Metamaterials for Photonics

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This is a IEEE PS Sweden Chapter webinar

Prof. Philippe Tassin (Chalmers) and Prof. Qin Wang (RISE/KTH) will give an introduction to metamaterials and its applications to IR detection/sensing.

The webinar will be using Zoom as a meeting tool and a Zoom link will be provided after your registration and latest 24 hour before the meeting. The deadline for registration is 6-Dec-2020 and the number of participants is limited to 250 people.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 08 Dec 2020
  • Time: 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Stockholm
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This is a virtual event (webinar) and a Zoom link will be provided after your registration within 24 hrs before the meeting starts.

  • Gothenburg, Vastra Gotalands lan
  • Sweden

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  • Starts 17 November 2020 08:00 AM
  • Ends 06 December 2020 03:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Stockholm
  • No Admission Charge


Philippe Tassin Philippe Tassin of Chalmers


Metamaterials: Optical properties beyond natural materials


Philippe Tassin teaches physics and optics and leads a research group on electromagnetic structured media.

He was born in Belgium and lived in several countries at both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. At the age of 17, he won a bronze medal at the International Chemistry Olympiad. Graduating in electrical engineering and applied physics, he obtained a M.Sc. degree and a Ph.D. degree from the Free University of Brussels, both summa cum laude. After his doctoral studies, he had postdoctoral appointments at Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory (a national lab of the U.S. Department of Energy). Dr. Tassin is now an associate professor at Chalmers University of Technology, where he teaches physics, optics, and computer science courses.

Philippe Tassin's research interests encompass the physics of electromagnetic structured materials and systems, including metamaterials, plasmonics, and nanophotonics. His research has led to well-cited publications in scientific journals, including papers in Science, Nature Photonics, and Physical Review Letters, and he is frequently asked to deliver invited talks at international conferences. His research has been recognized by awards and fellowships from IEEE, SPIE, and the Flemish Research Foundation, and he recently received the BAEF Alumni Award from the Belgian-American Educational Foundation and the Frans Van Cauwelaert Award, one of the major awards of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts.

Dr. Tassin is also an editor of the journal "Photonics and Nanostructures," a leading journal in the nanophotonics field, and he is a frequent reviewer for most journals in his field. He is a member of the Young Academy of Sweden and a senior member of SPIE and IEEE. He is a founding member and board member of the IEEE Photonics Society Sweden Chapter. He is also active in the promotion of science and technology to the public and to students.

Address:Gothenburg, Sweden

Prof. Qin Wang Prof. Qin Wang of RISE & KTH


Metamaterials for IR Detection/Sensing Applications


Qin Wang received her Ph.D. degrees in solid state physics at Lund University, Sweden in 1999. Currently, she is a Senior Expert and project manager at RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden, and working on nanostructure based optoelectronics and photonics devices for sensing, imaging, communication and life-science applications. She is also an adjunct professor at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). She has experience in working with EU projects from FP5 to EU H2020, and has been involved in Q-switch, Labels, Iphobac, Odin, Sandra, Technet_Nano, NoCaTs, C3PO and CAMART2 projects.

She is the author or co-author of more than 100 international journal, conference and workshop papers, and a reviewer for international journals in photonics, sensors and micro/nano technology related areas. She has been engaged as expert reviewer to evaluate proposals for different calls from European Commission and as international/external reviewer of NSERC (Canada). She is supervisor for Master and PhD degree students, has been frequently invited in assessment committee for PhD dissertation. She is a board Member of IEEE Photonics Society Sweden Chapter.

Address:Stockholm, Sweden


15:00 Introduction, Dr. Arne Alping (IEEE)
15:10 “Metamaterials: optical properties beyond natural materials”, Prof. Philippe Tassin (Chalmers)
15:30 “Metamaterials for IR detection/sensing applications”, Prof. Qin Wang (RISE/KTH)
15:50 Wrap-up & additional Q&A