• METANANO Summer School
      on Nanophotonics and Advanced materials

      16-18 August 2023
      Qingdao, China

General information

Faculty of Physics of ITMO University invites you to participate in METANANO Summer School on Nanophotonics and Advanced materials which will be held on 16-18 August 2023 in Qingdao, China (offline format).

The school will provide a platform for researchers, students, and industry professionals to come together and learn about the latest advancements in the field of nanophotonics and advanced materials. The program will consist of lectures, hands-on workshops, and poster sessions, covering a wide range of topics such as:

  • All-dielectric nanophotonics
  • Advanced materials for photonics
  • Chiral and bianisotropic metasurfaces
  • Perovskites nanophotonics
  • Bound states in the continuum
  • Nano lasers
  • Advanced nanofabrication techniques
  • Mie-tronics
  • Wireless power transfer
  • Microwave metamaterials

The summer school is an excellent opportunity to network with peers and establish new collaborations with leading experts in the field of nanophotonics and advanced materials.



The Book of Abstracts is available here

The Poster Session Schedule is available here

Time in the program is GMT +8.


This year the School is fee-free and covers tuition, social events, coffee-breaks, lunches, a conference dinner and accommodation on campus (see the detailed information in Accommodation). Selection of the School participants is made on the basis of the applicant’s CV and motivation letter. All participants are encouraged to attend the Poster Session competition. The best posters will receive awards.

Application to the School is closed.


School Secretaries


The School is held in Qingdao (No.1777, Sansha Str., Huangdao Dist., Qingdao, 266555, P.R. China).


The School provides the participants with on-campus accommodation (shared rooms with facilities on the floor). If you would like to book a hotel by yourself, we recommend you to consider Qingdao West Coast Bluefin Hotel

Upon sending the results of the acceptance, we will ask you to fill in the form and indicate preferable type of accommodation and the dates of your arrival and departure.


A foreign citizen traveling to China should have a valid passport (expiry date should be no earlier than 6 months from the date of applying for a visa) and a visa.

Please note: the citizens of Belarus and Kazakhstan can stay in China without a visa for 30 days.

Steps to get the visa (type F):

  • Apply before 22 May and tick the option “I need a visa” in the application form.
  • Send the organizers (summerschool@physics.itmo.ru) your passport number, your full affiliation, first name and last name as in the passport. Each participant will receive a visa invitation letter, in printable format, via e-mail.
  • Fill in your application form on the website http://cova.mfa.gov.cn.
  • Make an appointment to submit your documents on the website http://avas.cs.mfa.gov.cn. Average waiting time for appointment is 1 month.
  • Apply for a visa. You must have a printed application form, an invitation, a passport and a copy of it with you. The average waiting time for a visa is 1 week.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask via our email: summerschool@physics.itmo.ru