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The Horizon 2020 Future Emerging Topics European project VISORSURF together with the Distributed School on Metamaterials run by EUPROMETA, the Education Department of the METAMORPHOSE VI AISBLand Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering of Aalto University will organize a Doctoral School on Tunable and Software-Driven Functional Metasurfaces.

This school will be the 37th edition of the Distributed Doctoral School on Metamaterials. The school will be supported by the European School of Antennas (ESoA).

The Doctoral School  will be held on June 28- 29, 2018 at the premises of Aalto University in Espoo (the Helsinki region), Finland.

Info about venue, registration fees, visa invitation letters, accommodation and local transportation can be found here.

Please  fill in and send the form at https://eage.aalto.fi/?fs/en/DoctoralSchool for registration.

 

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Credits: 1 ECTS

Dates: 28-29 June 2018

Place: Espoo, Finland

Title of the Course: Tunable and Software-driven Functional Metasurfaces

School CoordinatorsProf. Sergei Tretyakov,  Aalto University, Finland
                                      Dr. Fu Liu,                       Aalto University, Finland
                                      (contact email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 18, 2018    

                               

Confirmed lecturers:

  • Dr. Sergi Abadal – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
     
  • Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
     
  • Prof. Julius GeorgiouUniversity of Cyprus, Cyprus
     
  • Dr. Christos Liaskos – FORTH Research center, Greece
     
  • Dr. Fu Liu - Aalto University, Finland
     
  • Dr. Dionysios Manessis –  Fraunhofer IZM and Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
     
  • Dr. Anna Tasolamprou - FORTH Research center, Greece
     
  • Prof. Sergei Tretyakov – Aalto University, Finland
     
  • Xuchen Wang - Aalto University, Finland

     

Abstract

Metasurfaces, engineered thin composite structures, have recently enabled the realization of novel electromagnetic and optical components with application-optimized and even un-natural functionalities. These include electromagnetic invisibility of objects (cloaking), total radiation absorption, filtering and steering of light and sound, as well as ultra-efficient, miniaturized antennas for sensors, implantable communication devices, and control of wave propagation. Making metasurfaces tunable, sensible, programmable, and (artificially) intelligent will offer virtually unlimited possibilities in controlling fields of various physical nature using thin intelligent skins. The VISORSURF project, which is organizing this school event, is developing hardware platforms and appropriate software solutions for first software-defined and software-driven metasurfaces for electromagnetic and optical applications. The doctoral school will introduce the participants into this exciting field of research, presenting the theoretical foundations of electromagnetic metasurfaces, various means to tune and control their properties, and provide examples of possible practical realizations. Application aspects will also be discussed. The school program contains lectures, an interactive session with the teachers, and a small test at the end of this two-day course.

 

Tentative School Programme

 

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Time Lecturer Title

9:00 - 11:00

Sergei Tretyakov Introduction to electromagnetic metasurfaces: motivation, properties and modelling

11:00 - 11:20

  Break
11:20 - 12:20

Christos Liaskos
Sergi Abadal

Software-defined and software-driven metasurface paradigm
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 15:30

Sergei Tretyakov
Fu Liu

Comparison of functionalities achievable by metasurfaces and phased arrays, possible tunability mechanisms and examples of realizations of tunable and digital metasurfaces
15:30-16:00  

Break

16:00 - 17:00 All teachers

Self-study and interactions with the lecturers

19:00 - 21:00  

School dinner

 

Friday, 29 June 2018

Time Lecturer Title

9:00 - 11:00

Fu Liu
Xuchen Wang
Anna Tasolamprou

Tunable fabric- and graphene-based designs

11:00 - 11:20

  Break
11:20 - 12:20

Ian F. Akyildiz

Software, system and application aspects
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 15:30

Julius Georgiou
Dionysios Manessis

Active circuit design, fabrication and packaging aspects
15:30-16:00  

Break

16:00 - 17:00 All teachers

Conclusions and exam

17:00  

Closing ceremony