Student paper competition

All student participants are invited to enter STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION. The paper, an application form and all the supporting documentation for the student contest must be submitted through the Conference website before April 1, 2012.

You have to be registered at this website to submit your paper and fill in the form for entering the student competition. This form is accessible via "Student paper competition" item in the "Participant profile" in the right column of the webpage after log-in at the website.

During the submission procedure, the students will be asked to upload:

  1. CV of personal scientific activity
  2. An exact title of the paper submitted for review
  3. An endorsement letter signed by the student's supervisor/advisor stating that the paper is the result of student's work

The student must be the first author and the second author may be the student's supervisor/advisor. No more than two authors are allowed, unless the student has two advisors from different institutions or departments that must be explicitly stated in the endorsement letter. The student papers will be subject to the regular review process. The TPC will evaluate the applications and select the finalists. The invited finalists will have their registration fee waived. Only one paper per student will be considered. In case of multiple entries with different papers, the student will be excluded from the competition.

The finalists of the student paper competition will present their papers  at the regular technical sessions in accordance with the conference program. In addition, they will be required to present their papers again at a dedicated poster session. The members of the Steering Committee will interact with the students during the poster presentation and will elect the winner. The winner of the best student paper will be announced at the Congress closing ceremony.

Awards and Prizes

1st Prize of 350 Euro for the student paper winner will be awarded and sponsored by the journal Metamaterials published by Elsevier.

2nd prize of 4 books from Imperial College Press will be also awarded.

There will be Cambridge University Press paper prize (free books of £500).

European Physical Society will grant Poster Prize to a student who has presented the best poster at the conference.

Follow the application page here.


Preliminary results.

The Steering Committee of Metamaterials 2012 had a very difficult time selecting from the many qualified candidates the following finalists:

  • Costa, João T. , Portugal
  • Rahimzadeh-Kalaleh Rodriguez, Said, Netherlands
  • Albooyeh, Mohammad, Finland
  • Barbuto, Mirko, Italy
  • Monti, Alessio, Italy

Finalists of the student paper competition should present their papers as regular oral papers according to the program schedule and give an additional poster presentation at a dedicated poster session.The members of the Student Paper Competition Committee will interact with the students during the poster presentation and decide the final ranking. Winners of the student paper awards will be announced at the Closing Ceremony of the conference.


Update after the congress:

1st prize (350 Euro from Elsevier, Metamaterials journal) goes to:

Said Rahimzadeh-Kalaleh Rodriguez, FOM Institute AMOLF c/o Philips Research (The Netherlands) for the paper "Diffractively induced transparency and extraordinary light emission at the plasmon band edge"

2nd prize ex-aequo goes to:

Alessio Monti, Università "Roma Tre" (Italy) for the paper A. Monti, A. Alù, and F. Bilotti, "Cloaked half-wave dipole antennas using the mantle-cloaking approach" (free books of £500 from Cambridge University Press) and to

Joao Costa, University of Coimbra (Portugal) for the paper J. Costa and M. Silveirinha, "Suppression of the chromatic aberrations using a nanowire metamaterial" (4 books from Imperial College Press)

European Physical Society - Best poster paper award presented by a student. The prize goes to

Iryna Khodasevych, RMIT University (Australia) for the paper "Nonlinear magnetoelastic metamaterial using gravitational restoring force"