IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Advancing Nanotech for Humanity
IEEE
January 12th, 2022

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January 12th, 2022

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IEEE NTC Facebook websites are linked below. It can also be linked to by the facebook option at the upper right corner of the front page of the NTC website.

NTC officers, members, conference/workshop organizers are invited to join it and post relevant information.

4.1 Open website in which only authorized members are allowed to post articles:

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4.2 Open website in which only the web host is allowed to post articles: https://www.facebook.com/IEEENanotechnologyCouncil/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

January 12th, 2022

 

The NTC has several Linked-in sites:

Main NTC ‘company’ page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ieee-ntc

NTC Women in Nanotechnology (WIN) ‘company’ page: https://linkedin.com/company/ieee-nanotechnology-council-women-in-nanotechnology

NTC Young Professionals (YP):

 

February 28th, 2024

 

CALL for PAPERS

IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO)
Special Section on

Future Nanoconputing: Trends and Challenges

 

Guest editors

  • Prof Giovanni Finnochio, Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences, University of Messina, 98166, Messina, Italy Email: finocchio@unime.it
  • Fabrizio Lombardi, College of Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA, Email: lombardi@ece.neu.edu
  • Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, 67100 Xanthi, Greece, Email: gsirak@ee.duth.gr

Scope and purpose

The concept of nanocomputing refers to the ability of computers to represent and manipulate data in the nanometer scale. In practice, circuits and computer systems are constructed using transistors with channels significantly shorter than 100 nanometers. Consequently, the current objective is to develop computers that utilize devices no larger than 10 nanometers. To achieve this, nanocomputing must undertake a comprehensive examination of nanotechnology in the field of computing. This aspect comprises interdisciplinary investigations that traverse various fields through the utilization of nanoscale technologies and the exploration of innovative processing paradigms. At the lowest device level, it encompasses not only CMOS but also numerous emerging technologies (including spintronics, molecular, superconducting, and DNA). However, it also incorporates circuit design considerations. It is unsurprising that this research necessitates a forum (and related community) that transcends disciplines to deliberate on innovative post-CMOS and advanced technological avenues for nanocomputing. To address the primary challenges encountered by integrated electronics in the twenty-first century, inventive future resolutions are necessary.

This special issue will showcase the most recent advancements in the multidisciplinary domain of nanocomputing technologies. It will specifically highlight the most recent developments in the corresponding technologies that are applicable for the modeling, design, fabrication and testing of unconventional nanocomputing systems such as biological, quantum, spintronic, and neuromorphic systems. Notably, efficient fabrication and implementation frameworks (from circuits to modules) and a physical foundation (i.e., devices) are necessary for these technological paradigms to function so that computations at the nanoscale can be executed efficiently in such unconventional venues. Therefore, the scientific forum that is specifically focused on technologies for nanocomputing will feature contributions from eminent international theorists and experimentalists. This will offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas, share knowledge, identify unresolved matters, and suggest avenues for future research in a vast array of disciplines, including material science, device physics, nonlinear circuit and system theory, memory, and computing applications (including computer architecture).

In conclusion, this special issue provides a novel perspective on the immense possibilities that nanocomputing technologies illuminate. They originate from diverse perspectives, including material engineering, novel modeling elements, different types of nano-computing, emerging signal processing paradigms, and even surpass von Neumann computing through the implementation of unconventional, spintronic, quantum, and neuromorphic computing.

Submission Procedure

Potential authors are encouraged to adhere to the guidelines outlined on the OJ-NANO website (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/oj-nano) when submitting their papers. The manuscripts that are being submitted should not have been published previously, nor should they be in the process of being reviewed for publication elsewhere at this time.

Topics of interest

Topics of interest to this special issue include, but are not limited to, contributions concerning almost every technology targeting for future nanocomputing. More specifically, these may include, but not limited to the following:

  • Novel nanodevices for computing applications.
  • Innovative manufacturing/integration ideas including chiplets with a focus on computation as application.
  • Nanoelectronic circuits, nanofabrics, and nanoarchitectures/systems.
  • Future and emergent nanotechnology-based paradigms for computing.
  • Nanotechnology with unpredictable devices.
  • Emerging memory nano-devices and in-memory nanotechnology-based designs.
  • Security with nanofabrics.
  • Reliability aware nanotechnology for reliable operation.
  • 2D/3D, hybrid, defect/fault tolerant schemes, integration, and manufacturing.
  • Nanodevice and nanocircuit models, methodologies, and computer aided design tools.

Important dates

Manuscript submissions due 2024-05-01
First round of reviews completed 2024-07-01
Revised manuscripts due 2024-08-15
Second round of reviews completed 2024-09-15
Final manuscripts due 2024-10-01
Accepted manuscripts final submission 2024-10-31
Target publication date 2024-11-30

 

Request for information

Fabrizio Lombardi (lombardi@ece.neu.edu) and all the rest of Guest Editors (in alphabetical order)

Giovanni Finnochio (giovanni.finocchio@unime.it)

Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis (gsirak@ee.duth.gr)

February 20th, 2024

Initial Proposal Deadline: 30 April 2024

The IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (IEEE-NMDC) aims to develop critical assessment of existing work and future directions in nanotechnology research from every sector in the nanotechnology research field, with a special focus on materials and devices. NMDC 2024 will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Past locations of the NMDC have been in Asia (Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore), USA (California, Michigan, Hawaii, Alaska, Portland), Canada (Vancouver, BC) and Europe (Italy, France, Sweden). NMDC typically runs between mid-September and mid-October, with the later dates preferred since IEEE NANO runs in the first half of July.

We are now seeking proposals for IEEE-NMDC 2026 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa/ Middle East). For conference history, visit https://ieeenano.org/nmdc.

Early indication of an intention to submit a proposal is strongly recommended. Candidates for NMDC 2026 will be expected to present a 5-10 minute “Proposal in Preparation” based on the initial proposal at the NTC ExCom and AdCom meetings in July 2024 held at IEEE-NANO 2024 in Gijon, Spain. Final proposals are due in October for presentation at the Fall NTC ExCom meeting.

PROPOSAL FORMAT:
Initial proposals should be prepared in PowerPoint presentation format. An NTC Conference Proposal Guidelines and a PPT template are available upon request. Proposals should cover:

  • Venue: City (or nearby city for rural locations); visitor access (e.g., daily flights,) with typical travel costs; hotel costs (including wi-fi, breakfast, etc.); tourist information
  • Facilities: Hotel or campus venue if known (with verification of availability for formal proposals); lecture theater and meal capacities
  • Personnel: General Chair(s), Program Chair(s), Treasurer, other volunteer personnel (e.g., program/advisory committees), and any administrative staff or management company
  • Budget information:
    • For informal proposals: Target registration rates, estimated number of attendees, estimated income (registration, tutorials, exhibition, grants/donations, etc.), estimated expenses (meals/receptions/breaks, administrative costs, etc.), other features of interest. Please prepare and submit two version of the budget: one corresponding to the expected number of attendees (typically ~200 – 250) and a second one for 100 attendees less. This request is related to risk evaluation.
    • For formal proposals: As above, but with more detail covering all budgeted income and expenses in the required IEEE NetSuite spreadsheet format. Note that the (Income-Expense)/Expense ratio must be at least 20%, in accordance with IEEE policy.

Formal proposals must be e-mailed prior to the appropriate deadline to: NTC Vice-President for Conferences Kremena Makasheva (kremena.makasheva@laplace.univ-tlse.fr) with copies to Ed Perkins, NTC Secretary (e.perkins@ieee.org).

Contact Kremena Makasheva, (kremena.makasheva@laplace.univ-tlse.fr) with any questions.

February 6th, 2024

IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits
Special Topic on 3D Logic and Memory for Energy Efficient Computing

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Guest Editors
Yu Cao, University of Minnesota, yucao@umn.edu
Jeff Zhang, Arizona State University, jeffzhang@asu.edu

Editor-in-Chief
Azad Naeemi, Georgia Institute of Technology, azad@gatech.edu

Aims and Scope

Monolithic microelectronic design is facing tremendous challenges in the growing need of computation memory bandwidth and latency, and the energy efficiency of computation which is limiting its performance and cost. Although recent advances (e.g., domain-specific acceleration, near-memory and in-memory computing techniques) try to address these issues, the scaling trend of monolithic design still lags behind the ever-increasing demand of AI algorithms, high-performance computing, high-definition sensing and other data-intensive applications. In this context, technological innovations, in particular 3D integration through packaging and monolithic methods, are critical to enabling heterogeneous integration (HI) and bringing significant performance, energy and cost benefits beyond traditional chip design. 3D logic and memory design allow heterogeneous functional macros (i.e. chiplets) to be flexibly produced and connected with higher interconnection density, length reduction and area utilization, opening new opportunities across the microelectronic design stack.

The paradigm shift to heterogeneous integration and monolithic 3D methods requires a tight collaboration between packaging and chiplet designs spanning the entire design cycle, including devices, circuits, architectures, and design automation tools. Logic and memory will be partitioned into various 3D modules. The designers need to customize each module and define the interface, and assess system-level tradeoffs in performance, data movement, and energy efficiency. Design and synthesis tools have to be aware of 3D integration and planning knowledge (e.g., power delivery, heat dissipation and reliability) to enable the packaging and chiplet co-design. Furthermore, early predictive modeling and analysis of the 3D HI circuits and systems are essential to minimize the iteration cost between 3D architecture definition and design implementation.

This special issue of the IEEE Journal on Exploratory Computational Devices and Circuits (JXCDC) aims to call for the recent research advances in the area of 3D logic and memory design spanning from monolithic 3D and advanced packaging technology to circuits and architectures. Papers on co-design and optimization across multiple domains are encouraged.

Topics of Interests
Prospective authors are invited to submit original works and/or extended works based on conference presentations on various aspects of 3D logic and memory design for energy efficient computing. Topics of special interest include but are not limited to:

  • Technology perspectives of 3D heterogeneous integration
  • Emerging monolithic 3D logic and memory devices to improve energy efficiency of computation.
  • Advanced packaging for 2.5D and 3D integration to improve energy efficiency of computation.
  • Logic design and partition for a 3D system
  • Network topology for 3D data movement
  • 3D memory design and architectures to reduce the power consumption of data movement.
  • Signaling interface cross 3D modules
  • Thermal cooling and management to address the increased power density of 3D integration.
  • Power delivery, thermal management and reliability of 3D integrated circuits
  • Power delivery, thermal management and reliability of 3D integrated circuits
  • Architectural innovations for energy-efficient 3D HI
  • Prototypes of multi-tier logic and memory macros
  • EDA tools for multi-domain 3D integration

Information on submission guidelines can be found at the JxCDC page on the SSCS website.
Paper submissions must be done through the IEEE Author Portal website: https://ieee.atyponrex.com/journal/JXCDC

Important Dates
Open for Submission: February 15th, 2024
Submission Deadline: May 31st, 2024
First Notification: June 30th, 2024
Revision Submission: July 15th, 2024
Final Decision: July 31st, 2024
Publication Online: August 15th, 2024

 

 

February 2nd, 2024

Website: https://marss-conference.org

Download Call for Papers (PDF)

MARSS, the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, is a non-profit conference run by the microrobotic community and technically supported by IEEE-RAS and IEEE-NTC. MARSS2024 will be held in-person on July 01-05, 2024, in Delft, Netherlands. The conference is the flagship forum to discuss cross-disciplinary activities on 1) manipulation, automation, measurement, and characterization at micro/nano scales, and 2) all kinds of small-scale robots (nm – cm) and their applications.

Program: MARSS2024 offers 13-14 plenary talks and up to 36 technical sessions. The high-profile plenary talks (40 min) will be given by distinguished experts. All accepted papers (full and short) will be presented in the technical sessions (20 min, oral presentation) Accepted full papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE. Xplore® subject to meeting IEEE Xplore®’s scope and quality requirements.

Awards: All presented full papers will contest for various . TheBest Paper Awards Awards include a certificate and a cash prize. Additionally, MARSS2024 will present Big-on-Small Award, along with a commemorative plaque and a cash prize. This Award is intended to promote upcoming talents in MARSS-related fields of research with excellent performance and international visibility.

Venue: MARSS2024 will be held on the main campus of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Delft enjoys a worldwide reputation due to its connection with Johannes Vermeer, Delft Blue earthenware and the Royal House. You will relive its glorious past as you wander along canals, churches and courtyards. This university town with medieval architecture also features canal tours, museums, and markets.

 

Important Dates:
Full paper submission (5-6 pages): March 31, 2024 (no extension possible!)
Short paper submission (1-3 pages): March 31, 2024 (may be extended until April 30, if slots are available
Notification of paper status: Full paper: within 2 weeks after the submission
Short paper: 2-3 days after the submission
Submission of camera-ready full papers: April 30, 2024
Registration for speakers of full papers: April 30, 2024
Early Bird registration (discounted): April 30, 2024
Special session proposals: March 31, 2024 (preliminary proposal, OPTIONAL)
April 30, 2024 (final list of Session speakers)
January 25th, 2024

 

More details to follow shortly.

January 24th, 2024

NTC announces the 2024 Fellows Evaluation Committee.

