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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:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/ieeenanotechnology/ (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

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 3rd, 2023

Call for proposals: The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is requesting proposals for 2023 Emerging and Selected Topics for Industry Forums (NTCIF) which should be organized along emerging and cross-discipline topics, where industrial speakers describe real-world challenges and academic speakers describe potential technologies that could address those challenges. These topics may be associated with the themes typically covered in the yearly IEEE NANO meeting, the flagship IEEE Nanotechnology Conference. These include a wide range of nanoscience and nanotechnology topics, encompassing nanorobotics; quantum and neuromorphic computing; nanobiomedicine; nanosensors and nanoactuators; nano-optics/photonics/optoelectronics; nanoelectronics, spintronics, and plasmonics; nanomagnetics; nano-acoustics; nanoenergy; nanoscale communications; modeling, simulation, and characterization of nanostructures and devices; nanofabrication, packaging, and nanomanufacturing; and nanomaterials.

Dates and Format: This call is for forums to be held before 30 September 2023. A subsequent call will be made for the rest of 2023. Proposed Forums may take the form of a Webinar or as part of a special session of the IEEE-NANO 2023 (July 2-5, 2023, Jeju Island, Korea).

Funding: Due to time constraints, this current round of forums will not be funded, but virtual forums will be supported using IEEE videoconferencing resources and physical meeting space could be made available as part of IEEE-NANO 2023.

Benefits to Participants: The goals of these Forums are to promote and sustain robust industry engagement across the NTC and, more generally, to increase the interaction between academia and industry.

You are encouraged to submit a proposal to hold a 2023 IEEE NTC Industry Forum. If the proposal is approved, the IEEE Nanotechnology Council will provide upon request teleconferencing support and/or physical facilities and web promotion to support the initiative.

In writing your proposal, please address the following aspects:
1. Aim and theme.
2. Lectures and lecturers. Indicate if lecturers have agreed to participate.
3. Tentative program and schedule.

Important Dates:
• Eligible period: May to September, 2023
• Deadline for submitting the proposal: 1 April 2023
• Notification of the outcome of the review process: 1 May 2023

Please submit your proposal to the Industrial Advisory Committee Chair, Dr. Daniel Gopman at daniel.gopman@nist.gov. Potential proposal champions are encouraged to contact the committee to express their interest, and to work with the committee to strengthen their proposals.

February 1st, 2023

New Awards Nominations are due 1 MARCH 2023

The Nanotechnology Council (NTC) has received approvals to offer these new awards starting in 2023:

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is soliciting nominations for these Awards. See the Awards page for  more information on all the NTC’s awards. To view the full detailed listing of each award please visit the Awards nominations page. Awards are presented at the IEEE-NANO conference.

Nominations for these awards are due on 1 MARCH 2023. (Deadline for other NTC awards remains as 1 October.) Nominators should utilize the forms associated with each award description found on the website. Please make sure that nominators and references specifically address contributions, impact, and evidence related to the Basis for Judgment associated with each award.

Best PhD Thesis Award in Nanotechnology

Description: This annual award recognizes a PhD thesis in nanotechnology with remarkable technology innovation or excellence which should have led to publications in NTC venues including journals and conferences. Any member with no conflict of interest (i.e. advisor-advisee relationship) with any member of the NTC ExCom, NTC Education Committee, or NTC Technical Committees can submit a nomination to the Award Committee for this award. Self-nominations are not allowed. Requires three references.

Best-Paper Award for the IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine

Description: This annual award recognizes a highly influential and impactful article of the highest quality published in the IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (INM) in the preceding 2 calendar years. (For example, the 2023 award recognizes a paper published in 2021 or 2022.) Note: Nominations accepted from any current or past member of the INM Editorial Board within the last 3 years ONLY. No self-nominations. Requires three references.

Test of Time Publication Award

Description: This annual award recognizes a highly influential, widely visible, and impactful article of the highest quality which appeared in any Nanotechnology Council managed journal, magazine, or financially sponsored conference proceedings between 10 years and 25 years ago. Note: Nominations from any Editorial Board member of any NTC publication within the last 25 years ONLY. No self-nominations. Requires three reference letters.

Technical Achievement Award(s)

Description: This annual award recognizes individuals with outstanding and innovative contributions to the different areas of nanotechnology that are represented by technical committees (TCs) as organizational entities of the Nanotechnology Council (NTC), usually within the past 10 and not more than 15 years. Note: Nominations from any member of the NTC Technical Activities Committee within the last three years (including the nomination year) ONLY. No self-nominations. Up to 3 awards will be presented each year.  Requires three reference letters.

Best Paper Award for the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology

Description: An annual best paper award to recognize a paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (T-NANO) that is remarkable by its novelty, scientific merit, and potential impact. This award will encourage submission of excellent papers to the journal, and reward outstanding submissions. Note: Nominations by members of the T-NANO Editorial Board ONLY.

