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IEEE NANO 2022 First Announcement

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

Call for Papers
23rd IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology
July 4-8th July 2022

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The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2022) will be held from 6th to 8th of July, 2022, at the Auditorium of Palma, the capital of Balearic Islands, Spain.

IEEE-NANO is the flagship IEEE international conference on Nanotechnology, which has been a successful annual conference since 2001. Recent conferences were held virtually (2021 & 2020), Macau (2019), Cork (2018), Pittsburgh (2017), Sendai (2016), Rome (2015), and Toronto (2014).

The conference scope spans both nanoscience and nanotechnology including: Developing new nanomaterials matter and nanometre length scale, Studying the fundamental physical, chemical or biological properties of these nanomaterials and nanostructures, Manipulating nanomaterials and nanostructures  to create nanosensors, nanoactuators and nanoelectronic/nanophotonic devices.

Both contributions from both academic and industry-based researchers.
Listed below the more specific topics that IEEE-NANO 2022 will focus on:


EIPBN 2022 (The 65th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication)

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

65th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN)

“Nanotechnology in the Sciences and the Science of Nanotechnology.”

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May 31 – June 2, 2022
Sheraton New Orleans

The International EIPBN Conference is the premier gathering of scientists and engineers who are dedicated to electron, ion and photon lithography, imaging, and analysis; atomically precise fabrication; nanofabrication process technologies; related emerging technologies, and their applications in a broad spectrum of fields.

This is the 65th meeting of the EIPBN, where top researchers from academia, government laboratories, and industry from around the world meet to present and discuss recent trends and future directions in these technologies.

The conference opens on Tuesday with a short course session in the morning followed by the beginning of a 3-day commercial session featuring materials and equipment vendors. Wednesday opens with the plenary session and a spotlight poster session showcasing the invited and contributed papers. The remainder of the conference will consist of three parallel oral sessions. Presentations (including questions) will be 30 minutes for invited papers and 20 minutes for contributed papers.

An important feature of the program is the poster session, which provides opportunity for extended discussions with the authors. Best Invited, Contributed, and Student Poster awards are presented during the banquet on Thursday evening. We are also looking forward to honoring a newly formed company that best communicates its business model, market, and vision with the Best Startup Award. Throughout the conference there will be several focused workshops and networking events including the welcome reception, the Women in Nanotechnology luncheon, the Student Mentor Mixer, and the Student Recruiting Breakfast.


Call for Proposals – IEEE NMDC 2024

Monday, October 25th, 2021

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for siting IEEE-NMDC 2024 Conference

[Deadline Extended!] Initial Proposal Deadline: 30 November 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 Region 9 (South & Central America).

For conference history, visit

Initial Proposal deadline:
30 November 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 meeting in December 2021.


Current Status of Nano-scale Medicine Innovation

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

The Society for HealthCare Innovation (SHCI) is a collaborative group of students, academics, and medical professionals who aim to advance novel ideas, science, and technologies in healthcare. Through their diverse interconnected networks of professionals from all avenues of the healthcare ecosystem, the SHCI seeks to push forward the frontiers of healthcare through innovation in workflows, adoption of new digital care models, and transformative technologies that impact the way we provide, receive, and pay for healthcare. To support these goals, the University of California – Santa Cruz Crown College and Center for Applied Values and Ethics in Advanced Technologies (CAVEAT) have partnered with the SHCI to develop their 2021 “Frontiers of Innovation” conference. This event will take place from October 25 – 29, 2021, in two-hour blocks from 2 – 4 pm Eastern, and will cover some of the recent developments in AI, Blockchain, DIY Biotechnology (Biohacking), Nanotechnology, and Neuolink-focused devices.

The NTC’s Vice-President for Conferences, Jin-Woo Kim, and Distinguished Lecturer, Elena Rozhkova, have graciously agreed to share their expertise in the realm of nanotechnology for medical research and implementation for this event. The 2021 Frontiers of Innovation Steering Committee would like to extend an invitation to anyone interested to join our conversation with them on October 26. Registration is free and open to the public, and a moderated conversation board will be open to allow participants the ability to connect and further the discussions that will take place during the week. For questions, please reach out to Tyler L. Jaynes – NTC/SC Chair and Steering Committee member.

