IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Advancing Nanotech for Humanity
February 12th, 2016


IEEE NTC Facebook websites are linked below. It can also be linked to by the facebook option at the upper right corner of the front page of the NTC website.

NTC officers, members, conference/workshop organizers are invited to join it and post relevant information.

4.1 Open website in which only authorized members are allowed to post articles:

4.2 Open website in which only the web host is allowed to post articles:

February 4th, 2016



  • IEEE NANO 2016 – 16th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOTECHNOLOGY – 22-25 AUGUST 2016 in SENDAI (JAPAN) – CFP deadline extended to March 31, 2016.
  • MARSS 2016 – Call for Papers – 18-22 JULY 2016 in PARIS

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February 4th, 2016

Summer school 2IEEE NTC Summer School on Nanomedicine and Nanobioelectronics will be held in Tel Aviv University, Israel – June 19-24, 2016




The IEEE Nanotechnology Council ( ) will sponsor its first Summer School in the summer of 2016. The first Summer School will be organized at Tel Aviv University in Tel Aviv, Israel from June 19-24th, 2016.

This summer school is oriented towards graduate students, postdocs and young researchers interested in the fundamentals and cutting-edge research and technologies in the fields of nanomedicine and nanobioelectronics.

Topics to be covered include: nanosensors in medicine, wound healing, drug delivery systems, implanted nanorobotics, silicon nanowire probing inter and intra-cellular force dynamics, 3D printing, engineering artificial cells and cyborg tissues, and regenerative nanomedicine.

The school will offer intense state of the art training by internationally-renowned scientists in the field.

The lectures will be supplemented with poster sessions presented by the participating students. Social events and joint mini-projects will facilitate informal scientific discussions among the participants.

For more details (keynote and invited speakers, venue, hotel information, organizing committee, financial support, registration deadline, and program) visit the following website

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January 28th, 2016







IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO)is a Rapid and Open Access Journal of IEEE Nanotechnology Council.  ENANO invites your submission of high-impact papers (up to four pages in IEEE standard double-column format) for rapid dissemination to the world-wide scientific, technological, and engineering communities.

After two years of great efforts, the founding Editor-in-Chief of ENANO, Wolfgang Porod (Univ. Notre Dame, USA), passed his endeavor to the new Editor-in-Chief, Jin-Woo Kim (University of Arkansas, USA).


Jin-Woo Kim (University of Arkansas) –

Associate Editors:

Adekunle Adeyeye (National University of Singapore) – kunleadeyeye@

Neal Anderson (UMass, Amherst) –

Franz Kreupl (TU Munich) –

Yoshiaki Nakano (Univ. Tokyo) –

Luca Pierantoni (Univ. Ancona) –

Dong Sung (City Univ. Hong Kong) –

Dana Weinstein (MIT) –


The IEEE NANOTECHNOLOGY EXPRESS (ENANO) publishes novel and important results in engineering at the nanoscale. ENANO is dedicated to the rapid publication of Research Letters, published as a web-only, fully open-access (OA) topical journal on topics of great current interest. It focuses on nanoscale materials, devices, systems, and applications, and on their underlying science. ENANO is an interdisciplinary archival journal that covers all areas of nanotechnology, and will be refereed to the archival standards used by other IEEE transactions-level journals.

ENANO is a publication of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable. Fast publication is achieved through ENANO’s entirely electronic submission and review process. ENANO accepts graphical abstracts in order to provide enhanced visibility of published papers.

Paper submission and review are through Manuscript Central (now known as Scholar One) at Instructions for authors are provided on-line at that site.

January 28th, 2016

Jagadish - AC

Congratulations to Professor Jagadish on receiving Australia’s highest civilian honour, AC, Companion of Order of Australia 2016!

Former president and 2015 Pioneer Award recipient of IEEE Nanotechnology Council, Professor Chennupati Jagadish, who is Australian National University’s most beloved academics, and one of the world’s pre-eminent physicists received Australia’s highest civilian honour- AC, Companion of Order of Australia 2016.  Professor Jagadish was recognized in public on the Australia Day for his “eminent service to physics and engineering, particularly in the field of nanotechnology, to education as a leading academic, researcher, author and mentor, and through executive roles with national and international scientific advisory institutions.”

Congratulations to Professor Jagadish!

Advancing nanotechnology for the benefits of humanity has always been the main mission of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.

To read more:
List of Australia Day Honor 2016 –

The Canberra Times News –

The Guardian –

IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s Pioneer Award –

December 19th, 2015

Highlights of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine – March 2016 Issue


  1. Periodic metallic nanostructures for high-sensitivity biosensing applications

Kuang-Li Lee and Pei-Kuen Wei

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensing is a real-time and label-free detection technique. To reach the best biosensing performance, sensors with high surface sensitivities and small resonance linewidth are required. We proposed using hot-embossing nanoimprint lithography method to make high-quality metallic nanostructures and Fano coupling mode in capped nanoslit arrays to generate ultrasmall resonance linewidth. The full width at half-maximum bandwidth of the Fano mode is only 3.88 nm. The wavelength sensitivity is 644 nm/RIU for 60-nm-width and 650-nm-period nanoslits. The figure of merit is up to 166. Using the capped nanolsit arrays with multiple periods, the sensing chip can be used for qualitative and quantitative analyses of antigen-antibody interactions. The protein layer attached on the chip can be directly observed and the concentration levels of the analyte can be estimated with naked eyes. Such nanoplasmonic bioschips can benefit sensing applications on point-of-care diagnostics.

INM Figure 1


  1. A Quantitative Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Alignment Using Dielectrophoresis

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December 14th, 2015
Welcome to IEEE Nano 2016 in Sendai City, Miyagi, Japan on August 22-25, 2016.
Abstract Deadline: March 7, 2016

PLENARY SPEAKERS: Hideo Ohno, Heike Riel, Mau-Chung Frank Chang, Yuko Harayama, Thomas M. Conte, Jesper Glückstad

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December 14th, 2015

Nanotechnology      Nano News



Negative Capacitance FET (NCFET) can be viewed as a FET with built-in voltage amplification. The first ALD ferroelectric HfZrO2 based negative-capacitance FinFET with gate length as small as 30 nm was reported in IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM 2015) in Washington, DC USA. Small-signal voltage was amplified by 1.6X maximum at the internal gate with the sub-threshold swing improved from 87 to 55mV/decade. ION increased by >25% for the IOFF.


To read more: IEDM15-621 Paper #22.6.2

Sub-60mV-Swing Negative-Capacitance FinFET without Hysteresis”

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December 13th, 2015


Welcome to the First International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS2016) to be held in Paris on July 18-22, 2016 .

Submission of full or short papers: February 1, 2016 February 20, 2016
Special session proposals: February 1, 2016 February 20, 2016

The first International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) is held from 18-22 July 2016 in Paris This new annual conference is managed by a high-level Steering Committee and technically supported by IEEE RAS and IEEE NTC. The Steering Committee has the ambition to develop MARSS to a flagship conference for cross-disciplinary R&D communities to discuss current activities in all areas related to manipulation and automation at micro and nano scales, and all kinds of small scale robots and their applications. Read the rest of this entry »

December 8th, 2015


NMDC 2016 logo

Welcome to the 11th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference 

(IEEE NMDC 2016)

 IEEE NMDC 2016 will be held on October 9-12, 2016 in Toulouse, France.

Two-page Extended Abstracts Submission: May 1 – June 15, 2016

IEEE NMDC is one of two well received international conferences fully sponsored by IEEE Nanotechnology Council. It has been held annually rotating in different parts of the world. For example, IEEE NMDC 2015 was held in Anchorage, Alaska, USA,  IEEE NMDC 2014 was held in ACI Castello, Italy and IEEE NMDC 2013 was held in Tainan, Taiwan. This is the eleventh year anniversary.


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December 7th, 2015

IEEE Nanotechnology Council has appointed the following eight Distinguished Lecturers for the year 2016:

Supriyo Bandyopadhyay,

Walter Hu,

James E. Morris,

Luca Pierantoni,

Federico Rosei,

Hark Hoe Tan,

Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng,

Wei Wu,

Chapters, student branches, workshops, and conferences sponsored by IEEE Nanotechnology Council and its member societies are welcome to invite IEEE NTC’s Distinguished Lecturers for delivering various presentations.

IEEE NTC provides funds to support full or partial travel expenses for invited presentations.

Please contact DLs directly for detailed arrangements.

For more information, please visit the IEEE NTC DL program page.



Professor Supriyo Bandyopadhyay

Department of Electrical Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University

Example of presentation title: Spintronics, nanomagnetic computing Read the rest of this entry »

October 18th, 2015

Highlights of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (December 2015 Issue)

Subscription of  the Magazine is welcome!


  1. Magneto-tunneling junction logic and memory

Supriyo Bandyopadhyay1 and Jayasimha Atulasimha2


1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA

2Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA


The rapid increase in demand for computational and signal processing prowess calls for radical and revolutionary advances in reliable, energy-efficient and dense computing architectures. The traditional complementary metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (CMOS) based processors are hardly up to the task because of the excessive energy dissipation that they are burdened with and the fact that CMOS is volatile and thereby inherently incapable of storing data indefinitely. All charge based devices like CMOS are hamstrung by unavoidable (and yet unnecessary) energy dissipation. In digital applications, the digital binary bits 0 and 1 are encoded in two different charge states of the device: more charge in the device represents bit 0 (the transistor in ‘ON’) and less charge in the device represents bit 1 (the transistor is ‘OFF’). Since charge is a scalar quantity with magnitude but no direction, encoding two different bits in charge can only happen if they are encoded in two different magnitudes (or amounts) of charge  and . Every time the device is switched to toggle the stored bit, the amount of charge in the device must be changed, resulting in an average current  to flow through the device if the time taken to switch is. This results in unavoidable energy dissipation  where R is the resistance in the path of the current and . If the transistor is switched faster, the energy dissipation increases. If the transistor is operated in a noisy environment, then maintaining distinction between the bits mandates a larger difference between the amounts of charge , which also increases the dissipation.


NM Dec 2015 Figure 1

An MTJ-based NAND gate.

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October 15th, 2015


11th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE NEMS)
17th−20th April 2016, Matsushima Bay and Sendai, Japan



October 31 November 7, 2015



January 15, 2016

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August 12th, 2015

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council 2015 Awards were presented at IEEE NANO 2015 in Rome, Italy

Pioneer Award

Jagadish_C-smThe 2015 recipient of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology is Chennupati Jagadish, who is a Distinguished Professor and Head of Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. His award citation states: “For pioneering and sustained contributions to compound semiconductor nanowire and quantum dot optoelectronics.” Professor Jagadish has established a world-class research program on compound semiconductor optoelectronics and nanotechnology. Key among his accomplishments are a number of major advances in compound semiconductor quantum dot and nanowire growth techniques and optoelectronics devices. Professor Jagadish has received many awards for his work, and in 2005 he was inducted as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.


Early Career Award

Akinwande-Blue-2The 2015 recipient of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s Early Career Award in Nanotechnology is Deji Akinwande, who is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. His award citation states: “For pioneering contributions towards the understanding and development of wafer-scale graphene and flexible nanoelectronics based on two-dimensional sheets.” Professor Akinwande has gained worldwide recognition for his research and inventions in 2D materials growth and flexible electronic device fabrication. Among Professor Akinwande’s awards are an NSF Career Award, an Alfred P. Sloan Scholarship and the 2012 IEEE NANO Geim and Novoselov Graphene Prize.





The awards were presented at the 15th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, in Rome. IEEE President Howard Michel (left) and Nanotechnology President Ari Requicha (right) officiated.


June 15th, 2015

TNANOBANNEREiC’s Picks from IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology

Papers selected by the Editor-in-Chief and featured here are examples of papers published in TNANO having high academic impacts, practical applications, or engineering appeal.

Design Guidelines for Sub-12 nm Nanowire MOSFETs.
Salmani-Jelodar, M. ; Mehrotra, S.R. ; Ilatikhameneh, H. ; Klimeck, G.

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology Vol. 14 ,  Issue 2, pp. 210 – 213, (January 26, 2015) DOI:10.1109/TNANO.2015.2395441

Traditional thinking assumes that a light effective mass (m*), high mobility material will result in better transistor characteristics. However, sub-12-nm metal-oxide-semiconductor field effect transistors (MOSFETs) with light m* may underperform compared to standard Si, as a result of source to drain Read the rest of this entry »

April 28th, 2015

The IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, andIEEE-NANO Multi-Scale Communication (T-MBMC), co-sponsored by IEEE NTC,  has launched its Manuscript Central submission site.

We welcome your submissions of original research articles.

To submit a paper, visit:

About T-MBMC: This journal is devoted to the principles, design, and analysis of signaling and information systems that use physics beyond conventional electromagnetism, particularly for small-scale and multi-scale applications.

