility to amend their papers based on the review comments and suggestions and upload the revised versions before May 31, 2019.
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 additional documents you may need. It also contains 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.
Please upload the revised version of your manuscript before May 31, 2019 through a personal page at the Conference website.
We remind you that publication of the papers in the peer-reviewed IOP Conference Proceedings is possible only after the payment of the conference registration fee. Please note that manuscript should comply with the official IOP template.

Proceedings templates

These are the standard IOP 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 3-4 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

General Plenary session speakers

Broad Theme Plenary session speakers

Keynote speakers

Invited speakers

regularly updated

Speaker Talk
Ilya Akimov
TU Dortmund
Magneto-optical intensity effects in hybrid plasmonic structures
Francisco Javier Alfaro Mozaz
CIC Nanogune
mid-IR nanophotonics with hyperbolic phonon polaritons: from antennas to photonic crystals
Monica Alonso Cotta
University of Campinas
Exploring fabrication methods to highly sensitive and selective InP nanowire biosensors
Steven Anlage
University of Maryland
United States
Topologically Protected Photonic Modes in Composite Quantum Hall/Quantum Spin Hall Waveguides
Carlos Anton-Solanas
Center of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - CNRS
Generation of non-classical light in a photon-number superposition
Alexey Aspidov
Siemens Healthcare LLC
Russian Federation
Translating MRI research power into clinical care
Nikolai Avdievich
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Combined Surface Loop / Dipole-like Elements Enhance Central SNR of a Human Head Phased Array at 9.4T: Experimental Validation of UISNR Theory.
Viktoriia Babicheva
University of Arizona
United States
Multipole resonances in van der Waals material antennas
Denis Bandurin
United States
Graphene: a unique platform for mid- and far-infrared plasmonics
Modal analysis of anapoles
Adel Bousseksou
Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - C2N (CNRS/Paris-Sud University-Paris-Saclay University)
Tunable Mid-Infrared Metasurfaces on III-V semiconductors
Olga Boyko
Institut des Nanosciences de Paris
Experimental investigations of Elastic Waves in Nano Materials and Structures
Alistair Brash
The University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
Light Scattering by a Single Solid-State Emitter: Beyond the Atomic Picture
Marco Cassani
Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) International Clinical Research Center (FNUSA-ICRC) St. Anne's University Hospital
Czech Republic
Understanding nanoparticles-cells' interactions through mechanobiology
Ilya Charaev
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States
Superconducting Nanowire Architectures: Technology and Applications
Matt Clark
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
Imaging of living cells with sub-optical wavelength phonons
Miguel A. Correa-Duarte
University of Vigo
Designed Au-TiO2 Nanoreactors for Spatiotemporal Controlled, NIR-Promoted Photocatalytic Transformations inside Living Cells
thomas dehoux
Plant Cell Walls as a locally resonant acoustic biosurface
Hilmi Volkan Demir
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) / Bilkent University
Singapore / Turkey
Nanocrystal Perovskite LEDs
Catherine Dendrinou-Samara
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Magnetic nanoparticles as vehicles for Multidisciplinary Medicine
Ilya Derebezov
Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics
Russian Federation
Quantum light sources based on deterministic microlens structures (111) In(Ga)As and AlInAs QD
Sergey Dickmann
Institute of Solid State Physics of Russian Academy of Science
Russian Federation
Light-absorption amplification by long-living spin excitations in a quantum Hall system
Maria G. Donato
Optical manipulation of non-spherical particles: trapping and binding of Si nanowires in counter-propagating beams
Leonid Doskolovich
Image Processing Systems Institute of RAS — Branch of the FSRC “Crystallography and Photonics” RAS
Russian Federation
Coupled-wave models describing bound states in the continuum in resonant gratings and photonic rib waveguides
Aliaksei Dubavik
ITMO University
Russian Federation
Nanocrystals in Bioapplications: The Importance of Being Functionalised
Kofi Edee
Institut Pascal
Metasurfaces homogenization technique based on the computation of the average value of the contravariant tensors elements
Stefan ENOCH
Aix Marseille University
Dipole-dipole interactions: Förster resonance energy transfer equivalence in the microwave domain.
Andrey Evlyukhin
Leibniz University Hannover
Exact and approximate approach to multipolar decompositions in optics of nanostructures
Vassili Fedotov
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
Sensing spatial coherence of light with planar metamaterials
Vassili Fedotov
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
Radiation (-less) sources beyond common multipoles
Soraia Fernandes
International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) St. Anne´s University Hospital
Inhibition of prostate cancer propagation by modulation of mechano-activated pathways
Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Designing structures for the enhanced sensing of chiral molecules
andrea fratalocchi
KAUST University
Saudi Arabia
Optical neurocomputing with anapoles
Nikolai Gaponik
TU Dresden
Tuning of luminescence color and stability of CsPbX3 perovskite nanocrystals by encapsulation methods
Alexey Generalov
Topcon Positioning Systems
Russian Federation
Semi-transparent lossy surfaces for cutoff of the fields in microwave shadow domain
Gregory Goltsman
Moscow State Pedagogical University
Russian Federation
Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector as a Key Element for Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuits
Jordi Gomis
ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences
Transforming like-line Bound States in Continuum topoints by breaking anisotropy symmetry
Dmitry Gorin
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Russian Federation
Novel multifunctional nanostructured carriers for diagnostic and therapy
Maxim Gorkunov
Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography
Russian Federation
Directing light with liquid crystal metasurfaces
Sergey Grigoriev
Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute NRC "Kurchatov Institute"
Russian Federation
Classification of the fractal and non-fractal objects in two – dimensional space
Brahim Guizal
University of Montpellier
Coupling between nano-slits lattice modes and metal-insulator-graphene cavity modes: a semi-analytical model
Son Tung Ha
Institute of Material Research and Engineering (A*STAR)
Supercavity modes in dielectric nanoantennas for directional lasing
Tobias Heindel
Technische Universität Berlin
Towards Quantum Communication Networks Exploiting Solid-State Quantum-Light Sources
Gary Hix
University of Wolverhampton
United Kingdom
Luminescent MOFs and Metal Phosphonate Materials
Suklyun Hong
Department of Physics
Republic of Korea
Theoretical Study of 2D Materials and Their Heterostructures
Xiao Hu
International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics
Topological Photonic States in Artificial Graphenes
Alexander Huck
Technical University of Denmark
Coupling Germanium Vacancy Centers to a Fiber based Micro-Cavity
Branka Jokanovic
University of Belgrade
Printed frequency scanning antennas based on metamaterials
Alexandra Kalashnikova
Ioffe Institute
Russian Federation
Ultrafast strain engineering in nanostructures with phase transitions
Vasily Kantsler
Dept. Physics
United Kingdom
Geometric control of bacterial surface accumulation
Irina Khromova
United Kingdom
Wireless charging: challenges and aspirations
Oleg Kibis
Novosibirsk State Technical University
Russian Federation
Electron-photonic topological states on the surface of a bulk semiconductor
Sebastian Klembt
University of Würzburg
Exciton-Polariton Topological Insulator
Vasily Klimov
Lebedev Physical Institute
Russian Federation
Lumped energy absorbers and sinks in optics and electronics of metamaterials
Vasily Klimov
Lebedev Physical Institute
Russian Federation
High-Quality Resonances in Nanoparticles of Different Shapes and Materials: Analytical Material-Independent Approach
Dmitry Krizhanovskiy
The University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
Nonlinear exciton- and trion-polaritons in a monolayer semiconductor
Wieslaw Krolikowski
Texas A&M University at Qatar / Australian National University
Qatar / Australia
Photophoretic trapping and manipulation of particles
Alexander Kubanek
University Ulm
Spin-photon interface of SiV- center in nanometer-sized diamond host
Vladimir Kulakovskii
Institute of Solid State Physics RAS Chernogolovka
Russian Federation
Pulsed acousto-optic switching of a bistable cavity polariton system.
Sergei Kuznetsov
Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics SB RAS
Russian Federation
Metamaterial-inspired quasi-optical components and devices for the range of millimetre and submillimeter waves
Stéphane Lanteri
High order discontinuous Galerkin methods for time-domain and frequency-domain nanophotonics
Daniel Lanzillotti Kimura
Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N)
Semiconductor nanoacoustics and optophononics
Andrei Lavrinenko
Technical University of Denmark
Hyperbolic metamaterials as an advanced sensing platform
Sun-Goo Lee
University of Texas at Arlington
United States
Inter-band bound-state transitions in leaky-mode photonic lattices
Daniel Leykam
Institute for Basic Science
Korea, Republic of
Suppression of backscattering in one-dimensional coupled resonator waveguides
Lifeng Li
Tsinghua University
Recent advance of the coordinate transformation method in electromagnetic theory of gratings
Qiang Li
Zhejiang University
An ultra-thin colored textile for dual-mode radiative heating
Wei Liu
National University of Defense Technology
Multipolar Singularity Underlying Bound states in the continuum
Vladimir Lyashev
Huawei - Moscow Research Center
Russian Federation
Steerable technologies in wireless communication
Dmitrii Maksimov
Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology
Russian Federation
Nonolinear response by bound states in the continuum
Manuel Ignacio Marques Ponce
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Novel Phenomena in Optical Manipulation due to Magnetic-Field-Induced Resonant States
Roman Martoňák
Comenius University in Bratislava
Quantum and classical ripples in graphene
Alexey Maslov
University of Nizhny Novgorod
Russian Federation
Theoretical prospects for selective sorting of resonant dielectric microspheres using optical forces
Stanislav Maslovski
Instituto de Telecomunicações and Universidade de Aveiro
Understanding Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering
Ladislau Matekovits
Politecnico di Torino
Exploiting graphene tunability in electromagnetic applications
Osamu Matsuda
Hokkaido University
Time-resolved imaging of GHz acoustic waves/vibrations in phononic crystals and metamaterials
University of Technology of Troyes
Flexible plasmonic and strain sensors: fabrication, design and perspectives
Owen Miller
Yale University
United States
Metasurface inverse design towards fundamental performance limits
Alexandr Mintairov
University of Notre Dame
United States
Near-field scanning magneto-photoluminescence of composite fermions in In(Ga)P/GaInP quantum dots.
University of New South Wales Canberra
Boosting nonlinear response with anapole states
Alexander Moroz
Czech Republic
On first principle multiple-scattering theory for periodic arrangements of scatterers
Albert Nasibulin
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Russian Federation
Tailoring electronic structure of SWCNTs for transparent and conductive film applications
Waldemar Jerzy Nawrocki
Poznan University of Technology
Conductance quantization and measurements of the dimensions of nanosamples
Sergey Novikov
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Russian Federation
Plasmonic properties of nanostructured graphene with silver nanoparticles
Andrey Novitsky
Belarusian State University
Examination of metamaterial solid immersion lenses for subwavelength optical manipulation
Tavakol Pakizeh
K.N. Toosi University of Technology
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Metasurfaces based on structured functional materials in EHF and optical regions
Nicolas Pazos Perez
Universitat Rovira I Virgili (URV)
Synthesis of SERS-encoded nanotags: From single nanoparticles to highly brilliant complex core-satellite structures
Chao Peng
State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks
Novel phenomena enabled by topological evolution of bound state in the continuum
Alexander Yu. Petrov
Hamburg University of Technology
Front induced photonic transitions: reflection, transmission and trapping
Vladimir Poborchii
Probing light-matter interaction and confinement/surface-induced effects via Raman microscopy of group-IV nanostructures
Vladislav Popov
Constructing scattering patterns with metagratings: from theory to design
Simone Luca Portalupi
University of Stuttgart
Non-classical photons for long-distance quantum applications: from quantum frequency conversion to quantum dots emitting at 1550 nm
Min Qiu
Institute of Advanced Technology
Nanoscale Lamb-wave-driven motors in non-liquid environments
Samuel Raetz
Time-domain Brillouin scattering for nanoscale depth profiling of optically transparent materials: applications, limitations and perspectives
Yury Rakovich
Centro de Fisica de Materiales CFM (MPC
Plasmon-exciton strong coupling: new developments in nanophotonics
Jonas Gael Roch
University of Basel
Spin-Polarized Electrons in Monolayer MoS2
Carsten Rockstuhl
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Controlling the propagation of Bloch Surface Waves
Silvia Romano
Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems
Bound-state in the continuum of a photonic crystal metasurface: a platform for ultrasensitive sensing and near field amplification
Charles Roques-Carmes
MIT Research Lab of Electronics
United States
Quasi-BIC from symmetry-protected BIC in metasurfaces and their applications to enhancing free-electron-driven light-matter interaction
Almas Sadreev
Kirensky Institute of Physics
Russian Federation
Interaction between dielectric particles enhances the Q factor
Ansar Safin
Kotelnikov Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics
Russian Federation
Antiferromagnetic-Based THz-frequency Devices for the Signal Processing on the Nanoscale
Olga Safina
Scientific and Technological Centre of Unique Instrumentation
Russian Federation
Formation of phase cluster and chimera states in hierarchical networks of Josephson junctions
Markus Schmidt
Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology
Plasmonic nano-structures on fiber end faces for boosting incoupling efficiencies
Rita Schmidt
Department of Neurobiology
A metamaterial-based configuration for dual-band (phosphorous and proton) signal enhancement in ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging
University of Liverpool
United Kingdom
Voltage Controlled Broadband Metasurfaces and High Impedance Surfaces
Grzegorz Sęk
Wrocław University of Science and Technology
Quantum dot single photon emitters in the telecommunication range
Igor Semenikhin
Valiev Institute of Physics and Technology
Russian Federation
The spectral element method for the solution of Maxwell’s equations
Timur Olegovich Shegai
Chalmers University of Technology
TMDC nanophotonics for strong light-matter coupling
Mikhail Shlyagin
CICESE (Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada)
Distributed sensing using nanostructures in optical fibers
Mario Silveirinha
University of Lisbon–Instituto Superior Técnico and Instituto de Telecomunicações
