2D Materials 2019

General information

2D Materials is an international congress that will bring together hundreds of researchers working with 2D materials in various fields of science and technology. 2D Materials 2019 will be the hub for researchers working in the fields of nanoscience, nanotechnology, and on related topics, providing a great opportunity for accessing the most up-to-date and authoritative knowledge from both academic and commercial worlds, sharing the best practices in the field of 2D materials. The conference will take place in the Sochi Olympic Park, Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, annual Russian Grand Prix of the Formula One World Championship. It is famous for its spectacular mountain and sea views.

Supported by Russian scientific organizations and foundations, the conference is organized by the Center for Photonics and 2D Materials, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. MIPT is the Russian technical university producing the country’s two most recent Nobel laureates, Andre Geim and Kostya Novoselov. Both are MIPT alumni and received the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics for “for groundbreaking experiments regarding the two-dimensional material graphene.”

The сongress features daily plenary presentations followed by parallel sessions with a rigorously refereed selection of submitted papers and posters for which abstracts are currently invited. The abstract submission deadline is June 30.

The event topics include but are not limited to the following:
  • Fundamental science of graphene and other 2D materials.
  • New 2D materials: topological insulators, perovskites, etc.
  • Van der Waals heterostructures.
  • Electrical, optical, thermal, and mechanical properties of 2D materials.
  • Spectroscopy and microscopy of 2D materials.
  • Theory and simulation of 2D materials.
  • Quantum transport, magnetism, and spintronics.
  • Electronics, photonics, optoelectronics, and plasmonics.
  • Growth and synthesis of graphene and other 2D materials.
  • 2D materials for energy applications.
  • 2D materials for biomedical and health care applications.
  • 2D materials for aerospace and defense industries.
  • Innovation and commercialization.

Special session: Terahertz technologies and applications
Organized by Dmitry Ponomarev, Rustam Khabibullin
The special session on terahertz (THz) technologies will be focused on the discussion of the fundamental and applied problems related to the generation and detection of sub-THz and THz radiation as well as its interaction with matter. Our aim is to bring together internationally renowned experts in the THz field to consider the most critical theoretical and technological discoveries, insights, and new fundamental and practical applications. The technical session will cover a wide range of topics, including to photoconductive pulsed and CW emitters/detectors, quantum-cascade lasers, the emerging approaches in THz spectroscopic and imaging systems, and more.

Special session: Quantum technologies and materials
Organized by Alex Fedorov
The special session on quantum technologies and materials will focus on the problems of revealing, characterizing, and utilizing the properties of quantum systems at the level of their individual constituents for developing a new generation of devices and designing new materials. The idea behind this session is to bring together leading experts to consider the results of the most advanced studies in the field of quantum technology as well as to review the recent achievements in terms of potential applications. This special session will cover the most important topics in quantum technology, such as quantum information processing, quantum sensing, and quantum material design.

Plenary speakers
  • Marco Polini, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
  • Kaustav Banerjee, UC Santa Barbara, U.S.
  • Manish Chhowalla, University of Cambridge, U.K.
  • Andrey Chuvilin, CIC nanoGUNE, Spain
  • Luis Martín-Moreno, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
  • Francisco Guinea, IMDEA Nanociencia, Spain

Keynote speakers
  • Miguel Moreno Ugeda, Donostia International Physics Center, Spain
  • Joshua Caldwell, Vanderbilt University, U.S.
  • Chee Wei Wong, University of California at Los Angeles, U.S.
  • Victor Ryzhii, IUHFSE RAS, MIPT, Russia; Tohoku University, Japan — Graphene/black phosphorus-arsenic heterostructures and their terahertz and infrared device applications
  • Pablo Alonso Gonzalez, University of Oviedo, Spain — Nanooptics in 2D materials
  • Michael Shur, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, U.S.
  • Cyrique Genet, University of Strasbourg, CNRS, France
  • Aran Garcia-Lekue, Donostia International Physics Center, Spain
  • Timur Shegai, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Joshua Robinson, Pennsylvania State University, U.S.
  • Taiichi Otsuji, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Alexander Golubov, University of Twente, Netherlands; MIPT, Russia — Josephson junctions based on the nanocrystalline topological insulator Bi₂Te₂Se
  • Gregory Goltsman, Moscow State Pedagogical University, Russia
  • Boris Gorshunov, MIPT, Russia — Terahertz response of water molecules in conditions of nanoconfinement
  • Denis Bandurin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.
  • Elena Polyakova, NUS Centre for Advanced 2D Materials, Singapore
  • Sang-Hyun Oh, University of Minnesota, U.S.
  • Alexey Kuzmenko, Université de Genève, Switzerland
  • Hugen Yan, Fudan University, China
  • Rositsa Yakimova, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Angela Vasanelli, Université Paris-Diderot, France
  • Manfred Helm, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany

Invited speakers (as of June 3)
  • Elena Mishina, Russian Technological University MIREA, Russia — 2D semiconductor-based electronic devices
  • Raul Rodriguez, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia — to be announced
  • Paloma Arroyo Huidobro, Imperial College London, U.K. — TBA
  • Kirill Zaytsev, Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Bauman State University, Russia — Terahertz imaging of soft tissues with resolution beyond the Abbe limit: Applications in oncodiagnosis and regenerative medicine
  • Tobias Stauber, Madrid Institute of Materials Science (ICMM), Spain — TBA
  • José Caridad, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark — TBA
  • Igor Burmistrov, Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Russia — TBA
  • Yahya Moubarak Meziani, Salamanca University, Spain — Terahertz detection using graphene-based asymmetric dual grating gates FET
  • Galiya Kitaeva, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia — TBA
  • John Parthenios, Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences of FORTH, Greece — TBA
  • Federica Bianco, CNR-SNS Institute of Nanoscience, Italy — Terahertz detection by 2D materials: Millimeter scales to nano
  • Aleksey Kozikov, University of Manchester, U.K. — Strong light-matter interaction in 2D TMDC-based nanostructures governed by optical Mie resonances
  • Valentin Kachorovskii, Ioffe Institute, Russia — Critical phenomena in clean and disordered membranes: Application to graphene
  • Bernd Beschoten, RWTH Aachen University, Germany — Room-temperature spin lifetimes reaching 100 ns in MoSe₂
  • Tetiana Slipchenko, CSIC-Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain — TBA
  • Alexander Sobolev, Kotelnikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Russia — TBA
  • Vaidotas Mišeikis, Italian Institute of Technology, Italy — TBA
  • Moshe Ben Shalom, Tel Aviv University, Israel — TBA
  • Pavel Sorokin, NUST MISIS, Russia — TBA
  • Zhenhai Wang, Skoltech, Russia — Prediction of 2D materials beyond graphene in USPEX
  • Alex Krasnok, CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, U.S. — Strong light-matter interaction in 2D TMDC-based nanostructures governed by optical Mie resonances
  • Nicolas Stenger, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark — TBA
  • Igor Bondarev, North Carolina Central University, U.S. — TBA
  • Samuel Magorrian, University of Manchester, U.K. — TBA
  • Javier Martín-Sánchez, University of Oviedo, Spain — TBA
  • Michele de Regis, National Institute of Optics of CNR, Italy — TBA

Important dates
  • June 30: paper submission deadline
  • July 15: paper acceptance results
  • Aug. 15: revised paper submission deadline
  • Sept. 30-Oct. 4: 2D Materials 2019 congress days

Proceedings publication
The Conference Proceedings will be published in the AIP Conference Proceedings and indexed in Scopus and Web of Science. Authors should prepare their papers using our Microsoft Word or LaTeX2e templates. See: detailed author guidelines, Microsoft Word templates, LaTeX class file. Note that for invited, keynote, and plenary speakers short abstracts of 200-300 words are acceptable.

The standard fee is 400 euros before Aug. 1 and 550 euros thereafter. The student fees are 250 euros before Aug. 1 and 400 euros after.


General co-chairs
  • Valentyn Volkov, organizing committee chair
  • Victor Ryzhii, program committee co-chair
  • Alexey Nikitin, program committee co-chair

Organizing committee
  • Aleksey Arsenin, MIPT, Russia
  • Vitaly Bagan, MIPT, Russia
  • Boris Gorshunov, MIPT, Russia
  • Rustam Khabibullin, IUHFSE RAS, Russia
  • Igor Minin, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
  • Sergey Morozov, IMT and HPM RAS, Russia
  • Dmitry Ponomarev, IUHFSE RAS, Russia
  • Maxim Ryzhii, University of Aizu, Japan
  • Evgeniya Sheremet, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
  • Pavel Sorokin, NUST MISIS, Russia
  • Yury Stebunov, University of Manchester, U.K.
  • Dmitry Svintsov, MIPT, Russia
  • Artem Voronov, MIPT, Russia
  • Elena Zhukova, MIPT, Russia

Program committee
  • Denis Bandurin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S.
  • Joshua Caldwell, Vanderbilt University, U.S.
  • Alex Fedorov, Russian Quantum Center, Russia
  • Alexander Golubov, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Pablo Alonso González, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Elena Polyakova, NUS Centre for Advanced 2D Materials, Singapore
  • Raul Rodriguez, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
  • Taiichi Otsuji, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Timur Shegai, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • Michael Shur, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, U.S.

Travel info
The conference venue is Sirius Art & Science Park Sochi, which is one of the best congress and exhibition centers in Russia. The congress center is located at 1 Olympic Avenue, Sochi 354340.

If you need a visa to enter the Russian Federation, please apply at the nearest Russian Consulate in your country.
If you need a letter of invitation in order to get a visa, please fill in the visa application form.
The filled-in visa application form and a double-spread copy of the passport main page (with the photo) should be sent to 2dmaterials-congress@phystech.edu. In response, we will email an invitation letter to you. In case one applies for a visa not in one’s native country, a copy of the residence permit should be attached. Please note that your passport must be valid for six months before the date of visa expiration.
We recommend that you address the visa formalities as soon as possible.

2D Materials 2019 participants are welcome to stay at the three-star Omega Sochi hotel, which is a five minutes’ walk from the conference venue. There are three room types on offer: standard, junior suite, and suite. The breakfast is included. The hotel has sport facilities, a bar open round-the-clock, and a restaurant. Note that according to Russian Federal Law No. 214-FZ hotel guests are subject to resort fee taxes which amount to 10 rubles (about 0.15 euros) per night.

Social program and related events
Sept. 27-29: Formula One Russian Grand Prix 2019. The Russian GP is an annual auto race held at the Sochi Autodrom, a street circuit built around the Olympic Park in Sochi, Russia, as part of the Formula One World Championship. Book tickets online.

Sponsors, partners, and exhibitors
Become a sponsor or exhibitor at 2D Materials, one of the largest academic and industry gatherings in graphene, 2D materials, and van der Waals heterostructures. Feel free to contact us at 2dmaterials-congress@phystech.edu with any questions concerning sponsorship or exhibition options.

You can send an enquiry to the organizers via the contact form on the event’s website or by email.

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