The Conference

"Global Nanophotonics 2016" (GNP2016) is an international symposium, organized under the JSPS Core-to-Core program, which is based on the collaborative research on nanophotonics, involving 11 different countries in Asia and across the world. This is the first conference in its series, which is intended to be continued in the coming years. The main purpose of GNP2016 symposium is to promote research in the vast field of nanophotonics on a global platform.

Recently, the nanophotonics community has grown remarkably and many groups have achieved impressive results. It will be the right time to discuss these new and interesting achievements during the GNP2016, which will bring together academicians and scientists interested in the latest developments in the field of nanophotonics.

The symposium will address the fundamentals and applications of multidimensional fields of photonics and nanophotonics, ranging from materials to biological applications. The scientific program will include invited talks, a special discussion and a poster session. The conference will also emphasize on active participations of students and young researchers, both from Japan and abroad.

The Topics

The conference will bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and scholars in the domain of interest from around the world. Topics of interest include:

  • Nanophotonics
  • Plasmonics
  • Metamaterials
  • Nanoimaging
  • Nanospectroscopy
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Other Topics Related to Photonics

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Invited Speakers

  • Prof. Din Ping Tsai, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Prof. Hsiang-Lin Liu, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
  • Prof. Shi-Wei Chu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Prof. Prof. Ying Gu, Peking University, China
  • Prof. Xing Zhu, Peking University, China
  • Prof. Liming Tong, Zhejiang University, China
  • Prof. Xuan-Ming Duann, TIPC-CAS, China
  • Prof. Ranjan Singh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Dr. Baile Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Prof. Nathaniel Hermosa, University of the Philippines, Philippines
  • Prof. Byoungho Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Prof. Hwi Kim, Korea University, Korea
  • Prof. Siva Umapathy, IISc Bangalore, India
  • Prof. Achanta Venu Gopal, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
  • Prof. Shriganesh S. Prabhu, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
  • Prof. Michael G. Somekh, Hong Kong Polytechnical University, Hong Kong
  • Dr. Kin Hung Fung, Hong Kong Polytechnical University, Hong Kong
  • Dr. Vincent Daria, Australian National University, Australia
  • Dr. Palash Bharadwaj, Rice University, USA
  • Prof. Satoshi Kawata, Osaka University, Japan
  • Dr. Takuo Tanaka, RIKEN, Japan
  • Prof. Yoshimasa Kawata, Shizuoka University, Japan

Important Dates

Registration Deadline   :   Oct. 28, 2016
Abstract Deadline :   Oct. 28, 2016
Conference Begins
:   Nov. 30, 2016

Conference Chair/Vice-Chair


: Prabhat Verma,   Osaka Univ.


: Junichi Takahara,
  Osaka Univ.

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Prabhat Verma, Osaka University
  • Prof. Junichi Takahara, Osaka University
  • Prof. Satoshi Kawata, Osaka University
  • Prof. Eiichi Tamiya, Osaka University
  • Prof. Yasushi Inouye, Osaka University
  • Prof. Masanori Ozaki, Osaka University
  • Prof. Yoshimasa Kawata, Shizuoka University
  • Dr. Katsumasa Fujita, Osaka University
  • Dr. Nicholas Smith, Osaka University
  • Dr. Hidekazu Ishitobi, Osaka University
  • Dr. Takuo Tanaka, RIKEN
  • Dr. Satoru Shoji, Univ. of Electro-Communications
  • Dr. Atsushi Taguchi, Osaka University
  • Dr. Hiroyuki Yoshida, Osaka University
  • Dr. Atsushi Ishikawa, Okayama University
  • Dr. Kyoko Masui, Osaka University

International Advisory Committee

  • Prof. Din Ping Tsai, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Prof. Qihuang Gong, Peking University, China
  • Prof. Nikolay Zheludev, NTU, Singapore
  • Prof. Wilson Garcia, Univ. of the Philippines, Philippines
  • Prof. Byoungho Lee, Seoul National University, Korea
  • Prof. Achanta Venu Gopal,TIFR, India
  • Prof. Dangyuan Lei, HKPU, Hong Kong
  • Dr. Vincent Daria, Australian National Univ., Australia
  • Prof. Martin Booth, Oxford University, UK
  • Prof. Junichiro Kono, Rice University, USA


  Prabhat Verma,
  Chair, GNP2016
  Professor, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.

  Tel.: +81 (0)6 6879 4710
  Fax: +81 (0)6 6879 4711

Registration and Abstract

Registration and Abstract submission are now closed.

There is no Registration Fee, however, all participants are required to register.

  • In order to register yourself, please send us all relavent information by email.
  • Contact us for abstract template.

The Program

Time November 30
09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:30 Opening Session:
(Chairs: Prabhat Verma & Junichi Takahara)

Opening remarks by:
Executive Vice President, Yasushi Yagi, and
Executive Vice President, Shinsuke Yamanaka
Welcome remarks by:
GNP2016 Chair, Prabhat Verma
10:30 - 11:00 Session 1
Prabhat Verma
10:30 - 11:00 Invited Talk 1:
Satoshi Kawata (Osaka Univ., Japan)
"Photonics in Osaka"
11:00 - 11:20 Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:20 Session 2
Satoshi Kawata
11:20 - 11:50 Invited Talk 2:
Din Ping Tsai (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
11:50 - 12:20 Invited Talk 3:
Xing Zhu (Peking Univ., China)
"Spin-Controlled Directional Propagation of Surface Plasmons"
12:20 - 12:30 Group Photo
12:30 - 14:10 Lunch, Luncheon Seminar
& Poster Session
12:40 - 13:10 Luncheon Seminar (Chair: Hidekazu Ishitobi)
By: Thomas Rodgers (Princeton Instruments)
"Title of the talk: TBA"
14:10 - 15:40 Session 3
Xing Zhu
14:10 - 14:40 Invited Talk 4:
Siva Umapathy (IISc Bangalore, India)
"Applications of Raman Microscopy: From materials to medicine"
14:40 - 15:10 Invited Talk 5:
Byoungho Lee (SNU, Korea)
"Arbitrary surface plasmon pattern generation using metasurfaces"
15:10 - 15:40 Invited Talk 6:
Vincent Daria (ANU, Australia)
"Photonics and nanotechnology tools for analyzing neuronal circuits in the brain"
15:40 - 16:30 Coffee Break & Poster Session
16:30 - 18:00 Session 4
Vincent Daria
16:30 - 17:00 Invited Talk 7:
Limin Tong (Zhejiang Univ., China)
"Microfiber near-field coupled low- dimensional structures for nanophotonic applications"
17:00 - 17:30 Invited Talk 8:
Venu Gopal Achanta (TIFR, India)
"Metamaterials with broadband response"
17:30 - 18:00 Invited Talk 9:
Takuo Tanaka (RIKEN, Japan)
"Metamaterial absorber and its application for attomole level molecular detection"
18:00 - 18:15 Coffee Break
18:15 - 18:30 Transfer for Dinner
18:30 ~ Conference Dinner
Speech by:
Toshihiro Tanaka, Dean, Graduate School of Engineering,
Yasushi Inouye, Director, Photonics Center and
Din Ping Tsai, Director, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (will propose a toast)
Time December 01
9:00 - 10:30 Session 5
Shi-Wei Chu
9:00 - 9:30 Invited Talk 10:
Ranjan Singh (NTU, Singapore)
"Toroidal dipole in planar metamaterials"
9:30 - 10:00 Invited Talk 11:
Palash Bharadwaj (Rice Univ., USA)
"Nanophotonics Research at Rice University: An Overview"
10:00 - 10:30 Invited Talk 12:
Michael Somekh (HKPU, Hong Kong)
"Self-calibrated Surface wave and surface plasmon attenuation measurement in confocal microscopy"
10:30 - 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 - 12:20 Session 6
Shriganesh Prabhu
10:50 - 11:20 Invited Talk 13:
Yoshimasa Kawata (Shizuoka Univ., Japan)
"High Resolution Optical Microscopy for Bio-Imaging with Electron Beam Excitation"
11:20 - 11:50 Invited Talk 14:
Ying Gu (Peking Univ., China)
"Cavity QED based on gap surface plasmonsA"
11:50 - 12:20 Invited Talk 15:
Hsiang-Lin Liu (NTNU, Taiwan)
"Deep-ultraviolet Raman scattering studies of two dimensional materials"
12:20 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:30 Session 7
Palash Bhardwaj
13:30 - 14:00 Invited Talk 16:
Hwi Kim (SNU, Korea)
"Complex spatial light modulation structures on a microscale"
14:00 - 14:30 Invited Talk 17:
Xuan-Ming Duan (TIPC-CAS, China)
"Metallic Micro/nanostructures Achieved by Multiphoton Photoreduction"
14:30 - 15:00 Invited Talk 18:
Shriganesh Prabhu (TIFR, India)
"Plasmonic Sub-Micron Antenna Design Based Tera Hertz (THz) Sources and Detectors"
15:00 - 15:30 Invited Talk 19:
Nathaniel Hermosa (Univ. Philippines, Philippines)
"How beamshifts can be used to determine properties of graphene"
15:30 - 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 - 17:50 Session 8
Hwi Kim
15:50 - 16:20 Invited Talk 20:
Shi-Wei Chu (NTU, Taiwan)
"Nonlinear thermo-plasmonics"
16:20 - 16:50 Invited Talk 21:
Baile Zhang (NTU, Singapore)
"Scattering-Suppressed Surface Wave Guidance with Transformation Optics and Topological Photonics"
16:50 - 17:20 Invited Talk 22:
Kin Hung Fung (HKPU, Hong Kong)
"Nonreciprocal and Topological Nanophotonics"
17:20 - 17:50 Poster Awards and Closing Remarks
By: Prabhat Verma and Junichi Takahara

The Venue And The Neighborhood

The Symposium will be held at the Osaka International Convention Center, also known as the Grand Cube Osaka, located in the Nakanoshima area, right in the middle of the downtown. The Grand Cube Osaka provides excellent facilities for holding meetings and conferences.

