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Special Issue "New Directions and Applications for Artificial Engineered Materials—Selected Papers from Metamaterials’ 2017"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2017

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
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Interests: theoretical and computational nanophotonics; light propagation in micro- and nanostructured materials; numerical methods for linear and nonlinear optics; plasmonics; photonic crystals; metamaterials; disordered media; photon management in solar cells; nonlinear optics; near-field optics; quantum optics
Guest Editor
Dr. Alessio Monti

Niccolò Cusano University, Rome, Italy
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Interests: design and applications of microwave; optical engineered materials and metasurfaces; design of cloaking devices at microwave and optical frequencies with a particular emphasis on their applications to antennas and sensors and the analysis of the properties of the nanoparticles arrays and their photonic applications
Guest Editor
Prof. Francesco Monticone

Cornell University, USA
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Interests: applied electromagnetics; metamaterials; plasmonics; nanotechnology; nanophotonics; innovative and extreme aspects of wave interaction with engineered materials and nano-structures; extreme scattering engineering; cloaking and invisibility; nanoparticles; nanocircuits; nanoantennas; parity-time symmetry; active devices and advanced metasurfaces
Guest Editor
Dr. Davide Ramaccia

Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy
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Interests: applied electromagnetics; metamaterials; plasmonics; innovative microwave and optical components with enhanced functionalities enabled by metamaterials and plasmonics; spatio-temporal modulated metamaterials and metasurfaces; artificial magentless non-reciprocity; topologically-protected structures; non-conventional geometries of plasmonic nanoparticles

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Eleventh International Congress on Engineered Material Platforms for Novel Wave Phenomena—Metamaterials' 2017 (http://congress2017.metamorphose-vi.org/) will be held in Marseille, France from 28 August–2 September, 2017. From its first edition in 2007, the Metamaterials Congress has established itself as one of the most important forums worldwide for the engineering, physics, applied mathematics, and material science communities to share and discuss the latest results regarding artificially engineered materials and their applications in different fields, from electromagnetics and mechanics, to hydrodynamics and thermodynamics.

To continue this exchange of ideas and visions beyond the actual Congress, we are very glad to invite you to contribute to a Special Issue in Materials. This Special Issue will contain a selection of papers that derive their contents from either oral or poster presentations at the Metamaterials’ 2017 Congress. The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide a timely and broad collection of the topics discussed at the Congress. Manuscripts shall revolve around fundamentals of artificial materials and their design, electromagnetic, acoustic, and mechanical applications of metamaterials, metasurfaces and frequency selective surfaces, new wave phenomena, quantum aspects of metamaterials, plasmonics, nonlinearity and nonreciprocity, topological insulators, fabrication and measurements techniques, etc.

We invite researchers to submit their contributions, both original research articles and review papers, to this Special Issue and look forward to reading your submissions.

Prof. Carsten Rockstuhl
Dr. Alessio Monti
Prof. Francesco Monticone
Dr. Davide Ramaccia
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Artificial materials and metamaterials;
  • Metasurfaces and frequency-selective-surfaces;
  • Nanomaterials, nanoparticles, nanophotonics and plasmonics;
  • Acoustic, mechanical and seismic metamaterials;
  • Nonreciprocal and topologically-protected metamaterials;
  • Industrial applications of metamaterials;
  • Nonlinear, quantum, superconducting metamaterials;
  • Nanocircuits and nanoantennas;
  • RF and microwave metamaterials;
  • Cloaking, transformation optics, invisibility

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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