Plasmonic Thin Films: Theory, Synthesis and Applications - Workshop




Guimaraes, Portugal

The 95th IUVSTA Workshop intends to provide a forum for intense debate and discussion between a small number of experts in the field of Plasmonics. The 95th IUVSTA Workshop will be a fantastic and memorable event, joining the scientific program with a set of social and cultural events in the beautiful City of Guimarães, a 12th century city that was the Cradle of the Nation and classified by UNESCO as World Heritage.

In addition to Plenary Lectures and Invited Talks, there will be a poster session where the Attendees can present and discuss their work. Furthermore, Young Scientists can apply for an award for best poster presentation. Please follow the link for pre-registration and abstract submission (if applicable).

The standard Fee for the Workshop is 580 €, which includes full access to the Workshop, lunches, coffee breaks and a fantastic Gala Dinner. Early bird registration also includes special accommodation rates in City Hotels. We are also delighted to include a tour to the Historic Centre, visits to several monuments, and other surprises.

Themes and Topics

Theory of Surface Plasmons

Fundamental Science of Nanoscale Plasmonics

Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPPs) and Localized Surface Plasmons (LSPs)

Modeling and Simulation of optical properties

Graphene Plasmonics


Fano Resonances

Synthesis of Plasmonic Thin Films

Noble Nanoparticles


Metal Oxide / Nanoparticles systems

Two-Dimensional Materials (Graphene)

Applications of Plasmonic Materials

Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR) Sensors

Ultrasensitive Chemical Sensing

Plasmonics for Raman probing at the single molecule level

Plasmon-Enhanced Photocatalysis

Enhanced Magneto-Optical Kerr effect

Plasmon Field Effect Transistors

Plasmonics in Biomedicine

Plasmonic Solar Cells

Organizing/Scientific Committees

Organizing Committee

Joel Borges, Centre of Physics, University of Minho (contact)

Filipe Vaz, Centre of Physics, University of Minho (contact)

Pedro Alpuim, Centre of Physics, University of Minho and International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

Marco S. Rodrigues, Centre of Physics, University of Minho

Cláudia Lopes, Centre of Physics, University of Minho

Alberto Palmero, SINCAF, Institute of Materials Science of Seville (ICMS), Seville, Spain

Philippe Steyer, Mateis, INSA-Lyon

Advisory Board

Jay H. Hendricks, NIST, Gaithersburg, United States (IUVSTA Scientific Director)

Katsuyuki Fukutani, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (IUVSTA Scientific Secretary)

Mile Ivanda, Institute Ruder Boskovic, Zagreb, Croatia (IUVSTA TFD Chair)

Papken E. Hovsepian, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United Kingdom (IUVSTA TFD Vice-Chair)

Diederik Depla, Universiteit Gent, Ghent, Belgium (IUVSTA TFD Secretary)

Scientific Committee

Mikhail VasilevskiyCentre of Physics, University of Minho, Portugal

Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University, Indiana, USA

Lars Montelius – Director-General, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal

Monika Fleischer, University of Tübingen, Germany

Luis Rebouta – Director Centre of Physics, University of Minho, Portugal

Nuno Peres, Centre of Physics, University of Minho, Portugal

Carlos Tavares, Centre of Physics, University of Minho, Portugal

Ana Gomez-Ramirez, University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain

Nicolas Martin, Femto-ST, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Besançon, France

Albano Cavaleiro, Centre for Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Processes (CEMMPRE), University of Coimbra, Portugal


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