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A Milestone for Wave Functional Materials

Wave functional materials include artificial materials such as photonic / phononic crystals, metamaterials and plasmonic structures which can alter light and sound waves. To explore new opportunities on research collaboration, a bilateral workshop covering the above topics was co-hosted by IAS, the HKUST Department of Physics and Nanjing University.

During the two-day event, the senior scientists from Hong Kong and Nanjing discussed cutting edge advancements in both fundamental research such as topological concepts and parity-time symmetry, and practical applications of immediate impact such as sensors. A meeting between the HKUST research team and Nanjing delegates was held afterwards to further explore the above areas and identify mutual research interests.