METAMATERIALS 3.1 took place from August 1 to 5, 2022 in Cetraro, Italy. The conference chairs cordially thank all the participants who attended the symposium and contributed to make it a successful event.

View list of invited speakers.  Download the final Programme .

Over the years the field of metamaterials has evolved from engineering artificial media with exotic properties such as negative and zero refractive indices, chirality, optical magnetism, epsilon-near-zero features and other characteristics (the first generation) to the development of tunable, switchable and reconfigurable metamaterials and metasurfaces (the second generation). This field has now entered into its third generation, as it is rapidly expanding into the domain of quantum technologies, artificial intelligence and topological photonics. This Symposium organized by the European Physical Society will aim to be a discussion forum exploring this evolving research direction.

It will also be an occasion to celebrate the 65th+2 birthdays of :

Prof. Nader Engheta  
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Prof. Nikolay Zheludev
University of Southampton, UK and NTU Singapore

Two metamaterial pioneers whose vision and scientific achievements seminally inspired the first generation, advanced the second generation, and continue to lead the path for the third generation of metamaterial science and technology.

Nader Engheta



Nikolay Zheludev

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Conference co-Chairs :

Andrea Alù, The City University of New York, CUNY (USA)

Kevin MacDonald, University of Southampton (UK)

Cesare Soci, Nanyang Technological University, NTU (Singapore)

Giuseppe Strangi, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (USA)