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2020 NTC Award Winners Announced

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

Hearty congratulations to the following 2020 NTC Award Winners! Watch for further details about the Awards Ceremony.

Pioneer Award:
Professor Supriyo Bandyopadhyay
Virginia Commonwealth University
“For pioneering contributions to spintronics and straintronics employing nanostructures”
Bio: Professor Bandyopadhyay is a pioneer in the field of straintronics which deals with switching nanomagnets with electrically generated strain for extremely energy-efficient computing and signal processing. He has also worked for many decades on spin-based classical computing. Additionally, he developed unique self-assembly techniques for nanoscale synthesis that led to the demonstration of novel optical, electrical and magnetic devices. In 2016, he was named Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist by Governor Terence McAuliffe and in 2018, he received the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award which is the highest award for any faculty member in any private or public college or university in Virginia. He also received his university’s Award of Excellence and Distinguished Scholarship Award – both given to one faculty member in the University in any given year. He has received many other awards over an academic career spanning three decades.

Early Career Award:
Professor Mikhail Kats
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“For outstanding technical innovations and achievement in nanophotonics, especially for optical metasurfaces, light interaction with nanoscale films, and tunable nanomaterials”
Bio: Professor Kats is an expert in the interaction between light and structured optical materials. He has made pioneering contributions to the development of optical metasurfaces, ultra-thin-film interference coatings, tunable optics with phase-transition materials, and thermal-radiation metrology and engineering.

Chapter of the Year Award
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Chair: Vasuda Bhatia
vasudabhatia@live.com

 

NTC participating in the Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap (HIR)

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

The Nanotechnology Council is participating in the Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap. The HIR activities are sponsored by IEEE Electronics Packaging Society (EPS), SEMI,  IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS),  IEEE Photonics Society and the ASME EPPD Division.

The Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap (HIR), released October 2019, is a roadmap to the future of electronics identifying technology requirements and potential solutions. The primary objective is to stimulate pre-competitive collaboration between industry, academia and government to accelerate progress. The roadmap offers professionals, industry, academia and research institutes a comprehensive, strategic forecast of technology over the next 15 years. The HIR also delivers a 25-year projection for heterogeneous integration of Emerging Research Devices and Emerging Research Materials with longer research-and-development timelines. With the release of the 2019 HIR edition, the preparation of the 2020 edition is underway.

NTC representatives to this effort are:
Meyya Meyyapan, Chair, and representative for Emerging Devices
Deji Awkinwande, Emerging Materials representative

The HIR is starting a webinar series for this initiative. More information can be found here.

Additional details on HIR activities can be found here.

 

IEEE NANO 2020 goes VIRTUAL!

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Considering the present circumstances related to COVID-19, the Conference Committee of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and the local organizers of the 20th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology 2020 (IEEE NANO 2020) have decided to modify the format of IEEE NANO 2020 as follows:

  • To contributors of IEEE NANO 2020 who want to present their work and have their conference papers presented and published in 2020, despite the very difficult situation, we will provide a virtual solution to IEEE NANO 2020. Shortly we will send out a survey with some preliminary information to estimate the number of participants to this virtual event. More details will follow as firm arrangements are made.
  • To contributors of IEEE NANO 2020 who prefer to visit Montreal and present their conference papers on-site, we announce that the 21st IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology 2021 (IEEE NANO 2021) will be held in Montreal, July 28-30, 2021. Abstracts submitted to IEEE NANO 2020 and not presented to the virtual event will be transferred to the 21st edition. Besides, an additional call for papers will be opened Nov 15th, 2020 – Jan 31st, 2021. 
  • Of course, current IEEE NANO 2020 contributors are encouraged to both present their current papers to the virtual IEEE NANO 2020 and submit further work to IEEE NANO 2021. 

WE HAVE EXTENDED THE SUBMISSION FOR THE FINAL PAPER TO JUNE 5th.

Registration information will be announced shortly. Stay up-to-date by visiting 2020.ieeenano.org.

 

Special Message regarding COVID-19

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

Dear IEEE Nanotechnology Council Participants,

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is closely monitoring developments related to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our participants is the Council’s utmost priority. The Council is working diligently with IEEE to define the best course of action for conferences that will take local regulations into consideration while ensuring that the hard work of our conference organizers and authors is not undermined by the impact of this outbreak.

Please note that it is the intention to be flexible and helpful to everyone during this time of difficulty. We want to keep all of you informed as best possible, so please continue to check the conference webpage for updates about upcoming conferences and events.

Conference Updates:

IEEE-NEMS 2020 – Rescheduled to 27-30 September 2020

2020 IEEE DTS – Currently proceeding as planned

MARSS-20 – Canceled, to be held in 2021

IEEE-NANO 2020Currently proceeding as planned To be held virtually

3M-NANO – Canceled, to be held in 2021

IEEE NMDC 2020Currently proceeding as planned To be held virtually

 

Resources:

World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

Message from IEEE on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Call for Proposals for Future IEEE NTC Sponsored Conference Sites

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for future sites for IEEE NMDC 2022 and 2023.

Deadline 30 June 2020

The IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (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 2020 will be held in Nanjing, China, and NMDC 2021 in Vancouver, Canada. 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 2022 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 9 (South & Central America) for the first time, and for IEEE NMDC 2023 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 8 (Europe & Africa.) This Call for Proposals is a year earlier than usual for NMDC 2023 to give organizers more planning time than in the past.

For conference history, visit http://www.ieeenmdc.org/.

Early indication of an intention to submit a proposal is strongly recommended. Candidates for NMDC 2022 and 2023 will be expected to present an informal 5-10 minute “Proposal in preparation” at the online NTC Excom and Adcom meetings in July 2020.

Proposal deadline:
30 June 2020 for both NMDC 2022 and NMDC 2023.

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Nanotechnology Council Seeking Nominations for 2021-22 Officers

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

Deadline Extended to 15-June

Call for Nominations IEEE Nanotechnology Council

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for the following positions:

(1) President-elect (2021) (1-year) and President (2022-2023)
(2) VP for Conferences (2021-2022)
(3) VP for Finances (2021-2022)

Unless otherwise noted, all positions are two-year terms and start Jan. 1, 2021.

Nominations should include a statement from the candidate and a bio in IEEE format. The deadline for nomination is May 22, 2020 June 15, 2020.

A position description and nomination form are in the NTC Nomination Package, which can also be downloaded here.

Eligibility: Candidates are nominated from current AdCom members or from those past members who have served as Member Society-appointed or ex-officio AdCom members within the previous five years. Review the AdCom roster here.

NOTE: Nominations may be made only by current AdCom members.

Note: An individual may not serve concurrently as both a Council officer and a Council Member Society representative.

The election will be held by the NTC AdCom in July TBA (most likely online). Nominees need to be present for the election.

Please email the nominations to Tommy Tzeng, Chair, NTC Nominations Committee at tzengyo@gmail.com by midnight (Taiwan Std Time)  22-May-2020 June 15, 2020 or use the form below.

 

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Nominee (required)

Your Statement of Support (required)

Attach your nomination form (required)

 

 

Stay Connected to IEEE Xplore When Working Remotely

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

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Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

 

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Announcing Distinguished Lecturers 2020

Friday, February 28th, 2020

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is pleased to announce the appointments of Distinguished Lecturers for 2020.

The list is below; details can be found on the Distinguished Lecturers 2020 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
Seiji Samukawa* Creating Green Nanostructures and Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Nanodevices
Subramanian Sankaranarayanan* Bridging the electronic, atomistic and mesoscopic scales in materials modeling using machine learning
V. R. Singh* 1: Nano-sensor technology with IoT
2: Advanced nanosensors and systems for u-health care
3: Nano-Cancer Technology: New Diagnostic and Therapeutic Devices
Han Wang 1: Black Phosphorus and Perovskite Chalcogenide Materials for mid-IR Detection and Imaging
2: Emerging Low Dimensional Material Electronic Devices for Memory and Computing
Qing Zhang Roles of Semiconductor Junctions in Mechanical-Electrical Power Conversion
* Re-appointment for second year.

IEEE-NEMS 2020 Call for Late-News Submisisons

Monday, February 17th, 2020

IEEE-NEMS 2020 is POSTPONED to September

In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, the IEEE-NEMS 2020, originally scheduled for 20 – 24 April 2020, has been postponed to 27 – 30 September 2020.

News Abstract Submission is OPEN!

New‘ Abstract Deadline is EXTENDED to: June 1, 2020

https://ieee-nems.org/2020

The 15th IEEE Int’l Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered & Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS 2020) will be held from April 20-24, 2020 at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, USA

IEEE-NEMS is a premier conference series sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council focusing on the promotion of advanced research areas related to MEMS, nanotechnology, and molecular technology.

Late News abstracts are for reporting recent discoveries that were not available at the earliest abstract submission. Late News abstracts are for Poster Sessions only and require one-page abstracts. The Late News abstract submission deadline is February 29, 2020 TBA.

See https://ieee-nems.org/2020/late-news-submission/ for instructions on requirements and how to submit.

Call for papers can be found here.

Early Bird Registration is open, deadline: February 29, 2020