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September 5th, 2015

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September 5, 2015

IEEE NMDC 2015 to be held in Anchorage, Alaska USA on September 13-16, 2015 announces the final technical program including 3 plenary speeches, 23 invited talks, and a number of contributed papers.  IEEE NMDC 2015 sincerely invites participants from around the world.

Things to do besides the technical program:

Tourist season in Anchorage runs from mid-May to mid-September. Come early and take in some sight-seeing before NMDC. This year’s tourist season runs through September 17.

The website provides wealth of useful information.
See for things to do in the greater Anchorage area.


IEEE NMDC is a well received international conference sponsored by IEEE Nanotechnology Council. It has been held annually rotating in different parts of the world. For example, IEEE NMDC 2014 was held in ACI Castello, Italy and IEEE NMDC 2013 was held in Tainan, Taiwan. This is the tenth year anniversary.


September 4th, 2015

IEEE TNANO September 2015 ISSUE

Featuring the Following Papers Has Been Published:

1. Compact Model for the Major and Minor Hysteretic I–V Loops in Nonlinear Memristive Devices

Miranda, E.

Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 787 – 789

 Abstract | PDF (608 KB)


2. Fabrication of Sub-Lithography-Limited Structures via Nanomasking Technique for Plasmonic Enhancement Applications

Bauman, S.J. ; Novak, E.C. ; Debu, D.T. ; Natelson, D. ; Herzog, J.B.

Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 790 – 793

 Abstract | PDF (1547 KB)


3. Fabrication of Aligned Carbon Nanocoil Thermal Sensor With a High Temperature Coefficient of Electrical Resistance at 25–100 °C

Su, C. ; Huang, C. ; Chang, S.

Publication Year: 2015 , Page(s): 794 – 797

 Abstract | PDF (488 KB)   Read the rest of this entry »

September 4th, 2015

IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine ( 2015 September Issue) features


  1. Large-Area Graphene Electrodes: Using CVD to facilitate applications in commercial touchscreens, flexible nanoelectronics, and neural interfaces.   

Akinwande, D. ; Li Tao ; Qingkai Yu ; Xiaojing Lou ; Peng Peng ;Kuzum, D.

How to cite: IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine Volume 9,  Issue 3 , 6 – 14, 2015. Doi: 10.1109/MNANO.2015.2441105


Since its successful exfoliation and epitaxial growth in 2004 [1], [2], graphene, a honeycomb sp2 carbon lattice, has attracted interest because of its intrinsic high flexibility, electrical conductivity, and mobility. Among the various approaches to producing graphene, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) [3] is one of the most practical methods to scale up graphene film for either research or practical device engineering. This article will illustrate real-life examples of CVD-synthesized large-area graphene deployed in commercialized personal devices, plastic nanoelectronics, and neurotechnology.


  1. Straintronics A leap toward ultimate energy efficiency of magnetic random access memories.

Barangi, M. ; Mazumder, P.

How to cite: IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine Volume 9,  Issue 3 , 15-24, 2015. Doi: 10.1109/MNANO.2015.2441106

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September 4th, 2015

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 2016. 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 Guangyong Li, chair, the Distinguished Lecturer Committee, at or submit the nomination online using the form below, by midnight (US Pacific Time) Oct. 15, 2015.


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August 24th, 2015

Nominations are being solicited for the IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s 2016 Awards.

Award categories are Early Career, Pioneer and Distinguished Service.

See the NTC Award Nominations page for full description of the awards, nomination process and nomination form. Nominees must be IEEE Members. Three references are required.

You can review the previous award winners here.

Nominations are due by October 15.


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 »

June 9th, 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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June 7th, 2015



MARSS, the annual International Conference on Robotics, Manipulation, and Automation at Small Scales, will be held for the first time from 18 to 22 July, 2016 in Paris, France. This new conference has the ambition to provide the major forum for cross-disciplinary R&D communities to discuss current activities and new results in all areas related to manipulation and automation at micro and nano scales, and in all kinds of small scale robots and their applications.

