39th Int. Conf. on Infrared, Millimeter, and THz Waves
September 14-19, 2014
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Technical Program

Conference program

The final program book can be downloaded below. It contains the full schedule of presentations, an overview of all sessions, a complete author index, and lots of detailed information about the conference and this year's special events. A print copy will be distributed to all registered attendees in Tucson.

01. Imagers and Imaging Techniques
02. Radar and Active Probing
03. Communications
04. Astronomy and Planetary Science
05. Atmospheric and Earth Science
06. Industrial Applications and Instruments
07. Metrology and Non-Destructive Evaluation
08. Biology and Medical Applications
09. Ultrafast Chemistry and Physics
10. Defense and Security Applications
11. Chemical and Biological Sensing 
12. Materials Science
13. Spectroscopy Techniques and Instruments
14. Spectroscopy – Liquids and Solids
15. Spectroscopy – Gas Phase
16. High Power and Nonlinear Phenomena
17. Near-Field Techniques and Instruments
18. Modelling and Analysis Techniques
19. Optics and Quasi-Optics
20. Antennas and Beam Forming Networks

21. Plasmonics
22. Solid State Sources
23. Semiconductor Oscillators and Amplifiers
24. Laser Sources and QCL’s
25. High Power Sources: Gyrotrons
26. Free Electron Lasers
27. Solid-State Detectors and Mixers
28. Superconducting Devices
29. Low Noise Receivers and Amplifiers
30. Photomixers and Photodetectors
31. Photoconductive Antennas
32. Metamaterials and Metadevices
33. Graphene and New Materials
34. New Devices
35. New Instruments
36. New Applications
37. Other (to be specified)
38. Special Session on THz Communications
39. Special Session on Microwaves in Space




Key dates for attendees

First call for papers: January 13th, 2014
Abstract submission deadline: April 1st, 2014 Late Day: April 8, 2014
Notification of Accepted Manuscripts
Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Final papers due: July 7th, 2014
Full oral and poster session schedule announced:  July 26th
Regular Registration deadline: August 3rd, 2014
Late Registration begins: August 4th
Conference: September 14-19th, 2014

Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to announce the confirmed plenary speakers for IRMMW-THz 2014.

Opening Plenary - Monday September 15:

  • Peter Staecker, 2013 IEEE President

Nobel Prize Lectures (Monday/Tuesday):

  • John Mather, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 2006 Nobel Laureate
  • Serge Haroche,  Collège de France, 2012 Nobel Laureate

Button Prize Lecture (Wednesday):

  • Xi-Cheng Zhang, University of Rochester 

Plenary speakers (in temporal order, Tuesday-Friday):

  • Andrea Neto, Technical University of Delft (Tuesday)
  • Rick Temkin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Wednesday)
  • Richard Saykally, University of California Berkeley (Thursday)
  • Tom Lee, Stanford University (Thursday)
  • Paul Goldsmith, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Friday)
  • Masanori Hangyo, Osaka University (Friday)

Information for presenters

Oral Presenters

All presenters should be present 10 minutes before the start of the session, and should immediately inform the session chair of their arrival. Each oral session room will contain a computer equipped with a projector. Presenters should bring a USB memory-stick with their presentation in MS PowerPoint or PDF format, and should load and preview their presentations before the session starts. The time allocation for talks is as follows:

  • Plenary talk: 45 min (40-min presentation plus 5-min discussion)
  • Keynote Invited talk: 30 min (25-min presentation plus 5-min discussion)
  • Contributed talk: 15 min (12-min presentation plus 3-min discussion)

Poster Presenters

There will be poster sessions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, in the early evening. Each poster will have a numbered display board. The poster mounting area is 4' by 8'. Materials necessary to mount posters to the display boards will be available. Posters for each evening's poster session should be set up during the afternoon coffee break. Poster presenters should be standing at their posters for the entire duration of the poster session, to facilitate discussion. Posters should be removed by 10:30am the day after the poster session - any posters remaining after that time will be removed by the conference staff, and may be damaged or destroyed in the process.

Note that the international Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves is a publicly accessible open forum event with attendees from many international organizations and locations. Screening of all materials presented or exhibited at the conference, for compliance with US government International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), is the responsibility of the presenter and/or of the presenter's organization.

Information for session presiders

Session chairs should arrive at the session room at least 10 minutes before the start of the session, and should check the attendance of all speakers. Since the first author or corresponding author is not always the speaker, the session chairs should make sure they know who is to be introduced to present the talk. If a speaker is not present, the missing talk should not be filled by moving forward remaining talks in the session, since people may come from other parallel sessions to attend a specific talk. It is very important that the sessions run on schedule.

Session chairs should warn the speakers two minutes before the end of their talks. Please be firm in not permitting speakers to run over their allotted time. In the event that a speaker is not present to make his or her presentation, we ask that the session chair should notify the conference secretary immediately after the session has concluded, so that an accurate record of speaker attendance can be maintained.

Room Location Map

Building Locator Map