Register for the event at this link.

MARSS 2022 to be held July 25-29, 2022 in Toronto, Canada

Monday, October 11th, 2021

Note revised dates

Dear Colleagues,

After the two-years pandemic break, the 5th Int. Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) will be held on July 25-29, 2022, in Toronto, Canada. General Chair: Yu Sun (CA), General Co-Chairs: Eric Diller (CA) and Xinyu Liu (CA). MARSS is the flagship forum for cross-disciplinary R&D communities related to manipulation and automation (incl. measurement and characterization) at micro/nano scales as well as all kinds of small scale robots and their applications. The conference is technically supported by IEEE-NTC and IEEE-RAS.

We cordially invite you to attend and contribute to the conference. MARSS2022 intends to offer 12-14 plenary talks and 25-30 technical sessions (oral presentations only). Full papers (5-6 pages) or short papers (1-3 pages) on MARSS-related topics are invited. Presented full papers will be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore® digital library. Selected full papers will be recommended to Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics (Springer Nature) for publishing a Special Issue.

MARSS features powerful committees at all levels. However, we keep looking for motivated professionals who may want to work in the Program Committee (PC). Your contribution or recommendations will be appreciated.

No online virtual presentation option will be offered by MARSS2022. Regarding potential travel restrictions due to the pandemic, please check for details

Full paper submission (5-6 pages): May 15, 2022
Short paper submission (1-3 pages): June 15, 2022

We look forward to meeting you in Toronto!

FYI: MARSS2023 will be held in Hangzhou, China / MARSS2024 will be held in Delft, Netherlands / MARSS2025 will be held in Purdue, IN, USA.

Sergej Fatikow / MARSS, Founding Chair
Olaf C. Haenssler / MARSS, Publicity Chair

Report on the 2021 IEEE NTC Romania Summer School on Nanotechnology

Monday, October 11th, 2021

contributed by Eden Mamut

Constanta, Romania, 20-24 September, 2021
Summer School Chair: Prof. dr. Eden Mamut, Institute for Nanotechnologies and Alternative Sources of Energy, “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Romania

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council approved the organisation of a five-day summer school dedicated to researchers, professors and students, hosted by the Institute for Nanotechnologies and Alternative Sources of Energy (INAES), located at the „Ovidius” University of Constanta, from 20th to 24th September 2021.

The Summer School was chaired by Prof. dr. Eden Mamut, INAES Director. The organization, administration, clerical works and formalities have been assured by Andreea-Iuliana Presura and the team from the Institute for Nanotechnologies and Alternative Energy Sources from Ovidius University of Constanta.

The theme of the school was „Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies for Advanced Energy Systems”. The aim of the organizers was to provide a holistic approach in developing “safe-by-design” advanced energy systems integrating nanomaterials and nanotechnologies and using multiscale and multiphysics modeling and optimization for performance improvement, reduction of environmental impact and the substitution of critical materials. The advanced energy systems that have been taking into consideration were biomass boilers, fuel cells, thermoelectric convertors, PV and hybrid solar panels and electro-opto-chemical reactors.

Read the full report here.


National Nanotechnology Day (USA)

Thursday, September 30th, 2021

National Nanotechnology Day (USA)
Event Date: October 09, 2021

National Nanotechnology Day is an annual celebration featuring a series of community-led events and activities on or around October 9 to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10–9 meters.

Planning for various events and activities is underway at schools, universities, and various organizations around the country. Whether at home or outside, there are so many ways to explore advances in nanotechnology and how it is impacting our everyday lives!

See National Nanotechnology Day | National Nanotechnology Initiative for details.


Report on the Kick-off meeting of TC-16

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

contributed by Giovanni Finocchio

Technical Committee 16 (TC-16) of IEEE Nanotechnological Council covers the area of interest in Quantum, Neuromorphic, and Unconventional Computing. This Committee was shaped in early 2021, and already received a formal approval from the IEEE NTC AdCom. TC-16 aims to serve as an interdisciplinary guide for scientists working in these three areas of advanced computing and to create a common language for them. In addition, TC-16 focuses on the role of nanotechnology, in terms of solutions, which can impact the developments of those computational paradigms.

