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Call for Proposals for 2024 Conferences – IEEE-NANO and IEEE NMDC

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for a future sites for IEEE-NANO 2024 and IEEE NMDC 2024

A. Call for proposals for a future sites for IEEE-NANO 2024

Initial Proposal Deadline: 30 June 2021

The IEEE Nanotechnology Conference (IEEE-NANO) is the flagship IEEE Nanotechnology conference. The conference scope covers a wide range in nanoscience and technology. In particular, it covers nanofabrication, nanomanufacturing, nanomaerials, nanobiomedicine, nanoenergy, nanoplasmonics, nanoelectronics, nanosensors and nanoactuators, characterization and modelling of nano structures and devices. NANO 2021 will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but NANO 2022 in Balearic Islands, Spain and NANO 2023 in Jeju Island, Korea. Recent conferences were in Macau (2019), Cork (2018), Pittsburgh (2017), Sendai (2016), Rome (2015), and Toronto (2014). NANO 2020 was held virtually due to the pandemic. NANO typically runs between mid- to late-July. We are now seeking proposals for IEEE-NANO 2024 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 8 (Europe, Africa and Middle East).

For conference history, visit https://ieeenano.org/ieee-nano-conferences/.

Initial Proposal deadline: 30 June 2021

Early indication of an intention to submit a proposal is strongly recommended. Candidates for NANO 2024 will be expected to present a 5-10 minute “Proposal in Preparation” based on the initial proposal at the online NTC Excom and Adcom meetings in July 2021.

 

PROPOSAL FORMAT:

Initial proposals should be prepared in Power Point presentation format. 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), if known, 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.
    • 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 Jin-Woo Kim, (jwkim@uark.edu) with copies to Ed Perkins, NTC Secretary (e.perkins@ieee.org).

Contact Jin-Woo Kim, (jwkim@uark.edu) with any questions.

 


B. Call for proposals for a future site for IEEE-NMDC 2024

Initial Proposal Deadline: 30 June 2021

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 2021 will be held in Vancouver, Canada, NMDC 2022 in Nanjing, China and NMDC 2023 in Paestum, Italy. Past locations of the NMDC have been in Asia (Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore), USA (California, Michigan, Hawaii, Alaska, Portland), and Europe (Sicily, France, Stockholm). NMDC typically runs between mid-September and mid-October, with the later dates preferred since IEEE NANO runs in late July.

We are now seeking proposals for IEEE-NMDC 2024 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 1-7 (North America) or 9 (South & Central America).

For conference history, visit https://ieeenano.org/nmdc.

Initial Proposal deadline:
30 June 2021

Early indication of an intention to submit a proposal is strongly recommended. Candidates for NMDC 2024 will be expected to present a 5-10 minute “Proposal in Preparation” based on the initial proposal at the online NTC Excom and Adcom meetings in July 2021.

 

PROPOSAL FORMAT:

Initial proposals should be prepared in Power Point 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), if known, 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.
    • 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 Jin-Woo Kim, (jwkim@uark.edu) with copies to Ed Perkins, NTC Secretary (e.perkins@ieee.org).

Contact Jin-Woo Kim, (jwkim@uark.edu) with any questions.

 

New Chapters and Regional Coordinators

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

The IEEE NTC is expanding worldwide through the addition of new chapters. The Council has begun a three-year initiative to increase significantly the number of NTC Chapters worldwide. The NTC is pleased to announce the formations of these new Section and Student chapters. If you are located in the area, the local contact is listed. The complete list of NTC chapters and contacts is on the website:

New Section Chapters

  • Nanjing Section and Zhejiang Subsection Joint Section – NTC Hangzhou Chapter

Formed on 2/11/2021. Chapter contact is Yuda Zhao yudazhao@zju.edu.cn

  • Bombay Section NTC Chapter

Formed on 3/8/2021. Chapter contact is Subhananda Chakrabarti subhanandachakrabarti@gmail.com

  • Kolkata Section and Patna Subsection and Patna Subsection Joint Section Chapter

Formed on 4/15/2021. Chapter contact: Saurabh Pandey saurabh@iitp.ac.in

  • United Kingdom and Ireland Section Chapter

Formed on 3/30/2021. Chapter contact: Mohsen Rahmani mohsenrahmani.82@gmail.com

New Student Chapters

  • Indian Institute of Technology-Indore – Student Branch Chapter, Bombay Section.

