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IEEE NAP-2020: Call for Abstract/Paper Submission – DEADLINE EXTENDED

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
Website: IEEE NAP-2020


Taking into account multiple requests, the deadline for abstract/paper submission for the 2020 IEEE International Conference on “Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties” (NAP-2020) was extended till Sept. 14th!


The conference is co-sponsored and co-organized by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and Sumy State University and will be held in virtual format on Nov. 9-13, 2020. All NAP conferences traditionally cover a broad spectrum of “nano-related” topics with emphasis on the interdisciplinarity and practical applications. Please do not delay and upload your contribution ASAP.
Few important reminders:
– The conference “all virtual” format (in zoom) will feature Plenary, Keynote, Invited and Regular talks as well as e-Posters. The instructions will be emailed later. Invited speaker nominations are not accepted anymore.
– Good quality and original manuscripts, related to the scope of the conference and presented at NAP-2020 will be recommended for publication (after peer review process) in the IEEE Xplore. All our past conference proceedings published with IEEE Xplore were indexed by Scopus and Web of Science. Please (!) read carefully the instructions on our website. The papers that ignore provided guidelines or do not use the required template will be rejected, regardless of their content.
– During the conference, we will organize a best presentation award competition, find more here and prepare to compete!
– As for the covered topics, registration fees and any other details, once again please refer to our website.
– To stay up to date,- find and follow our pages at FB and LinkedIn.
– Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.
We already received over hundred contributions and are preparing for a great scientific conference.
Join us on Nov. 9-13, 2020!


Sincerely, with kind regards,
Organizing Committee of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on “Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties”.


Call for Council Volunteers

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is soliciting nominations for the vacant positions listed below.

Please send all applications or nominations with a brief (1-2 page) biography focused on qualifications for the position to James Morris by 30 September 2020.


Industrial Advisory Committee Chair
“The IAC fosters the development and promotion of industry relations activities and programs for the NTC. These activities include developing contacts with industry, identifying interests, organizing industrial panels, or recruiting industry exhibits at NTC conferences ….” (NTC ByLaws.) The IAC has been inactive, so the Chair will have the opportunity to recruit members as specified in the NTC ByLaws.

Standards Committee Chair
The NTC is responsible for the development and coordination of [Nanotechnology] standards project(s) including their maintenance after their approval as standard(s) by the IEEE-SA Standards Board. The Committee shall organize the development of standards; oversee compliance with the Policy; and submit proposed documents approved by the Committee (with supporting documentation) for appropriate review and approval by the SASB.” (NTC ByLaws.) The Committee’s composition is defined in the NTC ByLaws.

Chapters & Regional Activities Chair
“This Committee establishes and maintains communications with NTC chapters, IEEE Regions and Sections and student organizations.” (NTC ByLaws.) It works with Educational Activities to communicate the availability of Distinguished Lecturers for chapter and regional activities.

Regional Chapter Activities Coordinator (Region 9)
The R9 Chapter Activities Coordinator is responsible for the establishment of chapters in Region 9 (Central & South America) and for their continuing activities, communications, collaborations with other chapters, etc., and is a member of the Chapters & Regional Activities Committee.

Two Regional Chapter Activities Coordinators (Region 10)
The R10 Chapter Activities Coordinators are responsible for the establishment of chapters in Region 10 and for their continuing activities, communications, collaborations with other chapters, etc., and are members of the Chapters & Regional Activities Committee. One position is focused on India with the other responsible for the rest of R10 (China, Japan, Taiwan, SE Asia, Australasia.).

TryNANO Editor-in-Chief
The TryNANO Editor-in-Chief will be responsible for the content of the NTC’s educational website when it goes live later this year, including the maintenance of existing content, its expansion to include new developments in the field, the recruitment of new contributors, etc. The TryNANO EiC will be a member of the Educational Activities Committee.


Nominations are due 30 September 2020

The nomination form can be found here. Please send all applications or nominations with a brief (1-2 page) biography focused on qualifications for the position to James Morris by 30 September 2020.



