• International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics

    METANANO - 2017

    18 - 22 September, 2017
    Vladivostok, Russia

    Participant Guide (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. The conference is organized by the Nanophotonics and Metamaterials Department (metalab.ifmo.ru) of the ITMO University and Far Eastern Federal University and is supported by Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics and Russian Science Foundation. The conference will take place in Vladivostok, which is included into National Geographic Top 10 oceanfront cities with glittering seascapes. Vladivostok is the Russian window to the Far East and the terminus of the famed Trans-Siberian Railway. Here visitors can meet a small Europe in Asia, see the longest bridges in Russia while walking along Golden Horn Bay, swim in the blue water of Sea of Japan and enjoy genial subtropical climate.

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 AIP Conference Proceedings and indexed in Scopus and WOS. The following downloadable packages contain the AIP 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 Invited, Keynote and Plenary speakers may send a short abstract only (up to 250 words).

Proceedings templates

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

Special Issue

A special issue will be organised in "Photonics and Nanostructures - Fundamentals and Applications" for publication of selected papers related to conference presentations. Submission deadlines and specific guidelines will be announced closer to date.

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.

Download Call For Papers



  • Microwave and Optical Metamaterials
  • Plasmonics
  • Photonic Crystals
  • Quantum Photonics
  • Bio-nanophotonics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Nanoengineering
  • Physics of Excitons
  • Solar Energy
  • THz Technologies
  • Medical Applications
  • Imaging and Sensing

