Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


1st Workshop ‚Nanoimaging and nanofabrication: seeing at the nanometer scale’

Hangzhou, P. R. China, 07-13 September, 2024

Venue and time plan:

Westlake University, Hangzhou, P. R. China

07 - 08 September: Registration and Welcome Reception

09 - 13 September: Workshop Presentation, lab visit, and excursion

About the workshop:

The workshop is organized by Professor Dai Zhang (Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany) and Professor Jiyong Wang (Westlake University, P. R. China) within the framework of a Sino-German Mobility programme.

The workshop aims at promoting the scientific exchanges in the frontiers of nanospectroscopy and nanofabrication.  We wish to highlight the rapid experimental and theoretical advances of this burgeoning interdisciplinary field, as well as to provide an account of its peculiar challenges and future prospects. Advances in understanding the fundamental mechanisms of optical resolution at the nanometer and Angstrom regime, novel simulation methods, and applications of these fundamental mechanisms are the main components. Furthermore, this workshop aims at promoting novel fabrication techniques which allow to reproduce the nano- or pico-scale environment for the near-field confinement, which deem to improve or open up new horizontal of the research topics in the field of nanooptics, nanofabrication and meta surface.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to

  · Experimental technique and theoretical model for super-resolution tip-enhanced optical spectroscopy

  · Nano-fabrication (e.g. ice lithography and other modern fabrication techniques) for metasurface and directed light propagation

Invited speakers:

Gavin M. King University of Missouri USA Min Qiu Westlake University P. R. China
Mario Hentschel University of Stuttgart Germany Ding Zhao Westlake University P. R. China
Johannes Gierschner Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies Spain Wei Yan Westlake University P. R. China
Xiaomin Liu Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Germany Jiyong Wang Westlake University P. R. China
Hai Wang Utrecht University Netherlands Yaoguang Ma Zhejiang University P. R. China
Alfred Meixner University of Tuebingen Germany Zhen-Chao Dong University of Science   P. R. China
Dai Zhang University of Tuebingen Germany and Technology of China
Shuwen Zeng University of Technology of Troyes France Bin Ren Xiamen University P. R. China


2022: Call for papers | Special issue on a 90-year journey towards light from the intramolecular universe

Serving as the guest-editors, Dai Zhang just launched this special issue at the journal 'Light:Advanced Manufacturing' with Dr. Hai Bi, Jihua Laboratory. More details at:

2017: Taiwan-Germany Workshop: Ultrafast laser spectroscopy and high-resolution optical imaging of plasmonics and molecular systems

The workshop is supported by the Institutional Strategy of the University of Tübingen (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, ZUK 63).

Organized by PD Dr. Dai Zhang, Prof. Alfred J. Meixner, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, MNF, University of Tübingen

Prof. Shi-Wei Chu, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University


This workshop will bring together the expertise from National Taiwan University and Eberhard Karls University in the regard of investigating interactions between light and complex systems with nanometer spatial and ultrafast temporal resolutions. The strategic goals are

  1. to strengthen the existed scientific contacts between the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry of EKUT and the Department of Physics of National Taiwan University;
  2. to pursue more comprehensive and multidisciplinary collaborations between EKUT and National Taiwan University. The workshop will impact on improving the international visibility of EKUT.

2016: Training school on Raman and correlative surface analytics on carbon nanomaterials

Organized by Claus Burkhardt, Manuel Martina and Pranoti Kshirsagar at NMI Reutlingen, as well as Ronny Löffler, Markus Turad, Dai Zhang, Monika Fleischer and Anke Horneber, Center LISA+, University of Tübingen


2014: The first annual conference of the COST Action MP1302 Nanospectroscopy

Organized by Monika Fleischer, and Dai Zhang at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany


2013: 538 WE-Heraeus Seminar: Light at the Nanotip: Scanning near-field optical microscopy and spectroscopy

Organized by Monika Fleischer, and Dai Zhang at Physics center Bad Honnef, Germany


2012: 11th International conference on hole burning, single molecule and related spectroscopies: science and applications

Organized by AG Meixner/Zhang at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany