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IEEE-NTC Fall School 2018 on “Nanotechnology for Energy”

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Announcing IEEE-NTC Fall School 2018 on “Nanotechnology for Energy”

When: October 13 and 14, 2018 (prior to IEEE-NMDC 2018)
Location: Engineering Lecture Theater at Portland State University,
Room EB-102, Engineering Building, 1930 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR
Fees: IEEE Student Member rate: $25 (Pre-registration) + $40 (On-Site)
Non-IEEE student rate: $35 (Pre-registration) + $50(On-Site)
Registration includes Breakfast and Lunch and lecture materials.


About the School:

This school provides an overview of next-generation nanotechnology solutions / tools for diverse energy applications, and is structured for a target audience of students at the senior-undergraduate and graduate levels. The content will be delivered through 7 synergistic tutorials that focus on the following thematic topics: (i) nanomaterials for energy and sustainability, (ii) nanotechnology for photovoltaics and storage (batteries), and (iii) atomic-to-nanoscale computational modeling / experimental characterization tools for energy nanosystems.


Co-sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (IEEE-NTC) and the
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Portland State University


Technical Program – Day 1
10/13/2018 (Saturday)

Date Tutorial Topic / Activity
7:30 – 8:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:30 – 10:20 Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials

Prof. Arun Subramanian

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

10:30 – 12:20 Sustainable Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

Prof. Clara Santato

Polytechnique Montreal, Canada

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:20 Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics

Prof. Stephen Goodnick

Arizona State University, USA

15:30 – 17:20 Nanodielectrics and Nanocomposites

Dr. Michel Frechette

École de technologie supérieure (ETS), Montréal, Canada


Technical Program – Day 2
10/14/2018 (Sunday)

Date Tutorial Topic / Activity
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 – 10:20 Nanotechnology for Energy Storage

Prof. Yonhua Tzeng

National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

10:30 – 12:20 Imaging and Characterization of Energy Nanosystems

Prof. Reza Shahbazian-Yassar

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:20 Computational Modeling of Energy Nanomaterials

Dr. Arun Kumar Mannodi-Kannakkithodi

Argonne National Laboratory, USA


T-NANO Best Paper of the Year 2017 Award

Monday, August 13th, 2018

At the beginning of each year, T-NANO selects a paper that appeared in the Transactions during the previous calendar year for its Best Paper Award. Candidate papers are nominated by members of the Editorial Board. Evaluation is done by members of the Senior Editors Panel, with criteria including technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, clarity of presentation, and practical significance for applications.

The winner of the 2017 TNANO Best Paper Award is

Negative Capacitance for Boosting Tunnel FET performance

by Masaharu Kobayashi; Kyungmin Jang; Nozomu Ueyama; and Toshiro Hiramoto, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

To read the paper go to

Profs. Toshiro Hiramoto and Masaharu Kobayashi of The University of Tokyo accepting the TNANO 2017 Best Paper Award from NTC President Tzeng (right) at IEEE-NANO 2018 banquet.


IEEE Nanotechnology Council Elects 2019 Officers

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Cork, Ireland (23 July 2018) – The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) elected new officers at its Annual Meeting held July 23 in Cork, Ireland in conjunction with its 2018 International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO).

Representatives of the twenty-two IEEE Societies who are Council members gather annually to conduct Council business and elect officers. This year four positions were up for election: President-elect for 2019 (President in 2020-21), VP for Conferences and VP for Finances (2019-20), and a new position, VP for Education for 2018-19.

James (Jim) Morris, Professor Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Portland State University (Portland, Oregon, USA) was elected President-elect for 2019. Lixin Dong, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University (USA) was elected VP for Conferences 2019-20. Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske, Professor of ECE and Director of VLSI & Emerging Technology DA Laboratory at Portland State University was elected Vice-president for Finances 2019-20. Arunkumar Subramanian, Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC, USA) was elected VP for Education for 2018-19.  All positions, except VP for Education which is effective immediately, are effective as of January 1, 2019.


Jim Morris has being doing nanotechnology since before the term was invented. His M.Sc. research at the University of Auckland dealt with tunnel diode circuits and modeling, and his Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Saskatchewan with nanoparticle thin films. Since then, he has branched out into sensors and embedded systems for automotive engine control at Victoria University of Wellington and the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and developed a long-term interest in electronics packaging at Binghamton University, especially in electrically conductive adhesives. He is currently a Professor Emeritus at Portland State University, where these interests have merged in nanopackaging, and teaches two months/year in China. He has (co-)edited or co-authored eight books on electronics packaging and nanotechnology, including the second edition of “Nanopackaging.” two having been translated into Chinese. Jim has held visiting positions at several international universities, including the Helsinki University of Technology as a Nokia-Fulbright Fellow.  He has served the Nanotechnology Council as Vice-President for Finances (2015-2018),  Vice-President for Conferences (2013-2014), Awards Chair (2010-2012), Nanopackaging TC chair/co-chair (2008-2014) and Nanotechnology Magazine nanopackaging column editor (2011-2016 ).


VP Conferences

Lixin Dong is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Xi’an University of Technology (XUT) in 1989 and 1992, respectively. He became a Research Associate in 1992, a Lecturer in 1995, and an Associate Professor in 1998 at XUT. He received his Ph.D. degree in Micro Systems Engineering from Nagoya University in 2003, and became Assistant Professor at Nagoya University in 2003. In 2004 he joined Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich as a Research Scientist, and had been a Senior Research Scientist there from 2005 to 2008, where he led the NanoRobotics Group in the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems. His main research interests include nanorobotics, nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), and other nanosystems. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2011 and the 2008 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence. He has served the Nanotechnology Council (NTC) as Administrative Committee (AdCom) Representative of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (2012-18); IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Representative on IEEE Trans. on Nanotechnology, Publication Activities Board (PAB) (2012-); Chair, NTC Technical Committee on Nano Energy, Environment, and Safety (NEES) (2009-); Program Chair, The 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2017); Program Co-Chair, The 16th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2016); Program Chair, The 13th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2013); General Co-Chair, Pre-Conf. Workshop Co-Chair, 2011 International Conference on Manipulation, Measurement and Manufacturing on the Nanoscale (3M-NANO); Program Chair, IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (IEEE NMDC 2010); Editorial board of IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology as a Senior Editor (2015-17) and an Associate Editor (2007-14).


VP Finances

Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske is Professor of ECE and Director of VLSI & Emerging Technology DA Laboratory at Portland State University, where she was ECE Department chair from 2004 to 2010. Previously, she was with the Technical University of Warsaw and the Research and Production Center of Semiconductor Devices. She holds a Ph.D degree in EE from Auburn University. Her research interests include CAD for VLSI and 3DICs, nanotechnology and nano/bio systems, and design for emerging and renewable technologies. She has presented tutorial, keynote, and invited talks at international conferences, published 150+ technical papers, and serves as panelist/reviewer for the National Science Foundation, National Research Council Canada, and international journals and conferences. Her research has been supported by NSF and industry. She received the 1990 Best Paper Award from Alabama Section of IEEE and IEEE CEDA 2008 Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided-Design. She has served the Nanotechnology Council (NTC) as Nanotechnology Council VP for Technical Activities, 2016-2017; Administrative Committee (AdCom) Representative of Circuits and Systems Society 2013-14, and 2018; NTC Nanoelectronics Technical Committee, Chair 2016-17, co-Chair, 2017-present; NTC Distinguished Lecturer Committee, Chair 2016-2017; Technical Program Chair IEEE-NMDC 2016; Technical Program co-Chair and Award Committee Chair, IEEE-NANO 2017.


VP Education

Arunkumar Subramanian is currently an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His research interests are in the areas of nanomaterials and devices for energy and manufacturing applications. He received his doctoral degree in robotics from ETH Zurich and has held a post-doctoral appointment at the Sandia Labs in Albuquerque. He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Minnesota and at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (India), and has previously worked at the Honeywell R&D Labs. Prior to moving to UIC, Arun was an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER award. His research has appeared in journals such as Science, ACS Nano, Nano Today, Nanoscale, and IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, among others, and has also resulted in multiple US patents. He has served the Nanotechnology Council as Chair, Education Committee  (since 2017); Associate Editor, 13th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2013); and Publicity Chair, 10th IEEE Nanomaterials and Devices Conference (NMDC 2010).




Call for Papers – Special Issue – IEEE xCDC Journal

Saturday, August 11th, 2018


IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits

Special Issue on Nonvolatile Memory for Efficient Implementation of Neural/Neuromorphic Computing

Guest Editor: Shimeng Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology,

Editor-in-Chief: Ian Young, Intel,

This special issue of the IEEE Journal on Exploratory Computational Devices and Circuits (JXCDC) aims to call for the recent research progress of the NVM based neuromorphic computing from device-level, array-level up to system-level. The interaction and co-optimization between materials/device engineering and circuit/architecture is solictated.

Download complete CFP here

Topics of Interests

Prospective authors are invited to submit original works and/or extended works based on conference presentations on the topics from a wide range of NVM based neuromorphic computing. Here the NVM devices include but not limit to the following: PCM, RRAM/CBRAM, STT-MRAM (or other spintronic memory), ferroelectric based memory including FeFET or Ferroelectric Tunnel Junction (FTJ), floating-gate or charge-trap transistor, NOR and NAND Flash, etc. The following topics are solicited:


Call for Papers IEEE-NEMS 2019

Friday, August 10th, 2018

Call for Papers IEEE-NEMS 2019 (download CFP)

The 14th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems
Dates: Bangkok, Thailand, 11-14 April 2019
Location: Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park

The IEEE-NEMS is a premier conference series sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council focusing on the promotion and dissemination of advanced research results related to MEMS, nanotechnology, and molecular technology. Prior conferences were held in Singapore (2018), Los Angeles (USA, 2017), Matsushima Bay (Japan, 2016), Xi’an (China, 2015), Hawaii (USA, 2014), Suzhou (China, 2013), Kyoto (Japan, 2012), Kaohsiung (Taiwan, 2011), Xiamen (China, 2010), Shenzhen (China, 2009), Hainan Island (China, 2008), Bangkok (Thailand, 2007), and Zhuhai (China, 2006). The IEEE-NEMS Conference typically attracts about 450 attendees with participants from more than 20 countries and regions worldwide.

Key Info:

  • The conference is now accepting Invited Session proposals. Please send Invited Session proposals to Prof. Cecil Chen (
  • The conference has already confirmed 5 Plenary and 9 Keynote Speakers and over 30 Special Invited Speakers (spanning over 6 special invited sessions of advanced topics related to micro/nano scale fluidics, sensors, and actuators) for the conference..
  • A Special Issue based on author contributions to the conference will appear in the IEEE Trans. and Nanotechnology.


IEEE NANOMED 2018 Late News Paper Submission

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

IEEE NANOMED 2018 late news paper submission is now opened. 

The 12th IEEE Int. Conf. on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering (IEEE-NANOMED 2018) is now calling for submission of your latest research results for possible dissemination in the conference.  You may now submit your 2 pages abstract or 4-6 pages of Full Paper(s) to the conference submission page:

The submission deadline for late-news articles is Sept 15th, 2018.

IEEE NANOMED is one of the premier annual events organized by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council to bring together physicians, scientists and engineers in the area of Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering. The conference provides a unique forum for highlighting the latest research results in molecular engineering, microfluidics, nanotechnology, system integration, fundamental biology, and translational medicine.

Visit the NANOMED website for more information at

IEEE NMDC 2018 Late Breaking News Submission Announcement

Monday, August 6th, 2018

High-quality Late Breaking News submission is now open for IEEE NMDC 2018. Authors should submit 2-page extended abstracts for review. The paper template can be found here.  Please note, due to time  constraints, the extended abstract will be published as submitted, after review. Accepted extended abstracts will be included in the IEEE NMDC 2018 Proceedings and in IEEE Xplore but will not be indexed, to allow for subsequent submission of a full paper to a journal such as IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology.

For more details, please visit ​the website.

To submit your Late Breaking News extended abstract please visit

Key Dates:
Late Breaking News paper submission deadline:          August 12
Acceptance Notification:                                            August 24
Deadline for Early registration:                                  August 31

Early Registration Open for NMDC 2018

Monday, August 6th, 2018

Early registration is now open for the 13th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference
(IEEE NMDC 2018).

The deadline for early registration for IEEE NMDC 2018 is Aug. 31st, 2018. (See After August 31 registration will still be available but at an increased rate.

Plenary speakers:

  • Jesus del Alamo, Director of the Microsystems
    Technology Laboratories, Donner Professor and Professor of Electrical
    Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kaustav Banerjee, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nanoelectronics Research Lab, UC Santa Barbara
  • Nader Engheta, 2018 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Pioneer Award Winner, H.
    Nedwill Ramsey Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering and
    Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tony F. Heinz, Professor of Applied Physics and Photon Science at Stanford University,
    Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Sciences at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Joseph M. Luther, Senior Scientist,  National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO
  • Ian A. Young, Intel Senior Fellow, Technology and Manufacturing Group, Director, Exploratory Integrated Circuits, Intel Corporation

See details on the plenary speaker talks here.


2018 Impact Factor of IEEE-TNANO

Sunday, July 8th, 2018

The 2018 Impact Factor of IEEE TNANO has increased to 2.857 from 2.48 in 2017, which is a one-year increase of nearly 20%.

The IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology publishes novel and important results in engineering at the nanoscale. The scope of TNANO includes the physical basis and engineering applications of phenomena at the nanoscale level across all areas of science and engineering. TNANO publishes Regular Papers and Correspondence Items. It focuses on nanoscale devices, systems, materials and applications, and on their underlying science. The “Letters” in TNANO publishes a collection of peer-reviewed short reports of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics.

EiC: Fabrizio Lombardi

IEEE NANOMED 2018 Call for Papers

Thursday, June 14th, 2018


Abstract deadline July 1, 2018

Download CFP PDF

The IEEE NANOMED 2018 invites abstract oral presentation or poster presentation submissions for the 12th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering.  IEEE NANOMED 2018 will be held at the Sheraton Waikiki, Waikiki Beach, HI, USA from Dec 2-5, 2018. The conference provides a unique forum for highlighting the latest research results in molecular engineering, microfluidics, nanotechnology, system integration, fundamental biology, and translational medicine.  Topics include but not limited to:

The deadline for abstract submissions is July 1, 2018.  Authors may choose to submit a 4 to 6 page full paper (in IEEE conference paper format) the IEEE Xplore database. IEEENANOMED full papers published in the Xplore database are EI indexed. (  Selected papers in the conference will be invited to publish in special issues in SCI-indexed journals. Details will be announced in the conference website.

Pak Kin Wong, PhD
Fellow of RSC, SLAS and AIMBE
Professor of Biomedical Eng., Mechanical Eng. and Surgery
Director, BME MS Program
The Pennsylvania State University
General Chair, IEEE NANOMED 2018