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IRMMW-THz 2018 #43 is being held in Nagoya, Japan from September 9-14. The web site is open for registration.  Abstract submission and presentation selections are now complete. We received over 760 submissions for this year's conference.

Call for 2020 Button Prize Nominations
Nominations for the 2019 Kenneth J Button prize are now closed. NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2020 KJB Award ARE DUE BY APRIL 15, 2019. A nomination form can be downloaded here and from the PRIZES&AWARDS page (see bottom of page).

IRMMW-THz 2017 is now complete. We had 424 attendees in Cancun and great weather! The digest of papers is now available on IEEE Xplore.
We hope to see everyone again (and many more) for IRMMW-THz 2018 (#43) in Nagoya, Japan coming up on September 9th! 
CLICK ON THE LINK FOR Best wishes from the IOC Cancun.

IRMMW-THz 2019 #44 takes place in Paris, France during the week of September 1-6.

2020 Conference site has been selected:
Buffalo, NY - home of Niagra Falls!! Tentative Dates: Sept. 13-18, 2020. Local Chair: Professor Andrea Markelz, SUNY, Buffalo, NY, USA.

2018 Kenneth J. Button Award Winner Announced:
The 2018 Kenneth J Button prize goes to Professor Qing Hu of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, for "the pioneering development of high-performance THz quantum-cascade lasers and their applications in sensing and real-time imaging"

2018 Young Scientist Award Winner Announced:
The 2018 Young Scientist Award goes to:
Dr. Enrique Castro-Camus of the Center for Research in Optics, Guanajuato, Mexico!

2018 Exceptional Service Award Winner Announced:
The 2018 IRMMW-THz Society Exceptional Service Award goes to Dr. Gian Piero Gallerano of ENEA-Frascati, Rome, Italy. 

We have added a new download section that archives a series of more than 25 articles covering the careers of many of our active Pioneers of THz Science and Technology (at the very bottom of our ABOUT page)


IRMMW-THz Society is granted full non-profit status as a US 501c3 charitable organization!
On June 10, 2016 the International Society of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves was granted full status as a US 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. Donations are now fully tax deductible. Contact the General Secretary if you wish to make a contribution or donate directly at:

At our 2016 meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark the IRMMW-THz Society Board voted to institute a Young Scientist Award to recognize outstanding, interdisciplinary scientific work by a young scientist who has made innovative contributions and discoveries in the field of infrared, millimeter, and Terahertz waves.
The Award consists of a cash prize of $2000 and a certificate of recognition of the research achievements of the award recipient. Nominations are now open. An application form is available on PRIZES and AWARDS page.

IRMMW-THz 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark is finished!
More than 750 participants from 38 countries came to Denmark between Sept. 25 and 30th to celebrate our 41st conference with us. We are now looking forward to IRMMW-THz 2017 in Cancun, Mexico. Start planning!

IEEE has a new THz journal
IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology targets the entire THz field with high impact papers. The journal received a Journal Citation Report Impact Factor of 4.35 in 2013. The impact factor places it 12th out of 247 journals in EE, 17th of 136 journals in Applied Physics and 5th out of 88 journals in Optics. The Inaugural issue was released in September 2011 and is available on IEEEXplore.

The International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves has been renamed as:
Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (JIMT) in keeping pace with the conference.

IRMMW-THz Society Formed
On May 7, 2009 the International Society of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves was officially incorporated. On November 5, 2009 the Society received official status as a mutual benefit non-profit organization operating in the state of California, USA under IRS designation 501c4. The society was formed to give a permanent home to the International Organizing Committee for IRMMW-THz and to formalize the role of the IOC in maintaining the current conference series, hosting the international prize committee for the IRMMW-THz Society Kenneth J. Button Prize, and linking technically with the Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves and the IEEE Journal of Terahertz Science and Technology. The role statement for the society is: "Promoting the worldwide collection, dissemination and exchange of scientific and technical knowledge in the areas and disciplines involving infrared, millimeter, and terahertz waves." A copy of the latest society By-Laws can be requested from Peter Siegel through the CONTACT page on this web site.