URSI 2015

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International Workshop on THz Engineering



Tuesday 1st September


Many people in various fields of endeavor are becoming increasingly aware of the term "Terahertz". This is due, in large part, to the various theoretical and technological advances which have paved the way for the transition of Terahertz technology from the domain of basic conceptual research - firmly into the realm of advanced applications which are now in development worldwide.

 

As a matter of fact, the THz gap, the part of the electromagnetic spectrum between classical microwaves (3mm,100 GHz) and the infrared (30 um, 10 THz), is slowly becoming more  technologically relevant due to the increasing number of attractive applications which can be potentially developed.  Besides the traditional usage in medicine (skin cancer detection, caries detection,…) and security and surveillance (detection of hidden weapons or explosives, detection of gases,…), new applications are emerging in areas such as communications, viticulture (control of the vine state), agri-food sector, space and aeronautics, industrial, passive tomography imaging and investigation on proteomics in the pharmaceutical industry.

 

The workshop will cover frontiers in terahertz physics and applications. Its characteristic feature is a strong emphasis on the physical aspects of THz research, together with a detail analysis of the application problems. The technical program consists of a series of invited lectures followed by discussions with the participants.

Up to now, the following renowned experts have confirmed their participation in the forum:

  • Dr. Peter de Maagt, European Space Agency, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Miguel Navarro-Cía, Centre for Terahertz Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Prof. Tadao Nagatsuma, Department of Systems Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Japan
  • Dr. Joachim Oberhammer, Micro and Nanosystems - RF MEMS, School of Electrical Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology 
  • Dr. Bertrand Thomas, Radiometer Physics GmbH, Germany.

Scope

  1. THz in Space applications
  2. THz antennas
  3. THz Communications
  4. Active devices and systems in Terahertz Technology
  5. New THz system technologies
  6. Terahertz MEMS: micromachining technology enabling new solutions at millimeter and submillimeter frequencies
  7. THz technology for ground-based & space weather forecasting and meteorological applications

Program Committee

Dr. Daniel Segovia, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Dr. Enrique García, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Dr. Guillermo Carpintero, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Dr. Iñigo Ederra, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain

Prof. Dr. Ramón Gonzalo, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain