IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Advancing Nanotech for Humanity
March 7th, 2022

Congratulations to TC-06 on Nanoelectronics, 2022 TC Award Winner!

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council Technical Committee Award is a recognition for the work accomplished by one of the IEEE NTC TCs during 2-year period. The NTC TCs serve as focal points for research in specific areas of Nanotechnology. The technical activities developed by the NTC TCs are highly appreciated because of their impact in the scientific, literary and educational events coordinated by IEEE NTC.

It is our pleasure to announce that the 2022 NTC TC Award is accorded to NTC TC06 Nanoelectronics chaired by Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske (left). Without any doubt we can say that the nanoelectronics technologies have made great impacts on human activities through every sector of the modern industry.

At present TC06 promotes technical activities associated with novel electronic and thermal phenomena in materials and devices at the nanoscale, including low-dimensional materials and quantum effects for the purpose of efficient device and memory functionality. Of importance are trends and benchmarking considerations for moving beyond Moore’s law. In the last two years the NTC TC06 Nanoelectronics succeeded in starting new initiatives and promoting technological innovation and excellence in nanotechnology for the benefit of humanity through numerous conference, publications, education, and outreach activities including organizing NTC conferences, editing special issues in NTC publications, creating a new chapter and hosting a summer school. Thank you for your effort!

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February 27th, 2022

EVENT: IEEE NTC WIN Celebrating International Women’s Day


15 March 2022, 8pm(EST)


  • Introduction of IEEE NTC WIN Committee
  • Seminar: “Hold the Door! Making Way for the Next Generation of Scholars and Leaders”, Pamela Norris
  • Closing Remarks: “About IEEE WIE”, Celia Shahnaz

View recording on the NTC WIN (IEEE members only)
To apply to join the NTC WIN Committee see the committee page.

Event Chair:

Dr. Kanika Singh, IEEE NTC WIN Chair

Dr.Kanika Singh is the IEEE Nanotechnology Council WIN (Women in Nanotechnology) Chair and the NTC’s representative to the IEEE Women in Engineering.


Pamela Norris is the Vice Provost for Research at George Washington University, and is an honorary member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), recipient of the Society of Women Engineers Distinguished Engineering Educator Award, former chair of the ASME National Nanotechnology Institute’s Committee on Nanotechnology Education, former Vice President of Institutional Councils for the American Society for Engineering Education, and now serves as Editor-in-Chief of Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering. She is known for international leadership in nano and microscale thermal science and for her dedication to increasing diversity in the STEM disciplines. She is the co-author of the book “Women in Nanotechnology Contributions from the Atomic Level and Up”, part of the Women in Engineering and Science book series by Springer.

Edited by Pamela M. Norris and Lisa E. Friedersdorf

Prof.Celia Shahnaz, 2022 IEEE WIE Committee Chair-Elect

Celia Shahnaz, SMIEEE, Fellow IEB, received Ph.D. degree from Concordia University, Canada and is currently a Professor at, Department of EEE, BUET, Bangladesh since 2015.

She has published more than 150 international journal/conference papers. She is a recipient of the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship/Fellowship and Bangladesh Academy of Science Gold Medal for her contribution in Science and Technology. Her research interests include the areas of signal processing for speech analysis and speech enhancement, audio-visual recognition for biometric security, control system, robotics, pattern recognition,  machine learning and deep learning for audio, video, biomedical, power signals, multimodal emotion recognition, and humanitarian technology.

She is the recipient of the 2021 IEEE MGA Achievement Award, 2021 Inspiring Women in Academia Award from Bangladesh brand forum, 2019 R10 Humanitarian Activities Outstanding Volunteer Award, 2016 MGA Leadership Award 2015 WIE Inspiring Member Award, 2013 R10 WIE Professional Volunteer Award.

She has been elected as 2022 IEEE WIE Committee Chair-Elect and she will serve as the 2023-2024 IEEE WIE Committee Chair. She has been appointed as 2022-23 Member, IEEE New Initiative Committee, 2021-23 Chair, IEEE SPS Women in Signal Processing, 2021-23 Liaison between IEEE SPS and IEEE WIE. She has been appointed as 2021-22 Member, IEEE History Committee, Liaison between IEEE History Committee and IEEE WIE.





February 26th, 2022

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section on the 21st IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2021)

Submission deadline extended: June 30th, 2022

The nanotechnology revolution is founded upon the understanding of phenomena occurring at the nanoscale and the ability to fabricate and manipulate nanomaterials and nanodevices for practical applications. Researchers are contributing new ideas from a wide range of disciplines, including materials science, biology, biomedicine, engineering, physics, and chemistry. To make interesting research presented at the 21st IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2021) widely available, in expanded form and in one publication, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) is extending a Call for Papers for a Special Section reflecting the scope of the conference. Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. Submissions are welcome, and all interested NANO 2021 participants are encouraged to submit. Authors who were attendees are requested to significantly expand the previous conference version to contain substantial new technical material, as per TNANO and IEEE restrictions on duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process.

Manuscripts for the TNANO Special Section must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template. Follow the guidelines (, and submit your paper to ScholarOne Manuscripts at, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for “IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section on the “21th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO 2021)”. Please note that the type of submissions is Regular Manuscripts, i.e., 4 to 6 pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” Manuscripts will be subject to the standard competitive and constructive peer-review TNANO criteria with no article publishing charges. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.

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February 25th, 2022

Call for Papers – Extended Deadline Final – March 20
23rd IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology
July 4-8th July 2022

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The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2022) will be held from 6th to 8th of July, 2022, at the Auditorium of Palma, the capital of Balearic Islands, Spain.

IEEE-NANO is the flagship IEEE international conference on Nanotechnology, which has been a successful annual conference since 2001. Recent conferences were held virtually (2021 & 2020), Macau (2019), Cork (2018), Pittsburgh (2017), Sendai (2016), Rome (2015), and Toronto (2014).

The conference scope spans both nanoscience and nanotechnology including: Developing new nanomaterials matter and nanometre length scale, Studying the fundamental physical, chemical or biological properties of these nanomaterials and nanostructures, Manipulating nanomaterials and nanostructures  to create nanosensors, nanoactuators and nanoelectronic/nanophotonic devices.

Both contributions from both academic and industry-based researchers.
Listed below the more specific topics that IEEE-NANO 2022 will focus on:

  • Nanorobotics and nanomanufacturing
  • Nano-Biomedicine
  • Nanofabrication
  • Nano-Optics, Nanophotonics and Nano-Optoelectronics
  • Spintronics
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanosensors and nanoactuators
  • Nano-materials
  • Nano-Metrology and Characterization
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Nanopackaging
  • Nanomagnetics
  • Nano Energy, Environment and Safety
  • Nanoscale Communications
  • Nano-acoustic devices, Processes and Materials
  • Quantum, Neuromorphic, and Unconventional Computing
  • Emerging Plasma Nanotechnologies.

Authors are invited to submit papers 4 pages in length for the Regular Paper Sessions and Special Sessions.


Special sessions Proposals: March 27th 2022 (final extension)
Deadline for regular submissions: March 20th 2022 (final extension)
Deadline for presentation without publication submissions: May 15th, 2022
Notification of acceptance: April 15th 2022
Camera-ready submission: May 15th 2022
Early-bird registration: June 1st 2022

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.

February 9th, 2022

We are pleased to announce Dr.Kanika Singh as the IEEE Nanotechnology Council WIN (Women in Nanotechnology) Chair. She is also the NTC’s representative to the IEEE Women in Engineering.

Dr. Kanika Singh is the Senior Member of IEEE and working as Senior Project Manager at ABS (American Bureau of Shipping). Dr. Singh pursued her education from Top  university, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Delhi), Karlsruhe University, Germany and Ph.D from Pusan National University, South Korea. With her 25 years of IEEE Membership, she took various roles and positions at IEEE. Now serving as the Advisory Board Member of IEEE NTC TryNano and  IEEE WISE. Also served as Vice Chair of IEEE IMS/EMBS Delhi chapter.

