IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Advancing Nanotech for Humanity
January 12th, 2017


Call for papers: IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine

We are inviting practitioners and scholars in nanotechnology to submit papers to special issues in the areas of biomedical devices, energy, nanomaterials, and nanorobotics. The scope includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Biomedical Devices: imaging devices, biochips, biosensors, bio-instruments, biomaterials;
  • Energy: Nanogenerators, batteries, fuel cells, solar cells;
  • Nanomaterials: Graphene, nanowires, nanotubes, nanocomposites;
  • Nanorobotics: nanomanipulators, nanoactuators, nanotools

Articles should adhere to the following requirements:

  • 4-6 pages double column
  • All figures should be at least 300dpi
  • Submission by email to:

Editor-in-Chief: John T.W. Yeow ( (for submissions)

Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 31 2017

January 12th, 2017


25 – 28 July 2016, Pittsburgh (USA)

 Call for Paper Submissions

ieee-nano-2017-leaflet_300dpi-01We cordially invite you to submit your papers to the 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2017) to be held July 25 – 28, 2017 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh, USA. The conference website is now open for abstract submission. Abstract submission deadline is February 7, 2017.


The IEEE NANO conference is sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, which was first launched in 2001 and has since then been the focus of nanotechnology activities in IEEE and more generally, a most important focus of the nanotechnology community worldwide. The conference aims to bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry as well as entrepreneurs and funding agencies leaders in the general area of nanotechnology. IEEE NANO 2017 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, interaction, networking and collaboration for research and development in nanotechnology with special attention to the latest advances in nanotechnology. Topics for contributing papers include but are not limited to:
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January 12th, 2017

At its November meeting, the NTC Excom approved a proposal from the NTC Technical Activities Committee to form the 14th Technical Committee (TC), on  Nanoacoustic Devices, Processes and Materials. Xiaoning Jiang, of the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UNC & NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA was appointed as TC Chair for 2016-2017, and James Spicer of the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA was appointed as TC co-chair for 2016-2017.

The past 10 years has seen an explosion of research interest in acoustics associated nanomaterials, nanostructures, nanofabrication and devices for a broad range of applications.

The NTC’s IEEE-UFFC member society  has a large group of scientists and students  who research nano-acoustics, but have not been benefiting from or contributing to NTC technical activities.

The TC will focus on such areas as:

  • Acoustic device applications such as mobile and/or autonomous devices (e.g. microphone, acoustic touch sensing, etc.), biomedical imaging devices (ultrasound imaging), biomedical therapy devices (ultrasound therapy, acoustic drug delivery), implantable and embedded devices (acoustic sensors and transducers), wearable and surface mountable devices (acoustic sensors), which involve interactions between acoustics waves and nano-materials/structures.
  • Advanced acoustic sensing and measurement approaches that permit unprecedented understanding of phenomena on the nanoscale.
  • Development of new materials for application to nanoscale acoustic devices and processes, examples include piezoelectric nano-materials, piezoelectric nano-structures, photoacoustic nanonaterials and nanostructures, etc.

The new TC has announced its initial goals:

Within two years: A dedicated session at IEEE NANO with 10 accepted papers

Within four years: A dedicated track at IEEE NANO with 30 accepted papers, regular tutorials at IEEE NANO, a dedicated special issue in TNANO or TUFFC.


January 2nd, 2017

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces its Distinguished Lecturers (DL) for 2017.

Newly appointed:

  • Husam Alshareef, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Ozgur B. Akan, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jin-Woo Kim, University of Arkansas, USA
  • Larry Nagahara, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
  • John T.W. Yeow, University of Waterloo, Canada

Continuing from 2016:

  • Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
  • James Morris, Portland State University, Portland Oregon, USA
  • H. H. Tan, Australian National University
  • Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

For information on the Council’s DL Program see this page.


January 2nd, 2017

J-W KIMThe IEEE Nanotechnology Council is pleased to announce that Professor Jin-Woo Kim, of the University of Arkansas, USA, was elected as the 2017 VP for Publications in the special election to fill the remaining year of the term vacated by Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng, who was elected as President-elect 2017.

Kim is Director of the Bio/Nano Technology Group in the Institute for Nanoscience & Engineering at the University. He is past editor-in-chief of ENANO and is a long time member of the Conference Steering Committee for the IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering (IEEE-NANOMED).





December 5th, 2016




Dear Colleagues,

The second International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) is held from 17-21 July 2017 in Montréal, Canada General Chair: Sylvain Martel (CA), Program Chairs: Fumihito Arai (JP), Dave Cappelleri (US), and Antoine Ferreira (FR). This recently-established 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 the flagship event for cross-disciplinary R&D communities to discuss current activities in all areas related to manipulation and automation (including measurement and characterization) at micro & nano scales, and in all kinds of small scale robots and their applications.

