IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Advancing Nanotech for Humanity
IEEE
February 20th, 2024

Initial Proposal Deadline: 30 April 2024  June 30, 2024

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 2024 will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Past locations of the NMDC have been in Asia (Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore), USA (California, Michigan, Hawaii, Alaska, Portland), Canada (Vancouver, BC) and Europe (Italy, France, Sweden). NMDC typically runs between mid-September and mid-October, with the later dates preferred since IEEE NANO runs in the first half of July.

We are now seeking proposals for IEEE-NMDC 2026 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa/ Middle East). For conference history, visit https://ieeenano.org/nmdc.

Early indication of an intention to submit a proposal is strongly recommended. Candidates for NMDC 2026 will be expected to present a 5-10 minute “Proposal in Preparation” based on the initial proposal at the NTC ExCom and AdCom meetings in July 2024 held at IEEE-NANO 2024 in Gijon, Spain. Final proposals are due in October for presentation at the Fall NTC ExCom meeting.

PROPOSAL FORMAT:
Initial proposals should be prepared in PowerPoint 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), 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. Please prepare and submit two version of the budget: one corresponding to the expected number of attendees (typically ~200 – 250) and a second one for 100 attendees less. This request is related to risk evaluation.
    • 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 Kremena Makasheva (kremena.makasheva@laplace.univ-tlse.fr) with copies to Ed Perkins, NTC Secretary (e.perkins@ieee.org).

Contact Kremena Makasheva, (kremena.makasheva@laplace.univ-tlse.fr) with any questions.

January 12th, 2022

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January 12th, 2022

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IEEE NTC Facebook website is 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.

Open website in which only authorized members are allowed to post articles:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/ieeenanotechnology/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/550239578466583/)

 

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):

 

May 28th, 2024

Call for proposals: The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is requesting proposals for 2024 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 2024. 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 2024 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, 2024
  • Deadline for submitting the proposal: 1 July 2024
  • Notification of the outcome of the review process: 1 August 2024

Please submit your proposal using the RFP 2024 Summer School on Nanotechnology Form. Potential hosts are encouraged to contact the subcommittee to express their interest and to work with the subcommittee to strengthen their proposals.  Questions regarding the submission process can be directed to the Summer School Subcommittee Chair, Prof. Luca Pierantoni at l.pierantoni@staff.univpm.it. 

May 20th, 2024

Call for Applications – NTC Chapter’s Activity Grant

DEADLINE: June 30, 2024

Download: NTC Chapter’s Activity Grant Call 2024

 

The IEEE NTC Chapters & Regional Activities Committee is calling for applications from NTC Chapters (student chapters included) for NTC Chapter’s Innovation Grant. The purpose is to support regional NTC Chapters to propose new innovative activities to be carried out in 2024. Up to USD$2000 can be applied from each eligible chapter.

Eligibility
All active NTC Chapters, but priority will be given to new chapters formed in the last 3 years, and those that have not received any funding support from the Chapter’s committee in the last 3 years.

The application is open now and will be closed on on June 30, 2024.

May 16th, 2024

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for the following elected positions. Note the 2021 Governing documents update altered the election procedures for VPs by adding VP-elects and Members-at Large.

(1) Election: President-elect (one year term, 2025)

NOTE: NEW positions as of 2021 Bylaws Update:

(2) Election: VP-elect for Educational Activities (3-years: elect 2025; VP 2026-2027)

(3) Election: VP-elect for Publications (3-years: elect 2025; VP 2026-2027)

(4) Election: VP-elect for Technical Activities (3-years: elect 2025; VP 2026-2027)

(5) Election: Member-at-Large (MAL) (up to 3) (2025-2026)

Unless otherwise noted, all positions are two-year terms and start Jan. 1, 2025.

Nominations should include a statement from the candidate and a bio in IEEE format.

The deadline for nominations is May 25, 2024.

A position description and nomination form can be downloaded here.

Duties for the positions are described in the NTC Constitution which can be found here, and in the NTC Bylaws which can be found here.

Eligibility: Officer 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 at https://ieeenano.org/adcom/.

MAL candidates serve as members of the AdCom and are to provide the Council with independent insights and positions that are in support of the global nanotechnology community, especially those involved in independent research, development and commercialization, to represent the Council positions and statements as needed to these global constituencies and to complete the specific tasks identified in their candidacy documents. MAL are NOT required to be members of Member Societies.

NOTE: Nominations may be made only by AdCom members (Society representatives and ex-officio; see website AdCom roster).

Note: An individual may not serve concurrently as both a Council officer and a Council Member Society representative.

