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Past School Events

2016

Metamaterials from THz to optics - Chania

Nanophotonics and metamaterials - St. Petersburg

Computational Photonics - Karlsruhe

2015

Foundamentals of Metamaterial Electromagnetics - Ruka

15 Years of Metamaterials: Past, Present and Future - Oxford

Electromagnetic, acoustic, and thermal invisibility - Rome

2014

Photonic nanomaterials and Metamaterials - Jena

Novel terahertz and infrared metamaterials - Copenhagen

Metamaterials for microwave components and systems - Rome

2013

Bottom-up fabrication of metamaterials - Bordeaux

Fabrication of metamaterials - Glasgow

2012

Tunable and reconfigurable metamaterials - St. Petersburg

Introduction to metamaterials - Lovain-la-Neuve

2011

Engineering applications of metamaterials (including microwaves, THz, optics, and acoustics) - Barcelona

Effects to be observed with metamaterials and applications thereof - Siena

2010

Experimental Characterization of Electromagnetic Metamaterials - Crete

Bringing Gain to Metamaterials - Karlsruhe

2009

Fundamentals of Metamaterials Electromagnetics - Levi

Theory, Modeling, and Applications of Metamaterials and Transformational Electromagnetics - London

Fabrication and Optical Properties of Nanostructured Metamaterials - Crete

2008

Antennas Based on Metamaterials Technology and their Applications - Pamplona

General Synthesis of Metamaterials and their Modelling by Homogenization - Marrakesh

Women in Photonics (WiP) School on Photonic Metamaterials - Paris

Applications of Metamaterials in RF/Microwave Engineering - Barcelona

2007

The Role of Metamaterials in Cloaking Technology - Rome

Dielectric and Plasmonic Metamaterials: Fabrication, Properties and Modelling Techniques - Belfast

Metamaterials Versus Photonic Crystals - Warsaw

2006

Tunable Metamaterials and Metasurfaces - St. Petersburg

Complex Material Effects in Electromagnetics - Rovaniemi

Fabrication and Characterization of Metamaterial Based Structures and Devices at THz - Lille

2005

Modelling and Application of Metamaterials, Metasurfaces and High Impedance Surfaces - Siena

Metamaterials, PBGs and EBGs for Optics and Microwaves - San Sebastian

XXXII - Chania, Crete (GR), September 17-18, 2016
TitleMetamaterials from THz to optics
Description
OrganizersProf. Maria Kafesaki
Lectures:
Prof. Thomas Koschny
Prof. Martin Wegener
Prof. Ramon Jose Paniagua Dominguez
Prof. Jacob Khurgin
Prof. Kosmas Tsakmakidis
Prof. Philippe Tassin
Prof. Mikhail Lapine
Prof. Zuben Jacob
Prof. Harald Giessen
Dr. Maria Maragkou
Dr. Manolis Antonoyannakis

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XXXI - St. Petersburg, Russia, June 21-24, 2016
TitleNanophotonics and metamaterials
Description
OrganizersProf. Pavel Belov, Dr. Andrey Bogdanov
Lectures:
Prof. Andrey Novitsky
Prof. Pavel Ginzburg
Prof. Milhail Lapine
Prof. Constantine Simovski
Prof. Andrei Lavrinenko
Prof. Ilya Shadrivov
Prof. Oleg Mitrofanov
Prof. Alexander Khanikaev
Prof. Shanhui Fan
Prof. Boris Chichkov
Prof. Didier Felbacq
Prof. Pavel Belov
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XXX - Karlsruhe, Germany, April 11-15, 2016
TitleComputational Photonics
Description
Computational methods are nowadays an indispensable tool in many branches of optics and photonics. Computational methods allow finding solutions to those equations that describe the properties of light and its interaction with matter in a numerical sense; particularly in situations for which analytical solutions are no longer available. In that sense, a computational analysis is often considered as a ‘numerical experiment’ that provides insights into domains inaccessible with a real experiment. With this ability computational methods are often essential to understand actual experiments. They also simplify the design of optical materials and functional devices prior to any fabrication. And after all, they constitute an excellent environment to use your own intellectual creativity to study thus far unexplored regimes for the light-matter-interaction and to devise applications thereof.
To all these aspects we give an introduction in this one-week technical module. It comprises a balanced mix of theoretical lectures and hands-on training using different software packages. The focus of the technical module is on methods that solve rigorously Maxwell’s equations. The methods and tools we discuss, therefore, can be applied to systems, where wave optical properties are important. Unique to the technical module is the combination of internal and external scientific and industrial experts that will offer theoretical lectures and hands-on training. In combination, we expect the participants to gain a solid knowledge of the basics of computational photonics and competences to solve a large variety of different problems themselves. Even though theoretical and computational work might not always constitute the core activities of the participant, the acquired knowledge will help in their everyday research.

Organizers: Carsten Rockstuhl.
Lectures:
Dr. Sven Burger, JCMware, Germany
Dr. Frank Demming-Janssen, CST-AG, Germany
Prof. Ulrich Hohenester, University of Graz, Austria
Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Jun.-Prof. Thomas Weiss, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Prof. Richard W. Ziolkowski, The University of Arizona, USA
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XXIX - Ruka, Finland, December 7-11, 2015
TitleFoundamentals of Metamaterial Electromagentics
Description
This short course is designed for post-graduate students and young researchers who are starting their research in the field of complex artificial electromagnetic materials (metamaterials) and metasurfaces. It will provide an overview of electromagnetic materials and their effective parameters. Students will learn, for instance, why arrays of wires can behave as free-electron plasma with negative effective permittivity, how negative refraction happens, what plasmons are and why they are important, what a “metasurface” is, how to overcome losses using gain media, and how nonreciprocal metamaterials can be constructed. The course combines lectures, practical demos and original mini-research projects made in small groups, interacting with the teachers. 
Organizers: Sergei Tretyakov and Joni Vehmas, Aalto University.
Lectures:
Prof. Nader Engheta, USA
Prof. Silvio Hrabar, CR
Prof. Stefano Maci, IT
Prof. Ari Sihvola, FI
Prof. Sergei Tretyakov,FI

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XXVIII - Doctoral school at the Metamaterials'2015 Congress, Oxford, England, September 11-12, 2015
Title: 15 Years of Metamaterials: Past, Present and Future
Description
The school offers a unique opportunity to students and young researchers to meet pioneers and leading experts in metamaterials and get exposure to the latest advancements in this burgeoning research field. Comprehensive lectures will take into account the widespread backgrounds of the audience.
Organizers: Katya Shamonina, University of Oxford.
Lectures:
Prof. Allan Boardman, UK
Prof. Nader Engheta, USA
Prof. Maria Kafesaki, Greece
Prof. Stefan Maier, UK
Prof. Ferran Martin, Spain
Prof. Sir John B. Pendry, UK
Prof. David Smith, USA
Prof, Anatoly Zayats, UK

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XXVII - Rome, Italy, May 4-8, 2015
Title: Electromagnetic, acoustic, and thermal invisibility
Description
The anomalous interaction between electromagnetic/acoustic/thermal fields and artificial engineered materials / metamaterials allows obtaining unique properties that can be successfully used to design conceptually new and unprecedented components, such as invisibility cloaks. The course – taught by the most eminent scientists working in the fields of electromagnetic (from DC to microwaves and optics), acoustic, and thermal invisibility – aims at giving the basic principles on the theory, design, and, experiments of metamaterial-based cloaking and invisibility in the different fields of Physics and Engineering.
Organizers: Andrea Alù, The University of Texas at Austin, 
                 Filiberto Bilotti and Alessandro Toscano, "RomaTre" University.

Lectures:
Prof. Andrea Alù, USA
Prof. Filiberto Bilotti, Italy
Prof. Steven Cummer, USA
Prof. Sebastien Guenneau, France
Prof. Alessio Monti, Italy
Prof. Àlvar Sanchez, Spain
Prof. Alessandro Toscano, Italy
Prof. Sergei Tretyakov, Finland
Prof. Martin Wegener, Germany

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XXVI - Jena, Germany, November 24-28, 2014
TitlePhotonic Nanometamterials and Metamaterials
Description
The school provides fundamental knowledge about various aspects that concern theory, fabrication, and characterization of photonic nanomaterials and optical metamaterials. Beside a general introduction, more advanced lectures will be devoted to specific subjects of current interest in the broader context of optical metamaterials. Examples are self-assembled metamaterials, transformation optics, quantum effects in nanoplasmonics, artificial chirality. We will also discuss specific applications such as invisibility cloaks and perfect absorbers. 
Organizers: Thomas Pertsch, University of Jena, and Carsten Rockstuhl, KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Lectures:
J. Aizpurua, Donostia Int. Physics Center, ES
A. Alù, University of Austin, Texas, USA
T. F. Krauss, University of York, UK 
P. Lalanne, CNRS, Bordeaux, FR
T. Pertsch, University of Jena, Germany
T. Philbin, University of Exeter, UK
C. Rockstuhl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
A. Sihvola, Aalto University, FI
S. Tretyakov, Aalto University, FI

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XXV - Doctoral school at the Metamaterials'2014 Congress, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 29-30, 2014
Title: Novel terahertz and infrared metamaterials
Description
This school event is particularly focused on the novel terahertz and infrared metamaterials. 
Organizers: Andrei Lavrinenko, DTU Technical University of Denmark, and Carsten Rockstuhl, KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
Lectures:
P. Uhd Jepsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
D. Mittleman, Rice University, USA
J. Garcia de Abajo, ICFO, Spain
T. Low, IBM, USA
M. Lapine, University of Sydney, Australia
G. Shvets, University of Texas at Austin, USA

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XXIV – Rome, Italy, March 24-27, 2014
TitleMetamaterials for microwave components and systems
Description
Metamaterials represent a key enabling technology to implement the next generation of antenna and microwave components and systems. The anomalous interaction between the electromagnetic field and metamaterials allows obtaining unique properties that can be successfully used to dramatically improve the performance of existing antenna and microwave components and design conceptually new and unprecedented components. The course will introduce the current state-ofthe-art of metamaterial inspired components for antenna and microwave technology, giving particular emphasis to the challenges to take and the limitations to consider when moving towards industrial applications.
Organizers: Filiberto Bilotti, "RomaTre" University 
Lectures:
Prof. Filiberto Bilotti, "Roma Tre" University
Prof. Yang Hao, Queen Mary University of London
Prof. Stefano Maci, University of Siena
Prof. Ferran Martin, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Prof. Giuseppe Schettini, "Roma Tre" University
Prof. Alessandro Toscano, "Roma Tre" University
Prof. Sergei Tretyakov, Aalto University 
Prof. Lucio Vegni, "Roma Tre" University

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XXIII - Doctoral school at the Metamaterials'2013 Congress, Bordeaux, France, September 20-21, 2013
Title: Bottom-up fabrication of metamaterials
Description
This school event is particularly focused on the bottom-up fabrication techniques used to synthesize metamaterials. Theoretical aspects and simulations, as well as nanochemistry and self-assembled methods. 
Organizers: Philippe Barois, Corinne Amengual, University of Bordeaux, and Carsten Rockstuhl, University of Jena.
Lectures:
T. Bürgi, Université de Genève
M. Treguer, ICMCB, University of Bordeaux
J. Leng, Solvay-CNRS-University of Bordeaux
A. Kuzyk, Max Planck Institute Stuttgart
D. Pawlak, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology
S. Mendach, University of Jena
A. Aradian, CRPP-CNRS Bordeaux
M. Albani, University of Siena
J. Baumberg, Cavendish Laboratory
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XXII – Glasgow (Scotland), United Kingdom, June 17-21, 2013
Title: Fabrication of metamaterials
Description
This short course is designed for post-graduate students and young researchers who are starting or already working in the field of complex artificial electromagnetic materials (metamaterials). The course is an introductory course which will give fundamental knowledge about various aspects that concern the fabrication of metamaterials designed to operate at various frequency domains. Besides a general introduction to fabrication technologies, detailed lectures will be devoted to the specific methods for micro- and nanofabrication for three-dimensional and large scale structures. Examples of such methods would be lectures on direct laser writing, nanoimprint lithography, nano-origami, and electron beam lithography.
In addition to a focus on electromagnetic metamaterials, peculiarities in the fabrication of metamaterials for associated materials systems, such as e.g. photonic crystals and plasmonic nanostructures, as well as for metamaterials that affect other waves, such as e.g. spin waves, are given.
The course combines lectures, hands-on-training and self-study sessions. Every participant is invited to present their own work to the audience in a poster presentation. The course will last five days.
Organizers: Nigel Johnson, University of Glasgow, and Carsten Rockstuhl, University of Jena.
Lectures:
M. Wegener, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
D. Cumming, University of Glascow
J. -H. Cho, University of Minnesota
D. Grundler , Technical University Munich
D. B. Burckel, Sandia National Laboratories
R. Malureanu, DTU Fotonik
T. Drysdale, University of Glascow
R. De La Rue, University of Glascow
A. Dmitriev, Chalmers University of Technology
N. Johnson, University of Glascow
S. Thoms, University of Glascow
M. Verschuuren, Philips
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XXI - Doctoral school at the Metamaterials'2012 Congress, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 21-22, 2012
Title: Tunable and reconfigurable metamaterials
Description
The course presents a unique opportunity for students and young researchers to get exposure to the latest advancements in the field of metamaterials and to meet the leading experts in this explosively developing field. The lectures were delivered by key speakers of the Congress.
The school course was mainly focused on the key aspects of metamaterials and related concepts that make them important for the device engineering in the different areas, ranging from acoustics to optics. Comprehensive lectures take into account the widespread backgrounds of the audience
Organizer: Irina Vendik, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI".
Lectures:
I. Vendik, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University
N. Engheta, University of Pennsylvania
K. Simovski, Aalto University
D. Lippens, University of Lille
H. Ouslimani, University Paris West Nanterre La Defense
V. Fedotov, University of Southampton
B. Kalinikos, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University
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XX - Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, May 7-11, 2012
Title: Introduction to metamaterials
Description
This short course is designed for post-graduate students and young researchers who are starting or already working in the field of complex artificial electromagnetic materials (metamaterials). This is an introductory course which will give fundamental knowledge about electromagnetic materials and their effective parameters. Students will learn, for instance, why arrays of wires can behave as free-electron plasma with negative effective permittivity, what determines the permeability of split-ring-resonator media, how negative refraction happens, and how the perfect lens operates. This course will also treat fundamental properties of periodical structures and plasmonic media for novel optical devices. The course combines lectures, problem-solving and self-study sessions, and short presentations by the students. The course will last five days.
Organizer: Christophe Craeye, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL).
Lectures:
N. Engheta, University of Pennsylvania
S. Tretyakov, Aalto University
C. Rockstuhl, University of Jena
F. Bilotti, University of Roma Tre
F. Koenderink, FOM Institute AMOLF
I. Huynen, Université catholique de Louvain
C. Craeye, Université catholique de Louvain
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XIX - Doctoral school at the Metamaterials'2011 Congress, Barcelona, Spain, October 14-15, 2011
Title: Engineering applications of metamaterials (including microwaves, THz, optics, and acoustics)
Description
The course presented a unique opportunity for students and young researchers to get exposure to the latest advancements in the field of metamaterials and to meet the leading experts in this explosively developing field. The lectures delivered by key speakers of the Congress.
The school course was mainly focused on the key aspects of metamaterials and related concepts that make them important for the device engineering in the different areas, ranging from acoustics to optics. Comprehensive lectures took into account the widespread backgrounds of the audience. The spirit of this course was to highlight the practical aspects of metamaterials, rather than the theory.
Organizer: Ferran Martin, Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Lecturers:
J. S. Dehesa, Polytechnic University of Valencia
R. Marqués, University of Seville
F. Martín, Autonomous University of Barcelona
J. Bonache, Autonomous University of Barcelona
M. Beruete, Public University of Navarra
H. Giessen, University of Stuttgart
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XVIII - Siena, Italy, July 18-22, 2011
Title: Effects to be observed with metamaterials and applications thereof
Description
In the first lines of many publications devoted to metamaterials they are usually introduced as a novel kind of an artificial matter that allows to mould the flow of electromagnetic fields in a manner inaccessible with natural media. Whereas this is absolutely true, as we have witnessed in the past, it is also common sense that to assure a constant progress for the field of metamaterials, these structures have to be developed not just on their own but they should serve a well defined purpose, they should sustain a desired effect, and they should eventually lead to an application which contributes to the solution of problems.
That requires well educates students that know which effects they can rely on and students which are trained on the basic means to develop applications. This comprises both technical aspects, but also case studies were the students obtain insights into the entire chain of work necessary to translate the property of a metamaterial into a functional device. It is the aim of this 18th European Doctoral School on Metamaterials to educate students for exactly these purposes. This school targets on students interested in both theoretical and experimental aspects.
To accommodate the potential interest of students into some selected topics only, a registration to the school is also possible for just a single or two days. Students that participate the entire school will be awarded 1.5 credits, which can contribute towards achieving the Mention of Excellence. The students are invited to present at a devoted session posters on their work to facilitate discussions among the students and with the experts attending the school. The entire school is made bold with a devoted social program that will be announced in the web in due time.
Organizers: Matteo Albani, Stefano Maci, University of Siena, and Carsten Rockstuhl, University of Jena.
Lecturers:
A. Zayats, Queen's University of Belfast
N. Zheludev, University of Southampton
S. Maci, University of Siena
M. Albani, University of Siena
S. Tretyakov, Aalto University
A. Boardmann, University of Salford
A. Vallecchi, University of Siena
Y. Hao, Queen Mary University of London
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XVII – Hellas (Crete), Greece, December 13-17, 2010
Title: Experimental Characterization of Electromagnetic Metamaterials
Description
This school is organized as part of the activities of the FP7 Coordinating Action ECONAM (Electromagnetic Characterization of Nanostructured Materials - http://econam.metamorphose-vi.org/)
This edition of the Metamaterials School is devoted to experimental electromagnetic characterization of metamaterials and to the available characterization techniques. Various available characterization approaches were discussed in detail, along with their regimes of validity, and various experimental characterization techniques will be presented. These characterization techniques concerned metamaterials operating from microwaves all the way to the optical regime. The presentations were accompanied by laboratory courses where the students had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the details of each experimental procedure.
Organizer: Maria Kafesaki, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH).
Lecturers:
S. Tretyakov, Aalto University
P. Alitalo, Aalto University
M. Farsari, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
K. Hingerl, Johannes Kepler University Linz
N. Katsarakis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
G. Kenanakis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete
M. Massaouti, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
D. Gray, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
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XVI Doctoral school at the Metamaterials'2010 Congress, Karlsruhe, Germany, September 17-18, 2010
Title: Bringing Gain to Metamaterials
Description
A course of the European School on Metamaterials operated by the Metamorphose Virtual Institute was held in conjunction with the Metamaterials'2009 Congress (17-18.09.2010). This event was co-organized with the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
The course presented a unique opportunity for students and young researchers to get exposure to the latest advancements in the field of metamaterials and to meet the leading experts in this explosively developing field. The lectures were delivered by the key speakers of the Congress.
Organizers: Martin Wegener and Stefan Linden, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
Lecturers:
M. Noginov, Norfolk State University
M. Stockman, Georgia State University
C. Soukoulis, Iowa State University
M. McCall, Imperial College London
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XV - Levi ski resort, Lapland, Finland, November 16-20, 2009
Title: Fundamentals of Metamaterials Electromagnetics
Description
This short course is designed for post-graduate students and young researchers who are starting or already working in the field of complex artificial electromagnetic materials (metamaterials). It will give fundamental knowledge about electromagnetic materials and their effective parameters. Students will learn, for instance, why arrays of wires can behave as free-electron plasma with negative effective permittivity, what determines the permeability of split-ring-resonator media, how negative refraction happens, and how the perfect lens operates. This course will also treat fundamental properties of plasmonic media and optical properties of metals and novel composites for plasmonic optical devices. The course combines lectures, problem-solving and self-study sessions, and short presentations by the students. The course will last five days.
Organizers: Ari Sihvola and Sergei Tretyakov, Helsinki University of Technology.
Lecturers:
F. Bilotti, University of Roma Tre
N. Engheta, University of Pennsylvania
A. Sihvola, Helsinki University of Technology
S. Tretyakov, Helsinki University of Technology
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XIV - Doctoral school at the Metamaterials'2009 Congress, London, UK, August 30-31, 2009
Title: Theory, Modeling, and Applications of Metamaterials and Transformational Electromagnetics
Description
This course of the European School on Metamaterials will be held in conjunction with the Metamaterials'2009 Congress. This event will present a unique opportunity for students and young researchers to get exposure to the latest advancements in the field of metamaterials and to meet the leading experts in this explosively developing field. The lectures will be delivered by key speakers of the Congress who will address the fundamental problems in the area of artificial electromagnetic materials.
Organizer: Yang Hao, Queen Mary University of London.
Lecturers:
A. Alu, University of Texas at Austin
Y. Hao, Queen Mary University of London
U. Leonhardt, University of St Andrews
R. Mittra, Pennsylvania State University
J. Pendry, Imperial College London
S. Tretyakov, Helsinki University of Technology
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XIII – Rethymnon (Crete), Greece, June 12-13, 2009
Title: Fabrication and Optical Properties of Nanostructured Metamaterials
Description
This edition of the Metamaterials School is devoted to the optical properties and the realization possibilities of nanostructured metamaterials, targeting operation in the near IR and optical regime. The recent and foreseen developments in terms of fabrication, optical characterization, and novel optical phenomena related with nanostructured metamaterials will be reviewed and analyzed by experts of the field.
Organizers: Maria Kafesaki, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), Costas Soukoulis, Iowa State University, and Sergei Tretyakov, Helsinki University of Technology.
Lecturers:
A. Boltasseva, Purdue University
N. Feth, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
H. Giessen, University of Stuttgart
W. Padilla, Boston College
D. Pawlak, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology
A. Sarychev, University of Florence
V. Shalaev, Purdue University
C. Simovski, Helsinki University of Technology
G. Shvets, The University of Texas at Austin
C. Sotomayor-Torres, Tyndall National Institute
S. Tretyakov, Helsinki University of Technology
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XII - Doctoral school at the Metamaterials'2008 Congress, Pamplona, Spain, September 21–22, 2008
Title: Antennas Based on Metamaterials Technology and their Applications
Description
The 12th Edition of the School will be held jointly with our conference and will offer a special course on Metamaterials and related materials and structures. The course will combine lectures by world's top specialists in the fields of Metamaterials and Antennas, problem-solving and self-study sessions.
Organizers: Prof. Ramon Gonzalo, Public University of Navarra, Spain
Lecturers:
S. Tretyakov, Helsinki University of Technology
R. Ziolkowski, University of Arizona
F. Bilotti, University of Roma Tre
A. Feresidis, Loughborough University
P. De Maagt, European Space Agency
R. Gonzalo, Public University of Navarra
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XI - Marrakesh, Morocco, May 5-6, 2008
Title: General Synthesis of Metamaterials and their Modelling by Homogenization
Description
The 11th Edition of the School will be held jointly with our conference and will offer a special course on Metamaterials and related materials and stuructures. The course will combine lectures by world's top specialists in the fields of Metamaterials and photonics, problem-solving and self-study sessions, and short presentations by the students. The topic of this school is devoted to the general synthesis of metamaterials whose constituent elements may have various shapes and properties. It is the goal of the school to discuss them and to show how the constituent properties and designs affect the overall macroscopic behavior. Furthermore, the macroscopic properties in some cases can be described in terms of homogenized quantities like permittivity and permeability or refractive index and impedance. This topic is still largely debated and we will show the various techniques available in the literature and their limits up to the most recent advances in this debated field. Open discussions and interaction with the lecturers is an important part of this focused school.
Organizers: Said Zouhdi, University of Paris Sud, and F. Capolino, University of Siena.
Lecturers:
A. Bossavit, École polytechnique
F. Capolino, University of Siena
R. Marques, University of Seville
M. Silveirinha, University of Coimbra
C. Soukoulis, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
A. Vinogradov, Russian Academy of Sciences
R. Ziolkowski, University of Arizona
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X - Paris, France, April 14-18, 2008
Title: Women in Photonics (WiP) School on Photonic Metamaterials
Description
The school targets young scientists (MSc, PhD, Post-Doc and early stage researchers - BOTH MALE AND FEMALE), and aims to familiarize them with the basic concepts and the recent developments in the area of electromagnetic wave propagation in novel composite materials. Main photonic materials categories that will be discussed are: photonic crystals, metamaterials (from microwaves to optics), nanostructured materials (with emphasis on plasmonics and semiconductor optics).
Organizers: Dorota Pawlak, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (ITME), Maria Kafesaki, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), and Federique Gadot, University of Paris Sud.
Lecturers:
C. Sibilia, Sapienza University of Rome
I. Vendik, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University
A. De Baas, European Commission
N. Pascall, European Commission
A. Boltasseva, Technical University of Denmark
E. Shamonina, University of Erlangen-Nurenberg
C. Gergely, University Montpellier 2
S. Foteinopoulou, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
S. Pietralunga, CORECOM
T. Teperik, CNRS
D. Pawlak, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology
F. Gadot, University of Paris Sud
M. Kafesaki, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
F. Olyslager, Ghent University
A. Radkovskaya, Lomonosov Moscow State Univ
E. Semouchkina, Pensylvania State University
E. Obraztsova, Russian Academy of Sciences
C. Pinault, École normale supérieure de Cachan
N. Zheludev, University of Southampton
S. Tretyakov, Helsinki University of Technology
C. Soukoulis, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
J. L. Doumont, Principiae
W. Vos, University of Twente
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IX - Barcelona, Spain, February 5-8, 2008
Title: Applications of Metamaterials in RF/Microwave Engineering
Description
This School offers the course "Applications of Metamaterials in RF/Microwave Engineering", which will provide a wide overview of the applications of metamaterial-based technologies in different areas ofmicrowave engineering, including passive and active components, tunable components and antennas, among others. It will also includesome lessons devoted to Intellectual Property and Patents. The 2 daySchool will be followed by the 2nd Young Scientist Meeting on Metamaterials (YSMM'08). The provisional scope of the course includesthe following topics: Advantages and limitations of metamaterial transmission linesfor RF/microwave circuit Design, Design of metamaterial-based passive components, Metamaterial Filters and other filters based on metamaterial concepts, Design of metamaterial-based active components, Reconfigurable/tunable components based on metamaterials, Synthesis methods, Radiating elements based on metamaterials, Intellectual Property and Patents.
Organizers: Ferran Martín, Joan García-García, and Jordi Bonache, Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Lecturers:
F. Martín, Autonomous University of Barcelona
J. García-García, Autonomous University of Barcelona
J. Bonache, Autonomous University of Barcelona
C. Camacho, University of Málaga
V. Boria, Polytechnic University of Valencia
J. Romeu, Polytechnic University of Catalonia
X. Sánchez-Vallvé, Autonomous University of Barcelona
R. Jakoby, Darmstadt University of Technology
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VIII - Rome, Italy, October 25-26, 2007
Title: The Role of Metamaterials in Cloaking Technology
Description
The 8th Edition of the School is held jointly to the First International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (Metamaterials 2007) and offers the course “The role of metamaterials in cloaking technology”. This course will introduce students to one of the most exciting new applications of metamaterials, presenting the theoretical principles of electromagnetic cloaking and different design approaches at microwave and optical frequencies. The course combines lectures, problem-solving and self-study sessions, and short presentations by the students. The provisional scope of the course includes the following topics: Cloaking definition and differences with stealth technologies, Historical aspects related with cloaking technology, Mathematical background of the cloaking electromagnetic problem, Engineering optical space with metamaterials, Invisibility devices as practical applications of the general relativity in electrical engineering, Engineering cloaking devices by using ENG-ENZ metamaterials, Synthesis of composites with needed parameters for cloaking purposes, Cloaking: the transmission-line approach.
Organizers: Filiberto Bilotti, Lucio Vegni, Alessandro Toscano, and Sebastian Emanuel Lauro, University of Roma Tre.
Lecturers:
N. Engheta, University of Pennsylvania
M. Lassas, Helsinki University of Technology
U. Leonhardt, University of St Andrews
V. Shalaev, Purdue University
S. Tretyakov, Helsinki University of Technology
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VII - Belfast, UK, August 20-22, 2007
Title: Dielectric and Plasmonic Metamaterials: Fabrication, Properties and Modelling Techniques
Description
The 3 day course will be followed by the 14th International Student Seminar on Microwave and OpticalApplications of Novel Physical Phenomena. The provisional scope of the course includes the following topics: Fabrication and characterisation of dielectric and metallic nanostructures, Scanning probe microscopy, Fabrication and measurement of micro and nanostructured Metamaterials, Nano-optics with plasmonic metamaterials, Plasmonic and dynamic waves in imperfect layered and film structures: analysis methods and eigenwave properties, Linear and non-linear electromagnetic processes in meso- & nano-scopic geometries, Frequency selective surfaces for quasi-optical beam splitting in millimeter and submillimeter wave space science radiometers, Phase control of reflectarray patches using tunable liquid crystal substrate, Metasurfaces with nonlinear inclusions.
Organizers: Alex Schuchinsky, Vincent Fusco, Robert Bowman, and Anatoly Zayats, Queen's University of Belfast.
Lecturers:
R. Bowman, Queen's University of Belfast
A. Zayats, Queen's University of Belfast
P. Dawson, University of Manchester
A. Schuchinsky, Queen's University of Belfast
R. Cahill, Queen's University Belfast
V. Fusco, Queen's University of Belfast
N. Johnson, University of Glasgow
H. S. Gamble, Queen's University of Belfast
B. M. Armstrong, Queen's University Belfast
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VI - Warsaw, Poland, May 7-9, 2007
Title: Metamaterials Versus Photonic Crystals
Description
SNOM and AFM, meausurement possibilities, fabrication tecniques of nanostructured materials, self-organized eutectic micro- and nanostructures.
Organizers: Tomasz Szoplik, Warsaw University, and Dorota Pawlak, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (ITME).
Lecturers:
S. Foteinopoulou, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
R. De La Rue, University of Glasgow
R. Kotynski, Warsaw University
W. M. Saj, Warsaw University
J. Pniewski, Warsaw University
T. J. Antosiewicz, Warsaw University
T. Szoplik, Warsaw University
A. Sagan, Warsaw University
G. Gawlik, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology
D. Pawlak, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology
D. Pysz, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology
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V - St. Petersburg, Russia, October 4-6, 2006
Title: Tunable Metamaterials and Metasurfaces
Description
The following topics of the school were included: Tuneable materials: ferroelectrics, ferromagnetics, liquid crystals, Tuneable metamaterials and metasurfaces, Tuneable left/right-handed transmission lines, Tuneable and reconfigurable microwave devices based on metamaterials and left/right-handed transmission lines.
Organizer: Irina Vendik, St. Petersburg Elecrotechnical University.
Lecturers:
B. Kalinikos, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University
D. Kholodnyak, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University
I. Vendik, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University
O. Vendik, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University
S. Zubko, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University
S. Gevorgian, Chalmers University of Technology
A. Shchuchinskiy, Queen’s University of Belfast
S. Tretyakov, Helsinki University of Technology
F. Martin, Autonomous University of Barcelona
S. Müller, Technical University Darmstadt
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IV - Rovaniemi, Finland, August 21-23, 2006
Title: Complex Material Effects in Electromagnetics
Description
Modeling of dielectric and magnetic properties of heterogeneous materials, effective medium theories, dispersion models, magnetoelectric effects, wire media, artificial plasmas, negative permittivity and permeability, split-ring resonator principles. Physical limitations of material parameters.
Organizers: Ari Sihvola, and Sergei Tretyakov, Helsinki University of Technology.
Lecturers:
A. Sihvola, Helsinki University of Technology
S. Tretyakov, Helsinki University of Technology
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III - Lille, France, May 2006
Title: Fabrication and Characterization of Metamaterial Based Structures and Devices at THz
Description
SRRs, nanowires and related particles, structuring crystals and metals, challenges at submicron and nano scales, characterization at THz.
Organizer: Didier Lippens, University of Lille 1.
Lecturers:
D. Pawlak, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology
E. Lheurette, University of Lille 1
M. Armstrong, Queen’s University of Belfast
R. Arscott, Institute of Electronic Microelectronic and Nanotechnology
J. F. Lampin, Institute of Electronic Microelectronic and Nanotechnology
I. Huynen, Université catholique de Louvain
L. Buchaillot, Institute of Electronic Microelectronic and Nanotechnology
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II - Siena, Italy, November 21-25, 2005
Title: Modelling and Application of Metamaterials, Metasurfaces and High Impedance Surfaces
Description
Enhanced radiation and directivity, modelling and design of metasurfaces and high impedance surfaces, effective parameters characterization of metasurfaces, antenna miniaturization.
Organizer: Filippo Capolino, University of Siena.
Lecturers:
M. Albani, University of Siena
P. Burghignoli, Sapienza University of Rome
F. Capolino, University of Siena
A. Cucini, University of Siena
A. Feresidis, University of Loughborough
G. Goussetis, University of Loughborough
S. Maci, University of Siena
G. Lovat, Sapienza University of Rome
C. Simovski, Helsinki University of Technology
S. Tretyakov, Helsinki University of Technology
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I - San Sebastian, Spain, July 21-23, 2005
Title: Metamaterials, PBGs and EBGs for Optics and Microwaves
Description
The general topics of the Distributed European Doctoral School on Metamaterialsare: NRI metamaterials: enhancement of evanescent waves, focusing and near-field imaging, DNG and SNG metamaterials for microwave applications: circuit and antenna design, PBG and EBG: theory, design, microwave and optical applications, Hard and soft surfaces, high impedance surfaces and FSS, Ferroelectric ceramics, ferrites and composite materials for RF and microwaves, Tunable metamaterials, Technologies for metamaterial fabrication.
Organizers: Javier Garcia de Abajo, University of the Basque Country, and Ramon Gonzalo, Public University of Navarra.
Lecturers:
F. Bilotti, University of Roma Tre
J. Garcia-Garcia, Autonomous University of Barcelona
J. Garcia de Abajo, University of the Basque Country
M. Kafesaki, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
F. Martin, Autonomous University of Barcelona
J. Pendry, Imperial College London
S. Tretyakov, Helsinki University of Technology
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