Chair:

Tommy Tzeng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Email: Tzengyo@gmail.com

Members:

Barbara De Salvo, CEA-Leti, France
Hark Hoe Tan, Australian National University, Australia
Ning Xi,  University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Yu Sun, University of Toronto, Canada
Xiuling Li, University of Texas, USA
Larry Nagahara, John Hopkins, USA
Andrea Alu, City University of New York, USA
Fil Bartoli, Lehigh University, USA
Zhigang Pan, University of Texas, USA
Robert Shull, NIST, USA

January 23rd, 2024

NTC Announces Winners of the 2024 Individual Award.

2024 Individual Awards will be presented at IEEE NANO 2024 in Gijon, Spain.

 

Pioneer Award

The Pioneer Award recognizes individuals who have had a significant impact on the field of nanotechnology by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering.

Tony Heinz
Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Email: tony.heinz@stanford.edu

Proposed Award Citation:
For seminal contributions to elucidating the optical and electronic properties of carbon nanotubes, graphene,2D semiconductors, and their heterostructures.

 

Early Career Award

The Early Career Award recognizes individuals who have made contributions with a major impact on the field of nanotechnology.

Wei Yan
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Email: wei.yan@ntu.edu.sg

Proposed Award Citation:
For his pioneering and innovative contributions to nanotechnology enabled fiber, fabric and wearable electronics

 

Chapter of the Year Award

IIT Indore (Indian Institute of Technology-Indore IEEENTCl Student Branch Chapter, Bombay Section)

Chair: Mayank Dubey
Email: dubey.mayank@ieee.org

Proposed Award Citation:
For exceptional dedication to advancing nanotechnology, fostering innovation, and promoting collaboration for the betterment of society.

 

January 14th, 2024

www.3M-NANO.org

Download CFP (PDF)

3M-NANO is the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale; it will be held on 29 July – 2 August 2024 in Zhongshan, China. The ultimate ambition of this conference series is to bridge the gap between nanosciences and engineering sciences, aiming at technology opportunities and new markets. The advanced technologies for manipulation, manufacturing and measurement at nanoscale promise novel revolutionary products and methods in numerous areas of application. Scientists working in research fields related to 3M-NANO topics are invited to submit papers.

All accepted full papers (presented at the conference and following IEEE format) will be submitted in IEEE Xplore database and Ei Compendex. Selected papers will be recommended for publication in the IEEE Trans. on Automation Science & Engineering, Int. J of Nanomanufacturing, IFAC Mechatronics, Int. J of Optomechatronics, J of Micro-Bio Robotics, Journal of Bionic Engineering, Light (Science & Applications), Optics and Precision Engineering, International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing, Material Today Bio, and other SCI/EI journals.

Organizers:
Zhongshan Institute of Changchun University of Science and Technology, China
International Research Centre for Nano Handling and Manufacturing of China
Changchun University of Science and Technology, China
Aarhus University, Denmark
University of Warwick, UK
University of Bedfordshire, UK
Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Cross-Scale Micro and Nano Manufacturing, China
International Society for Nano Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement
IEEE Nanotechnology Council

Topics:  Specific topics include, but are not limited to

Nanohandling robots and systems
Nanofabrication and nanoassembly Nanometrology and nanocharacterization
Nanopositioning and nanomanipulation
Nanosensing and microscopy
AFM and SEM for nanohandling
Process automation at nanoscale
Self-assembly at nanoscale
Nanoscale robotics
Nanolithography
Nanoenergy
Nanoscience for healthy foods
3D/4D printing and applications
Nanomaterials and applications
Graphene, 2D materials and applications
Nanoparticles, nanowires and nanotubes
Nanoelectronics and nanomagnetics
Nanophotonics and plasmonics
Nanomechanics and nanomechatronics
NEMS and their applications
Nanofluidics
DNA detection and sequencing
Bio-nano devices and applications
Bio-nanoimaging and nanomeasurement
Nanotech and environmental protection

High-profile keynote talks (20-24) on selected topics in manipu­lation, manufacturing and measurement on the nanoscale will be offered by distinguished international experts.

Social events: 3M-NANO aims at encouraging long-term partnerships and colla­bo­rative activities between experts in nanosciences and in engineering sciences. Get-together events will be organized by 3M-NANO as part of this effort.

Venue: Zhongshan City, formerly known as Xiangshan, is located in Guangdong Province, and it is the geometric center of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, with five international airports in Zhuhai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Macao, as well as four deep-water ports, namely, Nansha Port, Yantian Port, Shekou Port and Gaolan Port, within a radius of 90 km.