This includes: molecular, quantum, and other physical, chemical and biological (and biologically-inspired) techniques; as well as new signaling techniques at these scales. Original research articles on one or more of the following topics are within scope: mathematical modeling, information/communication-theoretic or network-theoretic analysis, networking, implementations and laboratory experiments, systems biology, data-starved or data-rich statistical analyses of biological systems, industrial applications, biological circuits, biosystems analysis and control, information/communication theory for analysis of biological systems, unconventional electromagnetism for small or multi-scale applications, and experiment-based studies on information processes or networks in biology.  Contributions on related topics would also be considered for publication.

For more information, please see:


March 9th, 2016


Deadline for Abstract Submission is Extended.

New Deadline: March 31, 2016

Venue: Sendai, Japan

Dates: August 22 to 25, 2016


With our great pleasure we invite you to submit an abstract to 16th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NANOTECHNOLOGY to be held in Sendai, Japan, from August 22 to 25, 2016. The International IEEE conference on Nanotechnology is an annual flagship conference focusing on nanotechnology and nanoscience. This is one of the largest nanotechnology conferences in the world, directly hosted by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. It will provide an international forum for the exchange of technical information in a wide variety of branches of nanotechnology and nanoscience, including electronic materials, photonics, biotechnology, medicine, alternative energy, environment and electronic devices through tutorials, workshop, and track session. This IEEE NANO 2016 is the 16th edition of the flagship annual event to be held in Sendai, it will provide a perfect forum for inspiration, interactions and exchange of ideas.

Samukawa Seiji, General Chair

Fumihito Arai, Program Chair


February 14th, 2016


November 2015 – January 2016


Prof. Wen Li
 has succeeded Prof. Ari Requicha to serve as the president of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council effective January 1, 2016.


Since the previous Newsletter, many exciting NTC news and events have been announced, planned or taken place. For example, former president of NTC, Prof. Jagadish received Australia’s highest civilian honour, AC, Companion of Order of Australia 2016; New EIC, Prof. Jin-Woo Kim for ENANO has succeeded the founding EIC, Prof. Wolfgang Porod to further develop the new journal; IEEE NTC Facebook is now open and inviting NTC members to join and contribute by posting rich contents relevant to nanotechnology; NTC’s 2016 Distinguished Lecturers have been appointed and ready to deliver lectures in conferences, workshops, and technical activities of NTC chapters; 2016 IEEE Nanotechnology Conference, IEEE Nano Materials and Devices Conference, NTC Summer School, and several NTC co-sponsored conferences have been well planned and inviting paper submission.


Please click here to read the full contents online or click individual titles below for details.


Welcome to Join the IEEE NTC Facebook




IEEE NTC Summer School on Nanomedicine and Nanobioelectronics will be held in Tel Aviv University, Israel – June 19-24, 2016


The founding EIC of ENANO, Wolfgang Porod is succeeded by the new EIC, Jin-Woo Kim


Congratulations to Professor Jagadish on receiving Australia’s highest civilian honour, AC, Companion of Order of Australia 2016!


Highlights of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine – March 2016 Issue


Welcome to 16th IEEE Nanotechnology Conference in Japan




Welcome to MARSS 2016


Welcome to the 11th IEEE NMDC in Toulouse, France on Oct. 9-12, 2016


IEEE NTC Appoints Eight 2016 Distinguished Lecturers


It is hoped that by this web-based IEEE Nanotechnology Newsletter, nanotechnology R&D, commercialization and education can be effectively promoted for the benefits of humanity.



Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng, EIC

University Chair Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

National Cheng Kung University

Tainan City, Taiwan

IEEE Fellow

EIC, IEEE NTC Web Contents

Vice President for Publications

IEEE Nanotechnology Council

February 12, 2016

December 17th, 2015

NIST Nanotechnology Seminar Series

Next Generation Electricity Storage: Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries

George Crabtree

Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)

Argonne National Laboratory

University of Illinois at Chicago

Wednesday, March 30th 10:30 AM

Bldg. 215, Rm C103-106


A library of fundamental knowledge of the materials and phenomena of energy storage at the atomic and molecular level.The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) pursues high performance, low cost beyond lithium ion electricity storage that will transform transportation and the electricity grid. JCESR will leave three legacies: Read the rest of this entry »

December 17th, 2015

NMDC 2016 logo



IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section/Issue on
the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference

Manuscript Submission: ​                             October 30, 2016 

Extensive research on nanotechnology materials and devices has unveiled many interesting and promising applications in electronics, photonics, biomedicine, and beyond. Encouraged by the success of the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (IEEE NMDC), IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will consider extended/revised versions of papers presented at IEEE NMDC 2016. Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review proc­ess.

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