Student paper competition


1st PRIZE (ex aequo)


Student: Karim Achouri 

Title: "Scattering from a Nonlinear Metasurface"

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Student: Alba Espinosa-Soria 

Title: "Stokes Nanopolarimeter Based on Spin-Orbit Interaction of Light"

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Selected Finalists:

  • M. Ismail Abdelrahman, "Broadband Suppression of Backscattering at Optical Frequencies"
  • K. Achouri, "Scattering from a Nonlinear Metasurface"
  • A. Espinosa-Soria, "Stokes Nanopolarimeter Based on Spin-Orbit Interaction of Light"
  • Y. Jin, "Pillar-Type Acoustic Metasurface"
  • A. Kodigala, "Nanophotonic Lasers based on Bound States in the Continuum"


All student participants are invited to enter the STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION. The paper, an application form and all the supporting documentation for the student contest must be submitted through the Congress website before the paper submission deadline.

Submission and Evaluation Procedure

You have to be registered at this website to submit your paper and fill in the form for entering the student competition. This form will become accessible via "Student paper competition" item in the "Participant profile" in the right column of the webpage after log-in at the website.

During the submission procedure, the students will be asked to upload:

  1. CV of personal scientific activity
  2. An exact title of the paper submitted for review
  3. An endorsement letter signed by the student's supervisor/advisor stating that the paper is the result of student's work

The student must be the first author, and the co-authors may be the student’s supervisors/advisors. No more than two authors are allowed, unless the student has additional advisors from different institutions or departments, and this fact must be explicitly stated in the endorsement letter. The student competition papers will undergo a regular review process and the shortlisted finalists will be requested to present their papers at a special interactive poster session during the Congress. All the finalists will have the registration fee waived. Only one paper per student will be considered. In case of multiple entries with different papers, the student will be excluded from the competition.

The finalists of the student paper competition will present their papers at the regular technical sessions in accordance with the conference program. In addition, they will be required to present their papers again at a dedicated poster session. The members of the Award Committee will interact with the students during the poster presentation and will elect the winner.

Awarding Ceremony

The winner of the best student paper will be announced at the Congress closing ceremony.


Supported by

APS Diamond sponsor


American Elements, global manufacturer of advanced electromagnetic, optoelectronic, & nanophotonic materials for fabrication of metamaterials

Journal of Materials Chemistry C

Materials Horizons