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May 2nd, 2015

NanoMed 2015

Welcome to IEEE NTC sponsored IEEE NANOMED 2015 in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, USA on November 15-18, 2015!

Important dates:

  •  Two-Page Abstract Deadline:  June 15, 2015
  •  Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2015
  •  Full-Paper Submission Deadline: August 15, 2015
  •  Early Bird Registration: August 15, 2015

IEEE-NANOMED is one of the premier annual events organized by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council to bring together physicians, scientists and 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:


April 26th, 2015

Re-Booting Computing

Introducing the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative

The new IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative aims to rethink computing from “soup to nuts,” with the objective of transcending limitations of existing computing technologies.  Members of NTC affiliated societies in IEEE are encouraged to explore this new initiative through the Rebooting Computing Portal.  IEEE members can join the IEEE Rebooting Computing Community for free!  (Submitted by Neal Anderson, NTC representative to the RC Initiative.)

April 25th, 2015

Marc Cahay IEEE NTC Summer School on Nanotechnology 2016

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is initiating its Summer School Program in 2016. The first Summer School will be organized along some of the themes typically covered in the call for abstracts of the yearly IEEE Nano meeting, the flagship IEEE Nanotechnology Conference.  These include a wide range of nanoscience and nanotechnology topics, encompassing nanofabrication; nanomanufacturing; nanomaterials; nanobiomedicine; nanoenergy; nanoplasmonics; nanoelectronics; nanosensors and nanoactuators; nanorobotics; and characterization and modeling of nanostructures and devices.

The IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology is geared towards senior undergraduates; graduate students; post-docs; and researchers and practitioners at the early stages of their careers who are eager to deepen and broaden their skills in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Attendance is expected to be in the range of 20 to 50 participants. The main objective is to stimulate future generations to stay abreast of these rapidly evolving fields, and to foster participation in the adventure of research that will lead to the next generation of nanopioneers.

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March 29th, 2015

Wolfgang PorodENANO Logo






– Announcing a new IEEE Open Access Journal –

IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO)

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.


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March 27th, 2015

Henry Hess The IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience transition to 8 issues per year

The year of 2014 is very meaningful for the IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience (TNB). TNB received about 150 manuscripts with its 50% growth in submissions relative to 2013. The average time to first decision for manuscripts submitted in 2014 was one month and the rejection rate was 60%. The impact factor returned to its long-term average of 1.8. Furthermore, we launched our new website ( providing up-to-date information for authors and readers.
TNB expects even more growth in 2015 in quality and quantity because of the authorization of a doubling of the number of pages which makes it possible to reduce the time between the web-publication of a manuscript as “early access” and the appearance in a print issue: TNB will now publish eight online issues which will be bundles into four print issues. To continue this prosperous flow, TNB sets up three practical goals for 2015: 1) to make sure that every manuscript receives a first decision within two months, 2) to redefine the scope of TNB by delineating the boundaries with other journals published by IEEE in particular the Journal on Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI) and the Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (T-CBB) , and 3) to promote the Open Access option, which facilitates reaching our broad and interdisciplinary audience.

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March 10th, 2015

Cover of INM March 2015IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, all about nanotechnology,sponsored by IEEE Nanotechnology Council for the world-wide nanotechnology community is featuring the following highlighted articles on nanotechnology:

1. West, A.; Griep, M. ; Cole, D. ; Karna, S. Gold Nanocluster DNase 1 Hybrid Materials: An Efficient Method for DNA Contamination Sensing. IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. 25-30, March 2015.

Protein-encapsulated gDNA-Au nanoclusterold nanocluster (P-AuNC) synthesis was first demonstrated in 2009 [1]. Initially, these P-AuNCs were used as cellular imaging agents as the protein shell surrounding the AuNC made them highly biocompatible. However, recent studies have begun to show that these stabilizing proteins may also retain native biological function, thus giving a dual functionality to these hybrid molecules. Here, we present the synthesis of DNase 1 stabilized AuNCs (DNase 1:AuNCs) with core sizes consisting of either eight or 25 atoms. The DNase 1:Au8NCs exhibit blue fluorescence, whereas the DNase 1:Au25NCs are red emitting. Moreover, in addition to the intense fluorescence emission, the synthesized DNase 1:AuNC hybrids retain the native functionality of the protein, allowing simultaneous detection and digestion of DNA with a detection limit of 2 mg/mL (Figure 1). The DNase 1:AuNCs could be conveniently employed as efficient and fast sensors to augment the current inefficient and time-consuming DNA contamination analysis techniques. Read the rest of this entry »

March 4th, 2015


        Welcome to the 10th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC 2015) to be held in Anchorage Alaska on 13-16th September, 2015. NMDC is sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) and aims to develop critical assessment of existing work and future directions in nanotechnology research including nanomaterials and fabrications, nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, devices, and integration. This conference brings together key researchers from every sector in the nanotechnology research field, with a special focus on materials and devices.

