14th Mediterranean Workshop and Topical Meeting Novel Optical Materials and Applications

Grand Hotel San Michele, Cetraro - Italy, June 02-08, 2019


deadline: March 31/2019

Abstract Submission

deadline: March 31/2019

Hotel Reservation

deadline: March 31/2019


deadline: March 31/2019


The focus of the 14th NOMA is on novel optical materials that possess unique characteristics for application in molecular-, nano- and bio-photonics, nonlinear- and electro-optics, communications, sensing, integrated photonics. Materials of interest include, but are not limited to, optofludics, bio-, molecular- and nano-structures, metamaterials, photonic crystals, liquid crystals, composite materials, nonlinear and electro-optical crystals.

The meeting provides a forum for plenary lectures on the fundamentals of these materials and their roles in actual optical devices, and oral/poster presentations of new research results and developments. Participants will have ample time to learn new materials and optical system applications, and involve themselves in ideas exchange and discussions in a picturesque setting.

Program Advisory Committee Members

T. Bunning


F. Capasso

Harvard Univ. USA

C. Denz

Muenster Univ. Germ.

S. Fainman

Univ. California USA

C. Flytzanis

ENS France

M. Kauranen

Tampere Univ. Finland

I. C. Khoo

Penn State Univ. USA

B. Kippelen

Georgia Tech. USA

F. Omenetto

Tufts Univ. USA

D. Psaltis

EPFL Switzerland

R. Ramos Garcia

INA, Optica y Electronica, Mexico

F. Simoni

Univ. Pol. Marche Italy

V. Shalaev

Purdue Univ., USA

G. Strangi


N. Tabiryan

Beam Co. USA

C. Umeton

Univ. Calabria Italy

Conference Chair


Prof. C. Umeton

Dipartimento di Fisica, Università della Calabria, 87036 Rende (CS) - Italy


Program Co-chairs

Prof. F. Simoni

Dipartimento di Scienze e Ingegneria della Materia, dell'Ambiente e Urbanistica, Università Politecnica delle Marche, 60131 ANCONA - Italy

Prof. I. C. Khoo

Department of Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA.

Social Event

Cultural Trip to Abbey "Florense" in San Giovanni in Fiore (CS), to Sila Mountains (Giganti della Sila) and to "Norman Swabian Castle" in Cosenza
Abbey "Florense"
Abbey "Florense" 
"Giganti della Sila"
"Norman Swabian Castle" of Cosenza


Grand Hotel San Michele, Cetraro - Italy

NOMA will be held in the 4-star hotel "Grand Hotel San Michele" at Cetraro, Italy. The hotel possesses modern meeting facilities, a private Mediterranean beach for swimming and outdoor dining, golf course, vineyard and cellar, swimming pool, tennis court, bars and restaurants with complete meal services.


ANOMA, Association for Novel Optical Materials and Applications
UNICAL, Dipartimento di Fisica - Università della Calabria
TOP Class, Tour Operator
BEAM, Engineering for Advanced Measurements Co.

CNR, CNR-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
EOARD, European Office of Aerospace Research and Development
* IEEE Photonics Society
OSA, Optical Society of America
SICL, Società Italiana Cristalli Liquidi
SIF, Società Italiana di Fisica
* SIOF, Società Italiana di Ottica e Fotonica

[*] to be confirmed

Local Organizing Committee

R. Caputo

Dipartimento di Fisica, Università della Calabria, 87036 Rende (CS) - Italy

A. De Luca

Dipartimento di Fisica, Università della Calabria, 87036 Rende (CS) - Italy

G. Cipparrone

Dipartimento di Fisica, Università della Calabria, 87036 Rende (CS) - Italy