IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Advancing Nanotech for Humanity
May 15th, 2020

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology seeks original manuscripts for a Special Section on:

“Micro/Nanorobotics and its biomedical applications”

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: July 15, 2020
  • First decision (accept/reject/revise): October 1, 2020
  • Revised papers submission: December 1, 2020
  • Final decision: December 31, 2020

For more information, click here.


The IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) seeks original manuscripts for a

“Nanoscale Architectures Symposium (NANOARCH 2020)” Special Section

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: July 1, 2020
  • First decision (accept/reject/revise): September 15, 2020
  • Revised papers submission: October 15, 2020
  • Final decision: December 15, 2020

For more information, click here.

May 5th, 2020

Hearty congratulations to the following 2020 NTC Award Winners! Watch for further details about the Awards Ceremony.

Pioneer Award:
Professor Supriyo Bandyopadhyay
Virginia Commonwealth University
“For pioneering contributions to spintronics and straintronics employing nanostructures”
Bio: Professor Bandyopadhyay is a pioneer in the field of straintronics which deals with switching nanomagnets with electrically generated strain for extremely energy-efficient computing and signal processing. He has also worked for many decades on spin-based classical computing. Additionally, he developed unique self-assembly techniques for nanoscale synthesis that led to the demonstration of novel optical, electrical and magnetic devices. In 2016, he was named Virginia’s Outstanding Scientist by Governor Terence McAuliffe and in 2018, he received the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award which is the highest award for any faculty member in any private or public college or university in Virginia. He also received his university’s Award of Excellence and Distinguished Scholarship Award – both given to one faculty member in the University in any given year. He has received many other awards over an academic career spanning three decades.

Early Career Award:
Professor Mikhail Kats
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“For outstanding technical innovations and achievement in nanophotonics, especially for optical metasurfaces, light interaction with nanoscale films, and tunable nanomaterials”
Bio: Professor Kats is an expert in the interaction between light and structured optical materials. He has made pioneering contributions to the development of optical metasurfaces, ultra-thin-film interference coatings, tunable optics with phase-transition materials, and thermal-radiation metrology and engineering.

Chapter of the Year Award
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Chair: Vasuda Bhatia


May 5th, 2020

by Nick Massetti, NTC Chapters Chair

The San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council Chapter was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Chapter Award for the third time since 2014. The chapter was formed in 2005 as the inaugural chapter of an IEEE Council rather than an IEEE Society. Since then, the chapter has hosted a continuing string of monthly events comprising single speaker lunch time talks, an annual full day symposium of talks in the Spring and an annual half-day symposium in the Fall. Located in a unique global technology center its mission has been mission is to enable nanotechnology engineering by building bridges between industry, academia, and government, through the facilitation of education, networking, & entrepreneurship.  It provides valuable education, networking opportunities, and services through these events helping attendees develop and nurture professional relationships among peer working engineers, scientists, technologists, academics, and entrepreneurs. Most event speakers are recruited from local universities and companies as well as the occasional IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. Event attendance typically includes more non-IEEE members than members representing a broad audience and demographic which strives to fulfill the goal of advancing technology for humanity. The chapter also holds joint activities with other member societies, engages with students and provides a forum for job seekers.

The quality and longevity of the chapter is directly related to a large and active Executive Steering Committee, many of whom were among those chartering the chapter in 2005, by dividing responsibilities among their members to address event logistics, event promotion, speaker acquisition and venue management as examples. New volunteers are continuously added and they assume roles with increasing responsibility and further develop their professional networks.

In keeping with the times events are promoted on its own IEEE Listserv and on social media such as:


For full list of current chapters and contacts, click here.


How to start your own Chapter
Since this first chapter was formed, NTC has grown to include 29 Chapters worldwide and another 14 Student Chapters. Any member of the IEEE NTC can file a petition to form a chapter online at The IEEE Petition Team takes care of acquiring supporting signatures from neighboring members of NTC Society Members. The Outstanding Chapter Award winner might provide a useful model. For more information or inquiries of general chapter interest contact Nick Massetti, NTC Chapters Committee Chair, at


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.


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.

