PETALS Program

School format

The school format has been developed to provide a forum for discussion and debate.

Abstracts from the attendees are welcome and will be selected for an oral contribution (10') in the post-dinner sessions of the School. At the bottom of this page you can find the template.

The abstracts will be selected from any field, even not strictly connected to the School topics. The idea is to foster discussions and help to create connections among all of us. This could be useful in the future, in particular for PhD students during the development of their career. Then, don't be shy! Send your abstract. We are pleased to learn about your research projects.


We also encourage school participants to briefly present their research activity: as a guide, typically 5 slides taking no more than 10 minutes may be appropriate. An informal evening reception will be held on Wednesday 1st February from 18:00.


Confirmed Speakers

1) D. Comoretto, UniGE (I): Polymer refractive index

2) P. Stagnaro, SCITEC-CNR (I): Polymer synthesis

3) A. Angelini, INRiM (I): Metamaterials for Photonics

4) K. Sparnacci, University of East Piedmont, Alessandria (I): Block copolymers

5) U. Steiner, Adolphe Merkle Institute and University of Freiburg (CH): Order-Disorder interplay in biological photonic materials

6) L. Pattelli, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRiM), Turin (I): Highly scattering polymer structures for radiative cooling applications

7) I. C. Benea-Chelmus, Ecole Polytechnique Federal, Lausanne (CH): TBA

8) R. Cardinaels, Eindhoven University of Technology (NL): EM shielding of polymer nanocomposites

9) A. Schenning, Eindhoven University of Technology (NL): Liquid crystal based actuator

10) R. Krahne, Istituto Italiano Tecnologia, Genova (I): Epsilon-near-zero resonances in layered Metal-Dielectric metamaterials for light emission engineering

11) P.W. Majewski, Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw (PL): Block CoPolymers and directed self-assembly of chiral-plasmonic materials



Abstract template

Abstract_Template_PetalsSchool2023_Surname.docx