Please email the nominations to Fabrizio Lombardi NTC Nominations Committee Chair at lombardi@coe.northeastern.edu by midnight (PT) 25-May-2024.

The election will be held at the NTC AdCom in Gijon, Spain on July 8, 2024.
Candidates are required to appear before the AdCom for the election, either in person or virtually.

 

May 15th, 2024

“A call for papers is now open for the IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits special topic on “Energy-Efficient In-/Near-Memory Computing with Emerging Devices”.

Aims and Scope

AI models have continuously shown extraordinary performance in recent years for various applications including computer vision, natural language processing, large language models, etc. Accuracy-driven AI model architectures have largely increased the model sizes and computations at a very fast pace, especially demanding high-density memory storage. Frequent communication between the processing engine and the on-/off-chip memory leads to high energy consumption, which becomes a bottleneck for the AI hardware accelerator design.

To overcome such challenges, in-memory computing (IMC) and near-memory computing (NMC) have been presented as promising schemes for energy-efficient AI acceleration. The weights are stored in the memory cells and dot-product or other operations are performed within or near the memory array. Regarding the memory technologies for the IMC/NMC scheme, SRAM is mature but is volatile, consumes large area (e.g. 8T/10T bitcells) and suffers from the leakage power in the CMOS devices. Such disadvantages promoted the non-volatile memory (NVM) as an attractive solution for area-efficient IMC/NMC-based AI acceleration.

NVMs presented in the literature from both academia and industry include resistive random access memory (RRAM), phase change memory (PCM), spin-transfer-torque magnetic random access memory (STT-MRAM), ferroelectric field effect memory (FeRAM, FeFET), ferroelectric capacitive device, etc. Notably, the foundry companies including Intel, TSMC, Samsung, and Globalfoundries have commercialized or are prototyping monolithically integrated NVM technologies, e.g. RRAM, MRAM, FeRAM/FeFET, etc.

Compared to SRAM, NVM based IMC/NMC could provide bitcell array density benefits, but the peripheral circuits need to be considered together, and achieving higher energy-efficiency can be challenging due to high current consumption when turning on multiple low-resistance-state devices simultaneously. To address these concerns, new schemes for energy-efficient IMC/NMC with emerging NVM devices are being investigated and developed.

This special topic of the IEEE Journal on Exploratory Computational Devices and Circuits (JXCDC) is in line with such efforts and aims to call for paper submissions on the recent research advances in the area of the energy-efficient in-/near-memory computing spanning devices, circuits, and systems. Papers on the interaction and co-optimization of the materials and devices as well as circuits and architecture are solicited.

Topics of Interest include but are not limited to:
Prospective authors are invited to submit original works and/or extended works based on conference presentations on various aspects of compute-in-memory. Memory technologies of interest include (but not limited to) SRAM, DRAM, eDRAM, NOR/NAND Flash, and emerging NVM devices such as PCM, RRAM/CBRAM, STT-MRAM/SOT-MRAM (or other spintronic memories), FeFET (or other ferroelectric memories), etc. The following topics are specifically solicited:

  • New materials and devices that can enable energy-efficient IMC/NMC
  • Integration of emerging technologies with silicon for energy-efficient IMC/NMC
  • Crossbar array design and array-level demonstration for energy-efficient IMC/NMC
  • Peripheral circuit design for energy-efficient IMC/NMC
  • Architectural-level design for energy-efficient IMC/NMC
  • Algorithms and hardware co-design for energy-efficient IMC/NMC
  • Benchmarking simulators for energy-efficient IMC/NMC
  • New applications for energy-efficient IMC/NMC beyond AI workloads (e.g. combinatorial optimization, general purpose computing, etc.)

Important Dates
Open for Submission: June 1, 2024
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2024
First Notification: October 1, 2024
Revision Submission: October 15, 2024
Final Decision: November 1, 2024
Publication Online: November 15, 2024

JxCDC is sponsored by:
IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society
Magnetics Society
Circuits and Systems Society
Electron Devices Society
Council of Electronic Design Automation
Council on Superconductivity
Nanotechnology Council

JxCDC is an Open Access only Publication:
Article Processing Charge (APC): US $1995 – effective 1 January 2024

Discounts
IEEE Members receive a 5% discount. IEEE Society Members receive a 20% discount. These discounts cannot be combined.

Paper submissions must be done through the ScholarOne Manuscripts website: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jxcdc
Guidelines for papers and supplementary materials, as well as a paper template, are provided at this website (also on the next page).
Inquiries for the JxCDC Journal should be sent to: JXCDC@IEEE.ORG

Guest Editor
Jae-sun Seo, Cornell Tech, js3528@cornell.edu

Editor-in-Chief
Azad Naeemi, Georgia Institute of Technology, azad@gatech.edu

May 10th, 2024

The call for volunteering as a Regional Representative for the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Young Professionals in Region 2 (Eastern US) is open.

As a representative, candidates will shape local initiatives, foster networking, and amplify opportunities for young professionals (YPs). Responsibilities include event organization, advocacy, and collaboration with Council leadership.

Don’t miss this chance to showcase leadership, expand your network, and contribute to the future of nanotechnology. Contact Matteo Bruno Lodi (NTC YP Rep. matteobrunolodi@ieee.org) for details.
Make your mark and empower the next generation of nanotech professionals.

 

April 30th, 2024

Dec. 2 to 5, 2024
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

http://ieee-nanomed.org/2024/

NANOMED2024-CFP

 

IEEE-NANOMED is one of the premier annual events organized by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), and brings together physicians, scientists, and engineers from all over the world and every sector of academy and industry for
the advancement of basic and clinical research in medical and biological sciences through nano/molecular medicine and engineering. Attendees of IEEE-NANOMED can share their latest research in engineering and nano/molecular
medicine with other practitioners in their field and related fields, ranging from basic scientific and engineering research
to translational and clinical research.

Suggested topics:
• Nano and molecular technologies in medical theranostics
• Nanotechnology in drug delivery
• Biomedical imaging
• Bio/Nano sensing
• Biochips and Bio-MEMS
• Biomechatronics
• Biological interfaces
• Nanobiotechnology
• Translational medicine
• Bioprinting
• Biomicrofluidics

Important Dates:
Two-Page Abstract Deadline: July 12, 2024
Notification of Acceptance: September 13, 2024
Full Paper Deadline: July 12, 2024 (for best paper competition)
October 11, 2024 (for inclusion on IEEE Xplore)
Early Bird Registration: September 30, 2024

Accepted full papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore database and are EI indexed (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org).

Steering Committee
Jin-Woo Kim, Univ. of Arkansas, USA
Wen J. Li, City Univ. of Hong Kong, China
Pak Kin Wong, Pennsylvania State Univ., USA
Da-Jeng Yao, National Tsing Hua Univ., Taiwan
John Yeow, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada

 

General Chair:
Aaron Ohta, Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

General Co-Chair:
King Lai, City Univ. of Hong Kong

Program Chair:
Ting-Hsuan “Cecil” Chen, City Univ. of Hong Kong

Program Co-Chair:
Nalinikanth Kotagiri, Univ. of Cincinnati, USA

April 24th, 2024

 

Abstract Submission – Deadline April 25

The deadline to submit your one-page abstract for the IEEE NANO 2024 is fast approaching. Authors should prepare their abstract using the word template availabe on our web page and submit it for review by April 25, 2024 via online paper submission site, selecting the “Contributed session abstract” option.

The abstract may include tables and figures (jpg or png) as far as the complete abstract adjusts to one page.

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Technical Program Committee.

 

More Information


NANO STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION

If you are a student attending the IEEE NANO 2024, the NANO-SDC (Student Design Competition) promises to ignite your creativity and competitive spirit like never before!

To participate in a competition, click in this link and follow the instructions. The application deadline is April 30, 2024.

Let’s explore the engaging competition topics, allowing you to choose the one that resonates with you the most:

  • SDC1 – NanoMAG Logic Challenge: Unveiling the Power of Spintronic Transistors
  • SDC2 – Computational Tools & Apps for the Modeling and Design of Nanodevices
  • SDC3 – Nanosensors Prototypes

The competitions will take place in July 2024, with winners announced during the Social Dinner on July 10, 2024.

 

Discover more!


REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration is open since March 1, 2024. Take advantage of the Early Registration Fee, available until June 6, 2024, to enjoy discounted rates. As an additional incentive, we encourage you to join IEEE and the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. Members enjoy reduced registration fees, providing a fantastic opportunity to maximize savings.

Registration fee includes the welcome reception, lunches at the conference site, gala dinner, coffee breaks, tutorials, conference sessions, and convention facilities.

Accompanying person fee includes welcome reception and gala dinner.

 

Registration


 

NANO Blog


Location & Venue

Congress Centre (Palacio de Congresos), Feria de Muestras FIDMA
Paseo Dr. Fleming, 481 33201 Gijón, Asturias

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April 24th, 2024

Huamin Li, Region 1 YP Representative

Huamin Li received his BS degree from the College of Physics and Electronics, Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China, in 2007, his MS degree from the College of Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), Suwon, Korea, in 2010, and his PhD degree in the Department of Nano Science and Technology, SKKU, Suwon, Korea, in 2013. His PhD research focused on 2D electronics and optoelectronics. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame.

