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Call for Participation – IEEE NANO 2017

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Early registration is open for the 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2017) which will be held July 25 – 28, 2017 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh, USA.

IEEE NANO 2017 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, interaction, networking and collaboration for research and development in nanotechnology with special attention to the latest advances in nanotechnology.

Early bird registration deadline: May 1, 2017


Announcing 2017 Montreal Nanotechnology Summer School

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Full details:

Download Montreal PDF Flyer

The 2017 IEEE N3 Summer school will be held in Montréal, Canada, from Monday, June 26 till Friday, June 30 2017.

The aim of the school is to provide graduate students and early career researchers in nanotechnology a basic understanding of the fundamental concepts that underpin the properties of nanomaterials, the opportunities afforded by advanced characterization tools and the prospects of nanoscale devices. Our lectures will be structured so as to impart a broad set of concepts, starting from the design of nanomaterials, their synthesis using various approaches, the characterization of their structure and properties, their integration into devices and device testing and optimization.

The N3 School is designed to appeal to senior undergraduates; graduate students; post-docs; and researchers and practitioners at the early stages of their careers who are eager to deepen and broaden heir skills in nanotechnology ranging from nanoscale synthesis to characterization to device fabrication and testing.


Announcing 2017 Toulouse (FR) Nanotechnology Summer School

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Calling PhD students, post-docs and young engineers from industries

IEEE 2017 Summer School on “Nanoelectronic technologies and devices: From basic principles to highly reliable applications

Download the PDF flyer.

In continuation of the NANORUN event series, the registration of the 2nd international course, the IEEE 2017 Summer School on “Nanoelectronic technologies and devices: From basic principles to highly reliable applications” on July 10-14 2017 is open now. It is strongly supported by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) and organized by IRT Saint Exupery and Laplace Laboratory in Toulouse (France).

All details here:


Call for papers: IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine

Thursday, January 12th, 2017


Call for papers: IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine

We are inviting practitioners and scholars in nanotechnology to submit papers to special issues in the areas of biomedical devices, energy, nanomaterials, and nanorobotics. The scope includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Biomedical Devices: imaging devices, biochips, biosensors, bio-instruments, biomaterials;
  • Energy: Nanogenerators, batteries, fuel cells, solar cells;
  • Nanomaterials: Graphene, nanowires, nanotubes, nanocomposites;
  • Nanorobotics: nanomanipulators, nanoactuators, nanotools

Articles should adhere to the following requirements:

  • 4-6 pages double column
  • All figures should be at least 300dpi
  • Submission by email to:

Editor-in-Chief: John T.W. Yeow ( (for submissions)

Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 31 2017

Announcing NANO 2017 Call for Papers

Thursday, January 12th, 2017


25 – 28 July 2016, Pittsburgh (USA)

 Call for Paper Submissions

Update: Abstract submission deadline has been extended to March 25th, 2017

ieee-nano-2017-leaflet_300dpi-01We cordially invite you to submit your papers to the 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2017) to be held July 25 – 28, 2017 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center in Pittsburgh, USA. The conference website is now open for abstract submission. Abstract submission deadline is February 7, 2017.


The IEEE NANO conference is sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, which was first launched in 2001 and has since then been the focus of nanotechnology activities in IEEE and more generally, a most important focus of the nanotechnology community worldwide. The conference aims to bring together researchers and developers from academia and industry as well as entrepreneurs and funding agencies leaders in the general area of nanotechnology. IEEE NANO 2017 will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, interaction, networking and collaboration for research and development in nanotechnology with special attention to the latest advances in nanotechnology. Topics for contributing papers include but are not limited to:

New Technical Committee

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

At its November meeting, the NTC Excom approved a proposal from the NTC Technical Activities Committee to form the 14th Technical Committee (TC), on  Nanoacoustic Devices, Processes and Materials. Xiaoning Jiang, of the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UNC & NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA was appointed as TC Chair for 2016-2017, and James Spicer of the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA was appointed as TC co-chair for 2016-2017.

The past 10 years has seen an explosion of research interest in acoustics associated nanomaterials, nanostructures, nanofabrication and devices for a broad range of applications.

The NTC’s IEEE-UFFC member society  has a large group of scientists and students  who research nano-acoustics, but have not been benefiting from or contributing to NTC technical activities.

The TC will focus on such areas as:

  • Acoustic device applications such as mobile and/or autonomous devices (e.g. microphone, acoustic touch sensing, etc.), biomedical imaging devices (ultrasound imaging), biomedical therapy devices (ultrasound therapy, acoustic drug delivery), implantable and embedded devices (acoustic sensors and transducers), wearable and surface mountable devices (acoustic sensors), which involve interactions between acoustics waves and nano-materials/structures.
  • Advanced acoustic sensing and measurement approaches that permit unprecedented understanding of phenomena on the nanoscale.
  • Development of new materials for application to nanoscale acoustic devices and processes, examples include piezoelectric nano-materials, piezoelectric nano-structures, photoacoustic nanonaterials and nanostructures, etc.

The new TC has announced its initial goals:

Within two years: A dedicated session at IEEE NANO with 10 accepted papers

Within four years: A dedicated track at IEEE NANO with 30 accepted papers, regular tutorials at IEEE NANO, a dedicated special issue in TNANO or TUFFC.


Distinguished Lecturers for 2017

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces its Distinguished Lecturers (DL) for 2017.

Newly appointed:

  • Husam Alshareef, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Ozgur B. Akan, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jin-Woo Kim, University of Arkansas, USA
  • Larry Nagahara, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
  • John T.W. Yeow, University of Waterloo, Canada

Continuing from 2016:

  • Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
  • James Morris, Portland State University, Portland Oregon, USA
  • H. H. Tan, Australian National University
  • Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

For information on the Council’s DL Program see this page.


VP Publications 2017

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

J-W KIMThe IEEE Nanotechnology Council is pleased to announce that Professor Jin-Woo Kim, of the University of Arkansas, USA, was elected as the 2017 VP for Publications in the special election to fill the remaining year of the term vacated by Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng, who was elected as President-elect 2017.

Kim is Director of the Bio/Nano Technology Group in the Institute for Nanoscience & Engineering at the University. He 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).





Call for Nominations 2017 IEEE Nanotechnology Distinguished Lecturers

Monday, November 7th, 2016

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 2017. 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.


Welcome to 2017 IEEE Nanotechnology Conference

Monday, October 31st, 2016


Welcome to IEEE Nanotechnology Conference 2017 to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, USA on July 25-28, 2017!

IEEE Nano is one of the largest nanotechnology conferences in the world, directly sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. IEEE NANO 2017 will provide an international forum for inspiration, interactions and exchange of ideas in a wide variety of branches of nanotechnology and nanoscience, through feature tutorials, workshops, and track sessions; plenary and invited talks from the world most renowned scientists and engineers; exhibition of software, hardware, equipment, materials, services and literature.  It is a must for students, educators, researchers, scientists and engineers engaged in a wide range of nanotechnology fields and related applications, including electronic materials, photonics, biotechnology, medicine, alternative energy, environment and electronic devices. Since its first round on Maui Island, Hawaii, in 2001, IEEE Nano has been held annually in rotation between North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. This is the 17th edition of the flagship annual event to be held on July 25-28, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.