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WEBINAR: Magnetic Particle Hyperthermia – Region 8 IEEE NTC YP

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

Webinar has been scheduled for February 16 by the Region 8 Young Professional (YP) of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC).

Topic:Magnetic Particle Hyperthermia: A versatile platform in modern Biomedicine

with Prof. Makis Angelakeris, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Date: Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 11:00 AM (GMT+2) (3AM PST, 6AM ET)



Magnetic Particle Hyperthermia is worldwide accepted as one of the least invasive cancer treatments.

The idea behind this modality is the interaction between magnetic entities, namely nanostructures with an externally applied magnetic field. Nanostructures are dictated to orient according to field direction. Thus, a bi-directional magnetization reversal occurs as alternating field oscillates, typically with a kHz frequency. Magnetization reversal in nanostructures produces energy losses (heat) in the surroundings.

Such heat, if adequately driven and selectively delivered to malignant regions may initiate specific cellular pathways concluding to apoptosis or even necrosis. To augment the field-nanostructure interaction and deliver the maximum possible heat, one has to seek for the best combination of magnetic nanomaterials and magnetic fields.

First, different features of nanomaterials such as structure, size, morphology to promote enhanced magnetic heating and second which magnetic field parameters may be fine-tuned to further optimize magnetic heating efficiency will be discussed.

Second, I will discuss current constraints of magnetic particle hyperthermia such as selectivity and regionality and propose alternative ways to confront them.

To conclude, case studies of Magnetic Particle Hyperthermia applicability schemes and how magnetic particle hyperthermia may play a role as a versatile multifunctional platform in modern biomedicine where heat excess may be the trigger for drug delivery or cell regeneration will be shown.



2022 Fellows Evaluation Committee

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

2022 Nanotechnology Council Fellow Committee


Gwo-Bin (Vincent) Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan


Alexander Balandin, UC Riverside, USA
Steve Goodnick, ASU, USA
Mona Jarrahi, UCLA, USA
Gerhard Klimeck,  Perdue University, USA
Maria Sabrina Sarto, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Harkhoe Tan, Australian National University


Updated Governing Documents

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council has updated its Constitution and Bylaws effective for 2022.

There are two major changes to the Officers and AdCom membership.

Vice-president-elects have been added to the Officers.
Instead of electing the vice-presidents, the AdCom will now elect vice-president-elects who serve a year as a non-voting member of the Council Excom and AdCom before taking office as a Vice-president. This change is designed to allow the incoming vice-president to have a year of transition and training in their duties. The election of vice-president-elects thus takes place a year earlier than the former election of vice-presidents.

Elected Members-at-large have been added to the AdCom.
Up to three Members-at-Large are to be elected by the AdCom at its Annual Meeting from a slate of candidates in even years and up to three are elected in odd years. The term of the Member-at-Large is two years and the term limit for Member-at-Large is four consecutive years. The duties of Members-at-Large are to provide the Council with independent insights and positions that are in support of the global nanotechnology community, especially those involved in independent research, development and commercialization, to represent the Council positions and statements as needed to these global constituencies and to complete the specific tasks identified in their candidacy documents.

Three new standing committees were added:

  • Fellows Search Committee: This committee to identify potential NTC Fellow candidates and to assist with the nomination process when in the Committee’s judgment they meet the IEEE Fellow criteria. The Committee is independent of and does not communicate with the Fellows Evaluation Committee.
  • Women in Nanotechnology (WIN) Committee: The Committee organizes regional and conference activities to engage female engineering professionals in accordance with WIE principles and guidelines and to introduce them to the NTC community in the promotion of the NTC mission.
  • Young Professionals (YP) Committee: The Committee organizes regional and conference activities to engage early career professionals and to introduce them to the NTC community in the promotion of the NTC mission.

Further details can be found in the Council’s revised Constitution and Bylaws.


IEEEANO 2022 Call for Special Sessions

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Download Proposal (PDF)

The IEEE NANO 2022 Organizing Committee invites proposals for Special Sessions to be held during the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2022), which will be held from the 4th to the 8th of July 2022 at the Auditorium of Palma de Mallorca, which is the capital of the Balearic Islands in Spain.

Special sessions complement the regular technical program by highlighting new and emerging research topics, or innovative applications of established theoretical approaches. The topic of a special session proposal should be timely and compelling.

While we welcome special sessions in all areas of Nanotechnology, priority will be granted to proposals focusing on aspects inherent to the research topics of interest to the IEEE-NANO scientific community. High consideration will be given to proposals for the discussion of particularly-relevant open problems, which currently limit the scope of the respective applications.

The participation of speakers from the industry in a special session is encouraged, and will be positively evaluated during the assessment of the respective proposal.

Please note that each paper, intended for a special session, will be subject to the same peer-review process as any regular paper.

Special Session Proposals

Please submit proposals (maximum 3 pages) in PDF format via e-mail to the Special Session Chair before February 20th 2022. A proposal should include the following information:


First Meeting of the NTC Technical Committee on Emerging Plasma Nanotechnologies

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

It is a pleasure to announce the first meeting of the newborn Technical Committee on Emerging Plasma Nanotechnologies of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. This first edition, planned for February, 9th, 2022, will start at 5:00pm CET, Paris time zone, (which will be 8:00am PST, 11:00am EST, 1:00am(+1day) JST). It will be virtual with a very exiting program with speakers either from academia and industry. This time we have a special focus on advanced device development/plasma processes including AI/ML/big data. The list of the speaker is the following:

5:00 – 5:45 pm (CET)
Prof. Seiji Samukawa, Tohoku University, Japan
Introduction of IEEE Nanotechnology Council and Emerging Plasma Nanotechnologies Technical Committee
Plasma Nanotechnology Introduction/Background

5:45 – 6:20 pm (CET)
Prof. Masaru Hori, Nagoya University, Japan
Internal parameter analysis by random forest model in PECVD of amorphous carbon films

6:20 – 6:55 pm (CET)
Dr. Thorsten Lill, Lam Research, USA
Plasma technologies for etching of 3D integrated memories

6:55 – 7:30 pm (CET)
Dr. Alok Ranjan & Dr. Shyam Sridhar, Tokyo Electron America, Inc., USA
Emerging plasma technologies enabling logic and memory scaling roadmaps

Dr. Peter Ventzek
Prof. Uros Cvelbar
Dr. Kremena Makasheva

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    OJ-NANO Special Issue on “IEEE-NANOMED 2021: Nano/Molecular Medicine & Engineering”

    Saturday, November 20th, 2021


    IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO)
    Special Issue on
    “IEEE-NANOMED 2021: Nano/Molecular Medicine & Engineering”

    IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO), a new gold fully open access journal launched in 2020 by IEEE Nanotechnology Council, publishes research advancing the theory, design and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering and industrial applications. The journal has an independent editorial board, established peer-review process, is targeting a ten-week rapid publishing schedule and is fully compliant with funder mandates, including Plan S. Your work will be exposed to 5 million unique monthly users of the IEEE Xplore®Digital Library. IEEE OJ-NANO is now indexed in the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) by Clarivate Analytics, as well as accepted for inclusion in Scopus®, meaning that articles are discoverable in Web of Science and Elsevier’s abstract & citation database! This development indicates increased visibility and profile for both the journal and its published articles, demonstrating IEEE OJ-NANO is a reliable and high-quality source of information in the field of nanotechnology. Furthermore, ESCITM indexing is a necessary precursor to a journal being accepted in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)TM with an Impact Factor. IEEE OJ-NANO is now under consideration for SCIE.

    IEEE OJ-NANO will devote a special issue/section on “IEEE-NANOMED 2021: Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering” to a collection of papers highlighting research and technology development in the field of nanobiotechnology, molecular engineering, micro/nano-fluidics, micro/nano-system integration, nano-biology and nanomedicine. IEEE Nanotechnology Council sponsors the 15th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine & Engineering (IEEE-NANOMED 2021) held on 15-18 November 2021 to foster interaction between physicians, scientists and engineers in these emerging areas.

    NOTE: IEEE OJ-NANO will waive 25% of the APC (Article Publishing Charge) for papers accepted for publication in the NANOMED 2021 special issue!

    Areas of interest include but are not limited to:


    Nanotechnology Marathon

    Thursday, November 18th, 2021

    Under the patronage of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council President, Professor James Morris, the NTC Young Professionals team is organizing the first IEEE Nanotechnology Marathon. Throughout a 24-hour period, distinguished lecturers, nanotechnology experts, and influential scientists will give presentations regarding their field of expertise. The marathon will take place on the 24th of November 2021. Thanks to the speakers’ geographic distribution, an agenda with versatile topics, and sessions offered around-the-clock, audiences from around the world will have the opportunity to gain new knowledge and learn from renowned experts in the nanotechnology field.

    Check out the marathon’s lineup of distinguished speakers and add the sessions to your calendar by simply clicking the iCal link.

    Distinguished speakers detailed information and abstracts – PDF version


    Call for Applications – NTC Chapter’s Innovation Grant

    Tuesday, November 16th, 2021

    The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) Chapters & Regional Activities Committee is calling for applications from NTC Chapters (student chapters included) for NTC Chapter’s Innovation Grant. The purpose is to support regional NTC Chapters to propose new innovative activities to be carried out in 2022 and beyond. Up to USD$2500 can be applied from each eligible chapter. Deadline for applications 25-Nov-21.

    1. Eligibility

    All active NTC Chapters formed in and before 2018.

    1. The Application Pack should
    • include a list of the activities carried out in 2020 and 2021 (that have been reported in vTools).
    • include a brief proposal (up to 2 pages) on the proposed activities, with a clear description on the activity, action plan (such as for activity promotion), and main benefits (to IEEE NTC members and wide community).
    • show relation (up to 1 page) to the topics of the current NTC Technical Committees and the NTC Distinguished Lecturers (DL) program.
    • provide a budget justification for each planned activity. Typical funding is USD $1000. In special well-documented cases, funding can be increased but no more than USD $2500.
    • provide the bank details of its affiliated IEEE Section by filling in the attached bank information form (note that there are two forms attached, one for Chapters in India only, and one for all other Chapters).
    • be sent by email to: Prof. Lan Fu: by Nov. 25, 2021.
    1. The selection committee
    • Kremena Makasheva (Chair, NTC VP for Technical Activities)
    • Vasuda   Bhatia (R1-7 Coordinator)
    • Attila Bonyar (R8 Coordinator)
    • Camilo Tellez Villamizar (R9 Coordinator)
    • Brajesh Kumar Kaushik (R10 Coordinator)
    • Zhiming Wang (R10 Other, Coordinator)
    • Lan Fu (NTC Chapters – Chair)
    1. Announcement

    The successful applications will be announced during the 16th IEEE NMDC conference to be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada in Dec. 12-15, 2021.


    IEEE SFBA Nanotechnology Chapter Annual Fall Symposium – Nov 17

    Saturday, November 13th, 2021

    Nanotechnology to Combat COVID – Prevention, Detection, Therapy

    SF Bay Area Nanotechnology Council – 17th Annual Fall Symposium

    Date/Time: Wed Nov 17: 9am to 3pm PST
    Cost: Free, but registration is required.
    Register: Here
    Registered attendees will receive an email with a link for the Zoom meeting

    Nanotechnology is at the forefront of fighting COVID. Lipid nanoparticles are essential components of mRNA vaccines. Nanomaterials are enabling improved detection techniques, and novel therapies.

    At this symposium, leading academic and industrial researchers will present pathbreaking nanotechnology-based work focused on addressing the threat of COVID-19. Topics will include nanotechnology to manufacture COVID mRNA vaccines, create novel nanomaterial decoy therapies, enhance molecular detection of viruses, and simulate nanostructured COVID proteins.

    The event will provide opportunities for attendees to network and actively engage with the speakers.


    Vasuda Bhatia
    Chair 2021 IEEE SFBA Nanotechnology Chapter
    Regional Coordinator (1-7) IEEE Nanotechnology Council


    IEEE NANO 2022 First Announcement

    Thursday, November 11th, 2021

    Call for Papers
    23rd IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology
    July 4-8th July 2022
    PALMA de MALLORCA, Spain

    Download CFP Flyer (PDF)

    The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2022) will be held from 6th to 8th of July, 2022, at the Auditorium of Palma, the capital of Balearic Islands, Spain.

    IEEE-NANO is the flagship IEEE international conference on Nanotechnology, which has been a successful annual conference since 2001. Recent conferences were held virtually (2021 & 2020), Macau (2019), Cork (2018), Pittsburgh (2017), Sendai (2016), Rome (2015), and Toronto (2014).

    The conference scope spans both nanoscience and nanotechnology including: Developing new nanomaterials matter and nanometre length scale, Studying the fundamental physical, chemical or biological properties of these nanomaterials and nanostructures, Manipulating nanomaterials and nanostructures  to create nanosensors, nanoactuators and nanoelectronic/nanophotonic devices.

    Both contributions from both academic and industry-based researchers.
    Listed below the more specific topics that IEEE-NANO 2022 will focus on: