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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.

 

Announcing new Chairs of the NTC TC6 and TC8

Monday, May 4th, 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 Chairs of the NTC TC6 Nanoelectronics, Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske, and the NTC TC8 Nanomaterials, Dominique Baillargeat. On behalf of the NTC TAC, I would like to thank them for taking these responsibilities and wish them a very successful leadership.

TC6 – Nanoelectronics
Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske
Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the VLSI & Emerging Technology Design Automation Laboratory at Portland State University. From 2004 to 2010 she was Chair of the ECE department at PSU, which she joined in 1989. She holds M.S. degree in electronics engineering from Politechnika Warszawska Warsaw, Poland, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

Her research interests include CAD for VLSI ICs, MS-SOCs, 3D ICs, nanotechnology and nano/bio systems, design for manufacturability and design issues in emerging and renewable technologies. She has presented tutorials, keynote and invited talks at various international conferences and events. She has published more than 150 technical papers and serves as a panelist and reviewer for the National Science Foundation (NSF), and as a reviewer for National Research Council Canada (NRC) and many international journals and conferences. Her research has been supported by the NSF and industry.

Dr. Chrzanowska-Jeske has served in various roles on the Technical, Steering, and Organizing Committees of many international conferences and workshops, as Associate Editor for TCAS II, Senior Editor, Associate Editor and Guest Editor of various international journals. Currently, she serves as Vice President for Finances of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) and on Editorial Board of Nano Express, IOP Publishing. She served as IEEE NTC Vice President for Technical Activities and on BoG of IEEE CASS. She was a chair and a founding-member of Women in CAS Society, WiCAS. She presented keynote, plenary and tutorial lectures at various international conferences. She received 2008 Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award in IEEE TCAD and the Best Paper Award for the best IEEE Transaction paper in Alabama Section in 1990 She is a Life Senior Member of IEEE.

TC8 – Nanomaterials
Dominique Baillargeat
Dominique BAILLARGEAT (52) is Senior Member IEEE and was IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecturer in 2018 and 2019. He is Professor at the University of Limoges (France). Since September 2019, he is appointed as Scientific Executive Director of the CNRS@CREATE Ltd, in the framework of the Campus for Research And Technological Enterprise (CREATE) of the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. CNRS@CREATE Ltd, which is CNRS’ first overseas subsidiary, will work with Singapore’s universities, research institutions, and CREATE’s international partners to conduct research and application of technologies in areas that are relevant to Singapore’s social and economic needs.

From September 2013 to August 2019 he was the Director of XLIM a joint research institute of 460 members of CNRS and University of Limoges. He was also the Director of the Lab of Excellence
SIGMA_LIM, a 8 years project, on innovative materials, technologies and software architectures dedicated to the future smart and highly integrated communication systems. From September 2009 to August 2013 he was the Director of the research laboratory CINTRA in Singapore, a joint lab. between the CNRS, NTU and Thales. The vision of this framework is to develop nanotechnologies for electronics.

D Baillargeat has done lot of research activities on the design of passive RF devices and on innovative packaging solutions for 3D heterogeneous integration. His research work is in the following areas: (1) EM modelling and design of RF components and modules, (2) 2D/3D additive manufacturing processes (3) nano-modelling and nano-characterization techniques for assisting the development of carbon-based devices (solutions for RF nanopackaging (interconnect), RF components, sensors, etc.) Prof D Baillargeat have been involved in many projects (past and present) either as XLIM scientific responsible or collaborator through fundings from the French Research Agency, European Community, ESA, CNES or with industrial partners (Thales, EADS etc..). He has been the advisor of 33 graduated PhD  students. D Baillargeat co-authored more than 80 articles in international journals and books, and 200 communications in international conferences.

NASA Research Announcement – Physical Sciences Informatics

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

NASA Research Announcement: Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System Appendix D Released

NASA has released the NASA Research Announcement (NRA) titled “Use of the NASA Physical Sciences Informatics System – Appendix D,” which solicits ground-based research proposals to generate new scientific insights by utilizing experimental data residing in NASA’s Physical Sciences Informatics (PSI) system (http://psi.nasa.gov). This online database provides investigators access to the raw and processed experimental data from physical science reduced-gravity flight experiments conducted on the International Space Station, Space Shuttle flights, and Free-flyers, or from related ground-based studies.

