Thursday, January 10, 2013

Workshop on Surface Plasmons, Metamaterials, and Catalysis

Three of my colleagues and I are helping to organize a workshop at Rice University on May 20-22, 2013.  The goal of this ARO-sponsored workshop is to explore the opportunities for chemical catalysis arising from recent advances in the fields of metamaterials and plasmonics.  The workshop will bring together scientists from the disciplines of electrochemistry, catalysis, and plasmonics, which have not traditionally had a common platform.

Topics include:
  • The state of the art in plasmonics, metamaterials, and chemical catalysis
  • Areas of catalysis that could benefit from enhanced optical/electromagnetic concepts
  • Concepts for nanophotonic- and metamaterials-driven catalysis and heat generation
  • Surface nanoengineering to merge nanophotonics and catalysis
  • Quantum plasmonics
  • Hot electrons driving chemistry
  • Chemical sensing using nanophotonic and plasmonic concepts
  • Nanophotonic characterization of catalytic structures:  Where do the reactions happen, and how fast?
The deadline for abstract submission is Feb. 14, 2013, and space is limited.  The workshop website is here:  .

Please feel free to distribute this information to people that would be interested!

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