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IEEE NANOTECHNOLOGY COUNCIL – Motivational Webinar Series

Friday, March 10th, 2023

Webinar for IEEE Region 8 NTC YPs

Date: 8th March 2023 RESCHEDULED:  15th March 2023
Time: 12:00 PM (GMT +1)
Panelist: Dr. Antigone Marino 
Title: “Inside Out the Comfort Zone

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* Have you ever tried to identify the limits of your comfort zone?
* The comfort zone is a behavioral state within which a person operates in an anxiety-neutral condition, using a limited set of behaviors to deliver a steady level of performance, usually without a sense of risk.
* Often, without realizing it, we are the ones that somehow limit our professional growth.
* Entering and leaving the comfort zone is an art, that can often become a game to grow professionally!


Dr. Antigone Marino is a researcher at the Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems (CNR-ISASI). She received her master in Physics in 2000, and the research doctorate in New Technologies in 2004, both at the Physical Science Department of Federico II University of Naples. Her research activities are focused on soft matter optics, ellipsometry and structured light.

Thanks to her experience in science, she has set up a course for PhD students on professional development, ranging from the topics of soft skills to scientific communication, passing through social media, outreach and all the non-technical aspects necessary in scientific professions.

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    NTC’s Young Professional Committee Announces New Chair

    Monday, February 6th, 2023

    The IEEE NTC is pleased to announce the appointments of YP Chair, Matteo Lodi.

    Matteo B. Lodi received the bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Cagliari, Cagliari, in 2016, and the master’s degree in biomedical engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy, in 2018. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering and computer science at the University of Cagliari. His research activity deals with the modeling of bioelectromagnetic phenomena, especially hyperthermia treatment; the study, manufacturing, and synthesis of magnetic biomaterials for tissue engineering applications; and the use of microwaves for biotechnology and environmental applications. He was awarded as Young Scientists at General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of URSI 2020 and 2021. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the IEEE Future Directions Technology Policy and Ethics newsletter.

    Call for Young Professionals to join IEEE NTC Technical Committees

    Sunday, January 29th, 2023

    Are you IEEE Young Professional interested in the field of Nanotechnology, and in expanding your professional horizons? Consider joining one of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Technical Committees. Our mentoring program (MENED) is designed for young professionals interested in gaining new skills and experiences, participating in professional activities, and further development of their professional network.

    Find your chosen technical committee and fill out our short application form so we can get to know you better.

    NTC Young Professionals wins the IEEE Young Professionals Hall of Fame Award

    Monday, January 23rd, 2023

    The accomplishments of the NTC Young Professionals have been recognized on the IEEE-wide scale and the group has been awarded with the IEEE Young Professionals Hall of Fame for activities in 2021. The justification emphasizes that the activities and initiatives stood out from the others, and were recognized as great contributors to the young generation of engineers and scientists in the Nanotechnology Council and IEEE overall. During the evaluation, the referees recognized the exemplary vitality of the group measured in the amount and quality of organized activities. These activities have an essential impact on the Young Professional community. The jury also recognized a vibrant collaboration with other IEEE units in order to facilitate the engagement of members of all grades. Finally, the inspiring concept of the Nanotechnology Marathon has been recognized as a cherry on the top of the cake.

    Congratulations to our NTC YP Team led by Rafal Sliz, for the hard work and dedication!

    IEEE NTC Mentoring Program First Training Event

    Thursday, July 28th, 2022

    IEEE NTC Mentoring program: from Effectiveness to Durability
    (NTC MENED program)

    First Training Event, July 8th, 2022, Palma de Mallorca, Spain,
    in conjunction with IEEE NANO 2022

    The major strength of IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) resides in its large number of members and volunteers, and the unlimited spectrum of nanotechnology applications. Currently, the IEEE NTC activities (technical, educational, conferences, publications, standing committees, etc.) and initiatives are extremely rich and rise the IEEE NTC to the level of a well-recognized world leader in the field of nanotechnology. To guarantee sustainability of NTC activities and to enable successful succession planning in the NTC’s leadership, a new initiative has been launched at the beginning of 2022, namely the IEEE NTC Mentoring program: from Effectiveness to Durability, or the so-called NTC MENED program. The NTC MENED program aims to enable the NTC volunteers to grow indispensable skills to carry out the NTC activities and to gradually integrate a larger number of well-trained NTC volunteers into the different initiatives. The objectives of NTC MENED program are as follows: 1) To reach a high level of success in the NTC activities; 2) To maximize the chance of new volunteers to reach their goals; and 3) To establish a mentoring culture that concerns the durability of NTC MENED program. Through the NTC MENED program, the final goal of NTC is to connect people and create teams in which everyone brings ideas, trust and rapport.


    IEEE NTC YP Canada – Meet the Editors Webinar

    Monday, July 25th, 2022

    On September 8th, at 12 PM (MDT, UTC-6) join us in our next free [Webinar] Meet the Editors. In this first event of our career development series, senior editors (associate and in-Chief) from different relevant journals focused on micro and nanotechnology will share some tips, DOs and DONTs, and general advice while answering some questions asked by the moderator. The audience will have the chance to ask questions during the Q&A session.

