July 21-22, 2014, Boston MA


Nanonics is pleased to announce the first Near-field NanoPhotonics workshop with an associated Multiprobe School. NSOM and MultiProbe NSOM have emerged as the premier tools in Photonics and Plasmonics characterization whether in silicon photonics, photonic band gap materials or plasmonic nanofocusing

Nanonics users, who have been at the forefront of this rapidly growing field, will be featured and will present how they are using the near-field in defining new horizons in photonic nanocharacterization. The workshop will be followed by a hands on Near-field Multiprobe School.  

New! Monday July 21 Technical Program

All lectures will take place in Higgins Hall, room 235. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to all workshop participants in the Higgins atrium.

8:30-9:00            Registration and breakfast      

9:00-9:15            Welcome by Prof. Aaron Lewis

9:15-10:00          Plenary lecture - Prof. Federico Capasso, Harvard, “Control of surface plasmons propagation and nanophotonics applications”

10:00 – 10:30     Dr. Juan Merlo, Boston College, “Coaxial plasmonic cavities studied by near-field scanning optical microscopy”

10:30-10:45       Break

10:45-11:30       Prof. Mike Barnes, UMass, “Near-field optical and electronic spectroscopy of crystalline organic nanowires” 

11:30-12:00       Prof. Kit Umbach, Cornell, “Comparing mechanical moduli determined by indentation and compression technique”

12:00 – 1:00      Lunch

1:00-1:45           Dr. Nancy Haegel, NREL, “Integrating near-field and electron optics: Dual vision for the nanoworld”

1:45-2:15           Prof. Ferat Sahin, RIT, “A novel approach to nanoindentation using Multiprobe AFM system”

 2:15-2:30          Break

 2:30-3:15          Prof. Nicholas Fang, MIT, “Quest for an optical circuit probe”

3:15-3:45           Dr. Antonio Ambrosio, Harvard, “Structuring surface waves by means of straight and V-shaped aperturing antennas

3:45-4:30           Prof. Aaron Lewis “Addressing the inverse problem of optical imaging”

4:15 – 5:30        Poster Session and Reception


Tuesday July 22 will feature the Multiprobe School with feature hands-on instruction dedicated to explaining and exploring the revolutionary multiprobe technology as applied to Near-field NanoPhotonics.  The purpose of this Multiprobe school is to educate users about the basics of multiprobe technology and to show multiprobe in action in several application areas!

The day will be divided into morning lectures and afternoon demo sessions. Attendees can sign up for a maximum of two demo sessions, where application scientists will be conducting specific multiprobe experiments.

9:30-11:30  Introduction to Multiprobe Technology

11:30-1:00  Lunch

1:00-3:00    Session 1: near field excitation/collection.  Available slots are 1:00-2:00 and 2:00-3:00

3:00-5:00   Session 2: nanolithography multiprobe.  Available slots are 3:00-4:00 and 4:00-5:00

Venue:  Boston College (Chestnut Hill campus) Higgins Hall, Room 235.  Map of Boston College can be found here

New! Parking:  For those participants driving in, the Commonwealth Avenue Garage is conveniently located close to Higgins Hall and can be found here.  There is a walkway from the fifth floor of the Commonwealth Ave. garage to Higgins Hall.

Poster Session:  We invite participants to submit a title and abstract for a poster session that will be hold on July 21st.  Please submit your poster information to judy@nanonics.co.il no later than July 1st, 2014.

International participants:  Participants can request an invitation letter from Judy (judy@nanonics.co.il) should they require it.

Registration fee for this workshop is $100 for students and postdocs, $200 for faculty and industry participants by July 1st.  After July 1st, registration is $125 for students and postdocs and $225 for faculty and industry.    Credit card payments are accepted.

Space is limited and early registration is advised.  Registration form attached here.  Please fill out and to judy@nanonics.co.il to register and if you have further questions.



We have reserved a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott Brookline  (2 miles from BC) for a group rate of $179.   Please call the hotel directly at :  (617) 734-1393  to make a reservation and mention "NanoPhotonics workshop" to get this group rate.                        

Courtyard by Marriott Brookline

40 Webster Street, Coolidge Corner

 Brookline, MA 02446


 Other hotels are conveniently located to the Boston College campus and are listed below:

Holiday Inn Brookline (2 miles from BC)

 1200 Beacon Street

 Brookline, MA 02446

 Phone: 1-877-410-6681


Best Western University Hotel (1.5 miles from BC)

 1650 Commonwealth Ave

 Boston, MA

 Phone: 617-566-6260



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