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NASA Research Announcement – Physical Sciences Informatics

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

NASA Research Announcement: Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System Appendix D Released

NASA has released the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled “Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix D,” which solicits ground-based research proposals to generate new scientific insights by utilizing experimental data residing in NASA’s Physical Sciences Informatics (PSI) system (http://psi.nasa.gov). This online database provides investigators access to the raw and processed experimental data from physical science reduced-gravity flight experiments conducted on the International Space Station, Space Shuttle flights, and Free-flyers, or from related ground-based studies.

The current call for proposals solicits proposals in the five research areas – Combustion Science, Complex Fluids, Fluid Physics, Fundamental Physics and Materials Science – for which eligible experimental data will be available in the PSI by the proposal due date of December 15, 2017. At the time of the release of PSI NRA Appendix D, 50 investigations are eligible for this NRA. Anticipated award amounts, eligibility requirements, and further instructions for both types of investigators are provided in the solicitation document, which is available at http://tinyurl.com/NASA-17PSI-D.

Notices of Intent for Appendix D are due on October 31, 2017, and they must be submitted electronically via NSPIRES (http://nspires.nasaprs.com/). Proposals are due on December 15, 2017, and they must be submitted electronically by an authorized official of the proposing organization using either NSPIRES (http://nspires.nasaprs.com/) or Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov).

NASA plans to conduct a proposers’ conference via WebEx on October 17, 2017. Prospective proposers are advised to monitor the solicitation webpage for further information on the conference, including instructions on how to submit your questions about the PSI or the NRA.

 

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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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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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.

 

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.

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Students of San Francisco Bay Area NTC Chapter Attended A 3-Day Nanotechnology Workshop

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

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San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council Chapter hits the mark with 3 Day nanotechnology workshop for Students.

By Nick Massetti IEEE Life Senior Member

I’ll tell the story of the event titled: IEEEnanoCON-2016: Inspiring the Next Generation by starting at the end.

Slides of selected presentations of the IEEE SFBA Nanotechnology Council Chapter 3-Day Workshop on Nanotechnology can be found at the following link: https://goo.gl/HbKoD8 

The following are some of the comments from attendees following the 3 day mid-year workshop on nanotechnology designed for college students on Summer break and young professionals.

“First and foremost, I’d like to say that I enjoyed almost every single aspect of the event, and in particular, I thought the diversity of speakers (especially the balance between industry and academia) and locations was excellent.”  Alex, UC Davis Chem E. undergrad.

In my experience, the three days of IEEEnanoCON-2016 resulted in a fantastic combination of getting up to speed in areas of my own interest (biotechnology and medical devices) and developing knowledge and ideas in new polymers, new semiconductor materials, addressing energy needs and clean technologies. To make all this possible, the program brought together an excellent panel of presenters from industry, academia and government research to interact with a very enthusiastic and curious group of young scientists and engineers, from elite schools, universities and colleges from all over.  I take away the inspiration and the energy of a new generation of scientists to lead the field in decades to come.”  Maria, Ph.D., EMBA, Medical Device Consultant

I am deeply grateful for the education I have received from the three days of incredible speakers, great itineraries, enjoyable food, and excellent networking. This event has helped me see possibilities for myself that hadn’t occurred to me before.” Margaret, Undergrad, Foothill College.
The inspiration for the event grew from the RFP issued by the IEEE NTC in early 2015 for a Summer School on Nanotechnology. Although the San Francisco Chapter’s proposal was not the proposal selected for funding, the organizers moved ahead and found local sponsors to subsidize student registration fees and some other event costs. The workshop presented leading industrial scientists, academic researchers, entrepreneurs and government speakers in a broad spectrum of nanotechnology topics. The event was held at three separate locations, one day at each location. Part of the concept involved inviting researchers and interns at the different sites to attend providing golden network opportunities for the registrants. It also provided an opportunity for the registrants to go on tours of the local labs, for example, the Stanford University Nanofabrication Facility.

