• IV International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics

    METANANO 2019

    15 - 19 July 2019
    St. Petersburg, Russia

    1st Call for papers (pdf)

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!


  • 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

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

Organizers: Pavel Zemanek & Alexander Shalin

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

Organizers: Andrey Miroshnichenko & Andrey Evlyukhin & Alexander Shalin

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.

Plenary speakers

Keynote speakers

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Important Dates

  • 16 December 2018 - Special Sessions Proposals Deadline
  • 17 February 2019 - Paper Submission Deadline
  • 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

Previous editions of METANANO



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Contact info

Email: metanano@metalab.ifmo.ru

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

Telephone: +7 812 457 17 85

Metamaterials and Nanophotonics Department