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Authors are urged to proofread their abstracts carefully, and to report any errors noted. Because abstracts were communicated via e-mail, and in many cases, had to be converted from word processor formats, there are very likely transcription errors lurking, particularly in mathematical text.

Here are the preliminary abstracts of the minisymposia presentations, contributed talks and posters, ordered alphabetically according to the surname of the presenter. The abstracts of the Invited Speakers have not yet been inserted into these files, although we plan to include them shortly. Those abstracts can be found by clicking on the titles in the invited speaker list.

Special thanks go to Nelson Beebe and Eleen Collins for their considerable help in processing these abstracts.

Some Tools from Homogenization and Applications in
Electromagnetism

Radjesvarane Alexandre

Directional Emission from a Microdisk Resonator with a
Linear Defect

V. M. Apalkov

Random Lasing and Random Resonators in Disordered
Dielectric Films

V. M. Apalkov

Asymptotic Methods and Electromagnetism

Michel Artola

Nonlinear Interactions of Wavepackets in a Periodic
Media

A. Babin

Propagation in Multiscale Media

Alexander M. Balk

Micromechanics-based Determination of Effective Elastic
Properties of Polymer Bonded Explosives

Biswajit Banerjee

Critical Behaviour of Thermal Relaxation in Composites

K. K. Bardhan

Is There an Effective Medium for the Coherent
Reflectance from a System of Random Mie Spheres?

Rubén G. Barrera

Critical points in the macroscopic magnetotransport of
normal conductor/perfect insulator/perfect conductor
disordered composites

David J. Bergman

Exact relations between critical exponents for elastic
stiffness and electrical conductivity of percolating
networks

David J. Bergman

Electrokinetic effects and fluid permeability

James G. Berryman

Modeling intrinsically complex matter: nonlinear,
nonadiabatic, nonequilibrium

Alan Bishop

Large Nonlinear Optical Response of Photonic Microcavity
Arrays

Steve Blair

Dipole-Dipole Interaction Effect on the Optical Response
of Quantum DOT Ensembles

V. I. Boev

Local Oxidation-Reduction and Current-Voltage
Spectroscopy on V2O5 Cathode of the Li Ion Battery by
UHV STM/AFM

I. N. Borodina

Wave scattering by inhomogeneous media: efficient
algorithms and applications

Oscar P. Bruno

Understanding and Control of Random Lasing

Alexander L. Burin

Lasing with resonant feedback in random media

Hui Cao

To what extent is the structure of a random composite
compatible with a percolation model?

François Carmona

Dynamics of Structures Bi-Modal Elements

Andrej Cherkaev

Reconstruction of the Microstructure of a Random Mixture

Elena Cherkaev

Effect of Boundary Layers on Transmittance of Defect
Mode in One-Dimensional Photonic Band Structures

Il-Sug Chung

From opals to optics: Building photonic band gaps in
nanostructured materials

Vicki Colvin

Multiple Light Scattering in Multistratified Media:
Model, Experiment

A. Da Silva

A spectral representation for the dielectric
properties of layered materials

Anthony Roy Day

Binding Energy of Hydrogen-Type Impurities in Quantum
Well Wires of InSb/GaAs

G. H. Demirjian

The Peculiarities of Hydrogen-Type Systems in Thin
Semiconductor Films (QWS) in Presence of Transverse
Magnetic Field

G. H. Demirjian

Optimal Mode Localization in Heterogeneous Media

David C. Dobson

Diffraction in Left-Handed Materials and Theory of
Veselago Lens

A. L. Efros

Microstructural controls on transport phenomena in sea
ice

Hajo Eicken

Localization and Diffusion of Transient Waves in Random
Media

V. Freilikher

On the Crystal Optics of Ferroelectric-Semiconductors

B. R. Gadjiev

Deterministic Computations for Acoustical-Optical-Phonon
Collision Boltzmann-Poisson Systems

Irene M. Gamba

New Advances in Numerical Micromagnetics Simulations

Carlos J. Garcia-Cervera

Photophysics of Pristine and C60 Doped Disubstituted
Polyacetylene

I. I. Gontia

Magnetic nanocomposites close to the percolation
threshold: Magnetotransport and magnetooptics

Alexander B. Granovsky

Scattering of Radiation in a Heterogeneous Medium Near
the Percolation Threshold

P. S. Grinchuk

Properties of Conically Propagating Electromagnetic and
Elastodynamic Waves in Periodic Media

Sebastien Guenneau

The manipulation of light: One nanoparticle at a time

Naomi Halas

Phonons and thermal transport in nanoscale devices and nanomaterials

James C. Hone

Fast, High-Order Methods in Computational Scattering

E. McKay Hyde

Electroluminescence from Eu-doped GaN MIS Structure

W. M. Jadwisienczak, E. Kowalczyk, A. E. Kowalczyk, and H.
J. Lozykowski

Morphology-dependent Optical Properties of Substituted
Poly(p-phenylene-ethynylene)

X. M. Jiang

Photonic band gap materials: Semiconductors of light

Sajeev John

High-Q cavities without a complete photonic band gap

Steven G. Johnson

The impedance boundary conditions and effective
surface impedance of inhomogeneous metals

Inna Kaganova

The importance of microstructure in defibrillation

James P. Keener

Photoexcitations in Trans-Polyacetylenes: Long-Living
Story about Short-Living Species

O. J. Korovyanko

Physical Properties of Gallium Infiltrated into Opal
Photonic Crystals

Vladimir F. Kozhevnikov

Influence of Concentration Fluctuation on mv Properties
of Composites

A. N. Lagarkov

Light scattering and fluctuations under extreme conditions

Ad Lagendijk

Dynamic Effective Medium Theory of Nanosphere Materials

Anne A. Lazarides

Dielectric and Electro-Optical Properties of Dilute
Suspensions

Ohad Levy

Structural, Optical, and Structural-Optical Properties
in First-Year Arctic Sea Ice

Bonnie Light

Tuning of Anisotropic Optical Properties of
Two-Dimensional Dielectric Photonic Crystals

Hanjo Lim

Design of Functionally Graded Dielectrics Using
Prescribed Microstructures

Robert Lipton

Structural colours through photonic crystals

Ross C. McPhedran

Photonic Crystal Slab

Arthur McGurn

3-D DC Conductivity of Polymer--Carbon Fibre Composites

D. S. McLachlan

Spin Glass Behavior in Metalloporphyrin-based Magnets

Joel S. Miller

Exact Solutions for the Dispersion Relation in a Wide
Class of Periodic Media with Complex Moduli

Graeme W. Milton

Using Terahertz Pulses to Study Light Scattering

Daniel Mittleman

Numerical Study on Localized Defect Modes in
Two-Dimensional Lattices: A High -Resonant Cavity

R. Moussa

Design of transportation network by an amoeba-like
organism

Toshiyuki Nakagaki

Time domain reflectometry measurement of bulk
permittivity of porous mixtures containing bound water

Dani Or

Scaling Conditions for Multiple Scattering in Fractal
Aggregates

Guillermo P. Ortiz

Bulk Response of Composites from Finite Samples

Guillermo P. Ortiz

Resistance Switching and Memory in a Metal-Dielectric
Nanocomposite System

A. B. Pakhomov

Time reversal, imaging and communications in random
media

George C. Papanicolaou

Improved Transmittance in One-Dimensional Metallic
Photonic Crystals

Hae-Yong Park

Theory of the Optical Properties of DNA-Modified Gold
Nanoparticle Composites

Sung Yong Park

Refining the perfect lens

John B. Pendry

Complex yet translucent: The optical properties of sea
ice

Donald K. Perovich

Estimating Conductance in Small Samples of Heterogeneous
Materials by Random Walks

Jeffrey D. Picka

Simulating Photons and Plasmons in a Three Dimensional
Metallic Lattice

Alexander Pletzer

Electrodynamics of Metallic Photonic Crystals and
Problem of Left-Handed Materials

A. L. Pokrovsky

Random Lasing in Pi-conjugated Polymer Films

Randall Polson

Quantum hopping in doped conducting polymers

Vladimir Prigodin

Transport of fluid mixtures in nanoporous materials

Muhammad Sahimi

Plasmons in Nano-wires and Left-handed Plasmonic
Materials

Andrey K. Sarychev

Resistance of Size-Quantized Inhomogeneous Films

A. M. Satanin

Dispersion and Localization of Excitations in Disordered

A. M. Satanin

Electrical Transport in 2-Naphthylacetylene Anode of Li
Ion Battery in Strong Inhomogeneous Electric Field by
UHV STM/AFM

A. E. Semenov

Far from Equilibrium Dynamics in Nonlinear Percolative
Composites

Asok Kumar Sen

Statistical Modeling of Light Propagating Through a
Semi-Transparent Cone

Sergey Serkov

Plasmonic nanophotonics: Manipulating light and
sensing molecules

Vladimir Shalaev

Coarse-grained models of the visual cortex

Michael Shelley

Locally resonant sonic materials

Ping Sheng

Novel Left-Handed Material Based on a Network of Plasma
Channels

Gennady Shvets

Probing the spontaneous generation of nanoscale energy
localization

Albert J. Sievers

Heaviside Analytical Solutions of Nonlocal Wave
Equations in Inhomogeneous, Dispersive Media

Valentino A. Simpao

Negative Refractive Composite Media

D. R. Smith

Femtosecond Energy Concentration in Nanosystems:
Coherent Control

M. I. Stockman

Control of nano- and micro-scale inhomogenities using
surfactants in III/V alloys

Gerald Stringfellow

Enhanced Nonlinear Optical Properties and Electrical
Transport in Porous III--V Materials

I. M. Tiginyanu

Bistable Behavior of a Photonic Crystal Non-Linear
Cavity

Jean Pol Vigneron

A New Method of Homogenization of the Maxwell Equations

A. P. Vinogradov

The Frequency Dependence of the Localization Length in
One-Dimensional System

A. P. Vinogradov

Nonlinear Polaritons of Antiferromagnetic Superlattices

Xuan-Zhang Wang

Numerical Computation of Wave Motion through Dynamic
Materials

Suzanne L. Weekes

Homogenization Study of Resonances in Photonic
Structures

Michael I. Weinstein

Homogenization of Maxwell's Equations

Niklas Wellander

Two and Three Dimensional Ordered Structures in
Electro-magneto-rheological Fluid

Weijia Wen

Liquid Crystal Infiltrated Random Media: From the
Optical NTC-Resistor to Temperature Tunable Random
Lasers

Diederik S. Wiersma

Light transport in cold atoms : The fate of coherent
backscattering in the weak localization regime

David Wilkowski

Measurements of Spin-Dependent Exciton Formation
Cross-Sections in pi-Conjugated Oligomers and Polymers

M. Wohlgenannt

Estimation of the Permeability of a Porous Medium Using
the Geometric Structural Function

Dali Zhang

Dynamics of Damage in Two-Dimensional Structures with
Waiting Elements

Liya Zhornitskaya

The Study of 5CB Absorbed On Nano-Roughened Ag and Au
Electrodes by Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering

Hai-Guang Zhou

Role of the Orbital Ordering on Molecular Magnet MnAc

Liang-Jian Zou