Our upcoming conference (#49) will take place in Perth, Western Australia during the week of Sept. 1-6, 2024. The registration and paper submission sites will open early this year to permit extra time for acquiring travel visas. The event takes place in the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in downtown with a beautiful view of the harbor and plenty of hotels and restaurants within easy walking distance, as well as public transportation directly to the convention center itself.
***Call for 2025 Zhenyi Wang Prize Nominations***
NOMINATIONS FOR OUR 2025 Shenggang Liu Education Foundation Zhenyi Wang Award ARE DUE BY April 30, 2024. A nomination form can be downloaded here and from the PRIZES&AWARDS page.
The request for conference hosting Proposals for 2027 in Asia
Bidding proposals for hosting our 51st conference venue: IRMMW-THz 2026 in the Americas has closed. However, we are now entertaining proposals for 2027 in Asia, conference #52. Please send the one page Hosting Information form to Peter H. Siegel (peter.at.thzglobal.com) before the due date of January 31, 2024.
The site for IRMMW-THz 2025 #50 is Helsinki, Finland with tentative dates of Aug. 17-22, 2025. Professor Zachary Taylor is the Local Chair and the conference will take place on the campus of Aalto University.
The site for IRMMW-THz 2026 #51 is Salt Lake City, Utah, USA between October 11-16th, 2026. Professor Berardi Sensale is the Local Chair and the conference will take place on the campus of the University of Utah.
The 2024 Kenneth J Button prize goes to Professor Jerome Faist of ETH Zurich, Switzerland, “for contributions to the emergence of new semiconductor infrared and terahertz sources and to the understanding of light-matter interactions.”
The 2024 Young Scientist Award is given to Dr. David Burghoff, at the University of Texas, Austin, USA, “for the development and application of infrared and terahertz frequency combs.”
The 2024 Zhenyi Wang prize is awarded to Dr. Shaghik Atakaramians at UNSW, Sydney, Australia, “for achievements in the design and demonstration of high performance THz waveguides and waveguide-based devices.”
And finally, our 2024 Exceptional Service Award has been given to Professor Emma MacPherson of Warwick, University, UK.
READ ABOUT THE PIONEERS OF THz SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
We have added a new download section that archives a series of more than 30 special series articles covering the careers of many of our active Pioneers of THz Science and Technology (at the very bottom of our ABOUT page)
Some Major PAST YEARS NEWS Items:
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: http://www.irmmw-thz.org/donate
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.
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.http://www.thz.ieee.org.
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.