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IEEE NAP-2021 International Conference: First Call for Papers/Abstracts

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021


IEEE NAP Conference:
The IEEE International Conference on “Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties” (NAP-2021) will be held as a “physical” meeting on Sept. 5-11, 2021 in hotel GAGARINN, Odesa, Ukraine. For last four years NAP conference was co-organized by Sumy State University and the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. The #NAP2021 is endorsed and supported by the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics, and the IEEE Magnetics Society. This is an annual conference, and 200+ international attendees are expected.First Call for Abstracts/Papers:
We are pleased to announce the commencement of the submission of abstracts for Oral and Poster presentations at the IEEE NAP-2021 Conference. The Call for Papers is now available.The abstract submission deadline is May 17, 2021.Register on our website and submit yours today!Covered Topics:
The NAP-2021 Conference continues our tradition of bringing together materials science and engineering experts, emphasizing nanomaterials-related topics:
– Nanomaterials Synthesis & Self-assembly
– Thin Films & Coatings
– Nanoscale Imaging & Characterization
– Nanophotonics
– Transport Properties in Nanoscale Systems
– Nanomagnetism & Magnetic Materials
– Superconductivity in Nanoscale Systems
– Nanodevices & Sensors
– Nanomaterials for Energy & Environment
– Biomedical Applications
– Theory, Modeling & Interdisciplinary Topics

Plenary/Keynote/Invited Speakers:
We are honored to host truly world-class Plenary Speakers, internationally recognized physicists, chemists, and materials science experts:
– Dr. Anne M. Andrews, Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles;
– Dr. Shaowei Chen, Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz;
– Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Distinguished University, and Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Professor, Drexel University;
– Dr. Laura H. Greene, Chief Scientist, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee and Krafft Professor of Physics, Florida State University;
– Dr. Paul S. Weiss, Presidential Chair, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Bioengineering, and Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles;
– Dr. Gleb Yushin, Professor at the School of Materials and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, and co-Founder of Sila Nanotechnologies, Inc.;
– Dr. Bingqing (B. Q.) Wei, Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, USA.
Besides our Plenaries, more than 30 invited speakers will deliver their lectures at various technical sessions of the Conference. A complete list of invited speakers will be finalized by mid-March. Please stay tuned!

Conference Venue:
The Conference will be held in GAGARINN, a four-star hotel located in Arcadia, the vivid tourist area of Odesa. The Black sea, cafes and bars, clubs, live entertainment, museums, and many cultural and historic city attractions are all nearby! 24/7 front desk with English-speaking staff, concierge, ATM, on-site restaurant for fine dining, and bar. Enabling the personal well-being of guests and colleagues is our key priority! It builds on GAGARINN’s long-standing cleanliness protocols and enhances the existing program with guidance developed in response to the pandemic, including recommendations related to deep cleaning, disinfecting, hygiene, and social distancing best practices and protocols. We recommend booking directly with us (, with free cancellation up to 48 hours before check-in.

Awards & Grants:
Thanks to generosity and support of the IEEE NAP-2021 Conference sponsors, we will continue our already traditional “East Meets West” grants program designed to encourage and facilitate the participation of student and WIE attendees, “Rising Stars in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology” Best Presentation Award competition, and “Nanoworld Images” contest.

The accepted abstracts and abstract book will be published on the conference website. Similar to the past NAP conferences, the conference manuscripts (4+ pages) will be peer-reviewed by independent reviewers and evaluated by the Organizing Committee. The papers of good technical quality containing interesting and novel (unpublished) results on one or more topics of the Conference will be recommended for publication in the IEEE Xplore® digital library, indexed by the Scopus (IEEE makes the final decision).

Odesa International Airport (ODS) is a medium-sized international airport in Ukraine. In total, there are 27 airports around the world that have direct flights to Odessa, spread around 26 cities in 16 countries. IEEE NAP-2021 Organizers will meet & greet our attendees at the airport and help with airport transfer if needed. Of note, citizens from all EU countries, the USA, Canada, Japan, Brazil, and Argentina, do not need a visa to enter Ukraine for periods of up to 90 days, while citizens of many other countries can obtain an electronic visa online.

Exhibits & Sponsorship:
Share your products and services with the experts in the materials science and engineering and promote your company as a Global Leader in the emerging and expanding market of nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. Make an impression and connect with the key attendees from Europe, Asia, and the USA at the IEEE International Conference on “Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties”!

To find more about the IEEE NAP-2021 Conference, please visit the conference website and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn. Have questions? Write to us:

Join us:
2, Rymsky-Korsakov st., 40007 Sumy, Ukraine
Tel.: +38-0542-337-751

Student Membership Discount

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

New and renewing IEEE students and graduate students can now save 50% on their membership dues. 

Students wishing to take advantage of the 50% discount can do so by using the promotion code FUTURE50 during the online check-out process for joining or renewing their IEEE membership.

Students who recently renewed or joined at full price can reach out to the IEEE Contact Center at: and request a credit on future membership dues.




$10 million KidneyX Artificial Kidney Prize

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

KidneyX launches Artificial Kidney Prize to radically transform kidney care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) have launched the KidneyX Artificial Kidney Prize, a competition to accelerate the development of artificial kidneys toward human clinical trials. This multiphase competition is KidneyX’s first fully dedicated effort toward artificial kidney advancement, with initial phases offering up to $10 million in prizes.

The Artificial Kidney Prize builds on past KidneyX competitions but is distinct in its goal: to accelerate the development of continuous kidney replacement therapies that provide transformational treatment options beyond current dialysis methods. Artificial kidneys may be wearable, implantable, bioengineered, developed as a xenotransplant or chimera organ, or other approaches not yet conceived.

The Artificial Kidney Prize is open to both U.S. and international entrants, subject to eligibility requirements.  Innovators across expertise disciplines — including bioengineering, nanotechnology, materials science, regenerative medicine, and medical devices are encouraged to participate. The first phase seeks component or integrated prototype solutions that enable and advance the functionality, effectiveness, and/or reliability of artificial kidneys. Phase 1 submissions are due by March 24, 2021.

Phase 1 seeks solutions that enable and advance the functionality, effectiveness, and/or reliability of artificial #kidneys. Entrants can explore teaming opportunities by joining the #KidneyX solver community:

To learn more about the competition and teaming opportunities, prospective entrants can replay the December 3 information session.


Presidential Appointments in 2021

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

At is November 6th meeting, the Nanotechnology Council ratified the following Presidential appointments. Please join us in welcoming them to our 2021 roster!

Standards Committee Chair
Tyler L. Jaynes
Albany Medical College


Tyler Jaynes is a consultant, specializing in medical and bioethics. He has degrees from Utah Valley University, and working on Masters from Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College. His research interests are in bioethics, medical ethics, and technology ethics; international jurisprudence in medical & technologic regulation and nanotechnology application & development. He is a member of IEEE and Chair, IEEE Nanotechnology Council Standards Committee (NTCSC) and Secretary, IEEE P2863™ – Recommended Practice for Organizational Governance of Artificial Intelligence – Standard Development Group

Industrial Advisory Committee Chair
Valentine Novosad
Argonne National Laboratory

Valentine Novosad is a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. He completed his Ph.D. studies on magneto-optics at the Institute for Low Temperature Physics & Engineering (Ukraine), and Laboratoire de Magnétisme Louis Néel (France) in 1998. During 1998–2001 he was a postdoctoral researcher at Tohoku University (Japan) where he studied geometric confinement effects in nanomagnets. He joined Argonne’s Materials Science Division in 2001.

Novosad’s current research is focused on the fundamental and applied studies of magnetic and superconducting thin films and patterned heterostructures.  He co-authored four US patents, 230+ research papers (h-index: 41). Fellow of American Physical Society and co-recipient of the University of Chicago’s Award & Medal for Distinguished Performance at Argonne National Laboratory.  Currently, Novosad,  IEEE Senior Member, serves as the IEEE Chicago Section Chair, the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and IEEE Magnetics Society AdCom member.

Regional Activities & Chapters Committee
Lan Fu
Australian National University

Lan Fu received her PhD degree from the Australia National University (ANU) in 2001 and is currently a Full Professor at the Research School of Physics, ANU. Prof. Lan Fu was the recipient of the IEEE Photonic Society Graduate Student Fellowship (2000), Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2002), ARF/QEII Fellowship (2005) and Future Fellowship (2012). Professor Fu is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE/Photonics and Electron Devices Societies and was the past chair of the Photonics Society, Electron Devices Society and Nanotechnology Council Chapters of the IEEE ACT section. She is also the current member of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee on Materials Science and Engineering, Secretary of the Executive Committee of Australian Materials Research Society (AMRS), and Australian Research Council College of Experts. Lan Fu’s main research interests include design, fabrication and integration of optoelectronic devices (LEDs, lasers, photodetectors and solar cells) based on low-dimensional III-V compound semiconductor structures including quantum wells, self-assembled quantum dots and nanowires grown by metal-organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD).

TryNano Editor-in-Chief
James Spicer
The John Hopkins University

James Spicer is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the chair of Materials Science and Engineering Program in the Engineering for Professionals Program and is a member of the Principal Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. His research focuses on laser-material interactions for advanced processing and materials characterization including ultrafast studies of nanoscale thermal and acoustic transport, polymer matrix nanocomposite processing and characterization, optical and ultrasonic characterization of additively manufactured materials, development of opto-thermal barrier coatings for space probes and characterization of high-energy laser materials. He is a member of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society and the IEEE Sensors Council. He is also a member of ASME, OSA, MRS and APS.


IEEE NTC YP India Activities

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Contributed by Santhosh Sivasubramani

As the representative of the IEEE NTC YP India, It’s my privilege to share the summary of the First edition of the IEEE NTC YP India webinar series. Two webinars have been conducted each in November 2020 and December 2020 hosting the eminent speakers in the broad domain of nanotechnology. There was active reception, registration and participation to this first step in India on behalf of Nanotechnology Council. The webinar details and the photographs are shared below.

The First webinar was organized on November 21, 2020 10:00 am in India. It hosted Prof. Brajesh Kumar Kaushik, Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee 10 m and Dr. Mudrika Khandelwal, Associate professor, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad 10:30 am. Prof. Brajesh Kumar Kaushik, Regional Chapters Coordinator R10 India, the inaugural speaker of the webinar 1 has briefly discussed about the Nanotechnology Council and its details as part of his presentation.

Prof. Brajesh has briefly introduced the guests on Spintronics-Perspectives and Challenges “Conventional CMOS technology has reached to the brink of its scaling limits and poses significant challenges for the development of next generation high-speed ultra-low power costeffective memory and processing devices. These spintronics based novel computing approaches find applications in image processing and provides efficient solution to the complex computing problems. ”

Dr. Mudrika has briefly spoke about “Cellulose – the most common biopolymer – is commonly produced by various organisms such as plants, trees, algae, and bacteria. Bacterial cellulose in
particular is attractive owing to its purity, crystallinity, and being composed of a threedimensional network of cellulose nanofibres. However, the most important aspect is the possibility to tune cellulose properties during and post synthesis. We have successfully produced carbon nanofibrous anode by pyrolysis of bacterial cellulose for Lithium-ion batteries and modulated its properties to improve capacity, stability, and rate capability.”