The current call for proposals solicits proposals in the five research areas – Combustion Science, Complex Fluids, Fluid Physics, Fundamental Physics and Materials Science – for which eligible experimental data will be available in the PSI by the proposal due date of December 15, 2017. At the time of the release of PSI NRA Appendix D, 50 investigations are eligible for this NRA. Anticipated award amounts, eligibility requirements, and further instructions for both types of investigators are provided in the solicitation document, which is available at http://tinyurl.com/NASA-17PSI-D.

Notices of Intent for Appendix D are due on October 31, 2017, and they must be submitted electronically via NSPIRES (http://nspires.nasaprs.com/). Proposals are due on December 15, 2017, and they must be submitted electronically by an authorized official of the proposing organization using either NSPIRES (http://nspires.nasaprs.com/) or Grants.gov (http://www.grants.gov).

NASA plans to conduct a proposers’ conference via WebEx on October 17, 2017. Prospective proposers are advised to monitor the solicitation webpage for further information on the conference, including instructions on how to submit your questions about the PSI or the NRA.

 

IEEE International Workshop on Nanotechnology for Robotics and Intelligent Systems

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Program Committee, we are glad to inform you that the following topical lectures will be offered on September 22 and 23 during the IEEE International Workshop on Nanotechnology for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IEEE-NRIS 2017), which will be held at the Northeastern University at Qinhuangdao, in Hebei, China, from September 21-24, 2017:

  • Light-controlled Cellular Surgery
  • Industrial Robotics at Nanoscale
  • Physical Human-Robot Interaction and Its Application to Assistive Robot Systems
  • Screening of Affinity Reagents on Integrated Microfluidic Systems and Their Applications for Fast Diagnosis
  • Multidimensional Cellular Analysis from 1D to 3DEnabled by Robotic Micro/Nano Manipulation
  • Nanoparticle Film Sensors for ElectronicsPackaging Reliability
  • Bridging Biological Neural System and Machine
  • Programmable Molecular/Nanoscale Building Blocks and Development Strategies for Real-Time, in Vivo Molecular/Nano Sensors
  • Spherical Robot Based on a Holonomic Mobile Platform

We now encourage students and researchers interested in Nanotechnology, Robotics, and Intelligent Systems, especially in the cross-disciplinary research between these fields to register and attend the workshop.  Detailed registration information can be found at the workshop website: http://www.ieee-nris.org/2017/

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Call for Nominations 2018 IEEE Nanotechnology Distinguished Lecturers

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

The 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 2018. 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.

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New Technical Committee

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

At its November meeting, the NTC Excom approved a proposal from the NTC Technical Activities Committee to form the 14th Technical Committee (TC), on  Nanoacoustic Devices, Processes and Materials. Xiaoning Jiang, of the Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UNC & NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA was appointed as TC Chair for 2016-2017, and James Spicer of the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA was appointed as TC co-chair for 2016-2017.

The past 10 years has seen an explosion of research interest in acoustics associated nanomaterials, nanostructures, nanofabrication and devices for a broad range of applications.

The NTC’s IEEE-UFFC member society  has a large group of scientists and students  who research nano-acoustics, but have not been benefiting from or contributing to NTC technical activities.

The TC will focus on such areas as:

  • Acoustic device applications such as mobile and/or autonomous devices (e.g. microphone, acoustic touch sensing, etc.), biomedical imaging devices (ultrasound imaging), biomedical therapy devices (ultrasound therapy, acoustic drug delivery), implantable and embedded devices (acoustic sensors and transducers), wearable and surface mountable devices (acoustic sensors), which involve interactions between acoustics waves and nano-materials/structures.
  • Advanced acoustic sensing and measurement approaches that permit unprecedented understanding of phenomena on the nanoscale.
  • Development of new materials for application to nanoscale acoustic devices and processes, examples include piezoelectric nano-materials, piezoelectric nano-structures, photoacoustic nanonaterials and nanostructures, etc.

The new TC has announced its initial goals:

Within two years: A dedicated session at IEEE NANO with 10 accepted papers

Within four years: A dedicated track at IEEE NANO with 30 accepted papers, regular tutorials at IEEE NANO, a dedicated special issue in TNANO or TUFFC.

 

Distinguished Lecturers for 2017 Announced

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces its Distinguished Lecturers (DL) for 2017.

Newly appointed:

  • Husam Alshareef, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Ozgur B. Akan, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jin-Woo Kim, University of Arkansas, USA
  • Larry Nagahara, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
  • John T.W. Yeow, University of Waterloo, Canada

Continuing from 2016:

  • Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
  • James Morris, Portland State University, Portland Oregon, USA
  • H. H. Tan, Australian National University
  • Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

For information on the Council’s DL Program see this page.

 

Call for Nominations 2017 IEEE Nanotechnology Distinguished Lecturers

Monday, November 7th, 2016

The 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 2017. 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 per DL 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.

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Students of San Francisco Bay Area NTC Chapter Attended A 3-Day Nanotechnology Workshop

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

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San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council Chapter hits the mark with 3 Day nanotechnology workshop for Students.

By Nick Massetti IEEE Life Senior Member

I’ll tell the story of the event titled: IEEEnanoCON-2016: Inspiring the Next Generation by starting at the end.

Slides of selected presentations of the IEEE SFBA Nanotechnology Council Chapter 3-Day Workshop on Nanotechnology can be found at the following link: https://goo.gl/HbKoD8 

The following are some of the comments from attendees following the 3 day mid-year workshop on nanotechnology designed for college students on Summer break and young professionals.

“First and foremost, I’d like to say that I enjoyed almost every single aspect of the event, and in particular, I thought the diversity of speakers (especially the balance between industry and academia) and locations was excellent.”  Alex, UC Davis Chem E. undergrad.

In my experience, the three days of IEEEnanoCON-2016 resulted in a fantastic combination of getting up to speed in areas of my own interest (biotechnology and medical devices) and developing knowledge and ideas in new polymers, new semiconductor materials, addressing energy needs and clean technologies. To make all this possible, the program brought together an excellent panel of presenters from industry, academia and government research to interact with a very enthusiastic and curious group of young scientists and engineers, from elite schools, universities and colleges from all over.  I take away the inspiration and the energy of a new generation of scientists to lead the field in decades to come.”  Maria, Ph.D., EMBA, Medical Device Consultant

I am deeply grateful for the education I have received from the three days of incredible speakers, great itineraries, enjoyable food, and excellent networking. This event has helped me see possibilities for myself that hadn’t occurred to me before.” Margaret, Undergrad, Foothill College.
The inspiration for the event grew from the RFP issued by the IEEE NTC in early 2015 for a Summer School on Nanotechnology. Although the San Francisco Chapter’s proposal was not the proposal selected for funding, the organizers moved ahead and found local sponsors to subsidize student registration fees and some other event costs. The workshop presented leading industrial scientists, academic researchers, entrepreneurs and government speakers in a broad spectrum of nanotechnology topics. The event was held at three separate locations, one day at each location. Part of the concept involved inviting researchers and interns at the different sites to attend providing golden network opportunities for the registrants. It also provided an opportunity for the registrants to go on tours of the local labs, for example, the Stanford University Nanofabrication Facility.

When the attendance numbers were totaled the student participation alone reached 59 including nine Texas Instruments student interns, who dropped in on day one, and ten IBM student interns, who participated on day two.  In addition to local interns there were also seasoned researchers and professors who stopped in for presentations and some even helped the speakers answer questions. The students reported attending at least 18 universities across the USA and the UK during the academic year. Besides the USA, home countries included Canada, India, Iran, Japan, Russia, and Vietnam. Many were interning at local industrial companies such as Semiconductor equipment supplier Applied Materials, biopharma giant Gilead, Zeiss X-Ray and research giant XEROX-PARC. Event sponsors included IBM, SWCNT manufacturer OCSiAl LLC, and the IEEE SCV Section STEM education fund.

SF 2016 - Fig. 1

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