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NTC Young Professionals Update

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Since its establishment one year ago, the NTC Young Professionals (NTC YP) Committee expanded from one person to five highly motivated and active individuals. The committee members support their respective IEEE Regions: R7 (Canada), R8 (Europe, Middle East, Africa), R9 (Central and South Americas), R10 (Asia).

Four Regional NTC YP LinkedIn pages have been established and are timely updated. The regional coordinators established cooperation with the regional NTC conference organizers in order to support and ensure presence of young professionals. The following conferences have committed to work with the NTC YP team: NMDC21, NAP21.

Up to date, NTC YP have organized five nanotechnology webinars that gathered more than 300 participants. Another three webinars are scheduled. In March, during the first NTC YP Committee meeting, the plans and strategy for the activities and expansion have been discussed and are currently implemented. In addition to online presence, webinars, and conferences, the committee focuses on expansion to the USA IEEE Regions (1-6) and cooperation with NTC Chapters and YP Affinity Groups worldwide.

NTC YP LinkedIn Groups

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Call for Participation: IEEE NTC Standards Committee

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Join the IEEE NTC Standards Committee and Make Your Mark

Whether you are new to the nanotechnology field, or are a professional considering a change and want to find out more about nanotechnology, we invite you to join the IEEE Standards Association IEEE NTC Standards Committee in making a meaningful impact on your industry and organization.

The scope of the Nanotechnology Council Standards Committee (NTC/SC) is to provide a focal point for cooperative activities, both internally and externally, including the promotion, consolidation, and coordination of nanotechnology activities among IEEE entities in the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering and industrial applications.

Our goal is to have the IEEE NTC Standards Committee provide a platform for our members to push for innovation in nanotechnology globally, access industry-driven guidance to governance bodies, and eventually shape a more unified culture of nanoscale production for years to come.

  • Join IEEE-NANO, the annual IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, to be held virtually from 28-31 July 2021. The conference will cover key topics in nanoscience and nanotechnology, including:
      • Developing new nanomaterials or controlling matter at the nanometer-length scale
      • Studying the fundamental physical, chemical, or biological properties of nanomaterials and nanostructures
      • Manipulating and optimizing nanomaterials and nanostructures to create new nanosensors, nanoactuators, and nanoelectronic/nanophotonic devices
  • Become a member: As a member, you will have the unique opportunity to help develop standards, collaborate with various IEEE entities on nanotechnology activities, and network and grow your career.
      • If you are interested in participating in the committee, please contact me as the Nanotechnology Council Standards Committee Chair at, or the IEEE SA Program Manager, Vanessa Lalitte, at

This is an exciting time to be involved in the development of nanotechnology standards, and the IEEE NTC Standards Committee welcomes you to join and grow with our community of innovators.


IEEE NAP-2021 International Conference: First Call for Papers/Abstracts

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

IEEE NAP Conference:
The IEEE International Conference on “Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties” (NAP-2021) will be held as a “physical” meeting on Sept. 5-11, 2021 in hotel GAGARINN, Odesa, Ukraine. For last four years NAP conference was co-organized by Sumy State University and the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. The #NAP2021 is endorsed and supported by the International Union for Pure and Applied Physics, and the IEEE Magnetics Society. This is an annual conference, and 200+ international attendees are expected.

First Call for Abstracts/Papers:
We are pleased to announce the commencement of the submission of abstracts for Oral and Poster presentations at the IEEE NAP-2021 Conference. The Call for Papers is now available. The abstract submission deadline is May 17, 2021. Register on our website and submit yours today!

Covered Topics:
The NAP-2021 Conference continues our tradition of bringing together materials science and engineering experts, emphasizing nanomaterials-related topics:
– Nanomaterials Synthesis & Self-assembly
– Thin Films & Coatings
– Nanoscale Imaging & Characterization
– Nanophotonics
– Transport Properties in Nanoscale Systems
– Nanomagnetism & Magnetic Materials
– Superconductivity in Nanoscale Systems
– Nanodevices & Sensors
– Nanomaterials for Energy & Environment
– Biomedical Applications
– Theory, Modeling & Interdisciplinary Topics


Presidential Appointments in 2021

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

At is November 6th meeting, the Nanotechnology Council ratified the following Presidential appointments. Please join us in welcoming them to our 2021 roster!

Standards Committee Chair
Tyler L. Jaynes
Albany Medical College


Tyler Jaynes is a consultant, specializing in medical and bioethics. He has degrees from Utah Valley University, and working on Masters from Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College. His research interests are in bioethics, medical ethics, and technology ethics; international jurisprudence in medical & technologic regulation and nanotechnology application & development. He is a member of IEEE and Chair, IEEE Nanotechnology Council Standards Committee (NTCSC) and Secretary, IEEE P2863™ – Recommended Practice for Organizational Governance of Artificial Intelligence – Standard Development Group

Industrial Advisory Committee Chair
Valentine Novosad
Argonne National Laboratory

Valentine Novosad is a Senior Scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. He completed his Ph.D. studies on magneto-optics at the Institute for Low Temperature Physics & Engineering (Ukraine), and Laboratoire de Magnétisme Louis Néel (France) in 1998. During 1998–2001 he was a postdoctoral researcher at Tohoku University (Japan) where he studied geometric confinement effects in nanomagnets. He joined Argonne’s Materials Science Division in 2001.

Novosad’s current research is focused on the fundamental and applied studies of magnetic and superconducting thin films and patterned heterostructures.  He co-authored four US patents, 230+ research papers (h-index: 41). Fellow of American Physical Society and co-recipient of the University of Chicago’s Award & Medal for Distinguished Performance at Argonne National Laboratory.  Currently, Novosad,  IEEE Senior Member, serves as the IEEE Chicago Section Chair, the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and IEEE Magnetics Society AdCom member.

Regional Activities & Chapters Committee
Lan Fu
Australian National University

Lan Fu received her PhD degree from the Australia National University (ANU) in 2001 and is currently a Full Professor at the Research School of Physics, ANU. Prof. Lan Fu was the recipient of the IEEE Photonic Society Graduate Student Fellowship (2000), Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2002), ARF/QEII Fellowship (2005) and Future Fellowship (2012). Professor Fu is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE/Photonics and Electron Devices Societies and was the past chair of the Photonics Society, Electron Devices Society and Nanotechnology Council Chapters of the IEEE ACT section. She is also the current member of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee on Materials Science and Engineering, Secretary of the Executive Committee of Australian Materials Research Society (AMRS), and Australian Research Council College of Experts. Lan Fu’s main research interests include design, fabrication and integration of optoelectronic devices (LEDs, lasers, photodetectors and solar cells) based on low-dimensional III-V compound semiconductor structures including quantum wells, self-assembled quantum dots and nanowires grown by metal-organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD).

TryNano Editor-in-Chief
James Spicer
The John Hopkins University

James Spicer is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the chair of Materials Science and Engineering Program in the Engineering for Professionals Program and is a member of the Principal Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. His research focuses on laser-material interactions for advanced processing and materials characterization including ultrafast studies of nanoscale thermal and acoustic transport, polymer matrix nanocomposite processing and characterization, optical and ultrasonic characterization of additively manufactured materials, development of opto-thermal barrier coatings for space probes and characterization of high-energy laser materials. He is a member of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society and the IEEE Sensors Council. He is also a member of ASME, OSA, MRS and APS.


IEEE NTC YP India Activities

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Contributed by Santhosh Sivasubramani

As the representative of the IEEE NTC YP India, It’s my privilege to share the summary of the First edition of the IEEE NTC YP India webinar series. Two webinars have been conducted each in November 2020 and December 2020 hosting the eminent speakers in the broad domain of nanotechnology. There was active reception, registration and participation to this first step in India on behalf of Nanotechnology Council. The webinar details and the photographs are shared below.

The First webinar was organized on November 21, 2020 10:00 am in India. It hosted Prof. Brajesh Kumar Kaushik, Professor, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee 10 m and Dr. Mudrika Khandelwal, Associate professor, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad 10:30 am. Prof. Brajesh Kumar Kaushik, Regional Chapters Coordinator R10 India, the inaugural speaker of the webinar 1 has briefly discussed about the Nanotechnology Council and its details as part of his presentation.

Prof. Brajesh has briefly introduced the guests on Spintronics-Perspectives and Challenges “Conventional CMOS technology has reached to the brink of its scaling limits and poses significant challenges for the development of next generation high-speed ultra-low power costeffective memory and processing devices. These spintronics based novel computing approaches find applications in image processing and provides efficient solution to the complex computing problems. ”

Dr. Mudrika has briefly spoke about “Cellulose – the most common biopolymer – is commonly produced by various organisms such as plants, trees, algae, and bacteria. Bacterial cellulose in
particular is attractive owing to its purity, crystallinity, and being composed of a threedimensional network of cellulose nanofibres. However, the most important aspect is the possibility to tune cellulose properties during and post synthesis. We have successfully produced carbon nanofibrous anode by pyrolysis of bacterial cellulose for Lithium-ion batteries and modulated its properties to improve capacity, stability, and rate capability.”

The second webinar was organized on December 19, 2020 10:30 am in India. It hosted, Professor. Kamakoti Veezhinathan for his wonderful session on “Journey of indigenous SHAKTI Microprocessor”. 10.30 am and Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma for his wonderful session on “Candle Soot Nanocarbon for Energy Storage Applications”. 11 am. Prof. Kamakoti has briefly introduced the guests with the Open-source processor development initiative by the RISE group at IIT-Madras. The aim is to build an ecosystem of production grade processors, SoC’s and peripheral IP’s. Software Development Kits and IDE’s readily available to build applications on SHAKTI. Various drivers and sensor applications proven on SHAKTI based development boards.

Dr. Chandra Shekhar Sharma delivered a interested lecture on Candle soot. Carbon from candle soot is not only the most facile way to produce nanocarbon but is being explored for a large number of engineering applications including as an electrode for electric vehicles. He discussed briefly some of the latest results from the CARBON Lab, IIT Hyderabad in the talk. Candle soot. Carbon from candle soot is not only the most facile way to produce nanocarbon but is being explored for a large number of engineering applications including as an electrode for electric vehicles. I shall discuss briefly some of the latest results from our CARBON Lab in the talk.

This ends the summary of the activities from IEEE NTC YP India, we believe we will grow and expand our horizons to have many more fruitful opportunities and wide outreach on behalf of Nanotechnology Council.

We welcome all the IEEE Members of R10, India who are young professionals and members of Nanotechnology Council to kindly follow the page for further updates on webinars, technical
activities and networking opportunities.

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IEEE NTC YP Canada activities

Monday, January 25th, 2021

Contributed by José Alvim Berkenbrock

Since October, IEEE NTC YP activities have been developed closely with the membership of Region 7 (i.e., Canada). The local representative for Canada is José A. Berkenbrock (S’20), a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. In the last trimester of 2020, the activities of IEEE NTC YP Canada were focused on three goals. First was to create a presence on the internet (please, visit:; Establishing a connection with local chapters and affinity groups; and organizing webinars under the scope of the Nanotechnology Council.

The Nanotechnology community in Canada is very active. Many IEEE NTC conferences were recently hosted in Canada (e.g., IEEE NANO 2014 in Ottawa) and there is more to come (i.e., IEEE NANO 2021 in Montréal and IEEE NMDC 2021 in Vancouver). One of the goals of Mr. Berkenbrock is to connect with this dynamic community for supporting students and young professionals and strengthening the presence of the Council in the region. Seeking to achieve this goal, a webinar was co-hosted by IEEE North Saskatchewan Section on December 9th with the presence of speakers from across Canada. The theme of this inaugural webinar was “Perovskites for solar cells” with Dr. Saidaminov (University of Victoria, British Columbia) and Dr. Rosei (INRS, Québec) as speakers and Mr. Kahwagi from the Koleilat’s research group (Dalhousie University, New Brunswick) as the Moderator. Briefly, in numbers, the event of about one and a half hours had 80 people interested to attend, 60 subscribed and 24 attendees. Afterwards, all those registered received the link to access the recording and a survey about the event. The survey (5) showed the event attracted people from countries beyond the Americas (e.g., Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, and Portugal) and exceeded people’s expectations. The next webinar is expected to happen in late January with the theme “Microdevices and the Pandemics” (Please, follow our page on LinkedIn for more info).

Another action expected for next year is the formation of the first IEEE NTC Student Chapter in Western Canada. Currently, the Montrealer Chapter (and Student Chapter) are the only outposts of IEEE NTC up here in the North. Mr. Berkenbrock has engaged in different activities looking for attracting students interested in joining what can be the first chapter in Western Canada. The first virtual meeting happened on December 21st and the work for establishing the chapter has left the shores. We look forward to launching this chapter in the middle of the Canadian prairies. The University of Saskatchewan is in Saskatoon – SK (in the Treaty 6 Territory and Homeland of the Métis).

IEEE-NANO 2021 – Call for Papers

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

VIRTUAL July 28th–30th, 2021 from Montreal


Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: 15-March-21

CALL for PAPERS (download PDF)

Nanotechnology researchers will gather to exchange information across disciplines at the 21st IEEE International Conference in Nanotechnology, the flagship conference of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. We hope you will join us at IEEE-NANO 2021, to be held virtually on July 28th–30th, 2021 from Montreal.

We are delighted to share with you our confirmed distinguished plenary speakers:

Following the tradition of the NANO conferences, participants have the opportunity to publish their research in IEEE Xplore® and IEEE Transactions in Nanotechnology.


IEEE NMDC 2021 – Call for Papers

Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

October 17th to 20th, 2021, Vancouver, BC, Canada 


CALL for PAPERS (download PDF)

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is pleased announce the 16th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (IEEE NMDC 2021) which will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada from October 17th to 20th, 2021. IEEE NMDC 2021 will be hosted at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel located in the center of Vancouver, and will be co-located with the IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (IEEE CEIDP) sponsored by the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS). The two conferences will hold joint sessions to highlight important work being pursued at the nexus of their respective disciplines.

IEEE NMDC is a well-received international conference that has been held annually rotating in different parts of the world; in 2019 it was in Stockholm, Sweden and met virtually in 2020. For 2021, updates related to COVID-19 including state requirements will be announced on the conference website. IEEE NMDC aims to highlight current work and future directions in nanotechnology-related research by bringing together key researchers froma diversity of disciplines.

IEEE NMDC 2021 will feature innovative research results on topics including, but not limited to:


2021 NTC Award Winners Announced

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

Hearty congratulations to the following 2021 NTC Award Winners! Stay tuned for further details about the Awards Ceremony.

Pioneer Award
The Pioneer Award recognizes individuals who have had a significant impact on the field of nanotechnology by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering.

  • Professor Jean-Pierre Leburton
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    “For pioneering contribution to the theory and simulation of semiconductor nanostructures and low dimensional nanoscale devices.”

Early Career Awards
The Early Career Award recognizes individuals who have made contributions with a major impact on the field of nanotechnology.

  • Professor Max Shulaker
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    “For his pioneering work in carbon nanotubes and the broad area of nano-systems, including nanofabrication technologies, nanodevices, circuits, and architectures.”
  • Dr. Myeong-Lok Seol
    NASA Ames Research Center
    “For innovative contributions to the development of triboelectric power generation and printed supercapacitors for space missions.”

Distinguished Service Award
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual who has performed outstanding service for the benefit and advancement of the Nanotechnology Council.

  • Professor John Yeow
    University of Waterloo
    “For distinguished service, including accomplishments as an Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine and other service achievements.”

To view the full detailed listing of each award please visit the Awards page on our website. Nominations are due on 1 October of each year. Nominators should utilize the forms associated with each award description found here. For further information, please contact the Awards Committee Chair.


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.