General information

St. Petersburg is the second motherland of METANANO conference series (the first one is Cuba). This year we are glad to welcome you at our home on July 15-19, 2018. We aim to show you a different side of St. Petersburg, a city basking in the legacy of the FIFA 2018 World Cup and which not only boasts bridges and golden palaces but also breathtaking lakes and cliffs.
METANANO is attracting more and more participants every year from different scientific fields from fundamental research in Photonics and Plasmonics to business-oriented projects in RF technologies, Bionanotechnologies and Solar Energy. Leading scientists, young researchers and industrial representatives come to network, generate new ideas and meet potential collaborators.
The conference is organized by the Research Center of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials of ITMO University and supported by the Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics. Save the date and join us in St. Petersburg!
METANANO 2019 is held with the financial support of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Project № 19-02-20095.

On July 8-12, 2019, the week before METANANO, Research Center of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials organizes the School on Topological Photonics for PhD, Master students, engineers, postdocs and researchers. Students willing to take part in the conference can receive a participation fee discount.
Download the School flyer for more information.

Proceedings publication

All submitted papers (3-4 pages in length) will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. The reviewers are encouraged to give constructive comments and suggestions to the authors. The authors of accepted papers will receive the review comments and recommendations and will have a possibility to amend their papers based on the review comments and suggestions and upload the revised versions before May 31, 2019.
The final versions of the Conference Proceedings will be published in IOP Journal of Physics: Conference Series and indexed in Scopus and WoS. The following downloadable packages contain the IOP Conference Proceedings templates together with the additional documents you may need. It also contains detailed advice on preparing your paper, including examples showing how to prepare and style references.
Note that for Invited, Keynote and Plenary speakers short abstracts (~250 words) are acceptable.
Please upload the revised version of your manuscript before May 31, 2019 through a personal page at the Conference website.
We remind you that publication of the papers in the peer-reviewed IOP Conference Proceedings is possible only after the payment of the conference registration fee. Please note that manuscript should comply with the official IOP template.

Proceedings templates

These are the standard IOP templates. Please note that we ask all authors to prepare their article in single-column format only.

Submission of conference papers

Please use Microsoft word or LaTeX templates. Paper length should be 3-4 pages.

Conference Format

All contributions will be reviewed for technical merit and content on the basis of the conference papers submitted by the authors.


All contributions should be presented in English that is the official language of the Conference. No simultaneous translation services will be provided.


  • Plasmonics and Nanophotonics
  • Quantum Photonics
  • Photonic Crystals
  • Bionanophotonics
  • Nanomaterials and Nanoengineering
  • Metasurfaces and their applications
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Physics of Excitons
  • Nanoantennas and Nanocircuits
  • Solar Energy
  • THz Technologies
  • Imaging and Sensing
  • Acoustic and Elastic Metamaterials
  • Microwave and Optical Metamaterials
  • Emerging Applications
  • Medical Applications

General Plenary session speakers

Broad Theme Plenary session speakers

Keynote speakers

Invited speakers

regularly updated

Speaker Talk
Ilya Akimov
TU Dortmund
Magneto-optical intensity effects in hybrid plasmonic structures
Francisco Javier Alfaro Mozaz
CIC Nanogune
mid-IR nanophotonics with hyperbolic phonon polaritons: from antennas to photonic crystals
Monica Alonso Cotta
University of Campinas
Exploring fabrication methods to highly sensitive and selective InP nanowire biosensors
Steven Anlage
University of Maryland
United States
Topologically Protected Photonic Modes in Composite Quantum Hall/Quantum Spin Hall Waveguides
Carlos Anton-Solanas
Center of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - CNRS
Generation of non-classical light in a photon-number superposition
Alexey Aspidov
Siemens Healthcare LLC
Russian Federation
Translating MRI research power into clinical care
Georgy Astakhov
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Coherent control of spin qudit modes in SiC at room temperature
Nikolai Avdievich
Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
Combined Surface Loop / Dipole-like Elements Enhance Central SNR of a Human Head Phased Array at 9.4T: Experimental Validation of UISNR Theory.
Viktoriia Babicheva
University of Arizona
United States
Multipole resonances in van der Waals material antennas
Juan Domingo Baena Doello
Department of Physics
Applications of Huygens’ Sources in Microwave Metamaterials and Metasurfaces
Denis Bandurin
United States
Graphene: a unique platform for mid- and far-infrared plasmonics
Pavel Baranov
Ioffe Institute
Russian Federation
High-temperature optical and microwave induced spin manipulations on point defects in silicon carbide for sensing and quantum information processing
somnath bhattacharyya
Nano-Scale Transport Physics Laboratory (NSTPL)
South Africa
Bottom-up nano-integration route for modified carbon nanotube spintronic device fabrication
Modal analysis of anapoles
Adel Bousseksou
Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - C2N (CNRS/Paris-Sud University-Paris-Saclay University)
Tunable Mid-Infrared Metasurfaces on III-V semiconductors
Olga Boyko
Institut des Nanosciences de Paris
Experimental investigations of Elastic Waves in Nano Materials and Structures
Alistair Brash
The University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
Light Scattering by a Single Solid-State Emitter: Beyond the Atomic Picture
Marco Cassani
Center for Translational Medicine (CTM) International Clinical Research Center (FNUSA-ICRC) St. Anne's University Hospital
Czech Republic
Understanding nanoparticles-cells' interactions through mechanobiology
Ilya Charaev
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
United States
Superconducting Nanowire Architectures: Technology and Applications
Matt Clark
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
Imaging of living cells with sub-optical wavelength phonons
Miguel A. Correa-Duarte
University of Vigo
Designed Au-TiO2 Nanoreactors for Spatiotemporal Controlled, NIR-Promoted Photocatalytic Transformations inside Living Cells
Hilmi Volkan Demir
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) / Bilkent University
Singapore / Turkey
Nanocrystal Perovskite LEDs
Catherine Dendrinou-Samara
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Magnetic nanoparticles as vehicles for Multidisciplinary Medicine
Ilya Derebezov
Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics
Russian Federation
Quantum light sources based on deterministic microlens structures (111) In(Ga)As and AlInAs QD
Sergey Dickmann
Institute of Solid State Physics of Russian Academy of Science
Russian Federation
Light-absorption amplification by long-living spin excitations in a quantum Hall system
Maria G. Donato
Optical manipulation of non-spherical particles: trapping and binding of Si nanowires in counter-propagating beams
Leonid Doskolovich
Image Processing Systems Institute of RAS — Branch of the FSRC “Crystallography and Photonics” RAS
Russian Federation
Coupled-wave models describing bound states in the continuum in resonant gratings and photonic rib waveguides
Aliaksei Dubavik
ITMO University
Russian Federation
Nanocrystals in Bioapplications: The Importance of Being Functionalised
Kofi Edee
Institut Pascal
Metasurfaces homogenization technique based on the computation of the average value of the contravariant tensors elements
Stefan ENOCH
Aix Marseille University
Dipole-dipole interactions: Förster resonance energy transfer equivalence in the microwave domain.
Andrey Evlyukhin
Leibniz University Hannover
Exact and approximate approach to multipolar decompositions in optics of nanostructures
Vassili Fedotov
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
Sensing spatial coherence of light with planar metamaterials
Vassili Fedotov
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
Radiation (-less) sources beyond common multipoles
Soraia Fernandes
International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) St. Anne´s University Hospital
Inhibition of prostate cancer propagation by modulation of mechano-activated pathways
Ivan Fernandez-Corbaton
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Designing structures for the enhanced sensing of chiral molecules
andrea fratalocchi
KAUST University
Saudi Arabia
Optical neurocomputing with anapoles
Alberto G. Curto
TU/e – Eindhoven University of Technology
Chiral nanophotonics with 2D semiconductors
Nikolai Gaponik
TU Dresden
Tuning of luminescence color and stability of CsPbX3 perovskite nanocrystals by encapsulation methods
Alexey Generalov
Topcon Positioning Systems
Russian Federation
Semi-transparent lossy surfaces for cutoff of the fields in microwave shadow domain
Pavel Ginzburg
Tel Aviv University
Radars and time-varying materials
Pavel Ginzburg
Tel Aviv University
Optical manipulation for targeted drug delivery
Gregory Goltsman
Moscow State Pedagogical University
Russian Federation
Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector as a Key Element for Quantum Photonic Integrated Circuits
Jordi Gomis
ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences
Transforming like-line Bound States in Continuum topoints by breaking anisotropy symmetry
Dmitry Gorin
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Russian Federation
Novel multifunctional nanostructured carriers for diagnostic and therapy
Maxim Gorkunov
Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography
Russian Federation
Directing light with liquid crystal metasurfaces
Sergey Grigoriev
Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute NRC "Kurchatov Institute"
Russian Federation
Classification of the fractal and non-fractal objects in two – dimensional space
Brahim Guizal
University of Montpellier
Coupling between nano-slits lattice modes and metal-insulator-graphene cavity modes: a semi-analytical model
Son Tung Ha
Institute of Material Research and Engineering (A*STAR)
Supercavity modes in dielectric nanoantennas for directional lasing
Tobias Heindel
Technische Universität Berlin
Towards Quantum Communication Networks Exploiting Solid-State Quantum-Light Sources
Gary Hix
University of Wolverhampton
United Kingdom
Luminescent MOFs and Metal Phosphonate Materials
Suklyun Hong
Sejong University
Republic of Korea
Theoretical Study of 2D Materials and Their Heterostructures
Xiao Hu
International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics
Topological Photonic States in Artificial Graphenes
Alexander Huck
Technical University of Denmark
Coupling Germanium Vacancy Centers to a Fiber based Micro-Cavity
Branka Jokanovic
University of Belgrade
Printed frequency scanning antennas based on metamaterials
Mohamed.S Kamara
Victory Teens Organization
Sierra Leone
Vasily Kantsler
Dept. Physics
United Kingdom
Geometric control of bacterial surface accumulation
Eli Kapon
Laboratory of Physics of Nanostrcutures
Integrated Quantum Photonics: Exploiting quantum and photonic confinements with tailored photonic crystals and site-controlled quantum dots
Irina Khromova
United Kingdom
Wireless charging: challenges and aspirations
Oleg Kibis
Novosibirsk State Technical University
Russian Federation
Electron-photonic topological states on the surface of a bulk semiconductor
Sebastian Klembt
University of Würzburg
Exciton-Polariton Topological Insulator
Vasily Klimov
Lebedev Physical Institute
Russian Federation
Lumped energy absorbers and sinks in optics and electronics of metamaterials
Vasily Klimov
Lebedev Physical Institute
Russian Federation
High-Quality Resonances in Nanoparticles of Different Shapes and Materials: Analytical Material-Independent Approach
Dmitry Krizhanovskiy
The University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
Nonlinear exciton- and trion-polaritons in a monolayer semiconductor
Wieslaw Krolikowski
Texas A&M University at Qatar / Australian National University
Qatar / Australia
Photophoretic trapping and manipulation of particles
Alexander Kubanek
University Ulm
Spin-photon interface of SiV- center in nanometer-sized diamond host
Vladimir Kulakovskii
Institute of Solid State Physics RAS Chernogolovka
Russian Federation
Pulsed acousto-optic switching of a bistable cavity polariton system.
Vladimir Kulakovskii
Institute of Solid State Physics RAS
Russian Federation
Pulsed acousto-optic switching of a bistable cavity polariton system.
Sergei Kuznetsov
Rzhanov Institute of Semiconductor Physics SB RAS
Russian Federation
Metamaterial-inspired quasi-optical components and devices for the range of millimetre and submillimeter waves
Stéphane Lanteri
High order discontinuous Galerkin methods for time-domain and frequency-domain nanophotonics
Daniel Lanzillotti Kimura
Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N)
Semiconductor nanoacoustics and optophononics
Andrei Lavrinenko
Technical University of Denmark
Hyperbolic metamaterials as an advanced sensing platform
Daniel Leykam
Institute for Basic Science
Korea, Republic of
Suppression of backscattering in one-dimensional coupled resonator waveguides
Lifeng Li
Tsinghua University
Recent advance of the coordinate transformation method in electromagnetic theory of gratings
Qiang Li
Zhejiang University
An ultra-thin colored textile for dual-mode radiative heating
Vladimir Lyashev
Huawei - Moscow Research Center
Russian Federation
Steerable technologies in wireless communication
Dmitrii Maksimov
Reshetnev Siberian State University of Science and Technology / Kirensky Institute of Physics
Russian Federation
Nonolinear response by bound states in the continuum
Manuel Ignacio Marques Ponce
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Novel Phenomena in Optical Manipulation due to Magnetic-Field-Induced Resonant States
Roman Martoňák
Comenius University in Bratislava
Quantum and classical ripples in graphene
Alexey Maslov
University of Nizhny Novgorod
Russian Federation
Theoretical prospects for selective sorting of resonant dielectric microspheres using optical forces
Stanislav Maslovski
Instituto de Telecomunicações and Universidade de Aveiro
Understanding Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering
Ladislau Matekovits
Politecnico di Torino
Exploiting graphene tunability in electromagnetic applications
Osamu Matsuda
Hokkaido University
Time-resolved imaging of GHz acoustic waves/vibrations in phononic crystals and metamaterials
University of Technology of Troyes
Flexible plasmonic and strain sensors: fabrication, design and perspectives
Owen Miller
Yale University
United States
Metasurface inverse design towards fundamental performance limits
Alexandr Mintairov
University of Notre Dame
United States
Near-field scanning magneto-photoluminescence of composite fermions in In(Ga)P/GaInP quantum dots.
University of New South Wales Canberra
Boosting nonlinear response with anapole states
Alexander Moroz
Czech Republic
On first principle multiple-scattering theory for periodic arrangements of scatterers
Albert Nasibulin
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Russian Federation
Tailoring electronic structure of SWCNTs for transparent and conductive film applications
Waldemar Jerzy Nawrocki
Poznan University of Technology
Conductance quantization and measurements of the dimensions of nanosamples
Sergey Novikov
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Russian Federation
Plasmonic properties of nanostructured graphene with silver nanoparticles
Andrey Novitsky
Belarusian State University
Examination of metamaterial solid immersion lenses for subwavelength optical manipulation
Tavakol Pakizeh
K.N. Toosi University of Technology
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Metasurfaces based on structured functional materials in EHF and optical regions
Nicolas Pazos Perez
Universitat Rovira I Virgili (URV)
Synthesis of SERS-encoded nanotags: From single nanoparticles to highly brilliant complex core-satellite structures
Chao Peng
State Key Laboratory of Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks
Novel phenomena enabled by topological evolution of bound state in the continuum
Emmanuel Péronne
Institut des Nanosciences de Paris
Probing cell elasticity at the micron scale: towards in vitro measurements on neurons
Alexander Yu. Petrov
Hamburg University of Technology
Front induced photonic transitions: reflection, transmission and trapping
Vladimir Poborchii
Probing light-matter interaction and confinement/surface-induced effects via Raman microscopy of group-IV nanostructures
Vladislav Popov
Constructing scattering patterns with metagratings: from theory to design
Simone Luca Portalupi
University of Stuttgart
Non-classical photons for long-distance quantum applications: from quantum frequency conversion to quantum dots emitting at 1550 nm
Min Qiu
Institute of Advanced Technology
Nanoscale Lamb-wave-driven motors in non-liquid environments
Samuel Raetz
Time-domain Brillouin scattering for nanoscale depth profiling of optically transparent materials: applications, limitations and perspectives
Yury Rakovich
Centro de Fisica de Materiales CFM / National Research Nuclear University MEPhI
Spain / Russia
Plasmon-exciton strong coupling: new developments in nanophotonics
Matteo Rinaldi
Northeastern University
United States
Plasmonically-enhanced micromechanical photoswitches
Jonas Gael Roch
University of Basel
Spin-Polarized Electrons in Monolayer MoS2
Carsten Rockstuhl
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Controlling the propagation of Bloch Surface Waves
