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Special Session on
Nanophotonics, Plasmonics and Metamaterials
 - NanoPlasMeta 2020

27 - 29 February, 2020 - Valletta, Malta

Within the 8th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology - PHOTOPTICS 2020


Pablo Albella
Facultad de Ciencias, University of Cantabria

Brief Bio
Pablo Albella holds a prestigious researcher position (RyC), at the University of Cantabria and is invited researcher at Imperial College London. He holds a PhD in Physics since 2009 awarded with the prize of best thesis in physics that year. He was postdoctoral researcher from 2010 to 2013 at the Material Physics Center (UPV/CSIC) in San Sebastian, from 2013 to 2017 senior research associate at Imperial College London, U.K. and tenure-track researcher at University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain. His research interests and activities are mainly devoted to the fields of nanophotonics and materials science. In particular, to the optical modelling and innovation of photonic structures able to enhance the performance of the actual nanodevices that rely on light-matter interaction to boost applications like sensing, spectroscopy, optical nanocircuits, customized metamaterials or energy storage. He aims to, not only the electromagnetic understanding and application of plasmonics, but also to open new fascinating possibilities in the field using novel nanostructures made of alternative materials.


The interaction between light and small clusters of nanoscale metallic and/or dielectric components has been a recent subject of extensive experimental and theoretical research. Knowledge and understanding of the near- and far-field optical responses from individual and coupled nanoparticles have led to an unprecedented development in the fields of molecular optics, optical antenna design, surface enhanced spectroscopies, bio/chemical sensing, light guiding, solar cell system, information storage and other. Research of light-matter interaction at the nanoscale now presents an opportunity to build on the existing work or/and establish novel directions for this area of research.

We invite researchers to contribute with original research ideas that will stimulate the continuing reports to exploit the great potential that light-matter interaction have for real life applications but also to develop this field for future nanophotonic devices.


Main suggested target topics include:
  • Light scattering
  • Plasmonics
  • Nano-optics
  • Near-field optics
  • All-dielectrics
  • Metamaterials
  • Non-linear optics
  • Sensing, 2D materials / graphere
  • Surface enhanced spectroscopy and fluorescence
  • Chirality
  • Quantum optics


Paper Submission: December 24, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 9, 2020 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: January 17, 2020 (expired)


Pablo Alonso-González, University of Oviedo, Spain
Josep Canet-Ferrer, ICMol-Institute of Molecular Science, University of Valencia, Spain
Alberto G. Curto, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands
Ruben Esteban, Centro de Física de Materiales (Centro Mixto CSIC-UPV/EHU) and Donostia International Physics Center, Spain
Antonio I. Fernandez Dominguez, University Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Vincenzo Giannini, ANRC, TII, United Arab Emirates
Jorge R. Mejía Salazar, Telecommunications Engineering, National Institute of Telecommunications, Brazil
Otto Muskens, University of Southampton, United Kingdom


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, SCOPUS, Microsoft Academic, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


PHOTOPTICS Special Sessions - NanoPlasMeta 2020