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Call for Award Nominations 2021

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Award Nominations are due 1 October 2021

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The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is soliciting nominations for its Individual Awards. To view the full detailed listing of each award please visit the Awards nominations page. Awards are presented at the IEEE-NANO conference.

Nominations are due on 1 October 2021. Nominators should utilize the forms associated with each award description found on the website. Please make sure that nominators and references specifically address contributions, impact, and evidence related to the Basis for Judgment associated with each award.

For further information, please see the Awards page or contact the (new) Awards Committee Chair, Paul Weiss.

Pioneer Award
The Nanotechnology Council 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.

Early Career Award
The Nanotechnology Council has established an Early Career Award to recognize individuals who have made contributions with major impact on the field of nanotechnology.

Distinguished Service Award
The Nanotechnology Council established the Distinguished Service Award to recognize an individual who has performed outstanding service for the benefit and advancement of Nanotechnology Council.

 

IEEE T-NANO Best Paper of the Year 2020 Award

Monday, August 9th, 2021

At the beginning of each year, T-NANO selects a paper that appeared in the Transactions during the previous calendar year for its Best Paper Award. Candidate papers are nominated by members of the Editorial Board. Evaluation is done by members of the Senior Editors Panel, with criteria including technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, clarity of presentation, and practical significance for applications.

The winner of the 2020 TNANO Best Paper Award is:

“A Magnetic Field-to-Digital Converter Employing a Spin-Torque Nano-Oscillator”
Published in the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 19, pp. 565 – 570, 13 July 2020.

Co-authored by Dagur Ingi Albertsson, Johan Åkerman, Ana Rusu

  • Dagur Ingi Albertsson, Department of Electrical Engineering, School of EECS, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Kista, Sweden.
  • Johan Åkerman, Department of Physics, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Ana Rusu, Department of Electrical Engineering, School of EECS, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Kista, Sweden.

To read the paper go to https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9139390/

To read about the authors go to: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9139390/authors#authors

DOI: 10.1109/TNANO.2020.3007344

 

2021 Nanotechnology Awards Ceremony

Monday, August 9th, 2021

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces its 2021 Award Winners. Individual Awards were presented at its 21st IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (NANO 2021) held virtually on 28-30 July 2021.

PIONEER AWARD IN NANOTECHNOLOGY

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.

2021 Pioneer Award Recipient

Prof. Jean-Pierre Leburton, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

“For pioneering contribution to the theory and simulation of semiconductor nanostructures and low dimensional nanoscale devices.”

Jean-Pierre Leburton received his Ph.D. from the University of Liege (Belgium) in 1978. He is a professor in the UIUC Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a research professor in the Holonyak Micro- and Nano-Technology Laboratory and in the Coordinated Science Laboratory. He is also Professor of Physics at UIUC.

Professor Leburton’s expertise is the theory and simulation of nanoscale semiconductor devices and low-dimensional systems. His research focuses more specifically on transport and optical processes in semiconductor nanostructures such as quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots. Current research projects involve electronic properties of self-assembled dots for high performance lasers, single-electron charging and spin effects in quantum dots, modeling of nanocrystal floating gate flash memory devices, nanoscale Si MOSFET’s and carbon nanotubes and graphene nanostructures. His research deals also with dissipative mechanisms involving electron-phonon interaction in nanostructures for mid- and far-infrared intra-band lasers. Approaches to these problems involve use of sophisticated numerical techniques such as Monte-Carlo simulation and advanced 3D self-consistent Schroedinger-Poisson model including non-equilibrium transport for full scale nanodevice modeling.In the last 18 years, he turned his interest toward the interaction between living systems and semiconductors to investigate programming and sensing biomolecules with nanoelectronics.

 

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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

 

2021 NTC Award Winners Announced

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

Hearty congratulations to the following 2021 NTC Award Winners! Stay tuned for further details about the Awards Ceremony.

Pioneer Award
The Pioneer Award recognizes individuals who have had a significant impact on the field of nanotechnology by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering.

  • Professor Jean-Pierre Leburton
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    “For pioneering contribution to the theory and simulation of semiconductor nanostructures and low dimensional nanoscale devices.”

Early Career Awards
The Early Career Award recognizes individuals who have made contributions with a major impact on the field of nanotechnology.

  • Professor Max Shulaker
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    “For his pioneering work in carbon nanotubes and the broad area of nano-systems, including nanofabrication technologies, nanodevices, circuits, and architectures.”
  • Dr. Myeong-Lok Seol
    NASA Ames Research Center
    “For innovative contributions to the development of triboelectric power generation and printed supercapacitors for space missions.”

Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual who has performed outstanding service for the benefit and advancement of the Nanotechnology Council.

  • Professor John Yeow
    University of Waterloo
    “For distinguished service, including accomplishments as an Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine and other service achievements.”

To view the full detailed listing of each award please visit the Awards page on our website. Nominations are due on 1 October of each year. Nominators should utilize the forms associated with each award description found here. For further information, please contact the Awards Committee Chair.

 

Call for Award Nominations 2020

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

Award Nominations are due 1 October 2020

More Information

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is soliciting nominations for its Council Awards. To view the full detailed listing of each award please visit the Awards page.

Nominations are due on 1 October 2020. Nominators should utilize the forms associated with each award description found on the website. Please make sure that nominators and references specifically address contributions, impact, and evidence related to the Basis for Judgment associated with each award.

For further information, please contact the Awards Committee Chair, Alexander Balandin.

Pioneer Award
The Nanotechnology Council 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.

Distinguished Service Award
The Nanotechnology Council established the Distinguished Service Award to recognize an individual who has performed outstanding service for the benefit and advancement of Nanotechnology Council.

Early Career Award
The Nanotechnology Council has established an Early Career Award to recognize individuals who have made contributions with major impact on the field of nanotechnology.

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.

 

PIONEER AWARD IN NANOTECHNOLOGY

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.

 

EARLY CAREER AWARD IN NANOTECHNOLOGY

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.

 

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE AWARD

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.

 

2020 NTC Award Winners Announced

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Hearty congratulations to the following 2020 NTC Award Winners! Watch for further details about the Awards Ceremony.

Pioneer Award:
Professor Supriyo Bandyopadhyay
Virginia Commonwealth University
“For pioneering contributions to spintronics and straintronics employing nanostructures”
Bio: 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.

Early Career Award:
Professor Mikhail Kats
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“For outstanding technical innovations and achievement in nanophotonics, especially for optical metasurfaces, light interaction with nanoscale films, and tunable nanomaterials”
Bio: 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.

Chapter of the Year Award
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Chair: Vasuda Bhatia
vasudabhatia@live.com

 

2021 Fellows Committee

Monday, April 13th, 2020

2021 Nanotechnology Council Fellow Committee

Chair:

Stephen Goodnick, Arizona State University, USA

Members:

Alex Balandin, UC Riverside, USA

Mona Jarrahi, UCLA, USA

Bing Sheu, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Paolo Lugli, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Gwo-Bin Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan