This first workshop between Institut Fresnel (INSIS/CNRS/Aix-Marseille University) and Imperial College will focus on research advances in metamaterials, metasurfaces and plasmonics. Topics covered include optical nanoantennas, thermoplasmonics, near-field scanning microscope, nonlinear waves in plasmonic waveguides, topological crystals, Mie scattering and quantum optics, metamaterials for MRI imaging, time-varying and network metamaterials, plasmonics and metasurfaces, exceptional points in PT-symmetric lattices, cloaking and elastic metamaterials.

Scientific Committee

  • Sophie Brasselet (Institut Fresnel, CNRS)
  • Richard Craster (Abraham de Moivre, Imperial College of London)
  • Boris Gralak (Institut Fresnel, CNRS)
  • Sébastien Guenneau (Abraham de Moivre, CNRS)
  • Riccardo Sapienza (Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College of London)
  • Jérôme Wenger (Institut Fresnel, CNRS)

Confirmed Speakers

  • Guillaume Baffou (Institut Fresnel, CNRS)
  • Stéphane Brûlé (Institut Fresnel, Aix-Marseille University)
  • Maxence Cassier (Institut Fresnel, CNRS)
  • Richard Craster (Abraham de Moivre, ICL)
  • Marc Dubois (Institut Fresnel, Aix-Marseille University)
  • Eva-Maria Graefe (Abraham de Moivre, ICL)
  • Sebastien Guenneau (Abraham de Moivre, CNRS)
  • Aude Lereu (Institut Fresnel, CNRS)
  • Stefan Maier (ICL & LMU Munich)
  • Martin McCall (ICL)
  • André Nicolet (Institut Fresnel, Aix-Marseille University)
  • Rupert Oulton (ICL)
  • Sir John Pendry (ICL)
  • Gilles Renversez (Institut Fresnel, Aix-Marseille University)
  • Riccardo Sapienza (ICL)
  • Ory Schnitzer (ICL)
  • Brian Stout (Institut Fresnel, Aix-Marseille University)
  • Richard Syms (ICL)
  • Jérôme Wenger (Institut Fresnel, CNRS)
  • Fang Xie (ICL)


Zoom link for day 1
Gather town link for day 2
The links will be sent to participants by email. If you would like to participate, please send a request to


Monday, September 27
UK Time French Time  
9:00-9:15 10:00-10:15 Welcome and introduction Chair S. Brasselet
9:15-9:45 10:15-10:45 Plenary lecture: Sir John Pendry [Slides] Chair R. Craster
9:45-10:00 10:45-11:00 Coffee break
10:00-11:15 11:00-12:15 Topic 1 Metamaterials applications Chair S. Guenneau
Richard Syms (ICL) Medical imaging aspects of RF metamaterials
Marc Dubois (IF) Metamaterials for MRI imaging
Ory Schnitzer (ICL) Acoustic metamaterials
Richard Craster (ICL) Elastic Metamaterials
Stéphane Brûlé (IF) Seismic metamatérials
11:15-13:00 12:15-14:00 Lunch break
13:00-14:00 14:00-15:00 Topic 2 Plasmonics Chair R. Sapienza
Fang Xie (ICL) Plasmonic materials for solar energy harvesting and biosensing/bioimaging
Guillaume Baffou (IF) Thermoplasmonics and phase imaging
Stefan Maier (ICL) Plasmonics and metasurfaces
Jérôme Wenger (IF) Optical nanoantennas to enhance fluorescence
14:00-15:00 15:00-16:00 Topic 3 Nanophotonics Chair J. Wenger
Rupert Oulton (ICL)  Quantum optics, nanophotonics and metamaterials
Brian Stout (IF) Mie scattering and quantum optics
Riccardo Sapienza (ICL) Time-varying and network metamaterials
Aude Lereu (IF) Resonant dielectric multilayer for enhanced total internal reflection fluorescence imaging
15:00-15:30 16:00-16:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:45 16:30-17:45 Topic 4 Wave manipulation with metamaterials Chair B. Gralak
Eva-Maria Graefe (ICL) Landau-Zener transitions through exceptional points in the band structure of a PT-symmetric lattice
Martin McCall (ICL) Novel approach to electromagnetic constitutive parameters
Gilles Renversez (IF) Nonlinear waves in plasmonic waveguides
Maxence Cassier (IF) Analysis of the TE band structure in high contrast honeycomb media
Sebastien Guenneau (ICL) Cloaking for control of waves and diffusion
Tuesday, September 28
UK Time French Time  
9:00-9:30 10:00-10:30 Welcome and introduction to Gather Town
9:30-10:00 10:30-11:00 Plenary lecture: André Nicolet [Slides] Chair S. Brasselet
10:00-10:30 11:00-11:30 Virtual coffee chat on Gather Town
10:30-12:00 11:30-13:00 Round table discussion