She is recipient of various technical fellowship awards and academic awards, few of them include the prestigious Brain Korea (BK21) fellowship Award, Korean Research Fellowship (KRF) award, Best paper awardee at IEEE-IEC_KATS, IEEE Outstanding Young Engineer Award, DAAD German government fellowship award, and Outstanding research paper award at Int. conf. Kyushu University, Japan.  She worked as the International Scholar at IMEC-KU-Leuven, Belgium and  research on BioMEMS/Nanotechnology/Instrumentation/standards fetched some awards such as Best paper Award for Region 10, at IEEE Int. Conf. at Atlanta- Georgia USA. She also has given various invited talks at different forums.

As Chair of the WIN Committee, her main motive is in developing and implementing systematic for sustainable strategies for WIN committee plans in 2022. See the WIN Committee page for details.



February 9th, 2022

Characterizing defects in diamond devices destined for high-power electronics

Artificially grown diamonds are promising semiconductor materials. Their large energy gap, thermal conductivity, carrier mobility, and other properties make diamonds promising for electronic applications as ultrawide bandgap semiconductors, or UWBGs. However, diamond growth and device fabrication procedures can create defects, inhibiting their function as diodes.

To better assess diamonds for high-power electronics, Ghosh et al. used electronic noise to characterize diamond diode defects. Using grown diamonds, the authors measured low-frequency fluctuations in electrical currents sent through the diamond diodes.

“The measurement of electronic current fluctuations, or electronic noise, can be used to assess the quality of electronic materials and reliability of devices made from such materials,” said co-author Alexander Balandin. “The noise often originates in the non-ideal components or the non-ideal currents of a device. The increase in the noise level can be related to the device failure.”

The results showed the diodes with high and low concentrations of defects had different noise spectra. Additionally, the noise’s dependence on current density could be used to test the quality of the diode.

The authors plan to use the results to create quantitative models that can assess high-power electronics made from diamond and other UWBG semiconductor materials.

“The need for higher power electronics is apparent as we move towards an electrified economy and more energy efficient, interconnected society,” said co-author Robert Nemanich. “The knowledge gained by the ULTRA Center will provide the necessary scientific basis and a co-design ecosystem for a new power electronics economy with ultra-high voltage and current capabilities for highly efficient energy conversion and efficient thermal transport.”

Source: “Excess noise in high-current diamond diodes,” by Subhajit Ghosh, Harshad Surdi, Fariborz Kargar, Franz A. Koeck, Sergey Rumyantsev, Stephen Goodnick, Robert Nemanich, and Alexander A. Balandin, Applied Physics Letters (2022). The article can be accessed at

This paper is part of the Wide- and Ultrawide-Bandgap Electronic Semiconductor Devices Collection, learn more here, published by AIP Publishing.


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.


February 2nd, 2022

 5th Int. Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS)

Call for Papers

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MARSS, the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, will be held in-person on July 25-29, 2022, in Toronto, Canada. The conference is the flagship forum for cross-disciplinary R&D communities to discuss current activities related to manipulation and automation (including measurement and characterization) at micro and nano scales, and all kinds of small scale robots and their applications. The conference is technically supported by IEEE-NTC and IEEE-RAS.

NOTE: MARSS policy does not include having online or partially online (hybrid) conferences. We do hope that the pandemic situation will gradually improve in 2022, and the majority of the interested professionals will be able to attend and enjoy the in-person conference. In the worst case, if the international travel to Canada won’t significantly resume by the beginning of May 2022, MARSS Organization Committee will again postpone the conference to 2023 and announce the decision in the first week of May, at least a week before the full paper submission deadline. Under these conditions, a reasonable strategy for the authors would be to do the full paper submission short before the deadline on May 15.

Program: MARSS2022 offers 12-14 plenary talks and 30-35 technical sessions. The high-profile plenary talks (40 min) will be given by distinguished experts. All accepted papers will be presented in the technical sessions (20 min, oral presentation) and included into the conference proceedings on USB. Presented full papers will also be submitted to the IEEE Xplore® digital library.

Awards: All presented full papers will contest for various Best Paper Awards. The Awards include a certificate and a cash prize. Additionally, MARSS2022 will present Big-on-Small Award, along with a commemorative plaque and a cash prize. The aim of the Award is to recognize excellent performance on a MARSS-related topic and to promote upcoming talents with excellent research track and international visibility.

Important Deadlines:
Full paper submission (5-6 pages): May 15, 2022
Notification of full paper status: June 05, 2022
Submission of final full papers: June 20, 2022
Registration for the full papers: June 20, 2022
Short paper submission (1-3 pages): June 15, 2022
Notification of short paper status: 2-3 days after the submission
Special session proposals: May 15, 2022 (preliminary proposal)
June 20, 2022 (final proposal)
Early Bird registration: June 20, 2022




February 1st, 2022


Please join the NTC TAC to welcome the following new TC Chairs:

Dr. Xiaogang Liang for TC3, Dr. Attila Bonyar for TC11, Dr. Lin Lin and Dr. Adam Noel for TC14. Congratulations to the new chairs/co-chairs and we look forward to working with the new chairs  closely to promote NTC technical activities.

Dr. Xiaogan Liang is currently working as an Associate Professor at The Mechanical Engineering Department of University of Michigan (UM). Before joining UM, Dr. Liang was a Staff Scientist working at The Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His current research interests are focused on nanofabrication, nanomanufacturing, microsystem integration, nanoelectronics and optoelectronics based on low-dimensional nanostructures, biosensors, and microdrone sensors. Dr. Liang has coauthored 72 journal publications and >50 conference presentations, has given >30 invited presentations, and has 8 US patents. Dr. Liang is the recipient of NSF CAREER Award, and he is the member of Sigma Xi, IEEE, and ASME. Dr. Liang obtained a BS in Physics from Peking University, a MS in Condensed Matter Physics from Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.


Dr. Attila Bonyár is an associate professor and head of the Nanotechnology Laboratory at the Department of Electronics Technology, Faculty of Electronics Engineering and Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He has two M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering (2009) and biomedical engineering (2011), a Ph.D. (2014), and habilitation (2021) in electrical engineering. He co-authored 121 publications, including 50 journal papers. In the past decade, he received best/excellent paper/presentation awards at various (mostly IEEE) conferences 10 times. He was elected to serve in the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) Electron Devices and Electronics Technology Scientific Committee for two terms (in 2017 and in 2021).



Lin Lin is an Associate Professor in the College of Electronics and Information Engineering at Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He received his B.Eng. and M.Eng. degree from Tianjin University, China in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and received the Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2012. He was an EU Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Warwick, UK. His research interests include molecular communication, neural communication, and internet of nanothings. He hosted the 1st China-Germany Molecular Communication Workshop in 2019. He served as the TPC co-chair of BICT 2020 and Workshops Chair of BICT 2021. Lin is currently the Chair of the IEEE Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications Technical Committee.



Adam Noel is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering (Systems and Information Stream) at the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK, which he joined in 2018. He received the B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2009 from Memorial University in St. John’s, NL, Canada. He received the M.A.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2011 and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2015, both from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. In 2013, he was a Visiting Scientist at the Institute for Digital Communication at Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen, Germany. He was also a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa (2016-2018).

Adam is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications and was previously an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters (2017-2021). He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications Technical Committee of the IEEE Communications Society. He has received several awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada, including a Postdoctoral Fellowship. He also received a Best Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Communications.


The NTC TAC would like to thank the outstanding services provided by the following TC chairs who recently stepped down from their chair positions and we look forward to their continuous support to the NTC technical activities:

Dr. Wei Wu at University of Southern California for TC3, Dr. Raj Pulugurtha at Florida International University for TC11 and Dr. Andrew Eckford at York University for TC14.