15th Mediterranean Workshop and Topical Meeting Novel Optical Materials and Applications

Grand Hotel San Michele, Cetraro - Italy, May 22-28, 2022

NOMA People 2022

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deadline: March 31st/2022

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deadline: March 31st/2022


The focus of the 15th NOMA is on novel optical materials that possess unique characteristics for application in nonlinear- and electro-optics, communications, sensing, integrated- and nano- and bio-photonics/phononics. Materials of interest include, but are not limited to, optofludics, nano-structured metamaterials/metasurfaces, photonic crystals, liquid crystals and soft matters, nonlinear and electro-optical crystals. 

  The meeting provides a forum for invited presentations 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.

Social Event

Cultural Trip to Unical - Sibari Archeological Site - Altomonte - San Marco Argentano

Unical Bridge
Unical Bridge

Sibari Archeological Site

Church in Altomonte

Crypt in San Marco Argentano

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

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

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, and Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, CNR, Pozzuoli - Italy

Prof. I. C. Khoo

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


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.

Sponsors and Cooperating Societies

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
*IEEE Photonics Society
OPTICA, Formerly OSA - Optical Society of America
Pubbliturco, Laboratorio Pubblicitario
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