Grand Cube Osaka >>See Google map

Hotels In The Neighborhood

The Osaka International Convention Center (Grand Cube, Osaka) is located in the downtown of Osaka. There are plenty of nice hotels in this locality. One can easily reserve a hotel in "Nakanoshima" or "JR Osaka Station" areas via popular booking sites such as,,,, etc.

Our recommendation, however, is Rihga Royal Hotel, which is located right in front of the Nakanoshima Station of Keihan-Subway Line, and is directly connected to the Conference site.

For more details about the area, please refer to the Google map above in the "Location" section.

Tourist Information

Located on the main island of Honshu, roughly in the center of Japan, Osaka is Japan's second most important city with a population of about 2.5 million serving as a major economic hub in the Kansai region. Throughout the centuries, Osaka has been known as the "water city" because rivers, big and small, flow through the central part of the city, and it is also known as the "nation's kitchen" serving as a center of trade during the Edo period. Today, Osaka is a modern Asian city combining a rich cultural past with a sophisticated high-tech future that provides countless attractions for visitors and residents alike. The following is a recommended list of activities and places of interests for guests of GNP2016.

Nakanoshima Park

The first public park in Osaka created in 1891 located between the Dojima and Tosabori rivers. It is an ideal place from which to appreciate the beauty of the Water City.
Access: 8-min walk from Yodoyabashi station (Google map directions).

The National Museum of Art, Osaka

A modern facility with three floors below ground, the museum stores and displays a wide range of contemporary art.
Access: 12-min walk from conference venue (Google map directions).

Osaka Science Museum

The museum consists of an exhibition space where people can "see, touch and play" and a planetarium where you can learn of the wonders of space and energy.
Access: 12-min walk from conference venue (Google map directions).

Umeda Sky Building "Floating Garden"

Suspended 170 m above the ground and connecting the twin skyscrapers of Shin-Umeda City, the Floating Garden Observatory offers unprecedented views of the city and its surroundings. Below ground is Takimi Shoji Alley, an area of restaurants recreated with a retro feel.
Access: 10-min walk from JR Osaka station, Subway Umeda station and Hankyu Umeda station (Google map directions).

Osaka Castle

The 55 meter-tall castle tower is built on a 260-acre ground including the park. A famous warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who aimed to unify Japan as a nation, founded the castle in 1583. If you are interested in Japanese history, you could see all displays related to Hideyoshi and his battles from first to eighth floor and get a fine view of the city from the observation deck on the top floor.
Access: 18-min walk from Osakajo Koen station (Google map directions).


With its restaurants, eye-catching billboards and trademark crab and blowfish signs, Dotonbori is a lively place that is typical of many areas of Osaka. In addition to the Dotonbori Gokuraku Shotengai, the food and performing arts theme park, there is the Dotonbori Walkway, the Ebisu Tower Ferris wheel, and Yabafo, Japan’s first building-mounted free-fall amusement ride.
Access: short walk from Namba station (Google map directions).

Shitennoji Temple

Shitennoji is one of the oldest temples in Japan and the first ever to be built by the state in 593 by Prince Shotoku.
Access: 9-min walk from Shitennojimae Yuhigaoka station (Google map directions).


At 300 meters, Abeno HARUKAS is Japan's tallest building. It is a commercial complex featuring state-of-the-art offices, department store, the Osaka Marriott Miyako Hotel, an art museum and a top-floor observatory.
Access: directly above Osaka-Abenobashi station (Google map).

More information about other tourist attractions in Osaka can be found in the official website of Osaka,

If you have time, you may also like to explore Kyoto and Nara. Both these places can be accessed within an hour of train ride from Osaka.

Visa for Japan

Citizens of most of the countries do not require any Visa for a short visit to Japan.

However, depending upon your nationality, you may need a Visa to attend GNP2016. Please confirm from your nearest Japanese embassy/consulate.

The documents required to apply for a Japanese Visa may also depend on your nationality. If you need any document from us to obtain your Japanese Visa, please contact us immediately by email ( and let us know what kind of documents are required.


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Photonics Center
Osaka University

Japan Society of
Applied Physics


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Nikon Corporation

Opto-Line Inc.

Princeton Instruments

Spectra Physis

Thorlabs Inc.

Takano Foundation