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Student Research Symposium-22 at Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Virtual Student Research Symposium (SRS-2022)
August 10-11, 2022
from Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India

“Emerging Nanotechnology in Electron Devices”

The objective of this Virtual Symposium is to provide a platform for the exchange of thoughts between distinguished guests and participants, coming from diverse fields of scientific research, renowned industries, entrepreneurs, and academicians with an emphasis on the technological requirements of the emerging industries in line with self-reliant India. The symposium aims to inspire and encourage the young researchers, and undergraduate and postgraduate student community to pursue a career in research and development. See flyer below.

The SRS-2022 is jointly organized by IEEE-NTC Student Chapter IIT Indore, IEEE Madhya Pradesh Section EDS Chapter, and IEEE Sensor Council Student Chapter IIT Indore.


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

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

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Announcing Distinguished Lecturers 2022

Friday, March 11th, 2022

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is pleased to announce the appointments of Distinguished Lecturers for 2022.

The list is below; lecturer details can be found on the Distinguished Lecturers 2022 page. For more information see the Description of the NTC DL program.

DL Name
Antonio Di Bartolomeo 1. Electrical transport measurements in 2D materials
2. Nanotransistors
3. 2D Materials: fabrication, properties and applications
Weida Hu 1. Nanoscale infrared photodetectors manipulated by localized fields
Kin Fong Lei 1. Analyses of Molecular Expression of Cancer Cells Cultured in Stacking Nanofiber Substrate
2. Impedimetric Monitoring of Cancer Cell Responses in Three-dimension Culture Environment
Elena A. Rozhkova* 1. Merging Nanotechnology & Synthetic Biology toward Directed Evolution of Energy Materials
2. Magnetic Nanostructures for Future Medicine: from Cell Actuation to Ultrasensitive Detection
3. Nano for BRAIN technologies
Aida Todri-Sanial 1. Novel devices and circuits design methods energy efficient neuromorphic computing with oscillatory neural networks
Massimiliano Di Ventra 1. Quantum transport in nanoscale systems
2. MemComputing: Fundamentals and Applications
3. Next-generation sequencing with nanochannels
4. Industrial research from an academic point of view
Yang Xu 1. Graphene/Silicon Heterojunctions for Integrated Nanotechnology
Ken-Tye Yong 1. Nanocarbons for Biology and Medicine: Sensing, Imaging, and Drug Delivery
Yong Zhu 1. Nanomaterial-Enabled Soft Electronics
2. MEMS for Characterizing Mechanical and Coupled Properties of Nanomaterials
* Re-appointment for second year.


Request for proposals for 2022 IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology

Friday, March 11th, 2022

Download RFP (PDF)

Deadline 1-May-22

Call for proposals: The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is requesting proposals for 2022 Summer School which should be organized along some of the themes typically covered in the call for abstracts of the yearly IEEE NANO meeting, the flagship IEEE Nanotechnology Conference. These include a wide range of nanoscience and nanotechnology topics, encompassing nanorobotics; quantum and neuromorphic computing; nanobiomedicine; nanosensors and nanoactuators; nano-optics/photonics/optoelectronics; nanoelectronics, spintronics, and plasmonics; nanomagnetics; nano-acoustics; nanoenergy; nanoscale communications; modeling, simulation, and characterization of nanostructures and devices; nanofabrication, packaging, and nanomanufacturing; and nanomaterials.

The IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology should be geared towards senior undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and researchers and practitioners could deepen and broaden their skills in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Based on the success of the previous Summer Schools, it is expected that the attendance at the school should be around 50 to 100 participants. The main objective is to stimulate future generations to stay abreast of these rapidly evolving fields, and to foster participation in the adventure of research that will lead to the next generation of nanopioneers.

Dates and Length: The IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology will be held by the Fall of 2022. The length of each summer school has typically been a minimum of 3 days to 1 week. COVID-19 has had a huge impact on conferences and meetings in 2020-2021 as most, if not all, talks and lectures have moved online. We expect 2022 to continue the trend of virtual meetings and discussions. As such, virtual Summer School of 1 or 2 days are acceptable. Although we have retained the name “summer school”, the date of the school is not restricted to the summer season (but must occur by 1-Dec).

Format: A successful summer school will consist of lectures, seminars, discussions, and visits to local academic and industrial organizations. Virtual lectures will be given by international scholars working in the areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology and focusing on a central theme among the typical topics covered during the IEEE Nano flagship conference.

Funding: The IEEE Nanotechnology Technical Council is able to provide up to US$5K of funding for the summer school, to be used for such expenses to support the school. Local organizers need to provide partial support as well, and the participants (or their labs or supervisors) may need to pay registration (tuition) fees to compensate for inviting lecturers.

