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February 4th, 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
Special session proposals: February 1, 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

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November 17th, 2015


September – October, 2015

It’s IEEE membership renewal season again – be sure to select NANO 42 to continue your Nanotechnology Council Membership*! It is also an opportunity now for you to subscribe NTC publications such as TNANO and NTC Magazine.

In the past two months or so, the following IEEE NTC sponsored events took place:

  • IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference was held in Anchorage, Alaska on September 13-16, 2015.
  • 3M NANO 2015 was held in Changchun, China on October 5-9, 2015.
  • IEEE NANOMED 2015 is being held in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, USA on November 15-18, 2015.
  • NTC announced Calls for Nominations for 2016 IEEE NTC Awards and IEEE Nanotechnology Distinguished Lecturers.
  • The new IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO) journal had its paper submission website fully functional and is welcoming submission of letter-type papers up to 4 IEEE formatted pages.
  • NTC Co-sponsored transactions T-MBMCand TNB have been calling for paper submission.
  • September issues of TNANO and IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine have been published.
  • Three proposals for 2016 NTC Summer School have been received.

In the coming few months, the following IEEE NTC sponsored events will take place:

  • IEEE NANO 2016 will be held in Sendai, Japan, on August 22-25, 2016.
  • IEEE NMDC 2016 will be held in Toulouse, France on October 9-12, 2016.
  • NTC technically co-sponsors MARSS 2016 is to be held in Paris, France on July 18-22, 2016.
  • Highlights of 2015 December Issue of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine have been posted in the NTC website.

For more details about IEEE NTC, please click here to read the full contents posted on the NTC website or click the titles listed below for selected individual subjects.

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

Highlights of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (December 2015 ISSUE)

IEEE TNANO September 2015 ISSUE Has Been Published

IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine ( 2015 September Issue) has been published

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
IEEE Fellow
Web/Newsletter EiC
VP for Publications
IEEE Nanotechnology Council

November 16, 2015

* must be member of Council Member Society

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:


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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