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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.

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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:



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)

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:

Templates for preparing submissions can be found here:



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

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):


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,, 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.


NASA Research Announcement – Physical Sciences Informatics

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

NASA Research Announcement: Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System Appendix D Released

NASA has released the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled “Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix D,” which solicits ground-based research proposals to generate new scientific insights by utilizing experimental data residing in NASA’s Physical Sciences Informatics (PSI) system ( This online database provides investigators access to the raw and processed experimental data from physical science reduced-gravity flight experiments conducted on the International Space Station, Space Shuttle flights, and Free-flyers, or from related ground-based studies.

The current call for proposals solicits proposals in the five research areas – Combustion Science, Complex Fluids, Fluid Physics, Fundamental Physics and Materials Science – for which eligible experimental data will be available in the PSI by the proposal due date of December 15, 2017. At the time of the release of PSI NRA Appendix D, 50 investigations are eligible for this NRA. Anticipated award amounts, eligibility requirements, and further instructions for both types of investigators are provided in the solicitation document, which is available at

Notices of Intent for Appendix D are due on October 31, 2017, and they must be submitted electronically via NSPIRES ( Proposals are due on December 15, 2017, and they must be submitted electronically by an authorized official of the proposing organization using either NSPIRES ( or (

NASA plans to conduct a proposers’ conference via WebEx on October 17, 2017. Prospective proposers are advised to monitor the solicitation webpage for further information on the conference, including instructions on how to submit your questions about the PSI or the NRA.


Researchers Find New Way to Manipulate Magnetism

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

In a pioneering effort to control, measure and understand magnetism at the atomic level, researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have discovered a new method for manipulating the nanoscale properties of magnetic materials. The ability to control these properties has potential applications in creating and improving the magnetic memory in consumer electronic devices and developing a sensitive detector for magnetic nanoparticles. The discovery focuses on a quantum-mechanical property known as spin, which endows electrons with a tiny magnetic field. Electron spin can point in either of two directions, “up” or “down,” as does the accompanying magnetic field. Over the years, scientists have become adept at flipping the direction of spin, and therefore, the direction of the magnetic field. But the new finding has a novel twist.


August 31, 2017 – Photon-triggered nanowire transistors are reported in Nature Nanotechnology

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Kim et al., recently reported on photon-triggered nanowire (NW) transistors, a new step toward optical computing. These devices consist of crystalline silicon (CSi) NWs that include (PSi) segments in the middle and electrical contacts at both ends of the NW. The PSi acts as a reservoir and supplies carriers to the CSi channel when is exposed to light. It allows for an on/off ratio as high as 8×106. Based on this method authors also demonstrated photon-triggered logic gates and a sub-micron resolution photodetector system.

To read more:
(Contents prepared by Dr. Noelia Vico Trivino and posted by Jr-Hau (JH) He)


August 31, 2017 – Nanophotonic Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) transducers enable chemical composition and thermal conductivity measurements at the nanoscale

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

A near-field cavity optomechanics readout concept has been integrated with picogram-scale probes to realize fully functional AFM detection. This allows achieving high temporal resolution (<10 ns) and picometer vertical displacement uncertainty simultaneously, breaking the trade-off between AFM measurement precision and ability to capture transient events.

Adapted with permission from Nano Lett., Article ASAP, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02404. Copyright © 2017 American Chemical Society.

To read more:
(Contents prepared by Dr. Noelia Vico Trivino and posted by Jr-Hau (JH) He)