Benefits to Participants: In addition to acquiring an organized view of an important area of nanotechnology, the summer school participants will be able to virtually interact with peer researchers and international scholars (especially young scientists) to discuss hot topics and on-going research, and also to experience local industry and culture.

You are encouraged to submit a proposal to hold a 2022 Virtual IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology. If the proposal is approved, the IEEE Nanotechnology Council will provide upon request a financial contribution to support the initiative. The co-funded amount depends on the available budget, the number of financed proposals and the soundness of the school budget, but will not exceed US$5,000. We recall that organizers can take advantage of other initiatives, e.g., the IEEE Nano Distinguished Lecture Program to further support the school (related regulations apply).

The IEEE Summer School Subcommittee will review received proposals based on

  1. The quality of the proposed technical program and topic balance
  2. The soundness of the budget
  3. The length of the school
  4. The geographical balance of all funded summer schools (for future schools).

In writing your proposal, please address the following aspects:

  1. Aim and theme.
  2. Lectures and lecturers. Indicate if lecturers have agreed to participate.
  3. Tentative program and schedule.
  4. Local organizer(s). Brief bios of the School director and leadership.
  5. Registration. Tuition.
  6. Budget and financial sponsor(s). Expected number of participants.

Important Dates:

  • Eligible period: September to December, 2022
  • Deadline for submitting the proposal: 1 May 2022
  • Notification of the outcome of the review process: 1 June 2022

Please submit your proposal to the Summer School Subcommittee Chair, Prof. Lixin Dong at Potential hosts are encouraged to contact the subcommittee to express their interest, and to work with the subcommittee so as to strengthen their proposals.


Extended Call for Nominations for 2022 Distinguished Lecturers

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for additional 2022 distinguished lecturers. The nomination deadline is 18-Feb-2022. For details see the NTC DL page.

The NTC has created a distinguished lecturers program to enhance the visibility of NTC among nanotechnology societies. The NTC Distinguished Lecturers (DL) are appointed to honor excellent speakers who have made technical, industrial or entrepreneurial contributions of high quality to the field of nanotechnology and science, and to enhance the technical programs of the Nanotechnology Council chapters and conferences. Consideration is given to having a well-balanced variety of speakers who can address a wide range of topics of current interest in the fields covered by the Society.

The Lecturers serve for a one year term (until 31-December). DLs are expected to give a minimum of 2 lectures per year as part of their commitment to serve and may be reappointed for one additional year with the approval of the NTC Distinguished Lecturer Committee. A budget will be provided to each Lecturer to give lectures for NTC Chapters and NTC Conferences based on the availability of funding through the NTC.

Candidates for DLs may be nominated by any current IEEE member, using the IEEE NTC Distinguished Lecturer Nomination Form. Self-nomination is not accepted. Endorsements are not required but are recommended.

The selection of distinguished lectures will be made by the Distinguished Lecturer Committee, a subcommittee of the Education Committee chaired by the VP Educational Activities, and approved by the NTC ExCom.

Please submit the nomination by midnight (US Pacific Time) on 18 February 2022, via email to the VP Educational Activities, Lixin Dong, using the form found on the website.


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


Report on the 2021 IEEE NTC Romania Summer School on Nanotechnology

Monday, October 11th, 2021

contributed by Eden Mamut

Constanta, Romania, 20-24 September, 2021
Summer School Chair: Prof. dr. Eden Mamut, Institute for Nanotechnologies and Alternative Sources of Energy, “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Romania

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council approved the organisation of a five-day summer school dedicated to researchers, professors and students, hosted by the Institute for Nanotechnologies and Alternative Sources of Energy (INAES), located at the „Ovidius” University of Constanta, from 20th to 24th September 2021.

The Summer School was chaired by Prof. dr. Eden Mamut, INAES Director. The organization, administration, clerical works and formalities have been assured by Andreea-Iuliana Presura and the team from the Institute for Nanotechnologies and Alternative Energy Sources from Ovidius University of Constanta.

The theme of the school was „Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies for Advanced Energy Systems”. The aim of the organizers was to provide a holistic approach in developing “safe-by-design” advanced energy systems integrating nanomaterials and nanotechnologies and using multiscale and multiphysics modeling and optimization for performance improvement, reduction of environmental impact and the substitution of critical materials. The advanced energy systems that have been taking into consideration were biomass boilers, fuel cells, thermoelectric convertors, PV and hybrid solar panels and electro-opto-chemical reactors.

Read the full report here.


Report on the IEEE NTC Latin America Summer School on Nanotechnology (2021 IEEE LASSNANO)

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

contributed by Guilherme B. Pintarelli

Region 9 ‘2021 IEEE NTC Latin America Summer School on Nanotechnology (2021 IEEE LASSNANO)’ was held virtually from 8 to 9 of September. The summer school had five lectures and two workshops on simulation and fabrication from experts from academia and industry.  The LASSNANO was cooperation between Brazil and Colombia IEEE NTC clusters. The LASSNANO had 15 attendees who were from engineering courses (undergraduate and graduate level). The summer school may facilitate triggering new IEEE NTC initiatives in Region 9. Since the 2000s, most Latin American countries have been investing and have strategic plans for developing nanotechnologies. We believe that introducing nanotechnology in engineering courses can generate innovative and visionary professionals, which may boost the Latin American industry. Thus, it may become more competitive and sustainable. The 2021 IEEE LASSNANO theme was ‘Sustainable electronics and abundant nanomaterials from natural sources, specifically their usage in Latin America’.

2021 IEEE LASSNANO Speakers:

  • Dr. Jim Morris (IEEE NTC Chair)
  • Dr. Juliana Jaramillo Fernandez (ICN2)
  • Dr. Andy Cai (COMSOL Inc.)
  • Dr. Daniela Suzuki (Federal University of Santa Catarina, UFSC)
  • Dr. John Alexander Muñoz Montenegro (Universidad El Bosque)
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Salcedo-Reyes (Universidad Javeriana)

2021 IEEE LASSNANO Organizers:

  • Guilherme Brasil Pintarelli, UFSC
  • Lily Estefanía Vargas Díaz
  • Camilo Eduardo Tellez Villamizar, Catholic University of Colombia

IEEE Nano Peru 2021 Workshop

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Note: The talks will be given in Spanish

The IEEE Nano Peru 2021 Workshop will be held as a virtual event according to the Peru time zone (GMT-5) from September 29 to October 01, 2021.

Retrospectives and current trends of nanoscience and nanotechnology will be discussed in this first workshop IEEE Nano Peru, as well as the importance of their development and dissemination in Peru.

The program will feature topics that emphasizes basic concepts of nanoscience and noanotechnology, experimental tools to study nanosystems, simulation and modeling of nanosystems, examples of technological applications, technological vigilance, and policies and innovations in nanotechnology.

To find more about the Workshop IEEE Nano Peru 2021, please visit the website:

Program overview:

The event will be held completely on-line from September 29 to October 01 (Peru time zone GMT-5):

Welcome (September 29, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM)

Invited Talks – Session 1 (September 29, 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM)

Invited Talks – Session 2 (September 30, 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM)

Invited Talks – Session 3 (October 1, 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM)

Closing Remarks (October 1, 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM)

(The talks will be given in Spanish).


Summer School – “Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies for Advanced Energy Systems”

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

2021 IEEE NTC Romania Summer School on Nanotechnology:
“Nanomaterials & Nanotechnologies for Advanced Energy Systems”

Venue: Constanta, Romania
Dates: 20-24 September, 2021
Physical and Virtual attendance options
Apply on website

The aim of the summer school is to offer a holistic approach on the development of advanced energy systems integrating nanomaterials and nanotechnologies.

The theme of the summer school is the holistic approach in developing “safe-by-design” advanced energy systems integrating nanomaterials and nanotechnologies for performance improvement, reduction of environmental impact and the substitution of critical materials. The advanced energy systems are referring to fuel cells, thermoelectric convertors, hybrid solar panels and electro-opto-chemical reactors.

Organizer: Prof. Eden Mamut, Director, Institute for Nanotechnologies and Alternative Energy Sources, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania; email:


  • Prof. Adriana BALAN, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Prof. Diana BORCA-TASCIUC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Prof. Theodorian BORCA-TASCIUC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Dr. Antonio FERRARO, Universita de la Callabria, Italy
  • Dr. Michele GIOCONDO, Institute of Nanotechnology, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
  • Prof. Flora HAJIYEVA, Baku State University, Azerbaijan
  • Acad. Abel MAHARRAMOV, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Azerbaijan
  • Prof. Eden MAMUT, “Ovidius” University of Constanta, Romania
  • Dr. Bogdana MITU, National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics (INFLPR), Romania
  • Dr. Tiziana RITACCO, Universita de la Callabria, Italy
  • Prof. Ioan STAMATIN, 3NANOSAE Research Centre, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Prof. Roberto TERMINE, Universita de la Callabria, Italy
  • Prof. John T.W. YEOW, Vice-President of Educational Activities, IEEE Nanotechnology Council