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.
Please upload the revised version of your manuscript before July 1, 2018 through personal page at the Conference website.

Proceedings templates

These are 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 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.

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  • 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

Session is organized in a partnership with the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

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

The session is supported by "M-CUBE" research project ( ). This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 736937. The session was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation (project No. 14.587.21.0041 with the unique identifier RFMEFI58717X0041)

6. Optomechanical manipulation: fundamentals and applications

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

7. Bionanotechnology

Organizer: M. Zyuzin

8. Spintronics and spin-dependent phenomena in magnetic solids

Organizers: D. Yudin & O. Eriksson

9. Nonlinear optics and strong light-matter interactions in low dimensional systems

Organizers: A. Yulin & I. Iorsh

Plenary speakers

Keynote speakers

Invited speakers

regularly updated

Speaker Talk
Institut Fresnel Aix Marseille Université
Impedance matrix approach for metamaterial MRI applications
Vladimir Anisimov
Institute of Metal Physics
Russian Federation
Strongly correlated materials from ab-initio calculations
Tryfon Antonakakis
Multiwave Technologies AG
On the contribution of a meta atom to the ultimate intrinsic signal-to-noise ratio at ultra-high field strength
Viktoriia Babicheva
University of Arizona
United States
Metasurfaces with hyperbolic-medium multipole resonators
Juan Domingo Baena Doello
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
The Physics of Self-Complementary Metasurfaces
Victor Balykin
Institute for 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
Pavel Baranov
Ioffe Institute
Russian Federation
Spin colour centres in SiC as a material platform for quantum photonics and communications, sensing and information processing at ambient conditions
Alexey Basharin
National University of Science and Technology (MISiS)
Russian Federation
Transparency effects in Metamaterials: Kerker conditions, anapole excitation, the role of multipoles
Vladimir Belotelov
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation
Metamaterials lacking of time and space inversion symmetries
Oliver Benson
Humboldt-University Berlin
Plasmon-empowered Non-Classical Light Sources
Leonid Butov
University of California San Diego
United States
Indirect excitons
Martin Caldarola
Leiden University
Gold nanorods as absolute nanothermometers
Susana Carregal Romero
Multiresponsive nanocarriers for drug delivery: In vitro applications and current challenges for their validation
Bigeng Chen
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
Merging plasmonics, silicon photonics and ultrafast control at the nanoscale
Igor Chestnov
Vladimir State University
Russian Federation
Nonlinear phenomena in exciton-polariton condensates
Arkady Chipouline
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Russian Federation
Passive and active toroidal structures
Alberto G. Curto
TU/e - Eindhoven Univ. of Technology
2D Semiconductor Nanophotonics
Costantino De Angelis
University of Brescia
AlGaAs nanoantennas: harmonic generation and photon management at the nanoscale
Anna Delin
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Spin dynamics and spin-heat interaction in low-dimensional systems
Giuseppe Della Valle
Politecnico di Milano - Dipartimento di Fisica
Anisotropic optical functionalization of MoS2 nanosheets via substrate pattern design
Alexandre Dmitriev
University of Gothenburg
Magnetoplasmonics: magnetic control of light in the nanoscale landscapes
Vladimir Drachev
University of North Texas
United States
Plasmon coupled super- and sub- radiance from dye shells
Kerker Effect in Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Oleg Egorov
Universität Würzburg
Ultrafast nonlinear phenomena in polaritonic wires
Daniel Erni
University of Duisburg-Essen
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
Wei Fang
Zhejiang University
High-purity, electrically-driven, and room-temperature single-photon sources
Aleksey Fedorov
Russian Quantum Center
Russian Federation
New frontiers for quantum networks
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
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Non-Hermitian metamaterials for light and sound
Arantxa Fraile Rodriguez
Institut de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (IN2UB)
Stress-induced Nanoscale Magnetic Domain Configurations Imprinted in Ni Thin Films by Proximity to V2O3
andrea fratalocchi
Kaust university
Saudi Arabia
Artificial intelligent camouflage materials: fundamentals and applications
Johannes Frueh
Harbin Institute of Technology
Gold and Silver Nanoparticle Blinking for Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy using Standard Microscope Cameras
Pavel Ginzburg
Tel Aviv Universiry
Mirco and nano tools for optomechanical manipulation
Nikolay Gippius
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Russian Federation
Controlling of resonances in photonic crystal slabs
Dmitry Gorin
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Russian Federation
Maxim Gorkunov
Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography
Russian Federation
Liquid-crystal-tunable optical metasurfaces
Anthony Grbic
University of Michigan
