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Call for Papers – TNANO Special Section on IEEE NMDC 2019

Friday, July 10th, 2020

 

The IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) seeks original manuscripts for a Special Section on: “14th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (IEEE 2019 NMDC)”

The nanotechnology revolution is founded upon the fascinating progress in nanoscale materials and devices. Researchers are contributing new ideas from a wide range of disciplines, including materials science, biology, biomedicine, engineering, physics, and chemistry. To make interesting research presented at the 14th IEEE 2019 Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference widely available, in expanded form and in one publication, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) is extending a Call for Papers for a Special Section reflecting the scope of the conference. Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. Submissions are welcome, and all interested 2019 NMDC participants are encouraged to submit. Authors who were attendees are requested to significantly expand the previous conference version to contain substantial new technical material, as per TNANO and IEEE restrictions on duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process.

Submissions that reflect the Conference Scope and current state of the field are welcome in areas including but not limited to:

  • Nanoelectronics and CMOS
  • Nanophotonics, Metamaterials and Plasmonics
  • Low-D Structures: Nanowires, Quantum Dots, …
  • 2D Materials and Devices
  • Quantum Technology
  • Nano-Magnetic Structures and Devices
  • Organic Nanomaterials and Devices
  • NEMS/MEMS and Sensors
  • Biosensing and Biomedical Applications
  • Interconnects, Packaging and Reliability
  • Synthesis and Fabrication of Nanostructures
  • Theory/Modelling of Nanomaterials and Devices
  • Emerging Topics

Manuscripts for the TNANO Special Section must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template. Follow the guideline (http://site.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for “IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section on 14th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference”. Please note that the type of submissions is Regular Manuscripts, i.e., 4 to 8 pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” Manuscripts will be subject to the standard competitive and constructive peer-review TNANO criteria with no article publishing charges. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: August 1, 2020
  • First decision (accept/reject/revise): October 1, 2020
  • Revised papers submission: November 15, 2020
  • Final decision: December 31, 2020

Guest Editors

Dr. Apurba Dev (Leading guest editor) Department of Electrical Engineering, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. E-mail: apurba.dev@angstrom.uu.se

Assoc. Prof. Ilya Sychugov Department of Applied Physics, Royal Institute of Technology – KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. E-mail: ilyas@kth.se

Prof. Jan Linnros Department of Applied Physics, Royal Institute of Technology – KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. E-mail: linnros@kth.se

Responsible T-NANO Senior EditorProf. Osamu Tabata

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 https://www.ieee.org/communities/forms_petitions.html. 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 nickmassetti@ieee.org.

 

Announcing new Chairs of the NTC TC6 and TC8

Monday, May 4th, 2020

The NTC TA are currently developed in 15 TCs, covering almost all scientific areas of interest to the NTC. The role of each NTC TC is to serve as a focal point for research in a specific area. The actions undertaken by each NTC TC are developed by its Members under the leadership of Chair/Co-Chairs. Each NTC TC is created for a 4-year term and can be renewed by the NTC AdCom after a progress report and evaluation. Recently the Chairs of two of the NTC TCs have been reformed. For a full list of NTC’s 2020 Technical Committee, click here.

It is our pleasure to announce the new Chairs of the NTC TC6 Nanoelectronics, Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske, and the NTC TC8 Nanomaterials, Dominique Baillargeat. On behalf of the NTC TAC, I would like to thank them for taking these responsibilities and wish them a very successful leadership.

TC6 – Nanoelectronics
Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske
Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the VLSI & Emerging Technology Design Automation Laboratory at Portland State University. From 2004 to 2010 she was Chair of the ECE department at PSU, which she joined in 1989. She holds M.S. degree in electronics engineering from Politechnika Warszawska Warsaw, Poland, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

Her research interests include CAD for VLSI ICs, MS-SOCs, 3D ICs, nanotechnology and nano/bio systems, design for manufacturability and design issues in emerging and renewable technologies. She has presented tutorials, keynote and invited talks at various international conferences and events. She has published more than 150 technical papers and serves as a panelist and reviewer for the National Science Foundation (NSF), and as a reviewer for National Research Council Canada (NRC) and many international journals and conferences. Her research has been supported by the NSF and industry.

Dr. Chrzanowska-Jeske has served in various roles on the Technical, Steering, and Organizing Committees of many international conferences and workshops, as Associate Editor for TCAS II, Senior Editor, Associate Editor and Guest Editor of various international journals. Currently, she serves as Vice President for Finances of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) and on Editorial Board of Nano Express, IOP Publishing. She served as IEEE NTC Vice President for Technical Activities and on BoG of IEEE CASS. She was a chair and a founding-member of Women in CAS Society, WiCAS. She presented keynote, plenary and tutorial lectures at various international conferences. She received 2008 Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award in IEEE TCAD and the Best Paper Award for the best IEEE Transaction paper in Alabama Section in 1990 She is a Life Senior Member of IEEE.

TC8 – Nanomaterials
Dominique Baillargeat
Dominique BAILLARGEAT (52) is Senior Member IEEE and was IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecturer in 2018 and 2019. He is Professor at the University of Limoges (France). Since September 2019, he is appointed as Scientific Executive Director of the CNRS@CREATE Ltd, in the framework of the Campus for Research And Technological Enterprise (CREATE) of the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. CNRS@CREATE Ltd, which is CNRS’ first overseas subsidiary, will work with Singapore’s universities, research institutions, and CREATE’s international partners to conduct research and application of technologies in areas that are relevant to Singapore’s social and economic needs.

From September 2013 to August 2019 he was the Director of XLIM a joint research institute of 460 members of CNRS and University of Limoges. He was also the Director of the Lab of Excellence
SIGMA_LIM, a 8 years project, on innovative materials, technologies and software architectures dedicated to the future smart and highly integrated communication systems. From September 2009 to August 2013 he was the Director of the research laboratory CINTRA in Singapore, a joint lab. between the CNRS, NTU and Thales. The vision of this framework is to develop nanotechnologies for electronics.

D Baillargeat has done lot of research activities on the design of passive RF devices and on innovative packaging solutions for 3D heterogeneous integration. His research work is in the following areas: (1) EM modelling and design of RF components and modules, (2) 2D/3D additive manufacturing processes (3) nano-modelling and nano-characterization techniques for assisting the development of carbon-based devices (solutions for RF nanopackaging (interconnect), RF components, sensors, etc.) Prof D Baillargeat have been involved in many projects (past and present) either as XLIM scientific responsible or collaborator through fundings from the French Research Agency, European Community, ESA, CNES or with industrial partners (Thales, EADS etc..). He has been the advisor of 33 graduated PhD  students. D Baillargeat co-authored more than 80 articles in international journals and books, and 200 communications in international conferences.

KidneyX Phase 2 Redesign Dialysis Competition

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

KidneyX launches $1.5 million Phase 2 of prize competition to redesign dialysis

On November 18, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) launched the second phase of KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis, a prize competition that seeks to transform kidney care. Redesign Dialysis is part of a series of KidneyX prize competitions to catalyze the development of innovative solutions that can prevent, diagnose, and treat kidney diseases.

Redesign Dialysis Phase 2 seeks prototype solutions, or components of solutions, that can replicate normal kidney functions or improve dialysis access. Participants may compete in the second phase even if they did not submit a solution in the first phase. Prototypes should address at least one of the following areas: blood filtration, electrolyte homeostasis, volume regulation, toxin removal and secretion, filtrate drainage and connectivity, and dialysis access.

The competition calls on researchers, innovators, patients, and investors with expertise in nephrology, biotechnology, bioengineering, and medical devices to submit solutions by 5:00 p.m. ET on January 31, 2020.

Up to three winners will each be awarded $500,000. Participants can find more information, including the submission requirements, judging criteria, and eligibility, in the prize announcement (PDF).

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Friday, January 11th, 2019

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Eighth UNESCO Medals for contributions to the nanoscience and nanotechnologies

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Hearty congratulations to Prof. Chennupati Jagadish, Australian National University for being awarded with UNESCO Medals for his important contributions in the field of semiconductor nanotechnology, and establishing a pioneering research programme in Australia in semiconductor nanotechnology and optoelectronics.
Prof. Chennupati Jagadish was Past President, President, President-Elect, IEEE Nanotechnology Council, 2007-2011.
Prof. Chennupati Jagadish‘s dedication and commitment to the society will keep inspiring others who started their lives in small places like him.

Prof. Jagadish Chennupati – Australia
Head of the Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group of the Australian National University; Convenor of the Australian Nanotechnology Network
He has made important contributions in the field of semiconductor nanotechnology, and established a pioneering research programme in Australia in semiconductor nanotechnology and optoelectronics.

For more details please click here.

 

 

 

National Nanotechnology Day (USA) 10^-9

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

National Nanotechnology Day is an annual celebration in the US featuring a series of community-led events and activities on or around October 9 to help raise awareness of nanotechnology. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10^–9 meters.

The theme for this year’s National Nanotechnology Day is “Nano in Motion,” highlighting the dynamic progress of nanotechnology.

To see the activities underway for National Nanotechnology Day 2018, go to: www.nano.gov/node/2094

 


				

Call for Papers – 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology for Instrumentation and Measurement – NANOfIM 2018

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

4th International Conference on Nanotechnology for Instrumentation and Measurement – NANOfIM 2018

November 7-8, 2018; Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico

(IEEE NTC Technical Sponsor)

https://nanofim2018.up.edu.mx/

Aims and Scope

This conference is a forum for discussions and exchange in the fields of instrumentation, measurements and nanotechnology, with a wide spectrum of cross-disciplines such as environment, optimization, artificial intelligence, power, energy and control. The scope of this event is not limited but expandable to applied interdisciplinary fields also.

Manuscript Submission

Authors are kindly invited to submit a full manuscript (maximum 6 pages, including references) for oral or poster presentation. All accepted, registered and presented papers will be published on IEEE Xplore®. Best and extended version of papers will be considered for possible publications in reputed journals (IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology and IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience). Double blind review will be done. Plagiarism will be checked during the review process.

Please, submit your paper online through EasyChair:
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nanofim2018

Templates for preparing submissions can be found here:
https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html

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14th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

14th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures
July 18-19 2018, Athens, GREECE
http://nanoarch.org/

NANOARCH is the annual cross-disciplinary forum for the discussion of novel post-CMOS and advanced nanoscale CMOS directions. The 14th NANOARCH symposium aims to incorporate several exciting sessions on emerging computing paradigms (e.g., approximate, quantum, neuromorphic, molecular, spintronic), novel nano-based computing architectures, 2D materials (e.g., graphene) nanoelectronics and computing, beyond charge-based computing, emerging memory devices and in memory computing, nanoelectronics for biomedical systems, and to provide extended opportunities for interaction among the participants.

In addition to 6-page length Regular Papers, we also invite 2-page Concept Papers presenting less developed but radical and highly innovative work in the area of nanofabrication, nanocomputing, and emerging nanosystem application.

NANOARCH 2018 topics of interest (both theoretical and experimental) include (but are not limited to):

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MARSS 2018 Deadline Extension

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

As the paper submission deadline for 2018 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, MARSS2018, http://marss-conference.org, coincides with the Chinese New Year holiday, the MARSS2018 Organization Committee has  decided to keep MARSS2018 submission site open until March 10th.

This date is the final deadline for all submissions (regular papers, Special session proposals, and papers invited to Special sessions). Further extension is definitely not possible due to the very tight schedule.

Please note that Call for Late News papers (short papers ONLY, up to 3 pages, no inclusion into IEEEXplore) will be open later, from 02-15 May, 2018.