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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


Announcing Distinguished Lecturers 2020

Friday, February 28th, 2020

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is pleased to announce the appointments of Distinguished Lecturers for 2020.

The list is below; details can be found on the Distinguished Lecturers 2020 page.

DL Name Topic(s)
Oluwaseyi Balogun Nanometrology, Nanothermometry, and Imaging of Low Dimensional Materials using Plasmonic Nanofocusing Approaches
Reuven Gordon Nanoplasmonics: Reaching out to the Single Molecule
Chengkuo Lee Toward 5G based AI + IoT (AIoT) Society Enabled by NanoEnergy-NanoSystem (NENS) Technology
Zhang Li Magnetic Nanoparticle Swarm for Active Delivery
P M (Markondeya Pulugurtha) Raj Heterogeneous System Component Integration with Nanopackaging
Seiji Samukawa* Creating Green Nanostructures and Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Nanodevices
Subramanian Sankaranarayanan* Bridging the electronic, atomistic and mesoscopic scales in materials modeling using machine learning
V. R. Singh* 1: Nano-sensor technology with IoT
2: Advanced nanosensors and systems for u-health care
3: Nano-Cancer Technology: New Diagnostic and Therapeutic Devices
Han Wang 1: Black Phosphorus and Perovskite Chalcogenide Materials for mid-IR Detection and Imaging
2: Emerging Low Dimensional Material Electronic Devices for Memory and Computing
Qing Zhang Roles of Semiconductor Junctions in Mechanical-Electrical Power Conversion
* Re-appointment for second year.

Chapter Expansion Worldwide in 2019

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is expanding worldwide through the addition of new chapters to now total 27 active chapters.  So far during 2019 chapters have been added in the Chengdu China Section, the Western Saudi Arabia Section, the Chicago Section, the Oregon Section and the Victorian Section in Australia. This growth follows on the addition of two chapters in 2018 and seven in 2017.

Do you have a Chapter near you? For the current list see the Chapters page.

Student chapters have grown to now total 11 with new student chapters being added so far during 2019 in the Uttar Pradesh India Section at the Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology, the University Nacional De Colombia Sede Bogota Colombia and in the Delhi India Section at the Academy of Scientific Research Chandigarh.

More are in the petition path towards becoming chapters in sections in other areas of Australia, Romania, Italy and China. The NTC leadership has been cooperating in this qrowth emphasis by locating and encouraging contacts in their networks to initiate formation petitions. 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 at

Startup funding was provided by the NTC to many of the chapters formed in the last few years to help them quickly organize activities and events. For example the Chicago chapter’s initial focus is on holding a networking event with local startups and companies involved in Nanotech in the Chicago area along with a tour of local facilities such as Argonne National Lab for undergraduates and graduates in the local universities. The Delhi India Section at the Academy of Scientific Research Chandigarh held a workshop on Machine Intelligence and Deep Learning and also a Poster Paper Competition. In Australia a retreat supportive to women in STEM focused on early career grant & paper writing. At the new Oregon chapter a three speaker symposium is scheduled for early December.

Chapter support funding has become available to existing chapters as well, and interested chapters only need to inquire by sending a general proposal to the Chair of the NTC Chapters Committee. If you would like to form a local NTC chapter use the form below to contact us.

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    Chapter News – Joint Foothill / Orange County Section Chapter

    Friday, February 22nd, 2019

    The Joint Foothill / Orange County Section Nanotechnology Council Chapter held its first seminar on January 30, 2019 at CSU Fullerton. The speaker was Dr. Wei Wu, Professor of Electrical Engineering at USC who was a pioneering researcher in the field of nanoimprint lithography and he described research he is now doing using the technology to create nanoscale structures to enable next generation color displays. He also described his work creating collapsible nanofingers to fabricate plasmonic structures with atomic precision. Based on this technology, he studied quantum tunneling in gap plasmons and demonstrated label-free single molecule sensing with Single-Molecule Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy.

    There were 29 attendees with the majority being students. Attendees also included engineers and consultants from area companies. The event included networking and the student’s favorite – pizza. The chapter has its own IEEE listserv distribution list now including 100 addresses. Those in the local area can join the chapter list at

    The Chapter website is found at .

    Chapter organizer Cal Poly Pomona Professor Jenny Yu invited all to attend the next event which will feature speaker Dr. Yadong Yi from UC Riverside. She is forming the chapter Executive Committee and welcomes the members to join.


    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.


    Students of San Francisco Bay Area NTC Chapter Attended A 3-Day Nanotechnology Workshop

    Thursday, July 14th, 2016


    San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council Chapter hits the mark with 3 Day nanotechnology workshop for Students.

    By Nick Massetti IEEE Life Senior Member

    I’ll tell the story of the event titled: IEEEnanoCON-2016: Inspiring the Next Generation by starting at the end.

    Slides of selected presentations of the IEEE SFBA Nanotechnology Council Chapter 3-Day Workshop on Nanotechnology can be found at the following link: 

    The following are some of the comments from attendees following the 3 day mid-year workshop on nanotechnology designed for college students on Summer break and young professionals.

    “First and foremost, I’d like to say that I enjoyed almost every single aspect of the event, and in particular, I thought the diversity of speakers (especially the balance between industry and academia) and locations was excellent.”  Alex, UC Davis Chem E. undergrad.

    In my experience, the three days of IEEEnanoCON-2016 resulted in a fantastic combination of getting up to speed in areas of my own interest (biotechnology and medical devices) and developing knowledge and ideas in new polymers, new semiconductor materials, addressing energy needs and clean technologies. To make all this possible, the program brought together an excellent panel of presenters from industry, academia and government research to interact with a very enthusiastic and curious group of young scientists and engineers, from elite schools, universities and colleges from all over.  I take away the inspiration and the energy of a new generation of scientists to lead the field in decades to come.”  Maria, Ph.D., EMBA, Medical Device Consultant

    I am deeply grateful for the education I have received from the three days of incredible speakers, great itineraries, enjoyable food, and excellent networking. This event has helped me see possibilities for myself that hadn’t occurred to me before.” Margaret, Undergrad, Foothill College.
    The inspiration for the event grew from the RFP issued by the IEEE NTC in early 2015 for a Summer School on Nanotechnology. Although the San Francisco Chapter’s proposal was not the proposal selected for funding, the organizers moved ahead and found local sponsors to subsidize student registration fees and some other event costs. The workshop presented leading industrial scientists, academic researchers, entrepreneurs and government speakers in a broad spectrum of nanotechnology topics. The event was held at three separate locations, one day at each location. Part of the concept involved inviting researchers and interns at the different sites to attend providing golden network opportunities for the registrants. It also provided an opportunity for the registrants to go on tours of the local labs, for example, the Stanford University Nanofabrication Facility.

    When the attendance numbers were totaled the student participation alone reached 59 including nine Texas Instruments student interns, who dropped in on day one, and ten IBM student interns, who participated on day two.  In addition to local interns there were also seasoned researchers and professors who stopped in for presentations and some even helped the speakers answer questions. The students reported attending at least 18 universities across the USA and the UK during the academic year. Besides the USA, home countries included Canada, India, Iran, Japan, Russia, and Vietnam. Many were interning at local industrial companies such as Semiconductor equipment supplier Applied Materials, biopharma giant Gilead, Zeiss X-Ray and research giant XEROX-PARC. Event sponsors included IBM, SWCNT manufacturer OCSiAl LLC, and the IEEE SCV Section STEM education fund.

    SF 2016 - Fig. 1