Silvia Romano
Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems
Bound-state in the continuum of a photonic crystal metasurface: a platform for ultrasensitive sensing and near field amplification
Charles Roques-Carmes
MIT Research Lab of Electronics
United States
Enhancing free-electron-driven light-matter interaction with bound states in the continuum
Almas Sadreev
Kirensky Institute of Physics
Russian Federation
Interaction between dielectric particles enhances the Q factor
Ansar Safin
Kotelnikov Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics
Russian Federation
Antiferromagnetic-Based THz-frequency Devices for the Signal Processing on the Nanoscale
Olga Safina
Scientific and Technological Centre of Unique Instrumentation
Russian Federation
Formation of phase cluster and chimera states in hierarchical networks of Josephson junctions
Markus Schmidt
Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology
Plasmonic nano-structures on fiber end faces for boosting incoupling efficiencies
Rita Schmidt
Department of Neurobiology
A metamaterial-based configuration for dual-band (phosphorous and proton) signal enhancement in ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging
University of Liverpool
United Kingdom
Voltage Controlled Broadband Metasurfaces and High Impedance Surfaces
Grzegorz Sęk
Wrocław University of Science and Technology
Quantum dot single photon emitters in the telecommunication range
Igor Semenikhin
Valiev Institute of Physics and Technology
Russian Federation
The spectral element method for the solution of Maxwell’s equations
Timur Olegovich Shegai
Chalmers University of Technology
TMDC nanophotonics for strong light-matter coupling
Mikhail Shlyagin
CICESE (Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada)
Distributed sensing using nanostructures in optical fibers
Mario Silveirinha
University of Lisbon–Instituto Superior Técnico and Instituto de Telecomunicações
Topological theory of non-Hermitian photonic systems
Mario Silveirinha
University of Lisbon–Instituto Superior Técnico and Instituto de Telecomunicações
Drag optical force due to a drift-current bias of graphene
Sergey Slizovskiy
National Graphene Institute
United Kingdom
Surface states in Bernal and rhombohedral graphite
Daria Smirnova
Nonlinear Physics Centre
Localized states in nonlinear topological systems
Alexander Solntsev
University of Technology Sydney
Nonlinear Quantum Optics on a Chip
Dmitry Solnyshkov
University Clermont Auvergne
Direct measurement of the quantum geometry in optics
Dmitry Solnyshkov
University Clermont Auvergne
Numerical methods for topological polaritonics
Yanlin Song
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Green Printing Technology for Manufacturing Functional Devices
Qinghai Song
Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen)
Lead halide perovskite based microlasers: from material to on-chip integrated devices
Kestutis Staliunas
Universitat Politecnica Catalunya
Nonhermitian management of light patterns based on local Hilbert transform
Meng Su
Institute of Chemistry
Self-assembling of nanomaterials via droplet manipulation for multifunctional optoelectronics devices
Andrey Sukhorukov
Australian National University
Robust Optical Measurements with Metasurfaces
Dmitry A. Svintsov
Center for Photonics and 2D Materials
Russian Federation
Plasmons and hydrodynamics
Nahid Talebi
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research
Toroidal Moments Probed by Electron Beams
Nicolas Tancogne-Dejean
Max Planck Institute for Structure and Dynamics of Matter
High-harmonic generation from two-dimensional materials
Dmitry Tatarnikov
Topcon Technology Center
Russian Federation
Semi-transparent lossy surfaces for cutoff of the fields in microwave shadow domain
Svetlana Tcvetkova
Aalto University
A review of exact solutions for conversion of a surface wave into propagating wave
Georgios Theocharis
Laboratoire d'Acoustique de l'Université du Mans
Magneto-Granular Mechanical Crystals: a perfect test bed for nonlinear and topological wave physics
Mariia Timofeeva
ETH Zürich
Nonlinear optical nanoantennas fabricated from III-V nanowires.
Ilya Tokatly
University of the Basque Country
Quantum electrodynamical density functional theory: An emerging tool for describing strong coupling of quantum light with matter from first principles
Georgios Tsironis
University of Crete
Self-induced transparency in flux-qubit chains of quantum metamaterials
Ravitej Uppu
Center for Hybrid Quantum Systems (Hy-Q)
Quantum dot photon sources for quantum information processing
Alexei Vagov
University of Bayreuth
Superanomalous skin effect for surface plasmon-polaritons
Priya Vashishta
Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations
United States
Reactive molecular dynamics simulations a