Formed on 4/14/2021. Chapter contact: Shaibal Mukherjee shaibal@iiti.ac.in

  • IEEE Indian Institute of Technology – Jodhpur . Student Branch Chapter, IEEE Dehli Section,

Formed on 4/15/2021. Chapter contact: Anurag Dwivedi dwivedi.5@iitj.ac.in

 

If you are interested in starting an NTC Chapter, contact the Chapters Chair, Lan Fu . She can help you with the petition process and chapter startup activities. Support is also available to train new chapter officers on the use of IEEE resources such as vTools to facilitate activities.

More areas in the world are becoming involved in nanotechnology-related science, engineering and study and interested organizers are welcomed to file petitions to form chapters here. Or contact one of the Regional coordinators below.

Regional Activities & Chapters Committee Chair
Lan Fu, Australian National University

Regional Chapter Coordinators:

 

 

Call for 2021 Nominations IEEE Nanotechnology Council

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for the following elected positions:

(1) Election: VP for Educational Activities (2022-2023)

(2) Election: VP for Publications (2022-2023) [incumbent is eligible]

(3) Election: VP for Technical Activities (2022-2023)

Unless otherwise noted, all positions are two-year terms and start Jan. 1, 2022.

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

The deadline for nominations is May 24, 2021.

A position description and nomination form are in the  NTC Nomination Package, which can be downloaded here.

Duties for the positions are described in the Constitution and the Bylaws.

Eligibility: 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 here.

NOTE: Nominations may be made only by AdCom members (see website AdCom page).

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

Please email the nominations to Tommy Tzeng NTC Nominations Committee Chair at tzengyo@gmail.com by midnight (HK Time) 24-May-2021.

The election will be held at the virtual NTC AdCom expected on or about July 28, 2021.

Request for proposals for 2021 IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology

Friday, April 9th, 2021

Download RFP (PDF)

Deadline 20-May-21

Call for proposals: The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is requesting proposals for 2021 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 nanofabrication; nanomanufacturing; nanomaterials; nanobiomedicine; nanoenergy; nanoplasmonics; nanoelectronics; nanosensors and nanoactuators; nanorobotics; and characterization and modeling of nanostructures and devices.

The IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology should be geared towards senior undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and researchers and practitioners 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.

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Call for Participation: IEEE NTC Standards Committee

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Join the IEEE NTC Standards Committee and Make Your Mark

Whether you are new to the nanotechnology field, or are a professional considering a change and want to find out more about nanotechnology, we invite you to join the IEEE Standards Association IEEE NTC Standards Committee in making a meaningful impact on your industry and organization.

The scope of the Nanotechnology Council Standards Committee (NTC/SC) is to provide a focal point for cooperative activities, both internally and externally, including the promotion, consolidation, and coordination of nanotechnology activities among IEEE entities in the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering and industrial applications.

Our goal is to have the IEEE NTC Standards Committee provide a platform for our members to push for innovation in nanotechnology globally, access industry-driven guidance to governance bodies, and eventually shape a more unified culture of nanoscale production for years to come.

  • Join IEEE-NANO, the annual IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, to be held virtually from 28-31 July 2021. The conference will cover key topics in nanoscience and nanotechnology, including:
      • Developing new nanomaterials or controlling matter at the nanometer-length scale
      • Studying the fundamental physical, chemical, or biological properties of nanomaterials and nanostructures
      • Manipulating and optimizing nanomaterials and nanostructures to create new nanosensors, nanoactuators, and nanoelectronic/nanophotonic devices
  • Become a member: As a member, you will have the unique opportunity to help develop standards, collaborate with various IEEE entities on nanotechnology activities, and network and grow your career.
      • If you are interested in participating in the committee, please contact me as the Nanotechnology Council Standards Committee Chair at tyler.l.jaynes@ieee.org, or the IEEE SA Program Manager, Vanessa Lalitte, at v.lalitte@ieee.org.

This is an exciting time to be involved in the development of nanotechnology standards, and the IEEE NTC Standards Committee welcomes you to join and grow with our community of innovators.

 

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

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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: contactcenter@ieee.org 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: https://akp.kidneyx.org/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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