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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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October 25th, 2016

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IEEE NMDC 2017

12th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference

Singapore, 2nd – 4th October, 2017

http://ieeenmdc.org/nmdc-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.

President-elect

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. Read the rest of this entry »

August 27th, 2016

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council 2016 Awards Ceremony was held in conjunction with the IEEE NANO 2016 banquet in Sendai, Japan on August  24.

The Pioneer award in Nanotechnology recipient is Shawn-Yu Lin, Professor of Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. The Early Career Award in Nanotechnology co-recipients are, from academia, Prof. Tak Sing Wong, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, the Pennsylvania State University, and from government, Jin-Woo Han, Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, Calif. The Distinguished Service Award recipient is Edward G. Perkins, consultant, Tualatin (Portland metro area), Ore.

NTC Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology

NANO2016 Pioneer Awardee LinThe NTC Pioneer Award in nanotechnology is to recognize individuals who by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering have had a significant impact on the field of nanotechnology. The award is intended for people who are in the mid or late portions of their careers, i.e., at least 10 years beyond his or her highest earned academic degree on the nomination deadline date. Read the rest of this entry »

July 14th, 2016

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San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council Chapter hits the mark with 3 Day nanotechnology workshop for Students.

By Nick Massetti IEEE Life Senior Member

I’ll tell the story of the event titled: IEEEnanoCON-2016: Inspiring the Next Generation by starting at the end.

Slides of selected presentations of the IEEE SFBA Nanotechnology Council Chapter 3-Day Workshop on Nanotechnology can be found at the following link: https://goo.gl/HbKoD8 

The following are some of the comments from attendees following the 3 day mid-year workshop on nanotechnology designed for college students on Summer break and young professionals.

“First and foremost, I’d like to say that I enjoyed almost every single aspect of the event, and in particular, I thought the diversity of speakers (especially the balance between industry and academia) and locations was excellent.”  Alex, UC Davis Chem E. undergrad.

In my experience, the three days of IEEEnanoCON-2016 resulted in a fantastic combination of getting up to speed in areas of my own interest (biotechnology and medical devices) and developing knowledge and ideas in new polymers, new semiconductor materials, addressing energy needs and clean technologies. To make all this possible, the program brought together an excellent panel of presenters from industry, academia and government research to interact with a very enthusiastic and curious group of young scientists and engineers, from elite schools, universities and colleges from all over.  I take away the inspiration and the energy of a new generation of scientists to lead the field in decades to come.”  Maria, Ph.D., EMBA, Medical Device Consultant

I am deeply grateful for the education I have received from the three days of incredible speakers, great itineraries, enjoyable food, and excellent networking. This event has helped me see possibilities for myself that hadn’t occurred to me before.” Margaret, Undergrad, Foothill College.
The inspiration for the event grew from the RFP issued by the IEEE NTC in early 2015 for a Summer School on Nanotechnology. Although the San Francisco Chapter’s proposal was not the proposal selected for funding, the organizers moved ahead and found local sponsors to subsidize student registration fees and some other event costs. The workshop presented leading industrial scientists, academic researchers, entrepreneurs and government speakers in a broad spectrum of nanotechnology topics. The event was held at three separate locations, one day at each location. Part of the concept involved inviting researchers and interns at the different sites to attend providing golden network opportunities for the registrants. It also provided an opportunity for the registrants to go on tours of the local labs, for example, the Stanford University Nanofabrication Facility.

When the attendance numbers were totaled the student participation alone reached 59 including nine Texas Instruments student interns, who dropped in on day one, and ten IBM student interns, who participated on day two.  In addition to local interns there were also seasoned researchers and professors who stopped in for presentations and some even helped the speakers answer questions. The students reported attending at least 18 universities across the USA and the UK during the academic year. Besides the USA, home countries included Canada, India, Iran, Japan, Russia, and Vietnam. Many were interning at local industrial companies such as Semiconductor equipment supplier Applied Materials, biopharma giant Gilead, Zeiss X-Ray and research giant XEROX-PARC. Event sponsors included IBM, SWCNT manufacturer OCSiAl LLC, and the IEEE SCV Section STEM education fund.

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July 14th, 2016

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Greetings,

In this update:

  • NANO 2016 Early Registration Deadline extended to July 22, 2016 (Japan time)
  • Call for Proposals: We are seeking proposals for hosting NANO 2019 and NMDC 2018.

NANO 2016 Early Registration Deadline extended to July 22, 2016 (Japan time)

IEEE NANO is one of the largest nanotechnology conferences in the world, directly hosted by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. 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 16th edition of the flagship annual event to be held in Sendai, and the second in Japan some 11 years since it first took place in Nagoya in 2005. See http://ieeenano2016.org/


Call for Proposals for Future Conference Sites

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for future sites for IEEE NANO 2019 and for IEEE NMDC 2018.

IEEE NANO:

The annual IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology is the NTC’s flagship event.  The Read the rest of this entry »

July 6th, 2016

The First IEEE NTC Summer School Has Been Held in Tel-Aviv University Successfully.

 

The IEEE Summer School on “Regenerative Nano-Medicine: From Advanced Delivery Systems to Electronic-Based Devices” at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, June 2016

 

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Picture 1: The IEEE Nano summer school opening

 

The IEEE Summer School on “Regenerative Nano-Medicine: From Advanced Delivery Systems to Electronic-Based Devices”  that took place at Tel-Aviv University, Israel  in June 2016 was oriented towards cutting-edge research and technologies in the fields of tissue engineering, drug delivery and their interfaces with electronics. It was combining nano-electronics and biology, focusing on current innovations and future research pathways in these fields.

About 50 multinational graduate students and post-docs from the USA, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, India, China, Thailand and Israel, participated in the summer school.

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May 18th, 2016

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

New Abstract Submission Deadline: Extended to June 30, 2016.

Confirmed Plenary and Invited Speakers are listed on the conference web-site.

(http://ieeenmdc.org/nmdc-2016/)

NMDC 2016 will cover the following topics:

  1. Graphene and carbon nanotubes based materials and devices;
  2. Materials and devices for nanoelectronics;
  3. Materials and devices for energy and environmental applications;
  4. Nanostructures for future generation solar cells;
  5. Ion beam synthesis and modification of nanostructures;
  6. Modeling and simulation of nanomaterials, structures, and devices;
  7. Metamaterials and plasmonic devices;
  8. Photonic materials and devices;
  9. Organic semiconductor materials, devices and applications;
  10. Nanostructures of oxide semiconductor materials;
  11. III-V semiconductors nanomaterials;
  12. Nanostructures and devices for biomedical applications;
  13. Standards and safety issues of nanotechnology;
  14. Fundamental and applications of nanotubes, nanowires, quantum dots and other low dimensional materials;
  15. Plasma assisted deposition of nanocomposite materials;
  16. Nanocomposite materials for aeronautics and space applications.

More information about IEEE NMDC 2016, accommodation and tourism in Toulouse, and around Toulouse can be found on the conference web-site (http://ieeenmdc.org/nmdc-2016/).

We are looking forward to seeing you at IEEE NMDC 2016!

Dr. K. Makasheva and Dr. C. Bonafos,
General Chairs of the IEEE NMDC 2016

 

May 18th, 2016

IEEE Rebooting Computing

NTC members are encouraged to consider submitting their work on beyond-CMOS computing to the 1st IEEE ICRC, which will broadly address fundamentally new ways to compute.  The deadline for short and full-length paper submissions is June 3, 2016.  Please go to icrc.ieee.org  for further information on this new conference, including the Call for Papers.

 

Neal Anderson

IEEE NTC Representative to the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative

 

May 18th, 2016

NTC summer school

Regenerative Nano-Medicine: From Advanced Delivery Systems to Electronic-Based Devices, 19-23 June, 2016 at Tel Aviv University

A Summer School Organized by the Gertner Institute with the Support of IEEE Nanotechnology Council

 

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

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.

Scope:

  • Nanosensors in Medicine
  • Wound Healing
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Implanted Nanorobotics
  • Silicon Nanowires for Probing Inter and Intra-Cellular Force Dynamic
  • 3D Printing, Engineering Artificial Cells and Cyborg Tissues
  • Regenerative Nanomedicine

Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. Ali Khademhosseini (Harvard Medical School)
    • Prof. Bozhi Tian (University of Chicago)
    • Prof. Kevin Kit Parker (Harvard University)
    • Prof. Hossam Haick (Technion)

Organizing Committee:

  • Dr. Tal Dvir (Tel Aviv University)
    • Prof. Yael Hanein (Tel Aviv University)
    • Prof. Dan Peer (Tel Aviv University)

 

May 18th, 2016

NANO201616th International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2016) will be held in 22 – 25 August 2016, Sendai, Japan

Early Registration Deadline: June 22, 2016.

 

IEEE Nano is one of the largest nanotechnology conferences in the world, directly hosted by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. 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 16th edition of the flagship annual event to be held in Sendai, and the second in Japan some 11 years since it first took place in Nagoya in 2005. For more details (plenary, keynote, and invited speakers, tutorials, program, IEEE TNANO special issue, venue, hotel information, registration, committee, etc), please visit the web site: http://www.ieeenano2016.org/.
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May 18th, 2016

Paris

Dear Colleague,

The first International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) is held from 18-22 July 2016 in Paris

http://marss-conference.org/

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 related to manipulation and automation at micro and nano scales, and all kinds of small scale robots and their applications.

You are kindly invited to attend and contribute to the inaugural event. The Call for Late News Papers (short papers ONLY, up to 3 pages) is now open for two weeks, from 02-15 May

http://marss-conference.org/calls/call-for-late-news

MARSS2016 will organize a fast-track peer-reviewing of the submitted Late News Papers. Authors will be notified of the status of their papers within a week after the submission. Accepted Late News Papers will be presented in parallel sessions (20 min). All accepted papers will be included into the conference proceedings.

On behalf of MARSS2016 Steering Committee,
Best regards / Sergej Fatikow

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Prof. Dr. Sergej Fatikow
Head, Div. Microrobotics & Control Eng, Dept Comp Sc, U Oldenburg, Germany
Europe-Chair, IEEE-RAS TC Micro/Nano Robotics & Automation
Founding Chair, MARSS Int. Conference / 3M-NANO Int. Conference
fatikow@uni-oldenburg.de /Phone +49 441 7984291/ www.amir.uni-oldenburg.de

February 12th, 2016

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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:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/550239578466583/

4.2 Open website in which only the web host is allowed to post articles: https://www.facebook.com/IEEENanotechnologyCouncil/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

February 4th, 2016

IEEE NTC 2016 CONFERENCE UPDATES

CONTENTS

  • 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
  • IEEE NMDC 2016 – 11th IEEE NANOTECHNOLOGY MATERIALS AND DEVICES CONFERENCE – OCTOBER 9-12, 2016 in TOULOUSE, FRANCE

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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 ( http://sites.ieee.org/nanotech/ ) 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 http://nano.tau.ac.il/index.php/summer-school-2016

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January 28th, 2016

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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 –
http://m.canberratimes.com.au/national/australia-day-honours-2016-the-full-list-20160125-gmdgjz.html

The Canberra Times News –

http://m.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/australia-day-honour-for-dedicated-indian-academic-20160121-gmayly

The Guardian –

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jan/26/neurotechnologist-chennupati-jagadish-science-is-fun-for-me

IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s Pioneer Award –

http://sites.ieee.org/nanotech/nanotechnology-council-2015-awards-presented/

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.

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  1. A Quantitative Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Alignment Using Dielectrophoresis

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December 14th, 2015
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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

 

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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.

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To read more: IEDM15-621 Paper #22.6.2

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

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December 13th, 2015

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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 http://marss-conference.org/. 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

 

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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, sbandy@vcu.edu

Walter Hu, Walter.Hu@utdallas.edu

James E. Morris, j.e.morris@ieee.org

Luca Pierantoni, l.pierantoni@univpm.it

Federico Rosei, rosei@emt.inrs.ca

Hark Hoe Tan, hoe.tan@anu.edu.au

Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng, tzengyo@mail.ncku.edu.tw

Wei Wu, wu.w@usc.edu

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.

 

Bandyopadhyay

Professor Supriyo Bandyopadhyay

Department of Electrical Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University
Email: sbandy@vcu.edu

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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.

 

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An MTJ-based NAND gate.

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October 15th, 2015

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

Web: http://ieee-nems.org/2016/

 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE
October 31 November 7, 2015

 

LATE-NEWS PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE

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.

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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: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tmbmc

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: http://comsoc.org/tmbmc/

 

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.

Candidates for DLs may be nominated by any current IEEE member, using the IEEE NTC Distinguished Lecturer Nomination Form. Self-nomination is not accepted.

The selection of distinguished lectures will be made by the Distinguished Lecturer Committee, a subcommittee of Technical Activities Committee (TAC) and approved by the NTC ExCom.

Please email the nomination to Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske, chair, the Distinguished Lecturer Committee, at jeske@ece.pdx.edu or submit the nomination online using the form below, by midnight (US Pacific Time) Nov. 30, 2016.

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September 8th, 2016

Nanotechnology

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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September 7th, 2016

Call for Papers IEEE NEMS 2017

IEEE-NEMS 2017
Dates: April 9-12, 2017
Venue: UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

The IEEE-NEMS is a premier conference series sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council focusing on the promotion of advanced research areas related to MEMS, nanotechnology, and molecular technology. Prior conferences were held in 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 350 attendees with participants from more than 20 countries and regions worldwide.

Call for papers (for details see http://ieee-nems.org/2017/call-for-papers/)

We invite contributions describing the latest scientific and technological research results in subjects including, but not limited to:

  1. Micro/Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (M/NEMS)
  2. Micro/Nano/Molecular Fabrication
  3. Nanomaterials
  4. Nonmaterial Based Devices and Systems
  5. Nanophotonics and Nanoscale Imaging
  6. Nanoscale Robotics, Assembly, and Automation
  7. Molecular Sensors, Actuators, and Systems
  8. Micro/Nano Fluidics
  9. Micro/Nano Mechanics
  10. Nanobiology/Nanomedicine

Important Dates:

2-page abstract submission: November 15, 2016
Abstract acceptance: December 15, 2016
Full paper submission: January 15, 2017
Early bird registration: January 15, 2017

 

General Chair: Prof. Steve Tung, University of Arkansas, USA

Technical Program Chair: Prof. Gwo-Bin Vincent Lee, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan ROC

 

September 4th, 2016

Nominations are being solicited for the IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s 2017 Awards.

Award categories are Early Career, Pioneer and Distinguished Service.

See the NTC Award Nominations page for full description and nomination form. Nominations are due by October 15.