Sendai, Japan (22 August 2016) – The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) elected new officers at its Annual Meeting held August 22 in Sendai in conjunction with its 2016 International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO).
Representatives of the twenty-two IEEE Societies who are Council members gather annually to conduct Council business and elect officers. This year three positions were up for election: President-elect for 2017 (President in 2018-19), Vice-President for Conferences 2017-18, and Vice-President for Finance 2017-18.
Prof. Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Institute of Microelectronics at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan was elected President-elect for 2017. Guangyong Li, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) was elected VP for Conferences 2017-18. James Morris, Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Portland State University (Portland, Oregon) was elected Vice-president for Finances. All positions are effective as of January 1, 2017.
Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng is an IEEE Fellow and University Chair Professor of Institute of Microelectronics in the Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at National Cheng Kung University, the second largest major research-intensive comprehensive university in Tainan, Taiwan with 22,000 students.
Dr. Tzeng joined Auburn University in 1983, was promoted to be an Alumni Chair Professor of ECE and served as Associate Director of Alabama Micro/Nano Science and Technology Center. He retired from Auburn University in 2007 to serve as VP for Research at NCKU, where he was the founding EIC of an online magazine with close to two million readers. He has been a visiting professor at Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan and Argonne National Lab, USA.
Dr. Tzeng is a world renowned scientist in diamond, graphene, nano-carbons and nanotechnology. He has published 240 journal and conference papers, 15 US patents, 15 Taiwan patents.
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