General information

The SchooL on Advanced Light-Emitting and Optical Materials (SLALOM) will be held on December 12-13, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Russia. Advanced light-emitting and optical materials, including metamaterials, is a platform for future breakthroughs in telecommunications, quantum computing, displays, photovoltaics, and biophotonics.
The world's best experts will give lectures grouped in 2-day course. The lectures will cover the fundamental and technological aspects, as well as the latest achievements in this field. The additional poster section for young participants will provide unique opportunity for exchanging their experience with the world leading experts.
This year we introduce a new concept for the Poster session – Electronic poster (ePoster). Each presenter will have a screen and a laptop to display multimedia versions of a poster. We advise you to prepare a presentation (6-10 slides) in PowerPoint (or similar program) ratio 16:9 in the landscape orientation. Multiple slides can be used if there is additional content, images, graphs and videos that needs to be displayed on your poster. We encourage you to use the E-Poster format to make your presentation more flexible and interactive. Note that no regular poster boards will be available, all posters will be ePosters.
The School is organized by the Research Center of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials of ITMO University with financial support of Russian Science Foundation (grant 19-73-30023). We thank all the participants of the School and look forward to seeing you next year!

Please find more photos from SLALOM via the link.


  • School Chair

    Sergey Makarov

    ITMO University (Russia)

  • Program Committee

    Anvar Zakhidov

    The Texas University at Dallas (USA)

    Pavel Belov

    ITMO University (Russia)

  • Organizing Committee

    Anton Samusev

    ITMO University (Russia)

    Eduard Danilovsky

    ITMO University (Russia)

    Victoria Zheltova

    ITMO University (Russia)

  • School Secretary

    Anastasia Kaptsova

    ITMO University (Russia)

Plenary Speakers

Invited speakers

regularly updated

Speaker Talk
Sara Pescetelli

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy

2D material for perovskite solar cells and large area modules
Yuriy Gladush

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia

Single-walled carbon nanotubes: synthesis and optoelectronic applications
Natalia Kryzhanovskaya

Saint Petersburg Academic University, Russia

Direct modulation characteristics of microdisk lasers with InGaAs/GaAs quantum well-dots
Alexey Tameev

A.N.Frumkin Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry (IPCE RAS), Russia

Nanosize effects in photo- and conductive hybrid composites
Elena Grachova

Saint Petersburg State University, Russia

Design of multicolor molecular emitters based on transition metal complexes for single-molecule-based (SMB) materials
Anton Zasedatelev

University of Southampton, UK & Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia

Ultra low energy polariton condensate switch
Alexandra Kalashnikova

Ioffe Physical Technical Institute, Russia

Fast switching of electronic and optical properties of nanostructures by light and strain pulses
Ivan Iorsh

ITMO University, Russia

Interaction of transition metal dichalcogenides with metasurfaces. Strong light-matter coupling and nonlinear optical response


The School venue is ITMO University located at Lomonosova str. 9, St. Petersburg.

Important Dates:

  • SLALOM 2019 - December 12-13, 2019


A foreign citizen traveling to Russia should have a valid passport (expiry date should be no earlier than 6 months after the date of departure from Russia) and a visa (for almost all foreign visitors, please see the details below).

The visa application rules are different depending on the citizenship of the applicant:

Starting from October 1, 2019, nationals of 53 foreign states (please see the list of the countries) may be granted an e-visa to enter the Russian Federation through air, naval, automobile, and pedestrian checkpoints located in the territory of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad region. With the e-visa you will be able to stay only in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region for 8 days (the eVisa will be valid for 30 days to use) if your arrive at Pulkovo airport or other checkpoints in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region (please see the list here).
You can apply for the e-visa via this link.


For citizens of the following countries: Azerbaijan, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Venezuela, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Cuba, Moldova, Nicaragua, Peru, Serbia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Montenegro, Chile, South Korea no visa is needed.
Nevertheless, we kindly ask you to contact the Organizing Committee to receive a letter from the organizers confirming the purpose of your visit to Russia (you might be asked at the Russian customs).


Citizens of the countries not eligible for the e-visa has to submit to a Russian Embassy or Consulate a visa invitation letter issued either by ITMO University (takes about 5-10 working days to process) or by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (takes about 25-30 working days to process).

Please, apply for a visa as soon as possible after receiving the invitation letter to ensure that the visa is issued timely and also check that you have a valid medical insurance.

NECESSARY DATA FOR VISA APPLICATION (Required during visa application at the local Russian embassy)

Name of the organization: ITMO University

Address: 49 Kronverksky pr., St.Petersburg, 197101, Russia

TIN: 7813045547