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2018 Awards Ceremonies

Monday, November 19th, 2018

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces its 2018 Award Winners. Individual Awards were presented at its 13th Nanotechnology Materials & Devices Conference (NMDC 2018) held in Portland, Oregon, USA on 14-17 October 2018. The T-NANO Paper of the Year Award was presented at IEEE-NANO held 24-26 July 2018 in Cork , Ireland.

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.

2018 Pioneer Award Recipient

Professor Nader Engheta at the University of Pennsylvania has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology, with the citation: “For his transformative contributions to the nanoscience and nanotechnology of photonic metamaterials and for the development of optical nanocircuits”

Professor Engheta is known for founding the field of optical nanocircuits (“optical metatronics”) and his pioneering development and contributions to this field, which has merged the fields of nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. He is also known for developing epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) materials with near zero electric permittivity. Through this work he has opened many new frontiers, including optical computation at the nanoscale and scattering control for cloaking and transparency. Professor Engheta’s work has far reaching implications in various branches of materials science, optics, microwaves, and quantum electrodynamics.

His current research activities span a broad range of areas including photonics, metamaterials, nano-optics, graphene optics, electrodynamics, imaging and sensing inspired by eyes of animal species, microwave and optical antennas, and physics and engineering of fields and waves. He has received several awards for his research including the 2017 William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award from the IEEE Photonics Society, the 2015 Gold Medal from SPIE, the 2015 Fellow of US National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the 2014 Balthasar van der Pol Gold Medal from the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), the 2017 Beacon of Photonics Industry Award from the Photonics Media, the 2015 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Award from US Department of Defense, the 2012 IEEE Electromagnetics Award, the 2015 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2015 Wheatstone Lecture in King’s College London, the 2013 Inaugural SINA Award in Engineering, 2006 Scientific American Magazine 50 Leaders in Science and Technology, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.

 

 

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 Can Bayram at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been selected as the recipient for the 2018 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award, with the citation: “For seminal contributions to III-V quantum devices and their hetero-integration on silicon and graphene platforms through nanotechnology.”

Bayram is a leader in the design, growth, and fabrication of III-V quantum devices. He has engineered novel quantum structures that have enabled the development of LEDs, lasers, photodetectors and solar cells covering the spectral range from deep ultraviolet to terahertz. This work includes the growth of cubic phase GaN on nanopatterned silicon, and the invention of GaN-on-Graphene technology that enables the production of low defect wafer-scale GaN-based devices on inexpensive and reusable substrates.

Prof. Bayram received the Ph.D. degree from Prof. Manijeh Razeghi, Center for Quantum Devices, EECS of Northwestern University, IL, USA with a focus on Solid State and Photonics in 2011. His thesis work has demonstrated the first ultraviolet regime single photon detection, the first hybrid LED, and the first GaN intersubband devices. He received IEEE Electron Devices and IEEE Photonics Societies’ fellowship awards and the Laser Technology, Engineering and Applications Award from SPIE. He was an IBM and Link Foundation PhD fellow and the recipient of Boeing Engineering and Dow Sustainability Innovation awards.

 

 

T-NANO PAPER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2017

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 2017 TNANO Best Paper Award is

“Negative Capacitance for Boosting Tunnel FET performance”
by Masaharu Kobayashi; Kyungmin Jang; Nozomu Ueyama; and Toshiro Hiramoto, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (DOI: 10.1109/TNANO.2017.2658688).

To read the paper go to https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7833118/

 

 

T-NANO Best Paper of the Year 2017 Award

Monday, August 13th, 2018

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 2017 TNANO Best Paper Award is

Negative Capacitance for Boosting Tunnel FET performance

by Masaharu Kobayashi; Kyungmin Jang; Nozomu Ueyama; and Toshiro Hiramoto, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

To read the paper go to https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7833118/

Profs. Toshiro Hiramoto and Masaharu Kobayashi of The University of Tokyo accepting the TNANO 2017 Best Paper Award from NTC President Tzeng (right) at IEEE-NANO 2018 banquet.

 

Call for 2018 Award Nominations

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

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.

2018 NTC Award Winners Announced

Monday, March 26th, 2018

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces its 2018 Award Winners. Awards will be presented at its 13th Nanotechnology Materials & Devices Conference (NMDC 2018) which will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA on 14-17 October, 2018.

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Call for Nominations for NTC Chapter of the Year Awards-2018

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) Chapter of the Year Award is intended to encourage a successful and effective overall performance of the Chapter in terms of its activities. Exemplary Chapters must have a high number of activities and creativity. The Chapter must consistently be active in organizing activities throughout the year.

All nomination materials must reach the NTC Awards Committee by March 31st , 2018. Nominations may be made by any full IEEE member, or by a representative of the nominee chapter.

For details on nomination process and criteria, see the Chapter Award information page.

 

2017 Awards Ceremony

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council 2017 Awards Ceremony was held in conjunction with the IEEE NANO 2017 banquet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) on July 27.

The Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology recipient was Paras N. Prasad, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Medicine and Electrical Engineering, at the University at Buffalo (NY). The Early Career Award in Nanotechnology recipient was Professor Duygu Kuzum of the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. The Distinguished Service Award recipient was Dominic Massetti of OmniVision Technologies, Inc., Seal Beach, CA.

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2017 NTC Award Winners Announced

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces its 2017 Award Winners. Awards will be presented at its flagship IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO) being held July 25 to 28, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA (USA).

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Call for 2017 Award Nominations

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Nominations are being solicited for the IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s 2017 Awards.

Award categories are Early Career, Pioneer and Distinguished Service.

See the NTC Award Nominations page for full description and nomination form. Nominations are due by October 15.

2016 Awards Ceremony

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council 2016 Awards Ceremony was held in conjunction with the IEEE NANO 2016 banquet in Sendai, Japan on August  24.

The Pioneer award in Nanotechnology recipient is Shawn-Yu Lin, Professor of Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. The Early Career Award in Nanotechnology co-recipients are, from academia, Prof. Tak Sing Wong, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, the Pennsylvania State University, and from government, Jin-Woo Han, Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, Calif. The Distinguished Service Award recipient is Edward G. Perkins, consultant, Tualatin (Portland metro area), Ore.

NTC Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology

NANO2016 Pioneer Awardee LinThe 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.

 The 2016 recipient of the IEEE NTC Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology is Shawn-Yu Lin, who is a Professor of Physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His award citation states: “For pioneering contribution to the development of 3D optical photonic-crystals and the discovery of the darkest nano-material on earth”.

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2016 NTC Award Winners Announced

Friday, May 20th, 2016

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces its 2016 Award Winners. Awards will be presented at its flagship IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO) being held August 22 to 25, 2016 in Sendai, Japan.

Early Career Award

The Early Career Award recognizes 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.

Prof. Tak Sing Wong
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Pennsylvania State University
tswong@psu.edu

Citation: “For significant contributions to the field of biologically inspired surface nanoengineering”

 

Jin-Woo Han
Research Scientist
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, CA
jin-woo.han@nasa.gov

Citation: “For innovative contributions to the development of nanoelectronics, devices, and nanosensors”

 

Pioneer Award

The 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.

Shawn-Yu Lin,
Professor of Physics
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
sylin@rpi.edu

Citation: “For pioneering contribution to the development of 3D optical photonic-crystals and the discovery of the darkest nano-material on earth”

 

Distinguished Service Award

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

Edward G. Perkins
Consultant
e.perkins@ieee.org

Citation: “For excellence as the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Secretary and outstanding contributions to the Council’s conference activities”