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Alexander Govorov

Ohio University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Clippinger Research Labs
Athens OH 45701
phone: (740)-593-9430 fax: (740) - 593-0433





Our papers in popular scientific press







Lucas Vázquez (PostDoc)

Xiang-Tian Kong (PostDoc)

Larousse Khosravi Khorashad (PhD student)









The UNESCO MATECSS Program at INRS (Montreal, Canada)





Nanoscale Research Letters

a SpringerOpen Journal






City University of Hong kong

College of Science and Engineering

Centre for Functional Photonics









Physics of Quantum Electronics -  2016


Functional Nanomaterials


January 3-8, 2016

Snowbird, Utah



Spring break

February 28 –March 5





APS March Meeting 2016
March 14-18, 2016
Baltimore, MD



2016 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

March 28-April 1, 2016

Phoenix, Arizona

Symposium NT1: Functional nanostructures and metamaterials for solar energy and novel optical phenomena


Alexander Govorov

Gary Wiederrecht

Renaud Bachelot

Din Ping Tsai




The 9th International Conference on Quantum Dots (QD 2016)

May 22-27 M, 2016

Jeju, Korea



Emerging Technologies 2016

May 25-27, 2016

Montreal, Canada





The International Scientific Seminar by the Royal Society: 

“Chirality and nonlinear optics”

Organizer: Ventsislav K. Valev

Chicheley Hall, UK

28-29 June 2016.





International Conference on Energy, Materials and Photonics (EMP16)

10-13 July 2016

Troyes, France









the 7th International Conference on Metamaterials,
Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics

Symposium 1:

Hybrid Plasmonics and Functional Nanomaterials

Symposium Co-Chairs:
  Jérôme Plain, Xing Yi Ling, Alexander Govorov


25 - 28 July 2016

Torremolinos (Malaga), Spain













2016 Gordon Research Conference on Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals

July 31-August 5, 2016,

the Mount Snow resort, West Dover, VT


Delia J. Milliron
Vice Chairs:
Daniel R. Gamelin & Zeger Hens





14th International Conference on
Near-Field Optics, Nanophotonics, and Related Techniques


September 4 – September 8, 2016

Act City Hamamatsu, a beautiful venue in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan






2016 ECS meeting 

Solar Nanoparticles Symposium

Organizer:  Nick Wu

October 2-7, 2016.






Physics of Quantum Electronics -  2015


Optically active nanostructures: Experiment,  modeling, and energy applications

Jan 4-8, 2014

Snowbird, Utah



2015 Gordon Research Conference on Nanomaterials for Applications in Energy Technology


February 22-27, 2015

Ventura Beach Marriott, Ventura, CA.




APS March Meeting 2015 

March 2 - 6  •  San Antonio, Texas





NanoFlorida 2015 - The 8th Annual
Nanoscience Technology Symposium

Organizer:  Hedi Mattoussi

May 12-15

Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL







Workshop on Chirality at the Nanoscale

Liquid Crystal Institute
Kent State University
June 4-5, 2015





98th Canadian Chemistry Conference

“Chemistry in a Sustainable World” and   “Nanostructured Materials for Solar Energy Conversion and Storage”


Dongling Ma and Fiorenzo Vetrone

Ottawa, Canada

June 13-17, 2015




The 6th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics

Symposium 1. "Functional Metastructures and Nanomaterials: Properties, Fabrication and Modeling"


V. Demir (NTU, Singapore),
A. Govorov (Ohio University, USA)


Session SP17. "Chiral and Nonlinear Metamaterials: Properties, Fabrication, and Applications"


Ventsislav K. Valev,

Nicolae C. Panoiu


City College of New York, New York City, NY, USA

August 4 - 7, 2015





SPIE meeting

Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XXIII


Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties XIII


San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
9 - 13 August 2015




XXIV International Materials Research Congress


Materials for Energy

In the framework of our UNESCO Chair MATECSS


Cancun, Mexico

16-20 August






Nanoscale assemblies of semiconductor nanocrystals, metal nanoparticles and single molecules: Theory, experiment and application (NANOSA)


MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems,

Dresden, Germany

August 24-28, 2015


Scientific Coordinators:

Alexander Eychmüller,

Alexander Govorov, Volhard May
Organization: Katrin Lantsch



2015 E-MRS Fall meeting

Symposium: “Hierarchical assembly of nano-scale building blocks"

Warsaw (Poland)

September 15-18




Chengdu, China

September 22-25, 2015




Chiral materials

UK-Russia-Japan network  

Glasgow, UK

11-13 Oct




Workshop of

the The Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF):  

“Joint Indo-US Centre for Quantum Plasmonics of Hybrid Nano-Assemblies”

Indian Institute of Science,

Bangalore, India

Early November




2015 MRS Fall Meeting


"Plasmonic Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion"


Boston, Massachusetts

November 29 - December 4, 2015






4th Nano Today Conference (Nano Today 2015)



December 6-10



"DNA Nanotechnology meets Plasmonics"

Organizers: Laura Na Liu and Tim Liedl


“601. Wilhelm and Else Heraeus-Seminar"

The Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany

7- 11 December 2015




EMN Open Access Week

Energy Materials Nanotechnology December 3-6, 2015

Chengdu, China







Physics of Quantum Electronics -  2014

Jan 5-9, 2014

Snowbird, Utah




2nd International Symposium on “Integration of Molecular Components in Functional Macroscopic Systems”

January 13th – 15th, 2014








SPIE Photonics West

Quantum Dots and Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization, and Modeling XI

1–6 February 2014 • The Moscone Center •

San Francisco







APS March Meeting 2014 

March 3 - 7, 2014

Denver, Colorado







6th Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics and Renewable Energy

Section "Nanophotonics, Optoelectronics, and Plasmonics"

March 10-14, 2014

Arizona State University








The 2014 Optical Science and Technology Center Symposium

May 2, 2014

University of Iowa







ENM East Meeting

Energy Materials Nanotechnology

May 1215, 2014
Beijing, China





8th International Conference on Quantum Dots 2014

May 1116, 2014
Pisa Conference Center, Pisa, Italy




The 5th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics

Session: "Hybrid metamaterials and their applications for energy, lighting, catalysis and sensing"


V. Demir (Bilkent University, Turkey),
S. Gaponenko (National Academy of Sciences, Belarus),

A. Govorov (Ohio University, USA)

Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

May 20, 2014 – May 23, 2014





2014 Noble Metal Nanoparticles Gordon Research Conference

June 15-20, 2014
Mount Holyoke College
South Hadley, MA




The collaborative conference on

Materials Research

June 23-27, 2014

Seoul, South Korea






EMN Open Access Week

Energy Materials Nanotechnology

September 22-25, 2014

Chengdu, China





2014 Electrochemical Society Meeting

Symposium A8- Solar Fuels and Photocatalysts IV

October 5-10, 2014

CANCUN, Mexico, Moon Palace Resort






OSA Incubator on the Fundamental Limits of Optical Energy Conversion


12-14 November 2014
OSA Headquarters • 2010 Massachusetts Ave. NW • Washington, DC, USA






2nd IEEE International Conference
on Emerging Electronics

Focus area: Plasmonic and photonics


J N Tata Auditorium 
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
December 3-6, 2014











Physics of Quantum Electronics - 2013


Snowbird, Utah, January 6-10






Spring Meeting of the Section on Condensed Matter Physics of

the German Physical Society

Special Symposium on “Quantum Plasmonics”            (March 13, 2013)


Regensburg, Germany,

10. - 15. März 2013





APS March Meeting 2013

March 18-22, 2013
Baltimore, MD






2013 MRS Spring Meeting

April 1 - April 5, 2013

Moscone West, San Francisco

Symposium: Resonant Optics in Metallic and Dielectric Structures–Fundamentals and Applications




Workshop on

"Photonics of Functional Nanomaterials"

May 6-9, 2013

City University of Hong Kong

Centre for Functional Photonics





96th Canadian Chemistry Conference



Organic and Nanostructured Materials

May 26-30, 2013


City of Quebec





The INRS Nanotechnology Workshop

Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)

Montreal, Canada


May 31, 2013




The 42nd Jaszowiec International School & Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors


Wisla, Poland

June 22-27, 2013

Tutorials: June 22-23





ICMAT2013 - the 7th Biennial International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies

Symposium E
Solid-state devices for light emission and detection

30 June to 5 July, 2013





2013 CMOS Emerging Technologies Conference

Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa
Whistler, BC Canada
July 17-19, 2013





Bellevue Washington USA
(Seattle Metro Area)

8 - 12 September 2013






September 19:

CMSS talk of Prof. Howard Jackson







ARO workshop on

“Surface Plasmons, Metamaterials, and Catalysis”


21-23 October.
Rice University






Colloquium talk at Ohio U:

Hilmi Volkan Demir

(Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and

Bilkent University, Turkey)

"Nanocrystal Optoelectronics for Quality Lighting"


November 1






France-US Nano-optics Workshop

November 4-8, 2013

Troyes, France









2013 MRS Fall Meeting

December 1-6, 2013

Boston, Massachusetts








Bilateral Indian-US workshop on  "Nanophotonics and Nanoplasmonics"
The Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore, India
January 9-12, 2012



2012 APS March Meeting

Boston Convention Center
Boston, Massachusetts

February 27  -  March 2, 2012







META'12, the 3rd International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics


Special Session:

Photothermal effects in plasmonics and metamaterials

April 19 - 22, 2012






7th international Conference on Quantum Dots (QD 2012)

Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

May 13-18th,




The Virtual Conference on Nanoscale Science and Technology (VCNST)

Chengdu, China

June 3-6, 2012




The 4th International Conference "Smart Materials, Structures and Systems"


Symposium: "Mining Smartness from Nature".

Session H-2 - Biomimetic Materials of Symposium H


Montecatini Terme, Tuscany, Italy

June 10-14, 2012.








International Workshop on ordered and Non-Ordered Superstructures of Nanosized Objects: Preparation, Properties, Applications, and Modeling

Scientific Coordinators:

Alexander Eychmüller, Alexander Govorov, Dmitri Talapin

Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems,

Dresden, Germany
09 - 13 July 2012




XXI International Materials Research Congress (IMRC) 2012

Cancun, Mexico

August 13 - 17, 2012




Workshop of CeNS:

Nanosciences: Soft, Solid, Alive and Kicking”

September 17 to 21, 2012,

Venice International University (VIU), Venice, Italy.




Visit to Argonne labs

September  26



6th International Conference on the Multiscale Materials Modeling (MMM2012)

Symposium H:
Multiscale Modeling of Optically Responsive Materials

October 15-19, 2012, Singapore




2012 EMN Open Access Week

Energy, Materials, and Nanotechnology

October 22-26, 2012

Chengdu, China




Visit to U. Dallas

October 31, Wednesday, 2013





2012 MRS Fall Meeting



November 25-30, 2012


Symposium E:

Photovoltaic Technologies–Materials, Devices, and Systems

Symposium CC:

Optically Active Nanostructures






“Post-MRS Symposium”:

Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology


Montreal, Canada, Nov. 30, 2012







 APS March Meeting 2011

March 21 - 25, 2011
Dallas, Texas



The 2011 Conference on Interactions among Nanostructures

April 21-25, 2011

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


The XVII Argentine Conference on Physical
 Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry

(3-6 May, 2011)

Plasmonics Session (2 May, 2011)

Cordoba (Argentina)





1st International Symposium


Integration of Molecular Components

in Functional Macroscopic Systems

18 - 20 May 2011

Dresden-Radebeul (Germany)

Radisson Blue Park Hotel




13th International Conference on Chiroptical Spectroscopy

(Formerly known as the International Conference on Circular Dichroism)

Oxford, United Kingdom
24 - 28 July 2011





Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics and Renewable Energy. Symposium and Summer School

Moscow - Zelenograd, Russia,

September 12-16, 2011




IEEE Photonics 2011

Arlington, Virginia | 9 - 13 October 2011




The Ohio Section APS meeting 
Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
October 14 - 15, 2011



 2011 Virtual Conference on Nanoscience and Technology

Chengdu, China

October 26-29, 2011.