Topological theory of non-Hermitian photonic systems
Mario Silveirinha
University of Lisbon–Instituto Superior Técnico and Instituto de Telecomunicações
Drag optical force due to a drift-current bias of graphene
Sergey Slizovskiy
National Graphene Institute
United Kingdom
Surface states in Bernal and rhombohedral graphite
Daria Smirnova
Nonlinear Physics Centre
Localized states in nonlinear topological systems
Alexander Solntsev
University of Technology Sydney
Nonlinear Quantum Optics on a Chip
Dmitry Solnyshkov
University Clermont Auvergne
Direct measurement of the quantum geometry in optics
Dmitry Solnyshkov
University Clermont Auvergne
Numerical methods for topological polaritonics
Yanlin Song
Institute of Chemistry
Green Printing Technology for Manufacturing Functional Devices
Qinghai Song
Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen)
Lead halide perovskite based microlasers: from material to on-chip integrated devices
Kestutis Staliunas
Universitat Politecnica Catalunya
Nonhermitian management of light patterns based on local Hilbert transform
Meng Su
Institute of Chemistry
Self-assembling of nanomaterials via droplet manipulation for multifunctional optoelectronics devices
Andrey Sukhorukov
Australian National University
Robust Optical Measurements with Metasurfaces
Dmitry A. Svintsov
Center for Photonics and 2D Materials
Russian Federation
Plasmons and hydrodynamics
Nahid Talebi
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Toroidal Moments Probed by Electron Beams
Nicolas Tancogne-Dejean
Max Planck Institute for Structure and Dynamics of Matter
High-harmonic generation from two-dimensional materials
Dmitry Tatarnikov
Topcon Technology Center
Russian Federation
Semi-transparent lossy surfaces for cutoff of the fields in microwave shadow domain
Svetlana Tcvetkova
Aalto University
A review of exact solutions for conversion of a surface wave into propagating wave
Georgios Theocharis
Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Université du Mans
Magneto-Granular Mechanical Crystals: a perfect test bed for nonlinear and topological wave physics
Mariia Timofeeva
ETH Zürich
Nonlinear optical nanoantennas fabricated from III-V nanowires.
Ilya Tokatly
University of the Basque Country
Quantum electrodynamical density functional theory: An emerging tool for describing strong coupling of quantum light with matter from first principles
Georgios Tsironis
University of Crete
Self-induced transparency in flux-qubit chains of quantum metamaterials
Ravitej Uppu
Center for Hybrid Quantum Systems (Hy-Q)
Quantum dot photon sources for quantum information processing
Alexei Vagov
University of Bayreuth
Superanomalous skin effect for surface plasmon-polaritons
Priya Vashishta
University of Southern California
United States
Reactive molecular dynamics simulations and machine learning
Jan Vávra
Neaspec GmbH
Scattering-Type Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy and Spectroscopy of Low Dimensional and Nanostructured Materials
IRINA Vendik
Russian Federation
Multimode electric ring resonator (ERR) for ultra-wideband (UWB) antenna with multi-notch band
Paulo Ventura Santos
Paul-Drude-Institut im Forschungsverbund Berlin
Tunable lattices for exciton-polariton condensates
Ruggero Verre
Chalmers institute of Technology
Functional all-dielectric nanophotonic: from colloidal synthesis to transition metal dichalcogenides nanoantennas
Alexey Vinogradov
Dukhov Research Institute of Automatics
Russian Federation
Сavity-free laser
Valentyn Volkov
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Ultra-thin gold films: towards 2D metals for photonic and optoelectronic applications
Kevin Vynck
Numerical method for the modelling of complex disordered metasurfaces
Institute of Physics
Electronic structure of double bilayer graphene
Shangran Xie
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Optomechanics on tapered glass-fibre nanospikes
Alexey Yashchenok
Skoltech Center for Photonics & Quantum Materials
Russian Federation
Dual-mode nanostructured microspheres the prospect for photoacoustic imaging and surface-enhanced Raman scattering
Maxim A. Yurkin
Voevodsky Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combusion
Russian Federation
Capabilities of ADDA code for nanophotonics
Maxim A. Yurkin
Voevodsky Institute of Chemical Kinetics & Combustion SB RAS
Russian Federation
Simulating optical properties of extremely oblate inhomogeneous particles with the discrete dipole approximation
University of Texas at Dallas
United States
Single layer Perovskite Optoelectronics: Light Emitting Electrochemical cells and Tandems with stable CNT charge injectors
Anton Zasedatelev
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Russian Federation
All-optical polariton logic
Xiangdong Zhang
Beijing Institute of Technology
Improved linear and nonlinear optical effects in two-dimensional materials based on bound states in the continuum
Haizheng Zhong
Beijing Institute of Technology
Efficient Light-emitting Diodes Based on In-situ Fabricated Perovskite Nanocrystals
Weiren Zhu
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Experimental realization of ultra-compact high-efficiency metasurface Luneburg lenses for microwave applications
Jian Zi
Fudan University
Observations of momentum-sapce polarization vortices in plasmonic crystals