Plenary speakers

Keynote speakers

Invited speakers

regularly updated

Speaker Talk
Alexey Akimov
Texas A&M University
United States
Quantum optics with GeV color center in diamond
Guillaume Baffou
Institut Fresnel - CNRS
Last advances in thermoplasmonics: new materials, new imaging techniques and new concepts in nanochemistry and cell biology.
Alexander Baranov
ITMO University
Russian Federation
Surfactant-controlled self-assembly of colloidal quantum dots into ordered 3D super-structures
Philippe Ben-Abdallah
Laboratoire Charles Fabry/ Institiut d'Optique
Near-field heat transfer in many-body systems: from theory to applications
Andrea Blanco Redondo
Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS)
Photonic Quantum Walks with Symmetry Protected Topological Phases
Nicolas Bonod
Aix Marseille Univ
Enhancing light-matter intetactions with Si-based optical antennas
Jianwen Dong
Sun Yat-sen University
Valley metamaterials for control spin and topology
Stefan Enoch
Aix Marseille Univ
How hybridized meta-atoms and Kerker effect could be used for molding RF fields in ultra-high field MRI
Sergej Flach
Center for Theoretical Physics of Complex Systems
Flat Bands
Romain Fleury
EPFL - Laboratory of Wave Engineering
Crystalline metamaterials for topological properties at the subwavelength scale
Wenlong Gao
University of Birmingham
Topological photonics in metamaterials and magnetized plasma
Pavel Ginzburg
Tel Aviv University
Micro-Doppler Spectroscopy of Moving and Time-varying Scatterers
Mikhail Glazov
Ioffe Institute
Russian Federation
Optics of two-dimensional materials and excitons
Sergey Gnedenkov
Institute of Chemistry FAR EASTERN BRANCH OF RAS
Russian Federation
Composite Polymer-Containing Coatings on Mg Alloys Perspective for Industry and Implant Surgery
Maxim Gorkunov
Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography
Russian Federation
Electromagnetic Chirality of Metasurfaces with Multichannel Resonant Transmission
Wenchuang (Walter) Hu
University of Texas at Dallas
United States
Thermal nanoimprinting of organolead halide perovskite for nanophotonic applications
Jian-Hua Jiang
College of Physics
Type II Dirac Photons
Ido Kaminer
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Topologically Enabled Light-Matter Interactions
Mehdi Keshavarz Hedayati
Technical University of Denmark
Adoptive metasurface structural color
Alexander Khanikaev
City College College of New York
United States
All-Dielectric Photonic Topological Metacrystals
Sergey Kharintsev
Kazan Federal University
Russian Federation
Nanoscale Photo-Orientation of Azo-Dyes in Glassy Environments Using Polarized Optical Near-Fields
Oleg Kibis
Novosibirsk State Technical University
Russian Federation
Electromagnetic Dressing of Gapped 2D Materials
Sergey Kudryashov
ITMO University
Russian Federation
Race for novel high-index all-dielectric and hybrid metal-dielectric nanophotonic materials: pit-stop optical tests
Konstantinos Lagoudakis
Stanford University
United States
Coherent Control of Solid State Qubits: Towards Platforms for On-Chip Quantum Information Processing
Pavlos Lagoudakis
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
Engineering polariton simulators
Yun Lai
Soochow University
Ultratransparent photonic crystals
Andrei Lavrinenko
Technical University of Denmark
Advanced Fabrication of Hyperbolic Metamaterials
Chaohong Lee
Sun Yat-Sen University
Topological States in Modulated Optical Waveguides
Dangyuan Lei
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy of Single Plasmonic Particle-on-film Nanocavities
Jensen Li
University of Birmingham
United Kingdom
Experimental realization of real space gauge field with metamaterials
Zhou Li
Terehertz optical response in topological insulators and valleytronic materials.
Qiang Li
Zhejiang University
Control over Emissivity of Middle Infrared Thermal Emitters with Phase Changing Material
Tao Li
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Broadband Achromatic Metasurfaces and Multiplexed Plasmonic Holography
Igor Meglinski
University of Oulu
Propagation of twisted light in turbid tissue-like scattering medium
Andrey Miroshnichenko
The Australian National University
Role of Anapole Mode in Light Scattering by Dielectric Nanoparticles
Takashi Nakajima
Kyoto University
In-Situ Fabrication of Polymer/Metal Nanocomposite Films using a Mid-Infrared Laser
Yoshiki Nakata
Rapid fabrication of metallic nanostructures in lattice by interference femtosecond laser processing
Elena Naumova
Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics
Russian Federation
Metamaterials based on the rolled-up 3D resonators
Dragomir Neshev
Australian National University
Mixing colours of light in nonlinear dielectric metasurfaces
Takashige Omatsu
Graduate School of Engineering
Helical lights induced chiral mass transport
Namkyoo Park
Seoul National University
Korea, Republic of
Correlated metadisorder for deterministic optical eigensystems
Chris Poulton
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Metamaterials for opto-acoustic interactions
David A. Powell
Australian National University
Modal Techniques in Metamaterial, Nanophotonic and Antenna Problems
Min Qiu
Zhejiang University
Light pulls and pushes by synergy of optical force and photophoretic force
Marc Reig Escalé
ETH Zurich
Shaping the Light Distribution with Perovskite Nanowaveguides
Junsuk Rho
Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
Korea, Republic of
3D metamaterials at optical frequencies
Almas Sadreev
Kirensky Institute of Physics
Russian Federation
Bound states in the continuum with high orbital angular momentum in dielectric rod with periodically modulated permittivity
Ivan Savenko
Institute for Basic Science (IBS)
Republic of Korea
Multivalley engineering in semiconductor microcavities in which excitons and photons are localized in staggered potentials
Maxim Shcherbakov
School of Applied and Engineering Physics
United States
Ultrafast processes in active semiconductor metasurfaces
Timur Shegai
Chalmers University of Technology
Strong plasmon-exciton coupling using individual plasmonic nanoantennas
Constantin Simovski
Aalto University
Decoupling of extremely coupled resonant electric dipoles with metamaterials
Dmitry Solnyshkov
University Clermont Auvergne
Topologically Protected States in Polaritonic Systems
Kestutis Staliunas
Universitat Politecnica Catalunya
Photonic Crystal Microchip Laser
Isabelle Staude
Institute of Applied Physics
Active, tunable and nonlinear Mie-resonant semiconductor metasurfaces
Andrey Sukhorukov
Australian National University
Generation and Measurement of Quantum Entangled Photons with All-Dielectric Metasurfaces
George Tsironis
Department of Physics
Coherence and collective effects in superconducting networks
Alexey Ustinov
Physikalisches Institut
Exploring Nonlinearity and Parametric Effects in Superconducting Metamaterials
Alexey Vinogradov
Dukhov Research Institute for Automatics
Russian Federation
Single-photon upconversion, biophotons, etc.
Sergey Vladimirov
Russian Federation
Scattering and resonances of electromagnetic waves in complex "metamaterial" plasma
Valentyn S. Volkov
University of Southern Denmark
Novel Graphene-Oxide-Coated SPR Interfaces for Biosensing Applications
Takaaki Yano
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Surface- and tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy using all-dielectric nanostructures
Jongpil Ye
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Korea, Republic of
Templated solid-state dewetting of single-crystal metal films
Lei Zhou
Physics Department
High-efficiency and tunable metasurfaces in reflective and transmissive geometries
Zhengwei Zhou
University of Science and Technology of China
Simulating Topological physics by using synthetic dimensions based on optical orbital angular momentum

Registration to the conference

The Congress organizers will provide a few grants for students and researchers. The Congress 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, 2017. Notifications will be sent by June 25th, 2017. 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.

