13th Mediterranean Workshop and Topical Meeting

Novel Optical Materials and Applications

Grand Hotel San Michele, Cetraro - Italy, June 04-10, 2017

Deadline Extended


deadline: 20/04/2017

Abstract Submission

deadline: 20/04/2017

Hotel Reservation

deadline: 20/04/2017


deadline: 20/04/2017


The focus of the 13th 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. Materials of interest include, but are not limited to, optofludics, 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



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

G. Strangi


N. Tabiryan

Beam Co. USA

C. Umeton

Univ. Calabria Italy

M. Wegener

KIT Germany

J. Zyss

ENS France

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.


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.


Wednesday June 7th - Cultural Trip

1) Visit to the Romito Cave (Grotta del Romito), a natural limestone cave in the Lao Valley of Pollino National Park, near the town of Papasidero in Calabria, Italy. There is a stratigraphic record of the first confirmed paleo-human occupation during the Upper Paleolithic since 17,000 years ago and the Neolithic
since 6,400 years ago.

2) Visit to AIETA, one of the most beautiful village in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of Italy.

3) Visit to the museum of CEDAR (cedro) in the small village of S. Maria del Cedro in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of Italy.

Sponsors and Cooperating Organizations

We wish to thank the following for their contribution to the success of this conference

ANOMA, Association for Novel Optical Materials and Applications
TOP Class, Tour Operator
UNICAL, Dipartimento di Fisica - Università della Calabria

BEAM, Engineering for Advanced Measurements Co.

Komunicando - TIM, Piazza Bilotti, Cosenza

Unicredit, sede UNICAL

* CNR, CNR-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
* 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

Photo Gallery Venue