Second Annual Conference on Optical Nanospectroscopy

Optical Nanospectroscopy II, the second annual conference of COST Action MP1302, will take place from March 18-20, 2015 at University College Dublin, Ireland.

Conference Organizer: James Rice.

*** NEW: *** Conference picture - thanks to the organizers and to all participants!


 The program of the Conference can be downloaded here

Temple Bar, Dublin Castle, UCD Newman Hous

photos: University College Dublin, Temple Bar, Guiness Brewery

Scope of the Conference

  • UV / vis / NIR / Raman spectroscopy
  • Spectroscopic techniques with (ultra-)high spatial, temporal, and spectral resolution and sensitivity
  • Nanoscale systems design and nanofabrication: Novel (hybrid) (in)organic nanomaterials
  • Physical processes and modelling of light-matter-interaction and energy flow at the nanoscale

Invited speakers (confirmed)

  • Prof. Pierre-Michel Adam, University of Technology of Troyes, France
  • Prof. George Duesberg, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Dr. Mark Green, King's College London, England, UK
  • Prof. Achim Hartschuh, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  • Dr. Christiane Höppener, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany
  • Prof. Uriel Levy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Dr. Robert J. Pollard, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Prof. Dietrich Zahn, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany

Important Dates and Finances

Abstract closing date: January 31st, 2015 - extended to February 7th, 2015 upon request

Registration withouth an abstract: February 15th, 2015 (to allow for travel reimbursement calculations)

Confirmations of acceptance: February 20th, 2015

Conference dates: March 18th-20th, 2015

Preliminary times: Starting time March 18th, 9 AM (Registration) or 9:30 AM (Program), finishing time March 20th, 1:10 PM.

Conference venue: O'Brien Science Centre, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

This being the annual conference of the COST Action MP1302 Nanospectroscopy, no registration fee is charged.

Partial travel reimbursement can be claimed by all active participants of the conference and WG/MC Meetings according to COST Action rules. The reimbursement limit will depend on the number of participants and will be announced before the conference. For questions please contact

Abstract Submission and Registration

Abstract submission will be open until January 31, 2015 (extended to February 7, 2015).

Abstract format:

  • file format: MS Word
  • max. 1 page (title, authors, affilitation, abstract)
  • size A4, margins 2.5 cm on all sides
  • font: Arial, 12 pt
  • images welcome within the page limit (printout in black and white)

Submissions should be prepared using the abstract template and sent by email to James Rice.


For registration without an abstract, please send an email to the organizer

The Email should include:
* the line "I hereby register for the COST conference Optical Nanospectroscopy II",
* your full name and title, affiliation and contact address,
* the information "no abstract will be submitted".

Confirmation of acceptance will be sent to the participants by February 20th, 2015.

Conference Proceedings

As for the conference Optical Nanospectroscopy I, a special issue of the de Gruyter journal Nanospectroscopy will be dedicated to the Proceedings of the conference.

For more information, please contact P.-M. Adam.

Manuscript submission deadline: May 31st, 2015.

Management Committee and Working Group Meetings

The conference will be coupled with meetings of the Management Committee and of the Working Groups 1-4, which will take place during the same time period, March 18-20, 2015.


Many hotels are conveniently located between University College Dublin and Dublin city centre, for example:

Note that the Saint Patrick's Festival takes place right before the conference (March 17 is Saint Patrick's Day), which you may want to incorporate into your travel plans.

Travel Information

Dublin Airport is well connected to all major European cities.

The Aircoach, which operates from the front door of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport, offers a 24h service to Dublin city centre and University College; additional stops at hotels along the way are made upon request.