Inter-Continental Advanced Materials for Photonics Summer School (I-CAMP)

Venue: Shanghai/Hangzhou/Qingdao/Beijing

Location: Shanghai/Hangzhou/Qingdao/Beijing, China

Event Date/Time: Jun 29, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 19, 2009
Registration Date: Apr 15, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 01, 2009
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Description

The Inter-Continental Advanced Materials for Photonics (I-CAMP) Summer School will enable researchers working at the forefronts of materials science & photonics to discuss the emerging uses of light for control and fundamental study of matter and advances in the use of materials to control light. The I-CAMP School will provide education for young scientists working in materials science, optics, photonics, biophysics, nanoscience, and related fields. The goal is to prepare the participants for research at the frontiers of science and technology by providing an interdisciplinary expert training not easily available within the traditional system of graduate education and postdoctoral apprenticeship. The Summer School is primarily targeted at advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows within the first three years after defending PhD, although those in different circumstances are considered too. At each I-CAMP Summer School, there will be 50-100 students from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds and from different countries (with at least 50% of them coming from the USA institutions). To enhance discussion and further exchange of knowledge, there will be three poster sessions (one per week). Each participant will be invited to present a poster on his/her current research project. The School, sponsored by the International Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter, will meet annually in different locations in a variety of countries/continents Worldwide. The interested young scientists who cannot make it to the I-CAMP school may consider remote participation via webcast. The presentations will be webcast in real time and, in addition to the on-site audience; registered participants around the World will have an opportunity to ask questions. The I-CAMP school will bring together both prominent & junior scientists and will allow them to combine advanced education with learning about different cultures worldwide. Participation of students & postdoctoral fellows is strongly encouraged. Up to 20 fellowships will be awarded to support travel of early-career scientists each year.

The I-CAM2009 will be held in China, June 28-July 19, 2009. The three-week program is comprised of tutorial lectures on the following three focus topics:

* Materials for Biophotonics and Renewable Energy

Venue: Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics(SINAP), Chinese Academy of Science(CAS), Shanghai and Zhejiang University, Hangzhou

Local Organizers: Prof. Chunhai Fan, Dr. A. Ping Zhang, Dr. Xiaodong Pi

* Metamaterials and Photonic Crystals

Venue: The Institute of Physics(IoP), Chinese Academy of Science(CAS), Beijing

Local Organizers: Prof. Zhiyuan Li, Prof. Wei Xue

* Materials for Electroptics, Nonlinear Optics, and Displays

Venue: Shangdong University of Science and Technologies and Hisense Optoelectronics, Qingdao

Local Organizers: Prof. Wei-Ping Huang, Dr. Yu Chen

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Additional Information

The summer school will be held in Shanghai/Hangzhou/Qingdao/Beijing in China. I-CAMP Features and Events 1.Invited Tutorial Lectures and Poster Sessions; 2.Real-Time Webcast of Presentations; 3.Video/audio and presentation archives; 4.Career Development Program; 5.International Outreach Forum; 6.Tours to Great Wall, West Lake and more; 7.Travel Fellowships available; 8.Combination of advanced education with tourism and learning about diverse coultures; 9.Travel Support for Minority Students & 10.Faculty at Minority Serving Institutions; 11.Informal receptions and fun.