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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!

More information about TC-03
More information about the TC Award

 

Kickoff: TC-16 on Quantum, Neuromorphic and Unconventional Computing

Friday, May 21st, 2021

It is a pleasure to announce the first meeting of the newborn Technical Committee on Quantum, Neuromorphic and Unconventional computing of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. This first edition, planned for June, 11th, 2021, will start at 2:00pm CEST, Rome time zone, (which will be 5:00am PDT, 8:00am EDT, 9:00pm JST) and will be virtual with a very exiting program with speakers from around the world either from academia and industry.

The list of the speakers is the following:

Kosuke Tatsumura, Corporate Research and Development Center, Toshiba Corporation, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan “Autonomously-synchronizable multi-chip architecture for Ising machines based on simulated bifurcation”

Satoshi Sunada, Kanazawa, Japan
“Physical deep learning based on dynamical systems”

Hyunsoo Yang, National University of Singapore
“Spin based Neuromorphic and Unconventional Computing”

Guilherme P. Temporão, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
“Quantum networks”

Rudy Wojtecki, Principal Research Staff Member and Manager of the Novel Devices and Electronic Materials at IBM Almaden Research Center, USA “Fabricating the Future of Computing — From Silicon to Superconductors”

Jean Anne Incorvia, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
“Designing Magnetic Synapses and Neurons with Application-Specific Functions”

 

Giovanni Finocchio
Chair of the TC16 Quantum, Neuromorphic and Unconventional computing members, IEEE Nanotechnology Council
giovanni.finocchio@unime.it


Date: June, 11th, 2021

Time: 2:00pm CEST (Rome time zone) (5:00am PDT, 8:00am EDT, 9:00pm JST)

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    New Technical Committees

    Thursday, May 20th, 2021

    The Nanotechnology Council is forming two new Technical Committees:

    TC16 – Quantum technologies
    TC16 will be an interdisciplinary guide for scientists working in quantum, neuromorphic and unconventional computing envisioning how nanotechnology will impact their development. A challenge will be bringing researchers of the three different communities to create a common language, with the aim to transfer solutions and exchange idea among the communities. Planned activities are: creation of a robust TC membership; organization of conference sessions; organization of special issues; articles on perspectives. For information contact the new TC’s chair Giovanni Finocchio, gfinocchio@unime.it.

    TC 17 – Plasmas and plasma-based technologies in quantum
    To fabricate high performance nanodevices and nano-systems, atomic layer and damage-free plasma nanomanufacturing technologies are indispensable. For this purpose, it is essential to develop methods for generating and transporting charged particles, UV photons, and reactive species on the surface to suppress damages and to control atomic layer surface chemical reactions in plasma processing. Achieving control of atomic layer surface chemical reactions requires diagnostics and sensors for both the plasma and resultant surface states but also models (phenomenological to the first principles) that can predict process results. Therefore, our final target is the development and implementation of intelligent plasma nanomanufacturing technologies in accordance with Industry 4.0 and 5.0 standards. For information contact the new TC’s chair Prof. Dr. Seiji Samukawa, seiji.samukawa.e2@tohoku.ac.jp.

     

    Announcing New Chair of the NTC TC Nanomagnetics (TC12)

    Monday, January 25th, 2021

    It is our pleasure to announce the new Chair of the NTC TC12 Nanomagnetics, Chih-Huang Lai. On behalf of the NTC TAC, I would like to thank him for taking this responsibility and wish him a very successful leadership.

    Prof. Lai received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 1997. He joined Read-Rite Co. and worked on TMR and GMR magnetic heads. He became an assistant Professor in National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in 1998. Prof. Lai is currently Dean of College of Engineering in NTHU and Tsing Hua Chair Professor. His research works focus on magnetic materials, spintronic devices and CIGS thin film solar cells. He served as Education Chair, Publicity Chair and Membership Chair for IEEE Magnetics Society and President of Taiwan Association of Magnetics Technology. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed SCI papers and obtained more than 40 patents. He is an IEEE Fellow and MRS-Taiwan Fellow.

     

     

     

     

    Announcing New Chair of the NTC TC on Nanosensors and Nanoactuators (TC7)

    Monday, January 25th, 2021

    It is our pleasure to announce the new Chair of the NTC TC7 Nanosensors and Nanoactuators, Inkyu Park. On behalf of the NTC TAC, I would like to thank him for taking this responsibility and wish him a very successful leadership.

    Prof. Inkyu Park received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from KAIST (1998), UIUC (2003) and UC Berkeley (2007), respectively, all in mechanical engineering. He has been with the department of mechanical engineering at KAIST since 2009 as a faculty and is currently a KAIST Endowed Chair Professor and Full Professor. Prior to joining KAIST, he was a research specialist at Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) in 2007-2008, CTO & Co-founder of nPrintSolutions, inc. in 2008-2009, and visiting researcher at Hewlett Packard Laboratory in 2005-2008. His research interests are nanofabrication, smart sensors, nanomaterial-based sensors, flexible & wearable electronics, self-powered sensors, and sensors for environmental and healthcare monitoring applications. He has published more than 120 international journal articles (SCI indexed) and 160 international conference proceeding papers in the area of MEMS/NANO engineering (h index=38, total citation >7600). He is a recipient of IEEE NANO Best Paper Award (2010), HP Open Innovation Research Award (2009-2012), KINC Fusion Research Award (2016, 2018), Grand Prize of KAIST School of Engineering Research Innovation Award (2020), and Excellent Researcher Award from the Society of Micro/Nano-Systems (2020). (Website: http://mintlab1.kaist.ac.kr; Email: inkyu@kaist.ac.kr)

    Announcing New Chair of the NTC Spintronics Technical Committee (TC5)

    Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

    The NTC Technical Activities are currently developed in 15 TCs, covering almost all scientific areas of interest to the NTC. The role of each NTC TC is to serve as a focal point for research in a specific area. The actions undertaken by each NTC TC are developed by its Members under the leadership of the Chair/Co-Chairs. Each NTC TC is established for a 4-year term and can be renewed by the NTC AdCom after a progress report and evaluation. Recently new Chairs of two of the NTC TCs have been reformed.

    For a full list of NTC’s 2020 Technical Committee, click here.

    It is our pleasure to announce the new Chair of the NTC TC5 Spintronics, Pramey Upadhyaya. On behalf of the NTC TAC, I would like to thank him for taking this responsibility and wish him a very successful leadership.

    Pramey Upadhyaya is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Purdue University. Before joining Purdue, Pramey was a postdoctoral scholar in the Physics and Astronomy Department, University of California Los Angeles, working under the mentorship of Prof. Yaroslav Tserkovnyak. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, in 2009, and the master’s and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering department from the University of California Los Angeles, USA, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. During his Ph.D., he was a resident theorist in the experimental group (Device Research Laboratory) led by Prof. Kang Wang. His research has explored the theory of classical and quantum spintronic phenomenon and their device applications, enabled by electrical and thermal control of magnetism. Along with his teammates, this work has resulted in one of the earliest demonstrations of current-induced room-temperature skyrmion manipulations, spin torque switching by topological surface states and NV-center probing of spin-caloritronics. These works have resulted in over 30 publications in journals including Science, Physical Review Letters, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials and Nature Communications. He is a recipient of NSF CAREER (2020), Qualcomm Innovation fellowship (2013) and Intel summer fellowship (2011).

    Kremena Makasheva
    VP for Technical Activities

     

    Nanopackaging Technology Highlights at Recent ECTC & IEEE NANO 2020

    Thursday, October 15th, 2020

    Article by P M Raj, Florida International University, Miami, Nanotechnology Technical Committee Chair

    The primary mission of Nanopackaging TC is to promote nanotechnologies to packaging community and accelerate their adoption by disseminating the knowledge through conferences, webinars, industry-academia interactions, IEEE web portals, newsletters and other means. The final goal is to create synergistic research ecosystems to solve the technical barriers and enable future electronics. The recent conferences, IEEE NANO and ECTC brought several key advances in nanopackagingt to limelight. This newsletter highlights those advances and also provides details about upcoming IEEE NMDC 2021 and upcoming IEEE International Electronics Week in Europe. Read more here.

    Women in Engineering Representative for NTC

    Friday, July 10th, 2020

    We are pleased to announce Saumya Sharma as the Women in Engineering Representative for the Nanotechnology Council.

    Saumya Sharma is an early career professional in the field of semiconductors and nanotechnology with a PhD in Electrical Engineering. Her technical role in EUV lithography, sensors, IoT and nano-patterning with companies like ASML, IBM and ABB have led to more than 20 patent applications and numerous journal publications. Saumya has also shown leadership in intellectual property policy making within the scope of patenting strategies and patent portfolios for startups, academic institutions as well as corporations.

    She has served on the NSF panel of reviewers, has held the role of IEEE-CT section chair for Young Professionals and Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, and also actively contributes as a technical expert in the IEEE Public Visibility (PV) Committee.

    Announcing new Chair of the NTC TC2

    Thursday, May 28th, 2020

    The NTC TA are currently developed in 15 TCs, covering almost all scientific areas of interest to the NTC. The role of each NTC TC is to serve as a focal point for research in a specific area. The actions undertaken by each NTC TC are developed by its Members under the leadership of Chair/Co-Chairs. Each NTC TC is created for a 4-year term and can be renewed by the NTC AdCom after a progress report and evaluation. Recently the Chairs of two of the NTC TCs have been reformed. For a full list of NTC’s 2020 Technical Committee, click here.

    It is our pleasure to announce the new Chair of the NTC TC2 Nano-Biomedicine, Haibo Yu. On behalf of the NTC TAC, I would like to thank him for taking this responsibility and wish him a very successful leadership.

    TC2- Nano-Biomedicine Chair 
    Haibo Yu (于海波)

    Dr. Haibo YU is a full professor at the Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his BSc degree in Mechatronic Engineering and his MSc in Mechatronic Engineering from Yanshan University, China, in 2002 and in 2006, respectively. He received his PhD degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2012. From November 2009 to March 2012, he had studied in the Department of Back-end of Line of Fraunhofer ENAS as an exchange student in Germany, which was funded by the Joint Doctoral Promotion Programme promoted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. His research interests include: nanorobotics; mnno-material-based sensors; micro/nano-scale electrokinetics. He has served as an investigator for more than 5 grants from agencies such as Chinese National 863 Plan Projects, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and Chinese Academy of Sciences.

     

    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.