04/02/2018 19:52:18

MIPT partners with ITMO University on graphene session of METANANO 2018 conference

On Sept. 17-21, ITMO University will hold the Third International Conference on Metamaterials and Nanophotonics METANANO 2018. There, the best researchers from across the world will present the latest scientific achievements. A session called Graphene and Two-Dimensional Materials will be organized by Valentyn Volkov, the head of the Laboratory of Nanooptics and Plasmonics at MIPT.

Photo. Valentyn Volkov, the head of the Laboratory of Nanooptics and Plasmonics at MIPT. Credit: Evgeniy Pelevin/MIPT Press Office

The event brings together top scientists from a number of fields who largely determine the research trends in their respective areas of inquiry. The conference will be opened by Andre Geim, a winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize in physics, a professor of the University of Manchester, and an MIPT graduate. He will talk about the latest results and prospects of research into 2-D materials and heterostructures based on them. The plenary speakers are authors of major research papers on 2-D materials: professors Javier García de Abajo of the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, Mikhail Katsnelson of Radboud University Nijmegen and Marco Polini of the Italian Institute of Technology, and corresponding RAS member Victor Ryzhii of the Institute of Ultrahigh Frequency Semiconductor Electronics of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

“The graphene session is devoted to research and development in the field of 2-D materials and heterostructures based on them,” says Valentyn Volkov. “We’ll have the world’s leading scientists sharing their experience, discussing the latest achievements in the field, and shaping the trends of future research in the key areas of inquiry that promise advances in the near future.”

Volkov also told us about the topics that are likely to come up during the meeting: “The range of subjects is fairly broad: It includes the fundamental properties of 2-D materials — experiments, theory, and modeling — as well as the methods for synthesizing 2-D materials, nanostructure manufacturing technology, new applications, and much more. I invite my colleagues to participate.”

To participate in the conference, sign up on the website of the event.
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