IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Advancing Nanotech for Humanity
August 23rd, 2022


IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO)
Special Issue on

“Materials and Devices towards Advanced Flexible Sensors”

Flexible electronics is a technology diverging from the conventional rigid silicon technology and has stimulated fundamental scientific and technological research efforts. Remarkably different from generation 1.0 electronic products, the current smartwatch, smart wristband, the next-generation flexible electronics open up a wide range of exciting new applications such as 1) flexible lighting and display technologies for consumer electronics, architecture, and textiles; 2) wearables with sensors that help monitor our health and habits; 3) implantable electronics for improved medical imaging and diagnostics; 4) as well as extending the functionality of robots and unmanned aircraft through lightweight and conformable energy harvesting devices and sensors. For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, flexible electronics devices have shown great potential for remote interaction through real-time on-body monitoring, wireless transmission, and cloud diagnosis.

“Flexible Sensors”, as one of the most important elements of advanced flexible electronics, are required to be engineered with advanced processes and materials so that they can directly contact with the skin, and having other important and non-conventional device properties such as adequate adhesion, good conformality, breathability, biocompatibility, etc. Thus, a comprehensive understanding of materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, biology, and physics at practical levels are critical in developing advanced flexible sensors.

We are now seeking your contribution (minimum 6 pages of manuscript) for a special issue on “Materials and Devices towards Advanced Flexible Sensors” in the IEEE Open Journal on Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO). The aim of this Special Issue is to serve as a forum for disseminating innovative research and developments in the emerging field of the multi-functional and ubiquitous flexible sensors. Papers addressing this technology and review articles providing critical viewpoints are sought, including, but not limited to, flexible inorganic/organic materials, fundamental issues and advanced simulations underlying flexible systems, fabrication and integration technologies for flexible sensors, and studies on real-time applications of wearable devices.

Manuscripts for OJ-NANO must be prepared using the “IEEE manuscript template” and “Information for Authors” at, and be submitted on-line via Manuscript Central ( On submission to OJ-NANO, authors should select the “Special Issue: Materials and Devices towards Emerging Flexible Sensors” as a manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” Manuscripts must focus on nanotechnology as reflected by technical contents and references.

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August 8th, 2022

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council Women in Nanotechnology (WIN)/DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) leadership series will begin on August 18 and run through Sept. 5, 2022.

IEEE WIN/WIE/DEI Leadership series is a set of interviews with international leaders promoting women /men /DEI in leadership, women /DEI development, and inspiring young engineers to take an academic /nanotechnology interest in engineering. Our main focus is to promote women and go beyond gender balance.

The IEEE NTC  Women in nanotechnology  leadership  series highlights accomplishments in nanotechnology fields. The interviews of the leaders in the series provide a broad overview of multi-faceted contributions to nanotechnology engineering over the past years and future trends. Each subsequent program is dedicated to illuminating research and achievements in key, targeted areas of contemporary nanotechnology engineering and IEEE endeavors. The goal for the series is to raise awareness of the pivotal work these leaders are undertaking in areas of keen importance to our global community in order to inspire the young generation.

For more information on NTC WIN/DEI see the Women in Nanotechnology page.

Registration link:


  • Prof. Ajay Agarwal, Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India (August 19, 2022 @ 1500 IST)
  • Dr. Pooja Devi, Principal Scientist at CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (August 30, 2022 @ 1900 IST)
  • Prof. Davinder Kaur, IIT Roorkee, India (Septemebr 5, 2022 @ 1900 IST)
  • Prof. Kathleen Kramer, University of San Diego, USA (August 18, 2022 @ 1830 IST)
  • Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao, Pillay Chair Professor in EE at IIT Delhi, India (August 24, 2022 @ 1100 IST)
  • Prof. (Dr) V.R. Singh, Distinguished Professor, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, India (August 24, 2022 @ 1000 IST)

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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.

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July 27th, 2022

A call for papers is now open for the IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits (JXCDC) special topic on “Spintronic Devices for Energy Efficient Computing”

Submission Deadline: September 5th, 2022

Aims and Scope

The inherent properties of ferromagnetic materials operating at room temperature and at the nanoscale coupled with various aspects of spin physics offer abundant possibilities and functionalities for developing novel computing and memory devices and their integration. The fundamental advantage of spintronic devices over the semiconductor-based switch is its projected ultra-low operation energy through different switching mechanisms. As an example, the interplay of ferroelectric effect (charge) and ferromagnetic effect (spin) can lead to the energy efficient switching. Meanwhile, the extremely efficient charge-to-spin conversion has become promising through the integration of recently discovered topological effects (topology and chirality) and ferromagnetic effect (spin). One of the key challenges for spintronic devices, the operation speed, has been well addressed recently through the usage of antiferromagnetic materials and the application of spin-orbit-torque switching mechanism and its interplay with other switching mechanisms.

The most apparent features of spintronic devices are their non-volatility and superior endurance behavior, where spin-based devices outperform other nonvolatile devices for designing computing blocks, nonvolatile processors, logic-in-memory arrays, hyper-dimensional computing. This will enable the energy-efficient computing systems of the future.

The intrinsic multi-functionalities of spintronic devices have generated many “unexpected computing devices and architectures” in the past decade. One example is the proposal and demonstration of the usage of magnetic tunnel junctions for computing using memory, stochastic computing and probabilistic computing.

This special topic of the IEEE JXCDC will publish original recent research centered around spintronic logic and memory devices for energy efficient computing, covering the research topics from new spintronic physics, new spintronic materials, to novel spintronic devices, to spintronic circuits and spintronic computing systems.

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July 26th, 2022


The Impact Factor of IEEE TNANO in 2021 has increased to 2.967 from 2.57 in 2020, which is a one-year increase of 15%.



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.

Register at


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.
Sign up to receive the link for the meeting room:

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.


July 25th, 2022

The 2nd UB-IEEE Nano-Symposium will be held on September 21-23, 2022, at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.

The Symposium is chaired by Prof. Huamin Li (Department of Electrical Engineering) and sponsored by IEEE EDS Buffalo Chapter (Chair: Prof. Vasili Perebeinos), IEEE Buffalo Section (Chair: Padma Kasthurirangan), Department of Electrical Engineering (Chair: Prof. Jonathan Bird) and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Dean: Prof. Kemper Lewis) at the University at Buffalo.

Especially, a special session is organized on September 21 to celebrate “the 75th anniversary of the transistor”, in which a series of invited talks will review the transistor technology in different perspectives, including nanomaterials in transistors (Prof. Aaron Franklin, Duke University), two-dimensional transistors (Prof. Xiangfeng Duan, University of California, Los Angeles), tunnel transistors (Prof. Alan Seabaugh, University of Notre Dame), flexible transistors (Prof. John Rogers, Northwestern University), neuromorphic memtransistors (Prof. Mark Hersam, Northwestern University), and power transistors (Prof. Grace Xing, Cornell University).

For information on participation contact:

Huamin Li, Ph.D.
Department of Electrical Engineering
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Phone: (716) 645-1026

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July 24th, 2022

Prof Jim Morris, the past president of IEEE Nanotechnology Council visited the UK and Ireland Section Chapter, currently hosted by Nottingham Trent University (NTU), on 29 June 2022.

Following tours of NTU, Prof Morris delivered a Hybrid Seminar starting with a brief overview of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and best chapter practices, followed by a scientific seminar about electron transport in discontinuous metal thin films.

The chapter in the UK and Ireland Section was formed by Mohsen Rahmani (Chair) and Lei Xu (Vice-chair), both from NTU, Faezeh Arab Hassani (Treasurer) from the University of Bristol, and Lee Crudgington (secretary) from the University of Southampton in May 2021. In the last year, the chapter has organised several face-to-face, online and hybrid seminars delivered by pioneers in Nanotechnology and NTC distinguished lecturers.


July 19th, 2022


Standards Committee: EMB Standards Committee, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (Primary sponsor)

Standards Committee Chair: Carole C. Carey

TITLE: Standard for Spray-On Surface Antimicrobial Coatings Test Methodology

Scope: This standard specifies an objective performance test methodology to assess the efficacy of non-porous surface antimicrobial coatings against different organism groups (e.g., bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and molds) present within hospital and healthcare environments. The standard is applicable to all types of environmental surface antimicrobial coatings that are designed to be sprayed onto and coat the surface to provide continual antimicrobial activity for a specified period of time. This standard excludes antimicrobial coatings (such as, antimicrobial plastics, polymers, silicone, paints, etc.) incorporated during the manufacturing process and non-environmental antimicrobial coatings specifically intended for medical devices.


Chair: Jade Pallett,

Planned Meetings:

Fourth meeting: 07/26/22 from 10 – 11 am EDT

Fifth meeting: 08/16/22 from 10 – 11 am EDT

Sixth meeting: 09/06/22 from 10 – 11 am EDT

Seventh meeting:09/27/22 from 10 – 11 am EDT

Eight meeting: 10/18/22 from 10 – 11 am EDT

Ninth meeting: 11/15/22 from 10 – 11 am EST

Tenth meeting: 12/6/22 from 10 – 11 am EST

First meeting of 2023: 01/10/23 from 10 – 11 am EST

Second meeting of 2023: Likely 01/31/23 from 10 – 11 am EST


July 19th, 2022

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) invites you to participate in the Working Group for IEEE P3155™, Standard for Programmable Quantum Simulator.

The quantum simulator (i.e., one controllable quantum system simulates another) has a quantum advantage over classical supercomputers that fail by exponential explosion (i.e., number of parameters grows exponentially with the quantum system size). This standard defines programming methods of quantum simulators according to analog (i.e., target Hamiltonian), digital (i.e., non-native Hamiltonian evolution) and hybrid (i.e., quantum-quantum or quantum-classical architectures) devices for the simulation of quantum phenomena beyond classical computing applications. It includes algorithms to represent the nano-scale properties of quantum simulation devices, and excludes any proposal for the architecture of quantum simulators.

Meeting registration is required.


For additional information and how to participate, contact the IEEE P3155™ Working Group Chair, Jonathan J. Attia, at or the IEEE SA Program Manager, Vanessa Lalitte, at


Meeting Date Time
Friday, 15 July 2022 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Friday, 19 August 2022 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Friday, 16 September 2022 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Friday, 21 October 2022 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT