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The XXXVI Edition of the Distributed Doctoral School on Metamaterials will be held on May 28- June 1, 2018 in Karlsruhe, Germany.

The school has been primarily organised for the fellows of the H2020 ITN-EID Project NOLOSS but is also open to anybody else. The School is part of the Distributed School on Metamaterials run by EUPROMETA, the Education Department of the METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL.

The school will be focused on Metamaterials and Nanophotonic structures in applications. The tentative school program can be downloaded here.

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Credits: 1.5 ECTS

Dates: 28 May - 1 June 2018

Place: Karlsruhe, Germany

Title of the Course: Metamaterials and nanophotonic structures in applications

School CoordinatorsProf. Carsten Rockstuhl,    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
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Confirmed lecturers:

  • Prof. Mario Agio – University of Siegen, Germany
  • Prof. Harald Giessen – University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Dr. Themos Kallos – Metamaterials Technologies Inc., Canada
  • Prof. Oliver J.F. Martin – EPFL, Switzerland
  • Prof. Philippe Lalanne – Institute d'Optique d'Aquitaine, France
  • Prof. Martin Wegener – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany


In the cause of time we have learned quite a lot on how micro- and nanostructured materials can be used to control a plethora of light properties. This can be, e.g., the spectral composition, the polarization state, or the distribution of electromagnetic fields in either a spatial or momentum space. This control is put in place by various structures that loosely fall into the categories of metamaterials, metasurface, optical nanoantennas, or photonic resonators. A natural question has always been, and will be likely much more important in the future considering the progress in the rational understanding of all these structures, how to translate this academic knowledge into a clear application perspective, i.e. how to make really use of these structures in a beneficial sense. This school is tailored to discuss with the students the state-of-the-art in different impact areas. We have a widen range of application contexts, starting from quantum optical applications, to nonlinear applications, to optical devices that reside on wavefront shaping capabilities up to truly commercial applications that are already rolled-out from companies. The schools aims to communicate of course the basics from these different application settings to justify specific needs. And of course to demonstrate how micro- and nanostructured materials can serve these needs. In addition to these academic aspects, we also offer a two - day special course integrated into the school where basics and advanced aspects of scientific writing are taught to the students.