General information

We cordially invite you to take part in METANANO School organized by the Department of Physics and Engineering of ITMO University and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. The aim of the School is to bring participants together in an effort to lay the ground for future research as well as to educate the professionals in fields of nanophotonics and metamaterials.

School Topic

Photonics of 2D materials

For Whom?

PhD and Master’s students


19-23 July 2021




Given the uncertainty of the situation in the world we will hold the school fully online.


5-day course of lectures and practical classes (from the fundamentals to the latest achievements in the field), poster session and discussions with experts on modern scientific issues.


All participants of the School will be offered to complete a written final test based on the school's lectures content. Students who will successfully pass the test (higher than 85% correct answers) will be awarded 3 ECTS.


Apply for a grant and the Organizing Committee will determine the best applications to fully or partially cover the participation fee.


This year the Best Poster award is sponsored by the Sensors journal. The best three posters will receive a monetary award from the journal.

Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220) is the leading international peer-reviewed open access journal on the science and technology of sensors and applications. Its Impact Factor 2019 is 3.275 and CiteScore 2019 is 5.0. Open Access increases visibility of scientific researches. In 2019, Sensors received 12.6 million full text views, see

Optical Sensors Section is a section of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). It publishes original peer-reviewed papers covering all aspects of Optical Sensing. Both theoretical and experimental papers and comprehensive review are considered. This Section addresses all aspects of optical sensors, including source and detection technologies, sensor architectures, sensor performance, processing approaches and applications, as well as actuation and control by light. These optical sensors and actuators include micro- and nanodevices, large devices, sensor arrays, as well as several materials and technologies for a very large number of applications. The flyer with more detailed information is available here.



We cordially invite you to take part as a lecturer in the forthcoming School events. Please contact School Chair to request more information.

Practical classes


Organizing Committee
School Secretaries
  • Program Committee
  • Yuri Kivshar
  • (Australian National University)
  • Andrey Fedyanin
  • (Moscow State University)
  • Alexandre Bouhelier
  • (Université de Bourgogne)
  • Alexander Khanikaev
  • (The City University of New York)
  • Sergei Tikhodeev
  • Prokhorov General Physics Institute of RAS
  • Pavel Ginzburg
  • Tel Aviv University

Preliminary program

Important Dates

  • 12 April 2021 – Application deadline

  • 30 April 2021 – Extended application deadline

  • 19 - 23 July 2021 – METANANO School

Application and School fees

Selection of the School participants is made on the basis of applicant’s CV and motivation letter. All participants are encouraged to attend Poster Session competition. The best poster will be awarded.
Grants to cover the participation fee will be offered for selected students after consideration of requests.

In order to apply please send your CV and short cover letter using the following form:

Early fee Late fee
Online 45 EUR 65 EUR

The fee includes tuition, lecture materials, 3 ECTS certificates upon successful completion of the exam and social events.