Invited Speakers

Giorgio Adamo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
“Monolithic BIC metasurfaces in halide perovskites”
Andrea Alù, The City University of New York (CUNY), USA
Progress in time metamaterials
Harry Atwater
, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA
Metasurface laser lightsails
Polina Bayvel,
University College London, United Kingdom
Sir Michael Berry, University of Bristol, UK
“Three recent superoscillations”
Alexandra Boltasseva
, Purdue University, USA
“Enabling new photonic designs and applications with machine learning”

Mark Brongersma, Stanford University, USA
New materials and approaches for dynamic wavefront manipulation

Joshua Caldwell, Vanderbilt University, USA
Leveraging large anisotropy and strong coupling in polaritonic systems”
Federico Capasso, Harvard University, USA (remote talk scheduled)
“High-performance Flat optics based on Metasurfaces from the near IR to the XUV”
Demetrios Christodoulides, CREOL, University of Central Florida, USA
“Optical thermodynamics of nonlinear multimode systems” 

Simone De Liberato, University of Southampton, UK
Midinfrared nonlocality and electrical generation”
Gadi Eisenstein, Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), Haifa, Israel
“Quantum coherent effects ts in room temperature semiconductor quantum dot gain media”
Nader Engheta,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
“Science, Friendship and Collaboration: A personal perspective”
Mathias Fink, Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI), France
“Wavefront shaping with microwave tunable metasurfaces: From concepts to applications”
Vincenzo Galdi, University of Sannio, Italy
“Space-time-coding digital metasurfaces”

Javier García de Abajo, ICFO, The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Castelldefels, Spain
“Quantum interactions between light, electron beams, and metamaterials”

Behrad Gholipour, University of Alberta, Canada
“Chalcogenide reconfigurable metamaterials”

Harald Giessen, University of Stuttgart, Germany
“Topological plasmonics”
Oliver Graydon, Nature Publishing Group, UK
“The future of science publishing”
Erez Hasman, Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), Haifa, Israel
“Spin-valley Rashba monolayer light sources”
Silvio Hrabar, University of Zagreb, Croatia
“Self-oscillations in non-Foster and time-varying meta-structures and applications in antenna technology”
Mikhail Ivanov,
Max-Born-Institut, Berlin, Germany; Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany; Imperial College London, UK
Lightwave electronics in trivial and strongly correlated solids
Ebrahim Karimi, University of Ottawa, Canada
“Recent progress in structured quantum waves”

Mercedeh KhajavikhanUSC – University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
“Complex skin modes in non-hermitian coupled laser arrays”?
Dmitry Khokhlov, Moscow State University, Russia
“PT-symmetric terahertz photoconductivity in the topological phase of Hg1-xCdxTe semiconductors”

Jacob Khurgin, Johns Hopkins University, USA
“Expanding photonics palette: A quest for higher refractive indices”

Alexei Kornyshev, Imperial College London, UK
“Electrochemical photonics (a way towards electrotunable/switchable self-assembling metamaterials)”
Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami, The University of Tokyo, Japan
“Metamaterials for controlling and generating circular polarization”
Uriel Levy
, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
“Nanoplasmonic and nanophotonic active devices”

Boris Luk’yanchuk, Moscow State University, Russia
“High order Fano resonances and generation of giant magnetic fields in dielectrics”
Kevin MacDonald, University of Southampton, UK
“Superoscillation and Super-resolution”
Stefano Maci, University of Siena, Italy
“A new generation of metasurface antennas”
Mikhail NoginovNorfolk State University, VA, USA
“Anomalous dispersion of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) in ultra-strong coupling regime”
Nikitas Papasimakis, University of Southampton, UK
“Toroidal Electrodynamics: From Non-Radiating Anapoles to Supertoroidal Pulses”
David Payne,
University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
“Are hollow-core fibres the ultimate metamaterial application?”
Sir John Pendry, Imperial College London, UK
“Luminal metamaterials: Putting the squeeze on photons”
Eric Plum, University of Southampton, UK
“All-optical signal processing based on coherent absorption
Albert Polman, AMOLF, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
“Optical metasurfaces for analog optical computing and improved photovoltaics”

Marlan Scully, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
Using meta-materials to enhance gain-swept super-radiance
Moti Segev
, Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), Haifa, Israel
“New ideas on wave dynamics”
Vladimir Shalaev, Purdue University, USA
“Metamaterials: Going quantum”
Gennady Shvets, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
“Plasmonic metamaterials meet living cells: Towards novel drug screens and single-cell imaging modalities”

Mário Silveirinha, University of Lisbon, Portugal
“Embedded eigenstates with nonlocal ENZ metamaterials”
Ranjan Singh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
“Terahertz topological photonics for communications”
Olga Smirnova, Technische Universität Berlin, Max-Born-Institute, Berlin, Germany
“Ultrafast molecular chirality: twisting light to twist electrons”
Cesare Soci
, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
“Topological insulator metamaterials”
Giuseppe Strangi, Case Western Reserve University, USA
“Metasurfaces for biomedical applications: A nanophotonics perspective”
Sergei Tretyakov, Aalto University, Finland
“Time-modulated meta-atoms, metasurfaces, and metamaterials”. 
Din Ping Tsai, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
“Meta-lens: An eye to the future”
Giuseppe Vecchi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Alan Willner
, University of Southern California, USA
“High-capacity optical communications using multiple orbital-angular-momentum beams”
Eli Yablonovitch, University of California, Berkeley (UCB), USA
“Physics does digital optimization—for machine learning, control theory, photolithography, meta-surfaces, etc.”
Vladislav v. Yakovlev, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
“Pragmatic approach to applications of metamaterials for biomedical imaging: Multi-resonant interactions mediated by metamaterial structures”
Anatoly Zayats, King’s College London, UK
“Spin-orbit interactions in nanophotonics”
Nikolay I. Zheludev,
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
“What have I learned from Theodore Metochites, Luca Pacioli and Sergey Akhmanov?”

Session Chairs

Andrea Alù, The City University of New York (CUNY), USA
Dennis Couwenberg,
Amos Martinez, Nature Publishing Group, UK
Kevin MacDonald
, University of Southampton, UK
Cesare Soci, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Giuseppe Strangi, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
Rachel Won, Nature Publishing Group, UK

Panel Discussion Chair
Sir David Payne, University of Southampton, UK
Sir Michael Berry, University of Bristol, UK
Rachel Won, Nature Publishing Group, UK
Xiang Zhang, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Key Dates of the Symposium:

Arrival and Welcome Reception: Monday 1 August 2022
Symposium: From Tuesday 2 to Thursday 4 August 2022
Symposium Dinner and Celebration for Profs. Zheludev and Engheta: Thursday evening 4 August 2022
Symposium excursion to Aeolian Islands: Friday 5 August 2022 (all day, at additional cost).