2020 Awards Ceremonies

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces its 2020 Award Winners. Individual Awards were presented at its 20th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (NANO 2020) held virtually on 29-31 July 2020.



The NTC Pioneer Award in nanotechnology 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. The award is intended for people who are in the mid or late portions of their careers, i.e., at least 10 years beyond his or her highest earned academic degree on the nomination deadline date.

2020 Pioneer Award Recipient

Professor Supriyo Bandyopadhyay from the Virginia Commonwealth University has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology, with the citation: “For pioneering contributions to spintronics and straintronics employing nanostructures.”

Professor Bandyopadhyay is a pioneer in the field of straintronics which deals with switching nanomagnets with electrically generated strain for extremely energy-efficient computing and signal processing. He has also worked for many decades on spin-based classical computing. Additionally, he developed unique self-assembly techniques for nanoscale synthesis that led to the demonstration of novel optical, electrical and magnetic devices. In 2016, he was named Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist by Governor Terence McAuliffe and in 2018, he received the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award which is the highest award for any faculty member in any private or public college or university in Virginia. He also received his university’s Award of Excellence and Distinguished Scholarship Award – both given to one faculty member in the University in any given year. He has received many other awards over an academic career spanning three decades.



The Nanotechnology Council has established an Early Career Award to recognize individuals who have made contributions with major impact on the field of nanotechnology. Up to two awards may be given per year. There may be one award for academics (persons employed by colleges or universities) and one for persons employed by industry or government organizations.

Early Career Award Recipient

Professor Mikhail Kats at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, has been selected as the recipient for the 2020 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award,

with the citation: “For outstanding technical innovations and achievement in

nanophotonics, especially for optical metasurfaces, light interaction with nanoscale films, and tunable nanomaterials.”

Professor Kats is an expert in the interaction between light and structured optical materials. He has made pioneering contributions to the development of optical metasurfaces, ultra-thin-film interference coatings, tunable optics with phase-transition materials, and thermal-radiation metrology and engineering.



Each year, the Council will provide an award for the best Technical Committee for the prior year.

The winner of the 2019 Technical Committee Award is

TC 5: Spintronics
Chair: Jayasimha Atulasimha

Call for Nominations IEEE Nanotechnology Council 2021 VP Publications

Saturday, August 8th, 2020

EXTENDED – Nominations due September 18

Nanotechnology Council Seeking Nominations for 2021 VP Publications

As a result of a vacancy after the Annual Meeting elections, the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for Vice-President for Publications to fill the remaining year (2021) of the term of office.

This position will start effective 1-January-2021. Note that the regular election cycle for VP Publications will be at the 2021 NTC Annual Meeting in July for the term from 2022-23. The incumbent VP in this case can stand for election to a full term at that time.

Nominations should include a statement from the candidate and a bio in IEEE format. The deadline for nomination is Sept. 18, 2020 August 31, 2020. See announcement on NTC website (The nomination form is attached, or can be downloaded here. Fill out and return page 7 with supporting information.


Call for Nominations Editor-in-Chief – IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics

Friday, July 31st, 2020

The IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics (JPV) is a peer-reviewed, archival publication reporting original and significant research results that advance the field of photovoltaics (PV). The PV field is diverse in its science base ranging from semiconductor and PV device physics to optics and the materials sciences. The journal publishes articles that connect this science base to PV science and technology. The intent is to publish original research results that are of primary interest to the photovoltaic specialist.

The scope of the IEEE J. Photovoltaics incorporates: fundamentals and new concepts of PV conversion, including those based on nanostructured materials, low-dimensional physics, multiple charge generation, up/down converters, thermophotovoltaics, hot-carrier effects, plasmonics, metamorphic materials, luminescent concentrators, and rectennas; Si-based PV, including new cell designs, crystalline and non-crystalline Si, passivation, characterization and Si crystal growth; polycrystalline, amorphous and crystalline thin-film solar cell materials, including PV structures and solar cells based on II-VI, chalcopyrite, Si and other thin film absorbers; III-V PV materials, heterostructures, multijunction devices and concentrator PV; optics for light trapping, reflection control and concentration; organic PV including polymer, hybrid and dye sensitized solar cells; space PV including cell materials and PV devices, defects and reliability, environmental effects and protective materials; PV modeling and characterization methods; and other aspects of PV, including modules, power conditioning, inverters, balance-of-systems components, monitoring, analyses and simulations, and supporting PV module standards and measurements.


