The First A3 Metamaterials Forum, Sendai, Japan
Date:        July 5(Tue)-7(Thu), 2016
Venue:      Katahira -Sakura Hall, Katahira Campus, Tohoku University, Sendai
Co-Chairs:     Teruya Ishihara (Tohoku University, Japan)
                 Jeong Weon Wu (Ewha Womans University, Korea)
                Lei Zhou (Fudan University, China)


Now we launch A3 Metamaterials Forum to stimulate interaction among researchers in the field of metamaterials in Asian three countries,
China, Korea and Japan. Metamaterials are artificial materials where subwavelength structures are designed so that they exhibit exotic
novel response which is quite different from its constituent materials. Exotic responses include negative refractive index, invisible mantle,
imaging with super resolution to name a few. Now the field is expanding to design various artificial materials with enhanced functionality
such as perfect absorber and large optical nonlinearity. This Forum is born this year to expand Japan-Korea Metamaterials Forum established
since 2011. The prehistory can be seen at
According to the tradition of the forum, it consists of invited talks and a poster session in a single session in order to keep intimate
environment for discussion.
   As a venue of the first A3 Metamaterials Forum, we chose Sendai, the city known as a city of trees, as well as the birth place of
Yagi-Uda antenna, which is a good example of artificial structure for functionality.
We hope that this forum serves as a cradle for active international research collaboration among the three countries.
                                                                                                                      On behalf of the co-chairs
                                                                                                                      Teruya Ishihara
                                                                                                                      Tohoku University, Japan


1st A3 Metamaterials Forum is partially supported by the following organizations:

Steering Committee
Kazuaki Sakoda (NIMS, Japan)

Atsushi Sanada (Osaka University, Japan)
Takuo Tanaka  (RIKEN, Japan)
Tiejun Cui (Southeast University, China)
Min Qiu (Zhejiang University, China)
Shining Zhu (Nanjing University, China)
Byoungho Lee (Seoul National University, Korea)
Q-Han Park (Korea University, Korea)
Namkyoo Park (Seoul National University, Korea)

Organizing Committee
Teruya Ishihara (Tohoku University)
Kotaro Kajikawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Yoshiaki Kanamori
(Tohoku University)
Masakazu Matsubara
(Tohoku University)
Masaru Nakagawa (Tohoku University)
Seigo Ohno (Tohoku University)
Taiichi Otsuji (Tohoku University)
Kazuaki Sakoda (NIMS)
Atsushi Sanada (Osaka University)
Akira Satou (Tohoku University)
Takuo Tanaka (RIKEN)

Group Photo   July 6, 2016 at Sakura Hall, Tohoku University

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