        More details can be found in the conference website.


        February 17th, 2015

        Highlights of TNANOTNANOBANNER Early Access Papers (up to 13 Feb. 2015)

        Early Access articles are new content made available in advance of the final electronic or print versions and result from IEEE’s Preprint or Rapid Post processes. Preprint articles are peer-reviewed but not fully edited. Rapid Post articles are peer-reviewed and edited but not paginated. Both these types of Early Access articles are fully citable from the moment they appear in IEEE Xplore.

        1. Li, Y.Chen, W. ; Lu, W. ; Jha, R. Read Challenges in Crossbar Memories with Nanoscale Bi-Directional Diodes and ReRAM Devices. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, DOI:1109/TNANO.2015.2403772. (Date of Publication: 13 Feb. 2015)

        1. crossbarThis paper presents a simulation based study of the impact of nanoscale bidirectional diode reverse saturation current, junction capacitance, and crossbar coupling capacitances on the read operation of nanoscale ReRAM devices in 1Diode 1ReRAM crossbar memory architectures. Our results show that the maximum achievable crossbar memory density is a strong function of the diode reverse saturation current which governs the sneak current in steady-state read mode. For read operations with ultra-fast read voltage pulses, additional sneak-paths due to diode junction capacitances and line-to-line coupling capacitances in crossbar arrays come into the picture. This causes transient spike in the read current which can adversely affect the read energy and permissible read time. The overshoot in read current worsens as the size of crossbar arrays increases. The simulation studies presented here provides an in-depth understanding of these issues and its implications on resistive crossbar arrays. Read the rest of this entry »

        February 15th, 2015

        TNANOBANNERTNANO CALL ON PAPERS for a Special Section on Nanotechnology for Instrumentation and Measurement:

        Instrumentation and measurement are of importance when charactering, testing and employing novel devices and materials. These areas assume a particular importance at the “nano” scales in which electrical and physical quantities encounter new challenges. The proposed special section will be comprised of high impact papers with particular emphasis on the application area of instrumentation and measurement and its relation to nanotechnology.

        Original research contributions and review papers, not limited to the ones presented at nanofim2015, are sought including (but not limited to) the following topics:

        General and dedicated devices;

        Fabrication and characterization of sensors and transducers;

        Nanoimaging Signal and image processing;

        Metrology, reliability and testing; Read the rest of this entry »

        January 13th, 2015

        3M-NANO 2015 Heading2


        3M-NANO (International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale)

        Dates: 5-9 October 2015
        Location: Changchun, China

        We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale (3M-NANO), which is held in 2015 on 5-9 October in Changchun, China. The ultimate ambition of this conference series is to bridge the gap between nanosciences and engineering sciences, aiming at emerging market and technology opportunities. The advanced technologies for automated manipulation, manufacturing and measurement on the nanoscale promise novel revolutionary products and methods in numerous areas of application.

        Important dates:
        Full paper submission:             1 June 2015
        Special session proposals:       1 June 2015 Read the rest of this entry »

        January 10th, 2015

        IEEE-NANOIEEE NTC is pleased to announce our Distinguished Lectures for 2015.

        Distinguished lectures can be requested by member society Chapters, Nanotechnology Chapters and conferences. For complete details see the DL program page.




        PJean-Pierre Leburtonrofessor Jean-Pierre Leburton
        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
        Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Merging Biology and Nanoelectronics: Can a semiconductor operate as a human cell?




        Wen Jung LiProfessor Wen Jung Li
        Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering
        City University of Hong Kong
        Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Optically-induced Electrokinetics: A Digital Path to Rapid Nano and Bio Assembly



        XXiuling Liiuling Li
        Associate Professor
        University of Illinois, Urbana
        Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Semiconductor nanotechnology: materials, devices, and manufacturability



        Wei-WuWei Wu
        Associate Professor
        University of Southern California
        Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Sub-5 nm Patterning Using Helium Ion Beam and Nanoimprint Lithography


        Prof. Luca Luca PierantoniPierantoni
        Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM), Italy
        Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Radio-Frequency Nanoelectronics: novel materials, theory, modeling, and applications



        Prof. FeFederico Roseiderico Rosei
        Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Quebec, Canada
        Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Molecular Basis of New Devices in Electronics and Photonics





        January 1st, 2015

        Nanotechnology      Nano News



        May 9, 2015 – NIST-led Research Group Creates First Whispering Gallery for Graphene Electrons

        Yue Zhao et al., an international team of scientists at the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), demonstrated nanoscale whispering gallery electron resonance in graphene by using the probe voltage of a scanning tunneling microscope to create a circular pn junction in nanoscale area like a circular wall of mirrors to the electrons and similar to what happens to acoustic wave in the famous whispering gallery of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

        “An electron that hits the step head-on can tunnel straight through it,” said NIST researcher Nikolai Zhitenev. “But if electrons hit it at an angle, their waves can be reflected and travel along the sides of the curved walls of the barrier until they began to interfere with one another, creating a nanoscale electronic whispering gallery mode.”

        The potential of graphene-based quantum electronic resonators and lenses is believed to be huge.

        Read the original press release and article: Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology/ NIST ; *Y. Zhao, J. Wyrick, F. Natterer, J. Rodriguez-Nieva, C. Lewandowski, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, L. Levitov, N. Zhitenev, and J. Stroscio. Creating and probing electron whispering-gallery modes in graphene. Science. 8 May 2015: Vol. 348, no. 6235, pp. 672-675. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa7469.



        credit: Jon Wyrick, CNST/NIST

        (Recommended by Ed Perkins, posted by Yonhua Tzeng)

        Read more nano news @ IEEE NTC NANO BLOG

        May 5th, 2015

        The IEEE Nanotechnology Council Awards Committee has announced its 2015 award winners for the IEEE Nanotechnology Pioneer Award, and the IEEE NTC Early Career Award.   These awards will be presented at IEEE NANO 2015 in Rome, Italy July 29.

        Pioneer Award

        Professor Chennupati Jagadish
        Distinguished Professor and Head of Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group
        The Australian National University
        Canberra, Australia

        “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

        Professor Deji Akinwande
        Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
        University of Texas at Austin

        “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.


        April 30th, 2015


        March-April, 2015


        Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, a number of exciting developments have occurred in March-April 2015. For example, two Nanotechnology Council (NTC) sponsored transactions, ENANO (an open access journal) and T-MBMC went live with their manuscript submission sites; the March issues of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine and T-NANO were published; T-NB transitions to 8 online issues per year; a NTC Summer School on Nanotechnology was initiated with a call for proposals; the NTC announced its2015 distinguished lecturers; a call for council officer nomination was issued; a new Nano Blog was established; and a series of NTC sponsored 2015 conferences, including, IEEE NEMS in Xian China (having been held in April); IEEE NANO in Rome, Italy; IEEE NMDC in Anchorage, Alaska USA; IEEE NANOMED in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, USA; and 3M-NANO in Changchun, China are actively calling for papers and participants.

        For more details, please click here to read the full content online or click the titles below for individual subjects.

        Call for Papers by The IEEE T-MBMC

        The IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative

        Request for Proposals NTC Summer School

        IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO) A New Open Access Journal!

        Message from EiC of Transactions on NanoBioscience

        Highlights of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine

        2015 Distinguished Lecturers

        NANO BLOG

        Call for Council Officer Nominations


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

        Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng
        IEEE Fellow
        Web/Newsletter EiC
        VP for Publications
        IEEE Nanotechnology Council
        May 1, 2015

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        April 27th, 2015

        IEEE-NANOThe IEEE Nanotechnology Council is seeking nominations for the following officer positions:

        (1) Vice-President for Publications (2016-2017)
        (2) Vice-President for Technical Activities (2016-2017)

        All positions are two-year terms and start 1-January 2016.

        Nominations should include a statement from the candidate and a bio in IEEE format. The deadline for nomination is May 25, 2015. A position descriptions and nomination form are in the NTC Nomination Package which can be downloaded at

        Eligibility: The Vice-President for Publications and the Vice-President for Technical Activities are nominated from current Adcom members or from those past members who have served as Member Society-appointed or ex-officio AdCom members within the previous three years. Review the AdCom roster at

        Nominations may be made only by voting AdCom members (one per Society, as designated by the Society).

        Note: An individual may not serve concurrently as both a Council officer and a Council Member Society representative.

        The election will be held at the NTC AdCom on July 27, 2015 in Rome, Itlay.

        Please email the nominations to Steve Goodnick, Chair, NTC Nominations Committee at stephen.goodnick@ASU.EDU by midnight (US Central Time) 25-May-2015.

        Or use this form:

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