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

Thursday, July 14th, 2016


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: 

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.

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Update of IEEE NTC Conferences

Thursday, July 14th, 2016



In this update:

  • NANO 2016 Early Registration Deadline extended to July 22, 2016 (Japan time)
  • Call for Proposals: We are seeking proposals for hosting NANO 2019 and NMDC 2018.

NANO 2016 Early Registration Deadline extended to July 22, 2016 (Japan time)

IEEE NANO is one of the largest nanotechnology conferences in the world, directly hosted by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. It is a must for students, educators, researchers, scientists and engineers engaged in a wide range of nanotechnology fields and related applications, including electronic materials, photonics, biotechnology, medicine, alternative energy, environment and electronic devices. Since its first round on Maui Island, Hawaii, in 2001, IEEE Nano has been held annually in rotation between North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. This is the 16th edition of the flagship annual event to be held in Sendai, and the second in Japan some 11 years since it first took place in Nagoya in 2005. See

Call for Proposals for Future Conference Sites

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for future sites for IEEE NANO 2019 and for IEEE NMDC 2018.


The annual IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology is the NTC’s flagship event.  The (more…)

The First IEEE NTC Summer School Has Been Held in Tel-Aviv University Successfully

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

The First IEEE NTC Summer School Has Been Held in Tel-Aviv University Successfully.


The IEEE Summer School on “Regenerative Nano-Medicine: From Advanced Delivery Systems to Electronic-Based Devices” at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, June 2016


Picture 1: The IEEE Nano summer school opening


The IEEE Summer School on “Regenerative Nano-Medicine: From Advanced Delivery Systems to Electronic-Based Devices”  that took place at Tel-Aviv University, Israel  in June 2016 was oriented towards cutting-edge research and technologies in the fields of tissue engineering, drug delivery and their interfaces with electronics. It was combining nano-electronics and biology, focusing on current innovations and future research pathways in these fields.

About 50 multinational graduate students and post-docs from the USA, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Czech Republic, Poland, Russia, India, China, Thailand and Israel, participated in the summer school.


San Francisco Nano Workshop for Young Professionals

Monday, May 16th, 2016

San Francisco Bay Area IEEE Nanotechnology Council Chapter

3 Day Workshop for Young Professionals

IEEEnanoCON-2016;  Inspiring the Next Generation

Dates: June 13 – 15, 2016

Venues: Texas Instruments; IBM Almaden; and Stanford University

For detailed schedule, see

Download the PDF flyer.

IEEEnanoCON-2016 is a three day workshop principally targeting young professionals and college students. IEEEnanoCON-2016 will also serve engineers wishing to retrain into new careers. There will be exposure to a wide range of nanotechnology science and technology topics by established experts in the fields.

Presentations will span nanomaterials and nanodevices, nanophotonics and nanomedicine, nanopolymers and nanosensors along with their applications.

Speakers from Academia and Industry (both entrepreneurs and established enterprises), will review current as well as potential areas of interest in an attempt to spark a drive to get involved in enabling the promise of nanotechnology.

Ample time will be reserved for discussion and interchange with attendees.

IEEEnanoCON-2016’s three days of activities will take place at three venues: Texas Instruments; IBM Almaden; and Stanford University. Free attendance by on-site engineers or professors will be encouraged to maximize networking opportunities.

For detailed schedule and to register, see


Sponsored by OCSiAL USA, Perkin Elmer, HP, HP Enterprise and IEEE SCV Section

NIST Nanotechnology Seminar Series

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

NIST Nanotechnology Seminar Series

Next Generation Electricity Storage: Beyond Lithium Ion Batteries

George Crabtree

Director, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)

Argonne National Laboratory

University of Illinois at Chicago

Wednesday, March 30th 10:30 AM

Bldg. 215, Rm C103-106


A library of fundamental knowledge of the materials and phenomena of energy storage at the atomic and molecular level.The Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) pursues high performance, low cost beyond lithium ion electricity storage that will transform transportation and the electricity grid. JCESR will leave three legacies: (more…)

IEEE NTC Appoints Eight 2016 Distinguished Lecturers

Monday, December 7th, 2015

IEEE Nanotechnology Council has appointed the following eight Distinguished Lecturers for the year 2016:

Supriyo Bandyopadhyay,

Walter Hu,

James E. Morris,

Luca Pierantoni,

Federico Rosei,

Hark Hoe Tan,

Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng,

Wei Wu,

Chapters, student branches, workshops, and conferences sponsored by IEEE Nanotechnology Council and its member societies are welcome to invite IEEE NTC’s Distinguished Lecturers for delivering various presentations.

IEEE NTC provides funds to support full or partial travel expenses for invited presentations.

Please contact DLs directly for detailed arrangements.

For more information, please visit the IEEE NTC DL program page.



Professor Supriyo Bandyopadhyay

Department of Electrical Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University

Example of presentation title: Spintronics, nanomagnetic computing (more…)

Call for Nominations 2016 IEEE Nanotechnology Distinguished Lecturers

Friday, September 4th, 2015

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 2016. 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.

Candidates for DLs may be nominated by any current IEEE member, using the IEEE NTC Distinguished Lecturer Nomination Form. Self-nomination is not accepted.

The selection of distinguished lectures will be made by the Distinguished Lecturer Committee, a subcommittee of Technical Activities Committee (TAC) and approved by the NTC ExCom.

Please email the nomination to Guangyong Li, chair, the Distinguished Lecturer Committee, at or submit the nomination online using the form below, by midnight (US Pacific Time) Oct. 15, 2015.


Your Name (required)

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Attach the DL nomination form (required)



The IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Re-Booting Computing

Introducing the IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative

The new IEEE Rebooting Computing Initiative aims to rethink computing from “soup to nuts,” with the objective of transcending limitations of existing computing technologies.  Members of NTC affiliated societies in IEEE are encouraged to explore this new initiative through the Rebooting Computing Portal.  IEEE members can join the IEEE Rebooting Computing Community for free!  (Submitted by Neal Anderson, NTC representative to the RC Initiative.)

Request for Proposals – NTC Summer School

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Marc Cahay IEEE NTC Summer School on Nanotechnology 2016

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is initiating its Summer School Program in 2016. The first Summer School will be organized along some of the themes typically covered in the call for abstracts of the yearly IEEE Nano meeting, the flagship IEEE Nanotechnology Conference.  These include a wide range of nanoscience and nanotechnology topics, encompassing nanofabrication; nanomanufacturing; nanomaterials; nanobiomedicine; nanoenergy; nanoplasmonics; nanoelectronics; nanosensors and nanoactuators; nanorobotics; and characterization and modeling of nanostructures and devices.

The IEEE Summer School on Nanotechnology is geared towards senior undergraduates; graduate students; post-docs; and researchers and practitioners at the early stages of their careers who are eager to deepen and broaden their skills in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Attendance is expected to be in the range of 20 to 50 participants. The main objective is to stimulate future generations to stay abreast of these rapidly evolving fields, and to foster participation in the adventure of research that will lead to the next generation of nanopioneers.


IEEE Nanotechnology Newsletter, Jan-Feb 2015 Issue.

Sunday, March 1st, 2015


Jan-Feb 2015

  NTC Presidents Message January 2015

Dear Colleagues:Welcome to our inaugural issue of our e-Newsletter!

This is another of the messages I send from time to time to the NTC (IEEE Nanotechnology Council) email list of 14,000+ people interested in Nanotechnology. The Chapter of the Year Award for 2014 went to the San Francisco and Bay Area chapter. This chapter is very active and provides an excellent example of what chapters can do, from running monthly meetings to yearly symposia. Check them out at

We have elected Prof. Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng, of the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, to the post of VP for Publications. He has also been named Editor in Chief (EiC) for our web presence. His first task as EiC is to revamp the NTC web site and set up a process for keeping it updated.

We are planning to increase our involvement in education and hope to offer a one-week summer school on nanotechnology, designed primarily for graduate students, postdocs and recent graduates. We expect to receive proposals between now and the summer of 2015 and select one of them at the next AdCom meeting for a summer 2016 offering. The AdCom at its last meeting approved funding of about $40,000 to help defray expenses of the school. A more formal request for proposals will follow soon, but we would appreciate brief letters of intent to get us started. The school should have a theme (for example, graphene devices) and the final proposals should indicate venue, speakers and budgets.

As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions.

Ari Requicha
University of Southern California
President, IEEE Nanotechnology Council

This IEEE Nanotechnology Newsletter highlights publications, conferences, technical activities, news, messages, and announcements which might interest the readers. Highlighted in this issue include:

Welcome to IEEE NMDC 2015 in Anchorage, Alaska on 13-16 September, 2015

Highlights of Early Access Papers in TNANO

Preview of IEEE Nanotechnology Conference 2015

IEEE NANO 2015 2nd call for papers Deadline March 15, 2015

Highlights of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine December 2014 Issue

Highlights of the January 2015 Issue of TNANO

3M NANO 2015, 5-9 Oct, Changchun, China, Call for Papers

NANOfIM 2015, 1st Workshop on Nanotechnology in Instrumentation and Measurement CALL FOR PAPERS

TNANO Special Section on Defect and Fault Tolerance CALL FOR PAPERS

Click HERE to read full content online or click titles above for individual subjects.

It is hoped that by the web-based NTC Newsletter, nanotechnology related R&D, commercialization and education can be effectively promoted for the benefits of humanity.

Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng
University Chair Professor
Electrical Engineering
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan City, Taiwan
IEEE Fellow, Web/Newsletter EiC, VP for Publications
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