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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

 

2020 Fellows Committee

Monday, April 13th, 2020

2020 Nanotechnology Council Fellow Committee

Chair:

Stephen Goodnick, Arizona State University, USA

Members:

Alex Balandin, UC Riverside, USA

Mona Jarrahi, UCLA, USA

Roger Lake, UC Riverside, USA

Bing Sheu, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Seiji Samukawa, Sendai University, Japan

Mark Reed, Yale University, USA

Gwo-Bin Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

 

Call for 2019 Award Nominations

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

Nominations are being solicited for the IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s 2019 Awards.

Award categories are Early Career, Pioneer and Distinguished Service.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

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

See the NTC Award Nominations page for full description and nomination form. Nominations are due by October 1st.

Awards will be presented at the IEEE NANO 2020 conference. Pioneer and Early Career awardees will be invited to make a presentation at the conference.

 

NTC 2019 Award Winners

Friday, August 9th, 2019

NTC 2019 Awardees

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces its 2019 Award Winners. Awards were presented at its 19th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2019) held in Macau, China on 22-26 July 2019. The Council recognized recipients for  its Pioneer, Early Career  and Distinguished Service Awards, presented by the Council President, Prof. Tommy Tzeng.

The recipient of the 2019 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology, is Paul S. Weiss, UC Presidential Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. The recipient for the 2019 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award is Professor Han Wang at the University of Southern California. The recipient for the 2019 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Service Award is Professor Fabrizio Lombardi at Northeastern University, Boston.

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T-NANO Best Paper of the Year 2018 Award

Friday, August 9th, 2019

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 award was presented at the 19th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2019) held in Macau, China by Prof. Fabrizio Lombardi, EiC of T-NANO.

The winner of the 2018 TNANO Best Paper Award is:

“Planarization, Fabrication, and Characterization of Three-Dimensional Magnetic Field Sensors”
Published in the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 11-25, January 2018.

Co-authored by Van Su Luong, Yu-Hsin Su, Chih-Cheng Lu, Jen-Tzong Jeng, Jen-Hwa Hsu, Ming-Han Liao, Jong-Ching Wu, Meng-Huang Lai, and Ching-Ray Chang

V. S. Luong and C.-C. Lu, Institute of Mechatronic Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.
Y.-H. Su, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
J.-T. Jeng, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
J.-H. Hsu and C.-R. Chang, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
M.-H. Liao, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
J.-C. Wu, Department of Physics, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan.
M.-H. Lai, iSentek Inc., Taipei, Taiwan.

To read the paper go to https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7835300/

INSPEC Accession Number: 17454605
DOI: 10.1109/TNANO.2017.2660062

 

Announcing Nanotechnology Council 2018 Technical Committee Award

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

 

Nanotechnology Council 2018 Technical Committee Award

Dr. M. F. Fréchette, NTC Vice-president Technical Activities

It is my pleasure to announce that the 2018 IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) TC AWARD was given to the Technical Committee (TC) on Nano-acoustic devices, Processes and Materials. This committee was chosen based on their 2018 achievements. During that time, the committee’s work was guided by Professors Xiaoning Jiang and James Spicer.

The main objective of this technical committee is to promote the activities associated with the emerging and interdisciplinary frontier of nanoscale acoustics, promoting scientific discoveries and engineering developments in materials, design, fabrication, and device applications. This committee has now been renewed for the next 4 years.

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