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IEEE-NANOMED 2021: Call for Papers

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

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The 15th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine & Engineering (IEEE-NANOMED 2021) will be held from November 15 to 18, 2021 (UTC+8) / November 14 to 17, 2021 (UTC-8) virtually. The conference is one of the premier annual events organized by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), dedicated to provide a forum to discuss the latest developments in all areas of the Nano/Molecular Medicine & Engineering.

Suggested topics include:

  • Nano and molecular technologies in medical theranostics
  • Nanotechnology in drug delivery
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Bio/nano sensing
  • Biochips and Bio-MEMS
  • Biomechatronics
  • Biological interface
  • Cells at the nanoscale
  • Frontiers in nanobiotechnology
  • Translational medicine

Important dates:

  • Two-Page Abstract Deadline (both Oral & Poster): September 15, 2021 *
    * Best paper competition: A full paper (4 to 6 pages) is required by September 15, 2021 to enter best paper contests.
  • Notification of Acceptance: October 15, 2021
  • Full-paper Submission Deadline: November 1, 2021
    (Only required to publish papers in IEEE Xplore)


We are delighted to bring the IEEE-NANOMED 2021 virtually and look forward to seeing you in November 2021!

General Chair: Kin Fong Lei (Chang Gung University)
General Co-chair: Jin-Woo Kim (University of Arkansas)

Program Chair: Anderson Shum (University of Hong Kong)
Program Co-chair: Da-Jeng Yao (National Tsing Hua University)


IEEE-NANOMED 2021 is Sponsored by


2020 Impact Factor of IEEE TNANO

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

The 2020 Impact Factor of IEEE TNANO has increased to 2.57 from 2.196 in 2019, which is a one-year increase of 17%.

The IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology publishes novel and important results in engineering at the nanoscale. The scope of TNANO includes the physical basis and engineering applications of phenomena at the nanoscale level across all areas of science and engineering. TNANO publishes Regular Papers and Correspondence Items. It focuses on nanoscale devices, systems, materials and applications, and on their underlying science. The “Letters” in TNANO publishes a collection of peer-reviewed short reports of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics.

See for details on technical areas, editorial board and submission info.

EiC: Sorin Cotofana


IEEE OJ-NANO: Call for Papers

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO) is a new gold fully open access journal launched in 2020 by IEEE Nanotechnology Council. It publishes research advancing the theory, design and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering and industrial applications. The journal has an independent editorial board, established peer-review process, is targeting a ten-week rapid publishing schedule and is fully compliant with funder mandates, including Plan S. Your work will also be exposed to 5 million unique monthly users of the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. OJ-NANO is on track to receive an Impact Factor in 4 years.

We are pleased to inform you that IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology will waive 50% of the APC (Article Publishing Charge) for submissions, which are accepted for publication before 31st December 2021 after peer review.

IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology welcomes articles about:

  • Nano and molecular electronics,
  • Nano and molecular circuits and architectures,
  • Nanomagnetism and spintronics,
  • Nanooptics, nanooptoelectronics and nanophotonics,
  • Nanorobotics and nanoassembly,
  • Nanosensors and nanoactuators,
  • Nanomechanics and NEMS,
  • Nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine,
  • Nanofabrication and nanotlithography,
  • Nanometrology and characterization,
  • Computational nanotechnology,
  • Nanomaterials, and
  • Applications of NEMS/nanosensors in AI, robotics and healthcare.
  • Also, papers in other related areas, especially new or emerging areas, are welcome.

See how to Submit Your Paper!

View articles published in OJ-NANO!


2021 Technical Committee Award to TC-03

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Congratulations to TC-03 on Nanofabrication, 2021 TC Award Winner!

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council Technical Committee Award is a recognition for the work accomplished by one of the IEEE NTC TCs during 2-year period. The NTC TCs serve as focal points for research in various area of Nanotechnology. The activities developed by the NTC TCs are appreciated according their impact in the scientific, literary and educational areas coordinated by IEEE NTC.

It is our pleasure to announce that the 2021 NTC TC Award is accorded to NTC TC03 Nanofabrication chaired by Wei Wu (left). Without any doubt we can say that the nanofabrication technologies have made great impacts on everyone’s lives through the semiconductor industry.

At present they spread beyond this field. They have reached the stage that they can be used in much broader applications, such as sensing, bio-medical devices and human-machine interface. In the last two years the NTC TC03 Nanofabrication succeeded in starting new initiatives and promoting technological innovation and excellence in nanotechnology for the benefit of humanity through participation in NTC conferences, publications and education, and outreach activities. Thank you for your effort!

More information about TC-03
More information about the TC Award


IEEE NTC 2021 Summer Schools Announced

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

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.


Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows Program 2021 Class Announcement

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Congratulations to NTC Awards Chair Alex Balandin, UC Riverside distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering and materials science, who was selected for the DoD’s 2021 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows (VBFF) program.

On May 5th, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced the selection of eight distinguished faculty scientists and engineers for the 2021 Class of Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows (VBFF). The highly competitive fellowship is the DoD’s flagship single investigator award for basic research. VBFF is sponsored by the Basic Research Office, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, with grants managed by the Office of Naval Research.

The Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship is named in honor of Dr. Vannevar Bush, the Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development after World War II. In line with Dr. Bush’s vision, the Fellowship aims to advance transformative, university-based fundamental research. For the FY21 competition, over 300 white papers were received, from which panels of experts recommended the final eight fellows. Each fellow will receive up to $3 million over the five-year fellowship term to pursue cutting-edge fundamental research projects.

Prof. Balandin’s topic is specifically on nanotechnology. The project is on creating a new research field: one-dimensional quantum materials. For their VBFF project, Balandin and co-workers will investigate formation of charge-density-wave condensate in one-dimensional Van der Waals materials. Other topics of interest include one-dimensional materials with strong spin-orbit coupling, phonon confinement, and quantization effects. Electronics experts expect that one-dimensional quantum materials can be used in a variety of electronic devices, with applications in low-power electronic circuits, quantum computers, small-size electromagnetic antennas for radiofrequency communications, and energy-conversion devices.

More information about the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship is available on the DoD Basic Research Office website.


IEEE NMDC 2021 Postponed to December 12

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

To better accommodate the projected re-opening schedule for Canada, NMDC 2021 (& co-located CEIDP 2021) have been POSTPONED to December 12-15 (2 months). We will have options for remote participation and attendance, to be announced.

Regular paper submission for review and final paper deadlines have been revised. See the Call for Papers page.

Late breaking news abstract submission deadline has also been revised.

Registration deadlines have been revised. See the NMDC 2021 Registration page.

We still plan for opportunities for exhibits including new virtual exhibit options. See the Exhibits info page.


Please note that due to COVID-19, we may face uncertainty related to travel options and restrictions as well as economic impacts. While we have planned for a face-to-face meeting, we are prepared to take contingency steps that include provisions for remote participation and attendance.


IEEE NAP-2021 International Conference “Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties” Update

Thursday, June 10th, 2021

Reminder: abstracts submission deadline (June 14th, 2021).

The 2021 IEEE International Conference NANOMATERIALS: APPLICATIONS & PROPERTIES (IEEE NAP-2021) to be held on Sept 5-11, 2021, at the beautiful Gagarinn Hotel! To start your submission today, visit our conference website or follow a direct link here: After 15+ months of the COVID-19 pandemic and telecommuting, we are finally turning the corner. It is time to experience a “real” scientific meeting and professional and social networking! Thus, we encourage all potential attendees to get vaccinated (if they have not already done it yet) and join us at the #IEEENAP Conference, co-sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and Sumy State University, supported and endorsed by IEEE Magnetics Society, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics IUPAP!

COVID-19 update:
In line with guidance from local and international public health authorities, the conference hotel is relaxing some on-site COVID-19 controls. Namely, fully vaccinated guests no longer need to wear a face-covering or socially distance (individuals is considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their final vaccine dose). Non-vaccinated guests are also welcome, but still expected to wear a face covering and maintain 2 meters (6 ft) of distance from other people. The hotel employees will continue wearing face-covering masks and implement additional anti-COVID measures. These include frequent sanitizing of high-touch areas, door handles, counters, tabletops, public area furniture, meeting room doors, restaurant, card swipes, room keys, exterior benches, trash bins, etc. The safety and well-being of our guests and attendees remain our top priority!

Conference Tracks & Topics:
The NAP-2021 Conference continues our tradition of bringing together materials science and engineering experts, emphasizing nanomaterials-related topics:


Kickoff: TC-16 on Quantum, Neuromorphic and Unconventional Computing

Friday, May 21st, 2021

It is a pleasure to announce the first meeting of the newborn Technical Committee on Quantum, Neuromorphic and Unconventional computing of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. This first edition, planned for June, 11th, 2021, will start at 2:00pm CEST, Rome time zone, (which will be 5:00am PDT, 8:00am EDT, 9:00pm JST) and will be virtual with a very exiting program with speakers from around the world either from academia and industry.

The list of the speakers is the following:

Kosuke Tatsumura, Corporate Research and Development Center, Toshiba Corporation, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan “Autonomously-synchronizable multi-chip architecture for Ising machines based on simulated bifurcation”

Satoshi Sunada, Kanazawa, Japan
“Physical deep learning based on dynamical systems”

Hyunsoo Yang, National University of Singapore
“Spin based Neuromorphic and Unconventional Computing”

Guilherme P. Temporão, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“Quantum networks”

Rudy Wojtecki, Principal Research Staff Member and Manager of the Novel Devices and Electronic Materials at IBM Almaden Research Center, USA “Fabricating the Future of Computing — From Silicon to Superconductors”

Jean Anne Incorvia, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
“Designing Magnetic Synapses and Neurons with Application-Specific Functions”


Giovanni Finocchio
Chair of the TC16 Quantum, Neuromorphic and Unconventional computing members, IEEE Nanotechnology Council

Date: June, 11th, 2021

Time: 2:00pm CEST (Rome time zone) (5:00am PDT, 8:00am EDT, 9:00pm JST)

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    New Technical Committees

    Thursday, May 20th, 2021

    The Nanotechnology Council is forming two new Technical Committees:

    TC16 – Quantum technologies
    TC16 will be an interdisciplinary guide for scientists working in quantum, neuromorphic and unconventional computing envisioning how nanotechnology will impact their development. A challenge will be bringing researchers of the three different communities to create a common language, with the aim to transfer solutions and exchange idea among the communities. Planned activities are: creation of a robust TC membership; organization of conference sessions; organization of special issues; articles on perspectives. For information contact the new TC’s chair Giovanni Finocchio,

    TC 17 – Plasmas and plasma-based technologies in quantum
    To fabricate high performance nanodevices and nano-systems, atomic layer and damage-free plasma nanomanufacturing technologies are indispensable. For this purpose, it is essential to develop methods for generating and transporting charged particles, UV photons, and reactive species on the surface to suppress damages and to control atomic layer surface chemical reactions in plasma processing. Achieving control of atomic layer surface chemical reactions requires diagnostics and sensors for both the plasma and resultant surface states but also models (phenomenological to the first principles) that can predict process results. Therefore, our final target is the development and implementation of intelligent plasma nanomanufacturing technologies in accordance with Industry 4.0 and 5.0 standards. For information contact the new TC’s chair Prof. Dr. Seiji Samukawa,