May 1st, 2020

Considering the present circumstances related to COVID-19, the Conference Committee of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and the local organizers of the 20th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology 2020 (IEEE NANO 2020) have decided to modify the format of IEEE NANO 2020 as follows:

  • To contributors of IEEE NANO 2020 who want to present their work and have their conference papers presented and published in 2020, despite the very difficult situation, we will provide a virtual solution to IEEE NANO 2020. Shortly we will send out a survey with some preliminary information to estimate the number of participants to this virtual event. More details will follow as firm arrangements are made.
  • To contributors of IEEE NANO 2020 who prefer to visit Montreal and present their conference papers on-site, we announce that the 21st IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology 2021 (IEEE NANO 2021) will be held in Montreal, July 28-30, 2021. Abstracts submitted to IEEE NANO 2020 and not presented to the virtual event will be transferred to the 21st edition. Besides, an additional call for papers will be opened Nov 15th, 2020 – Jan 31st, 2021. 
  • Of course, current IEEE NANO 2020 contributors are encouraged to both present their current papers to the virtual IEEE NANO 2020 and submit further work to IEEE NANO 2021. 


Registration information will be announced shortly. Stay up-to-date by visiting


April 30th, 2020

Dear IEEE Nanotechnology Council Participants,

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is closely monitoring developments related to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our participants is the Council’s utmost priority. The Council is working diligently with IEEE to define the best course of action for conferences that will take local regulations into consideration while ensuring that the hard work of our conference organizers and authors is not undermined by the impact of this outbreak.

Please note that it is the intention to be flexible and helpful to everyone during this time of difficulty. We want to keep all of you informed as best possible, so please continue to check the conference webpage for updates about upcoming conferences and events.

Conference Updates:

IEEE-NEMS 2020 – Rescheduled to 27-30 September 2020

2020 IEEE DTS – Currently proceeding as planned

MARSS-20 – Canceled, to be held in 2021

IEEE-NANO 2020Currently proceeding as planned To be held virtually

3M-NANO – Canceled, to be held in 2021

IEEE NMDC 2020Currently proceeding as planned To be held virtually



World Health Organization – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public

Message from IEEE on Coronavirus (COVID-19)


April 30th, 2020

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for future sites for IEEE NMDC 2022 and 2023.

Deadline 30 June 2020

The IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC) aims to develop critical assessment of existing work and future directions in nanotechnology research from every sector in the nanotechnology research field, with a special focus on materials and devices. NMDC 2020 will be held in Nanjing, China, and NMDC 2021 in Vancouver, Canada. Past locations of the NMDC have been in Asia (Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore), USA (California, Michigan, Hawaii, Alaska, Portland), and Europe (Sicily, France, Stockholm). NMDC typically runs between mid-September and mid-October, with the later dates preferred since IEEE NANO runs in late July.

We are now seeking proposals for IEEE NMDC 2022 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 9 (South & Central America) for the first time, and for IEEE NMDC 2023 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 8 (Europe & Africa.) This Call for Proposals is a year earlier than usual for NMDC 2023 to give organizers more planning time than in the past.

For conference history, visit

Early indication of an intention to submit a proposal is strongly recommended. Candidates for NMDC 2022 and 2023 will be expected to present an informal 5-10 minute “Proposal in preparation” at the online NTC Excom and Adcom meetings in July 2020.

Proposal deadline:
30 June 2020 for both NMDC 2022 and NMDC 2023.

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April 21st, 2020

Deadline Extended to 15-June

Call for Nominations IEEE Nanotechnology Council

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for the following positions:

(1) President-elect (2021) (1-year) and President (2022-2023)
(2) VP for Conferences (2021-2022)
(3) VP for Finances (2021-2022)

Unless otherwise noted, all positions are two-year terms and start Jan. 1, 2021.

Nominations should include a statement from the candidate and a bio in IEEE format. The deadline for nomination is May 22, 2020 June 15, 2020.

A position description and nomination form are in the NTC Nomination Package, which can also be downloaded here.

Eligibility: Candidates are nominated from current AdCom members or from those past members who have served as Member Society-appointed or ex-officio AdCom members within the previous five years. Review the AdCom roster here.

NOTE: Nominations may be made only by current AdCom members.

Note: An individual may not serve concurrently as both a Council officer and a Council Member Society representative.

The election will be held by the NTC AdCom in July TBA (most likely online). Nominees need to be present for the election.

Please email the nominations to Tommy Tzeng, Chair, NTC Nominations Committee at by midnight (Taiwan Std Time)  22-May-2020 June 15, 2020 or use the form below.


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April 13th, 2020

2020 Nanotechnology Council Fellow Committee


Stephen Goodnick, Arizona State University, USA


Alex Balandin, UC Riverside, USA

Mona Jarrahi, UCLA, USA

Roger Lake, UC Riverside, USA

Bing Sheu, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

Seiji Samukawa, Sendai University, Japan

Mark Reed, Yale University, USA

Gwo-Bin Lee, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan