IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Advancing Nanotech for Humanity
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January 11th, 2019

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February 12th, 2016

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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

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/

 

April 5th, 2021

Join the IEEE NTC Standards Committee and Make Your Mark

Whether you are new to the nanotechnology field, or are a professional considering a change and want to find out more about nanotechnology, we invite you to join the IEEE Standards Association IEEE NTC Standards Committee in making a meaningful impact on your industry and organization.

The scope of the Nanotechnology Council Standards Committee (NTC/SC) is to provide a focal point for cooperative activities, both internally and externally, including the promotion, consolidation, and coordination of nanotechnology activities among IEEE entities in the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering and industrial applications.

Our goal is to have the IEEE NTC Standards Committee provide a platform for our members to push for innovation in nanotechnology globally, access industry-driven guidance to governance bodies, and eventually shape a more unified culture of nanoscale production for years to come.

  • Join IEEE-NANO, the annual IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, to be held virtually from 28-31 July 2021. The conference will cover key topics in nanoscience and nanotechnology, including:
      • Developing new nanomaterials or controlling matter at the nanometer-length scale
      • Studying the fundamental physical, chemical, or biological properties of nanomaterials and nanostructures
      • Manipulating and optimizing nanomaterials and nanostructures to create new nanosensors, nanoactuators, and nanoelectronic/nanophotonic devices
  • Become a member: As a member, you will have the unique opportunity to help develop standards, collaborate with various IEEE entities on nanotechnology activities, and network and grow your career.
      • If you are interested in participating in the committee, please contact me as the Nanotechnology Council Standards Committee Chair at tyler.l.jaynes@ieee.org, or the IEEE SA Program Manager, Vanessa Lalitte, at v.lalitte@ieee.org.

This is an exciting time to be involved in the development of nanotechnology standards, and the IEEE NTC Standards Committee welcomes you to join and grow with our community of innovators.

 

February 9th, 2021

IEEE NAP Conference:
The IEEE International Conference on “Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties” (NAP-2021) will be held as a “physical” meeting on Sept. 5-11, 2021 in hotel GAGARINN, Odesa, Ukraine. For last four years NAP conference was co-organized by Sumy State University and the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. The #NAP2021 is endorsed and supported by the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics, and the IEEE Magnetics Society. This is an annual conference, and 200+ international attendees are expected.

First Call for Abstracts/Papers:
We are pleased to announce the commencement of the submission of abstracts for Oral and Poster presentations at the IEEE NAP-2021 Conference. The Call for Papers is now available. The abstract submission deadline is May 17, 2021. Register on our website and submit yours today!

Covered Topics:
The NAP-2021 Conference continues our tradition of bringing together materials science and engineering experts, emphasizing nanomaterials-related topics:
– Nanomaterials Synthesis & Self-assembly
– Thin Films & Coatings
– Nanoscale Imaging & Characterization
– Nanophotonics
– Transport Properties in Nanoscale Systems
– Nanomagnetism & Magnetic Materials
– Superconductivity in Nanoscale Systems
– Nanodevices & Sensors
– Nanomaterials for Energy & Environment
– Biomedical Applications
– Theory, Modeling & Interdisciplinary Topics

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February 3rd, 2021

New and renewing IEEE students and graduate students can now save 50% on their membership dues. 

Students wishing to take advantage of the 50% discount can do so by using the promotion code FUTURE50 during the online check-out process for joining or renewing their IEEE membership.

Students who recently renewed or joined at full price can reach out to the IEEE Contact Center at: contactcenter@ieee.org and request a credit on future membership dues.

 

 

 

January 26th, 2021

KidneyX launches Artificial Kidney Prize to radically transform kidney care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) have launched the KidneyX Artificial Kidney Prize, a competition to accelerate the development of artificial kidneys toward human clinical trials. This multiphase competition is KidneyX’s first fully dedicated effort toward artificial kidney advancement, with initial phases offering up to $10 million in prizes.

The Artificial Kidney Prize builds on past KidneyX competitions but is distinct in its goal: to accelerate the development of continuous kidney replacement therapies that provide transformational treatment options beyond current dialysis methods. Artificial kidneys may be wearable, implantable, bioengineered, developed as a xenotransplant or chimera organ, or other approaches not yet conceived.

The Artificial Kidney Prize is open to both U.S. and international entrants, subject to eligibility requirements.  Innovators across expertise disciplines — including bioengineering, nanotechnology, materials science, regenerative medicine, and medical devices are encouraged to participate. The first phase seeks component or integrated prototype solutions that enable and advance the functionality, effectiveness, and/or reliability of artificial kidneys. Phase 1 submissions are due by March 24, 2021.

Phase 1 seeks solutions that enable and advance the functionality, effectiveness, and/or reliability of artificial #kidneys. Entrants can explore teaming opportunities by joining the #KidneyX solver community: https://akp.kidneyx.org/solver-community/.

To learn more about the competition and teaming opportunities, prospective entrants can replay the December 3 information session.