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New EiC Appointments 2020-21

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is pleased to announce the new Editor-in-Chief and Co-Editor-in-Chief for the following Publications

IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (INM)
We are excited to announce the appointment of Bing Sheu as Editor-in-Chief and Xiaoning Jiang as Co-Editor-in-Chief of INM for 2020-2021.

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (T-NANO)
NTC is delighted to inform you of the appointment of Sorin Cotofana as Editor-in-Chief and Chengkuo (Vincent) Lee as Co-Editor-in-Chief of T-NANO for 2020-2021.


New NTC Fellows of IEEE – 2020

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Hearty congratulations to the following outstanding members of NTC community on being elevated (effective Jan 1, 2020) to the rank of Fellow of IEEE!

1. Osamu Tabata
for contributions to the development and commercialization of micro electro mechanical systems

2. Tza-huei Wang
for contributions to micro- and nano-technologies for biomedical applications

Please nominate as many qualified members of NTC community as possible!

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.

Chapter Expansion Worldwide in 2019

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is expanding worldwide through the addition of new chapters to now total 27 active chapters.  So far during 2019 chapters have been added in the Chengdu China Section, the Western Saudi Arabia Section, the Chicago Section, the Oregon Section and the Victorian Section in Australia. This growth follows on the addition of two chapters in 2018 and seven in 2017.

Do you have a Chapter near you? For the current list see the Chapters page.

Student chapters have grown to now total 11 with new student chapters being added so far during 2019 in the Uttar Pradesh India Section at the Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology, the University Nacional De Colombia Sede Bogota Colombia and in the Delhi India Section at the Academy of Scientific Research Chandigarh.

More are in the petition path towards becoming chapters in sections in other areas of Australia, Romania, Italy and China. The NTC leadership has been cooperating in this qrowth emphasis by locating and encouraging contacts in their networks to initiate formation petitions. More areas in the world are becoming involved in nanotechnology related science, engineering and study and interested organizers are welcomed to file petitions to form chapters at

Startup funding was provided by the NTC to many of the chapters formed in the last few years to help them quickly organize activities and events. For example the Chicago chapter’s initial focus is on holding a networking event with local startups and companies involved in Nanotech in the Chicago area along with a tour of local facilities such as Argonne National Lab for undergraduates and graduates in the local universities. The Delhi India Section at the Academy of Scientific Research Chandigarh held a workshop on Machine Intelligence and Deep Learning and also a Poster Paper Competition. In Australia a retreat supportive to women in STEM focused on early career grant & paper writing. At the new Oregon chapter a three speaker symposium is scheduled for early December.

Chapter support funding has become available to existing chapters as well, and interested chapters only need to inquire by sending a general proposal to Nick Massetti, Chair of the NTC Chapters Committee at If you would like to form a local NTC chapter use the form below to contact us.

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Call for Proposals Extended – Future Sites for IEEE NANO 2022!

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for future sites for IEEE NANO 2022!

Extended Deadline 15 January 2020


The annual IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology is the NTC’s flagship event. The conference scope covers a wide range in nanoscience and technology. In particular, it covers nanofabrication, nanomanufacturing, nanomaterials, nanobiomedicine, nanoenergy, nanoplasmonics, nanoelectronics, nanosensors and nanoactuators, characterisation and modelling of nano structures and devices. Research in both experiments and simulation is reported. Industry is encouraged to present its research projects. NANO 2019 and 2020 will be held in Macau, China; Montreal Canada; respectively.

We are now seeking proposals for NANO 2022 which is expected to run in IEEE Regions 10 (Asia). NANO should be run at the end of July, preferably in the last week.


Call for Nominations Extended – 2020 IEEE Nanotechnology DLs

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019

Extended deadline 15 January 2020

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for distinguished lectures. The NTC has created a distinguished lecturers program to enhance the visibility of NTC among nanotechnology societies. The NTC Distinguished Lecturers are appointed to honor excellent speakers who have made technical, industrial or entrepreneurial contributions of high quality to the field of nanotechnology and science, and to enhance the technical programs of the Nanotechnology Council chapters and conferences. Consideration is given to having a well-balanced variety of speakers who can address a wide range of topics of current interest in the fields covered by the Society.

The term for the Lecturers is from January 1 until December 31 of 2020. The Lecturers serve for a one year term, and may be reappointed for one additional year with approval of the NTC Distinguished Lecturer Committee. A budget will be provided each Lecturer to give lectures for NTC Chapters and NTC Conferences based on availability of funding through the NTC. DLs are expected to give a minimum of 2 lectures per year as part of their commitment to serve.


Election Result – VP Educational Activities 2020-21

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

The Nanotechnology Council is pleased to announce the winner of the special election for VP Educational Activities is John Yeow.

John T. W. Yeow received his B.A.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering, and M.A.Sc. and PhD. degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada. His current research interests are in the field of developing miniaturized biomedical instruments. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Institute of Canada, Engineers Canada, and a Member of College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.

Prof. Yeow is a recipient of the Professional Engineers Ontario Engineering Excellence Award, Natural Science & Engineering Research Canada Innovation Challenge Award, Douglas R. Colton’s Medal of Research Excellence, Micralyne Microsystems Design Award, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Early Researcher Award, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Research Leaders Award, IEEE NANO Excellent Paper Award, Professional Engineers Ontario Young Engineer Medal, and University of Toronto Alumni Association 7T6 Early Career Award. He is a Canada Research Chair in Micro/Nanodevices, and a University Research Chair.

