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NIST Nanotechnology Seminar Series

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

NIST Nanotechnology Seminar Series

Next Generation Electricity Storage: Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries

George Crabtree

Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)

Argonne National Laboratory

University of Illinois at Chicago

Wednesday, March 30th 10:30 AM

Bldg. 215, Rm C103-106


A library of fundamental knowledge of the materials and phenomena of energy storage at the atomic and molecular level.The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) pursues high performance, low cost beyond lithium ion electricity storage that will transform transportation and the electricity grid. JCESR will leave three legacies: (more…)

IEEE NTC Appoints Eight 2016 Distinguished Lecturers

Monday, December 7th, 2015

IEEE Nanotechnology Council has appointed the following eight Distinguished Lecturers for the year 2016:

Supriyo Bandyopadhyay,

Walter Hu,

James E. Morris,

Luca Pierantoni,

Federico Rosei,

Hark Hoe Tan,

Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng,

Wei Wu,

Chapters, student branches, workshops, and conferences sponsored by IEEE Nanotechnology Council and its member societies are welcome to invite IEEE NTC’s Distinguished Lecturers for delivering various presentations.

IEEE NTC provides funds to support full or partial travel expenses for invited presentations.

Please contact DLs directly for detailed arrangements.

For more information, please visit the IEEE NTC DL program page.



Professor Supriyo Bandyopadhyay

Department of Electrical Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University

Example of presentation title: Spintronics, nanomagnetic computing (more…)

Call for Nominations 2016 IEEE Nanotechnology Distinguished Lecturers

Friday, September 4th, 2015

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 2016. 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.

Candidates for DLs may be nominated by any current IEEE member, using the IEEE NTC Distinguished Lecturer Nomination Form. Self-nomination is not accepted.

The selection of distinguished lectures will be made by the Distinguished Lecturer Committee, a subcommittee of Technical Activities Committee (TAC) and approved by the NTC ExCom.

Please email the nomination to Guangyong Li, chair, the Distinguished Lecturer Committee, at or submit the nomination online using the form below, by midnight (US Pacific Time) Oct. 15, 2015.


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The IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Re-Booting Computing

Introducing the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative

The new IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative aims to rethink computing from “soup to nuts,” with the objective of transcending limitations of existing computing technologies.  Members of NTC affiliated societies in IEEE are encouraged to explore this new initiative through the Rebooting Computing Portal.  IEEE members can join the IEEE Rebooting Computing Community for free!  (Submitted by Neal Anderson, NTC representative to the RC Initiative.)

Request for Proposals – NTC Summer School

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Marc Cahay IEEE NTC Summer School on Nanotechnology 2016

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is initiating its Summer School Program in 2016. The first Summer School will be organized along some of the themes typically covered in the call for abstracts of the yearly IEEE Nano meeting, the flagship IEEE Nanotechnology Conference.  These include a wide range of nanoscience and nanotechnology topics, encompassing nanofabrication; nanomanufacturing; nanomaterials; nanobiomedicine; nanoenergy; nanoplasmonics; nanoelectronics; nanosensors and nanoactuators; nanorobotics; and characterization and modeling of nanostructures and devices.

The IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology is geared towards senior undergraduates; graduate students; post-docs; and researchers and practitioners at the early stages of their careers who are eager to deepen and broaden their skills in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Attendance is expected to be in the range of 20 to 50 participants. The main objective is to stimulate future generations to stay abreast of these rapidly evolving fields, and to foster participation in the adventure of research that will lead to the next generation of nanopioneers.


IEEE Nanotechnology Newsletter, Jan-Feb 2015 Issue.

Sunday, March 1st, 2015


Jan-Feb 2015

  NTC Presidents Message January 2015

Dear Colleagues:Welcome to our inaugural issue of our e-Newsletter!

This is another of the messages I send from time to time to the NTC (IEEE Nanotechnology Council) email list of 14,000+ people interested in Nanotechnology. The Chapter of the Year Award for 2014 went to the San Francisco and Bay Area chapter. This chapter is very active and provides an excellent example of what chapters can do, from running monthly meetings to yearly symposia. Check them out at

We have elected Prof. Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng, of the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, to the post of VP for Publications. He has also been named Editor in Chief (EiC) for our web presence. His first task as EiC is to revamp the NTC web site and set up a process for keeping it updated.

We are planning to increase our involvement in education and hope to offer a one-week summer school on nanotechnology, designed primarily for graduate students, postdocs and recent graduates. We expect to receive proposals between now and the summer of 2015 and select one of them at the next AdCom meeting for a summer 2016 offering. The AdCom at its last meeting approved funding of about $40,000 to help defray expenses of the school. A more formal request for proposals will follow soon, but we would appreciate brief letters of intent to get us started. The school should have a theme (for example, graphene devices) and the final proposals should indicate venue, speakers and budgets.

As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions.

Ari Requicha
University of Southern California
President, IEEE Nanotechnology Council

This IEEE Nanotechnology Newsletter highlights publications, conferences, technical activities, news, messages, and announcements which might interest the readers. Highlighted in this issue include:

Welcome to IEEE NMDC 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska on 13-16 September, 2015

Highlights of Early Access Papers in TNANO

Preview of IEEE Nanotechnology Conference 2015

IEEE NANO 2015 2nd call for papers Deadline March 15, 2015

Highlights of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine December 2014 Issue

Highlights of the January 2015 Issue of TNANO

3M NANO 2015, 5-9 Oct, Changchun, China, Call for Papers

NANOfIM 2015, 1st Workshop on Nanotechnology in Instrumentation and Measurement CALL FOR PAPERS

TNANO Special Section on Defect and Fault Tolerance CALL FOR PAPERS

Click HERE to read full content online or click titles above for individual subjects.

It is hoped that by the web-based NTC Newsletter, nanotechnology related R&D, commercialization and education can be effectively promoted for the benefits of humanity.

Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng
University Chair Professor
Electrical Engineering
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan City, Taiwan
IEEE Fellow, Web/Newsletter EiC, VP for Publications
IEEE Nanotechnology Council

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Welcome to 3M NANO 2015 in Changchun, China

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

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3M-NANO (International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale)

Dates: 5-9 October 2015
Location: Changchun, China

We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale (3M-NANO), which is held in 2015 on 5-9 October in Changchun, China. The ultimate ambition of this conference series is to bridge the gap between nanosciences and engineering sciences, aiming at emerging market and technology opportunities. The advanced technologies for automated manipulation, manufacturing and measurement on the nanoscale promise novel revolutionary products and methods in numerous areas of application. (more…)

1st Workshop on Nanotechnology in Instrumentation and Measurement

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015


NANOfIM 2015 (1st Workshop on Nanotechnology in Instrumentation and Measurement)

Workshop Dates: 24-25 July 2015; Paper Submission Deadline: February 27th, 2015
Location: Ecotekne Conference Center, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

“Measurements in the World of Nanosensing”

The impact of instrumentation and measurements on human daily activities is always positively important as well as in (more…)

IEEE NANO 2015 Call for Papers

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

NANO2015_email_imageIEEE NANO 2015 – July 27-30, 2015 – Rome (Italy) 

Important Dates

January 15, 2015:       Special Session Proposal
March 15, 2015:         Tutorial/Workshop Proposal
March 15, 2015:         Extended Abstract Submission
April 15, 2015:           Acceptance Notification
May 15, 2015:            Full Paper Submission
June 1, 2015:              End of early Registration (more…)

2015 Distinguished Lecturers

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

IEEE-NANOIEEE NTC is pleased to announce our Distinguished Lecturers for 2015.

Distinguished lecturers can be requested by member society Chapters, Nanotechnology Chapters and conferences. For complete details see the DL program page.




PJean-Pierre Leburtonrofessor Jean-Pierre Leburton
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Merging Biology and Nanoelectronics: Can a semiconductor operate as a human cell?




Wen Jung LiProfessor Wen Jung Li
Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong
Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Optically-induced Electrokinetics: A Digital Path to Rapid Nano and Bio Assembly



XXiuling Liiuling Li
Associate Professor
University of Illinois, Urbana
Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Semiconductor nanotechnology: materials, devices, and manufacturability



Wei-WuWei Wu
Associate Professor
University of Southern California
Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Sub-5 nm Patterning Using Helium Ion Beam and Nanoimprint Lithography


Prof. Luca Luca PierantoniPierantoni
Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM), Italy
Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Radio-Frequency Nanoelectronics: novel materials, theory, modeling, and applications



Prof. FeFederico Roseiderico Rosei
Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Quebec, Canada
Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Molecular Basis of New Devices in Electronics and Photonics