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Chapters & Regional Activities Committee

The Chapters and Regional Activities Committee is appointed by the President of the Council for the duration of their term (e.g. 2 years), and is composed of the Chair, Regional Chapter Coordinators, and other members as may be designated by the President. This Committee establishes and maintains communication with Council chapters, IEEE Regions and Sections in particular geographic areas, and student organizations. It serves as a liaison between the chapters, sections, and student organizations and the Council. It works with Educational Activities to communicate availability of Distinguished Lecturers and the Technical Activities Committee to communicate technical activities of interest.

NTC Chapters and Regional Activities Committee Members


Lan Fu
Chair of the Chapters and Regional Activities Committee


Lan Fu received her PhD degree from the Australia National University (ANU) in 2001 and is currently a Full Professor at the Research School of Physics, ANU. Prof. Lan Fu was the recipient of the IEEE Photonic Society Graduate Student Fellowship (2000), Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2002), ARF/QEII Fellowship (2005) and Future Fellowship (2012). Professor Fu is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE/Photonics and Electron Devices Societies and was the past chair of the Photonics Society, Electron Devices Society and Nanotechnology Council Chapters of the IEEE ACT section. She is also the current member of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee on Materials Science and Engineering, Secretary of the Executive Committee of Australian Materials Research Society (AMRS), and Australian Research Council College of Experts. Lan Fu’s main research interests include design, fabrication and integration of optoelectronic devices (LEDs, lasers, photodetectors and solar cells) based on low-dimensional III-V compound semiconductor structures including quantum wells, self-assembled quantum dots and nanowires grown by metal-organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD).

Regional Chapter Coordinators

Vasuda Bhatia
Regional Chapter Coordinator (R1-R7)


Dr. Bhatia is a world-renowned Materials Scientist with over 20 years of experience in academia and industry. She works as Chief Scientist at Gaea Nanolabs, where she’s working on synthesis of nano-proteins in collaboration with the Molecular Foundry, a Nanoscience facility at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. She also serves as Adjunct Faculty at San Jose State University. Before joining Gaea Nanolabs, Dr. Bhatia was a professor at Amity Institute of Renewable and Alternative Energy at Amity University, India, where she established a program in advanced materials research for chemical, gas and bio sensors including nanomaterials, semiconducting polymers and materials for alternative energy. She earned her Doctoral degree from Texas A & M University in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Masters in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her undergraduate degree in Materials and Metallurgical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. She has worked as a research scientist at Stellar Micro Devices in Austin, Texas; as visiting faculty at IIT Kanpur and as a research associate at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, India. Dr. Bhatia has been actively involved with the IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Chapter for last several years, where she has been serving as the Chair since 2019. Under her leadership, the chapter was awarded the Best Chapter by IEEE Nanotechnology Council in 2019.
Attila Bonyar
Regional Chapter Coordinator (R8)


Attila Bonyár is an associate professor at the Department of Electronics Technology at Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He has two M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering and a Ph.D in electrical engineering. His research activities are focused on the development of optical and electrochemical, affinity type biosensors, utilizing low-dimensional nanomaterials, plasmonics and nanometrology (AFM). He is a Steering Committee member of the IEEE-SIITME conference series since 2014 and the IEEE-ISSE conference series since 2017. Since 2019 he is the chair of the IEEE Hu&Ro EPS&NTC joint chapter. Since 2020 he is a member of IEEE NTC Nanopackaging Technical Committee.
Camilo Tellez Villamizar
Regional Chapter Coordinator (R9)


Camilo Téllez Villamizar received the bachelor degree in 2009 from the Universidad de San Buenaventura where he became a professor in the area of Communications, and also research assistant. Research is one of his main passions, as well as Nanotechnology and Bioengineering. In 2012, he moved to Germany to pursue his Master’s Degree. By 2013 Camilo was enrolled in his first research in a project related to the development of a flexible and stretchable sensor platform that could be connected to a mobile device. On 2014, as an award of Life Science Network, he was granted an internship in topics related to Polymerization using Polyaniline with Carbon Nanotubes, which is a topic that is close to his passion; this award is granted to exceptional students in Germany. In 2016 Camilo returned to Colombia and began an internship in the Industrial University of Santander and as professor in the Escuela Tecnológica Instituto Técnico Central de la Salle (ETITC). In 2017 he started in a new position as professor at Universidad Católica de Colombia, where because of excellent performance he has gained more responsibilities over time. In Universidad Católica Camilo is not only professor, but is also part of many research teams, being principal investigator and leader in some of them. Besides his experience as a professor, he has publications and articles that backup his experience and research. The Study of linear strain gauges at micron scale for the reduction of external factors is the latest, published in January 2020.
Brajesh Kumar Kaushik
Regional Chapter Coordinator (R10 - India)


Dr. Brajesh Kumar Kaushik (SM'13) received Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in 2007 from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India. He joined Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, as Assistant Professor in December 2009; promoted to Associate Professor in April 2014; and since Aug 2020 he has been serving as full Professor. He had been Visiting Professor at TU-Dortmund, Germany in 2017; McGill University, Canada in 2018 and Liaocheng University, China in 2018. He is currently serving as Visiting Lecturer of SPIE society to deliver lectures in the area of Spintronics and Optics at SPIE chapters located across the world. He regularly serves as General Chair, Technical Chair, and Keynote Speaker of reputed international and national conferences. He also served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of IEEE Roorkee sub-section. Dr. Kaushik is a Senior Member of IEEE and member of many expert committees constituted by government and non-government organizations. He is currently serving as Distinguished Lecturer (DL) of IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) to offer EDS Chapters with quality lectures in his research domain. He is an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices; Associate Editor of IET Circuits, Devices & Systems; Editor of Microelectronics Journal, Elsevier; Editorial Board member of Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Emerald and Circuit World, Emerald. He has received many awards and recognition from the International Biographical Center (IBC), Cambridge. His name has been listed in Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering® and Marquis Who’s Who in the World®. He has 12 books to his credit published by reputed publishers such as CRC Press, Springer, Artech and Elsevier. One his books, titled “Nanoscale Devices: Physics, Modeling, and Their Application”, CRC Press won 2018 Outstanding Book and Digital Product Awards in the Reference/Monograph Category from Taylor and Francis Group. He has been offered with fellowships and awards from DAAD, Shastri Indo Canadian Institute (SICI), ASEM Duo, United States-India Educational Foundation (Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence). His research interests are in the areas of high-speed interconnects, carbon nanotube-based designs, organic electronics, device circuit co-design, optics & photonics based devices, image processing, spintronics-based devices, circuits and computing.
Li Tao
Regional Chapter Coordinator (R10 - Other)


Professor Li Tao obtained bachelor’s degree from Southeast University in 2004, and received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2010. Then, he entered the University of Texas at Austin Microelectronics Research Center for post-doctoral research and was promoted to research scientist in 2012. He joined Southeast University as a professor of Materials Science and Engineering in 2016. Prof. Tao’s research interests include nanofabrication, two-dimensional semiconductor materials and devices, and the cross-application of micro-systems and nanotechnology in healthcare and IoTs. He has over 50 publications, including first/corresponding author Nature Nanotechnology (citations>1000), Chemical Society Reviews, IEEE TAP, Infomat etc. He serves as associate editors for Research (the first Science Partner Journal) and MicroElectronics Engineering. Prof. Tao has delivered more than 15 invited talks in IEEE, MRS, APS and other conferences, and served as the conference general chair for IEEE NMDC 2020&2022. He is a senior member of IEEE.