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July 18th, 2023

IEEE NANOTECHNOLOGY COUNCIL – Technical Committee 2 Nano-Biomedicine


Webinar: “Nanomaterials-Mediated Manipulation of Cellular Functions”
with Prof. Gianni Ciofani 

When: Tuesday 12th September 2023
11:00 AM (GMT +1 – Rome (IT))

Registration link:


The remote control of cellular functions through smart nanomaterials represents a bio-manipulation approach with unprecedented potential applications in many fields of medicine, ranging from cancer therapy to tissue engineering. By actively responding to external stimuli, smart nanomaterials act as real nanotransducers able to mediate and/or convert different forms of energy into both physical and chemical cues, fostering specific cell behaviors [1, 2].

A new paradigm is proposed for nanomedicine, in order to exploit the intrinsic properties of nanomaterials as active devices rather than as passive structural units or carriers for medications.

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July 18th, 2023

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for
future sites for IEEE-NANO 2026 and IEEE NMDC 2025

A. Call for proposals for future site for IEEE-NANO 2026

Initial Proposal Deadline: 1 October 2023

The IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO) is the flagship IEEE Nanotechnology conference. The conference scope covers a wide range in nanoscience and technology. In particular, it covers nanofabrication, nanomanufacturing, nanomaerials, nanobiomedicine, nanoenergy, nanoplasmonics, nanoelectronics, nanosensors and nanoactuators, characterization and modelling of nano structures and devices. NANO 2023 was held in Jeju Island, Korea. Recent conferences were in the Balearic Islands, Spain (2022), Macau (2019), Cork (2018), Pittsburgh (2017), Sendai (2016), Rome (2015), and Toronto (2014). NANO 2020 and 2021 were held virtually due to the pandemic. NANO typically runs between early- to mid-July. We are now seeking proposals for IEEE-NANO 2026 which is expected to run in IEEE Region 10 (Asia & Pacific).

For conference history, visit

Initial Proposal deadline: 1 October 2023

Early indication of an intention to submit a proposal is strongly recommended. Candidates for NANO 2026 will be expected to present a 5-10 minute “Proposal in Preparation” based on their initial proposal at the Fall NTC Conference Committee meeting, and a complete proposal at the NTC Excom and AdCom meetings in July 2024 held at IEEE-NANO 2024 in Gijon, Spain.

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July 18th, 2023

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) gives several awards yearly. Six are for individuals, two for the best papers published in the Transactions on Nanotechnology (T-NANO) and the IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (INM), one is for the best Chapter, and one for the best Technical Committee.

Nomination for Awards Evaluated by the NTC Awards Committee (Nominations due 1-October)
A. Individual Awards information
B. Chapter Award information

C. Contact NTC Awards Chair
for information

Nomination for Awards Evaluated by NTC Specific Award Committees (nominations due 1-March)
D. Best PhD Thesis Award information
E. Publication Awards information
F. Technical Awards information

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July 18th, 2023

2024 DL Nominations–Deadline: 1 October 2023

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The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for distinguished lecturers. The nomination deadline is 1 October 2023. The NTC has created a distinguished lecturers program to enhance the visibility of NTC among nanotechnology societies. The NTC Distinguished Lecturers are appointed to honor excellent speakers who have made technical, industrial or entrepreneurial contributions of high quality to the field of nanotechnology and science, and to enhance the technical activities of the Nanotechnology Council chapters and student branches. Consideration is given to having a well-balanced variety of speakers who can address a wide range of topics of current interest in the fields covered by the Society.

The term for the Lecturers is from 1 January until 31 December of 2024. The Lecturers serve for a one-year term and may be reappointed for one additional year with the approval of the NTC Distinguished Lecturer Committee. A budget will be provided to each Lecturer to give lectures for NTC Chapters and Branches based on the availability of funding through the NTC. DLs are expected to give a minimum of 2 lectures per year as part of their commitment to serve.

Candidates for DLs may be nominated by any current IEEE member, using the IEEE NTC Distinguished Lecturer Nomination Form. Self-nomination is not accepted. Endorsements are not required but up to three are recommended.

The selection of distinguished lectures will be made by the Distinguished Lecturer Committee, a subcommittee of the Education Committee chaired by the VP Educational Activities, and approved by the NTC ExCom.

Please submit the nomination by midnight (US Pacific Time) on 1 October 2023, via email to the VP Educational Activities, Lixin Dong, or online using the form found on the website.


July 18th, 2023

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces its 2023 Award Winners. Awards were presented at its 23rd IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (NANO 2023) held in Jeju, Republic of Korea on 3-5 July 2023.

The Pioneer, Early Career, Chapter of the Year, TNANO Best Paper, Technical Committee, and Best PhD Thesis awards were featured.

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July 17th, 2023

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) elected new officers at its Annual Administrative Committee Meeting held in Jeju, Republic of Korea, on 2 July 2023.

Representatives of the twenty-two IEEE Societies who are Council members gather annually to conduct Council business and elect officers. This year saw the introduction the second set of Vice-president-elects and Members-at -Large. The positions up for election were: VP-elect for Conferences and VP-elect for Finances (3 years, elect 2024; VP 2025-2026), and Member-at-Large (MAL) (up to 3) (2024-2025).

John T.W. Yeow, University of Waterloo (Canada) was elected VP-elect for Conferences and Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske, Portland State University (USA) was elected VP-elect for Finances.

Sanjukta Bhanja, University of South Florida and Li Tao, Southeast University, Nanjing, China were elected Members-at-Large 2024-25.

VP-elect for Finances (3 years, elect 2024; VP 2025-2026)

Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske is Professor of ECE and Director of VLSI & Emerging Technology DA Laboratory at Portland State University, where she was ECE Department chair from 2004 to 2010. Previously, she was with the Technical University of Warsaw and the Research and Production Center of Semiconductor Devices. She holds a Ph.D degree in EE from Auburn University. Her research interests include CAD for VLSI and 3DICs, nanotechnology and nano/bio systems, and design for emerging and renewable technologies. She has presented tutorial, keynote, and invited talks at international conferences, published 150+ technical papers, and serves as panelist/reviewer for the National Science Foundation, National Research Council Canada, and international journals and conferences. Her research has been supported by NSF and industry.

She received the 1990 Best Paper Award from Alabama Section of IEEE and IEEE CEDA 2008 Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award in IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided-Design.

She is the current NTC VP for Finances and was reelected.


VP-elect for Conferences (3 years, elect 2024; VP 2025-2026)

John T. W. Yeow is currently a Professor and a University Research Chair in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada. He is focused on the development of micro/nanodevices for a wide range of applications. He is a recipient of the Professional Engineers Ontario Engineering Excellence Award, Natural Science & Engineering Research Canada Innovation Challenge Award, Douglas R. Colton’s Medal of Research Excellence, Micralyne Microsystems Design Award, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Early Researcher Award, University of Toronto Alumni Association 7T6 Early Career Award, 2011 IEEE NANO Excellence Paper award and IEEE Canada Outstanding Engineer Award. He was a Canada Research Chair in Micro/Nanodevices (2004 – 2019). He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the Engineering Institute of Canada, Engineers Canada, and a Member of College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada.


Members-at-Large (MAL)  (2024-2025)

Sanjukta Bhanja is a professor in the Electrical Engineering department at the University of South Florida. She earned her bachelor’s degree in EE from Jadavpur University (1991), master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Science (1994), and a PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of South Florida (2002). Currently serving as Engineering’s Executive Associate Dean, Bhanja manages faculty affairs, finance, HR, and space. Her research in nano-electronics and applied physics is supported by the National Science Foundation and NASA. Bhanja has graduated 12 PhD students who work in high-tech industries, and she advises four doctoral students, including three women. Her research has been published in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and conferences like Nature Nanotechnology. Bhanja has received the NSF CAREER award, university-level outstanding research and teaching awards, and the Florida Education Foundation William Jones Outstanding Mentor Award. She is a fellow of the Executive Leadership in the Academic Technology, Engineering, and Science (ELATES at Drexel®) program.




Li Tao is a full professor at Southeast University, Nanjing, China. His research interests focus on 2D materials and their flexible/wearable devices for health care and internet of things, which had been featured in TIME blog, Nature News and 50+ tech media. He is an inventor of the silicene field-effect transistor and 12’’ wafer-scale graphene on evaporated Cu for GHz flexible RF electronics. He has published 60+ research articles, including first or corresponding author Nature Nanotechnology (citations>1200), Chemical Society Reviews, ACS Nano, Advanced Functional Materials etc., with a h-index 30 and citations ~5000. He is a principle investigator of several research projects with a total funding accumulated over $1.5M. Prof. Tao is an associate editor for Research and Microelectronics Engineering, a committee member for EIPBN (3-beam) conference. He is a senior member of IEEE and NTC Distinguished Lecturer.




June 27th, 2023

IEEE WIE Celebration

International women in engineering day is an opportunity to present wisdom, innovation, passions and knowledge towards women engineers and show power of women engineers.

Here are some quotes to inspire more women to take up engineering field.

“Be the change to bring the change in your career”

June 19th, 2023

Join IEEE WIN for the IEEE WIE Day celebration 2023 – June 23

IEEE WIN/WIE: Key essential for Professional development for Young Engineers

June 23, 2023, 10AM IST


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June 7th, 2023

The Technical Committee on Emerging Plasma Nanotechnologies of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council will hold its fifth online workshop on Monday June 26th at 8:00 pm CST (UTC-5, Chicago-Austin time zone), or Tuesday June 27th 2023, at 10:00 am JST (UTC+9, Tokyo time zone), and 3:00 am CEST (UTC+2, Berlin). It will be virtual with a very exciting program with speakers from academia and attendees from academia, national laboratories and industry. Attendance is free but registration is necessary.  See the attached link.

This time we have a diverse set of topics spanning energy storage/batteries and plasma nanostructure formation. Our speaker lineup this time includes:

  • “Plasma nanofabrication for energy storage applications”

Zheng Bo
Professor, IOP Fellow
Vice Director, State Key Laboratory of Clean Energy Utilization
College of Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University

  • “Sodium-ion batteries for new generation electronic devices”

Yang Hui Ying
Professor at Singapoure University of Technology and Design

  • “Coupling simulations and experiments for plasma growth of large scale 1D or 2D nanostructures”

Oleg Baranov
Professor, Head of the Department of Theoretical Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering and Robotomechanical Systems
National Aerospace University “Kharkiv Aviation Institute”, Ukraine


Agenda: Talks 30 min + 5 min for questions

Welcome 3:00 am-3:05 CET 6/27 [10:00 am-10:05 JST 6/27, 20:00pm-20:05  CDT 6/26]
Prof. Zheng Bo 3:05-3:40 CET [10:05-10:40 JST, 20:05-20:40  CDT]
Prof. Yang Hui Ying 3:40-4:15 CET [10:40-11:15 JST, 20:40-21:15  CDT]
Prof. Baranov 4:15 – 4:50 CET [11:15-11:50 JST, 21:15-21:50  CDT]

Dr. Peter Ventzek
Prof. Uros Cvelbar
Dr. Kremena Makasheva
Committee Chair: Prof. Seiji Samukawa


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    June 5th, 2023

    The 16th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine&Engineering

    5-8  December, 2023, Okinawa, Japan


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    IEEE-NANOMED is one of the premier annual events organized by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) to bring together physicians, scientists, and engineers alike from all over the world and every sector of academy and industry, working at advancement of basic and clinical research in medical and biological sciences using nano/molecular medicine and engineering methods. IEEE-NANOMED is the conference where practitioners will see nono/molecular medicine and engineering at work in both their own and related fields, from essential and advanced scientific and engineering research and theory to translational and clinical research.

    Conference Scope

    • Nano and molecular technologies in medical theranostics
    • Nanotechnology in drug delivery
    • Biomedical imaging
    • Bio/Nano sensing
    • Biochips and Bio-MEMS
    • Biomechatronics
    • Biological interface Cells at the nanoscale
    • Frontiers in nanobiotechnology
    • Translational medicine
    • Biomicrofluidics and Bioprinting

    Important Dates:

    • Two-Page Abstract Deadline: July 15, 2023
    • Notification of Acceptance: Sept 10, 2023
    • Full-Paper submission Deadline: Oct 20, 2023
    • Early Bird Registration: Sept 30, 2023