When the attendance numbers were totaled the student participation alone reached 59 including nine Texas Instruments student interns, who dropped in on day one, and ten IBM student interns, who participated on day two.  In addition to local interns there were also seasoned researchers and professors who stopped in for presentations and some even helped the speakers answer questions. The students reported attending at least 18 universities across the USA and the UK during the academic year. Besides the USA, home countries included Canada, India, Iran, Japan, Russia, and Vietnam. Many were interning at local industrial companies such as Semiconductor equipment supplier Applied Materials, biopharma giant Gilead, Zeiss X-Ray and research giant XEROX-PARC. Event sponsors included IBM, SWCNT manufacturer OCSiAl LLC, and the IEEE SCV Section STEM education fund.

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Update of IEEE NTC Conferences

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

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Greetings,

In this update:

  • NANO 2016 Early Registration Deadline extended to July 22, 2016 (Japan time)
  • Call for Proposals: We are seeking proposals for hosting NANO 2019 and NMDC 2018.

NANO 2016 Early Registration Deadline extended to July 22, 2016 (Japan time)

IEEE NANO is one of the largest nanotechnology conferences in the world, directly hosted by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. 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 16th edition of the flagship annual event to be held in Sendai, and the second in Japan some 11 years since it first took place in Nagoya in 2005. See http://ieeenano2016.org/


Call for Proposals for Future Conference Sites

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for future sites for IEEE NANO 2019 and for IEEE NMDC 2018.

IEEE NANO:

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The First IEEE NTC Summer School Has Been Held in Tel-Aviv University Successfully

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

The First IEEE NTC Summer School Has Been Held in Tel-Aviv University Successfully.

 

The IEEE Summer School on “Regenerative Nano-Medicine: From Advanced Delivery Systems to Electronic-Based Devices” at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, June 2016

 

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Picture 1: The IEEE Nano summer school opening

 

The IEEE Summer School on “Regenerative Nano-Medicine: From Advanced Delivery Systems to Electronic-Based Devices”  that took place at Tel-Aviv University, Israel  in June 2016 was oriented towards cutting-edge research and technologies in the fields of tissue engineering, drug delivery and their interfaces with electronics. It was combining nano-electronics and biology, focusing on current innovations and future research pathways in these fields.

About 50 multinational graduate students and post-docs from the USA, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, India, China, Thailand and Israel, participated in the summer school.

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San Francisco Nano Workshop for Young Professionals

Monday, May 16th, 2016

San Francisco Bay Area IEEE Nanotechnology Council Chapter

3 Day Workshop for Young Professionals

IEEEnanoCON-2016;  Inspiring the Next Generation

Dates: June 13 – 15, 2016

Venues: Texas Instruments; IBM Almaden; and Stanford University

For detailed schedule, see http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano/ieee-nanocon-2016/

Download the PDF flyer.

IEEEnanoCON-2016 is a three day workshop principally targeting young professionals and college students. IEEEnanoCON-2016 will also serve engineers wishing to retrain into new careers. There will be exposure to a wide range of nanotechnology science and technology topics by established experts in the fields.

Presentations will span nanomaterials and nanodevices, nanophotonics and nanomedicine, nanopolymers and nanosensors along with their applications.

Speakers from Academia and Industry (both entrepreneurs and established enterprises), will review current as well as potential areas of interest in an attempt to spark a drive to get involved in enabling the promise of nanotechnology.

Ample time will be reserved for discussion and interchange with attendees.

IEEEnanoCON-2016’s three days of activities will take place at three venues: Texas Instruments; IBM Almaden; and Stanford University. Free attendance by on-site engineers or professors will be encouraged to maximize networking opportunities.

For detailed schedule and to register, see http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano/ieee-nanocon-2016/

REGISTER NOW at  https://ieeenanocom2016.eventbrite.com

Sponsored by OCSiAL USA, Perkin Elmer, HP, HP Enterprise and IEEE SCV Section