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October 25th, 2016



12th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference

Singapore, 2nd – 4th October, 2017

 IEEE NTC invites you to attend the 12th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference!

  • Singapore locates near the equator and has a tropical rain forest climate with no distinctive seasons.
  • Like a huge tropical garden, Singapore is green everywhere and all year around.
  • Singapore Changi Airport hosts a network of over 100 airlines connecting Singapore to some 300 cities in about 70 countries and territories worldwide

Important dates:

Abstract deadline: 1st June 2017
Authors notification: 31st  July 2017
Early registration: 1st Sept 2017
IEEE NMDC conference: 2nd- 4th Oct 2017
Deadline for full papers submission: 30th Oct 2017

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September 6th, 2016

Sendai, Japan (22 August 2016) – The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) elected new officers at its Annual Meeting held August 22 in Sendai in conjunction with its 2016 International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO).

Representatives of the twenty-two IEEE Societies who are Council members gather annually to conduct Council business and elect officers. This year three positions were up for election: President-elect for 2017 (President in 2018-19), Vice-President for Conferences 2017-18, and Vice-President for Finance 2017-18.

Prof. Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Institute of Microelectronics at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan was elected President-elect for 2017. Guangyong Li, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) was elected VP for Conferences 2017-18. James Morris, Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Portland State University (Portland, Oregon) was elected Vice-president for Finances. All positions are effective as of January 1, 2017.


Yonhua TzengYonhua (Tommy) Tzeng is an IEEE Fellow and University Chair Professor of Institute of Microelectronics in the Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at National Cheng Kung University, the second largest major research-intensive comprehensive university in Tainan, Taiwan with 22,000 students.

Dr. Tzeng joined Auburn University in 1983, was promoted to be an Alumni Chair Professor of ECE and served as Associate Director of Alabama Micro/Nano Science and Technology Center.  He retired from Auburn University in 2007 to serve as VP for Research at NCKU, where he was the founding EIC of an online magazine with close to two million readers. He has been a visiting professor at Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan and Argonne National Lab, USA.

Dr. Tzeng is a world renowned scientist in diamond, graphene, nano-carbons and nanotechnology.  He has published 240 journal and conference papers, 15 US patents, 15 Taiwan patents.

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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:

November 7th, 2016

The Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for distinguished lectures. The NTC has created a distinguished lecturers program to enhance the visibility of NTC among nanotechnology societies. The NTC Distinguished Lecturers are appointed to honor excellent speakers who have made technical, industrial or entrepreneurial contributions of high quality to the field of nanotechnology and science, and to enhance the technical programs of the Nanotechnology Council chapters and conferences. Consideration is given to having a well-balanced variety of speakers who can address a wide range of topics of current interest in the fields covered by the Society.

The term for the Lecturers is from January 1 until December 31 of 2017. The Lecturers serve for a one year term, and may be reappointed for one additional year with approval of the NTC Distinguished Lecturer Committee. A budget will be provided per DL to give lectures for NTC Chapters and NTC Conferences based on availability of funding through the NTC. DLs are expected to give a minimum of 2 lectures per year as part of their commitment to serve.

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October 31st, 2016


Welcome to IEEE Nanotechnology Conference 2017 to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA on July 25-28, 2017!

IEEE Nano is one of the largest nanotechnology conferences in the world, directly sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. IEEE NANO 2017 will provide an international forum for inspiration, interactions and exchange of ideas in a wide variety of branches of nanotechnology and nanoscience, through feature tutorials, workshops, and track sessions; plenary and invited talks from the world most renowned scientists and engineers; exhibition of software, hardware, equipment, materials, services and literature.  It is a must for students, educators, researchers, scientists and engineers engaged in a wide range of nanotechnology fields and related applications, including electronic materials, photonics, biotechnology, medicine, alternative energy, environment and electronic devices. Since its first round on Maui Island, Hawaii, in 2001, IEEE Nano has been held annually in rotation between North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. This is the 17th edition of the flagship annual event to be held on July 25-28, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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September 8th, 2016


Request for proposals for 2017 IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology

Download the full RFP here.

The IEEE Nano Council is now requesting proposals for its Second Summer School which should 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 should be geared towards senior undergraduates; graduate students; post-docs; and researchers and practitioners at the early stages of their careers eager to deepen and broaden their skills in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Based on the success of the first Summer School, it is expected that the attendance at the school should be around 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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