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Chapter News – Joint Foothill / Orange County Section Chapter

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

The Joint Foothill / Orange County Section Nanotechnology Council Chapter held its first seminar on January 30, 2019 at CSU Fullerton. The speaker was Dr. Wei Wu, Professor of Electrical Engineering at USC who was a pioneering researcher in the field of nanoimprint lithography and he described research he is now doing using the technology to create nanoscale structures to enable next generation color displays. He also described his work creating collapsible nanofingers to fabricate plasmonic structures with atomic precision. Based on this technology, he studied quantum tunneling in gap plasmons and demonstrated label-free single molecule sensing with Single-Molecule Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy.

There were 29 attendees with the majority being students. Attendees also included engineers and consultants from area companies. The event included networking and the student’s favorite – pizza. The chapter has its own IEEE listserv distribution list now including 100 addresses. Those in the local area can join the chapter list at

The Chapter website is found at .

Chapter organizer Cal Poly Pomona Professor Jenny Yu invited all to attend the next event which will feature speaker Dr. Yadong Yi from UC Riverside. She is forming the chapter Executive Committee and welcomes the members to join.


3M-NANO 2019 Call for Papers

Monday, February 4th, 2019

3M-NANO Call for Papers

3M-NANO is the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale; IEEE 3M-NANO 2019 will be held in August in Zhenjiang, China. The ultimate ambition of this conference series is to bridge the gap between nanosciences and engineering sciences, aiming at technology opportunities and new markets. The advanced technologies for manipulation, manufacturing and measurement at nanoscale promise novel revolutionary products and methods in numerous areas of application. Scientists working in research fields related to 3M-NANO topics are invited to submit papers. All accepted full papers (presented at the conference and following IEEE format) will be submitted in IEEE Xplore database and Ei Compendex. Selected papers will be recommended for publication in the IEEE Trans. on Automation Science & Engineering, Int. J of Nanomanufacturing, IFAC Mechatronics, Int. J of Optomechatronics, J of Micro-Bio Robotics, Journal of Bionic Engineering, Light (Science & Applications), Optics and Precision Engineering and other SCI/Ei journals.


Announcing IEEE NMDC 2019

Monday, February 4th, 2019

IEEE NMDC 2019 14th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference

Stockholm, Sweden October 27-30 2019

IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s NMDC 2019 conference will bring together key researchers from every sector in the nanotechnology research field, with a special focus on Materials and Devices. Conference papers will be published in IEEE Xplore. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their extended article version to: IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, and IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine. Best paper awards will be given in several categories at the conference banquet, to be held at the “Vasa museum” (17th century ship). Special sessions on focused or “hot” topics may be suggested.


2019 Fellows Committee

Friday, February 1st, 2019

2019 Nanotechnology Council Fellow Committee


Professor Bing J. Sheu, Chang Gung University, Taiwan


Professor Ozgur B Akan, University of Cambridge, UK

Shoou-Jinn Chang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Stephen Goodnick, Arizona State University, USA

Roger Lake, University of California, Riverside, USA

CheeWee Liu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Professor Seiji Samukawa, Tohoku University, Japan

Harkhoe Tan, Australian National University, Australia

Jianbin Xu, Chinese University of Hong Kong


IEEE-NANO 2019 Call for Papers

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Call for Paper/Abstract Submissions
Deadline Extended to March 7

(Download CFP as PDF)

We cordially invite you to submit your papers to the 19th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2019) to be held at the Parisian Macau hotel in Macau, China, July 22 – 26, 2019.

The conference website ( is now open for accepting abstract/paper submission. Abstract submission deadline is February 15 March 7, 2019. Please visit the conference website under the tab “AUTHORS” for details regarding abstract and full paper preparation and submission. Authors should submit an abstract (2 pages) for review; however, if you wish to participate in the best paper contests, you MUST submit a full paper (4 to 6 pages) for review.