T-NANO Best Paper of 2019 Award

Friday, July 31st, 2020

The Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) has assessed the papers published in 2019 in a three-stage process of nomination, evaluation, and voting according to the TNANO procedure manual. The evaluation criteria include technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, clarity of presentation, and practical significance for applications.

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 TNANO Best Paper Award goes to:

“Carbon Nanotube CMOS Analog Circuitry”
By Rebecca Ho; Christian Lau; Gage Hills; Max M. Shulaker
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology
Volume: 18
Page(s): 845 – 848
Date of Publication: 08 March 2019
ISSN Information:
INSPEC Accession Number: 18912330
DOI: 10.1109/TNANO.2019.2902739


Congratulations to all the co-authors!

The award includes a certificate for each of the co-authors, and a $1000 prize to be divided among the co-authors; funding for this award is provided by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC). The award was announced in the Award Ceremony of the IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2020), held virtually 29-31 July 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


IEEE Nanotechnology Council Elects 2021 Officers

Monday, July 27th, 2020

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) elected new officers at its Annual Administrative Committee Meeting held virtually 23-24 July.

Representatives of the twenty-three IEEE Societies who are Council members gather annually to conduct Council business and elect officers. This year three positions were up for election: President-elect for 2020 (President in 2021-22), VP for Conferences and VP for Finances (2021-22).

Prof. Fabrizio Lombardi, International Test Conference (ITC) Endowed Chair at Northeastern University, Boston was elected President-elect for 2020. Jin-Woo Kim, Director of Bio/Nano Technology Group and Professor of Biological Engineering at the University of Arkanasa, was elected Vice President for Conferences 2021-2022. Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske, Professor of ECE and Director of VLSI & Emerging Technology DA Laboratory at Portland State University, was elected Vice-president for Finances 2021-2022.


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 Norards: the Visiting Fellowship at the British Columbia Advanced System Institute, Canada, twice the Texas Experimental Engineering Station Fellowship, the Halliburton Professorship and an Atheastern University, Boston. At the same Institution during the period 1998-2004 he served as Chair of the ECE Department. He is a IEEE Fellow; he has received many professional awward from the Ministry of Science and Education of Japan. He has won multiple Best papers awards from conferences as well as the recipient of the Initiation Award from the IEEE/Engineering Foundation and a Motorola Quill Award.



VP Conferences

Jin-Woo Kim is a Director of Bio/Nano Technology Group and a Professor of Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Nanoscience & Engineering at the University of Arkansas since July of 2001. He was visiting professors at Harvard University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH), and holds an adjunct professorship at the Department of Electrical Engineering of POSTECH. He was educated at Seoul National University (B.S.’86 in Chemical & Biological Engineering), University of Iowa (B.S.’91 in Microbiology), University of Wisconsin (M.S.’94 in Biology), and Texas A&M University (Ph.D.’98 in Biological Engineering). He served as the NTC Vice President for Publications (2017-2019) as well as organizing committees for several NTCsponsored IEEE conferences, including IEEE-NANO, IEEE-NEMS, and IEEE-NANOMED. He is a fellow of American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a senior member of IEEE, an NTC Nanotechnology Distinguished Lecturer (2017-2018), and a co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology.



VP Finances

Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske is Professor of ECE and Director of VLSI & Emerging Technology DA Laboratory at Portland State University, where she was ECE Department chair from 2004 to 2010. Previously, she was with the Technical University of Warsaw and the Research and Production Center of Semiconductor Devices. She holds a Ph.D degree in EE from Auburn University. Her research interests include CAD for VLSI and 3DICs, nanotechnology and nano/bio systems, and design for emerging and renewable technologies. She has presented tutorial, keynote, and invited talks at international conferences, published 150+ technical papers, and serves as panelist/reviewer for the National Science Foundation, National Research Council Canada, and international journals and conferences. Her research has been supported by NSF and industry. She received the 1990 Best Paper Award from Alabama Section of IEEE and IEEE CEDA 2008 Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided-Design.




NAP2020 Conference

Friday, July 17th, 2020

November 9-13, 2020 | Virtual


Call for Abstracts & Papers – deadline August 31st

IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s International Conference on “Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties” (NAP-2020) will be held in a virtual format on Nov. 9-13, 2020. The prime focus is on nanoscale materials with emphasis on interdisciplinary research exploring and exploiting unique physical and chemical proprieties of these materials for practical applications. The Organizing Committee invites you to present your most exciting research results at #NAP2020! We hope that a virtual format with a mix of live and pre-recorded Invited and Regular presentations, Q&A sessions, and a virtual wall with e-Posters will create an engaging environment for informal exchange of ideas, strengthen existing collaborations and catalyze new international partnerships. Focus session proposals and Invited Speaker nominations should be emailed directly to the NAP2020 Chairs. The deadline for Abstracts/Papers submission is on Aug. 31, 2020.



Women in Engineering Representative for NTC

Friday, July 10th, 2020

We are pleased to announce Saumya Sharma as the Women in Engineering Representative for the Nanotechnology Council.

Saumya Sharma is an early career professional in the field of semiconductors and nanotechnology with a PhD in Electrical Engineering. Her technical role in EUV lithography, sensors, IoT and nano-patterning with companies like ASML, IBM and ABB have led to more than 20 patent applications and numerous journal publications. Saumya has also shown leadership in intellectual property policy making within the scope of patenting strategies and patent portfolios for startups, academic institutions as well as corporations.

She has served on the NSF panel of reviewers, has held the role of IEEE-CT section chair for Young Professionals and Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, and also actively contributes as a technical expert in the IEEE Public Visibility (PV) Committee.

Plans for NTC Conferences due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Saturday, June 6th, 2020


The status of the following IEEE NTC Conferences impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic:

IEEE-NANO (IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology)

  • Considering the present circumstances related to COVID-19, the Conference Committee of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and the Montreal organizers of the 20th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology 2020 (IEEE NANO 2020) decided jointly that IEEE NANO 2020 must convert to an all-virtual format from July 29th to 31st of 2020. See website
  • The physical NANO 2020 conference in Montreal is now moved to 2021 and becomes the 21st IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2021) to be held July 28-30, 2021. Abstracts previously submitted to IEEE NANO 2020 (Montreal) and not presented at the virtual NANO 2020 will be transferred to the NANO 2021, for which an additional call for papers will be open Nov 15th, 2020 – Jan 31st, 2021. Look for further information on their website at, which will go live according to tradition at the conclusion of NANO 2020.
  • NANO 2021 planned in Majorca, postpone to 2022.


IEEE-NMDC (IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference)

  • For the best interests of the public health safety and conference experience and in view of the continuing uncertainty from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are here announcing that IEEE NMDC 2020 planned on October 18-21 in Nanjing, China will postpone to 2022 (eg become NMDC 2022) on October 16-19, 2022, still in Nanjing. See website for announcements.
  • In place of NMDC 2020 we will be organizing a virtual event in October, details will be announced.
  • NMDC 2021, colocated with CEIDP 2021, is to be held at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel, Oct. 17-20, 2021, Vancouver, Canada.

Solicitation of hosting proposals is open for NMDC 2023.


IEEE NEMS (IEEE international Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems)

IEEE-NEMS 2020 has been converted to an all-virtual format from September 27th to 30th of 2020. More information is available on the website:


IEEE-NANOMED (IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering)

IEEE-NANOMED 2020 scheduling for November is being evaluated. See the website: