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2017 NTC Award Winners Announced

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces its 2017 Award Winners. Awards will be presented at its flagship IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO) being held July 25 to 28, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA (USA).

Early Career Award

Professor Duygu Kuzum at the University of California, San Diego has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award, with the citation:

“For pioneering contributions towards the development of nanoelectronic synaptic devices for neuromorphic computing.”

Professor Kuzum has done path breaking work on nanoelectronic synaptic devices, demonstrating for the first time that a phase change nanoelectronic synapse can be programmed to emulate synaptic learning in the brain. She also invented transparent graphene electrodes for mapping brain activity with high resolution. More recently, she has been developing nanoelectronic synaptic devices with new functionalities being used to create energy efficient and scalable machine learning hardware.

Prof. Duygu Kuzum
Jacobs School of Engineering
University of California, San Diego
Email: dkuzum@ucsd.edu

 

Pioneer Award

Professor Paras N. Prasad at the State University of New York, Buffalo has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology, with the citation:

“For pioneering contributions in creating multifunctional nanoprobes, applying nanophotonics in biomedical technology, and educating future researchers”

Professor Prasad is known for his groundbreaking research on optically-tracked nonviral nanoprobe gene delivery. He has also demonstrated nanoprobes for manipulation of optical interactions, controlling light propagation, and redirecting energy flow at the nanoscale for applications in biology and medicine. He is also known for developing “Nanoclinic” multimodal nanoparticle platforms for diagnosing and targeted treatment of diseases.

Prof. Paras Prasad
Executive Director
Institute for Lasers, Photonics and Biophotonics
State University of New York at Buffalo
Email: pnprasad@buffalo.edu

 

Distinguished Service Award

Dominic Massetti of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Service Award, with the citation:

“Exemplary service to the IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council Chapter by organizing and facilitating educational and networking events.”

Mr. Massetti played the key role in forming the IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council Chapter, and has served as its President in 2009 and 2014. He has helped with all aspects of the organization and promotion of 12 monthly seminars and events for the past 10 years. He has obtained corporate sponsorship for these events and he has made extraordinary efforts to create nanotechnology awareness among students. He has also devised meetings where job seeking engineers speak to an audience of hiring technical managers and recruiters.

Nick Massetti
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Email: nick@nmassetticonsulting.com

 

One Response to “2017 NTC Award Winners Announced”

  1. Glenn Friedman says:

    Nick Massetti’s recognition is well deserved! For many years, he was a key contributor of ideas, energy and work to the IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council Chapter. Nick was always a pleasure to work with. He has left a legacy which we are inspired to both maintain and build upon. – Glenn Friedman, 2017 & 2015 chair, IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council Chapter

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