Prof. Yeow has been involved with NTC activities in different capacities since 2006. He was the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Nanotechnology Newsletter (2010-2012), and the IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (2014-2019). Furthermore, Yeow was a NTC Distinguished Lecturer (2017-2018), and a General Chair of the IEEE NANO 2014 in Toronto, Canada. More recently, he served as the Program Chair for IEEE NANOMED 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea and IEEE NEMS 2019 in San Diego, USA.

Yeow’s plans as VP include establishing a stronger and sustainable relationship between the NTC Distinguished Lecturer (DL) program with NTC chapters around the world. Workng with TC chairs so that they can actively participate in tutorial organization at NTC conferences and summer schools. This active participation will increase their TCs’ exposure to the nano community which will, in turn, increase their membership and revitalize the leadership. And proactively reaching out to NTC chapters to support and promote educational activities such as nanotechnology engineering outreach programs.


Announcing MARSS 2020

Friday, November 8th, 2019


We regret to inform you – on behalf of MARSS2020 Organization team – that we decided to cancel the conference this year due the Coronavirus pandemic and move the conference in Toronto to the next year,

The 5th International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) is held from 13-17 July 2020 in Toronto, CanadaMARSS2020 Organization Committee is headed by General Chair: Yu Sun (CA), General Co-Chairs: Eric Diller (CA) and Xinyu Liu (CA), Program Chairs: Bradley Nelson (CH) and Mohammad Qasaimeh (AE). The conference is technically supported by IEEE-NTC and IEEE-RAS. MARSS 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 all kinds of small scale robots and their applications. The expected number of participants is about 250-300.

We cordially invite you to attend and contribute to the conference. The conference will feature 12-15 Plenary talks, 35-40 technical sessions (oral presentations), and a poster session. Full papers (5-6 pages) or short papers (1-3 pages) on MARSS-related topics are invited. Accepted full papers will be presented (20 min) in the technical sessions. Accepted short papers will be presented in the poster session. Some of high-quality short papers may be recommended for an oral presentation in a technical session. Presented full papers will be submitted to the IEEE Xplore® digital library. Selected full papers will be recommended to Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics (Springer Nature) for publishing a Special Issue.

Please consider organizing a Special Session at MARSS2020. You may check the website for details. Organization of a Special session (at least 5 registered presentations required) will be acknowledged by appreciation allowance.

Full paper submission (5-6 pages):                 February 16, 2020 (no extension possible)

Short paper submission (1-3 pages):              May 15, 2020 (no extension possible)

Special session proposals:                                February 16, 2020 (speakers with full paper submission)

May 15, 2020 (speakers without full paper submission)


We look forward to meeting you in Toronto!

Save the Date:

MARSS2021 will be held in Hangzhou, China, on July 5-9 / MARSS2022 will be held in Delft, Netherlands, on July 4-8

Call for Papers for the 2020 IEEE International Conference on DTS

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Submission Date Extended – 12-Feb-20


You are cordially invited to participate and submit your research for the IEEE international conference on Design & Test of integrated micro & nano-Systems (DTS2020). DTS2020 is co-organized with the IEEE Tunisia section and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology council. The event is going to be organized in Hammamet /Tunisia on 7-10 June 2020 by the EMC group of METS laboratory at National Engineering School of Sfax.

IEEE DTS’20 re-visits the venue which has proven to be attractive and enjoyable, with many opportunities for networking, exchange of ideas and the building of a strong sense of community. A diverse assembly of researchers, engineers and scientists will be invited to present their ideas and discuss new results, providing a unique opportunity for attendees to view a variety of interesting and innovative technologies in one location. Invited papers and tutorial talks from international experts will be presented in key topical areas.

IEEE DTS’20 represents a scientific and technological event dedicated to integrated electronic systems which reach the nanoscale era. The interests of the conference cover all the aspects from the design to the test of micro and nano systems. IEEE DTS is an important meeting where well known researchers from universities and companies will present the latest innovations in the field of micro and nano electronics. It will be also an opportunity for researchers to present and discuss their latest work.


Abstract Submission: IEEE-NEMS 2020

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Abstract Submission is Now OPEN!



IEEE-NEMS 2020 – 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 – will be held from April 20 to 24, 2020 in San Diego, USA.

Important Dates

  • Two-Page Abstract Deadline: November 15, 2019*

* Best Paper Competitions: A full paper (4 to 6 pages) is required by November 15, 2019

  • Notification of Acceptance: December 15, 2019
  • Full-Paper Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019 (Required to publish in Xplore)
  • Early Bird Registration: February 15, 2020


We are delighted to bring the IEEE-NEMS 2020 to San Diego, USA and look forward to welcoming you to IEEE-NEMS 2020 in April 2020!


General Chair:
Jin-Woo KIM, Univ. of Arkansas, USA

General co-Chair:
Wen J. LI, City Univ. of Hong Kong, China

Program Chair:
John T.W. YEOW, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada

Program co-Chair:
Gwo-Bin LEE, Nat’l Tsing Hua Univ., Taiwan


Get Published in the New IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

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As a valued author who has published with the IEEE Nanotechnology Council in the past, we invite you to be among the first to submit your research and have your article peer-reviewed for the 2020 debut of the IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology  (OJ-NANO) – a fully open access journal.The IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology is
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