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SFBA Chapter: 6th Annual Company Origin Stories – Exploring Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

SFBA Nanotechnology Chapter Online Meeting – June 16

6th Annual Company Origin Stories – Exploring Entrepreneurship
CEO/Founders discuss the technology and business aspects of building a successful company based on nanotechnology

Thurs June 16; 3:30-7:30 PM PDT

Cost: Free, but registration is required. Register: Here
Registered attendees will receive an email with a link for the Zoom meeting

LinkedIn description, which includes a list of companies which participated in prior years.

Thurs June 16 – Agenda (California Time)
3:30 PM – Check-in
4:00 – Welcome
4:15 – Lightning presentations by company founders
5:25 – Panel discussion – Glenn Friedman, moderator


2021 Outstanding Chapter of the Year

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022


The 2021 Nanotechnology Council Chapter of the Year Award goes to the IEEE Nanotechnology Student Branch Chapter at IIT Indore. See

“For creating an interactive platform to incorporate design, and development of nanotechnology and it’s scientific, engineering, and industrial applications”

The IIT Indore NTC Student Chapter is actively involved in the technical domain by organizing technical events such as Distinguished Lecturer Program, Mini Colloquia and sponsoring/co-sponsoring various conferences, webinars and workshops, membership drives, opportunities to network with peers, the Resource Center, environmental awareness campaigns and promotional activities with the objective of sustainable developmental growth.

The members of the Chapter are striving to create an interactive platform for young professionals like academicians, scientists, technologists and engineers to discuss, explore and collaborate in the domains of semiconductor, nanoelectronics, photonics, optoelectronics, photovoltaic, biomedical sensors and memory devices.


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.


Workshop: Emerging Nanotechnology in Healthcare Applications

Friday, May 13th, 2022

IEEE IISc Nanotechnology and Sensors Joint council’s chapter in association with IEEE IISc student Branch 

Welcome all to the workshop on

Title:  Emerging Nanotechnology in Healthcare Applications
Date/Time: 30th -31st May 2022 | 9AM to 6PM (IST) each day
Venue: Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering, IISc Bangalore

​We are organizing an in-person two-day workshop on Emerging Nanotechnology in Healthcare Applications. This workshop aims to provide participants with an industry-academia exposure in the domain of Nanotechnology and its applications in Healthcare. We would be covering multiple avenues including, Immuno-engineering, Nano-propellers targeted drug delivery, Antibacterial surfaces, Organ-on-chip devices, and Microfluidic devices for diagnostics.


  • Talks from eminent personnel from both national and international leading academic institutes (Imperial College London, IISc Bangalore, In-Stem, and more) and industries (Siemens Healthineers, Finnadvance, Invitreo, Theranautilus and more)
  • Panel discussion with academia-industry on cutting edge nanotechnology and its applications
  • Hands on sessions on nanoparticle synthesis and its characterization for drug delivery and other healthcare application
  • Exclusive tour to National fabrication and characterization facilities NNFC and MNCF, IISc Bangalore

For registration:  Click Here

For detailed schedule please visit our website IEEE IISC NC SC JSC

Looking forward to having you all with us for an interactive and learning session!

Please feel free to reach out to us, in case of any queries on

Or contact us at:
Shubhangi Bhardwaj- 9845724659
Sagun Shekhar- 9582877251

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Chapter Innovation Grant Recipients for 2021

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022

In November 2021, the NTC Chapter’s Innovation Grant was announced, calling for applications from NTC Chapters (student chapters included) to propose new innovative activities to be carried out in 2022 and beyond. The four Chapters receiving the Chapter’s Innovation Grant 2021 are:

  1. IEEE ACT Section NTC Chapter (CH10514).
  2. The IEEE Indian Inst of Science-Bangalore, NC-SC Joint Student Chapter
  3. IEEE Shreveport Section, Louisiana Tech University (LaTech) Chapter
  4. IEEE Uttar Pradesh Section, IIT-Roorkee Subsection, NTC chapter


IEEE Student Engineering Team Challenge 2021

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

The IEEE Foothill and Orange County Joint Sections Nanotechnology Council Chapter organized the IEEE Student Engineering Challenge 2021 STEM event during the past year.

The IEEE SETC2021 was focused on students from socio-economic disadvantaged communities with the goal to stimulate interest in the STEM fields. This challenge was actively looking to include minority children of color. These students were invited to participate, along with a few of their peers, in this poster competition by displaying an original project proposal focused on a few targeted topics.

Students in High School and College considering College majors in science and engineering disciplines were encouraged to try their hand at meeting this team challenge by designing and displaying a solution for or an investigation into a problem area associated with one of the topical boundaries of this year’s challenge.

For some of the topical areas startup training and materials were made available. For projects that rise to the top of the challenge more equipment and support were offered and made available to foster completion of the proposal. IEEE Student Members were also available to train and assist as well.

Team projects that were inclusive and collaborative showcasing creativity and ingenuity were shared with an audience of academic and industrial technical experts who provided recognition and award prizes in several participant categories.

As of June 30, 2021 there were 27 Team submissions received.

As of August 30, 2021 there were 12 final submissions received with the total number of participants reaching 47.

Presentations were held online on August 31. Prizes that were awarded included one First Prize, one Second Prize, two Third prizes. Three entries were awarded Technical Excellence recognition and five were awarded Outstanding Presentation recognition. All of the participants will receive an embossed IEEE Award Certificate stating their accomplishments.

FIRST PLACE: Application of Labels Using Robotic Arm
SECOND PLACE: Titan Providence: Self-Navigating Drone
THIRD PLACE: UAV Flight Endurance Testing

See for descriptions.

There were 26 Engineers and Academics and Industry Professionals who served on the Organizing Committee and as Judges and as support persons in a number of ways and the IEEE SETC2021 is extremely grateful for their service.

Planning for additional STEM activities which build on the experiences gained in IEEE SETC2021 will begin later this year. The principal organizers were Chapter Chair Dr. Zhen Yu, Chapter Vice Chair Dr. Yu Bai and Chapter Secretary Nick Massetti.

Nick Massetti


Call for Applications – NTC Chapter’s Innovation Grant

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) Chapters & Regional Activities Committee is calling for applications from NTC Chapters (student chapters included) for NTC Chapter’s Innovation Grant. The purpose is to support regional NTC Chapters to propose new innovative activities to be carried out in 2022 and beyond. Up to USD$2500 can be applied from each eligible chapter. Deadline for applications 25-Nov-21.

  1. Eligibility

All active NTC Chapters formed in and before 2018.

  1. The Application Pack should
  • include a list of the activities carried out in 2020 and 2021 (that have been reported in vTools).
  • include a brief proposal (up to 2 pages) on the proposed activities, with a clear description on the activity, action plan (such as for activity promotion), and main benefits (to IEEE NTC members and wide community).
  • show relation (up to 1 page) to the topics of the current NTC Technical Committees and the NTC Distinguished Lecturers (DL) program.
  • provide a budget justification for each planned activity. Typical funding is USD $1000. In special well-documented cases, funding can be increased but no more than USD $2500.
  • provide the bank details of its affiliated IEEE Section by filling in the attached bank information form (note that there are two forms attached, one for Chapters in India only, and one for all other Chapters).
  • be sent by email to: Prof. Lan Fu: by Nov. 25, 2021.
  1. The selection committee
  • Kremena Makasheva (Chair, NTC VP for Technical Activities)
  • Vasuda   Bhatia (R1-7 Coordinator)
  • Attila Bonyar (R8 Coordinator)
  • Camilo Tellez Villamizar (R9 Coordinator)
  • Brajesh Kumar Kaushik (R10 Coordinator)
  • Zhiming Wang (R10 Other, Coordinator)
  • Lan Fu (NTC Chapters – Chair)
  1. Announcement

The successful applications will be announced during the 16th IEEE NMDC conference to be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada in Dec. 12-15, 2021.


IEEE SFBA Nanotechnology Chapter Annual Fall Symposium – Nov 17

Saturday, November 13th, 2021

Nanotechnology to Combat COVID – Prevention, Detection, Therapy

SF Bay Area Nanotechnology Council – 17th Annual Fall Symposium

Date/Time: Wed Nov 17: 9am to 3pm PST
Cost: Free, but registration is required.
Register: Here
Registered attendees will receive an email with a link for the Zoom meeting

Nanotechnology is at the forefront of fighting COVID. Lipid nanoparticles are essential components of mRNA vaccines. Nanomaterials are enabling improved detection techniques, and novel therapies.

