METAMORPHOSE VI – the Virtual Institute for artificial electromagnetic materials and metamaterials: origin, mission, and activities
Roma Tre University, Department of Engineering, Rome
2 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Theoretical Solid State Physics, Karlsruhe 76128, Germany
3 Queen’s University of Belfast, Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK
4 Aalto University, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto 00076, Finland
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Accepted: 7 April 2014
Published online: 4 June 2014
In this paper, we outline the background, mission, and activities of the Virtual Institute for Artificial Electromagnetic Materials and Metamaterials (METAMORPHOSE VI). This international association, founded in the framework of the FP-6 Network of Excellence METAMORPHOSE, aims at promoting and developing research, training, and dissemination activities in the emerging and highly dynamic field of advanced electromagnetic materials and metamaterials at both European and International levels. More than 300 researchers are currently associated with the METAMORPHOSE VI which networks them together in a learnt society. After a brief description of the association and its mission, we present an overview of the activities developed by the METAMORPHOSE VI, with a particular emphasis on the coordination of the European Doctoral Program on Metamaterials (EUPROMETA) and the organization of the International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics – metamaterials congress.
Key words: Metamaterials / Education / Dissemination / Metamaterials Congress
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