His postdoctoral work included the development of low-voltage and steep subthreshold swing (SS) components for beyond-CMOS electronic systems using low-dimensional materials. To date, his research results have been included in one book chapter (2013), published in Nature Communications (2015), Scientific Reports (2014), IEEE Transaction on Electron Devices (2009-2012) etc., presented in IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM, 2009, 2011-2013), and filed five US and Korean patents with the collaboration of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. In 2012, he received Chinese Government Award for outstanding self-financed students abroad by China Scholarship Council.

 

Marta Wala, Region 8 YP Representative

Marta Wala-Kapica earned her Bachelor’s degree in 2017 and Master’s degree in 2019, specializing in Inorganic Technology, from the Faculty of Chemistry, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice, Poland. In 2023, she successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis in Chemical Engineering at the same institution. Her research primarily revolves around the synthesis of electrocatalytic materials through advanced electrochemical surface modification techniques, such as Electrosynthesis, Electrodeposition, and Plasma Electrolytic Oxidation.

She is particularly passionate about leveraging these methodologies for various biomedical applications and addressing environmental challenges.

April 24th, 2024

From December 2023 to January 2024, Nanotechnology Distinguished Seminars (NDS) were held three times in the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) Shanghai Chapter, China. NDS Series are proposed and chaired by Prof. Weida Hu from the Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (SITP) as the Chair of IEEE NTC Shanghai Chapter with Prof. Ivan Iorsh from lTMO University, Prof. Mario Lanza from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and Prof. Wenwu Pan from the University of Western Australia. There were totally 48 participants coming from China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. NDS Series invited experts with various backgrounds to bring cutting-edge nanotechnology knowledge to our students, break down information barriers, and ultimately achieve collaborative development within the organization. A series of insightful presentations showcased groundbreaking developments in nanotechnology. Highlights of the talks included:

• Combining two-dimensional semiconductors with metasurfaces
• Hybrid 2D/CMOS microchips
• Dislocation Filtering Technology for defect reduction on heteroepitaxially-grown semiconductors

Prof. Ivan Iorsh from lTMO University briefly reviewed their recent results on the light-matter coupling in 2D semiconductors integrated with photonic nanostructures. He also discussed how the realization of strong light-matter coupling might facilitate the suppression of the inhomogeneous broadening of excitons and induce a strong nonlinear optical response. Furthermore, He showed how the excitonic properties can be controlled via strong light-matter coupling and finally discussed how one can exploit strong magnetic proximity effect in order to enable magnetooptics with 2D materials.

Prof. Mario Lanza from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology discussed how to integrate 2D materials in micro/nano-electronic devices, circuits, and microchips, giving a general overview of the global progress achieved in the field and presenting our last developments in hybrid 2D/CMOS applications. He put special emphasis on devices and circuits for memristive technologies, including data storage, computation, encryption, and communication. He also discussed the main technological challenges to face in the next years and provided some recommendations on how to solve them.

Prof. Wenwu Pan from the University of Western Australia showed the use of strained CdZnTe/CdTe superlattice layers as dislocation filter layers for the heteroepitaxy of II-VI CdTe buffer layers on lattice-mismatched III-V GaAs substrates. Their experimental results reviewed here suggest that the dislocation filtering technology is a promising approach for achieving high-quality heteroepitaxy of semiconductors on large-area lattice-mismatched substrates, which is crucial for the fabrication of high-performance optoelectronic devices, especially monolithically integrated devices.

The IEEE NTC Shanghai Chapter Nanotechnology Distinguished Seminar Series was a great success, making all participants rejoice in their contribution to the synergistic development within IEEE NTC Shanghai Chapter and future endeavors in the field of nanotechnology.

 

April 24th, 2024

 

Short paper submission (1-3 pages) extended until 30 April 2024

The 7th Int. Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) will be held on 01-05 July 2024, in Delft, Netherlands https://marss-conference.org. General Chairs: Massimo Mastrangeli (NL) and Pierre Lambert (BE). MARSS is the flagship forum for cross-disciplinary R&D communities related to manipulation, automation, measurement and characterization at micro/nano scales as well as all kinds of small size robots (nm – cm) and their applications. The conference is technically supported by IEEE-NTC and IEEE-RAS.

MARSS 2024 will feature 14 plenary talks (by invitation only) and up to 36 technical sessions (oral presentations). We encourage you to attend and contribute to the conference.