Important Dates:

Submission of full or short papers February 1, 2016

Special session proposals February 1, 2016

Notification of paper status March 15, 2016

Submission of full or short final papers April 15, 2016

Registration for accepted papers April 15, 2016

Early Bird registration April 15, 2016

Submission of Late News papers May 15, 2016 Read the rest of this entry »

May 2nd, 2015

NanoMed 2015


Welcome to IEEE NTC sponsored IEEE NANOMED 2015 in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, USA on November 15-18, 2015!

Important dates:

  •  Two-Page Abstract Deadline:  June 15, 2015
  •  Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2015
  •  Full-Paper Submission Deadline: August 15, 2015
  •  Early Bird Registration: August 15, 2015 September 20, 2015

UPDATE: “Themed” Technical Sessions and Workshops Program posted here.

IEEE-NANOMED is one of the premier annual events organized by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council to bring together physicians, scientists and 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:


April 26th, 2015

Re-Booting Computing

Introducing the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative

The new IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative aims to rethink computing from “soup to nuts,” with the objective of transcending limitations of existing computing technologies.  Members of NTC affiliated societies in IEEE are encouraged to explore this new initiative through the Rebooting Computing Portal.  IEEE members can join the IEEE Rebooting Computing Community for free!  (Submitted by Neal Anderson, NTC representative to the RC Initiative.)

April 25th, 2015

Marc Cahay IEEE NTC Summer School on Nanotechnology 2016

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 27th, 2015

Henry Hess The 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.
TNB expects even more growth in 2015 in quality and quantity because of the authorization of a doubling of the number of pages which makes it possible to reduce the time between the web-publication of a manuscript as “early access” and the appearance in a print issue: TNB will now publish eight online issues which will be bundles into four print issues. To continue this prosperous flow, TNB sets up three practical goals for 2015: 1) to make sure that every manuscript receives a first decision within two months, 2) to redefine the scope of TNB by delineating the boundaries with other journals published by IEEE in particular the Journal on Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI) and the Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (T-CBB) , and 3) to promote the Open Access option, which facilitates reaching our broad and interdisciplinary audience.

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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 »

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 »

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. 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.




PJean-Pierre Leburtonrofessor 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?




Wen Jung LiProfessor 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



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



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


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



Prof. FeFederico Roseiderico 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

Nanotechnology      Nano News



May 9, 2015 – NIST-led Research Group Creates First Whispering Gallery for Graphene Electrons

Yue Zhao et al., an international team of scientists at the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), demonstrated nanoscale whispering gallery electron resonance in graphene by using the probe voltage of a scanning tunneling microscope to create a circular pn junction in nanoscale area like a circular wall of mirrors to the electrons and similar to what happens to acoustic wave in the famous whispering gallery of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

“An electron that hits the step head-on can tunnel straight through it,” said NIST researcher Nikolai Zhitenev. “But if electrons hit it at an angle, their waves can be reflected and travel along the sides of the curved walls of the barrier until they began to interfere with one another, creating a nanoscale electronic whispering gallery mode.”

The potential of graphene-based quantum electronic resonators and lenses is believed to be huge.

Read the original press release and article: Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology/ NIST ; *Y. Zhao, J. Wyrick, F. Natterer, J. Rodriguez-Nieva, C. Lewandowski, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, L. Levitov, N. Zhitenev, and J. Stroscio. Creating and probing electron whispering-gallery modes in graphene. Science. 8 May 2015: Vol. 348, no. 6235, pp. 672-675. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa7469.



credit: Jon Wyrick, CNST/NIST

(Recommended by Ed Perkins, posted by Yonhua Tzeng)

Read more nano news @ IEEE NTC NANO BLOG

October 8th, 2015

Invitation to Nanosensor Technologies and Applications Webinar

Event: Nanosensor Technologies and Applications
When: Friday 16 October 2015, 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada) (Please note that Daylight Saving Time (+01:00 hr) is in effect during this time)

To register now, please visit the following link:


Meyya2This 90-minute webinar, led by Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center, will introduce basic mechanisms of nanosensing and terminologies, and will review the current status of nanosensor development and challenges for commercial applications. This webinar is supported by the Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology Signature Initiative.

Webinar viewers will be able to submit questions for the panelist to answer during the Q&A period. Questions can also be submitted to a week prior to the date of the webinar through the end of the event.
For more information on the speaker, click here:

To learn more about the event, please visit our website:

June 30th, 2015



May-June, 2015


In the coming few months, a number of important NTC events will be held.

  • IEEE Nanotechnology Conference will be held in Rome Italy on July 27-30 with early-bird registration due June 15, 2015.
  • The Nanotechnology for Instrumentation and Measurement Workshop (NANOfIM) will be held in Lecce, Italy on July 24-25 2015. Late paper submissions are open up to June 25.
  • IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference will be held in Anchorage, Alaska onSeptember 13-16, 2015 with paper submission deadline being July 10, 2015.
  • IEEE NANOMED will be held in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, USA on November 15-18 with its abstract submission deadline being June 15, 2015.
  • The newly launched IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO) journal has its paper submission website fully functional and is welcome submission of high-quality papers.
  • Besides, IEEE NTC 2015 Awards have been announced and NTC Nano Blog has reported a number of new interesting discoveries and developments in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

For more details, please click here to read the full content and more online or click the titles below for individual subjects.

IEEE Nanotechnology Conference will be held in Rome Italy on July 27-30 with early-bird registration due June 15, 2015.

The Nanotechnology for Instrumentation and Measurement Workshop (NANOfIM) will be held in Lecce, Italy on July 24-25 2015. Late paper submissions are open up to June 25.

IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference will be held in Anchorage, Alaska on September 13-16, 2015 with paper submission deadline being July 10, 2015.

IEEE NANOMED will be held in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, USA on November 15-18 with its abstract submission deadline being June 15, 2015.

The newly launched IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO) journal has its paper submission website fully functional and is welcome submission of high-quality papers.

IEEE NTC 2015 Awards have been announced.

NTC Nano Blog has reported a number of new interesting discovery and development in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

It is hoped that by this web-based NTC Newsletter, nanotechnology related 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
June 10, 2015

June 12th, 2015

The Nanotechnology for Instrumentation and Measurement Workshop (NANOfIM) 2015
July 24-25 2015 Lecce (ITALY)

Although the submission deadline is over, there is an opportunity to submit a ‘late news’ paper by June 25th.

NANOfIM is a forum with emphasis on measurement and instrumentation. There is a special issue of IEEE TNANO. Lecce is a beautiful and historical city not far from both seas, Adriatic and Jonian. It is also an important city hosting nanotechnology centers.

Keynote Speakers:

Special Sessions:

  • Technology of Nanostructured Carbon-Based Materials and Sensing
    A. Massaro & G. Cicala
  • Nanocomposite Materials: from Design to Applications
    F. Spano & R. Rossi
  • Nanotechnology for Energy Conversion, Transportation, Storage and Utilization
    G. Ciccarella & P. Carlucci
  • Nanophotonics: from Design to Applications
    A. Passaseo & D. Sanvitto
  • Optical Biosensing: from Point of Care Application to Intracellular Nanosensing
    F. Baldini, R. Bernini & A. Giannetti
  • Nanotheranostics, Medical Imaging and Biomedical Applications
    S. Casciaro, F. Conversano, L. Menichetti
  • Emerging technologies and measurement techniques of nanostructured and hierarchical polymeric composites
    C. Esposito Corcione, A. Greco & F. Lionetto
  • Semiconductor Nanowires: from Controlled Self-Assembly to Device Fabrication
    Paola Prete