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:

December 30th, 2017

Final extended abstract submission deadline – 5th Jan 2018 for IEEE NEMS 2018

The 13th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE NEMS 2018), 22 April to 26 April 2018 at Grand Hyatt Singapore, Orchard Rd., Singapore is welcome abstract submission now. You can highlight your excellent work in the following topical areas. We also have exciting technical program including talks given by many world-renowned speakers and social program. Prior conferences were held in UCLA, Los Angeles, California (USA 2017), Matsushima Bay and Sendai (Japan, 2016), Xian (China, 2015), Hawaii (USA, 2014), Suzhou (China, 2013), Kyoto (Japan, 2012), Kaohsiung (Taiwan, 2011), Xiamen (China, 2010), Shenzhen (China, 2009), Hainan Island (China, 2008), Bangkok (Thailand, 2007), and Zhuhai (China, 2006). The IEEE-NEMS Conference typically attracts over 500 attendees with participants from more than 20 countries and regions worldwide.

We are looking for research papers in the following topical areas:

Nano Energy
Energy Materials
Neural Interface / Optogenetics
Nano Sensors
Nano/Molecular Robots/Actuation Mechanisms
Lab on Chip

The 4-page paper to be included in IEEE Xplore is due on 28 Feb 2018. The selected papers will be invited to submit their extended work to one of the next Journals,

IET Micro & Nano Letters
MDPI Nanomaterials
MDPI Micromachines
IOP J Micromechanics and Microengineering

For more information on IEEE NEMS 2018, please check the conference website at:


December 30th, 2017

December 29th, 2017

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) has appointed its Distinguished Lectures for 2018.

New lectures for 2018:

Dominique Baillargeat, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada; “3D Radio-Frequency to millimeter wave heterogeneous system integration: Emerging nanotechnology for RF nanopackaging, the link between nanoscopic and macroscopic worlds?”

Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Dept. of Electronic and Communication Engineering, Tampere University of Technology, Finland and Telecommunication Software and Systems Group (TSSG), Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland;

  1. Wireless Optogenetics Nano Communications and Networking
  2. Engineering Bacterial Molecular Communication Systems
  3. Calcium-signaling based Molecular Communication Systems

Samir Iqbal, Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering, Professor, School of Medicine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

  1. Nanotextured Microfluidic Substrates to Interface Living Systems;
  2. Cancer Nanotechnology;
  3. Nanotextured Materials for Selective Biosensing

Xiaoning Jiang, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;  “Nanoacoustics: Materials, Devices and Applications”

Xiao Wei Sun, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, College of Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, 1088 Xue-Yuan Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518055, China; “Colloidal Quantum Dots for Energy-Saving Quality Displays and Lighting”

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December 5th, 2017


Abstract Submission is now open for IEEE NANO 2018!
The 18th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology – Nano-Enabled Smart Things
| Cork, Ireland | 23-26 July 2018 |

IEEE-NANO is the flagship IEEE Nanotechnology conference. The conference scope spans nanoscience and nanotechnology, from nanomaterials and nanofabrication to nanosensors, nanoactuators and nanoelectronic/nanophotonic devices. The thematic focus for this year’s event is Nano-Enabled Smart Things: new materials, devices and systems that can benefit humanity through applications in communications, energy, healthcare, food and environment. The conference themes will encompass experimental contributions (e.g., materials development and integration, device fabrication, characterisation and metrology) as well as modelling and simulation. We welcome contributions from both academic and industry-based researchers.

Confirmed plenary speakers for IEEE NANO 2018 already include:

Prof. John A. Rogers, Northwestern University

Prof. Malini Olivo, A*STAR Singapore

Prof. Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

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November 18th, 2017

The third International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) is held from 04-08 July 2018 in Nagoya, Japan General Chair: Fumihito Arai (JP), Program Chairs: Dan Popa (US), Metin Sitti (DE), and Xianmin Zhang (CN). 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.

We cordially invite you to attend and contribute to the conference The conference offers 5-6 keynote talks, about 16-18 plenary talks, and parallel sessions (oral presentations only). Full or short papers on MARSS-related topics are invited, see details at All presented full papers following IEEE format will be included into IEEE Xplore and indexed by Ei. Selected full papers will be recommended to J. of Micro-Bio Robotics (Springer), and other renowned Journals for publication of Special Issues. The conference also features an on-site exhibition.

Please consider organizing a Special Session at MARSS2018. You may check for details. Every Special session organizer (at least 5 registered presentations required) will benefit from an appreciation allowance.

Submission of full or short papers:              February 1, 2018
Special session proposals:                          February 1, 2018

You are kindly requested to disseminate information on MARSS2018 in your professional networks.

We look forward to meeting you in Nagoya!

On behalf of MARSS Steering Committee,
Best regards / Sergej Fatikow


October 16th, 2017

Editor’s Note

I am delighted to bring you this quarter’s newsletter. In this issue, you can see there is very strong evidence emerging that IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC)’s activities are extremely successful together with the fact that we have formed an IEEE NTC group in the social media with more than 4000 established and young researchers to connect and communicate the current happenings in the nanotechnology. I hope you enjoy this issue and do let us know if there is any topic you’d like to see covered in the future issue.