Organizers: David Bendahan & Marc Dubois & Anna Andreychenko & Mikhail Zyuzin
Secretary of the BioMETANANO: Anna Hurshkainen

A symposium bioMETANANO is devoted to the recent progress of biomedical research in the area of imaging and nanotechnologies. The symposium welcomes researchers from several fast evolving fields related to (bio)medicine, such as magnetic resonance imaging and beyond, drug delivery, advanced contrast agents, synthesis of biocompatible platforms for imaging and sensing. Multifunctional nanomaterials are promising platforms for the targeted drug delivery: the future "hope" of medicine. Magnetic resonance imaging is a minimally invasive, safe and capable to visualize anatomy, functionality and chemical content in vivo. This makes it an effective tool to observe biodistribution of the nanomaterials for thera- and diagnostics. The reports on the most innovative developments in the areas of magnetic resonance imaging and bionanotechnology will be highlighted in this symposium.


Organizers: Stephan Reitzenstein & Alexey Akimov & Elizaveta Semenova & Dmitry Zuev
Secretary of the QuantuMetanano: Vitaly Yaroshenko

Photonic quantum technology is an exciting and emerging field which is predominantly based on the unique properties provided by quantum mechanics, superposition and entanglement. Compared to respective classical approaches, quantum technologies not only have the potential to considerably enhance computational power, communication security, but also can be applied in interdisciplinary research including bio-marking, sensing, thermometry, etc. The Symposium provides a platform for discussion of recent progress in development, experimental realization, application of single photon sources and creation of collaboration for scientist from all over the world. As well symposium covers theoretical and experimental research in the following and related topics such as:
- advances in nanofabrication and circuit integration
- diamond nanophotonics
- new materials and concepts for quantum photonics
- control of quantum emitters and lifetime engineering
- quantum nonlinear phenomena
- quantum nanophotonics for biology applications
- quantum photonic devices for simulations, sensing, and communication
- quantum communications, networks and metrology
- novel quantum technologies

Special Sessions

To enhance the impact of the METANANO conference series, researchers within the scope of the conference are invited to suggest Special Sessions. Proposals should be completed by using this template. Please submit your proposal to the TPC Chair Prof. Mikhail Limonov (CC to the Conference Secretary Ms. Anastasia Kaptsova) no later than 16 December 2018. Each proposal should include the following information:
1. Title of the special session
2. Brief description of the topic
3. Explanation of the relevance of the topic as a Special session
4. Full name, position and affiliation of the Special session's organizers
5. List of proposed speakers

All proposals will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee (TPC). The TPC will score and rank submitted proposals based on scientific quality, timeliness, and interest from the conference community. The session organizers will have an authority for accepting papers for their session which will not be a subject to a regular review cycle. It is expected that there will be one to three slots of 110 minutes in duration. Each slot can accommodate three to six 15 (oral) - 20 (invited) - 30 (keynote) minute talks. Special Sessions will be scheduled at different slots over the conference period.
Proposers will be informed about the TPC decision one week after proposal's submission.

1. Advanced Optical and Optoelectronic Materials

Advanced Optical and Optoelectronic Materials play a vital role in our lives because of its uniqueness in properties and extended application in various industries. These are the basis of modern science and technology. Indeed, they are at the heart of many technological developments that touch our lives and find applications such as electronic materials for communication and information technology, biomaterials for better health care, sensors for intelligent environment, energy materials for renewable energy and environment, light alloys for better transportation, materials for strategic applications and more. This Special Session aims to provide a platform for discussions between specialists in halide perovskites, carbon nanomaterials, quantum dots, and nanowires, which are developing new optoelectronic devices or novel photonic designs.

2. Optomechanics and Optical Manipulation

2018 year Nobel Prize awarded in part to prof. Arthur Ashkin confirmed the great importance of optical forces for a modern research. The ability to manipulate small objects with focused laser beams has opened a venue for investigating dynamical phenomena relevant to both fundamental and applied science. Artificial optically bound structures, cooling atoms, "tractor beams", single cells and viruses manipulation - are among the highly demanded applications of optical forces. In this section, we are aimed to gather front-line high-level results on nano- and microparticles manipulation and transport.

3. Anapole and Toroidal NanoPhotonics

All-dielectric nanophotonics is a rapidly developing area of research due to the possibility to control and manipulate light scattering by high-index semiconductor nanoparticles. Mature fabrication techniques, developed for silicon technologies, enable realization of ambitious proposals that continue promoting the field. It opens a vast room of opportunities for designing novel types of nanoscale elements and devices, and paves a way to advanced technologies of light energy manipulation. In particular, progress in all-dielectric metasurfaces and nanoantennas promises replacing conventional bulky optical elements with nanometer-scale structures. One of the exciting and promising prospects is associated with the utilizing new types of excitation, such as magnetic and toroidal modes, associated anapole states, ultrahigh-Q resonant modes, which can boost and enhance both linear and nonlinear responses. Therefore, this section is to bring together the up-to-date research on this topic from all over the world.

4. NanoPhoNonics and Acoustic Metamaterials

Organizers: Samuel Raetz & Andrey Akimov

The Session on NanoPhoNonics and Acoustic Metamaterials is aiming to bring together the researchers who are involved in the studies of vibrations in nanostructures including nanoparticles, biological nanoobjects (e.g. single cells), two-dimensional layers (e.g. graphene), and complex electronic and optical nanodevices, as well as those involved in the studies of elastic/acoustic waves in metamaterials including hot-topics such as bio-inspired metamaterials, acoustic energy harvesting, tunable acoustic perfect absorbers, acoustic diode, and slow sound. The main goals of the session are to promote the recent breakthrough and hot-topics between these two communities and, more broadly, to share them with the Photonics and Plasmonics community as electromagnetic and acoustic/elastic waves are part of the same research field of wave physics. Inspiring new ideas fed by this gathering would be a great success for the session. The specific fields presented in the proposed session include: coherent phonons and picosecond acoustics; nanomechanics and optomechanics; quantum phononics and interaction of phonons with photons; magneto-acoustics; phononic crystals; acoustic perfect absorption or transmission; nonreciprocal acoustic transmission; metasurfaces; bio-inspired metamaterials; etc. The session will include two slots, one keynote lecture and 5 invited talks. The topics of the Session could be also interesting for the researchers working in the field of nanophotonics, nanoengineering, microwave metamaterials, plasmonics, and medical applications.

5. Superconducting and Quantum Metamaterials

Over the past few years, tremendous progress has been made with manipulation of mesoscopic-scale quantum coherent objects, particularly superconducting qubits. These meta-atoms can be prepared in a specific quantum state, precisely manipulated with microwave signals, and their quantum evolution can be quantified through quantum state tomography. Single microwave photons can controllably interact with these quantum objects. Individual photons can be detected, and the quantum statistical properties of the light can be thoroughly characterized. Measurements of such individual meta-atoms have demonstrated many of the properties observed with natural atoms, including e.g. electromagnetically-induced transparency, facilitated by their enormous dipole moments and coupling strengths, as compared to natural atoms. The next level of investigation is to bring collections of these superconducting meta-atoms together to form a new type of quantum condensed matter that we call quantum metamaterials.

6. Perovskite Nanostructures for Optical Applications

Halide perovskite 0D quantum dots, 2D platelets, and 1D nanowires have recently emerged as promising materials not only for photovoltaics and optoelectronics, but for a number of advanced photonic applications. Recent studies of optical properties of halide perovskites suggest many opportunities for a design of nanophotonic devices due to their low-cost fabrication, relatively high values of the refractive index, existence of excitons at room temperatures, broadband bandgap tunability, high optical gain, and strong nonlinear response, as well as the simplicity of their integration with other types of optical and electronic structures. This Special Section provides a platform for researchers to discuss the recent progress in the studies of optical effects originating from nanostructured perovskites.

7. Topological States of Light, Sound and Polaritons

Topological states of light, sound and polaritons offer a vast range of intriguing possibilities including disorder-robust backscattering-immune wave propagation which can be utilized in the new generation of meta-devices. In this session we aim to cover the state-of-the-art research in this area from the fundamental studies to emerging applications highlighting such new trends as nonlinear topological photonics and topological states of quantum light.

8. Antenna and RF Applications of Metamaterials

Every year the research on metamaterials offers new fascinating opportunities of handling electromagnetic fields. Metamaterials today are not just a concept, but a powerful tool of developing new antennas, RF systems, microwave devices and components. At this stage joint efforts of physicists and engineers worldwide are highly demanded for building a new metamaterial-inspired technology improving state of the art. Our session is a platform to share recent results and ideas on various applications of metamaterials in the RF.
The scope of the session covers but not limited to the following topics, where metamaterials, metasurfaces or metamaterial-like structures are the operational principle:
- antennas and antenna arrays;
- wireless power transfer;
- radiofrequency identification;
- passive and active microwave devices and components;
- electromagnetic compatibility;
- simulation and measurement techniques.

