Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the uncertainty regarding international flights and our concern for the health and safety of everyone, the committee has decided to postpone the symposium to 2021.
The Symposium, now METAMATERIALS 3.1, has been rescheduled for August 18 – 20, 2021.
We expect participants to arrive on August 17 for the Welcome Reception. August 21 is reserved for a social excursion to Aeolian Islands in the  ‎Tyrrhenian Sea.

Other than the date, the programme content and the venue will remain the same.

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 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


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)