Plenary speakers


Submission format

Important dates



Programme Committee

Venue and travel information


15th-16th November 2012, Saint-Etienne, France


This workshop aims to provide an overview on recent advances and challenges in the development of nano-objects and their applications in materials science. Academic and industrial scientists, technologists and students from various national and international universities, institutes or companies are expected to participate in the workshop. This workshop will include a number of talks by key experts and well known speakers on the elaboration, assembly, manipulation, modeling and characterization of metallic nano-objects as well as on their applications. We solicit abstract for oral or poster presentations on the following topics.

The topics of the workshop will be organised around the following themes:
  • Plasmonics and nanophotonics, non linear optics, nano-thermal effects
  • Growth, reshaping and organization techniques of metallic nanoparticles and nanostructures
  • Characterization and modeling of the optical properties, single metallic nano-objects, interparticle coupling
  • Applications in art, catalysis, photovoltaic, nanolaser, data storage, cryptography, biology, ...

Plenary speakers
  • Philippe Colomban : "Light-metal nanoparticle interaction, a way to master the colour of glass and glaze since millennia", LADIR - UPMC, Paris, France
  • Javier García de Abajo : "Graphene plasmonics", IQFR-CSIC, Madrid, Spain
  • Frank Hubenthal : "Noble metal nanoparticles: From fundamentals to applications", Institut für Physik and Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology - CINSaT, Universität Kassel, Germany
  • Gerhard Seifert :"Femtosecond laser reshaping of metallic nanoparticles in glass - mechanisms and application potential", Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg Zentrum für Innovationskompetenz SiLi-nano& Fraunhofer-Center für Silizium-Photovoltaik CSP, Germany
  • Tetsu Tatsuma : "Plasmon-Induced Charge Separation of Metal Nanoparticles", Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Gregory Wurtz : "Active nanodevices: the next challenge for plasmonics", Department of Physics, King's College London, United Kingdom
NEW Click here to see the programme
Abstracts for poster presentations can be submitted until October 25, 2012
NEW Current list of poster presentations

Submission format
Abstract for oral or poster presentation should be sent to The following format should be used: MNO2012abstractformat.doc

Important dates
Submission deadline: July 5, 2012
Notification of acceptance: July 21, 2012
Abstracts for poster presentations can be submitted until September 30, 2012 Extended deadline until October 25
Deadline for early registration: October 30, 2012
Workshop: November 15-16, 2012

The per person registration fees are €90. The fees include workshop materials, coffee breaks, dinner on Thursday and lunch on Friday.
There will be no on-site registration. Please pre-register online by October 30 at the following URL:
Go to line "MNO2012" and click on "se pré-inscrire"
An email will be sent to you after your pre-registration. You will have to confirm your registration following the link given in the email.
If you have any question regarding registration, please contact Anne-laure Rozier (

Near the train station, direct access to the conference location by tram: Logis Hôtel Terminus du Forez
Near the city center, not far from the train station, direct access to the conference location by tram: Hotel Tenor, Continental Hôtel, Hôtel du Cheval Noir

Programme Committee
  • Dr Laurence Bois, Laboratoire Multimatériaux et Interfaces, CNRS – Université Lyon 1, France
  • Prof. Mohamed Bouazaoui, PhLAM, CNRS – Université Lille 1, France
  • Prof. Aziz Boukenter, Laboratoire Hubert Curien, CNRS - Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
  • Prof. Nathalie Destouches, Laboratoire Hubert Curien, CNRS - Université Jean Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
  • Dr Guy Vitrant, IMEP-LAHC, Minatec, Grenoble-INP/CNRS, France

  • Venue and travel information
    The workshop will be held at the following address:
    Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne, 18 Rue Professeur Benoît Lauras, 42000 Saint-Étienne, Loire, Rhône-Alpes, France - Google Maps
    Conference room: Amphiteater J020 building TELECOM Saint-Etienne
    Room for poster, lunch and coffee breaks: D03 in Building D
    See the map of the conference location

    By Car
    See: Googlemaps or mappy. Trafic information: and bison futé.
    Information about parking near the conference location: here
    By train
    The main train station in Saint-Étienne is Chateaucreux station. The closest to the Hubert Curien Laboratory is Carnot station (but Chateaucreux is nearly as easy with the new tram). See or . From Chateaucreux or Carnot station to the H. Curien Lab: Take the tram line T2 direction "Terrasse" or "Hopital Nord" until stop "Chaléassière". Click here to see the map from stop "Chaléassière" to the conference location
    By Plane
    Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport (25 km East from Lyon or 70 km from Saint-Étienne). Take the tram express from Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport to the Part Dieu railway station and then a train to Saint-Etienne Chateaucreux or Carnot

    Nathalie Destouches
    Laboratoire Hubert Curien UMR CNRS 5516
    18 Rue Professeur Benoît Lauras
    42000 Saint-Etienne, France
    Phone: (+33) 4 77 91 58 23