9. Graphene and 2D Materials

Special session on Graphene and 2D Materials will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to share their experiences, the most recent results, and forthcoming challenges in the field of two-dimensional materials and van der Waals heterostructures. We aim to bring together experimentalists and theorists to review the current status of this burgeoning field, identify the crucial areas where progress can be made, and foster collaborations and partnerships to vigorously pursue these goals.
This technical session will cover a wide range of topics such as: fundamental properties (experiments, theory and simulations), synthesis/fabrication techniques and novel applications of 2D materials at the forefront of scientific knowledge (sensors, THz technologies, flexible electronics, energy harvesting and storage, biomedical, thermal management and other).

10. New Phenomena in Microwave Metamaterials

Microwaves provide the most advanced capabilities to study new and unusual wave phenomena in metamaterials and metasurfaces. In most of the cases, microwave experiments give the first experimental insight into newly discovered physics of such phenomena. This session will combine recent microwave experiments related to the cutting-edge research directions in photonic crystals, metamaterials and metasurfaces and related advanced experimental techniques.

11. Multifunction Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering Processes

Many kinds of recently suggested nano-optic, nano-photonic, nano-plasmonic devices, metamaterials, metasurfaces and active quantum nano-systems consist of functional nano-objects. That is why the ability to manipulate at the nano-scale of such nano-objects, which can be parts of the mentioned above active quantum systems, nano-optic, nano-photonic and nano-plasmonic devices or structures is critical for the development of such systems, structures and devices. In this session the reports will present an alternative breakthrough technology of mechanical nano-assembly (MNA) within the framework of the bottom-up nanotechnology paradigm as well as nanoengineering approach to their construction. The reports describe the development of functional materials based nanotools for 3D micro- and nanomanipulation and experimental study of the processes of the mechanical nano-assembly of individual nano-objects into nano, then, -mezo, -micro and -macro-devices. This frontier nano-manipulation technology gives possibility not only produced individual nano-devices from individual multifunctional nano-objects, but also to provide the integration produced individual nano-devices with the standard element base of modern nano-optics, nano-photonics, nano-plasmonics, nanospintronics, nano-electronics, sensorics, etc.

12. Bound States in the Continuum in Photonics

Bound states in the continuum as nonradiating sources of energy have traditionally been studied in quantum mechanics and atomic physics, while receiving a very little attention in the photonics community. This situation has changed recently due to a number of pioneering theoretical studies and remarkable experimental demonstrations of these exotic states of light in dielectric resonant photonic structures and metasurfaces, with the possibility to localize efficiently the electromagnetic fields of high intensities within small volumes of matter. These recent advances underpin novel concepts in nanophotonics, and provide a promising pathway to overcome the problem of losses usually associated with metals and plasmonic materials for the efficient control of the light-matter interaction at the nanoscale. This Special Section aims to provide a platform for researchers to discuss the current progress in this young yet prominent research field with applications in both linear and nonlinear optics including but not limited to design of novel dielectric structures with high-Q resonances, nonlinear wave mixing and enhanced harmonic generation, as well as advanced concepts for lasing and biosensing.

13. Advanced Theoretical and Numerical Tools for Nanooptics, Photonics and Plasmonics

Numerical methods play a key role in both prediction of new physical phenomena and complex device optimization. Modern computers allow researchers to invade parameter ranges with rigorous methods, which were previously treatable only by approximate approaches and asymptotic solutions. Computational optics and photonics are primarily aimed at analyzing electromagnetic phenomena, possibly coupled with related areas like thermodynamics and solid state physics. To face the complexity coming from curved boundaries, real material characteristics, complex resonant behavior, researches apply different strategies by developing either general approaches for solving differential equations or methods specifically designed for separate classes of electromagnetic problems. The session will be devoted to various aspects of computational nano-optics, and intends to launch discussions of current trends and challenges in different numerical approaches as applied to metamaterials, metasurfaces, nano-optical waveguides and resonators.

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Registration to the conference

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


Type Early
(before May 10, 2019)
(from May 11, 2019)
Regular 28 000 RUB or 400 EUR

500 EUR
Student 20 000 RUB or 280 EUR

400 EUR
1-day pass 14 500 RUB or 200 EUR

250 EUR
Participant (without talk) 18 000 RUB or 250 EUR

300 EUR
Accompanying person (full) 12000 RUB or 170 EUR

Accompanying person (partial) 6500 RUB or 90 EUR

Regular / Student fee includes participant's bag, presentation and publication of up to two papers (in case of positive reviews by TPC),
lunches and coffee-breaks, welcome reception, gala dinner, and social events.
1-day pass fee includes participant's bag, presentation, lunch and coffee-breaks, welcome reception / gala dinner / social events for one day of the conference (you can choose any day).
Participant fee includes participant's bag, lunches and coffee-breaks, welcome reception, gala dinner, and social events.
Accompanying person (full) fee includes lunches and coffee-breaks, welcome reception, gala dinner, and social events.
Accompanying person (partial) fee includes welcome reception, gala dinner, and social events.
When paying with a card of a foreign bank the exchange rate of the Central Bank of Russia is used.

