TOM7 Thermal radiation and energy management



Marco centini

Marco Centini,
Sapienza University
of Rome (IT)

Maria larciprete Maria Cristina Larciprete,
Sapienza University
of Rome (IT)
Mauro antezz Mauro Antezza,
University of Montpellier (FR)



This TOM will address both fundamental and application aspects of thermal radiation management. In this context, leveraging of thermal radiation paves the way to many novel applications such as energy harvesting, MID-IR thermal sources, infrared radiation control, radiative cooling, biosensing as well as IR and THz spectroscopic applications.  New emerging themes will be revised and discussed ranging from nanoscale heat transfer at selected wavelength, Casimir effect and fluctuational electrodynamics to thermoplasmonics and polaritonics applications in metamaterials and metasurfaces. 


  • Mid-IR sources
  • Nanoscale heat transfer
  • Casimir effect and forces at the nanoscale
  • Thermoplasmonics
  • Fluctuational electrodynamics
  • Plasmonics and polaritonics
  • Photo-thermal and photo-acoustic techniques  
  • Thermophotovoltaics



Program Committee

Giulia Tagliabue
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)  (CH)
Stefano Paoloni
Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" (IT)
Koray Aydin
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (US)
Jose Ordonez-Miranda
Institut Pprime, CNRS, Université de Poitiers, (FR) 
Mario G. Silveirinha
Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa (PT)

Brahim Guizal
University of Montpellier (FR)
Roberto Li Voti,
Sapienza, Univ. of Roma (IT)
Simone De Liberato
University of Southampton (UK)
Alessandro Alabastri
Rice University, Houston TX (US)
Rodolphe Vaillon
University of Montpellier, CNRS (FR)


Invited Speakers

Title: Anisotropic 2D layered materials for infrared phononics and polaritonics

Koray Aydin, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (US)


Title: Quantitative phase microscopy for thermoplasmonics

Guillaume Baffou, Institut Fresnel, Aix Marseille University (FR)


Title: Photothermal synthesis of single plasmonic core@shell nanoparticles

Andrea Baldi, Vrije Universitet Amsterdam, (NL)



Title: Temperonic crystal: a superlattice for temperature waves in graphene

Francesco Banfi, Institut Lumière Matière-ILM, Lyon (FR)


Title: Near-field radiative heat transfer in many-body systems: thermal management and energy harvesting 

Philippe Ben-Abdallah, Laboratoire Charles Fabry (FR)


Title: Nanoscale heat flux: non-reciprocity, anisotropy, and topology

Svend-Age Biehs, Carl von Ossietzky Universität (DE)


Title: Large-area plasmonics in self-organised media

Francesco Buatier de Mongeot, Università di Genova (IT)


Title: Casimir-Lifshitz force manipulation through materials optical properties

Sol Carretero Palacios, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (ES)


Title: Plasmonic nanogap optical cavities: Confining light and heat in single molecules

Rohit Chikkaraddy, University of Cambridge (UK)

Title: Hot-electron photo-thermal symmetry breaking in plasmonic metastructures for ultrafast nanophotonics

Giuseppe Della Valle, Politecnico di Milano (IT)



Title: Daytime radiative cooling: the coatings that cool down even under sunlight

Jeremie Drevillon, Institut Pprime, CNRS, Université de Poitiers, (FR)


Title: Using strong light-matter coupling to modify energy transfer

Johannes Feist, Universidad Autonóma de Madrid (ES)


Title: Multi-frequency coherent emission from superstructure thermal emitters

Thomas G. Folland, University of IOWA  (US)


Title: Thermal management and non-reciprocal control of phonon flow via optomechanics and Machine learning the thermodynamic arrow of time

Mohammad Hafezi, University of Maryland (US)


Title: Airbridge cells for ultra-efficient photovoltaic conversion of thermal radiation

Andrej Lenert, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (US)


Title: Quantum and thermal fluctuations between high-temperature superconductors.

Shunashi Guadalupe Castillo Lopez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (MX)


Title: Near-field radiative heat transfer eigenmodes

Alejandro Manjavacas, University of New Mexico (US) and Instituto de Óptica - CSIC (ES)

Title: Strong photoacoustic response of plasmonic vapor nanobubbles

Samy Merabia, Institut Lumière Matière-ILM, Lyon (FR)


Title: Hyperspectral molecular orientation mapping in metamaterials

Junko Morikawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology (JP)



Title: Non-Hermitian nanophotonics for efficient thermophotovoltaics

Gururaj Naik, Rice University, Houston TX (US)



Title: Depth-resolved investigation of cultural heritage by pulsed thermography

Noemi Orazi, Universita di Roma, Tor Vergata. (IT)


Title: Thermodynamics of light management in near-field thermophotovoltaics

Georgia T. Papadakis, ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ES)



Title: Nanophotonic control of thermal emission: from broadband directionality to radiative cooling

Aaswath Raman, UCLA – University of California (US)



Title: Ultrafast imaging of phonons in a honeycomb phononic crystal slab

Oliver Wright, Hokkaido University (JP)





Photoacoustic & Photothermal Techniques for material testing: Principles and Applications

Roberto Li Voti, Sapienza University of Rome (IT)