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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:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/550239578466583/

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

June 10th, 2021

Reminder: abstracts submission deadline (June 14th, 2021).

The 2021 IEEE International Conference NANOMATERIALS: APPLICATIONS & PROPERTIES (IEEE NAP-2021) to be held on Sept 5-11, 2021, at the beautiful Gagarinn Hotel! To start your submission today, visit our conference website or follow a direct link here: https://nap.sumdu.edu.ua/index.php/nap/nap2021. After 15+ months of the COVID-19 pandemic and telecommuting, we are finally turning the corner. It is time to experience a “real” scientific meeting and professional and social networking! Thus, we encourage all potential attendees to get vaccinated (if they have not already done it yet) and join us at the #IEEENAP Conference, co-sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and Sumy State University, supported and endorsed by IEEE Magnetics Society, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics IUPAP!

COVID-19 update:
In line with guidance from local and international public health authorities, the conference hotel is relaxing some on-site COVID-19 controls. Namely, fully vaccinated guests no longer need to wear a face-covering or socially distance (individuals is considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their final vaccine dose). Non-vaccinated guests are also welcome, but still expected to wear a face covering and maintain 2 meters (6 ft) of distance from other people. The hotel employees will continue wearing face-covering masks and implement additional anti-COVID measures. These include frequent sanitizing of high-touch areas, door handles, counters, tabletops, public area furniture, meeting room doors, restaurant, card swipes, room keys, exterior benches, trash bins, etc. The safety and well-being of our guests and attendees remain our top priority!

Conference Tracks & Topics:
The NAP-2021 Conference continues our tradition of bringing together materials science and engineering experts, emphasizing nanomaterials-related topics:

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May 21st, 2021

It is a pleasure to announce the first meeting of the newborn Technical Committee on Quantum, Neuromorphic and Unconventional computing of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. This first edition, planned for June, 11th, 2021, will start at 2:00pm CEST, Rome time zone, (which will be 5:00am PDT, 8:00am EDT, 9:00pm JST) and will be virtual with a very exiting program with speakers from around the world either from academia and industry.

The list of the speakers is the following:

Kosuke Tatsumura, Corporate Research and Development Center, Toshiba Corporation, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan “Autonomously-synchronizable multi-chip architecture for Ising machines based on simulated bifurcation”

Satoshi Sunada, Kanazawa, Japan
“Physical deep learning based on dynamical systems”

Hyunsoo Yang, National University of Singapore
“Spin based Neuromorphic and Unconventional Computing”

Guilherme P. Temporão, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“Quantum networks”

Rudy Wojtecki, Principal Research Staff Member and Manager of the Novel Devices and Electronic Materials at IBM Almaden Research Center, USA “Fabricating the Future of Computing — From Silicon to Superconductors”

Jean Anne Incorvia, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
“Designing Magnetic Synapses and Neurons with Application-Specific Functions”

 

Giovanni Finocchio
Chair of the TC16 Quantum, Neuromorphic and Unconventional computing members, IEEE Nanotechnology Council
giovanni.finocchio@unime.it


Date: June, 11th, 2021

Time: 2:00pm CEST (Rome time zone) (5:00am PDT, 8:00am EDT, 9:00pm JST)

To register for the event, which is free, and to receive the Zoom meeting  connection, please fill out this form:

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    May 20th, 2021

    The Nanotechnology Council is forming two new Technical Committees:

    TC16 – Quantum technologies
    TC16 will be an interdisciplinary guide for scientists working in quantum, neuromorphic and unconventional computing envisioning how nanotechnology will impact their development. A challenge will be bringing researchers of the three different communities to create a common language, with the aim to transfer solutions and exchange idea among the communities. Planned activities are: creation of a robust TC membership; organization of conference sessions; organization of special issues; articles on perspectives. For information contact the new TC’s chair Giovanni Finocchio, gfinocchio@unime.it.

    TC 17 – Plasmas and plasma-based technologies in quantum
    To fabricate high performance nanodevices and nano-systems, atomic layer and damage-free plasma nanomanufacturing technologies are indispensable. For this purpose, it is essential to develop methods for generating and transporting charged particles, UV photons, and reactive species on the surface to suppress damages and to control atomic layer surface chemical reactions in plasma processing. Achieving control of atomic layer surface chemical reactions requires diagnostics and sensors for both the plasma and resultant surface states but also models (phenomenological to the first principles) that can predict process results. Therefore, our final target is the development and implementation of intelligent plasma nanomanufacturing technologies in accordance with Industry 4.0 and 5.0 standards. For information contact the new TC’s chair Prof. Dr. Seiji Samukawa, seiji.samukawa.e2@tohoku.ac.jp.

     

    May 11th, 2021

    IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits (JXCDC): Call for Papers on “Emerging Hardware for Cognitive Computing”

    A call for papers is now open for the IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits special topic on “Emerging Hardware for Cognitive Computing.”

    Aims and Scope:

    Emerging materials and physics can be leveraged for new device-inherent behavior that can have system-level benefits. Motivation for device, circuit, and system behavior can be drawn from how the human brain processes certain data-intensive tasks adaptively and quickly, such as canonical image recognition. The field of neuromorphic computing has made great strides in implementing multi-weight synaptic behavior, as well as neuronal behavior such as integrate-and-fire and stochastic switching, and implementation of such behaviors in deep neural network (DNN) processing. Using CMOS, emerging resistive memories, and other device types as the basis, neuromorphic computing is innovating vertically from devices, to circuits, to systems to re-define how computation can be done. Looking forward, the realm of “cognitive computing” is inspired by new and continually emerging understanding of advanced brain and neuronal behavior that enables efficient and real-time learning and reaction.

    This call for papers is on emerging hardware for cognitive computing. The focus and emphasis of these special topic papers is beyond DNN processing, as well as beyond multi-weight synapses and basic neuron integrating, firing, and stochasticity. Some example topics of interest include coherent reaction to multiple stimuli and input frequencies, hierarchical temporal memories, coupled dynamics between multiple stimuli and between devices or systems, both short-range and long-range connectivity in the devices and circuits, real-time adaptation to the data the computing system is processing, reconfigurability based on inputs, approximate computing that uses sparsity, and many other bio-inspired behaviors. Papers are encouraged that address implementation of advanced cognitive features at all levels (materials, device, circuits, and systems), including showing at a system level how such advanced functions can be useful for computing tasks and understanding the system-level energy efficiency and speed.

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    April 23rd, 2021

    GreEnergy is a new project funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Programme aimed at developing optical nano-antennas as cost-effective solar energy harvester for a greener future

    Most energy sources we use today have low efficiency, rely on non-renewable resources and cause severe damage to our planet by contributing to global warming. GreEnergy envisions the use of the cleanest energy source available: the sun.  The sun is the world’s most powerful and abundant energy resource, and offers a nearly unlimited supply of energy to our planet. However, according to the Joint Research Centre (JRC), current solar photovoltaics (PV) produce roughly 4% of the world’s electricity, due to their low efficiency and relatively high costs.

    GreEnergy’s ambition is to define a new paradigm in the field of solar energy harvesting, by prototyping a self-powering system based on optical nano-antennas which can harvest solar energy, rectify the AC signal and use it to charge a micro-supercapacitor. The targeted overall efficiency of the demonstrators is around 20-40%, which is competitive with respect to the state of the art.

    Coordinated by Chalmers University of Technology, GreEnergy is a four-year interdisciplinary project that builds on the expertise of four top-level universities, one research centre and three specialized SMEs coming from 6 different countries, including Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), Aalto University (Finland), AMO GmbH and IHP – Innovations For High Performance Microelectronics (Germany), NOGAH PHOTONICS Ltd (Israel), SCIPROM Sàrl (Switzerland), Università Politecnica delle Marche and Università di Udine (Italy).

    “With GreEnergy we want to demonstrate that it is possible to harvest solar energy more efficiently and at lower cost than what is currently done with photovoltaic cells”, says the project coordinator Prof. Per Lundgren, from Chalmers University of Technology. “It is a real challenge to rectify electromagnetic waves at optical frequencies into a DC current for energy storage and management. This is something we intend to achieve with the coordinated design of the antenna, the rectifier and of the energy storage device for optimal integration. Such an integrated technology has no precedents and will represent a fundamental change in the way that solar energy can be harvested.”

    For more info on GreEnergy: visit the GreEnergy website at https://www.greenergy-project.eu

     

    April 22nd, 2021

    The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for a future sites for IEEE-NANO 2024 and IEEE NMDC 2024

    A. Call for proposals for a future sites for IEEE-NANO 2024

    Initial Proposal Deadline: 30 June 2021

    The IEEE Nanotechnology Conference (IEEE-NANO) is the flagship IEEE Nanotechnology conference. The conference scope covers a wide range in nanoscience and technology. In particular, it covers nanofabrication, nanomanufacturing, nanomaerials, nanobiomedicine, nanoenergy, nanoplasmonics, nanoelectronics, nanosensors and nanoactuators, characterization and modelling of nano structures and devices. NANO 2021 will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but NANO 2022 in Balearic Islands, Spain and NANO 2023 in Jeju Island, Korea. Recent conferences were in Macau (2019), Cork (2018), Pittsburgh (2017), Sendai (2016), Rome (2015), and Toronto (2014). NANO 2020 was held virtually due to the pandemic. NANO typically runs between mid- to late-July. We are now seeking proposals for IEEE-NANO 2024 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa and Middle East).

    For conference history, visit https://ieeenano.org/ieee-nano-conferences/.

    Initial Proposal deadline: 30 June 2021

    Early indication of an intention to submit a proposal is strongly recommended. Candidates for NANO 2024 will be expected to present a 5-10 minute “Proposal in Preparation” based on the initial proposal at the online NTC Excom and Adcom meetings in July 2021.

     

    PROPOSAL FORMAT:

    Initial proposals should be prepared in Power Point presentation format. 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), if known, 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.
      • 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 Jin-Woo Kim, (jwkim@uark.edu) with copies to Ed Perkins, NTC Secretary (e.perkins@ieee.org).

    Contact Jin-Woo Kim, (jwkim@uark.edu) with any questions.

     


    B. Call for proposals for a future site for IEEE-NMDC 2024

    Initial Proposal Deadline: 30 June 2021

    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 2021 will be held in Vancouver, Canada, NMDC 2022 in Nanjing, China and NMDC 2023 in Paestum, Italy. Past locations of the NMDC have been in Asia (Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore), USA (California, Michigan, Hawaii, Alaska, Portland), and Europe (Sicily, France, Stockholm). NMDC typically runs between mid-September and mid-October, with the later dates preferred since IEEE NANO runs in late July.

    We are now seeking proposals for IEEE-NMDC 2024 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 1-7 (North America) or 9 (South & Central America).

    For conference history, visit https://ieeenano.org/nmdc.

    Initial Proposal deadline:
    30 June 2021

    Early indication of an intention to submit a proposal is strongly recommended. Candidates for NMDC 2024 will be expected to present a 5-10 minute “Proposal in Preparation” based on the initial proposal at the online NTC Excom and Adcom meetings in July 2021.

     

    PROPOSAL FORMAT:

    Initial proposals should be prepared in Power Point 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), if known, 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.
      • 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 Jin-Woo Kim, (jwkim@uark.edu) with copies to Ed Perkins, NTC Secretary (e.perkins@ieee.org).

    Contact Jin-Woo Kim, (jwkim@uark.edu) with any questions.

     

    April 22nd, 2021

    The IEEE NTC is expanding worldwide through the addition of new chapters. The Council has begun a three-year initiative to increase significantly the number of NTC Chapters worldwide. The NTC is pleased to announce the formations of these new Section and Student chapters. If you are located in the area, the local contact is listed. The complete list of NTC chapters and contacts is on the website:

    New Section Chapters

    • Nanjing Section and Zhejiang Subsection Joint Section – NTC Hangzhou Chapter

    Formed on 2/11/2021. Chapter contact is Yuda Zhao yudazhao@zju.edu.cn

    • Bombay Section NTC Chapter

    Formed on 3/8/2021. Chapter contact is Subhananda Chakrabarti subhanandachakrabarti@gmail.com

    • Kolkata Section and Patna Subsection and Patna Subsection Joint Section Chapter

    Formed on 4/15/2021. Chapter contact: Saurabh Pandey saurabh@iitp.ac.in

    • United Kingdom and Ireland Section Chapter

    Formed on 3/30/2021. Chapter contact: Mohsen Rahmani mohsenrahmani.82@gmail.com

    New Student Chapters

    • Indian Institute of Technology-Indore – Student Branch Chapter, Bombay Section.

    Formed on 4/14/2021. Chapter contact: Shaibal Mukherjee shaibal@iiti.ac.in

    • IEEE Indian Institute of Technology – Jodhpur . Student Branch Chapter, IEEE Dehli Section,

    Formed on 4/15/2021. Chapter contact: Anurag Dwivedi dwivedi.5@iitj.ac.in

     

    If you are interested in starting an NTC Chapter, contact the Chapters Chair, Lan Fu . She can help you with the petition process and chapter startup activities. Support is also available to train new chapter officers on the use of IEEE resources such as vTools to facilitate activities.

    More areas in the world are becoming involved in nanotechnology-related science, engineering and study and interested organizers are welcomed to file petitions to form chapters here. Or contact one of the Regional coordinators below.

    Regional Activities & Chapters Committee Chair
    Lan Fu, Australian National University

    Regional Chapter Coordinators:

     

     

    April 21st, 2021

    The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for the following elected positions:

    (1) Election: VP for Educational Activities (2022-2023)

    (2) Election: VP for Publications (2022-2023) [incumbent is eligible]

    (3) Election: VP for Technical Activities (2022-2023)

    Unless otherwise noted, all positions are two-year terms and start Jan. 1, 2022.

    Nominations should include a statement from the candidate and a bio in IEEE format.

    The deadline for nominations is May 24, 2021.

    A position description and nomination form are in the  NTC Nomination Package, which can be downloaded here.

    Duties for the positions are described in the Constitution and the Bylaws.

    Eligibility: Candidates are nominated from current AdCom members or from those past members who have served as Member Society-appointed or ex-officio AdCom members within the previous five years. Review the AdCom roster here.

    NOTE: Nominations may be made only by AdCom members (see website AdCom page).

    Note: An individual may not serve concurrently as both a Council officer and a Council Member Society representative.

    Please email the nominations to Tommy Tzeng NTC Nominations Committee Chair at tzengyo@gmail.com by midnight (HK Time) 24-May-2021.

    The election will be held at the virtual NTC AdCom expected on or about July 28, 2021.

    April 9th, 2021

    Download RFP (PDF)

    Deadline 20-May-21

    Call for proposals: The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is requesting proposals for 2021 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 could deepen and broaden their skills in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Based on the success of the previous Summer Schools, it is expected that the attendance at the school should be around 50 to 100 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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    April 5th, 2021

    Since its establishment one year ago, the NTC Young Professionals (NTC YP) Committee expanded from one person to five highly motivated and active individuals. The committee members support their respective IEEE Regions: R7 (Canada), R8 (Europe, Middle East, Africa), R9 (Central and South Americas), R10 (Asia).

    Four Regional NTC YP LinkedIn pages have been established and are timely updated. The regional coordinators established cooperation with the regional NTC conference organizers in order to support and ensure presence of young professionals. The following conferences have committed to work with the NTC YP team: NMDC21, NAP21.

    Up to date, NTC YP have organized five nanotechnology webinars that gathered more than 300 participants. Another three webinars are scheduled. In March, during the first NTC YP Committee meeting, the plans and strategy for the activities and expansion have been discussed and are currently implemented. In addition to online presence, webinars, and conferences, the committee focuses on expansion to the USA IEEE Regions (1-6) and cooperation with NTC Chapters and YP Affinity Groups worldwide.

    NTC YP LinkedIn Groups

    Region 7: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ieee-ntc-yp-canada/
    Region 8: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ieee-ntc-young-professionals-r8
    Region 9: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ieee-ntc-yp-r9
    Region 10: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ieee-ntc-yp-r10-ap/