Fifth International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics
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Metamaterials '2011: The Fifth International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics

Barcelona, Spain, 10-15 October 2011
(Conference: 10-13 October 2011, Doctoral school: 14-15 October 2011)

Metamaterials'2011 was hosted by the Centre CIMITEC of the Escola d'Enginyeria at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Barcelona attracted more than 380 participants with authors coming from 33 countries (the highest counts are displayed in the graph below).


There was a number of prizes awarded on a competitive principle during the conference.

Student paper competition:

1)    Nathan Landy,  (and D. R. Smith, Duke University), Approaches to transformation optical design in 3D.

Prize:   350 Euro for the winner, sponsored by the journal Metamaterials published by Elsevier.

2)    Antti Karilainen  (and S. A. Tretyakov, Aalto University), Zero-backscattering self-dual object from two chiral particles.

Prize:   150 Euro, sponsored by Wiley.

3)    Pai-Yen Chen, (and A. Alu,  University of Texas at Austin),  Atomic-scale mantle cloak using a graphene monolayer

Prize: 2 books, sponsored by Cambridge University Press .

4)    Basit Ali Zeb, (and K. Esselle,  Macquarie University),
Design and analysis of dual-band EBG resonator antennas using millimetre-wave EBG structures for improved directivity and radiation bandwidth.

Prize: 1 book, sponsored by Imperial College Press


For the best poster on metamaterial-based antenna applications:

5) Davide Ramaccia, Filiberto Bilotti, and Alessandro Toscano, (Applied Electronics Department, "RomaTre" University, Italy), Horn nano-antenna at near-infrared frequencies: Design and potential applications.

Prize: £100 to spend on IET books, sponsored by IET.

This congress series was initiated by the European Network of Excellence Metamorphose and is organized by the Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials (Metamorphose VI).

This series of events brings together and continues the traditions of the highly successful series of International Conferences on Complex Media and Metamaterials (Bianisotropics) and Rome International Workshops on Metamaterials and Special Materials for Electromagnetic Applications and Telecommunications. International Conferences on Complex Media and Metamaterials had eleven editions, with the names “Chiral”, “Bi-isotropics”, or “Bianisotropics”, reflecting the developments in the field of artificial electromagnetic materials.

The first four editions of the Congress were held in Rome (October 2007), in Pamplona (September 2008), London (September 2009) and Karlsruhe (September 2010).

Call for papers download.