Important Dates

  • 16 December 2018 - Special Sessions Proposals Deadline
  • 17 February 2019 - Paper Submission Deadline
  • 3 March 2019 - Extended deadline for paper submission
  • 31 March 2019 - Paper Acceptance Results
  • 15 April 2019 - Grant Application Deadline
  • 6 May 2019 - Grant Application Results
  • 31 May 2019 - Revised Paper Submission Deadline
  • 15 - 19 July 2019 - METANANO 2019 Conference


The conference venue is Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya Hotel and Congress Centre located at Korablestroyteley street 14, Vasilyevsky Island, St. Petersburg.

Source: Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya website


METANANO 2019 participants are welcome to stay at Park Inn by Radisson Pribaltiyskaya Hotel and Congress Centre 4* at a reduced rate.

Booking link (EN)

Booking link (RU)

To make a booking, please follow the steps below:
- Use the link provided
- Choose the dates of stay (within July 14-20) on the left side of the page, number of rooms, number of persons
- Press "Search again"
- Press "Book now"
- Follow the instructions to complete the booking

Social Program

Apart from a scientific program, the Organizing Committee arranges several social events in the evenings to enjoy the city and get to know each other.
First of all, we invite you to join us at the welcome reception on Monday evening after conference sessions to celebrate METANANO 2019 opening. On the following days we will go for a traditional bike ride (have a look at the video of METANANO 2018), play volleyball and visit local cultural and scientific sites.
The official conference program will end on Friday, July 19th with the closing ceremony in the late afternoon. After that there will be farewell Gala dinner.
Welcome reception and Gala dinner are included in the registration fee. If you wish to bring an accompanying person with you, you will need to pay the accompanying person registration fee. 

To take advantage of the location and to enjoy breathtaking nature surrounding St. Petersburg we are happy to invite you to participate in the excursions (additional fee needs to be paid).

Kizhi Island

Valaam Island

The island of wooden churches and houses built without using a single nail in the Lake Onega is a unique place; the whole island serves as an open-air museum of wooden architecture and cultural history of the Russian North and it's included to the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites. 2000 years ago two large and 50 smaller isles of Lake Ladoga, the largest lake in Europe, formed the Valaam Archipelago, most famous for its magnificent monastery which was founded in 992.
Learn more about Kizhi island here and watch the video here. Learn more about Valaam Island here.
Dates: 20-21 July, 2019 (Saturday and Sunday) Dates: 20 July, 2019 (Saturday)
Fee for two-day excursion (including tickets, accommodation and entrance to the museum): 15000 RUB (200 EUR) Fee for one-day excursion (including tickets and entrance to the museum): 7500 RUB (100 EUR)


Please note that we only consider visa invitation applications from those participants who have submitted their papers (paper upload) and have paid a registration fee.

A foreign citizen traveling to Russia should have a valid passport (expiry date should be no earlier than 6 months after the date of departure from Russia) and a visa (for almost all foreign visitors, please see the details below).
The deadline for the visa support from the conference organizers is May 31, 2019.

The visa application rules are different depending on the citizenship of the applicant:


For citizens of the following countries: Azerbaijan, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Venezuela, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Cuba, Moldova, Nicaragua, Peru, Serbia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Montenegro, Chile, South Korea no visa is needed.
Nevertheless, we kindly ask you to contact the Organizing Committee to receive a letter from METANANO 2019 organizers confirming the purpose of your visit to Russia (you might be asked at the Russian customs).


Each participant will receive a visa invitation letter, in printable format, via e-mail if he/she ticks this option in the application form and fills in the the visa invitation letter application form (will be available after the results of acceptance are announced on March 31, 2019).
EU-citizens (except for citizens of the UK and Ireland) has to submit to a Russian Embassy or Consulate a visa invitation letter issued by ITMO University that takes about 5-10 working days to process.
NON-EU citizens (and citizens of the UK and Ireland) has to submit to a Russian Embassy or Consulate a visa invitation letter issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs that takes about 25-30 working days to process.

If you require the original invitation to obtain the visa (e.g. citizens of China and Japan), we will be mailing it via courier post.

Please, apply for a visa as soon as possible after receiving the invitation letter to ensure that the visa is issued timely and also check that you have a valid medical insurance.

NECESSARY DATA FOR VISA APPLICATION (Required during visa application at the local Russian embassy)

Name of the organization: ITMO University

Address: 49 Kronverksky pr., St.Petersburg, 197101, Russia

TIN: 7813045547

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