The SPPM2021 Online conference will present the most recent advances in fundamental research and related applications in Photonics, Phononics, Spintronics or Magneto-Optics.

This online event aim is to bring together top researchers and future leaders encouraging interactions between students, young speakers, and senior figures in the field.
The topics will cover the experimental and theoretical aspects of light interaction with nanoscale objects and nanostructured materials. SPPM2021 will also explore different cutting edge research topics where phonons play a central role such as quantum photonics, nanoscale thermal transport, topological phononics, nanophononics and optomechanics.


The Phantoms Foundation is a Professional Conference Organiser specialised in the planning and execution of conferences and online meetings focused on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology and in particular “Graphene and 2DM”. The Phantoms Foundation, a non-profit organisation, is a key actor in structuring and fostering European Excellence and enhancing collaborations in these fields, giving as well high level management profile to National and European scientific projects (Involved in 11 European projects in the last 10 years either as coordinator or partner) and providing an innovative platform for dissemination, transfer and transformation of basic nanoscience knowledge, strengthening interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology by catalysing collaboration among international research groups.
Currently, one of its main core activities is to organize International conferences, meetings and workshops in particular in the “Graphene and 2D Materials” area:


The IFIMAC – Condensed Matter Physics Center is a new María de Maeztu Excellence Research Unit located in the campus of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid pursuing cutting-edge research and scientific excellence. It comprises researchers from several university departments aiming to advance the limits of knowledge in both theoretical and experimental Condensed Matter Physics. Sixty four researchers constitute its permanent staff with up to ninety postdoctoral researchers and Ph.D students.


The Nanophotonics Technology Center (NTC), as a research institute from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), has a special vocation on promoting the use and adoption of photonics for boosting industrial, economical and societal growth.


The URV was created in 1991 by the Parliament of Catalonia from the already existing university faculties and schools. In this way the Tarragona University of the 16th century was restored. From the very first day its aim has been very clear: to place knowledge at the service of society so as to contribute to the social and economic development of its environment, which has gradually transformed over time.

The data show that the URV is not only one of the leading universities in Catalonia but also one of the leading universities in the European area for the quality of its teaching, its commitment to continuous training and the excellence of its research, development and innovation.


ICFO is a research institution that aims to advance the very limits of knowledge using photonics, namely the science and technology of harnessing Light. Light, especially laser light, is one of the major enabling technologies currently available to humankind. Our research thrusts target the global forefront of science, and aim to tackle several of the key  challenges faced by our society at large. We focus on current and future problems in Health, Energy, Information, Safety, Security and caring for the Environment.

Our most valued assets are our PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. They are bright, ambitious young women and men, with a talent for discovery and strong moral values, who aim to achieve difficult but important goals. Central to our mission is the training of the next generation of scientists and technicians through courses, seminars, access to cutting-edge experimental infrastructures, and mentoring by researchers that are among the best in the world in their field. This training aims to equip talented students with unique capabilities that help them become future leaders, either in the academic or in the industrial world.

ICFO’s core spirit is ingenuity, fascination for the unknowns, and hard work, attitudes shared by many researchers around the world with whom ICFO researchers continuously interact and correspond.


Organising Committee
Antonio Correia (Phantoms Foundation, Spain) - Chairperson
Francisco José García Vidal (UAM / IFIMAC, Spain)
Alejandro Martinez (Nanophotonics Technology Center, Spain)
Lluis F. Marsal (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain)
Niek van Hulst (ICFO, Spain)
International Scientific Committee

Rémi Carminati (ESPCI Paris/PSL University, France)

Antonio Garcia Martin (IMN-CNM-CSIC, Spain)
Clivia M. Sotomayores Torres (ICREA / ICN2, Spain)
Technical Committee
Concepción Narros (Phantoms Foundation, Spain)
Joaquin Ramón-Laca Maderal (Phantoms Foundation, Spain)
Jose Luis Roldan (Phantoms Foundation, Spain)



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