Important Dates

Full paper submission: 1 May 2024
Proposals for special session (5-6 papers): 1 May 2024

Organizers

December 9th, 2023

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is committed to offering opportunities for motivated high school students in the U.S. to engage in immersive and comprehensive learning experiences. Through their Volunteer Summer Internship Program, the NTC connects students with technology professionals from various organizations, fostering education and innovation.

Mission: The mission of the IEEE NTC Volunteer Summer Internship Program is to provide high school students in the U.S. with opportunities in modeling and simulation, literature review and technical writing. This is achieved by connecting them with industry experts, educators, and mentors, preparing them intellectually and emotionally for their future endeavors.

Vision: The vision of the program is to bring appropriate opportunities to interested high school students. These opportunities allow students to interact with experts in industry and academia.  The program aims to provide students with valuable experiences related to nanotechnology. .

Summer Internship Program

As part of its commitment to fostering education and innovation, IEEE NTC offers a Summer Internship program in collaboration with Eastern Washington University (EWU) and the University of Washington (UW). This program provides high school students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on research in various areas, including 2D Materials, Neuromorphic Computing, and Technical Writing.

The program  allows mentors to work directly with highly dedicated students who demonstrate a strong understanding of the concepts. Under the guidance of mentors from academia and industry, students explore the applications and science behind nanomaterials, quantum dots, and neural networks. 

Arpan De shares his experience as a mentor, highlighting the benefits of learning topics at a grassroots level and developing time management skills. The program also allows mentors to work with highly dedicated students who demonstrate a strong understanding of the concepts. The remote internship lasts for six or more weeks between June and August, providing aspiring young scientists with a valuable learning experience. 

Get Involved

If you are interested in mentoring students in the Summer Internship program or require further information, please reach out to M. P. Anantram at anantmp@uw.edu or Arindam Kumar Das at arindam@uw.edu. High school students can apply for the Summer Internship program in late February 2024 at the SPARK SIP website.

December 9th, 2023

Recent PhD graduates in the field of nanotechnology have a wide range of career options to consider. This article will explore some of the exciting career paths available in this field, other than conventional roles of postdoctoral fellow in academia or research scientist in industry.

Representative Image by Eddie Mar Delos Angeles from Pixabay

1. Product Development Engineer

In this role, you will apply your expertise in nanotechnology to develop innovative products and materials. You will work closely with design and manufacturing teams to optimize product performance and functionality. Your simulations will guide the development process, ensuring that the final product meets desired specifications. Additionally, you will stay updated with the latest advancements in nanoscale modeling to continually improve product designs.

2. Computational Scientist

As a computational scientist specializing in nanotechnology modeling and simulation, you will develop and optimize simulation algorithms and techniques. Your expertise will enable you to tackle complex problems in nanoscience and nanotechnology, advancing our understanding of nanoscale phenomena. You may collaborate with other researchers and industry professionals to solve real-world challenges and drive technological innovations.

3. Entrepreneur

With a strong background in nanotechnology, you have the potential to start your own venture in this field. You can explore opportunities to develop simulation software, build a semiconductor foundry, provide consulting services, or create innovative solutions for specific industries. As an entrepreneur, you will have the freedom to pursue your own ideas and make a significant impact in the nanotechnology sector.

4. Patent Attorney

As a patent attorney specializing in nanotechnology, you can help protect intellectual property and navigate the legal aspects of inventions and innovations in this field. Your expertise in nanotechnology will be valuable in understanding the technical aspects of patents and providing guidance to inventors and companies seeking patent protection.

5. Technology Transfer Officer

In this role, you will bridge the gap between academia and industry by facilitating the transfer of nanotechnology research and technology to commercial applications. You will work with researchers, industry partners, and legal professionals to identify market opportunities, negotiate licensing agreements, and support the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations.

6. Policy Advisor

As a policy advisor in the field of nanotechnology, you will have the opportunity to influence and shape regulations and policies related to nanoscale technologies. Your expertise in nanotechnology will provide valuable insights into the potential risks and benefits of these technologies. You will work with government agencies, industry stakeholders, and scientific communities to develop policies that promote responsible and sustainable development of nanotechnology.

The field of nanotechnology offers a wide range of exciting career options for recent PhD graduates in nanoscale modeling and device development. With your contributions, you can advance scientific knowledge, drive technological innovations, and shape the future of nanotechnology. The possibilities are endless in this rapidly evolving field.

By embracing collaboration, we can push the boundaries of scientific understanding and continuously explore the endless possibilities that nanotechnology has to offer.

Best of luck in your career in nanotechnology!