The Conference

"Global Nanophotonics 2022" (GNP2022) is an international symposium, organized in hybrid mode under the "Japan Society for the Promotion of Science" (JSPS) Core-to-Core program of Osaka University, which is based on the collaborative research on nanophotonics, involving 11 different countries in Asia and across the world. This is the fifth conference in its series, after GNP2016 held in Japan, GNP2017 held in the Philippines, GNP2018 held in India and GNP2019 held in Taiwan. The main purpose of GNP symposia is to promote research in the vast field of nanophotonics on a global platform.

Recently, scientific activities have been hit by the pandemic, however, even in these challanging times, 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 GNP2022, 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 and a poster session. The symposium will also emphasize on active participations of students and young researchers.

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


Invited Speakers

  • Prof. Yasushi Inouye, Osaka University, Japan
  • Prof. Junichi Takahara, Osaka University, Japan
  • Prof. Masayoshi Tonouchi, Osaka University, Japan
  • Dr. Nicholas I. Smith, Osaka University, Japan
  • Dr. Hidekazu Ishitobi, Osaka University, Japan
  • Dr. Akihiko Fujii, Osaka University, Japan
  • Dr. Yasuaki Kumamoto, Osaka University, Japan
  • Prof. Takuo Tanaka, RIKEN, Japan
  • Dr. Wakana Kubo, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
  • Dr. Taka-aki Yano, Tokushima University, Japan
  • Prof. Junichiro Kono, Rice University, USA
  • Prof. Achanta Venugopal, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
  • Prof. Shriganesh S. Prabhu, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
  • Prof. Prof. Ying Gu, Peking University, China
  • Prof. Prof. Zheyu Fang, Peking University, China
  • Prof. Prof. Yunan Gao, Peking University, China
  • Prof. Shi-Wei Chu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Prof. Yu-Jung Ju, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
  • Prof. Ranjan Singh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Dr. Vincent Daria, Australian National University, Australia
  • Prof. Dangyuan Lei, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Dr. Yulong Fan, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Symposium Venue

GNP2022 will be held at the 10th floor of

Osaka International Convention Center

, Nakanoshima, Osaka Japan.

All Invited Talks will be in   :   Room# 1001~1002
All Posters will be presented in   :   Room# 1009
Welcome reception will be at the restauramt "Grande Toque" on 12th floor.

See the floor guide for room locations here

Important Dates

Registration Deadline   :   Feb. 28, 2022
Abstract Deadline :   Feb. 28, 2022
Conference Begins
:   March. 14, 2022

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. Yasushi Inouye, Osaka University
  • Prof. Masanori Ozaki, Osaka University
  • Prof. Masayoshi Tonouchi, Osaka University
  • Prof. Katsumasa Fujita, Osaka University
  • Dr. Nicholas Smith, Osaka University
  • Dr. Hidekazu Ishitobi, Osaka University
  • Dr. Takayuki Umakoshi, Osaka University
  • Prof. Yoshimasa Kawata, Shizuoka University
  • Prof. Takuo Tanaka, RIKEN
  • Dr. Atsushi Taguchi, Hokkaido 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, GNP2022
  Professor, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan.

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

The Program

Time March 14, 2022
08:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:15 - 9:30 Opening Session:
Opening remarks by:
GNP2022 Chair, Prabhat Verma
Welcome remarks by:
Executive Vice President, Prof. Genta Kawahara (pre-Recorded)
9:30 - 12:00 Session 1
Prabhat Verma
9:30 - 10:00 Invited Talk 1:
Yasushi Inouye (Osaka Univ., Japan)
"Novel Schemes for Metal Ion Imaging and Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Based on Propagating Surface Plasmon Resonance"
10:00 - 10:30 Invited Talk 2:
Nicholas Smith (Osaka Univ., Japan)
"Label-free Raman mapping of saturated and unsaturated fatty acid uptake, storage, and processing in macrophages"
10:30 - 11:00 Invited Talk 3 (online):
Taka-aki Yano (Tokushima Univ., Japan)
"Ultrasensitive plasmonic sensing of single biomolecular complexes"
11:00 - 11:30 Invited Talk 4 (online):
Vincent Daria (Australian Nantional Univ., Australia)
"Unlocking the brain's computing power with Neuro-Nano-Photonics"
11:30 - 12:00 Invited Talk 5 (online):
Shi-Wei Chu (NTU, Taiwan)
"Photothermal Nonlinear Response for Super-Resolution Imaging and All-Optical Switch"
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch &
Poster Session
13:30 - 15:30 Session 2
Nicholas Smith
13:30 - 14:00 Invited Talk 6:
Junichi Takahara (Osaka Univ., Japan)
"Mutual conversion of heat-light based on Si metasurface"
14:00 - 14:30 Invited Talk 7 (online):
Achanta Venugopal (TIFR, India)
"Broadband, polarization-independent all-dielectric metamaterials"
14:30 - 15:00 Invited Talk 8 (online):
Yu-Jung Lu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
"Plasmonic Transition Metal Nitride Metasurfaces and Their Potential Applications"
15:00 - 15:30 Invited Talk 9 (online):
Yulong Fan (City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
"Intelligent metasurfaces for high-resolution biological imaging"
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee
16:00 - 17:30 Session 3
Junichi Takahara
16:00 - 16:30 Invited Talk 10:
Yasuaki Kumamoto (Osaka Univ., Japan)
"Multiline illumination Raman microscopy"
16:30 - 17:00 Invited Talk 11 (online):
Yunan Gao (Peking Univ., China)
"Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals with Anisotropic Shape and Dipole Orientation"
17:00 - 17:30 Invited Talk 12:
Akiko Fujii (Osaka Univ., Japan)
"Organic-inorganic Halide Perovskite Solar Cells Fabricated by Uniaxial Coating Process"
18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception
Toast proposal by: Prof. Yasushi Inouye, Osaka Univ.
20:00 - 21:00 Poster
Time March 15, 2022
9:30 - 11:00 Session 4
Taka-aki Yano
9:30 - 10:00 Invited Talk 13:
Wakana Kubo (Tokyo Univ. Agriculture & Thech., Japan)
"Metamaterial Thermoelectric Conversion"
10:00 - 10:30 Invited Talk 14:
Takuo Tanaka (RIKEN, Japan)
"Metamaterials for IR spectroscopy"
10:30 - 11:00 Invited Talk 15:
Hidekazu Ishitobi (Osaka Univ., Japan)
"Development of a Brillouin spectrometer with variable FSR"
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee
11:30 - 12:30 Session 5
Wakana Kubo
11:30 - 12:00 Invited Talk 16 (online):
Ying Gu (Peking Univ., China)
"CQED in hybrid nanophotonic structures"
12:00 - 12:30 Invited Talk 17 (online):
Dangyuan Lei (City Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
"Electromagnetic asymmetry enhanced second-harmonic generation in plasmonic nanocavities"
12:30 - 12:45 Group
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 15:15 Session 6
Junichiro Kono
13:45 - 14:15 Invited Talk 18:
Masayoshi Tonouchi (Osaka Univ., Japan)
"How to use terahertz emission spectroscopy and imaging for materials science"
14:15 - 14:45 Invited Talk 19 (online):
Ranjan Singh (NTU, Singapore)
"Silicon THz Topological Photonics for 6G communications"
14:45 - 15:15 Invited Talk 20 (online):
Shriganesh Prabhu (TIFR, India)
"Terahertz Spectroscopy Studies of Single Crystals and Metamaterials with Near Field Terahertz Maps"
15:15 - 15:45 Coffee
15:45 - 17:15 Session 7
Masayoshi Tonouchi
15:45 - 16:15 Invited Talk 21 (online):
Zheyu Fang (Peking Univ., China)
"Giant excitonic upconverted emission of two-dimensional semiconductor in doubly resonant plasmonic nanocavity"
16:15 - 16:45 Invited Talk 22:
Junichiro Kono (Rice Univ., USA)
"Zero-Point Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics in Solids"
16:45 - 17:15 Invited Talk 23 (online):
Abhinav Kala (TIFR, India)
"Bright Emission from Colloidal Quantum Dots inside Hyperbolic Metamaterial based nano-structure"
17:15 - 17:45 Poster Awards &
Closing Remarks

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 GNP2022.

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).

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.

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