At this symposium, leading academic and industrial researchers will present pathbreaking nanotechnology-based work focused on addressing the threat of COVID-19. Topics will include nanotechnology to manufacture COVID mRNA vaccines, create novel nanomaterial decoy therapies, enhance molecular detection of viruses, and simulate nanostructured COVID proteins.

The event will provide opportunities for attendees to network and actively engage with the speakers.


Vasuda Bhatia
Chair 2021 IEEE SFBA Nanotechnology Chapter
Regional Coordinator (1-7) IEEE Nanotechnology Council


Report on the 1st IEEE Hyderabad Nano Day

Monday, August 16th, 2021

1st IEEE Hyderabad Nano Day

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council Hyderabad Section Chapter hosted the 1st IEEE Hyderabad Nano Day on 23 July 2021. This virtual event had a diversity of events scheduled throughout the day ranging from Launch Address, Distinguished Keynotes, Technical Keynotes, Industry Experts Interaction, IEEE NTC Ex-Com Representation, IEEE Hyderabad Section Exe-com Representation, R10 Exe- com and Industry Expert Representation, Release of NTC HSC roadmap along with Volunteering and Networking opportunities exploration.

IEEE Hyderabad Nano Day celebrated the launch and inauguration of the Nanotechnology Council Hyderabad Section Chapter, which received formation approval on 24 June 2021.

All nanotechnology enthusiasts/ learners /professionals /students/ seniors from academia/ industry/ government were welcome to join and witness the first of its kind event to share, contribute, learn, teach and collaborate.

Hyderabad Section Chapter,NANO42, Hyderabad Section
Hyderabad Section Dr. Santhosh Sivasubramani

Co-sponsored by IEEE Nanotechnology Council, IEEE NTC YP R10, IEEE NTC TC12, IEEE Hyd Affiliated Society Chapters, IEEE Hyd SAC Organized

Co-Organized and Supported by IEEE Hyderabad Section, IEEE Nanotechnology Council, IEEE NTC Young Professionals R10, IEEE NTC TC12 Nanomagnetics.

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

  • Bombay Section NTC Chapter

Formed on 3/8/2021. Chapter contact is Subhananda Chakrabarti

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

Formed on 4/15/2021. Chapter contact: Saurabh Pandey

  • United Kingdom and Ireland Section Chapter

Formed on 3/30/2021. Chapter contact: Mohsen Rahmani

New Student Chapters

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

Formed on 4/14/2021. Chapter contact: Shaibal Mukherjee

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

Formed on 4/15/2021. Chapter contact: Anurag Dwivedi


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:



2019 Outstanding NTC Chapter Award Goes to the Inaugural Chapter

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

by Nick Massetti, NTC Chapters Chair

The San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council Chapter was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Chapter Award for the third time since 2014. The chapter was formed in 2005 as the inaugural chapter of an IEEE Council rather than an IEEE Society. Since then, the chapter has hosted a continuing string of monthly events comprising single speaker lunch time talks, an annual full day symposium of talks in the Spring and an annual half-day symposium in the Fall. Located in a unique global technology center its mission has been mission is to enable nanotechnology engineering by building bridges between industry, academia, and government, through the facilitation of education, networking, & entrepreneurship.  It provides valuable education, networking opportunities, and services through these events helping attendees develop and nurture professional relationships among peer working engineers, scientists, technologists, academics, and entrepreneurs. Most event speakers are recruited from local universities and companies as well as the occasional IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. Event attendance typically includes more non-IEEE members than members representing a broad audience and demographic which strives to fulfill the goal of advancing technology for humanity. The chapter also holds joint activities with other member societies, engages with students and provides a forum for job seekers.

The quality and longevity of the chapter is directly related to a large and active Executive Steering Committee, many of whom were among those chartering the chapter in 2005, by dividing responsibilities among their members to address event logistics, event promotion, speaker acquisition and venue management as examples. New volunteers are continuously added and they assume roles with increasing responsibility and further develop their professional networks.

In keeping with the times events are promoted on its own IEEE Listserv and on social media such as:


For full list of current chapters and contacts, click here.


How to start your own Chapter
Since this first chapter was formed, NTC has grown to include 29 Chapters worldwide and another 14 Student Chapters. Any member of the IEEE NTC can file a petition to form a chapter online at The IEEE Petition Team takes care of acquiring supporting signatures from neighboring members of NTC Society Members. The Outstanding Chapter Award winner might provide a useful model. For more information or inquiries of general chapter interest contact Nick Massetti, NTC Chapters Committee Chair, at