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Metamaterials'2019 The 13th International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena

16 - 21 September 2019, Rome, Italy

The Thirteenth International Congress on Artificial Materials for Novel Wave Phenomena – Metamaterials'2019, will comprise a 4-day Conference (16–19 September), and a 2-day Doctoral School (20–21 September). Organized by the METAMORPHOSE VI AISBL (, this Congress follows the success of Metamaterials 2007-2018 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.

The Congress will provide a unique topical forum to share the latest results of the metamaterials research in Europe and worldwide. It will bring together the engineering, physics, applied mathematics and material science communities working on artificial materials and their applications in electromagnetism/optics, acoustics/mechanics, transport, and multi-physics.


We interpret metamaterials as rationally designed composites, the effective properties of which go beyond their bulk ingredients, qualitatively and/or quantitatively. We accept papers in any combination out of the following 8 categories:
Category 1 - Area
  • Electromagnetic from DC to optical and beyond (including, e.g., metallic, dielectric, magnetic, and superconducting ingredients)
  • Acoustic and mechanical (including, e.g., seismic)
  • Transport (including, e.g., nanoelectronics, and thermal transport)
  • Multi-physics
Category 2 - Geometry
  • 1D, 2D, and 3D metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • (1+1)D, (2+1)D, and (3+1)D space-time metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • Individual meta-atoms
  • Meta-systems (including, e.g., gradient metamaterials, metamaterials in architectures designed by coordinate transformations, as well as far-field and near-field imaging systems)
Category 3 - Arrangement
  • Periodic
  • Non-periodic
Category 4 - Frequency
  • Static
  • Dynamic (including wave propagation)
Category 5 - Type
  • Passive
  • Active
Category 6 - Status
  • Fixed properties
  • Tunable properties (including, e.g., modulators, switchable properties, software-defined, and adaptive properties)
Category 7 - Physical basis
  • Classical (linear and nonlinear, including, e.g., multistable and programmable)
  • Quantum
Category 8 - Technology Readiness Level
  • Effective-medium theories and homogenization (including, e.g., highfrequency and high-contrast homogenization and spatial dispersion modelling)
  • Design (including, e.g., analytical approaches, topology optimization, numerical methods, machine and deep learning, bio-inspiration)
  • Fabrication and characterization (including, e.g., new manufacturing approaches, 3D additive manufacturing, parameter retrieval, reliability testing, and fatigue testing)
  • Applications and commercialization (including, e.g., antennas, sensing, spectral and spatial filtering, civil engineering, marine engineering, biology, and earthquake protection)

In addition, the organisers accept papers on composites, plasmonics, photonic crystals, phononic crystals, and invisibility cloaking if related to the scope of the congress in some way.
Crowne Plaza Rome - St. Peter's

Crowne Plaza Rome - St. Peter's, Crowne Plaza Rome - St. Peter's, Rome, 00165, Italy

Organised by


Alessio Monti, Italy


Filiberto Bilotti, Italy (Chair) (Metamorphose President and Past General Chair)
Andrea Alù, USA (Past General Co-chair)
Vassili Fedotov, UK (IEEE Proceedings Editor)
Francesco Monticone, USA (Awards Chair)
Ana Díaz-Rubio, Finland (Past Local Chair)
Davide Ramaccia, Italy (Sponsor Organizer)
Alex Schuchinsky, UK (Past General Co-chair)
Sergei Tretyakov, Finland (Past General Chair)
Richard Ziolkowski, USA (URSI Liaison)


Martin Wegener, Germany (Chair)
Mirko Barbuto, Italy
Filippo Capolino, USA
Che Ting Chan, Hong Kong
Richard Craster, UK
Tie Jun Cui, China
Steve Cummer, USA
Jennifer Dionne, USA
Manfred Eich, Germany
Nader Engheta, USA
Vincenzo Galdi, Italy
Jean-Philippe Groby, France
Sebastien Guenneau, France
Ortwin Hess, UK
Teruya Ishihara, Japan
Muamer Kadic, France
Maria Kafesaki, Greece
Philippe Lalanne, France
Mikhail Lapine, Australia
Graeme Milton, USA
Ekmel Özbay, Turkey
Dorota Pawlak, Poland
Junsuk Rho, South Korea
Carsten Rockstuhl, Germany
Vladimir Shalaev, USA
Ekaterina Shamonina, UK
Gennady Shvets, USA
Mario G. Silveirinha, Portugal
Constantin Simovski, Finland
Giuseppe Strangi, USA
Mark Tame, South Africa
Sergei Tretyakov, Finland
Lorenzo Valdevit, USA
Martin van Hecke, The Netherlands
Richard W. Ziolkowski, USA
Krzysztof Wojciechowski, Poland
Zhenyu Yang, China
Baile Zhang, Singapore 


Alessio Monti, "Niccolò Cusano" University (Chair)
Mirko Barbuto, "Niccolò Cusano" University (Doctoral School Co-Chair)
Filiberto Bilotti, "Roma Tre" University
Angelica Viola Marini, "Roma Tre" University (Social media manager)
Davide Ramaccia, "Roma Tre" University (Doctoral School Co-Chair)
Alessandro Toscano, "Roma Tre" University
Stefano Vellucci, "Roma Tre" University (Advertisement organizer)


Mirko Barbuto, Italy
Vassili Fedotov, UK


Enrico Acciardi, Italy


Francesco Monticone, USA


Davide Ramaccia, Italy


Paolo Carbone, Italy


Philippe Barois, France
Christophe Caloz, Canada
Federico Capasso, USA
George Eleftheriades, Canada
Anthony Grbic, USA
Yang Hao, UK
Silvio Hrabar, Croatia
Yuri Kivshar, Australia
Stefano Maci, Italy
Ferran Martin, Spain
Ross McPhedran, Australia
Francisco Medina, Spain
George Palikaras, Canada
John B. Pendry, UK
Oscar Quevedo-Teruel, Sweden
Ari Sihvola, Finland
David Smith, USA
Costas M. Soukoulis, USA/Greece
Douglas Werner, USA
Arthur Yaghjian, USA
Alexander Yakovlev, USA
Nikolay Zheludev, UK
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