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Announcing Distinguished Lecturers 2021

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is pleased to announce the appointments of Distinguished Lecturers for 2021.

The list is below; details can be found on the Distinguished Lecturers 2021 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
Gwo-Bin Lee Micro/Nanofluidicsfor biological applications
Jin-Woo Han 1: Nanomaterials in Printed and Flexible Electronics
2: Nanoscale Vacuum Electronics: Back to the Future
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
Han Wang* Novel Electronic and Photonic Devices based on Low-Dimensional Materials
Qing Zhang* Roles of Semiconductor Junctions in Mechanical-Electrical Power Conversion
* Re-appointment for second year.

Special Region 9 Webinar Announcement:

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is pleased to announce a Special Region 9 Webinar. Details below:

Special Region 9 Webinar Announcement:
Central & South America & the Caribbean
19th November, 2020 at 2:00-4:00pm GMT
Mexico (GMT-6): 8:00-10:00am
Bogota, Quito, Lima (GMT-5): 9:00-11:00am
La Paz (GMT-4): 10:00am-12:00pm
Buenos Aires, Santiago (GMT-3): 11:00am-1:00pm

Webinar is FREE, but registration is required. Register before 19 November at:  https://ieeemeetings.webex.com/ieeemeetings/onstage/g.php?MTID=e133e66ebebee6b2848456527f1246d3b

Program
14:00 GMT – Welcome to the Webinar & Introduction to the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) (Camilo Tellez Villamizar, Region 9 NTC Chapters Coordinator)
14:15 – GMT Introduction to the Speaker (Lorena Garcia, R9 Technical Actvities Chair)
14:20 – GMT Webinar Presentation (Juliana Jaramillo-Fernandez)
15:20 – GMT Q&A via WebEx Chat (Juliana Jaramillo-Fernandez)
15:30 – GMT Chapter Development (Camilo Tellez Villamizar & James Morris, NTC President)

 

Introduction to Nanotechnology
Juliana Jaramillo-Fernandez
Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2),
CSIC and BIST, Campus UAB, Edifici ICN2, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain

Al inicio del siglo XX, la física moderna empezó a revelar tímidamente las muy diferentes propiedades que la materia exhibía cuando sus dimensiones características disminuían a la escala de los átomos. Esta fue la semilla que décadas después permitió el nacimiento de la nanotecnología.  Esta rama del conocimiento está determinada por una colaboración intima entre ciencia, ingeniería y tecnología en constante evolución.

Los más recientes avances en nanotecnología han permitido la fabricación de materiales y dispositivos con longitudes características que pueden acercarse a unos pocos nanómetros. Estos nuevos materiales nanoestructurados son cada vez más importantes en nuestras vidas, debido a las propiedades inusuales que exhiben en el reino de lo nano. Algunos ejemplos incluyen las nanopartículas, los nanopilares, los puntos cuánticos, las películas delgadas, los nanotubos los nanocompuestos, entre otros. Estos materiales abarcan un gran número de aplicaciones en diversos campos, incluyendo la energía fotovoltaica, que tiene como objetivo convertir la luz solar en electricidad, o la termoeléctrica que transforma la energía térmica de un gradiente de temperatura en energía eléctrica. Estas nuevas tecnologías se presentan como una solución muy atractiva a los crecientes problemas ambientales y limitaciones de recursos energéticos. En esta webinar, recorreremos los principales aspectos de la nanotecnología, exploraremos los avances más recientes y discutiremos las aplicaciones tecnológicas, científicas y comerciales emergentes.

Dr. Juliana Jaramillo Fernandez is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND PSPHERE- postdoctoral fellow at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Barcelona, Spain. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm. She obtained her PhD from CENTRALESUPÉLEC (France) in 2015 with a thesis on Thermal Nanosciences and M.Sc in Materials Science at Université de Limoges (France) in 2011. The same year, Juliana got her Bachelor degree in Engineering Physics at EAFIT University in Colombia. Currently, she is using her expertise on micro and nanoscale heat transfer to develop sustainable thermal management solutions that can significantly reduce the current high energy footprint of modern thermoregulation technologies. She is developing new passive systems that only make use of non-toxic materials, while developing further understanding on thermal energy transport via surface phonon polaritons. Her research focuses on phonon engineering, heat transfer in semiconductor nanostructures, tailoring physical properties of low-dimensional materials and controlling thermal transport within nanostructures. Earlier this year, she was conferred the Best Postdoc Paper Award 2018-2019, on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Sciences at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for her work on thermofunctional materials for radiative cooling. Moreover, she was honored with The Collider Tech award in 2019 by the Mobile World Capital BCN, a prize for research projects selected to create disruptive tech start-ups.

See future announcements for English/Portuguese translations for Brazil/Trinidad & Tobago.
 

 

TryNano.org Resource Site

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

We are excited to announce the new and improved TryNano website.

TryNano.org offers broad and updated resources for those interested in exploring or participating in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) supports this initiative and maintains these resources to encourage professionals, students, and others to be informed about the latest research, trends, and educational opportunities.

We are working continuously in making the TryNano website an important tool in our community. Now that Phase 1 of the website redesign has been deployed, we are working diligently on Phase 2. Feel free to send us your feedback by contacting the VP Education, John Yeow.

 

Call for 2021 Distinguished Lecturers

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

DL Nominations are due 15 October 2020

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The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for distinguished lecturers. Nominations are due 15 October 2020. The NTC has created a distinguished lecturers program to enhance the visibility of NTC among nanotechnology societies. The NTC Distinguished Lecturers 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 term for the Lecturers is from 1 January until 31 December of 2021. The Lecturers serve for a one year term 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. DLs are expected to give a minimum of 2 lectures per year as part of their commitment to serve.

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 15 October 2020, via email to the VP Educational Activities, John Yeow, or online using the form found on the website.

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.

Call for Nominations Extended – 2020 IEEE Nanotechnology DLs

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Extended deadline 15 January 2020

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for distinguished lectures. The NTC has created a distinguished lecturers program to enhance the visibility of NTC among nanotechnology societies. The NTC Distinguished Lecturers 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 term for the Lecturers is from January 1 until December 31 of 2020. The Lecturers serve for a one year term, and may be reappointed for one additional year with approval of the NTC Distinguished Lecturer Committee. A budget will be provided each Lecturer to give lectures for NTC Chapters and NTC Conferences based on availability of funding through the NTC. DLs are expected to give a minimum of 2 lectures per year as part of their commitment to serve.

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Election Result – VP Educational Activities 2020-21

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

The Nanotechnology Council is pleased to announce the winner of the special election for VP Educational Activities is John Yeow.

John T. W. Yeow received his B.A.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering, and M.A.Sc. and PhD. degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada. His current research interests are in the field of developing miniaturized biomedical instruments. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Institute of Canada, Engineers Canada, and a Member of College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.

Prof. Yeow is a recipient of the Professional Engineers Ontario Engineering Excellence Award, Natural Science & Engineering Research Canada Innovation Challenge Award, Douglas R. Colton’s Medal of Research Excellence, Micralyne Microsystems Design Award, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Early Researcher Award, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Research Leaders Award, IEEE NANO Excellent Paper Award, Professional Engineers Ontario Young Engineer Medal, and University of Toronto Alumni Association 7T6 Early Career Award. He is a Canada Research Chair in Micro/Nanodevices, and a University Research Chair.

Prof. Yeow has been involved with NTC activities in different capacities since 2006. He was the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Nanotechnology Newsletter (2010-2012), and the IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (2014-2019). Furthermore, Yeow was a NTC Distinguished Lecturer (2017-2018), and a General Chair of the IEEE NANO 2014 in Toronto, Canada. More recently, he served as the Program Chair for IEEE NANOMED 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea and IEEE NEMS 2019 in San Diego, USA.

Yeow’s plans as VP include establishing a stronger and sustainable relationship between the NTC Distinguished Lecturer (DL) program with NTC chapters around the world. Workng with TC chairs so that they can actively participate in tutorial organization at NTC conferences and summer schools. This active participation will increase their TCs’ exposure to the nano community which will, in turn, increase their membership and revitalize the leadership. And proactively reaching out to NTC chapters to support and promote educational activities such as nanotechnology engineering outreach programs.

 

Call for Nominations – 2020 IEEE Nanotechnology Distinguished Lecturers

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Submission deadline 15-Oct

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for distinguished lectures. The NTC has created a distinguished lecturers program to enhance the visibility of NTC among nanotechnology societies. The NTC Distinguished Lecturers 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 term for the Lecturers is from January 1 until December 31 of 2020. The Lecturers serve for a one year term, and may be reappointed for one additional year with approval of the NTC Distinguished Lecturer Committee. A budget will be provided each Lecturer to give lectures for NTC Chapters and NTC Conferences based on availability of funding through the NTC. DLs are expected to give a minimum of 2 lectures per year as part of their commitment to serve.

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Announcing 2019 NTC Distinguished Lectures

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) has appointed its Distinguished Lectures for 2019.

IEEE Student Branches, NTC or member Society Chapters and NTC and member Society Conferences can request NTC Distinguished Lecturers (based on availability of funding).  See the Distinguished Lecture Program page for information.

New lectures for 2019:

Jr-Hau He, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; “Toward Highly Efficient Solar Water Splitting: A Concurrent Electrical, Optical, and Catalytic Design”

Chenzhong Li, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA, USA

  1. Biomedical Devices for Nano-Theranostics
  2. Bioelectronic and Biosensors-From Cell on a Chip to Point of Care Testings
  3. NanoBiosensing Research-Challenges, Opportunities, and Perspectives From USA National Science Foundations

Seiji Samukawa, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; “Creating Green Nanostructures and Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Nanodevices”

Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL USA; “Bridging the electronic, atomistic and mesoscopic scales in materials modeling using machine learning”

Prof. Ved Ram Singh, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, India

  1. Nano-sensor technology with IoT
  2. Advanced nanosensors and systems for u-health care
  3. Nano-Cancer Technology: New Diagnostic and Therapeutic Devices

Dmitri Strukov, ECE Department, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA USA; “Recent Results and Future Prospects for Mixed-Signal Neuromorphic Inference Accelerators”

 

Continued from 2018:

Dominique Baillargeat, University of Limoges, France; “3D Radio-Frequency to millimeter wave heterogeneous system integration: Emerging nanotechnology for RF nanopackaging, the link between nanoscopic and macroscopic worlds?”

Samir Iqbal, Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering, Professor, School of Medicine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

  1. Nanotextured Microfluidic Substrates to Interface Living Systems;
  2. Cancer Nanotechnology;
  3. Nanotextured Materials for Selective Biosensing

Xiaoning Jiang, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;  “Nanoacoustics: Materials, Devices and Applications”

Xiao Wei Sun, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, College of Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, 1088 Xue-Yuan Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518055, China; “Colloidal Quantum Dots for Energy-Saving Quality Displays and Lighting”

 

Request for proposals for the 2019 IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

Request for proposals for the 2019 IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology

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History: The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (https://ieeenano.org/about) sponsored its first Summer School Program on “Regenerative Nano-Medicine: From Advanced Delivery Systems to Electronic-Based Devices” at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, in June 2016. In the next years, Summer / Fall schools have focused on “N3: Nanomaterials, Nanotools, and Nanodevices” [Montreal, Canada], “Nanoelectronic technologies and devices: From basic principles to highly reliable applications” [Toulouse, France], “Nanotechnology: From Science to Systems and Beyond” [Bangalore, India], and “Nanotechnology for Energy” [Portland, USA]. These schools have been highly successful in educating and training a multinational audience of students, post-docs, and other early career researchers in their chosen topical area. Through this current announcement, the council seeks to continue this important initiative into its fourth year.

Call for proposals and its thematic areas: The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), in partnership with member societies of NTC, the Electron Devices and the Circuits and Systems societies (EDS and CAS), is requesting proposals for its Sixth Summer School. The school is expected to maintain an educational focus on nanotechnology, which may range from fundamentals in nanomaterials, nanofabrication and nano-characterization to diverse application areas such as nanosensors, nanoactuators, nanobiology and nanomedicine, nano-optics, nanorobotics, nanobiology, nanoelectronics, nanophotonics, DNA nanotechnology, nanomanufacturing, nanopackaging, nanofluidics, nanomagnetics, nano/molecular heat transfer & energy conversion, nanoscale communication and networks, nano/molecular sensors, actuators, and systems, and spintronics.

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