Japan-UK Symposium: Materials Science Pioneered by Structured Lights

JSPS and the EPSRC will be holding a joint symposium titled “Materials Science Pioneered by Structured Lights” at the Royal Society, London on Friday 6th January 2017 from 09:30 until 16:30, followed by a reception at the Japan Embassy in London until 19:00. Please find a tentative event programme below.

If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP in a return e mail by Wednesday 4th January 2017. In this reply please include the following details: full name, name of department and institution you are affiliated with in the UK and contact e mail address and telephone number. Please also indicate if you are able to attend the evening reception as well as the symposium.

*This event is free to attend but Spaces are limited and registration in advance of the event is essential.

JSPS-EPSRC Collaborative Symposium
Materials Science Pioneered by Structured Lights
The Royal Society, London
Friday, 6 January, 2017


09:30   Registration

09:50   Opening Remarks
Professor Nobuo Ueno, Director, JSPS London

10:00   Time- and Space-Domain Structures of Optical Fields on Metal Nanostructures
Professor Hiromi Okamoto (IMS, Japan)

10:30   Designer EM fields: A New Paradigm for the Characterisation of Biomaterials
Professor Malcolm Kadodwala (University of Glasgow, UK)

11:00   Infrared Ultrafast Plasmonics Boosts Nonlinear Light-matter Interactions
Professor Satoshi Ashihara (University of Tokyo, Japan)

11:30   Novel Concepts in Nanostructured Photonic Biosensors
Professor Thomas Krauss (University of York, UK)

12:00   Lunch

13:00   Vortex and Vector Beams for Excitation of Multipole Plasmon Resonances
Dr Kyosuke Sakai (Hokkaido University, Japan)

13:30   Biomimetic Computational Imaging
Dr David Phillips (University of Glasgow, UK)

14:00   Coffee break

14:30   Nanostructuring of light fields and chemical reactivity profiles via plasmonic nanoantennas
Professor Stefan Meir, Imperial College London

15:00   Twisting Lights Create Twisted Structures
Professor Takashige Omatsu (Chiba University, Japan)

15:30   Accelerating Progress in Biomedical Imaging
Professor Kishan Dholakia (University of St. Andrews, UK)

16:00   Closing Remarks
Dr Jane Nicholson, Associate Director, Impact & International, EPSRC
Professor Takashige Omatsu (Chiba University, Japan)

Group Photo

17:00   Opening of Evening Reception
Japan Embassy in the UK, Piccadilly London