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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.

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October 25th, 2016

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IEEE NMDC 2017

12th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference

Singapore, 2nd – 4th October, 2017

http://ieeenmdc.org/nmdc-2017/

 IEEE NTC invites you to attend the 12th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference!

  • Singapore locates near the equator and has a tropical rain forest climate with no distinctive seasons.
  • Like a huge tropical garden, Singapore is green everywhere and all year around.
  • Singapore Changi Airport hosts a network of over 100 airlines connecting Singapore to some 300 cities in about 70 countries and territories worldwide

Important dates:

Abstract deadline: 1st June 2017
Authors notification: 31st  July 2017
Early registration: 1st Sept 2017
IEEE NMDC conference: 2nd- 4th Oct 2017
Deadline for full papers submission: 30th Oct 2017

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September 8th, 2016

Nanotechnology

Request for proposals for 2017 IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology

Download the full RFP here.

The IEEE Nano Council is now requesting proposals for its Second Summer School which should 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 should be geared towards senior undergraduates; graduate students; post-docs; and researchers and practitioners at the early stages of their careers eager to deepen and broaden their skills in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Based on the success of the first Summer School, it is expected that the attendance at the school should be around 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.

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September 7th, 2016

Call for Papers IEEE NEMS 2017

IEEE-NEMS 2017
Dates: April 9-12, 2017
Venue: UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

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 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 350 attendees with participants from more than 20 countries and regions worldwide.

Call for papers (for details see http://ieee-nems.org/2017/call-for-papers/)

We invite contributions describing the latest scientific and technological research results in subjects including, but not limited to:

  1. Micro/Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (M/NEMS)
  2. Micro/Nano/Molecular Fabrication
  3. Nanomaterials
  4. Nonmaterial Based Devices and Systems
  5. Nanophotonics and Nanoscale Imaging
  6. Nanoscale Robotics, Assembly, and Automation
  7. Molecular Sensors, Actuators, and Systems
  8. Micro/Nano Fluidics
  9. Micro/Nano Mechanics
  10. Nanobiology/Nanomedicine

Important Dates:

2-page abstract submission: November 15, 2016
Abstract acceptance: December 15, 2016
Full paper submission: January 15, 2017
Early bird registration: January 15, 2017

 

General Chair: Prof. Steve Tung, University of Arkansas, USA

Technical Program Chair: Prof. Gwo-Bin Vincent Lee, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan ROC

 

September 6th, 2016

Sendai, Japan (22 August 2016) – The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) elected new officers at its Annual Meeting held August 22 in Sendai in conjunction with its 2016 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 three positions were up for election: President-elect for 2017 (President in 2018-19), Vice-President for Conferences 2017-18, and Vice-President for Finance 2017-18.

Prof. Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng of the College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Institute of Microelectronics at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan was elected President-elect for 2017. Guangyong Li, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) was elected VP for Conferences 2017-18. James Morris, Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Portland State University (Portland, Oregon) was elected Vice-president for Finances. All positions are effective as of January 1, 2017.

President-elect

Yonhua TzengYonhua (Tommy) Tzeng is an IEEE Fellow and University Chair Professor of Institute of Microelectronics in the Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at National Cheng Kung University, the second largest major research-intensive comprehensive university in Tainan, Taiwan with 22,000 students.

Dr. Tzeng joined Auburn University in 1983, was promoted to be an Alumni Chair Professor of ECE and served as Associate Director of Alabama Micro/Nano Science and Technology Center.  He retired from Auburn University in 2007 to serve as VP for Research at NCKU, where he was the founding EIC of an online magazine with close to two million readers. He has been a visiting professor at Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University, UK, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan and Argonne National Lab, USA.

Dr. Tzeng is a world renowned scientist in diamond, graphene, nano-carbons and nanotechnology.  He has published 240 journal and conference papers, 15 US patents, 15 Taiwan patents.

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September 4th, 2016

Nominations are being solicited for the IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s 2017 Awards.

Award categories are Early Career, Pioneer and Distinguished Service.

See the NTC Award Nominations page for full description and nomination form. Nominations are due by October 15.

August 27th, 2016

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council 2016 Awards Ceremony was held in conjunction with the IEEE NANO 2016 banquet in Sendai, Japan on August  24.

The Pioneer award in Nanotechnology recipient is Shawn-Yu Lin, Professor of Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. The Early Career Award in Nanotechnology co-recipients are, from academia, Prof. Tak Sing Wong, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, the Pennsylvania State University, and from government, Jin-Woo Han, Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, Calif. The Distinguished Service Award recipient is Edward G. Perkins, consultant, Tualatin (Portland metro area), Ore.

NTC Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology

NANO2016 Pioneer Awardee LinThe NTC Pioneer Award in nanotechnology is to recognize individuals who by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering have had a significant impact on the field of nanotechnology. The award is intended for people who are in the mid or late portions of their careers, i.e., at least 10 years beyond his or her highest earned academic degree on the nomination deadline date.

 The 2016 recipient of the IEEE NTC Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology is Shawn-Yu Lin, who is a Professor of Physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His award citation states: “For pioneering contribution to the development of 3D optical photonic-crystals and the discovery of the darkest nano-material on earth”.

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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.

SF 2016 - Fig. 1

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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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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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