 

For further information please see the NTC Awards page or contact the Award Chair for each award on its Nomination page.

 

January 30th, 2023

We would like to bring your attention to this first Call for Proposals of the NTC Emerging and Selected Topics for Industry Forums (NTCIF) 2023. Submissions are due by 5 March 2023.

The NTC Industrial Advisory Committee is launching its NTCIF program on emerging and cross-discipline topics, where industrial speakers describe real-world challenges and academic speakers describe potential technologies that could address those challenges. The goals of these Forums are to promote and sustain robust industry engagement across the NTC and, more generally, to increase the interaction between academia and industry.

We are calling for proposals from NTC participants and companies with invited speakers (may include NTC Distinguished Lecturers, industry/academic speakers). Proposed Forums may take the form of a Webinar or as part of a special session of the IEEE-NANO 2023 (July 2-5, 2023, Jeju Island, Korea).

This call is for forums to be held before 15 July 2023. A subsequent call will be made for the rest of 2023.

Please do not hesitate to contact us using the form below if you need any further details or would like to discuss forum ideas.

Best Regards,

Dan Gopman, Chair, IEEE NTC Industry Advisory Committee
Val Novosad, Vice-Chair, IEEE NTC Industry Advisory Committee
Prof. Fabrizio Lombardi, IEEE NTC President

 

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    January 30th, 2023

    NTC Summer School RFP 2023

    Deadline May 1, 2023

    Call for proposals: The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is requesting proposals for 2023 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 nanorobotics; quantum, neuromorphic, and unconventional computing; nanobiomedicine; nanosensors and nanoactuators; nano-optics/photonics/optoelectronics; nanoelectronics; spintronics; plasmonics; nanomagnetics; nano-acoustics; nanoenergy; nanoscale communications; modeling, simulation, and characterization of nanostructures and devices; nanofabrication, nanopackaging, and nanomanufacturing; nanomaterials; and other emerging nanotechnologies.

    The IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology should be geared towards senior undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and researchers and practitioners who 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.

    Dates and Length: The IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology will be held in the Fall of 2023. The length of each summer school has typically been a minimum of 3 days to 1 week. Although we have retained the name “summer school”, the date of the school is not restricted to the summer season.

    Format: A successful summer school will consist of lectures, seminars, discussions, and visits to local academic and industrial organizations. Lectures will be given by international scholars working in the areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology and focusing on a central theme among the typical topics covered during the IEEE Nano flagship conference.

    Funding: The IEEE Nanotechnology Technical Council is able to provide up to $5K of funding for the summer school, to be used for such expenses to support the school. Local organizers need to provide partial support as well, and the participants (or their labs or supervisors) may need to pay registration (tuition) fees to compensate for inviting lecturers.

    Benefits to Participants: In addition to acquiring an organized view of an important area of nanotechnology, the summer school participants will be able to interact with peer researchers and international scholars (especially young scientists) to discuss hot topics and ongoing research, and also to experience local industry and culture.

    You are encouraged to submit a proposal to hold a 2023 IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology. If the proposal is approved, the IEEE Nanotechnology Council will provide upon request a financial contribution to support the initiative. The co-funded amount depends on the available budget, the number of financed proposals, and the soundness of the school budget, but will not exceed $5,000. We recall that organizers can take advantage of other initiatives, e.g., the IEEE Nano Distinguished Lecture Program to further support the school (related regulations apply).

    The IEEE Summer School Subcommittee will review the received proposals based on
    1. The quality of the proposed technical program and topic balance
    2. The soundness of the budget
    3. The length of the school
    4. The geographical balance of all funded summer schools (for future schools).

    In writing your proposal, please address the following aspects:
    1. Aim and theme.
    2. Lectures and lecturers. Indicate if lecturers have agreed to participate.
    3. Tentative program and schedule.
    4. Local organizer(s). Brief bios of the School director and leadership.
    5. Registration. Tuition.
    6. Budget and financial sponsor(s). Expected number of participants.

    Important Dates:

    • Eligible period: September to December, 2023
    • Deadline for submitting the proposal: 1 May 2023
    • Notification of the outcome of the review process: 1 June 2023

    Please submit your proposal to the Summer School Subcommittee Chair, Prof. Lixin Dong at l.x.dong@cityu.edu.hk. Potential hosts are encouraged to contact the subcommittee to express their interest and to work with the subcommittee so as to strengthen their proposals.

    January 29th, 2023

    Are you IEEE Young Professional interested in the field of Nanotechnology, and in expanding your professional horizons? Consider joining one of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Technical Committees. Our mentoring program (MENED) is designed for young professionals interested in gaining new skills and experiences, participating in professional activities, and further development of their professional network.

    Find your chosen technical committee and fill out our short application form so we can get to know you better.

    January 27th, 2023

    IEEE NANOTECHNOLOGY COUNCIL – Motivational Series
    Webinar for IEEE Region 8 NTC YPs

    Date: 8th March 2023
    Time: 12:00 PM (GMT +1)
    Panelist: Dr. Antigone Marino 
    Title: “Inside Out the Comfort Zone

    Register below. Free.

    Abstract:

    * Have you ever tried to identify the limits of your comfort zone?
    * The comfort zone is a behavioral state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviors to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk.
    * Often, without realizing it, we are the ones that somehow limit our professional growth.
    * Entering and leaving the comfort zone is an art, that can often become a game to grow professionally!

    Speaker:

    Dr. Antigone Marino is a researcher at the Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems (CNR-ISASI). She received her master in Physics in 2000, and the research doctorate in New Technologies in 2004, both at the Physical Science Department of Federico II University of Naples. Her research activities are focused on soft matter optics, ellipsometry and structured light.

    Thanks to her experience in science, she has set up a course for PhD students on professional development, ranging from the topics of soft skills to scientific communication, passing through social media, outreach and all the non-technical aspects necessary in scientific professions.

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      January 25th, 2023

      2023 Nanotechnology Council Fellow Committee

      Chair:

      Gwo-Bin (Vincent) Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

      Members:

      Ali Javey, UC Berkeley, USA

      Xiaoning Jiang, NCSU, USA

      Andras Kis, EPFL-STI-LANES, Switzerland

      Qiangfei Xia, UMass Amherst, USA

      January 23rd, 2023

      The accomplishments of the NTC Young Professionals have been recognized on the IEEE-wide scale and the group has been awarded with the IEEE Young Professionals Hall of Fame for activities in 2021. The justification emphasizes that the activities and initiatives stood out from the others, and were recognized as great contributors to the young generation of engineers and scientists in the Nanotechnology Council and IEEE overall. During the evaluation, the referees recognized the exemplary vitality of the group measured in the amount and quality of organized activities. These activities have an essential impact on the Young Professional community. The jury also recognized a vibrant collaboration with other IEEE units in order to facilitate the engagement of members of all grades. Finally, the inspiring concept of the Nanotechnology Marathon has been recognized as a cherry on the top of the cake.

      Congratulations to our NTC YP Team led by Rafal Sliz, for the hard work and dedication!

      January 22nd, 2023

      The Technical Committee on Emerging Plasma Nanotechnologies of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council will hold its fourth online workshop Wed Feb 8th 2023, at 5:00-7:00 pm CET, Paris time zone, (which will be at 8:00 am PST (Bay Area), 10:00 am CST (Chicago), 11:00 am EST (NYC), 1:00 am(+1day) JST). It will be virtual with a very exciting program with speakers either from academia and attendees from academia, national laboratories and industry. Attendance is free but registration is necessary.  Use the form below.

      This time we have a diverse set of topics spanning biomedical plasma technology to the simulation of charged particle interactions with surfaces. Our speaker lineup includes:

      • Prof. Andrew Gibson (Ruhr University)  “Chemical kinetics in atmospheric pressure plasmas: implications for biomedicine and materials processing”
      • Prof. Steve Shannon (NCSU)  “Ion-material interactions for critical etch processes”
      • Xiuyao Lang, Youhwan Jo, and Prof. KJ Cho (University of Texas at Dallas) “TDDFT study of excited electron dynamics and MD study of ion collisions with surface for plasma nanotechnology”

      Agenda: Talks 30 min + 5 min for questions

      • Welcome 17:00-17:05 CET 2/8 [1:00 am-1:05 JST 2/9, 10:00am-10:05  CDT 2/8]
      • Prof. Gibson 17:05-17:40 CET 2/8 [1:05-1:40 JST, 10:05-10:40  CDT]
      • Prof. Shannon 17:40-18:15 CET 2/8 [1:40-2:15 JST, 10:40-11:15  CDT]
      • Lang, Jo and Cho 18:15 – 18:50 CET 2/8  [2:15-2:50 JST, 11:15-11:50  CDT]

      Organizers:
      Dr. Peter Ventzek
      Prof. Uros Cvelbar
      Dr. Kremena Makasheva
      Committee Chair: Prof. Seiji Samukawa

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        December 16th, 2022

        Tommy Tzeng (NTC President 2018-2019) has been inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election as an Academy Fellow is the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors.

        The 2022 NAI Fellow class hails from 110 research universities, governmental and non-profit research institutions worldwide. They collectively hold over 5,000 issued U.S. patents. Among the new class of Fellows are members of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; Fellows of AAAS; and other prestigious organizations; Nobel Laureates; other honors and distinctions as well as senior leadership from universities and research institutions. Their body of research and entrepreneurship covers a broad range of scientific disciplines involved with technology transfer of their inventions for the benefit of society.

        The 2022 class of Fellows will be honored and presented their medals at the 12th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Inventors on June 27th, 2023 in Washington, DC.

        The NAI Fellow program has 1,567 Fellows worldwide representing more than 300 prestigious universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. The NAI Fellow program has 1,567 Fellows worldwide representing more than 300 prestigious universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes.