PhotonIcs and Electromagnetics Research Symposium,
also known as Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium

PIERS —— A global symposium committed to
advancing photonics and electromagnetics for the benefit of humanity.

PIERS Topics

PIERS scope include electromagnetic theory, quantum electromagnetics, optics, photonics, plasmonics, metamaterials, antennas, microwaves, computational electromagnetics, electromagnetic compatibility, scattering, random media, remote sensing, radars, radiometry, imaging, radiative transfer, inverse problems, machine learning, quantum optics, material effects, acoustics, and all other modern developments. 

Six Subcommittees with the following topics have been formed since 2013, however, the topics are not limited to these areas.

SC 1. Computational Electromagnetics, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Scattering and Electromagnetic Theory

  • Electromagnetic theory
  • Computational electromagnetics, hybrid methods
  • Spectra, time, and frequency domain techniques
  • Fast iteration, large scale and parallel computation
  • Electromagnetic compatibility
  • Scattering and diffraction

SC 2. Metamaterials, Plasmonics and Complex Media

  • Metamaterials & Metasurface
  • Plasmonics
  • Biological media, composite and random media
  • Plasmas, nonlinear media, fractal, chiral media
  • Constitutive relations and bianisotropic media
  • Moving media, relativity, field quantization
  • Topological electromagnetics

SC 3. Optics and Photonics

  • THz technology
  • Microwave photonics
  • Biophotonics
  • Nanophotonics
  • Advanced photonic materials
  • Optical sensors and environmental monitoring
  • Novel optical fibers and fiber-based devices
  • Optoelectronic devices and integration
  • Optical and wireless networking
  • Light emitting and lasing
  • Light harvesting, photovoltaics, optoelectronics in energy
  • Coherent optics, ultrafast optics
  • Nano-optics

SC 4. Antennas and Microwave Technologies

  • Antenna theory and radiation
  • Microstrip and printed antenna
  • MIMO antenna
  • 5G antenna
  • Antenna array
  • Phase array
  • Transmission lines
  • Waveguide discontinuities
  • Resonators and Filters
  • Interconnects, packaging
  • Microwave and millimeter wave circuits and devices, CAD
  • Wireless power transfer and harvesting
  • Systems and components
  • RF and wireless communication, multipath
  • Nano-antenna

SC 5. Remote Sensing, Inverse Problems, Imaging, Radar and Sensing

  • Precision airport landing systems, GPS
  • Radar sounding of atmosphere, ionospheric propagation
  • Microwave remote sensing and polarimetry, SAR
  • Subsurface imaging and detection technology, GPR
  • Active and passive remote sensing systems
  • Electromagnetic signal processing and machine learning
  • Rough surface scattering and volume scattering
  • Remote sensing of the earth, ocean, and atmosphere
  • Inverse scattering

SC 6. Quantum Science and Technology

  • Quantum electromagnetics/electrodynamics, computing and information
  • Quantum optics/electromagnetics
  • Quantum sensing/imaging


  • Electromagnetics with artificial intelligence
  • Superconducting devices
  • Magnetic levitation, transportation and collision avoidance
  • Medical electromagnetics, biological effects, bioimaging
  • Nano scale electromagnetics, MEMS
  • Power electronics
  • Others