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The 16th International Conference on Near-Field Optics, Nanophotonics and Related Techniques

Victoria, BC, Canada
29 August - 2 September 2022


We are pleased to welcome you to "The 16th International Conference on Near-Field Optics, Nanophotonics and Related Techniques (NFO16)".
NFO has been held every second year since 1992, making it the leading conference in this area. Travelling between Europe, Asia and the Americas, in 2022 NFO visits Canada for the first time and will be held in the beautiful city of Victoria.

Important Dates

Date Event
16 August 2021 Announcement of Conference
14 February 2022 Abstract Submission Deadline
21 February 2022Notification to Authors
1 March 2022 Deadline Early-Bird Hotel Booking
29 May 2022 Program Announcement
27 June 2022Early Registration Deadline
29 August - 2 September 2022 Conference

Plenary Speakers


Warwick Bowen

University of Queensland, Australia

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Naomi J. Halas

Rice University, USA

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Philipp Kukura

University of Oxford, UK

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Teri W. Odom

Northwestern University, USA

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Confirmed Invited Speakers

Pablo ALONSO-GONZÁLEZ (University of Oviedo, Spain)

Vartkess APKARIAN (University of California, Irvine, USA)

Andrea BALDI (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Guy BARTAL (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)

Jeremy BAUMBERG (University of Cambridge, UK)

Pierre BERINI (University of Ottawa, Canada)

Kenneth B. CROZIER (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Simone de LIBERATO (University of Southampton, UK)

Jennifer DIONNE (Stanford University, USA)

Christophe GALLAND (EPFL, Switzerland)

Su-Hyun GONG (Korea University, South Korea)

Ado JORIO (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Yuri S. KIVSHAR (Australian National University, Australia)

Stefan MAIER (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany) 

Albert POLMAN (AMOLF, Netherlands) 

Romain QUIDANT (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Riccardo SAPIENZA (Imperial College London, UK)

Frank VOLLMER (University of Exeter, UK)

Cuifeng YING (Nottingham Trent University, UK)


International Advisory Committee


Renaud BACHELOT (University of Technology of Troyes, France)

Andrea BRAGAS (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Jordan GERTON (University of Utah, USA)

Jean-Jacques GREFFET (Institute of Optics of Paris, France)

Naomi J. HALAS (Rice University, USA)

Bert HECHT (University of Würzburg, Germany)

Rainer HILLENBRAND (CIC nanoGUNE and Ikerbasque, Spain)

Wonho JHE (Seoul National University, Korea)

Satoshi KAWATA (Osaka University, Japan)

Yoshimasa KAWATA (Shizuoka University, Japan)

Fritz KEILMANN (Ludwig Maximilians Universität, Germany)

Ole KELLER (University of Aalborg, Denmark)

Joachim KRENN (Karl Franzens University Graz, Austria)

Olivier MARTIN (EPFL, Switzerland)

Alfred MEIXNER (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany)

Lukas NOVOTNY (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Jérôme PLAIN (University of Technology of Troyes, France)

Markus RASCHKE (University of Colorado, USA)

Vahid SANDOGHDAR (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany)

P. James SCHUCK (Columbia University, USA)

Din Ping TSAI (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Niek VAN HULST (ICFO, Spain)

Xing ZHU (Peking University, China)

International Program Committee

Martin AESCHLIMANN (University of Kaiserslautern, Germany)

Ritesh AGARWAL (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Hatice ALTUG (EPFL, Switzerland)


Guillaume BAFFOU (Fresnel Institute, CNRS, Aix Marseille University, France)

Paolo BIAGIONI (Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy)

Joshua CALDWELL (Vanderbilt University, USA)

Andrea CENTRONE (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)

Wayne DICKSON (King’s College London, UK)


Monika FLEISCHER (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany)

Jer-Shing HUANG (Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology, Germany)

Chen-Bin (Robin) HUANG (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan)

Yasushi INOUYE (Osaka University, Japan)

Francesca INTONI (University of Florence, Italy)

Laura Na LIU (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

Síle NIC CHORMAIC (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan)

David J. NORRIS (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Sang-Hyun OH (University of Minnesota, USA)

Matthew PELTON (University of Maryland, USA)

Hrvoje PETEK (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Romain QUIDANT (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Ann ROBERTS (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Claus ROPERS (University of Göttingen, Germany)

Toshiharu SAIKI (Keio University, Japan)

Isabelle STAUDE (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany)

Ventsislav K. VALEV (University of Bath, UK)

Jianfang WANG (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Jérôme WENGER (CNRS-Institut Fresnel, France)

Gary P. WIEDERRECHT (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)

NFO16 Organization Committee

Chair: Reuven GORDON, Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Victoria

Co-Chair: Alex BROLO, Professor, Chemistry, University of Victoria

Conference Manager: Ghazal HAJISALEM, Postdoctoral Scholars, University of Victoria

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29 August
8:30-9:00Summer School
9:00-10:00Summer School PlenaryPlenaryPlenaryPlenary
10:00-10:30Summer School Coffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee BreakCoffee Break
10:30-12:30Summer School TechnicalTechnicalTechnicalTechnical
12:30-1:30Summer School LunchLunchLunchLunch
1:30-3:00Summer School TechnicalTechnicalTechnicalTechnical
3:00-3:30Summer School Refreshments Excursion/Banquet Refreshments Refreshments
3:30-5:00Summer School Poster Session Excursion/Banquet Poster Session Technical
5:00-7:00Welcome Reception Poster Session Excursion/Banquet Poster Session 

Summer School

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, August 29, 2022

To be announced

Conference Program

To be announced

Social Events


Welcome Reception

Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria



Butchart Gardens



Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria




Travel to Canada
Please check the Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website for visa requirements before you arrange your travel. Most people need a visa OR an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to travel to Canada.

About Victoria
Victoria has an international airport (YYJ), and can be reached by ferry and floatplane from Vancouver and Seattle. (There are also ferry routes to Port Angeles and other destinations).
August is a very busy tourist season in Victoria so delegates are encouraged to book hotels early to ensure reasonable pricing and availability.

About University of Victoria
UVic is 7 km from downtown. With a bus exchange located on campus, it is conveniently served by many routes. More details can be found here.  



Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria
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3800 Finnerty Road
Victoria, BC Canada
V8P 5C2