TC-16 is chaired by Giovanni Finocchio, from the University of Messina (Italy), and includes other 11 scientists from all over the world: Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, from the Virginia Commonwealth University (USA); Kerem Camsari, University of California Santa Barbara (USA); Sorin Cotofana, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands); Yufei Ding, University of California Santa Barbara (USA); Kremena Makasheva, CNRS, LAPLACE (France); Moitreyee Mukherjee-Roy, IBM (USA); Amit Ranjan Trivedi, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA); Brajesh Kumar Kaushik, Indian Institute of Technology (India); Vito Puliafito, Politecnico di Bari (Italy); Guilherme P. Temporão, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Yao Zhu, A*STAR (Singapore).

The kick-off meeting of the newborn TC was organized on June 11th with the participation of more than 100 virtual attendees.

During the meeting, up-to-date presentations were given by five invited speakers. The first was Kosuke Tatsumura, of the Toshiba Corporation in Kawasaki (Japan), who presented “Autonomously-synchronizable multi-chip architecture for Ising machines based on simulated bifurcation”. Satoshi Sunada, from the Kanazawa University (Japan), talked about “Physical deep learning based on dynamical systems”. The third speaker was Hyunsoo Yang, from the University of Singapore, presenting “Spin based Neuromorphic and Unconventional Computing”. In the second part of the meeting, Rudy Wojtecki, of the IBM Almaden Research Center (USA), presented “Fabricating the Future of Computing — From Silicon to Superconductors”, and Jean Anne Incorvia, from the University of Texas at Austin, showed her results about “Designing Magnetic Synapses and Neurons with Application-Specific Functions”. The meeting also included the presentation of one of TC-16 members, Guilherme Temporão, from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), who presented a talk entitled “Quantum networks”. All the talks motivated interesting discussion among the speakers and the attendees, confirming both the validity of the virtual activities in this pandemic era and the great enthusiasm for the novel computational paradigms. The recorded talks can be found at the link looking for the playlist of the TC-16 kick-off meeting.

The Committee has many currently ongoing activities, including guest editing a special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology on Neuromorphic Computing, putting together teams of experts to write roadmap articles, and seeking to engage with IEEE Nanotechnology Council chapters worldwide to foster interest in this field.

Report on the IEEE NTC Latin America Summer School on Nanotechnology (2021 IEEE LASSNANO)

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

contributed by Guilherme B. Pintarelli

Region 9 ‘2021 IEEE NTC Latin America Summer School on Nanotechnology (2021 IEEE LASSNANO)’ was held virtually from 8 to 9 of September. The summer school had five lectures and two workshops on simulation and fabrication from experts from academia and industry.  The LASSNANO was cooperation between Brazil and Colombia IEEE NTC clusters. The LASSNANO had 15 attendees who were from engineering courses (undergraduate and graduate level). The summer school may facilitate triggering new IEEE NTC initiatives in Region 9. Since the 2000s, most Latin American countries have been investing and have strategic plans for developing nanotechnologies. We believe that introducing nanotechnology in engineering courses can generate innovative and visionary professionals, which may boost the Latin American industry. Thus, it may become more competitive and sustainable. The 2021 IEEE LASSNANO theme was ‘Sustainable electronics and abundant nanomaterials from natural sources, specifically their usage in Latin America’.

2021 IEEE LASSNANO Speakers:

  • Dr. Jim Morris (IEEE NTC Chair)
  • Dr. Juliana Jaramillo Fernandez (ICN2)
  • Dr. Andy Cai (COMSOL Inc.)
  • Dr. Daniela Suzuki (Federal University of Santa Catarina, UFSC)
  • Dr. John Alexander Muñoz Montenegro (Universidad El Bosque)
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Salcedo-Reyes (Universidad Javeriana)

2021 IEEE LASSNANO Organizers:

  • Guilherme Brasil Pintarelli, UFSC
  • Lily Estefanía Vargas Díaz
  • Camilo Eduardo Tellez Villamizar, Catholic University of Colombia

IEEE Oregon Nanotechnology Chapter Presents Webinar on 4 Oct. 2021

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021


“Quasi 2D and 1D van der Waals Quantum Materials – From Physics to Device Applications” with Alexander A. Balandin, University of California, Riverside

Date/Time: October 4th, 2021 5-6:30 PM PT

Registration at: