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OJ-NANO Special Issue on “Materials and Devices towards Advanced Flexible Sensors”

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022


IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO)
Special Issue on

“Materials and Devices towards Advanced Flexible Sensors”

Flexible electronics is a technology diverging from the conventional rigid silicon technology and has stimulated fundamental scientific and technological research efforts. Remarkably different from generation 1.0 electronic products, the current smartwatch, smart wristband, the next-generation flexible electronics open up a wide range of exciting new applications such as 1) flexible lighting and display technologies for consumer electronics, architecture, and textiles; 2) wearables with sensors that help monitor our health and habits; 3) implantable electronics for improved medical imaging and diagnostics; 4) as well as extending the functionality of robots and unmanned aircraft through lightweight and conformable energy harvesting devices and sensors. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, flexible electronics devices have shown great potential for remote interaction through real-time on-body monitoring, wireless transmission, and cloud diagnosis.

“Flexible Sensors”, as one of the most important elements of advanced flexible electronics, are required to be engineered with advanced processes and materials so that they can directly contact with the skin, and having other important and non-conventional device properties such as adequate adhesion, good conformality, breathability, biocompatibility, etc. Thus, a comprehensive understanding of materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, biology, and physics at practical levels are critical in developing advanced flexible sensors.

We are now seeking your contribution (minimum 6 pages of manuscript) for a special issue on “Materials and Devices towards Advanced Flexible Sensors” in the IEEE Open Journal on Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO). The aim of this Special Issue is to serve as a forum for disseminating innovative research and developments in the emerging field of the multi-functional and ubiquitous flexible sensors. Papers addressing this technology and review articles providing critical viewpoints are sought, including, but not limited to, flexible inorganic/organic materials, fundamental issues and advanced simulations underlying flexible systems, fabrication and integration technologies for flexible sensors, and studies on real-time applications of wearable devices.

Manuscripts for OJ-NANO must be prepared using the “IEEE manuscript template” and “Information for Authors” at, and be submitted on-line via Manuscript Central ( On submission to OJ-NANO, authors should select the “Special Issue: Materials and Devices towards Emerging Flexible Sensors” as a manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” Manuscripts must focus on nanotechnology as reflected by technical contents and references.


IEEE NTC WIN/DEI Leadership Series

Monday, August 8th, 2022

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council Women in Nanotechnology (WIN)/DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) leadership series will begin on August 18 and run through Sept. 5, 2022.

IEEE WIN/WIE/DEI Leadership series is a set of interviews with international leaders promoting women /men /DEI in leadership, women /DEI development, and inspiring young engineers to take an academic /nanotechnology interest in engineering. Our main focus is to promote women and go beyond gender balance.

The IEEE NTC  Women in nanotechnology  leadership  series highlights accomplishments in nanotechnology fields. The interviews of the leaders in the series provide a broad overview of multi-faceted contributions to nanotechnology engineering over the past years and future trends. Each subsequent program is dedicated to illuminating research and achievements in key, targeted areas of contemporary nanotechnology engineering and IEEE endeavors. The goal for the series is to raise awareness of the pivotal work these leaders are undertaking in areas of keen importance to our global community in order to inspire the young generation.

For more information on NTC WIN/DEI see the Women in Nanotechnology page.

Registration link:


  • Prof. Ajay Agarwal, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India (August 19, 2022 @ 1500 IST)
  • Dr. Pooja Devi, Principal Scientist at CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (August 30, 2022 @ 1900 IST)
  • Prof. Davinder Kaur, IIT Roorkee, India (Septemebr 5, 2022 @ 1900 IST)
  • Prof. Kathleen Kramer, University of San Diego, USA (August 18, 2022 @ 1830 IST)
  • Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Pillay Chair Professor in EE at IIT Delhi, India (August 24, 2022 @ 1100 IST)
  • Prof. (Dr) V.R. Singh, Distinguished Professor, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, India (August 24, 2022 @ 1000 IST)


IEEE NTC Mentoring Program First Training Event

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

IEEE NTC Mentoring program: from Effectiveness to Durability
(NTC MENED program)

First Training Event, July 8th, 2022, Palma de Mallorca, Spain,
in conjunction with IEEE NANO 2022

The major strength of IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) resides in its large number of members and volunteers, and the unlimited spectrum of nanotechnology applications. Currently, the IEEE NTC activities (technical, educational, conferences, publications, standing committees, etc.) and initiatives are extremely rich and rise the IEEE NTC to the level of a well-recognized world leader in the field of nanotechnology. To guarantee sustainability of NTC activities and to enable successful succession planning in the NTC’s leadership, a new initiative has been launched at the beginning of 2022, namely the IEEE NTC Mentoring program: from Effectiveness to Durability, or the so-called NTC MENED program. The NTC MENED program aims to enable the NTC volunteers to grow indispensable skills to carry out the NTC activities and to gradually integrate a larger number of well-trained NTC volunteers into the different initiatives. The objectives of NTC MENED program are as follows: 1) To reach a high level of success in the NTC activities; 2) To maximize the chance of new volunteers to reach their goals; and 3) To establish a mentoring culture that concerns the durability of NTC MENED program. Through the NTC MENED program, the final goal of NTC is to connect people and create teams in which everyone brings ideas, trust and rapport.


TNANO 2021 Impact Factor

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022


The Impact Factor of IEEE TNANO in 2021 has increased to 2.967 from 2.57 in 2020, which is a one-year increase of 15%.



IEEE NTC YP Canada – Meet the Editors Webinar

Monday, July 25th, 2022

On September 8th, at 12 PM (MDT, UTC-6) join us in our next free [Webinar] Meet the Editors. In this first event of our career development series, senior editors (associate and in-Chief) from different relevant journals focused on micro and nanotechnology will share some tips, DOs and DONTs, and general advice while answering some questions asked by the moderator. The audience will have the chance to ask questions during the Q&A session.

The event is free and open to all upon registration.

Register at


Dr. Charlotte Allard, Associate Editor of Nature Reviews Materials

Dr. Aaron Wheeler (University of Toronto), Editor-in-Chief of Lab on a Chip (RSC)
Dr. Deji Akinwande (the University of Texas at Austin)
Dr. Juewen Liu (University of Waterloo), and
Dr. Tery Odom (Northwestern University), Editor-in-Chief of Nano Letters (ACS)

Time zones:
12 PM (MDT), (UTC-6)
2 PM (EDT), (UTC-4)
8 PM (CEST), (UTC+2)
11:30 PM (IST), (UTC+5:30)
2 AM (CST), (UTC+8)

The event is free and open to all upon registration.
Sign up to receive the link for the meeting room:

This event is co-hosted by the IEEE Nanotechnology Young Professionals Canada and the uSask IEEE NTC Student Branch Chapter and supported by the University of Saskatchewan and IEEE NTC.


Chapter News – UK & Ireland at Nottingham Trent University

Sunday, July 24th, 2022

Prof Jim Morris, the past president of IEEE Nanotechnology Council visited the UK and Ireland Section Chapter, currently hosted by Nottingham Trent University (NTU), on 29 June 2022.

Following tours of NTU, Prof Morris delivered a Hybrid Seminar starting with a brief overview of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and best chapter practices, followed by a scientific seminar about electron transport in discontinuous metal thin films.

The chapter in the UK and Ireland Section was formed by Mohsen Rahmani (Chair) and Lei Xu (Vice-chair), both from NTU, Faezeh Arab Hassani (Treasurer) from the University of Bristol, and Lee Crudgington (secretary) from the University of Southampton in May 2021. In the last year, the chapter has organised several face-to-face, online and hybrid seminars delivered by pioneers in Nanotechnology and NTC distinguished lecturers.


Meeting Schedule of IEEE P3151™ – Standard for Spray-On Surface Antimicrobial Coatings

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022


Standards Committee: EMB Standards Committee, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (Primary sponsor)

Standards Committee Chair: Carole C. Carey

TITLE: Standard for Spray-On Surface Antimicrobial Coatings Test Methodology

Scope: This standard specifies an objective performance test methodology to assess the efficacy of non-porous surface antimicrobial coatings against different organism groups (e.g., bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and molds) present within hospital and healthcare environments. The standard is applicable to all types of environmental surface antimicrobial coatings that are designed to be sprayed onto and coat the surface to provide continual antimicrobial activity for a specified period of time. This standard excludes antimicrobial coatings (such as, antimicrobial plastics, polymers, silicone, paints, etc.) incorporated during the manufacturing process and non-environmental antimicrobial coatings specifically intended for medical devices.


Chair: Jade Pallett,

Planned Meetings:

Fourth meeting: 07/26/22 from 10 – 11 am EDT

Fifth meeting: 08/16/22 from 10 – 11 am EDT

Sixth meeting: 09/06/22 from 10 – 11 am EDT

Seventh meeting:09/27/22 from 10 – 11 am EDT

Eight meeting: 10/18/22 from 10 – 11 am EDT

Ninth meeting: 11/15/22 from 10 – 11 am EST

Tenth meeting: 12/6/22 from 10 – 11 am EST

First meeting of 2023: 01/10/23 from 10 – 11 am EST

Second meeting of 2023: Likely 01/31/23 from 10 – 11 am EST


Meeting Schedule of IEEE P3155™, Standard for Programmable Quantum Simulator

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) invites you to participate in the Working Group for IEEE P3155™, Standard for Programmable Quantum Simulator.

The quantum simulator (i.e., one controllable quantum system simulates another) has a quantum advantage over classical supercomputers that fail by exponential explosion (i.e., number of parameters grows exponentially with the quantum system size). This standard defines programming methods of quantum simulators according to analog (i.e., target Hamiltonian), digital (i.e., non-native Hamiltonian evolution) and hybrid (i.e., quantum-quantum or quantum-classical architectures) devices for the simulation of quantum phenomena beyond classical computing applications. It includes algorithms to represent the nano-scale properties of quantum simulation devices, and excludes any proposal for the architecture of quantum simulators.

Meeting registration is required.


For additional information and how to participate, contact the IEEE P3155™ Working Group Chair, Jonathan J. Attia, at or the IEEE SA Program Manager, Vanessa Lalitte, at


Meeting Date Time
Friday, 15 July 2022 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Friday, 19 August 2022 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Friday, 16 September 2022 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Friday, 21 October 2022 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

IEEE Nanotechnology Council Elects 2023 Officers

Friday, July 15th, 2022

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) elected new officers at its Annual Administrative Committee Meeting held in Mallorca, Spain, on 5 July 2022.

Representatives of the twenty-two IEEE Societies who are Council members gather annually to conduct Council business and elect officers. This year saw the introduction of Vice-president-elects and Members-at -Large. The positions up for election were: President-elect (one year term, 2023); VP for Conferences and VP for Finances (2 years, 2023-2024); VP-elect for Educational Activities, VP-elect for Publications and VP-elect for Technical Activities (3-years: elect 2023; VP 2024-2025) and Member-at-Large (MAL) (up to 3) (2023-2024).

Jin-Woo Kim, University of Arkansas was elected President-elect 2023 (President 2024-25). Kremena Makasheva, French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Laboratory on Plasma and Conversion of Energy (LAPLACE), Toulouse, France was elected VP Conferences and Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske, Portland State University, Oregon was re-elected VP Finances.

Luca Pierantoni, Università Politecnica delle Marche (UnivPM), Ancona, Italy was elected VP-elect Educational Activities; Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH), Greece, was elected VP-elect Publications and Weiqiang Liu, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), Nanjing, China was elected VP-elect Technical Activities.

Antonio di Bartolomeo, University of Salerno, Italy; Brajesh Kumar Kaushik, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and Jie Han, University of Alberta, Canada were elected Members-at -Large 2023-24.


Call for Award Nominations 2022

Thursday, July 14th, 2022

Award Nominations are due 1 October 2022

More Information

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is soliciting nominations for its Individual and Chapter Awards. To view the full detailed listing of each award please visit the Awards nominations page. Awards are presented at the IEEE-NANO conference.

Nominations are due on 1 October 2022. Nominators should utilize the forms associated with each award description found on the website. Please make sure that nominators and references specifically address contributions, impact, and evidence related to the Basis for Judgment associated with each award.

For further information, please see the Awards page or contact the (new) Awards Committee Chair, Paul Weiss.

Pioneer Award
The Nanotechnology Council 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.

Early Career Award
The Nanotechnology Council has established an Early Career Award to recognize individuals who have made contributions with major impact on the field of nanotechnology.

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

Chapter of the Year Award

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) Chapter of the Year Award is intended to encourage a successful and effective overall performance of the Chapter in terms of its activities. Exemplary Chapters must have a high number of activities and creativity.  The Chapter must consistently be active in organizing activities throughout the year.