Technical Program

Anti-harassment Policy and Code of Conduct

The IRMMW-THz 2020 conference is committed to providing an environment that is conducive to the free and robust exchange of scientific ideas. This environment requires that all participants be treated with equal consideration and respect. While this conference encourages vigorous debate of ideas, personal attacks create an environment in which people feel threatened or intimidated. This is not productive and does not advance the cause of science. All participants in this conference are therefore expected to conduct themselves professionally and respectfully.

All forms of bullying, discrimination, and harassment, sexual or otherwise, are prohibited in the IRMMW-THz 2020 conference. This policy applies to every individual at the event, whether attendee, speaker, exhibitor, award recipient, staff, contractor or other. It is also a violation of this policy to retaliate against an individual for reporting bullying, discrimination or harassment or to intentionally file a false report of bullying, discrimination, or harassment.

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Exhibitor/Poster Hall Links and Schedule

Plenary Speakers

Larry Carr

Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

“Infrared and THz from Relativistic Electron Beams – From Coherent THz Pulses to Near-field IR Nanospectroscopy”

David Cooke

McGill University, Canada

“Dynamic THz signatures of charge-lattice correlations”

Caroline Darbos

ITER Organization, France

“Achievements and challenges for ITER heating and current drive systems”

Timothy M. Hancock

DARPA Microsystems Technology Office, USA

“Millimeter wave digital arrays (MIDAS) – An application of CMOS, compound semiconductors and heterogeneous packaging”

Alfred Leitenstorfer

University of Konstanz, Germany

“Tracing ultrafast phenomena with infrared electric fields”

David A. Naylor

University of Lethbridge, Canada

“The evolving role of Fourier transform spectroscopy in far-infrared space astronomy”

Hitoshi Ohta

Kobe University, Japan

“Recent developments in multi-extreme THz ESR”

Karl Unterrainer

Technische Universität Wien, Austria

“Controlling and shaping the THz emission from quantum cascade lasers”

Jonathan Weintroub

Black Hole Initiative, Harvard University Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, USA

“Instrumentation and technology supporting the Event Horizon Telescope”

Martin T. Zanni

University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

“Hyperspectral 2D IR imaging:  Principles and applications to biological and materials systems”

Tutorial Workshop Speakers

Jessica Boland

University of Manchester, UK

“Terahertz lights up the nanoscale: Optoelectronic characterisation of low-dimensional materials via ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy and microscopy”

Jérôme Faist

ETH Zürich, Switzerland

“Terahertz quantum optics”

Matthias C. Hoffmann

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA

“Manipulation of matter with intense THz pulses”

Willie Padilla

Duke University, USA

“Machine Learning for Exotic Metasurfaces”

Dmitry Turchinovich

Universität Bielefeld, Germany

“Terahertz physics of graphene: from linear conductivity to high-harmonics generation”

Vincent Wallace

University of Western Australia, Australia

“Biomedical applications of terahertz technology”

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Monica Blank

Communications & Power Industries (CPI), USA

Development of High-Frequency Gyrotrons for Spectroscopy and Plasma Heating Applications


Hou-Tong Chen

Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA

Metasurface broadband polarization converters towards terahertz circular dichroism spectroscopy


Tyler Cocker

Michigan State University, USA

Terahertz scanning tunneling spectroscopy: from theory to experiment


Thomas  Crowe

Virginia Diodes, Inc., USA

Test & Measurement Equipment for 100 – 1,500 GHz


Kazuue  Fujita

Hamamatsu Photonics, Japan

Room temperature terahertz nonlinear quantum cascade lasers and their applications


Jozsef Fulop

University of Pecs and ELI-ALPS, Hungary

Novel intense single- and multicycle THz sources

Marie-Pierre Gaigeot

Universite d’Evry val d’Essonne, France

DFT-MD simulations for THz-IR spectroscopy: gas phase and liquid phase perspectives

Mikhail Glyavin

Institute of Applied Physics RAS, Russia

The progress in the development of sub-THz gyrotrons in Russia


Martina Havenith

Ruhr Universität Bochum and TU Dortmund, Germany

Non linear THz spectroscopy of water


Manfred Helm

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany

Nonlinear IR and THz spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures


Mona Jarrahi

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA

Plasmonic nanoantennas for terahertz spectroscopy


Michael Johnston

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Nanowire based devices for THz polarimetry


Josep Jornet

Northeastern University, USA

Terahertz Communications: From Nanomaterials to Ultrabroadband Networks


Franz Kärtner

DESY / Universität Hamburg, Germany

THz driven ultrafast electron sources


Akifumi Kasamatsu

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan

An Introduction to Japanese R&D projects on 300-GHz band Wireless Communications


Martin  Koch

Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Water status measurements of plants using THz spectroscopy


Christoph Lange

TU Dortmund and University of Regensburg, Germany

Subcycle control of spins and photons in the near fields of THz resonators


Juliette  Mangeney

Laboratoire de Physique de l’Ecole normale supérieure, ENS, Université PSL, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, Université Paris-Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, France

Ultra-slow recombination of carriers at low density and energy in neutral graphene-hBN van der Waals heterostructures


Hiroaki Minamide

RIKEN Center for Advanced Photonics, Japan

Extreme THz-wave parametric oscillator and its applications


Oleg Mitrofanov

University College London, United Kingdom

Perfectly-absorbing photoconductive metasurfaces for THz applications


Keith Nelson


THz control over material structure and behavior


Taiichi Otsuji

Tohoku University, Japan

Room temperature amplification of terahertz radiation by grating-gate graphene transistor structures


Markus Raschke

University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Ultrafast IR nanoscopy – probing molecular quantum dynamics in space and time


Luca Razzari

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique, Canada

Nanocavities for Terahertz Light


Clara Saraceno

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

MHz-repetition THz sources with high average power


Mark Sherwin

University of California at Santa Barbara, USA

Pulsed Magnetic Resonance With A Free-electron Laser


Olga Smolyanskaya

ITMO University, Russia

THz spectroscopy, holographic approach and phantoms design for the diagnostics of socially significant diseases


Liwei Song

Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, China

Intense single-cycle terahertz generation driven by ultrashort high-power laser pulses

Lyubov Titova

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

2D MXenes: Terahertz Properties And Applications


Masayoshi Tonouchi

Osaka University, Japan

Near field scanning terahertz microscopy for biological applications


Withawat Withayachumnankul

The University of Adelaide, Australia

All-Silicon Terahertz Components Towards Efficient Integrated Systems


Xiaojun Wu

Beihang University, China

1.4 mJ High Energy THz Radiation from Lithium Niobates