The CIfAR Nanoelectronics meeting
Napa Valley, California
Nov. 14-18, 2011







2011 MRS Fall Meeting



November 28-December 2, 2011






1st Workshop on “Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Systems for Opto-Electronics”

Berlin, Germany
December 14-16, 2011 





Single Impurity Control


March 29 - April 1 2010

Leiden, the Netherlands





APS March Meeting


March  15-19







NaNaX 4 – Nanoscience with Nanocrystals


International Conference, April 11-15, 2010,

Munich - Tutzing (Germany)





Quantum Dots 2010

26–30 April 2010
East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK






2010 Gordon Research Conference
Plasmonics: The Science and Engineering of Nanoscale Optics

Chair: Naomi J. Halas
Vice Chair: Nader Engheta


June 13-18, 2010,
Colby College, Waterville, ME, USA 





The 2010 Conference on Interactions among Nanostructures


June 21-25, 2010

The island of Santorini, Greece




Virtual Conference on Nanoscale Science and Technology

August 30 - September 2,

2010 Sydney, Australia




11th Edition of the "Trends in NanoTechnology" International Conference (TNT2010)

September 6-10, 2010

Braga (Portugal)



2010 MRS Fall Meeting

H: Controlling Material Properties and Charge-Carrier Interactions with Quantum-Dot Coupling


November 29-December 3, 2010








Light-Harvesting Processes

LHP 2009

March 10 - 14, 2009
Banz Monastery




APS March Meeting

Invited session: “Electron, exciton and phonon interactions in nanoparticles”


March 16-20, 2009
Pittsburgh, PA





14th International Conference

on II-VI Compounds

August 24-28, 2009

St. Petersburg, Russia





2009 Conference on

Interactions Among Nanostructures


September 6 – 11, 2009

Ritz Carlton - St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands






Atom-by-Atom Conference

Perspectives in nanoscience and nanotechnology – NANO2009

September 28-30, Monday

Donostia International Physics Center, 
the Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center,





2009 MRS Fall Meeting

Symposium O: Excitons and Plasmon Resonances in Nanostructures-II


Organizers: Alexander O. Govorov, Andrey L. Rogach, Zhiming M. Wang, Juen-Kai Wang,

Vladimir M. Shalaev


November 30 – December 4, 2009







2009 MRS Fall Meeting

Symposium XX: Biological Imaging and Sensing Using Nanoparticle Assemblies



Organizers: Antigoni AlexandrouJinwoo Cheon,     
Hedi Mattoussi, Vince Rotello


November 30 – December 4, 2009










2008 The Villa Conference on

“Interaction Among Nanostructures”

February 3-7, 2008
Orlando, Florida, USA


The Workshop
“Interactions in Hybrid Nanosystems


Nanosystems Initiative Munich

1-4 May, 2008

Abbey 'Frauenwoerth', Germany



The 5th International Conference on Semiconductor Quantum Dots (QD2008)


May 11-16, 2008

Gyeongju, Korea




CIMTEC 2008.
Symposium E:
"Mining Smartness from Nature"

June 8-13, 2008
Sicily, Italy



Workshop: Computational approaches to semiconductor, carbon and magnetic nanostructures

Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM)

June 16-19, 2008

Lyon, France





The International Conference on Theoretical Physics



July 7- 11, 2008
Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics,

Dubna, Russia







Workshop: Optical Properties of Coupled Semiconductors and Metallic Nanoparticles


July 21 - 25, 2008

MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems
Dresden, Germany

Scientific Coordinators:

A. Eychmüller, A.O. Govorov, U. Woggon




Virtual Conference on Nanoscale Science and Technology


July 24 - 29, 2008

Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA





2008 SPIE Optics+Photonics Meeting

 7030: Nanophotonic Materials V


August 10-14, 2008

San Diego, California, USA 





Workshop on Optics of Nanostructures


October 10-11 , 2008

Toruń, Poland






2007 TMS Symposium:

Symposium: Towards Functional Nanomaterials – Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications


Z. M. Wang ( U. Arkansas), Alexander Govorov (Ohio U.), and Andrey Rogach ( U. München)

 February, 2007

Orlando, Florida


13th Brazilian Workshop on Semiconductor Physics (BWSP13)

April, 2007

Sao Paulo, Brazil



Optical Properties of Low-Dimensional Systems:
Controlling Spins and Photons at the Nanoscale

May 30- June 2, 2007

Ottawa, Canada



14th Semiconducting and Insulating Materials Conference

May 15-20, 2007

University of Arkansas



Nanophotonics Summer School


June 2007




2007 Virtual Conference on Nanoscale Science and Technology, VC-NST

October 21-25, 2007
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, USA



2007 MRS Fall Meeting

Symposium GG: Excitons and Plasmon Resonances in Nanostructures

Organizers: Alexander O. Govorov, Zhiming M. Wang, Andrey L. Rogach, Harry Ruda

November 26 - 30, 2007









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