Welcome to inow2019


Fourteen years ago, the Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW) was held for the first time.  Since then it has grown to be a premier international forum for Nano-materials, Optoelectronics and Photonics researchers and industrialists. Unlike the ‘standard’ conferences and workshops, iNOW is unique in its format of long and immersive engagement among researchers from academia and industry who are involved in nanoscale photonic and optoelectronic materials, devices, and applications, where in-depth discussions and arguments take place, collaborations form, and personal friendships develop.

In 2019, we welcome researchers from all over the world to the technology hub of China - the great cities of Guangzhou and Shenzhen, in Guangdong, China. iNOW2019 will be hosted in Guangzhou by the State Kay Laboratory of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, Sun Yat-sen University, and in Shenzhen by Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute. A great feature of iNOW2019 is a joint special session in the beautiful Songshan Lake  in Dongguan. There will also be an excursion to a cultural / historical site in the Guangdong area. Various social events are planned for each evening during the workshop.

We welcome leaders in research and development, as well as students and postdoctoral scholars, to join us for a weeklong sharing and discussion of ideas on state-of-the-art nanoscale semiconductor processing and synthesis, the new physics behind controlling the optical and electrical properties of materials, cutting edge characterization techniques, and new devices with novel functionalities. All oral sessions of iNOW 2019 consist of in-depth Tutorial and Invited talks by leading scholars and industrialists. Poster sessions will enable students and postdoctoral researcher (up to 3 years after PhD) to showcase their latest research to leaders in the field. Panel discussions by academic and industrial leaders will provide historical overview, insight in the science, and foresight to future developments.

To enable an atmosphere of exchange and friendship, there will also be several social events, such as group dinners and a full-day excursion. There will be ample opportunity for all to share, discuss, debate, network and celebrate in a collegial and fun atmosphere.

Join us at iNOW 2019.  We look forward to seeing you at Guangzhou, Songshan Lake, and Shenzhen in July!



Saturday 20th July to Sunday 28th July 2019



Submission of Abstracts: 31st May 2019

Participants who require a visa to travel to China should note this explicitly with the submission of abstracts, letter of invitation will be mailed accordingly



Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou: 20th – 24th July 2019

Excursion: 25th July 2019

Songshan Lake(X-TEC): 26th July 2019

Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute, Shenzhen: 27th – 28th 2019


Technical Topics

Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

Epitaxy of Quantum dots and nanowires

Quantum well, quantum dot and quantum cascade lasers

Widegap semiconductor materials and devices

Photonic crystals and plasmonics

Meta-surfaces and meta-structures

Integrated photonic circuits

High-speed lasers and detectors

Optical Communications and Interconnects

Microwave Photonics

Photonic devices for energy, biomedical and environment applications

Excursion Trip

Details to be provided.



Sun Yat-sen University

State Key Laboratories of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies

Tsinghua Berkeley Shenzhen Institute




Other Industrial Sponsors