    The event is free and open to all upon registration.

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    Dr. Charlotte Allard, Associate Editor of Nature Reviews Materials

    Dr. Aaron Wheeler (University of Toronto), Editor-in-Chief of Lab on a Chip (RSC)
    Dr. Deji Akinwande (the University of Texas at Austin)
    Dr. Juewen Liu (University of Waterloo), and
    Dr. Tery Odom (Northwestern University), Editor-in-Chief of Nano Letters (ACS)

    Time zones:
    12 PM (MDT), (UTC-6)
    2 PM (EDT), (UTC-4)
    8 PM (CEST), (UTC+2)
    11:30 PM (IST), (UTC+5:30)
    2 AM (CST), (UTC+8)

    The event is free and open to all upon registration.
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    This event is co-hosted by the IEEE Nanotechnology Young Professionals Canada and the uSask IEEE NTC Student Branch Chapter and supported by the University of Saskatchewan and IEEE NTC.


    IEEE NTC YP WEBINAR: Quantum Dots: Applications & Advances

    Monday, March 28th, 2022

    Webinar Topic: “Quantum Dots: Applications and Advances”

    Date/time: April 22nd, 2022 at 2PM EDT/11AM PDT

    Several specialists will talk about the challenges, recent developments, and applications for Quantum Dots.

    This event is co-hosted by the IEEE Nanotechnology Young Professionals Canada and Eastern US and supported by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.

    This Zoom event is free and open to all upon registration.
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    WW Time zones:
    11 AM (PDT), (UTC-7)
    12 PM (CDT), (UTC-6)
    2 PM (EDT), (UTC-4)
    3 PM (ADT), (UTC-3)
    7 PM (CET), (UTC+1)


    Dr. Ellie Bennett (Postdoctoral researcher, Columbia University),

    Dr. Eric Kennehan (Co-founder & CEO/CTO, Magnitude Instruments)

    Dr. Armin Fischer (COO, QD Solar Inc.)


    Eng. Tory Welsch (Graduate student at Dr. Doty’s group, University of Delaware)


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    Invitation to Join NTC Technical Committees

    Monday, February 21st, 2022


    Are you interested in the field of Nanotechnology and in expanding your professional horizons? Consider joining one of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Technical Committees (TCs). Our new mentoring program is designed for young professionals interested in gaining new skills and experiences, participating in professional technical activities, and further development of their professional network. Mentees will participate in the TC meetings, assist with organization of technical webinars, learn best practices to review scientific papers, and participate and propose new TC initiatives.

    Find your chosen technical committee and fill out our short application form so we can get to know you better.

    IEEE Nanotechnology Marathon organized by the NTC Young Professionals

    Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

    Under the patronage of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council 2021 President, Professor James Morris, the NTC Young Professionals team organized the first IEEE Nanotechnology Marathon. On the 24th of November, throughout a 24-hour period, 24 distinguished lecturers, nanotechnology experts, and influential scientists presented their work and the latest achievements.

    The YP Team engaged almost 700 participants from six continents, starting from Australia, through Asia, Africa, and Europe, and ending in the South and North Americas. In the difficult times, this event is the best example of how creative and innovative approaches help popularise nanotechnology, without borders.

    For details on the Program, see the 2021 Marathon page.


    WEBINAR: Magnetic Particle Hyperthermia – Region 8 IEEE NTC YP

    Wednesday, January 19th, 2022

    Webinar has been scheduled for February 16 by the Region 8 Young Professional (YP) of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC).

    Topic:Magnetic Particle Hyperthermia: A versatile platform in modern Biomedicine

    with Prof. Makis Angelakeris, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

    Date: Wednesday 16th February 2022 at 11:00 AM (GMT+2) (3AM PST, 6AM ET)



    Magnetic Particle Hyperthermia is worldwide accepted as one of the least invasive cancer treatments.

    The idea behind this modality is the interaction between magnetic entities, namely nanostructures with an externally applied magnetic field. Nanostructures are dictated to orient according to field direction. Thus, a bi-directional magnetization reversal occurs as alternating field oscillates, typically with a kHz frequency. Magnetization reversal in nanostructures produces energy losses (heat) in the surroundings.

    Such heat, if adequately driven and selectively delivered to malignant regions may initiate specific cellular pathways concluding to apoptosis or even necrosis. To augment the field-nanostructure interaction and deliver the maximum possible heat, one has to seek for the best combination of magnetic nanomaterials and magnetic fields.

    First, different features of nanomaterials such as structure, size, morphology to promote enhanced magnetic heating and second which magnetic field parameters may be fine-tuned to further optimize magnetic heating efficiency will be discussed.

    Second, I will discuss current constraints of magnetic particle hyperthermia such as selectivity and regionality and propose alternative ways to confront them.

    To conclude, case studies of Magnetic Particle Hyperthermia applicability schemes and how magnetic particle hyperthermia may play a role as a versatile multifunctional platform in modern biomedicine where heat excess may be the trigger for drug delivery or cell regeneration will be shown.