The second webinar was organized on December 19, 2020 10:30 am in India. It hosted, Professor. Kamakoti Veezhinathan for his wonderful session on “Journey of indigenous SHAKTI Microprocessor”. 10.30 am and Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma for his wonderful session on “Candle Soot Nanocarbon for Energy Storage Applications”. 11 am. Prof. Kamakoti has briefly introduced the guests with the Open-source processor development initiative by the RISE group at IIT-Madras. The aim is to build an ecosystem of production grade processors, SoC’s and peripheral IP’s. Software Development Kits and IDE’s readily available to build applications on SHAKTI. Various drivers and sensor applications proven on SHAKTI based development boards.

Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma delivered a interested lecture on Candle soot. Carbon from candle soot is not only the most facile way to produce nanocarbon but is being explored for a large number of engineering applications including as an electrode for electric vehicles. He discussed briefly some of the latest results from the CARBON Lab, IIT Hyderabad in the talk. Candle soot. Carbon from candle soot is not only the most facile way to produce nanocarbon but is being explored for a large number of engineering applications including as an electrode for electric vehicles. I shall discuss briefly some of the latest results from our CARBON Lab in the talk.

This ends the summary of the activities from IEEE NTC YP India, we believe we will grow and expand our horizons to have many more fruitful opportunities and wide outreach on behalf of Nanotechnology Council.

We welcome all the IEEE Members of R10, India who are young professionals and members of Nanotechnology Council to kindly follow the page for further updates on webinars, technical
activities and networking opportunities.

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IEEE NTC YP Canada activities

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Contributed by José Alvim Berkenbrock

Since October, IEEE NTC YP activities have been developed closely with the membership of Region 7 (i.e., Canada). The local representative for Canada is José A. Berkenbrock (S’20), a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. In the last trimester of 2020, the activities of IEEE NTC YP Canada were focused on three goals. First was to create a presence on the internet (please, visit:; Establishing a connection with local chapters and affinity groups; and organizing webinars under the scope of the Nanotechnology Council.

The Nanotechnology community in Canada is very active. Many IEEE NTC conferences were recently hosted in Canada (e.g., IEEE NANO 2014 in Ottawa) and there is more to come (i.e., IEEE NANO 2021 in Montréal and IEEE NMDC 2021 in Vancouver). One of the goals of Mr. Berkenbrock is to connect with this dynamic community for supporting students and young professionals and strengthening the presence of the Council in the region. Seeking to achieve this goal, a webinar was co-hosted by IEEE North Saskatchewan Section on December 9th with the presence of speakers from across Canada. The theme of this inaugural webinar was “Perovskites for solar cells” with Dr. Saidaminov (University of Victoria, British Columbia) and Dr. Rosei (INRS, Québec) as speakers and Mr. Kahwagi from the Koleilat’s research group (Dalhousie University, New Brunswick) as the Moderator. Briefly, in numbers, the event of about one and a half hours had 80 people interested to attend, 60 subscribed and 24 attendees. Afterwards, all those registered received the link to access the recording and a survey about the event. The survey (5) showed the event attracted people from countries beyond the Americas (e.g., Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, and Portugal) and exceeded people’s expectations. The next webinar is expected to happen in late January with the theme “Microdevices and the Pandemics” (Please, follow our page on LinkedIn for more info).

Another action expected for next year is the formation of the first IEEE NTC Student Chapter in Western Canada. Currently, the Montrealer Chapter (and Student Chapter) are the only outposts of IEEE NTC up here in the North. Mr. Berkenbrock has engaged in different activities looking for attracting students interested in joining what can be the first chapter in Western Canada. The first virtual meeting happened on December 21st and the work for establishing the chapter has left the shores. We look forward to launching this chapter in the middle of the Canadian prairies. The University of Saskatchewan is in Saskatoon – SK (in the Treaty 6 Territory and Homeland of the Métis).

Announcing New Chair of the NTC TC Nanomagnetics (TC12)

Monday, January 25th, 2021

It is our pleasure to announce the new Chair of the NTC TC12 Nanomagnetics, Chih-Huang Lai. On behalf of the NTC TAC, I would like to thank him for taking this responsibility and wish him a very successful leadership.

Prof. Lai received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 1997. He joined Read-Rite Co. and worked on TMR and GMR magnetic heads. He became an assistant Professor in National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in 1998. Prof. Lai is currently Dean of College of Engineering in NTHU and Tsing Hua Chair Professor. His research works focus on magnetic materials, spintronic devices and CIGS thin film solar cells. He served as Education Chair, Publicity Chair and Membership Chair for IEEE Magnetics Society and President of Taiwan Association of Magnetics Technology. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed SCI papers and obtained more than 40 patents. He is an IEEE Fellow and MRS-Taiwan Fellow.


Announcing New Chair of the NTC TC on Nanosensors and Nanoactuators (TC7)

Monday, January 25th, 2021

It is our pleasure to announce the new Chair of the NTC TC7 Nanosensors and Nanoactuators, Inkyu Park. On behalf of the NTC TAC, I would like to thank him for taking this responsibility and wish him a very successful leadership.

Prof. Inkyu Park received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from KAIST (1998), UIUC (2003) and UC Berkeley (2007), respectively, all in mechanical engineering. He has been with the department of mechanical engineering at KAIST since 2009 as a faculty and is currently a KAIST Endowed Chair Professor and Full Professor. Prior to joining KAIST, he was a research specialist at Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) in 2007-2008, CTO & Co-founder of nPrintSolutions, inc. in 2008-2009, and visiting researcher at Hewlett Packard Laboratory in 2005-2008. His research interests are nanofabrication, smart sensors, nanomaterial-based sensors, flexible & wearable electronics, self-powered sensors, and sensors for environmental and healthcare monitoring applications. He has published more than 120 international journal articles (SCI indexed) and 160 international conference proceeding papers in the area of MEMS/NANO engineering (h index=38, total citation >7600). He is a recipient of IEEE NANO Best Paper Award (2010), HP Open Innovation Research Award (2009-2012), KINC Fusion Research Award (2016, 2018), Grand Prize of KAIST School of Engineering Research Innovation Award (2020), and Excellent Researcher Award from the Society of Micro/Nano-Systems (2020). (Website:; Email:

IEEE-NANO 2021 – Call for Papers

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

VIRTUAL July 28th–30th, 2021 from Montreal


Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: 15-March-21

CALL for PAPERS (download PDF)

Nanotechnology researchers will gather to exchange information across disciplines at the 21st IEEE International Conference in Nanotechnology, the flagship conference of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. We hope you will join us at IEEE-NANO 2021, to be held virtually on July 28th–30th, 2021 from Montreal.

We are delighted to share with you our confirmed distinguished plenary speakers:

Following the tradition of the NANO conferences, participants have the opportunity to publish their research in IEEE Xplore® and IEEE Transactions in Nanotechnology.


IEEE NMDC 2021 – Call for Papers

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

October 17th to 20th, 2021, Vancouver, BC, Canada 


CALL for PAPERS (download PDF)

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is pleased announce the 16th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (IEEE NMDC 2021) which will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada from October 17th to 20th, 2021. IEEE NMDC 2021 will be hosted at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel located in the center of Vancouver, and will be co-located with the IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (IEEE CEIDP) sponsored by the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS). The two conferences will hold joint sessions to highlight important work being pursued at the nexus of their respective disciplines.

IEEE NMDC is a well-received international conference that has been held annually rotating in different parts of the world; in 2019 it was in Stockholm, Sweden and met virtually in 2020. For 2021, updates related to COVID-19 including state requirements will be announced on the conference website. IEEE NMDC aims to highlight current work and future directions in nanotechnology-related research by bringing together key researchers froma diversity of disciplines.

IEEE NMDC 2021 will feature innovative research results on topics including, but not limited to: