IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Advancing Nanotech for Humanity
April 25th, 2015


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

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– 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

Nano-logoThe 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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 21st, 2015

        NANO2015_email_imageIEEE NANO 2015  - July 27-30, 2015 - Rome (Italy)  2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

        Dear Colleague,

        We invite you to submit papers, proposals for tutorials, workshops to the International IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology which will be held in Rome, July 27-30, 2015. (See The dead-line for abstract submission is 25th March 2015.(extended deadline)

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        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 »

        February 8th, 2015

        Welcome to  Parviz FamouriIEEE NANO 2015 on 27 – 30 JULY 2015 in ROME, ITALY!  

        Abstract Deadline: 15 March 2015



        George Bourianoff, Intel, USA, Nanodevices and Cognitive Computing for the Internet of Things (IoT)

        Until his retirement earlier this year, Dr. Bourianoff was a Senior Principle Engineer in the Components Research Group of Intel. His primary responsibility was to interface with universities and other research organizations around the world to identify and suGeorge Bourianoff - Intel, USApport promising new technologies in the search for alternatives to CMOS that could extend the exponential growth of computing technologies beyond the end of classical Dennard scaling. He has been a familiar presence on university campuses and was a frequent lecturer and author on “Beyond CMOS” technology. He was coeditor and cofounder of the Emerging Device Group of the ITRS and played a formative role in both the Nanoelectronic Research Initiative and Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network. His current research interests are cognitive processing with nano-oscillator arrays and spin logic devices.

        Dr. Bourianoff joined Intel in 1994 from the Super Conducting Super-collider Laboratory where he was responsible for accelerator control system modeling. His group was for modeling the accelerator control system consisting of 500,000 control points distributed on 72 miles of beam line in the 5 accelerator complex. Prior to that Dr. Bourianoff was a Senior Scientist at SAIC where he worked on controlled thermonuclear fusion and relativistic electron bean propagation.

        Dr. Bourianoff has 46 publications and 12 patents in advanced nanoelectronic technologies. He has a BS, MS and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Read the rest of this entry »

        January 15th, 2015

        LombardiDear Colleagues:

        Effective January 1 2015, I have started my duties as the Editor in Chief (EIC) of the IEEE Transactions of Nanotechnology (TNano). These are exciting times. TNano is now in its 10th year of publication; over the last decade, nanotechnology has experienced a tremendous growth and its outreach is pervasive in many areas, both in the sciences as well as engineering.

        As an IEEE sponsored periodical, TNano has been at the forefront of nano-engineering and its publication activities. In 2014, TNano received slightly more than 600 papers as submissions; at an acceptance rate of nearly 35%, Tnano is well regarded as a solid peer-reviewed publication. Under the leadership of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), I am happy to report that TNano has a new and improved web presence; its web page can be found at This web site has a multitude of informative items; I encourage everyone interested in TNano to visit it. Read the rest of this entry »

        January 14th, 2015

        2015 MessageAristides Requicha from NTC President

        Dear Colleagues:

        First off, Happy New Year!

        This is another of the messages I send from time to time to the NTC (IEEE Nanotechnology Council) email list of 14,000+ people interested in Nanotechnology. The Chapter of the Year Award for 2014 went to the San Francisco and Bay Area chapter. This chapter is very active and provides an excellent example of what chapters can do, from running monthly meetings to yearly symposia. Check them out at

        We have elected Prof. Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng, of the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, to the post of VP for Publications. He has also been named Editor in Chief (EiC) for our web presence. His first task as EiC is to revamp the NTC web site and set up a process for keeping it updated.

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        January 13th, 2015

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        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.

        Professor 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?

        Professor 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

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

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

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

        Prof. Federico 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

        Yonhua Tzeng

        Welcome to IEEE NTC Web!

        IEEE NTC Web has been designed to facilitate easy contributions by all stakeholders of NTC.

        Conference Chairs, EICs, TC Chairs and members, Member Society representatives, Chapters, NTC officers, etc. can submit news and messages including graphics and text for posting in the website.  Events related messages will be incorporated into the NTC Calendar. Scientific, technological , and engineering news will be posted in the NANO NEWS.

        It is anticipated that by means of the NTC Web platform, all NTC stakeholders can proactively contribute excellent, rich, and timely contents to the NTC Web and make it a “must visit” by those who are interested in nanotechnology.

        Web-based Newsletter will highlight rich web contents and be sent to those on the NTC emailing list.

        Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng

        National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan

        EIC of Web/Newsletter and VP for Pubs

        IEEE Nanotechnology Council


        January 1st, 2015

        Nanotechnology      Nano News


        • April 23, 2015 – Coaxial Lithography with Sub-10 nm Architectural Control

        Tuncay Ozel et al. of Northwestern University demonstrated a core/shell semiconductor nanowire with an embedded plasmonic nanoring, which could not be fabricated by any previously known method, using templated electrochemical synthesis termed as coaxial lithography.

        Coaxial lithography


        Read the original article: Nature Nanotechnology  doi:10.1038/nnano.2015.33


        April 23, 2015 – Probing Johnson noise and ballistic transport in normal metals with a single-spin qubit

        Kolkowitz et al. of Harvard University used nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond to make single-spin qubits for measuring Johnson noise thermally induced in a conductive silver film in the vicinity indicating that nanoscale quantum systems may be controlled by nearby electrodes. Read the rest of this entry »

        March 15th, 2015


        Jan-Feb 2015NTC Presidents Message January 2015

        Dear Colleagues:

        Welcome to our inaugural issue of our e-Newsletter!

        This is another of the messages I send from time to time to the NTC (IEEE Nanotechnology Council) email list of 14,000+ people interested in Nanotechnology. The Chapter of the Year Award for 2014 went to the San Francisco and Bay Area chapter. This chapter is very active and provides an excellent example of what chapters can do, from running monthly meetings to yearly symposia. Check them out at

        We have elected Prof. Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng, of the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, to the post of VP for Publications. He has also been named Editor in Chief (EiC) for our web presence. His first task as EiC is to revamp the NTC web site and set up a process for keeping it updated.

        We are planning to increase our involvement in education and hope to offer a one-week summer school on nanotechnology, designed primarily for graduate students, postdocs and recent graduates. We expect to receive proposals between now and the summer of 2015 and select one of them at the next AdCom meeting for a summer 2016 offering. The AdCom at its last meeting approved funding of about $40,000 to help defray expenses of the school. A more formal request for proposals will follow soon, but we would appreciate brief letters of intent to get us started. The school should have a theme (for example, graphene devices) and the final proposals should indicate venue, speakers and budgets.

        As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions.

        Ari Requicha
        University of Southern California
        President, IEEE Nanotechnology Council

        This IEEE Nanotechnology Newsletter highlights publications, conferences, technical activities, news, messages, and announcements which might interest the readers. Highlighted in this issue include:

        Welcome to IEEE NMDC 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska on 13-16 September, 2015

        Highlights of Early Access Papers in TNANO

        Preview of IEEE Nanotechnology Conference 2015

        IEEE NANO 2015 2nd call for papers Deadline March 15, 2015

        Highlights of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine December 2014 Issue

        Highlights of the January 2015 Issue of TNANO

        3M NANO 2015, 5-9 Oct, Changchun, China, Call for Papers

        NANOfIM 2015, 1st Workshop on Nanotechnology in Instrumentation and Measurement CALL FOR PAPERS

        TNANO Special Section on Defect and Fault Tolerance CALL FOR PAPERS

        Click HERE to read full content online or click titles above for individual subjects.

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

        Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng
        University Chair Professor
        Electrical Engineering
        National Cheng Kung University
        Tainan City, Taiwan
        IEEE Fellow, Web/Newsletter EiC, VP for Publications
        IEEE Nanotechnology Council

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