Call-for-late-news submissions: IEEE-NEMS 2019

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019


Call-for-late-news submissions: IEEE-NEMS 2019: Bangkok, Thailand, April 11-14, 2019

Late-News Abstracts:  The IEEE-NEMS 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand, April 11-14, 2019) is now calling for Late-News Abstract submissions.  Please access the link below to submit a 2-page abstract of your latest research breakthroughs for review:

Important deadlines:

Deadline for submission of 2-page Late-news Abstract:  January 31, 2019
Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2019
Deadline for Advanced Registration: March 11, 2019
Deadline for submission of Full Paper (4-6 pages): March 15, 2019


MARSS 2019 Call for Papers

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

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The 4th International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) is held from 01-05 July 2019 in Helsinki, Finland General Chairs: Quan Zhou (FI) and Pasi Kallio (FI), Program Chairs: Just Herder (NL), Ronald Pelrine (US), and Yuen Kuan Yong (AU). The conference is the flagship forum for cross-disciplinary R&D communities related to manipulation and automation (incl. measurement and characterization) at micro/nano scales as well as to all kinds of small scale robots and their applications.

We cordially invite you to attend and contribute to the conference. The conference offers several Keynote talks, about 12-15 plenary talks and parallel technical sessions (oral presentations only). Full or short papers on MARSS-related topics are invited<>. Presented full papers will be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore® digital library. Selected full papers can be published by Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics (Springer Nature). The expected number of participants is about 250.

Please consider organizing a Special Session at MARSS2019. You may check the website for details<>. Organizer(s) of a Special session (at least 5 registered presentations required) will benefit from appreciation allowance.

Important Dates:
Full paper submission (5-6 pages): February 15, 2019 (no extension possible)
Short paper submission (1-3 pages): May 15, 2019 (no extension possible)

Special session proposals: February 15, 2019 (speakers with full paper submission)
May 15, 2019 (speakers without full paper submission)

We look forward to meeting you in Helsinki!

MARSS2019 is technically sponsored by the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society and the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.


TNANO- Special Issue on the 18th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2018)

Monday, November 26th, 2018

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section/Issue on the 18th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology
(IEEE-NANO 2018)

Nanoscience and nanotechnology have rapidly established themselves as enabling disciplines within many disciplines including materials science, engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology.
Following the success of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEENANO 2018), IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) is extending a Call For Papers for a Special Section /Issue reflecting the scope of the conference.
Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. Submissions are welcome but limited to NANO presentations. Authors who are attendees are requested to significantly expand the previous conference version to contain substantial new technical material, as per TNANO and IEEE restrictions on duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process. Manuscripts for the TNANO Special Issue/Section must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template and “Information for Authors”, via the IEEE Manuscript Central found at On submission to TNANO, authors should select the
“Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.”

Submissions that reflect the Conference Scope and current state of the field are welcome in
areas including:
• Micro-to- nano-scale bridging
• Nanobiology and Nanomedicine
• Nanoelectronics
• Nanomanufacturing and Nanofabrication
• Nano Robotics and Automation
• Nanomaterials
• Nano-optics, Nano-optoelectronics, and Nanophotonics
• Nanopackaging
• Nanoscale Metrology and Characterization
• Nanofluidics
• Nanomagnetics
• Nano/Molecular Heat Transfer & Energy Conversion
• Nano/Molecular Sensors, Actuators, and Systems
• Nanotechnology Safety, Education and Commercialization

Important Dates
• Submission of papers: 1 December, 2018
• Notification of first review results: 1 March, 2019
• Submission of revised papers: 15 April, 2019
• Notification of final review results: 15 May, 2019.

New Fellows of IEEE

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Hearty congratulations to the following outstanding members of NTC community on being elevated (effective Jan 1, 2019) to the rank of Fellow of IEEE!

