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IEEE NTC Elects 2020 Officers

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) elected new officers at its Annual Meeting held July 23 in Macau in conjunction with its 2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO).

Representatives of the twenty-two IEEE Societies who are Council members gather annually to conduct Council business and elect officers. This year the Vice-President for Technical Activities 2020-21 and Vice-President for Publications for 2020-21 were elected.

Dr. Kremena Makasheva, Senior Researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), LAPLACE laboratory, Toulouse, France was elected as Vice-President for Technical Activities 2020-21.

Prof. Fabrizio Lombardi, International Test Conference (ITC) Endowed Chair at Northeastern University, Boston was elected Vice-President for Publications 2020-21.

Both positions are effective as of January 1, 2020.

Dr. Kremena Makasheva, is Senior Researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), LAPLACE laboratory, Toulouse, France

Dr. Makasheva earned a Ph.D. degree on Plasma Physics from Sofia University, Bulgaria, 2002, for her work on Surface Wave Sustained Discharges. In 2003 she joined the Groupe de physique des plasmas at Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada for almost 4 years to work on surface wave discharges at atmospheric pressure and especially to study the contraction phenomenon of gas discharges. In 2007 she moved to Toulouse, France to work in LAPLACE laboratory on modeling microwave plasmas sustained by dipolar plasma sources. Since 2009 she works on plasma deposition of thin dielectric nanocomposite layers, their characterization and analysis in relation with dielectric charging phenomenon. She entered the CNRS in 2010. Her research activities in LAPLACE are now directed to the study of reactive plasmas, design and study of plasma deposited nanostructured materials for biomedical, optical and electrical engineering applications. She is the author and co-author of over 80 publications in international journals and conferences. She is a member of IEEE and recently served as General Chair of the 11th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (IEEE NMDC 2016) in Toulouse, France and Vice-Chair of the IEEE NTC Summer School on Nanotechnology for Electronics (2017) in Toulouse, France.

Her Nanotechnology Council activities include: Co-Chair of Technical Committee TC8 – Nanomaterials, (2017-onward); AdCom voting member as IEEE DEIS (Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society) representative (2018-2019); Committee Member for selection of NTC Distinguished Lecturers (2017); TPC member: IEEE NMDC 2015, Anchorage, Alaska, USA; NMDC 2017, Singapore; NMDC 2018, Portland, Oregon, USA; NMDC 2019, Stockholm, Sweden; and Workshop Nanodielectrics, IEEE CEIDP, 2013-onward. In the IEEE DEIS she served on the AdCom (2018-2019) and the Technical Committee – Nanodielectrics (2019).


Prof. Fabrizio Lombardi, holds the International Test Conference (ITC) Endowed Chair at Northeastern University, Boston USA.

Fabrizio Lombardi graduated from the University of Essex (UK) with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Electronic Engineering. He received the Master in Microwaves and Modern Optics (1978), the Diploma in Microwave Engineering (1978) and the Ph.D. from the University of London (1982). He is currently the holder of the International Test Conference (ITC) Endowed Chair at Northeastern University, Boston. At the same Institution during the period 1998-2004, he served as Chair of the ECE Department. He is an IEEE Fellow; he has received many professional awards: the Visiting Fellowship at the British Columbia Advanced System Institute, Canada, twice the Texas Experimental Engineering Station Fellowship, the Halliburton Professorship, and an Award from the Ministry of Science and Education of Japan. He has won multiple Best Paper awards from many conferences as well as being the recipient of awards from the IEEE/Engineering Foundation, the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and Motorola. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Prof. Lombardi has a long history of leadership in publications: Editor-In-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, 2013-2017; Editor-In-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 2015-present; Chair, Steering Committee, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, 2015-2016; Associate Editor, IEEE Access, 2016-present; Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 2010-2014; Publication Steering Committee Member, IEEE Transactions on Nanobio Science, 2009-2012; Associate Editor, Testing Topical Area, IEEE Transactions on CAD of ICAS, 2008-2011; Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2007-2010; Associate Editor, IEEE Design and Test Magazine, 2001-2009; Associate Editor, ACM Journal of Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems, 2007-2009; Associate Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Computers, 2000-2006; Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Computers, 1996-2000; and Member Editorial Board, IEEE Press Book Series: Microelectronic Systems Principles and Practice, 1997-2002.


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