Registration fee

Type Early
(till 30th June 2017)
(from 1st July 2017)
Regular 23 000 RUB (≈350 EUR)

29 000 RUB (≈450 EUR)
Student 16 000 RUB (≈250 EUR) 23 000 RUB (≈350 EUR)

Participants are able to apply for more than one talk. In case if publication of more than one abstract is needed - additional fees will be applied in amount of 60 Euro.

Additional Abstracts:
Accompanying person:
Welcome reception on Monday2000 RUR
Banquet on Thursday3000 RUR
Excurion on Friday1000 RUR
Оплата организационных взносов конференции осуществляется путем безналичного перевода суммы организационного взноса на счёт ООО "Академия" (ИНН: 7838504390). ООО "Академия" является уполномоченным организатором конференции Метанано.

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 has been extended


  • 30 March 2017 - Submission deadline
  • 16 May 2017 - Extended deadline for abstract submission
  • 30 May 2017 - Paper acceptance deadline
  • 15 June 2017 - Grant application deadline
  • 25 June 2017 - results on grant applications

  • 18 - 22 September 2017 - METANANO Conference


The conference venue will be located at Far Eastern Federal University, which the best classical university in Eastern Russia originating from 1899. Modern campus of the University is located on the Russkiy Island offering comfortable work and leisure with beautiful sea views. The Far Eastern Federal University is (FEFU) located in Vladivostok, "Russia's San Francisco" , listed among one the world's Top 10 beautiful oceanfront cities.

Please use the following Particpant Guide to get information about how to get to the conference venue:


In order to book a room at the FEFU campus hotel - please fill in following Excel Sheet and send it to drk@dvfu.ru with the subject "METANANO: Room booking".

Conference participants are welcome to stay at FEFU campus - the one of the most advanced campuses in the world. On the levels of comfort, functionality and environmental friendliness experts compare it to the best university campuses in Europe and in the US. FEFU campus is located in the quiet venue of Russky Island on the coast of Ajax Bay. Its fascinating sunsets and picturesque window views attract guests from all parts of the world.

FEFU Hotel Complex is situated in a superb location, from which you can easily reach the airport and the city suburbs without the need to lose much time in the traffic jams; besides such Vladivostok tourist attractions as the Voroshilov Battery, the Observation Deck, the Forts of the Vladivostok Fortress and others can also be easily reached from the Hotel Complex.

Hotel guests will be offered 3 major room types:

Presidential Suite

210 sq.m. / 2 bedrooms with king size beds, personal study, dining and guest reception area, kitchen area (a separate room, equipped with all the needed items from the coffee machine to conventional oven and dish sets), 2 bathrooms, toilet for guests, air conditioner in each bedroom and common areas, free Wi-Fi, plasma television set with a satellite TV, telephone, mini-bar, hair drier in each bathroom, individual sets of spa-cosmetics, bathrobes and slippers in each bedroom.

Regular Suite

33,0 sq.m. / king size bed, nightstands, desk lamps, television set, free Wi-Fi, desk and chair, couch, low table, armchair, telephone, mini-bar, hair dryer, air conditioner, bathtub, individual cosmetics sets, bathrobes, slippers, electric teakettle, and a tea set.

Standard Room (Single / Double)

Single33,0 sq.m. / queen size bed or two separate beds, nightstands, free Wi-Fi, television set, desk and chair, sliding door wardrobe, regular wardrobe, desk lamps, telephone, hair dryer, air conditioner, individual cosmetics sets, and bathtub.


Cape of Tobizin:

Author: Mikhail Terentev. Video is provided by RUSSIANISLAND.RU

Bird's eye view of Vladivostok:
Watch video!

Author: Ruslan Faizulin. Video is provided by Russia Beyond The Headlines.


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

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Since August 8, 2017 travellers from the list of countries can apply for an electronic visa to visit Vladivostok in 4 days at the website of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The valid countries are: Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, Japan, India, Iran, Qatar, The People's Republic of China, The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Mexico, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey, The United Arab Emirates.


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, 2017.

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