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IEEE International Workshop on Nanotechnology for Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Program Committee, we are glad to inform you that the following topical lectures will be offered on September 22 and 23 during the IEEE International Workshop on Nanotechnology for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IEEE-NRIS 2017), which will be held at the Northeastern University at Qinhuangdao, in Hebei, China, from September 21-24, 2017:

  • Light-controlled Cellular Surgery
  • Industrial Robotics at Nanoscale
  • Physical Human-Robot Interaction and Its Application to Assistive Robot Systems
  • Screening of Affinity Reagents on Integrated Microfluidic Systems and Their Applications for Fast Diagnosis
  • Multidimensional Cellular Analysis from 1D to 3DEnabled by Robotic Micro/Nano Manipulation
  • Nanoparticle Film Sensors for ElectronicsPackaging Reliability
  • Bridging Biological Neural System and Machine
  • Programmable Molecular/Nanoscale Building Blocks and Development Strategies for Real-Time, in Vivo Molecular/Nano Sensors
  • Spherical Robot Based on a Holonomic Mobile Platform

We now encourage students and researchers interested in Nanotechnology, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems, especially in the cross-disciplinary research between these fields to register and attend the workshop.  Detailed registration information can be found at the workshop website: http://www.ieee-nris.org/2017/

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New IEEE Author Center

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

IEEE has revised and updated their information for authors pages and created the IEEE Author Center.

The IEEE Author Center is a standalone site for journal authors that provides a one-stop shop to learn about publishing with IEEE.  This comprehensive source of up-to-date content is written from the author’s perspective in simple, engaging language and is easily viewed in mobile.  The content is organized to follow the author’s path through the publishing process, from writing the article through to post-publication.

The IEEE Author Center will replace existing content on ieee.org as of 31-Aug-17.

IEEE Author Center Common Pages

 

IEEE NTC Elects 2018 Officers

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) elected new officers at its Annual Meeting held July 25 in Pittsburgh in conjunction with its 2017 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 two positions were up for election: Vice-President for Technical Activities 2018-19 and Vice-President for Publications for 2018-19.

Michel Frechette of the Hydro-Québec (Canada)Research Institute (IREQ) and Associate Professor at École de technologie Supérieure (ETS) in Montreal was elected as Vice-President for Technical Activities.

Frechette has been active in research for the last 40 years, practicing an applied basic approach at IREQ and collaborating with various international bodies and universities. For numerous years, he has been an Associate Professor at École de technologie Supérieure (ETS) in Montreal. For the past 10 years, his major scientific contributions were to the field of nanodielectrics and high-voltage applications.

 

Prof. Jin-Woo Kim, Director of the Bio/Nano Technology Group in the Institute for Nanoscience & Engineering at the University of Arkansas, USA was elected as Vice-President for Publications.

Kim is past editor-in-chief of ENANO and is a long time member of the Conference Steering Committee for the IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering (IEEE-NANOMED).

Both positions are effective as of January 1, 2018.

 

Request for Proposals NTC 2018 Summer School

Monday, August 14th, 2017

 

Request for proposals for the 2018 IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology

Download the full RFP here.

 

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is requesting proposals for its Third Summer School in 2018.

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2017 Awards Ceremony

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council 2017 Awards Ceremony was held in conjunction with the IEEE NANO 2017 banquet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) on July 27.

The Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology recipient was Paras N. Prasad, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Medicine and Electrical Engineering, at the University at Buffalo (NY). The Early Career Award in Nanotechnology recipient was Professor Duygu Kuzum of the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. The Distinguished Service Award recipient was Dominic Massetti of OmniVision Technologies, Inc., Seal Beach, CA.

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CFP on Thematic Issue of The “Letters” in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO): Biomedical Micro/Nano-Devices

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Thematic Issue of The “Letters” in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO): Biomedical Micro/Nano-Devices

The “Letters” in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will devote a themed issue “Biomedical Micro/Nano-Devices” to a collection of papers highlighting research and technology development in micro/nano-engineered devices for broad ranges of biomedical applications. Recent development of micro/nano-technologies enables an emerging class of devices, which provide advanced capabilities not only to sense and/or stimulate living cells and tissues but also to deliver various bio-agents at their length scale. These platforms also open a new possibility to explore the interfacial interactions between micro/nano-materials and biology in a minimally invasive manner, which otherwise cannot be achievable by exploiting conventional bulk materials systems. The topics of interests in this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced fabrication methods for micro/nano-scale biomedical devices
  • Micro/nano-scale recording and stimulation at cellular and/or tissue level
  • Micro/nano-scale force measurements of cell adhesion, migration, and contraction.
  • Minimally invasive intracellular and intratissue access and targeting by micro/nano-devices
  • Wearable biomedical devices enabled by micro/nano-materials and designs.
  • Mechanically soft and flexible micro/nano-devices for bio-integration.
  • Biochips and bio-MEMS

 

Submissions are solicited from researchers in the field for short reports of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters” are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges.

The “Letters” in TNANO serves as forum for rapid publication of high-quality articles – featuring the topics of great current interest in all areas of nanotechnology. The submission to publication time is expected to be approximately six weeks. 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.

Follow the guideline (http://sites.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for the Special Issue “Letters: Biomedical Micro/Nano-Devices”. Note that the submitted article cannot be a verbatim copy of a published conference article and your manuscript must contain at least 30% new results when compared with conference papers.

Submission deadline: August 31, 2017
Anticipated publication: October 2017

Please address all other correspondence regarding this special issue to the Guest Editors:

Chi Hwan Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
(Email: lee2270@purdue.edu)

TNANO 2016 Impact Factor

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

TNANO 2016 Impact Factor

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) is pleased to announce a new 2016 impact factor (IF) of 2.485*! This represents 46% increase from the 2015 IF, upholding the TNANO’s status as one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in the field of nanotechnology. The official journal of IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), TNANO publishes a collection of peer-reviewed articles and short reports (i.e., letters) of original research and perspectives and reviews and mini-reviews on emerging topics. TNANO offers rapid peer-review and can publish an accepted article online through IEEE Xplore as soon as it is submitted in final form. Web-published papers have DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable. Make sure your manuscript has the impact and gets the attention it deserves by submitting your article to TNANO today.

*2016 Journal Citation Reports published by Clarivate Analytics, 2017

Call for Nominations 2018 IEEE Nanotechnology Distinguished Lecturers

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

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 2018. 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 each Lecturer 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.

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TNANO New Impact Factor 2016 Rating

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

New Impact Factor 2.485!

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) is pleased to announce a new 2016 impact factor (IF) of 2.485*! This represents 46% increase from the 2015 IF, upholding the TNANO’s status as one of the leading peer-reviewed engineering journals in the field of nanotechnology. The official journal of IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), TNANO publishes a collection of peer-reviewed articles and short reports (i.e., letters) of original research and perspectives and reviews and mini-reviews on emerging topics. TNANO offers rapid peer-review and can publish an accepted article online through IEEE Xplore® as soon as it is submitted in final form. Web-published papers have DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Make sure your manuscript has the impact and gets the attention it deserves by submitting your article to TNANO today. For complete instructions for authors, visit the TNANO website at http://tnano.org/.

*2016 Journal Citation Reports published by Clarivate Analytics, 2017

IEEE NANO 2017 offers IEEE Student Travel Fellowships

Monday, June 12th, 2017

The 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2017) will be held at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh, USA, July 25-28, 2017.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we are glad to announce that the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) has decided to offer a travel fellowship to support IEEE student members for attending IEEE NANO 2017.

The travel fellowship will cover the accommodation up to five room nights (shared with another student) for about 40 IEEE student members.  If you are an IEEE student member and have interest in applying for this fellowship, please complete the IEEE NANO 2017 Travel Fellowship Application form and return it along with your resume by June 15.

If you have already applied for the NSF travel fellowship, you will be automatically considered for this fellowship, so you don’t need to submit your application for this fellowship.

Yours Sincerely,
General chair:                    Guangyong Li (University of Pittsburgh)
Sponsorship chair:            Walter Hu (University of Texas at Dallas)
Travel award chair:           Qing Gu (University of Texas at Dallas)