June 23, 2014
The 2014 MRS Spring Meeting was held in San Francisco April 21 to April 25. The conference tries to cover all the subjects related to material science. The technical program included 57 symposia grouped in 6 topical clusters: materials for energy, soft materials and biomaterials, electronic and photonic materials, nanomaterials, general materials science, theory and characterization, and frontiers of materials research.
With Linyou Cao of North Carolina State University, Joshua Caldwell of Naval Research Laboratory, and Jeremy Munday of University of Maryland, Stephane Larouche, a research scientist in CMIP organized Symposium KK on Resonant Optics: Fundamentals and Applications. The symposium featured 69 presentations, including 22 invited talks and 15 posters. The symposium explored the optical resonance phenomena in various materials including metals, semiconductors, and dielectrics, as well as in 2D materials such as graphene. Various structures were presented, with much interest for nonreciprocal metamaterials and metasurfaces. Many applications were proposed, mainly in the fields of energy and sensing.
If you missed the conference, but are a MRS member, you may watch many of the presentation through MRS OnDemand. With Joshua Caldwell and Gennady Shvets of University of Texas at Austin,
Stephane Larouche will organize a new symposium of resonant optics at next years MRS Spring Meeting, and looks forward seeing all the members of the community again.