United States
Cascaded and Compound Metasurfaces
Niels Gregersen
Technical University of Denmark
How to design a good single-photon source?
Ognjen Ilic
California Institute of Technology
United States
Optomechanics and Complex Dynamics Across Many Length Scales: From Structured Nanoparticles to Cosmic Lightsails
Ivan Iorsh
ITMO University
Russian Federation
Electrical control over the statistics of the transmitted radiation via the quantized Stark effect in the quantum dot in a waveguide system.
Masanobu Iwanaga
National Institute for Materials Science
Recent progress in emittance-controlled optical metasurfaces
Bjarke Jørgensen
Newtec Engineering A/S
Graphene based broadband photodetectors for food inspections
Anatoly Kamchatnov
Institute of Spectroscopy Russian Academy of Sciences
Russian Federation
Oblique solitons in atomic and polariton condensates
Antonios Kanaras
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
Programmed assembly of inorganic nanoparticles
Alina Karabchevsky
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Novel metamaterials on waveguides
Olof Karis
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Time resolved studies of magnetisation dynamics with elemental specificity
Irina Khromova
United Kingdom
Metamaterials for Wireles Power and Data Transfer
Irina Khromova
United Kingdom
Polarity of Fano resonances in dielectric particles near conductive surfaces
Oleg Kibis
Novosibirsk State Technical University
Russian Federation
Electronic properties of quantum rings dressed by a high-frequency electromagnetic field
Sejeong Kim
University of Technology Sydney
Quantum Emitters in Flatland
Sebastian Klembt
University of Würzburg
Polariton lattices: From photonic simulators to topological effects
Vasily Klimov
Dukhov Research Institute of Automatics (VNIIA)
Russian Federation
Size and host-medium effects on topologically protected surface states in 3D optical waveguides
Vadim Kovalev
A.V. Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics
Russian Federation
Nonlinear valley Hall transport in two-dimensional Dirac semiconductors
Dmitry Krizhanovskii
The University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
Exciton-polaritons in semiconductor microcavities with 2D materials
Fabrice Laussy
University of Wolverhampton
United Kingdom
Photon correlations in both time and frequency
Andrei Lavrinenko
Technical University of Denmark
Laminae metamaterials: material platforms, properties and applications
Snezana Lazic
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Surface acoustic wave modulation of single photon emission from GaN/InGaN nanowire quantum dots
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
Jinan University
Structured surfaces for structured light and multi-functionalities
Tao Li
Nanjing University
Dispersion engineered optical meta-devices
Guixin Li
Southern University of Science and Technology
Nonlinear Photonic Metasurfaces
Stefan Maier
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Dielectric and low-dimensional-materials nanocavities for non-linear nanophotonics and sensing
Guillaume Malpuech
Institut Pascal
Non-adiabatic Anomalous Hall Effect for exciton-polaritons
Manuel Marques
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Dynamics of electric dipoles in fluctuating light fields: From gravity like interactions to accelerated expansion
Alexey Maslov
University of Nizhny Novgorod
Label-Free Super-Resolution on the Rise
Alexey Maslov
University of Nizhny Novgorod
Russian Federation
Resonant optical forces in microspherical photonics
Stanislav Maslovski
Universidade de Coimbra
Conjugate impedance matched metamaterials: Physical modeling and wave interaction effects
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
University of Konstanz
Driven dynamics of electrons interacting with light in graphene nanostructures
Andrey Moskalenko
University of Konstanz
Tracing pulsed squeezed light in the mid-infrared with subcycle resolution
Egor Muljarov
Cardiff University
United Kingdom
Phonon-induced dephasing in quantum dots coupled to an optical microcavity
Takashi Nakajima
Kyoto University
Controlled morphological and optical properties of metal-polymer nanocomposite films fabricated by a mid-infrared laser
Anton Nalitov
ITMO University
Russian Federation
Optical bifurcations in polariton condensates
Justus Ndukaife
Vanderbilt University
United States
New frontiers for nanoparticle trapping and manipulation with designer thermoplasmonic metasurfaces
Alexey Nikitin
Donostia International Physics Center
Near-field optics with Van der Waals materials
Sergey Nikitov
Kotel'nikov Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics
Russian Federation
Magnonics- new chaper of spintronics and magnetoelectronics
Tavakol Pakizeh
K. N. Toosi University of Technology
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Optical Interaction Effects in Nanoplasmonic Antennas
Teresa Pellegrino
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Magnetic Nanocrystals of cubic shape and their assemblies to tackle cancer
Ovidio Y. Peña Rodríguez
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Tailoring the optical response of plasmonic nanoparticles with femtosecond laser pulses
Thomas Pertsch
Institute of Applied Physics
Tailoring of metasurfaces by positional and orientational disorder
Alexander Poddubny
Australian National University / ITMO University / Ioffe Institute
Australia / Russian Federation
Unidirectional Third Harmonic Generation from Photonic Topological States
Vladimir Popok
Aalborg University
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
Ilya Radko
Technical University of Denmark
Modification of the optical readout fidelity of single electron spins at NV centers in diamond
Ronen Rapaport
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Nanophotonics with interacting exciton systems
Mengxin Ren
Nankai University
Functional Metasurfaces for Linear and Nonlinear Control of Light
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
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Homogenization of metamaterials with strong spatial dispersion
Ilya Rodionov
Bauman Moscow State Technical University
Russian Federation
High-Q nanophotonics with silver-empowered plasmonic platform
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
Joerg Schilling
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Spontaneous emission enhancement of Ge(Si) quantum dots embedded in silicon Mie-resonators
Carolin Schmitz-Antoniak
Juelich Research Center
Magnetite at the nanoscale – magnetism, electronic structure, and the Verwey transition
Evgeny Sedov
Vladimir State University named after A. G. and N. G. Stoletovs
Russian Federation
Zitterbewegung of exciton-polaritons in microcavities with the spin-orbit interaction
Elizaveta Semenova
Technical University of Denmark
Epitaxy of Quantum Dots operating in the 1.55 µm wavelength range for device applications
Frank Setzpfandt
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Second-Harmonic Generation in Dielectric Metasurfaces
Ilya Shadrivov
Australian National University
Dielectric metasurfaces for Terahertz wave manipulation
Vanik Shahnazaryan
ITMO University
Russian Federation
Cooling and squeezing in nonlinear dissipative optomechanics
Alexander Shalin
ITMO University
Russian Federation
Tractor beams at metamaterial substrates
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
Constantin Simovski
Aalto University
Decoupling of Dipole Antennas by a Split Loop
Petr Siyushev
University of Ulm
Fourth-group-elements-based color centers in diamond as a novel qubit candidates
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
Kestutis Staliunas
Departament de Fisica
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
Yury Stebunov
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Russian Federation
2D Materials for Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensing
Nicolas Stenger
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy in plasmonic structures at the nanometre scale
Andrey Sukhorukov
Australian National University
Shaping and imaging quantum light with metasurfaces
Sergey Sukhov
University of Central Florida
United States
The zoo of nonconservative optical forces
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
Michele Tamagnone
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Tunable Metasurfaces Using 2D Materials: Experiments, Bounds and Applications
Dmitry Tatarnikov
Moscow Aviation Institute
Russian Federation
Periodic Structures, High Impedance and Semitransparent Surfaces in Antennas for Centimeter and Millimeter Precision of Positioning with the Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Denis Tihon
Université catholique de Louvain
High impedance MRI tunnel analysis with integral-equation methods
Sergei Tikhodeev
M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation
Resonant states in chiral photonic structures to control the circular polarization of emitted photons
Alexander Timin
RASA center in Tomsk
Russian Federation
Microcapsules as universal biocompatible platform for intracellular delivery of coding/noncoding nucleic acids
Oleg Tretiakov
Tohoku University
Skyrmions and Antiskyrmions in Antiferromagnets
Viet Giang Truong
Light-Matter Interactions Unit
Efficient Micro- and Nanoparticle Trapping with Ultrathin Fibres and Plasmonic Tweezers
Giorgos Tsironis
University of Crete
Complexity and self-organization in superconducting metamaterials
Alexey Ustinov
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Quantum metamaterials made of superconducting qubit
Niels Verellen
Silicon optical antennas – mode distributions and directionality
Alexandre Vignaud
Fast and unconditionally safe in vivo MR protocol for home-made coil prototype assessement
Igor Vlasov
A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute
Russian Federation
Luminescent nanodiamonds as a material platform for production of single photon emitters
Valentyn Volkov
SDU Nano Optics
Hybrid graphene-nanometallic structures
Nina Voronova
National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)
Russian Federation
Anisotropic superfluidity in organic microcavities
Cheng Wang
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Nonlinear photonics in integrated lithium niobate platform
Joerg Wrachtrup
Institute for Quantum Science and Technology (IQst)
Quantum Optics with Highly Coherent Photons
Jeong Weon Wu
Ewha Womans University
Korea, Republic of
intramolecular charge transfer neadby hyperbolic metamaterial
Shangran Xie
Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Optical trapping and binding of microparticles in hollow-core photonic crystal fibres
Yi Xu
Jinan University
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
Pavel Zemanek
Czech Academy of Sciences
Czech Republic
Experimental stochastic systems based on optical forces
Lei Zhou
Fudan University
Multifunctional, High-efficiency, Tunable Metasurfaces to Control Electromagnetic Waves
Zhang-kai Zhou
Sun Yat-Sen University
Plasmon-Exciton Interaction in Metal-Two Dimensional Materials System
Elena Zhukova
Moscow institute of physics and technology
Russian Federation
Charge transport mechanisms in macroscale CNT films

Registration to the conference

Submission is closed!

Submission of oral talks is closed. Poster abstracts can still be uploaded through the form. In case Oral talk is strongly preferable - please contact conference organizers.

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 send the CV and cover/endorsement letter to the conference email with the subject "Travel grant" before June 15th, 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. The notification will be sent by June 25, 2018.

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

Registration fee

Type Early
(before July 15, 2018)
(from July 16, 2018)
Regular 28 000 RUB or 400 EUR

35 000 RUB (or 500 EUR)
Student 20 000 RUB or 280 EUR

28 000 RUB (or 400 EUR)

Contact us if you prefer to pay at the bank office and we will issue an invoice.
Early registration deadline has been prolonged until July 15, 2018.

Submission deadline

Important Dates:

  • 30 March 2018 - Submission deadline
  • 15 April 2018 - Extended deadline for paper submission
  • 30 May 2018 - Results on paper acceptance
  • 15 June 2018 - Grant application deadline
  • 25 June 2018 - Results on grant applications
  • 1 July 2018 - Revised paper submission deadline

  • 17 - 21 September 2018 - METANANO Conference


The conference venue is Sirius Art & Science Park Sochi, which the one of the best Congress and Exhibition centers in Russia.
The congress center is located at Olympic avenue 1, Sochi, 354340.


METANANO 2018 participants are welcome to stay at Omega Sochi hotel 3* which is 5 minutes walking from the Conference Venue. There are 3 room types to be offered - Standard, Junior Suite and Suite. Breakfast is included. Hotel has sport facilities, 24-hours bar and restaurant.

In order to book a room at Omega Sochi hotel please fill in the following form in English or in Russian and follow the instructions in the document.

Note! The hotel is not available for booking at the website since all rooms are temporary reserved for the participants of the conference!

You will need to print the registration form, sign it by hand and send to the e-mail address mentioned in the form. Please note that after sending the reservation form you will be charged a deposit in the amount of the cost of a one-night stay.

Hotel Omega Sochi offers special rates for the participants of the METANANO conference (prices are in rubles per night). Note that according to Federal Law No. 214-FZ hotel guests should pay resort fee taxes which are 10 rubles (approx. 0.15 EUR) per night. See details.

Room typeSingleDouble
StandardRUB 3 500RUB 4 400
Junior SuiteRUB 4 440RUB 5 355
SuiteRUB 6 040RUB 7 055

Standard room.

This air-conditioned room features a balcony and flat-screen cable TV. The private bathroom comes with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Extra bed is provided upon request.

Junior suite.

This air-conditioned junior suite has a balcony. It offers a sofa and flat-screen cable TV. The private bathroom comes with a shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Extra bed is provided upon request.


This air-conditioned suite has a balcony. It offers a living room with a sofa and flat-screen cable TV. The private bathroom comes with a bath, hairdryer and free toiletries. Extra bed is provided upon request.

In order to book a room at Omega Sochi hotel please fill in the following form in English or in Russian and follow the instructions.

You will need to print the registration form, sign it by hand and send to the e-mail address mentioned in the form. Please note that after sending the reservation form you will be charged a deposit in the amount of the cost of a one-night stay.

Previous edition of 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.

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Please note that we only consider visa invitations for those participants who have submitted their papers (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.

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Metamaterials and Nanophotonics Department