• School on Acoustics:
      from Fundamentals to Frontiers

      8-13 April 2024
      Qingdao, China

General information

We are cordially inviting you to participate in the “School on Acoustics: from Fundamentals to Frontiers” which will be held on 8-13 April 2024 in Qingdao, China (off-line format)

The school aims to create a collaborative environment for students and young researchers to acquire fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the field of fundamental and applied acoustics. The school includes lectures both on fundamentals of acoustics and on the latest achievements in acoustic metastructures and their real-world applications. The program will consist of lectures, practical classes with numerical and experimental tracks, hands-on workshops, and poster sessions, covering a wide range of topics such as:

  • Acoustic and elastic metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • Acoustic resonators and resonant states
  • Underwater acoustics
  • Underwater metamaterials
  • Waves in solids
  • Absorption of acoustic waves
  • Numerical acoustics
  • Art of acoustic experiment

The spring school is an excellent opportunity to network with peers and establish new collaborations with leading experts in the field of fundamental and modern acoustics.



Time in the program is GMT +8.

School on Acoustics : Schedule
SUN 7 Apr MON 8 Apr TUE 9 Apr WED 10 Apr THU 11 Apr FRI 12 Apr SAT 13 Apr SUN 14 Apr
7:30 - 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:15 Opening ceremony Elastic waves in solids
Yabin Jin
Tongji University
Non-Hermitian acoustic resonances
Lijun Huang
East China Normal University
Practical classes Practical classes Student defences Excursion
9:15 - 10:00 Basics of Acoustics
Xinlong Wang
Nanjing University
Elastic Metamaterials with Tunable Mechanical Properties
Yifan Wang
Nanyang Technological University
Mathematical models in periodic structures acoustics
Alexander Hvatov
ITMO University
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee break
10:30 - 11:15 Acoustic metamaterials with multifunctional sound manipulations
Yifan Zhu
Southeast University
The theory and application
of nonlinear sound waves in solids
Xiaozhou LIU
Nanjing University
High-frequency acoustic sensors
Wei Luo
Harbin Engineering University
Practical classes Practical classes Student defences
11:15 - 12:00 Acoustic metamaterials
Abdelkrim Khelif
Medical applications of
high intensity focused ultrasound

Sergey Tsysar
Lomonosov MSU
Underwater Acoustic Transducers: History, Current Status and Challenges
Shuangjie Zhang
Harbin Engineering University
12:00 - 12:45 School photo Lunch
14:00 - 14:45 How to engineer wavefronts by acoustic metasurfaces?
Yan Kei Chiang
UNSW Canberra
Computational underwater acoustics: recent advances and persisting challenges
Pavel Petrov
V.I. Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute
Lab tour Practical classes Practical classes Closing ceremony
14:45 - 15:30 Sound-absorbing materials
Yong Li
Tongji University
Underwater metamaterials: fundamental and frontiers
Yongyao Chen, Harbin Engineering University
Nansha Gao, Northwestern Polytechnical University
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 18:30 Registration
Welcome reception
Poster session Poster session Free time Practical classes Practical classes Free time
18:30 Dinner
HEU art museum and calligraphy Sport acitvities (football, basketball etc.)


The registration fee is 450 euro and covers tuition, practical classes, social events, coffee-breaks, lunches, a conference dinner and accommodation on campus (see the detailed information in Accommodation). Selection of the School participants is made on the basis of the applicant’s CV and motivation letter. All participants are invited to present their research at the poster session.

Application to the School is opened until 24 Feb 2024 23:59 (CET).


Important Dates

  • 28 January 2024 – Application deadline

  • 24 February 2024 – Extended Application deadline


  • School Chairs
    Prof. Andrey Bogdanov
  • ITMO University, Russia; Harbin Engineering University, China
  • Prof. Mihail Petrov
  • ITMO University, Russia
  • Prof. Yongyao Chen
  • Harbin Engineering University, China
  • Prof. Badreddine Assouar
  • Université de Lorraine, France
  • Prof. Yabin Jin
  • Tongji University, China
School Secretaries


The School is held in Qingdao (No.1777, Sansha Str., Huangdao Dist., Qingdao, 266555, P.R. China).


The School provides the participants with on-campus accommodation (shared rooms with facilities on the floor). If you would like to book a hotel by yourself, we recommend you to consider Qingdao West Coast Bluefin Hotel

Upon sending the results of the acceptance, we will ask you to fill in the form and indicate preferable type of accommodation and the dates of your arrival and departure.


A foreign citizen traveling to China should have a valid passport (expiry date should be no earlier than 6 months from the date of applying for a visa) and a visa.

Please note: the citizens of Belarus and Kazakhstan can stay in China without a visa for 30 days.

Steps to get the visa (type F):

  • Apply before 24 February and tick the option “I need a visa” in the application form.
  • Send the organizers (organisers@school-on-acoustics.com) your passport number, your full affiliation, first name and last name as in the passport. Each participant will receive a visa invitation letter, in printable format, via e-mail.
  • Make an appointment to submit your documents on the website http://avas.cs.mfa.gov.cn. Average waiting time for appointment is 1 month.
  • Apply for a visa. You must have a printed application form, an invitation, a passport and a copy of it with you. The average waiting time for a visa is 1 week.

Citizens of Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Malaysia are able to enter China without Visa, with the regular passport, to make business and tourist trips and visit relatives and friends for 15 days.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask via our email: organisers@school-on-acoustics.com