Scope of the School and the Discussion Meeting
Plasmonics, with its proven role in sensing, surface-enhanced spectroscopy and energy transfer, is fast evolving into a vast field with much broader scope heralding unprecedented applications. Recent advances in nano fabrication techniques have opened up novel directions: nanoscale heat transfer and thermal imaging, single molecule spectroscopy, light-matter interaction at nano scales, sub-diffraction-limited quantum information processing, biomedical imaging and diagnostics, nano-antennas for LEDs, NSOM and near-field probes etc. The list is ever-growing because of the dramatic growth of our understanding of materials sciences. With the novel meta-materials one can now push the negative refraction domain to optical frequencies. Advances in graphene-plasmonics have opened up unforeseen possibilities. One is now moving closer to the dream notion of a lab-on-a-chip.
In recent years, India has set up many new research and teaching Institutions and many new scientific programs are being started. The School is aimed at young researchers intending to take up research in Nano-photonics and Plasmonics. The discussion meeting is an effort to communicate the advances in the emerging field of plasmonics and to expand the horizon of the scientific activity in this field in India. The speakers in the School and the Meeting are international and national experts with significant contributions in their respective areas. Each session is being planned to have enough time for intensive interactions.
It is envisaged that the interactions at the meeting would identify the future trends and techniques required to address these new research directions. With the facilities and know-how available with various Indian groups, the purpose of the meeting is to bring them together and initiate interactions among them to start work in the emerging areas of plasmonics. Thus, the participants will be a combination of theoreticians and experimentalists and the focus is to identify and pursue research on novel and promising directions.
TIFR University of Hyderabad ICTS


  • TIFR
  • University of Hyderabad
  • TCIS


  • Director TIFR
  • VC, UH
  • Director TCIS
  • Director ICTS

The Architects of the Meeting

  • G S Agarwal
  • S Dutta Gupta
  • A Venu Gopal
  • S S Prabhu
  • S. Venu Gopal Rao
  • P Anantha Lakshmi
  • Suneel Singh
  • Sushil Mujumdar
  • Jyotishman Dasgupta

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