IEEE Nanotechnology Council
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Election Result – VP Educational Activities 2020-21

The Nanotechnology Council is pleased to announce the winner of the special election for VP Educational Activities is John Yeow.

John T. W. Yeow received his B.A.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering, and M.A.Sc. and PhD. degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada. His current research interests are in the field of developing miniaturized biomedical instruments. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Institute of Canada, Engineers Canada, and a Member of College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.

Prof. Yeow is a recipient of the Professional Engineers Ontario Engineering Excellence Award, Natural Science & Engineering Research Canada Innovation Challenge Award, Douglas R. Colton’s Medal of Research Excellence, Micralyne Microsystems Design Award, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Early Researcher Award, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Research Leaders Award, IEEE NANO Excellent Paper Award, Professional Engineers Ontario Young Engineer Medal, and University of Toronto Alumni Association 7T6 Early Career Award. He is a Canada Research Chair in Micro/Nanodevices, and a University Research Chair.

Prof. Yeow has been involved with NTC activities in different capacities since 2006. He was the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Nanotechnology Newsletter (2010-2012), and the IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (2014-2019). Furthermore, Yeow was a NTC Distinguished Lecturer (2017-2018), and a General Chair of the IEEE NANO 2014 in Toronto, Canada. More recently, he served as the Program Chair for IEEE NANOMED 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea and IEEE NEMS 2019 in San Diego, USA.

Yeow’s plans as VP include establishing a stronger and sustainable relationship between the NTC Distinguished Lecturer (DL) program with NTC chapters around the world. Workng with TC chairs so that they can actively participate in tutorial organization at NTC conferences and summer schools. This active participation will increase their TCs’ exposure to the nano community which will, in turn, increase their membership and revitalize the leadership. And proactively reaching out to NTC chapters to support and promote educational activities such as nanotechnology engineering outreach programs.


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