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Evidence for the Majorana fermion in a quantum anomalous Hall insulator–superconductor

Thursday, September 21st, 2017


Majorana fermion: A particle that its own anti-particle has been recently evidenced by researchers led by Prof. Kang L. Wang, at University of California, Los Angeles. This discovery is believed to conclude the longstanding quest about the existence of Majorna fermions which could be a major breakthrough in the field of quantum computing. Prof. Kang L. Wang is the former Editor of IEEE-Transactions on Nanotechnology. Please join me in congratulating Prof. Kang L. Wang and his team on this occasion for an excellent discovery.

Picture credit: Science Journal


Qing Lin He, Lei Pan, Alexander L. Stern, Edward C. Burks, Xiaoyu Che, Gen Yin, Jing Wang, Biao Lian, Quan Zhou, Eun Sang Choi, Koichi Murata, Xufeng Kou, Zhijie Chen, Tianxiao Nie, Qiming Shao, Yabin Fan, Shou-Cheng Zhang, Kai Liu, Jing Xia, Kang L. Wang. Chiral Majorana fermion modes in a quantum anomalous Hall insulator–superconductor structureScience, 2017; 357 (6348): 294 DOI: 10.1126/science.aag2792




The 13th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (NEMS) will be held from 22-26, April 2018 at Grand Hyatt, Singapore.

The IEEE-NEMS is a premier conference series sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council focusing on the promotion of advanced research areas related to MEMS, nanotechnology, and molecular technology. Prior conferences were held in Los Angeles (USA,2017), Matsushima Bay and Sendai (Japan, 2016), Xian (China, 2015), Hawaii (USA, 2014), Suzhou (China, 2013), Kyoto (Japan, 2012), Kaohsiung (Taiwan, 2011), Xiamen (China, 2010), Shenzhen (China, 2009), Hainan Island (China, 2008), Bangkok (Thailand, 2007), and Zhuhai (China, 2006). The IEEE-NEMS Conference typically attracts over 600 attendees with participants from more than 20 countries and regions worldwide.

Conference Scope

  • Nano Energy, Micro Energy Harvesting, Energy Materials
  • Micro/Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (M/NEMS)
  • Nanoscale Robotics, Assembly, and Automation
  • Flexible/Soft Materials, Sensors and Actuators
  • Micro/Nanotechnology in Neural Prostheses
  • Molecular Sensors, Actuators, and Systems
  • Micro/Nano Lens and Nanoscale Imaging
  • Micro/Nano/Molecular Fabrication
  • Nanophotonics and Microoptics
  • Plasmonic and Metamaterials
  • Nanobiology/Nanomedicine
  • Micro/Nano Mechanics
  • Micro/Nano Fluidics
  • 2D/Nanomaterials

 Important Dates

2-Page Abstract Submission: Nov. 15, 2017

Acceptance Notification: Dec. 15, 2017

Final Full Paper Submission: Jan. 15, 2018

Early Bird Registration: Jan. 2018


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IEEE Nanotechnology Summer School on June 19-23, 2016. Register Now!

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

NTC summer school

Regenerative Nano-Medicine: From Advanced Delivery Systems to Electronic-Based Devices, 19-23 June, 2016 at Tel Aviv University

A Summer School Organized by the Gertner Institute with the Support of IEEE Nanotechnology Council


The summer school is oriented towards graduate students, postdocs and young researches interested in the fundamentals and cutting-edge research and technologies in the fields of nanomedicine and nanobioelectronics.

The school will offer intense state of the art training by internationally-renowned scientists in the field. The lectures will be supplemented with poster sessions presented by the participating students. Social events and joint mini-projects will facilitate informal scientific discussions among the participants.


  • Nanosensors in Medicine
  • Wound Healing
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Implanted Nanorobotics
  • Silicon Nanowires for Probing Inter and Intra-Cellular Force Dynamic
  • 3D Printing, Engineering Artificial Cells and Cyborg Tissues
  • Regenerative Nanomedicine

Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. Ali Khademhosseini (Harvard Medical School)
    • Prof. Bozhi Tian (University of Chicago)
    • Prof. Kevin Kit Parker (Harvard University)
    • Prof. Hossam Haick (Technion)

Organizing Committee:

  • Dr. Tal Dvir (Tel Aviv University)
    • Prof. Yael Hanein (Tel Aviv University)
    • Prof. Dan Peer (Tel Aviv University)


Welcome to Join The First MARSS on July 18-22, 2016 in Paris, France

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016


Dear Colleague,

The first International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) is held from 18-22 July 2016 in Paris

This new annual conference is managed by a high-level Steering Committee and technically supported by IEEE-RAS and IEEE-NTC. The Steering Committee has the ambition to develop MARSS to a flagship conference for cross-disciplinary R&D communities related to manipulation and automation at micro and nano scales, and all kinds of small scale robots and their applications.

You are kindly invited to attend and contribute to the inaugural event. The Call for Late News Papers (short papers ONLY, up to 3 pages) is now open for two weeks, from 02-15 May

MARSS2016 will organize a fast-track peer-reviewing of the submitted Late News Papers. Authors will be notified of the status of their papers within a week after the submission. Accepted Late News Papers will be presented in parallel sessions (20 min). All accepted papers will be included into the conference proceedings.

On behalf of MARSS2016 Steering Committee,
Best regards / Sergej Fatikow

Prof. Dr. Sergej Fatikow
Head, Div. Microrobotics & Control Eng, Dept Comp Sc, U Oldenburg, Germany
Europe-Chair, IEEE-RAS TC Micro/Nano Robotics & Automation
Founding Chair, MARSS Int. Conference / 3M-NANO Int. Conference /Phone +49 441 7984291/

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