Montevideo, Uruguay

May 28 - June 03, 2011

Buenos Aires and Corrientes-Iguazu Falls, Argentina

June 04 - June 17, 2011

Conference Chairs

Smalyukh, Ivan (University of Colorado at Boulder, United States)
Skigin, Diana (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Piestun, Rafael (University of Colorado at Boulder, United States)

Journal Soft Matter World about I-CAMP•11 (PDF)

About I-CAMP•2011 Summer School

I-CAMP•2011 Summer School was held in Montevideo (Uruguay), Buenos Aires and Corrientes-Iguazu Falls (Argentina) from May 28 to June 17 of 2011. The Inter-Continental Advanced Materials for Photonics (I-CAMP) Summer School will enable researchers working at the forefronts of materials science & photonics to discuss the emerging uses of light for control and fundamental study of matter and advances in the use of materials to control light. The I-CAMP School will provide education for young scientists working in materials science, optics, photonics, biophysics, nanoscience, and related fields. The goal is to prepare the participants for research at the frontiers of science and technology by providing an interdisciplinary expert training not easily available within the traditional system of graduate education and postdoctoral apprenticeship. The Summer School is primarily targeted at advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows within the first three years after defending PhD, although those in different circumstances are considered too.

Summer School Poster


Summer School Topics

I. Emergent Phenomena in Light-Matter Interactions: from Optical Imaging and Manipulation to Solar Energy Conversion (Week 1 in Montevideo, Uruguay)

  • Confocal, Multiphoton Fluorescence, and CARS Microscopy
  • Laser Trapping and Manipulation
  • Nano-Scale Optical Imaging
  • Materials and Techniques for Shaping and Structuring of Laser Beams
  • Organic Photovoltaics
  • Solid-State Photovoltaics
  • Image Processing
  • Emergent Phenomena in Renewable Energy Materials
  • Solar Fuel Cells

II. Self-assembly in Soft Matter, Optoelectronic Materials, and Nanocomposites (Week 2 in Buenos Aires, Argentina)

  • Self-Assembled Materials for Photonic Applications
  • Light-Induced Phase Transitions
  • Light-Controlled Polymers and Elastomers
  • Hybrid materials
  • Colloidal Self-assembly in Liquid Crystals
  • Nanocomposites and Nanostructured Materials
  • Bio-derived and Bio-inspired Materials and Composites
  • Optics of Colloidal and Nanostructured Systems
  • Fundamentals of Liquid Crystal Displays

III. Emergent Phenomena in Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals, and Nano-scale Optoelectronic Materials (Week 3 in Corrientes - Iguazu Falls, Argentina)

  • Artificial and Naturally-Occurring Photonic Crystals
  • Tunable and Frequency-Selective Negative-Index Media
  • Metamaterials
  • Plasmonics
  • Extraordinary Transmission
  • Effective Media/Homogenization Techniques
  • Electrical Transport Phenomena in Nano-Structures
  • Electrical Induced Transparency


I-CAMP•2011 Lecturers


I-CAMP•2011 Local Organizers

  • Rafael Canetti, Uruguayan National Agency for Research and Innovation
  • Ricardo Depine, Applied Electromagnetics Group, Physics Dept., FCEN, UBA
  • Guillermo Ortiz, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (UNNE)
  • Marina Inchaussandague, Applied Electromagnetics Group, Physics Dept., FCEN, UBA
  • Andrés Dolinko, Applied Electromagnetics Group, Physics Dept., FCEN, UBA
  • Marcelo Lester, Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires
  • Rodolfo H. Romero, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (UNNE)
  • Silvia Goyanes, Group of Nanomaterials, FCEN, UBA
  • Mirta I. Aranguren, Ecomaterials, INTEMA, CONICET, Mar del Plata
  • Analía Vázquez, School of Engineering, UBA
  • Norma D'Accorso, CIHIDECAR, Chemistry Dept., FCEN, UBA
  • Norma E. Marcovich, Ecomaterials, INTEMA, CONICET, Mar del Plata
  • Fiorella D'Ascenzo, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (UNNE)
  • Victor J. Toranzos, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste (UNNE)