International Workshop on Metamaterials

Date: 10 Jul 2008 - 03 Nov 2014

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Tower Block, Level 3

This workshop is jointly organised by Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), Imperial College London (IC) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

The main objectives of the workshop are to bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry working in the field of metamaterials to explore opportunities for possible collaboration. To that end, eight experts from around the world have been invited to ensure that the International Joint Workshop on Metamaterials will be the foremost place to learn about the most important developments and potential of this emerging technology.

Metamaterials are a new class of ordered composites that exhibit superior properties that are not found in nature and not observed in the constituent materials. In recent years, these artificial materials with their simultaneously negative permittivity and permeability properties have attracted widespread interest, which lead to the development of design procedures and the realization of novice types of microwave, millimeter-wave, and optical components and devices. 
This one-day workshop will address a wide area of research topics related to metamaterials, artificial electromagnetic materials and surfaces in the microwave and optical ranges. Technology innovators from the international research community will be invited to speak at this inaugural event. 

8.30am    Registration

9.00am    Introduction by Dr Albert Lu, Programme Manager (LAP/LCS), 

               Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech, A*STAR)

9.15am    'Parametric Amplification of Magneto-Inductive Waves' by Professor

               Richard Syms, Imperial College London, UK

10.00am   'Macro-basis Function Based Electromagnetic Analysis of Large
                Arrays' by Associate Professor Ban Leong Ooi, National University of

                Singapore (NUS)

10.45am   Tea Break and Networking


11.15am   'Subwavelength Imaging with Silver Multilayered Metamaterials' by 
                Professor Ekaterina Shamonina, University of Erlangen, Germany

12.00pm   'Bridging the Gap Between Nanoelectronics and Photonics' by 
                Dr Li Er Ping, Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC,


12.45 pm   Buffet Lunch and Networking

  1.45pm   'Tunable Metamaterial Filters' by Dr Stepan Lucyszyn and Mr Kai 
                Herbertz, Imperial College London, UK

  2.30pm   'Leaky Wave Radiation in Metamaterial Periodic Structures' 
                by Associate Professor Arokiaswami Alphones, Nanyang
                Technological University (NTU)

  3.15pm    Tea Break and Networking

  3.45pm    'Resonant Properties of Split Ring Resonators' by Oleksiy Sydoruk,
                 University of Erlangen, Germany

 4.30 pm    'Mixed-dielectric EBG Structures' by Dr Albert Lu, Singapore Institute
                 of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech, A*STAR)    

Who Should Attend
This workshop is beneficial to all senior management, industry professionals, managers, engineers, academic staff, researchers and students who are interested in the latest artificial electromagnetic materials and metamaterials related trends, technologies and breakthrough concepts.

Registration for this workshop, inclusive of refreshments and lunch, is free of charge.  Pre-registration is required and seats are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For technical enquiries: 
Mr Eric Chen Boon Khai, Email:

For registration enquiries: 
Alice Koh, Email: