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Call for Proposals – IEEE NMDC 2024

Monday, August 9th, 2021

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for siting IEEE-NMDC 2024 Conference

[Deadline Extended!] Initial Proposal Deadline: 30 September 2021

The IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (IEEE-NMDC) aims to develop critical assessment of existing work and future directions in nanotechnology research from every sector in the nanotechnology research field, with a special focus on materials and devices. NMDC 2021 will be held in Vancouver, Canada, NMDC 2022 in Nanjing, China and NMDC 2023 in Paestum, Italy. Past locations of the NMDC have been in Asia (Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore), USA (California, Michigan, Hawaii, Alaska, Portland), and Europe (Sicily, France, Stockholm). NMDC typically runs between mid-September and mid-October, with the later dates preferred since IEEE NANO runs in late July.

We are now seeking proposals for IEEE-NMDC 2024 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 1-7 (North America) or Region 9 (South & Central America).

For conference history, visit

Initial Proposal deadline:
30 September 2021

Early indication of an intention to submit a proposal is strongly recommended. Candidates for NMDC 2024 will be expected to present a 5-10 minute “Proposal in Preparation” based on the initial proposal at the online NTC ExCom meeting in November 2021.


IEEE Nanotechnology Council Elects 2022 Officers

Monday, August 9th, 2021

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) elected new officers at its Annual Administrative Committee Meeting held virtually on July 26-27.

Representatives of the twenty-three IEEE Societies who are Council members gather annually to conduct Council business and elect officers. This year three positions were up for election: VP for Educational Activities, VP for Publications and VP for Technical Activities (2023-23). Positions start on 1-Jan.

Lixin Dong, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) was elected VP for Educational Activities 2022-2023, Xiaoning Jiang, a Dean F. Duncan Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a University Faculty Scholar with North Carolina State University, was elected VP for Technical Activities 2022-2023 and Prof. Supriyo Bandyopadhyay Commonwealth Professor and director of the Quantum Device Laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University was elected VP for Publications 2022-2023.

VP for Educational Activities

Lixin Dong is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). 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 ETH Zurich as a Research Scientist, and had been a Senior Research Scientist there from 2005 to 2008. Prior to join CityU, he had been an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University by 2019. His main research interests include nanorobotics, NEMS, and other nanosystems. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2011 and the 2008 American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence.


VP for Technical Activities

Xiaoning Jiang is a Dean F. Duncan Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a University Faculty Scholar at North Carolina State University. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an Adjunct Professor of Neurology at Duke University. Dr. Jiang received his BS, MS and Ph.D. degrees from Shanghai Jiaotong University (1990), Tianjin University (1992) and Tsinghua University (1997), respectively. He received his Postdoctoral training from the Nanyang Technological University (1996-1997) and the Pennsylvania State University (1997-2001). He was the Chief Scientist and Vice President at TRS Technologies, Inc. prior to joining NC State in 2009. Dr. Jiang is the author and co-author of two books, 6 book chapters, 14 issued/published US Patents, 140 peer reviewed journal papers and over 120 conference papers. on M/NEMS, piezoelectric ultrasound transducers, ultrasound for medical imaging and therapy, drug delivery, nanoacoustics, ultrasound NDT/NDE, smart materials and structures. Dr. Jiang is a member of the technical program committee for a few international conferences including IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium (TPC-5), SPIE Smart Structures and NDE, ASME IMECE, IEEE NANO and IEEE NMDC. He is currently the NanoAcoustics Technical Committee Chair and Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (2020 and 2021). Dr. Jiang is a Fellow of ASME and SPIE.


VP for Publications

Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Commonwealth Professor and director of the Quantum Device Laboratory at Virginia Commonwealth University. His research has been featured in multiple magazines (Business Week, EE Times), journals (Nanotechnology, Nature), internet blogs, TV (CBS), radio (NPR) and many other forums. Prof. Bandyopadhyay is the author/co-author of over 400 research publications and three text books. He was named “Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist” by Governor Terrence McAuliffe in 2016 and won the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award in 2018. He was given the “University Award of Excellence” in 2017; it is the highest award given by his university to one faculty member in a given year. Dr. Bandyopadhyay received numerous other awards and was last year’s winner of the IEEE Nanotechnology Pioneer Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE, American Physical Society, Institute of Physics, the Electrochemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.



IEEE T-NANO Best Paper of the Year 2020 Award

Monday, August 9th, 2021

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 2020 TNANO Best Paper Award is:

“A Magnetic Field-to-Digital Converter Employing a Spin-Torque Nano-Oscillator”
Published in the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 19, pp. 565 – 570, 13 July 2020.

Co-authored by Dagur Ingi Albertsson, Johan Åkerman, Ana Rusu

  • Dagur Ingi Albertsson, Department of Electrical Engineering, School of EECS, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Kista, Sweden.
  • Johan Åkerman, Department of Physics, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Ana Rusu, Department of Electrical Engineering, School of EECS, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Kista, Sweden.

To read the paper go to

To read about the authors go to:

DOI: 10.1109/TNANO.2020.3007344


2021 Nanotechnology Awards Ceremony

Monday, August 9th, 2021

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces its 2021 Award Winners. Individual Awards were presented at its 21st IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (NANO 2021) held virtually on 28-30 July 2021.


The NTC Pioneer Award in nanotechnology is to recognize individuals who by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering have had a significant impact on the field of nanotechnology. The award is intended for people who are in the mid or late portions of their careers, i.e., at least 10 years beyond his or her highest earned academic degree on the nomination deadline date.

2021 Pioneer Award Recipient

Prof. Jean-Pierre Leburton, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

“For pioneering contribution to the theory and simulation of semiconductor nanostructures and low dimensional nanoscale devices.”

Jean-Pierre Leburton received his Ph.D. from the University of Liege (Belgium) in 1978. He is a professor in the UIUC Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a research professor in the Holonyak Micro- and Nano-Technology Laboratory and in the Coordinated Science Laboratory. He is also Professor of Physics at UIUC.

Professor Leburton’s expertise is the theory and simulation of nanoscale semiconductor devices and low-dimensional systems. His research focuses more specifically on transport and optical processes in semiconductor nanostructures such as quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots. Current research projects involve electronic properties of self-assembled dots for high performance lasers, single-electron charging and spin effects in quantum dots, modeling of nanocrystal floating gate flash memory devices, nanoscale Si MOSFET’s and carbon nanotubes and graphene nanostructures. His research deals also with dissipative mechanisms involving electron-phonon interaction in nanostructures for mid- and far-infrared intra-band lasers. Approaches to these problems involve use of sophisticated numerical techniques such as Monte-Carlo simulation and advanced 3D self-consistent Schroedinger-Poisson model including non-equilibrium transport for full scale nanodevice modeling.In the last 18 years, he turned his interest toward the interaction between living systems and semiconductors to investigate programming and sensing biomolecules with nanoelectronics.



IEEE-NANOMED 2021: Call for Papers

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

Download CFP (PDF)

Submission Deadline EXTENDED – September 30, 2021

The 15th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine & Engineering (IEEE-NANOMED 2021) will be held from November 15 to 18, 2021 (UTC+8) / November 14 to 17, 2021 (UTC-8) virtually. The conference is one of the premier annual events organized by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), dedicated to provide a forum to discuss the latest developments in all areas of the Nano/Molecular Medicine & Engineering.

Suggested topics include:

  • Nano and molecular technologies in medical theranostics
  • Nanotechnology in drug delivery
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Bio/nano sensing
  • Biochips and Bio-MEMS
  • Biomechatronics
  • Biological interface
  • Cells at the nanoscale
  • Frontiers in nanobiotechnology
  • Translational medicine

Important dates:

  • Two-Page Abstract Deadline (both Oral & Poster): September 15, 2021 September 30, 2021 *
    * Best paper competition: A full paper (4 to 6 pages) is required by September 15, 2021 September 30, 2021 to enter best paper contests.
  • Notification of Acceptance: October 15, 2021
  • Full-paper Submission Deadline: November 1, 2021
    (Only required to publish papers in IEEE Xplore)


We are delighted to bring the IEEE-NANOMED 2021 virtually and look forward to seeing you in November 2021!

General Chair: Kin Fong Lei (Chang Gung University)
General Co-chair: Jin-Woo Kim (University of Arkansas)

Program Chair: Anderson Shum (University of Hong Kong)
Program Co-chair: Da-Jeng Yao (National Tsing Hua University)


IEEE-NANOMED 2021 is Sponsored by


2020 Impact Factor of IEEE TNANO

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

The 2020 Impact Factor of IEEE TNANO has increased to 2.57 from 2.196 in 2019, which is a one-year increase of 17%.

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.

See for details on technical areas, editorial board and submission info.

EiC: Sorin Cotofana


IEEE OJ-NANO: Call for Papers

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO) is a new gold fully open access journal launched in 2020 by IEEE Nanotechnology Council. It 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 also be exposed to 5 million unique monthly users of the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library. OJ-NANO is on track to receive an Impact Factor in 4 years.

We are pleased to inform you that IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology will waive 50% of the APC (Article Publishing Charge) for submissions, which are accepted for publication before 31st December 2021 after peer review.

IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology welcomes articles about:

  • Nano and molecular electronics,
  • Nano and molecular circuits and architectures,
  • Nanomagnetism and spintronics,
  • Nanooptics, nanooptoelectronics and nanophotonics,
  • Nanorobotics and nanoassembly,
  • Nanosensors and nanoactuators,
  • Nanomechanics and NEMS,
  • Nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine,
  • Nanofabrication and nanotlithography,
  • Nanometrology and characterization,
  • Computational nanotechnology,
  • Nanomaterials, and
  • Applications of NEMS/nanosensors in AI, robotics and healthcare.
  • Also, papers in other related areas, especially new or emerging areas, are welcome.

See how to Submit Your Paper!

View articles published in OJ-NANO!


2021 Technical Committee Award to TC-03

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Congratulations to TC-03 on Nanofabrication, 2021 TC Award Winner!

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council Technical Committee Award is a recognition for the work accomplished by one of the IEEE NTC TCs during 2-year period. The NTC TCs serve as focal points for research in various area of Nanotechnology. The activities developed by the NTC TCs are appreciated according their impact in the scientific, literary and educational areas coordinated by IEEE NTC.

It is our pleasure to announce that the 2021 NTC TC Award is accorded to NTC TC03 Nanofabrication chaired by Wei Wu (left). Without any doubt we can say that the nanofabrication technologies have made great impacts on everyone’s lives through the semiconductor industry.

At present they spread beyond this field. They have reached the stage that they can be used in much broader applications, such as sensing, bio-medical devices and human-machine interface. In the last two years the NTC TC03 Nanofabrication succeeded in starting new initiatives and promoting technological innovation and excellence in nanotechnology for the benefit of humanity through participation in NTC conferences, publications and education, and outreach activities. Thank you for your effort!

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IEEE NTC 2021 Summer Schools Announced

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is pleased to announce that two summer school proposals are approved. Program details and registration option will be announced.

2021 IEEE NTC Romania Summer School on Nanotechnology
“Nanomaterials & Nanotechnologies for Advanced Energy Systems”

Proposed dates: 5 days (September 20-24th)
•    Prof. Eden Mamut, Institute for Nanotechnologies and Alternative Sources of Energy, Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania, email:

The aim of the summer school is to offer a holistic approach on the development of advanced energy systems integrating nanomaterials and nanotechnologies.

The theme of the summer school is the holistic approach in developing “safe-by-design” advanced energy systems integrating nanomaterials and nanotechnologies for performance improvement, reduction of environmental impact and the substitution of critical materials. The advanced energy systems are referring to fuel cells, thermoelectric convertors, hybrid solar panels and electro-opto-chemical reactors.


IEEE Region 9 ‘2021 IEEE NTC Latin America Summer School on Nanotechnology (2021 IEEE LASSNANO)
“Sustainable electronics and abundant nanomaterials from natural sources”

Proposed dates: 2 days (1st day: Design, modeling, simulation; and 2nd day: Fabrication).
•    Camilo Tellez Villamizar, RF-MEMS Research Group, Universidad Católica de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia. E-mail: 
•    Guilherme Brasil Pintarelli, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis, Brazil. E-mail:

Currently, there are over 100 university groups in Latin America researching nanotechnology and over 250 companies which develop or apply nanotechnology to final products. Despite encouraging numbers, it is known that nanotechnologies face two main challenges in Latin America: the implementation for the interests of society and the lack of qualification at different educational levels. The IEEE NTC summer school in Latin America may be one of the sparks to address those problems.

Based on the mission of IEEE NTC, the 2021 IEEE LASSNANO plans lectures and workshops to provide training and connect parties interested in nanotechnologies. The 2021 IEEE LASSNANO theme is ‘Sustainable electronics and abundant nanomaterials from natural sources’, and more specifically their usage in Latin America. The lectures will be experts in the field of nanotechnology in industry, academia, and government. We target senior undergraduates, graduate students, post-docs, and researchers, practitioners, and others seeking to explore new career areas.


Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows Program 2021 Class Announcement

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Congratulations to NTC Awards Chair Alex Balandin, UC Riverside distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering and materials science, who was selected for the DoD’s 2021 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows (VBFF) program.

On May 5th, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced the selection of eight distinguished faculty scientists and engineers for the 2021 Class of Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows (VBFF). The highly competitive fellowship is the DoD’s flagship single investigator award for basic research. VBFF is sponsored by the Basic Research Office, Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, with grants managed by the Office of Naval Research.

The Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship is named in honor of Dr. Vannevar Bush, the Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development after World War II. In line with Dr. Bush’s vision, the Fellowship aims to advance transformative, university-based fundamental research. For the FY21 competition, over 300 white papers were received, from which panels of experts recommended the final eight fellows. Each fellow will receive up to $3 million over the five-year fellowship term to pursue cutting-edge fundamental research projects.

Prof. Balandin’s topic is specifically on nanotechnology. The project is on creating a new research field: one-dimensional quantum materials. For their VBFF project, Balandin and co-workers will investigate formation of charge-density-wave condensate in one-dimensional Van der Waals materials. Other topics of interest include one-dimensional materials with strong spin-orbit coupling, phonon confinement, and quantization effects. Electronics experts expect that one-dimensional quantum materials can be used in a variety of electronic devices, with applications in low-power electronic circuits, quantum computers, small-size electromagnetic antennas for radiofrequency communications, and energy-conversion devices.

More information about the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship is available on the DoD Basic Research Office website.