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2007 Awardees

IEEE Nanotechnology Council Announces 2007 Award Winners

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (IEEE) Nanotechnology Council (NTC) announced its inaugural award winners. The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is a multi-disciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Nanotechnology carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, literary and educational areas. The Council supports the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications.

NTC announces its inaugural award winners and winners of the awards will receive their awards at the IEEE Nanotechnology Conference to be held in Hong Kong in August 2007.

IEEE NTC Nanotechnology Pioneer Award

The aim of the Nanotechnology Pioneer Award is to recognize individuals who by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering have had a significant impact on the field of Nanotechnology.

Prof. Pallab Bhattacharya of University of Michigan and Prof. Mark Reed of Yale University are inaugural co-winners of this award.

Professor Bhattacharya is Charles M. Vest Distinguished University Professor of Electrical and Computer Science and John R. Mellor Professor of Engineering at University of Michigan. Prof. Bhattacharya made pioneering contributions to the physics and development of quantum dot nanophotonics.

Prof. Reed is Harold Hodgkinson Professor of Engineering and Applied Science and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics at Yale University. He made pioneering contributions to the electronic transport in nanoscale and molecular systems.

IEEE NTC Nanotechnology Early Career Award

The purpose of the Nanotechnology Early Career Award is to recognize individuals who have made contributions with major impact on the field of nanotechnology and with in 7 years of being awarded the highest degree.

Prof. Chongwu Zhou of University of Southern California is the inaugural winner of this award.

Prof. Zhou is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering- Electrophysics at the University of Southern California. He made ground breaking synthesis and characterization of nanotubes and nanowires for nano and molecular electronics.

IEEE NTC Distinguished Service Award

The purpose of the NTC Distinguished Service Award is to recognize an individual who has performed outstanding service for the benefit and advancement of Nanotechnology Council.

Professor Toshi Fukuda of Nagoya University is the winner of this inaugural award.

Professor Fukuda is Professor of Institute of Advanced Studies and Professor of Nano-Micro Systems Engineering and Mechanical Science and Engineering at Nagoya University. He has served as Founding President of IEEE Nanotechnology Council and provided significant vision and leadership in establishing the Council.

IEEE Nanotechnology Council congratulates all the winners of this year’s awards. Deadline for 2008 NTC Awards nominations is October 15, 2007.