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IEEE NTC 2021 Summer Schools Announced

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is pleased to announce that two summer school proposals are approved. Program details and registration option will be announced.

2021 IEEE NTC Romania Summer School on Nanotechnology
“Nanomaterials & Nanotechnologies for Advanced Energy Systems”

Proposed dates: 5 days (September 20-24th)
•    Prof. Eden Mamut, Institute for Nanotechnologies and Alternative Sources of Energy, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania, email:

The aim of the summer school is to offer a holistic approach on the development of advanced energy systems integrating nanomaterials and nanotechnologies.

The theme of the summer school is the holistic approach in developing “safe-by-design” advanced energy systems integrating nanomaterials and nanotechnologies for performance improvement, reduction of environmental impact and the substitution of critical materials. The advanced energy systems are referring to fuel cells, thermoelectric convertors, hybrid solar panels and electro-opto-chemical reactors.


IEEE Region 9 ‘2021 IEEE NTC Latin America Summer School on Nanotechnology (2021 IEEE LASSNANO)
“Sustainable electronics and abundant nanomaterials from natural sources”

Proposed dates: 2 days (1st day: Design, modeling, simulation; and 2nd day: Fabrication).
•    Camilo Tellez Villamizar, RF-MEMS Research Group, Universidad Católica de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia. E-mail: 
•    Guilherme Brasil Pintarelli, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, Brazil. E-mail:

Currently, there are over 100 university groups in Latin America researching nanotechnology and over 250 companies which develop or apply nanotechnology to final products. Despite encouraging numbers, it is known that nanotechnologies face two main challenges in Latin America: the implementation for the interests of society and the lack of qualification at different educational levels. The IEEE NTC summer school in Latin America may be one of the sparks to address those problems.

Based on the mission of IEEE NTC, the 2021 IEEE LASSNANO plans lectures and workshops to provide training and connect parties interested in nanotechnologies. The 2021 IEEE LASSNANO theme is ‘Sustainable electronics and abundant nanomaterials from natural sources’, and more specifically their usage in Latin America. The lectures will be experts in the field of nanotechnology in industry, academia, and government. We target senior undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and researchers, practitioners, and others seeking to explore new career areas.


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