Welcome to 3rd International Advanced School on Magnonics2018!

September 17-21, 2018

National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" (KPI),
Kyiv, Ukraine

Magnonics – the study of spin waves – has recently seen a burst of activity, fuelled by the prospect of magnetic field-controlled metamaterials and devices, capable of data processing with propagating spin waves (magnons) as information carriers.

The International Advanced School on Magnonics 2018 (IASM’2018) builds upon the success of the previous events, held in St Margherita Ligure, Italy in 2012 (1st IASM) and in Exeter, UK in 2016 (2nd IASM), will feature an overview of and introduction into cutting-edge research in this exciting research field. The programme will cover both fundamental and applied aspects of magnonics, interaction between spin waves and other types of waves with emphasis on the structural complexity.

The School is aimed at both early stage researchers already working in magnonics and experienced researchers that would like to develop their research activities to this field. We believe that the time in Kyiv will also offer an excellent opportunity to share latest discoveries, to exchange opinions, and ideas, and to discuss future of spin wave research and prospects for creation of spin wave devices.

Sessions will be delivered by world-leading experts in magnonics, and correlated field of research and will also feature honoured guests Prof. V. G. Baryakhtar and Prof. G. A Melkov.

All participants are very welcome to submit the abstract for the poster sessions, which allow to share results and create opportunity for fruitful discussions.

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 5 p.m. will start Special Session “Science & magnonics in Ukraine and worldwide“, to discuss the ways of further development and exploitation of science in Ukraine, preserving significant role of the Ukraine school of magnetism with close collaboration with scientists working in laboratories across the whole world. The Session will be honored by Prof. Maksym Striha, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine and chaired by Prof. Yurii Gorobets (IMAG) with the help of Prof. Yaroslaw Bazaliy and Prof. Andrii Chumak. All are welcome to participate.

Topics for the workshop include fundamental and applied aspects of magnonics, interaction between spin waves and other types of waves, theoretical and experimental approaches used in magnetization dynamics investigations:

  • magnetization dynamics,
  • nonlinear spin wave dynamics,
  • spin wave dynamics in a complex magnetization textures,
  • theory of spin waves and computational methods,
  • spin waves and antiferromagnetism,
  • spin-wave logic,
  • artificial crystals for spin-waves and magnonic applications: magnonic crystals, quasicrystals, fractal structures,
  • other related spin wave phenomena.


Student Travel Grants


All graduate and undergraduate students planning to attend the School can apply for a travel grant. You do not need to specialize in the field of magnonics to be eligible for this grant but you have to be a current student. If you graduated in the Summer of 2018, you are still eligible to apply. The purpose of the grant is to help with the costs of transportation, accommodation, and registration fees. This is a need-based grant for students who are qualified for the School but cannot afford the cost of participation. The application procedure is discussed below.

Application procedure:

To apply for the grant send your CV and cover letter to magnonics_student_grants@amu.edu.pl.

Please put “Application: Magnonics-2018 student grants” into the subject line.

  • Your cover letter should explain your interest in the School;
  • In the letter please provide contact information for at least one person who can write you a professional recommendation. You can list more people if you'd like;
  • Cover letter should state the amount of financial help you are asking for. Allowable expenses are transportation to the conference, hostel for the duration of the conference, reimbursement of the application fee. Please provide detailed explanations of the costs and of your situation.

The School committee on grants may schedule an on-line interview to discuss your application. Successful applicants will be reimbursed for their expenses after their arrival to the School.

Review of the applications will start immediately. You may apply any time before the beginning of the School, but if you wait with your application, your chances of getting the grant will diminish, as other applicants will be selected.

If you have questions about the grants, please send them to: magnonics_student_grants@amu.edu.pl,
with the subject line “Question: Magnonics-2018 student grants”.

Invited speakers

Magnonic basics:

  • Thomas Brächer

    Fachbereich Physik Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany

    Basics of magnon spintronics

  • Volodymyr Kruglyak

    University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

    Treating spin waves as waves: Your entree point to magnonics.

  • Alexander A. Serga

    Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany

    Non-linear and parametric spin-wave phenomena

  • Del Atkinson

    Sir Gareth Roberts Professor of Applied Physics Department of Physics Durham University, Durham, UK

  • Matthieu Bailleul

    Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg, France

  • Anjan Barman

    S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India

  • Gerrit Bauer

    TU Delft, Nederlands

  • Oksana Chubykalo-Fesenko

    Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Madrit, Spain

  • Florin Ciubotaru

    IMEC, Leuven. Belgium

  • Oleksandr Dobrovolskiy

    Physikalisches Institut der J.-W.-Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Benedetta Flebus

    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

  • Vladimir Golub

    Institute of Magnetism, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

  • Oksana Gorobets

    National Technical University “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”, Kyiv, Ukraine/ Institute of Magnetism NAS and MES of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

