9-11 Oct 2019 Ischia (Italy)

Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials #2


The second edition of the "Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials" (SAM) will be held from 9th to 11th October 2019 in Ischia (Italy) and organised by YRAM (Young Researchers in Acoustic Metamaterials), DENORMS CA 15125 and University of Salerno.


This Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials is targeted to PhD candidates, Early Career Investigators  (i.e. researcher whose career spun less than 8 years since the date of the PhD) and aims at sharing new advances and breakthroughs as well as fostering the community of young researchers in the field of acoustic metamaterials. The second SAM will be organised around 6 different sessions comprising 20 min talks and plenary lectures.

Among others, addressed topics will be related to:

  • Acoustic/elastic metamaterials and phononic crystals,
  • Acoustic/elastic metasurfaces,
  • Non-reciprocal manipulation of acoustic/elastic waves,
  • Acoustic/elastic meta-devices based on transformation acoustics, parity-time symmetric acoustics, topological acoustics,
  • Novel physical concepts for harnessing acoustic/elastic waves,
  • New applications of metamaterial-based functional devices for acoustic sensing, cloaking, imaging, absorption, energy harvesting,
  • ...


Plenary speakers:

  • Andrea Bergamini (EMPA, Switzerland) - confirmed
  • Richard Craster (Imperial College London) - confirmed
  • Jean-Philippe Groby (LAUM UMR CNRS 6613, Le Mans) - confirmed
  • Jensen Li (HKUST, Hong-Kong) - confirmed
  • Angela Madeo (INSA, Lyon) - confirmed


Social activities:

Different social and dissimination activities will be organised during the symposium.

Facebook event has also been created and would be used to share/discuss with other participants.



About the 1st edition of SAM

The 1st SAM was held in Xàtiva (Spain) from 7th to 9th November 2018, and was co-organized by YRAM, the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and COST Action DENORMS. It was the first YRAM action to foster the community of young researchers in the field of Acoustic and Elastic metamaterial. It brought together 70 people, mainly ECIs.


3 plenary lectures were given by Johan Christensen, Kestutis Staliunas, and Fabrice Lemoult and about 30 regular talks (conference booklet). Apart from the scientific content, several social events were organised during the symposium such as cultural and historical visits (Xàtiva Castle, Modern Art museum), laboratory presentations and social dinners at local restaurants. These were received extremely positively by the participants.

On Thursday evening, Vicent Romero-Garcìa, helped by volunteers, animated a scientific popularization conference on Acoustics basics with a music band ACDX Dixie Xàtiva. The scientific concert, open to all Xatìva inhabitants, and espacially children, was a great success. The concert hall was fully booked.




Key dates

April, 1st: Opening of the website

May, 1st: Opening of the abstract submissions

July, 26th August, 31st: Extended deadline for abstract
September, 13th: End of registration

October, 09th-11th: Symposium

October, 12th: Extra social day in Naples



Thank you to all our partners and sponsors for their trust and support !

If you want to sponsor this event, please contact yram.contact@gmail.com or sam-2019@sciencesconf.org

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