Jr-Hau He
Associate Professor
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
EiC NTC Newsletter & Web Content

Read the October issue here.

Special points of interest:

  • President’s Note
  • IEEE Nanotechnology Council Elected Officers – 2018
  • IEEE Nanotechnology Council – Awards Ceremony 2017
  • Nobel Prize News
  • IEEE NANO 2018 – Cork Ireland – Abstracts Due 20-Nov
  • 13th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems – Abstracts Due 15-Nov
  • IEEE Summer School on “Nanoelectronic technologies and devices” Toulouse, France, 2017
  • IEEE-NANOMED 2017: Confirmed Speakers and Call for Late-News-Abstracts Due 31-Oct
  • Journal Highlights -IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits (JXCDC)
  • Research Highlights:
    • Majorana fermion
    • Perovskite solar cells reach record long-term stability, efficiency over 20 percent
    • World’s first two-dimensional microprocessor
  • NASA Research Announcement: Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System Appendix D Released


October 16th, 2017

The 11th IEEE Int. Conf. on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering (IEEE-NANOMED 2017) will be held at the Shenzhen Virtual University Park, from December 1-4, 2017. IEEE-NANOMED is one of the premier annual events organized by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, and is the conference where practitioners will see nano/molecular medicine and engineering at work in both their own and related fields, from essential and advanced scientific and engineering research and theory to translational and clinical research.

We are now calling for late-news-abstract submissions, which will be due on October 31, 2017 (PST).  Each abstract should be 2 pages, following standard IEEE conference paper format. To submit your abstract, please visit the following site:

If your abstract is accepted (notification of acceptance will be sent by November 7, 2017), and you wish to submit a full paper (4 to 6 pages) for inclusion in the IEEE Explore Database, you will need to submit a final version of your paper by January 31, 2018.

For this year’s conference, we have already confirmed 9 Plenary Speakers, 4 keynote speakers, and close to 50 special invited speakers to give present their latest research results related to nano/molecular medicine, bioMEMS, and bio-nanotechnology. The list of confirmed Plenary Speaker is shown below. Please visit the conference website for details related to the conference:

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October 14th, 2017

NASA Research Announcement: Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System Appendix D Released

NASA has released the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled “Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix D,” which solicits ground-based research proposals to generate new scientific insights by utilizing experimental data residing in NASA’s Physical Sciences Informatics (PSI) system ( This online database provides investigators access to the raw and processed experimental data from physical science reduced-gravity flight experiments conducted on the International Space Station, Space Shuttle flights, and Free-flyers, or from related ground-based studies.

The current call for proposals solicits proposals in the five research areas – Combustion Science, Complex Fluids, Fluid Physics, Fundamental Physics and Materials Science – for which eligible experimental data will be available in the PSI by the proposal due date of December 15, 2017. At the time of the release of PSI NRA Appendix D, 50 investigations are eligible for this NRA. Anticipated award amounts, eligibility requirements, and further instructions for both types of investigators are provided in the solicitation document, which is available at

Notices of Intent for Appendix D are due on October 31, 2017, and they must be submitted electronically via NSPIRES ( Proposals are due on December 15, 2017, and they must be submitted electronically by an authorized official of the proposing organization using either NSPIRES ( or (

NASA plans to conduct a proposers’ conference via WebEx on October 17, 2017. Prospective proposers are advised to monitor the solicitation webpage for further information on the conference, including instructions on how to submit your questions about the PSI or the NRA.


October 10th, 2017

The IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits (JXCDC) is an “Open Access” IEEE journal for the publication in multi-disciplinary fields of research towards solid-state circuits using exploratory materials and devices for novel energy efficient computation beyond standard CMOS transistor technology. The papers are selectively chosen to provide an insight into the architectural, circuit and device implications of emerging Quantum Nano-Electronic or Nano-Magnetic device technologies.

The papers have a maximum of eight pages in length. Additional supplementary materials expand on the methods, novel metrology and/or design techniques in many cases. The supplementary is intended as a published repository of best practices.

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October 10th, 2017

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Singapore, April 22-26, 2018

Conference Scope

  • Nano Energy, Micro Energy Harvesting, Energy Materials
  • Micro/Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (M/NEMS)
  • Nanoscale Robotics, Assembly, and Automation
  • Flexible/Soft materials, Sensors and Actuators
  • Micro/Nanotechnology in Neural Prostheses
  • Molecular Sensors, Actuators, and Systems
  • Micro/Nano Lens and Nanoscale Imaging
  • Micro/Nano/Molecular Fabrication
  • Nanophotonics and Microoptics
  • Plasmonic and Metamaterials
  • Nanobiology/Nanomedicine
  • Micro/Nano Mechanics
  • Micro/Nano Fluidics
  • 2D/Nanomaterials

Important Dates

2-page abstract submission:  Nov. 15, 2017
Acceptance Notification:  Dec 15, 2017
Final Full Paper Submission:  Jan 15, 2018
Early Bird Registration:  Jan 2018


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