  • Joachim Grafe

    Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, Germany

  • Gianluca Gubbiotti

    Università di Perugia, Italy

  • Burkard Hillebrands

    Technische Universität Kaiserslautern and Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, Germany

  • Olena Homonay

    Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany

  • Boris Ivanov

    IMAG, Ukraine

  • Gleb Kakazei

    University of Porto, Portugal

  • Andrei Kirilyuk

    Radboud University Nijmegen, Nederlands

  • Mathias Kläui

    University of Mainz, Germany

  • Michał Mruczkiewicz

    Slovak Academy of Sciences, Sloavakia

  • Hans Nembach

    University of Colorado, Boulder & National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

  • Sergey Nikitov

    Kotel'nikov Institute of Radioengineering and Electronics, Moscow, Russia

  • Oleksandr Prokopenko

    National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine

  • Helmut Schultheiss

    Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany

  • Denis D. Sheka

    National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine

  • Oleg Tretiakov

    Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan

  • Yaroslav Tserkovnyak


  • Igor Zaliznyak

    Brookheaven National Laboratory, USA

Organising Committee

Our team that is making the substantive and interesting scientific conference


Prof. Yaroslaw Bazaliy

University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA


Prof. Andrii Chumak

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany


Prof. Oksana Gorobets

Nacionalniy Tehnichniy Universitet Ukraini Kiivskiy Politehnichniy Institut (KPI), Kyiv, Ukraine


Prof. Maciej Krawczyk

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poznan, Poland

Local organizing commity

  • Mateusz Zelent
  • Marina Mailyan
  • Joanna Kubicka

Important dates

Details of the program will be announced later.
Information about registration deadlines and costs will be posted on this page soon.

  • 9 April 2018

    Abstract submissions openning

    Abstract submissions will open on Wednesday, April 9, 2018.

  • 14 May 2018 (extended to 30 May)

    Abstract submissions deadline

    Abstract submissions will close on Monday, May 14, 2018

  • 8 June 2018

    Notification of abstract acceptance

    Notification of acceptance by Firday, June 8, 2018.

  • 30 June 2018

    Registration and early payment deadline

    Registration and payment, June 30, 2018

Registration & payment

Registration fee


For participants, who register online until 14.05.2018 and pay until 30.06.2018.
(Payment must be credited to bank account of UAM on 30.06.2018 latest!)

250 EUR (1080 PLN)*

Normal fee

For participants, who register online until 15.08.2018 and pay until 15.08.2018.
(Payment must be credited to bank account of UAM on 15.08.2018 latest!)

300 EUR (1300 PLN)**

 For Ukrainian participants:
   * 450 UAH (registered online until 15.06),
   ** 600 UAH (registered online until 16.08),
   collected at the registration desk. The discount is available for participants affiliated only at Universities and research institutes in Ukraine.

Fee includes:

includes: confernce materials, coffee breaks, welcome party, lunches, conference dinner, excurison.

Accommodation in Kiev

The conference will be held in the National Technical University of Ukraine Kyiv Polytechnic Institute KPI (Peremohy Ave, 37, Kyiv, Ukraine), near to the Politeckhnichniy Institut Metro Station station (red metro line).

To find hotels in Kiev please use portals like:

  • https://www.trivago.com/
  • https://www.booking.com/
  • https://www.airbnb.com/
  • https://www.dobovo.com/

or, book here:

  • Hotel «Ukraine»

    4 Instytutska Str., Kiev, 01001 (15 min by metro (same line) to university campus)

  • Hilton Kyiv

    30 Tarasa Shevchenka Blvd., Kyiv, 01030 (10 min by metro (same line) to university campus)

  • InterContinental

    2A Velyka Zhytomyrska Str., Kyiv, 01001 (20 min by metro (transfer) or bus to university campus)

  • Opera Hotel

    53, B. Khmelnitskogo Str., Kiev, 01054 (15 min by trolleybus to university campus)

  • Hotel «Cosmopolite»

    6 V. Hetmana Str., Kyiv, 03057 (10 min by foot to university campus, it the nearest hotel from the list)

  • Hotel Express

    38/40 Shevchenko Ave., Kiev, 01032 (15 min by trolleybus to university campus)

  • Hotel Salute

    11-B Ivana Mazepy Str., Kiev, 01010 (18 min by metro (same line) to university campus)

  • The Hotel Tourist

    2 R. Okipnoi Str., Kiev, 02002 (27 min by metro (same line) to university campus)

Payment - coming soon

Payable only by bank transfer (preferred in PLN, but you can transfer in EUR):

  • Payee: Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Address: H. Wieniawskiego 1, 61-712 Poznan, Poland
  • VAT no: PL7770006350
  • IBAN: PL77 1090 1362 0000 0000 3601 7903
  • Bank: BZ WBK S.A. VI O/Poznan
  • Address: Plac Wolnosci 15, 60-967 Poznan, Poland
  • Transfer title: K00000662, IASM 2018, name of participant

Abstract submission - open!

You can submit your abstract by using registration form.

Abstract requirements and template you can find here.

Conference events

Welcome Party

Welcome Party, Monday evening, September 17th, 2018


Excursion through the beautiful signs of Kyiv and joint Conference Dinner – Wednesday afternoon, September 19th, 2018

The best of

The Best Poster Awards Gala on Friday, September 21st, 2018

Additional program

In order to get information about additional cultural programs please contact Andrii Chumak: chumak@physik.uni-kl.de

public transport in Kiev

Kyiv public transport route planner: https://www.eway.in.ua/en/cities/kyiv

Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eway&hl=en

iOS App: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/eway-public-transport/id610471209?mt=8

Please, find Kyiv metro map in the attached files (NTUU "KPI" is near the "Politekhnichnyi instytut" station, 116).

Source: https://guideme.com.ua/kiev-metro-map/

Transport to Kiev

Conference will take place in the National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" (NTUU "KPI") http://kpi.ua/en

To reach the Kyiv by plane there are two nearest airports:

  • Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany)

    http://iev.aero/en/, which is located in the business center of the capital, 7 km from the city center (Povitroflots'kyi Ave, 71, Coordinates 50°24′06″N 30°27′06″E)

  • From the Kyiv International Airport to NTUU "KPI":
    • take a taxi (approximate cost in case of preliminary order is 100 UAN), few taxi-services:
      • https://www.uklon.com.ua/
      • http://avtoholding.kiev.ua/en/allo-taksi/praysyi/
      • http://oxy-taxi.com.ua/
      • https://www.uber.com/en-UA/#
    • choose one from public transport routes:
      • Suburban 302 + Trolleybus 7 (trip time: 25 min., cost: 16 UAN, route link https://goo.gl/FCPDxT route details https://goo.gl/55Hs5f)
      • Suburban 302 + Suburban 720 (trip time: 25 min., cost: 32 UAN, route link https://goo.gl/QFYyZo route details https://goo.gl/8hXU4r
      • Suburban 302 + Trolleybus 5 (trip time: 23 min., cost: 16 UAN, route link https://goo.gl/YeXqrR route details https://goo.gl/9ETGb2
      • Suburban 805 + Trolleybus 7 (trip time: 28 min., cost: 19 UAN, route link https://goo.gl/cYtb7c route details https://goo.gl/aP8xy1
      • Routed taxicab 499 + Suburban 720 (trip time: 33 min., cost: 27 UAN, route link https://goo.gl/dKCFf4 route details https://goo.gl/WkaPNu
      • Trolleybus 22 + Subway (trip time: 28 min., cost: 9 UAN, route link https://goo.gl/nX1ZTk route details https://goo.gl/RdgjDj)
  • Boryspil International Airport

    https://kbp.aero/en/, which is 29 km to the east of Kyiv (Coordinates 50°20′41″N 30°53′36″E).

  • From the Boryspil International Airport to NTUU "KPI":
    • take a taxi (average cost is 500 UAN), for visitors of Terminal D Boryspil International Airport proposes their own taxi service, see details here:
      • https://kbp.aero/en/transport/taxi/
      • https://www.uklon.com.ua/
      • http://avtoholding.kiev.ua/en/allo-taksi/praysyi/
  • Boryspil International Airport provides Sky Bus, which takes you from:
    • Boryspil International Airport to Kyiv city passing the “Kharkivska” subway station (60 UAN) to the main railway station “Kyiv-Pasazhyrskyi” railway terminal “Pivdennyi” (100 UAN), near which Vokzalna subway station – 5 min. to "Politekhnichnyi instytut" station.
    • The intervals between routes of Skybus are about 15 minutes during the day and 30-45 minutes at night.
    • Journey time - 45-55 minutes. See details here: https://kbp.aero/en/transport/bus/ and book the tickets on the official website: http://skybus.kiev.ua/en/.
  • Interractive maps are here.

Train transport to Kiev

Kiev-Pasazhyrskyi railway station address: Vokzal'na Square, 1, Kyiv, 02000 https://goo.gl/maps/w9ZtKCJpttm

Nearest subway station is “Vokzalna” (5 min. to "Politekhnichnyi instytut" station)

Kiev-Pasazhyrskyi railway station address: Vokzal'na Square, 1, Kyiv, 02000 https://goo.gl/maps/w9ZtKCJpttm

Railways timetable: https://www.uz.gov.ua/en/passengers/timetable/

Online booking: https://booking.uz.gov.ua/en/

Preliminary program

  • September 17, 2018 at 9.00 a.m. in National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" (KPI), Kyiv, Ukraine, Peremohy Ave, 37, Kyiv, Ukrain.
  • September 18, 2018 from 5 p.m.: Special Session “Science & magnonics in Ukraine and worldwide“.
  • September 21, 2018 at 4.00 p.m. closing.
  • Further details coming soon.

Keep in touch


28 Invited Speakers

up to 50 Posters

5 Days