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The XXXV Edition of the Distributed Doctoral School on Metamaterials will be held on December 18-22, 2017 in Rome, Italy. The School is part of the Distributed School on Metamaterials run by EUPROMETA, the Eudcation Department of the METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL, in the frame of the H2020 CSA Project NANOARCHITECTRONICSThe school will be focused on Advanced electromagnetic materials and surfaces for novel wave phenomena. 


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Credits: 1.5 ECTS

Dates: 18-22 December 2017

Place: Rome, Italy

Title of the CourseAdvanced electromagnetic materials and surfaces for novel wave phenomena

School CoordinatorsProf. Filiberto Bilotti,            "RomaTre" University, Italy
                                      Prof. Alessandro Toscano,  "RomaTre" University, Italy

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Confirmed lecturers:

  • Prof. Andrea Alù – University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • Prof. Filiberto Bilotti – “Roma Tre” University, Italy
  • Prof. Vincenzo Galdi – University of Sannio, Italy
  • Prof. Silvio Hrabar – University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Prof. Stefano Maci – University of Siena, Italy
  • Prof. Francesco Monticone – Cornell University, USA
  • Prof. Matteo Rinaldi - Northeastern University, USA
  • Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Prof. Mario Silveirinha – University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Prof. Alessandro Toscano – “Roma Tre” University, Italy
  • Prof. Sergei Tretyakov – Aalto University, Finland



Advanced engineered materials and surfaces (e.g. metamaterials and metasurfaces) are making a revolution in many scientific fields (electromagnetics, acoustics, mechanics, etc.) due to the anomalous interaction between electromagnetic/acoustic/mechanical waves and the inherent structure of the artificial materials and surfaces. Such anomalous interaction allows controlling and processing the field in a unique way, opening the door to the design of conceptually new and unprecedented components. In electromagnetics, the new degrees of freedom offered by artificial materials and surfaces allows overcoming some of the issues in silicon electronics, giving raise to a new electronics enabled by the electromagnetic field, extending the concept of metatronics, as originally put forward by N. Engheta some years ago. Making material properties reconfigurable and dynamically controllable in space and time, in fact, would open a myriad of new applications and scientific explorations. The course aims at presenting the recent advances in this new branch of electromagnetics, through the lectures given by eminent scientists and experts in the field.