1. Pei-Yu Chiou, University of California at Los Angeles
for contributions to optofluidics for high throughput single cell manipulation

2. Roger Lake, University of California Riverside
for contributions to quantum mechanical electronic device modeling

3. Hark Hoe Tan, Australian National University
for contributions to compound semiconductor optoelectronic materials and devices

Please nominate as many qualified members of NTC community as possible! The success rate of NTC nominees is about the same as that of the overall rate for the whole IEEE Society/Council.

Happy Holidays!

Tommy Yonhua Tzeng (曾永華)
President and Fellow, IEEE Nanotechnology Council
NCKU Chair and Distinguished Professor
*IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.



2018 Awards Ceremonies

Monday, November 19th, 2018

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces its 2018 Award Winners. Individual Awards were presented at its 13th Nanotechnology Materials & Devices Conference (NMDC 2018) held in Portland, Oregon, USA on 14-17 October 2018. The T-NANO Paper of the Year Award was presented at IEEE-NANO held 24-26 July 2018 in Cork , Ireland.


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.

2018 Pioneer Award Recipient

Professor Nader Engheta at the University of Pennsylvania has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology, with the citation: “For his transformative contributions to the nanoscience and nanotechnology of photonic metamaterials and for the development of optical nanocircuits”

Professor Engheta is known for founding the field of optical nanocircuits (“optical metatronics”) and his pioneering development and contributions to this field, which has merged the fields of nanoelectronics and nanophotonics. He is also known for developing epsilon-near-zero (ENZ) materials with near zero electric permittivity. Through this work he has opened many new frontiers, including optical computation at the nanoscale and scattering control for cloaking and transparency. Professor Engheta’s work has far reaching implications in various branches of materials science, optics, microwaves, and quantum electrodynamics.

His current research activities span a broad range of areas including photonics, metamaterials, nano-optics, graphene optics, electrodynamics, imaging and sensing inspired by eyes of animal species, microwave and optical antennas, and physics and engineering of fields and waves. He has received several awards for his research including the 2017 William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award from the IEEE Photonics Society, the 2015 Gold Medal from SPIE, the 2015 Fellow of US National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the 2014 Balthasar van der Pol Gold Medal from the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), the 2017 Beacon of Photonics Industry Award from the Photonics Media, the 2015 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship Award from US Department of Defense, the 2012 IEEE Electromagnetics Award, the 2015 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2015 Wheatstone Lecture in King’s College London, the 2013 Inaugural SINA Award in Engineering, 2006 Scientific American Magazine 50 Leaders in Science and Technology, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.




The Nanotechnology Council has established an Early Career Award to recognize individuals who have made contributions with major impact on the field of nanotechnology. Up to two awards may be given per year. There may be one award for academics (persons employed by colleges or universities) and one for persons employed by industry or government organizations.

Early Career Award Recipient

Professor Can Bayram at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been selected as the recipient for the 2018 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award, with the citation: “For seminal contributions to III-V quantum devices and their hetero-integration on silicon and graphene platforms through nanotechnology.”

Bayram is a leader in the design, growth, and fabrication of III-V quantum devices. He has engineered novel quantum structures that have enabled the development of LEDs, lasers, photodetectors and solar cells covering the spectral range from deep ultraviolet to terahertz. This work includes the growth of cubic phase GaN on nanopatterned silicon, and the invention of GaN-on-Graphene technology that enables the production of low defect wafer-scale GaN-based devices on inexpensive and reusable substrates.

Prof. Bayram received the Ph.D. degree from Prof. Manijeh Razeghi, Center for Quantum Devices, EECS of Northwestern University, IL, USA with a focus on Solid State and Photonics in 2011. His thesis work has demonstrated the first ultraviolet regime single photon detection, the first hybrid LED, and the first GaN intersubband devices. He received IEEE Electron Devices and IEEE Photonics Societies’ fellowship awards and the Laser Technology, Engineering and Applications Award from SPIE. He was an IBM and Link Foundation PhD fellow and the recipient of Boeing Engineering and Dow Sustainability Innovation awards.




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 (DOI: 10.1109/TNANO.2017.2658688).

To read the paper go to