IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Advancing Nanotech for Humanity
October 9th, 2019

Abstract Submission is Now OPEN!



IEEE-NEMS 2020 – a premier conference series sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council focusing on the promotion of advanced research areas related to MEMS, nanotechnology, and molecular technology – will be held from April 20 to 24, 2020 in San Diego, USA.

Important Dates

  • Two-Page Abstract Deadline: November 15, 2019*

* Best Paper Competitions: A full paper (4 to 6 pages) is required by November 15, 2019

  • Notification of Acceptance: December 15, 2019
  • Full-Paper Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019 (Required to publish in Xplore)
  • Early Bird Registration: February 15, 2020


We are delighted to bring the IEEE-NEMS 2020 to San Diego, USA and look forward to welcoming you to IEEE-NEMS 2020 in April 2020!


General Chair:
Jin-Woo KIM, Univ. of Arkansas, USA

General co-Chair:
Wen J. LI, City Univ. of Hong Kong, China

Program Chair:
John T.W. YEOW, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada

Program co-Chair:
Gwo-Bin LEE, Nat’l Tsing Hua Univ., Taiwan


October 3rd, 2019

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Get Published in the New IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology

Submit a paper today to the premier new open access journal in nanotechnology.

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As a valued author who has published with the IEEE Nanotechnology Council in the past, we invite you to be among the first to submit your research and have your article peer-reviewed for the 2020 debut of the IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology  (OJ-NANO) – a fully open access journal.The IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology is
dedicated to publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed articles in the broad area of nanotechnology.
The IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology covers the theory, design, and development of
nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications.
As Editors-in-Chief of the new open-access publication, we invite you to be among the first authors to publish in the IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology.
  • This new, gold fully open access Journal is compliant with funder
    mandates, such as Plan S. All articles are published under Creative Commons Attribution Licenses (CC-BY).
  • Your research will be exposed to 5 million unique monthly users of the IEEE Xplore® Digital Library.
  • The Journal’s rapid peer-review process targets a publication time frame of 10 weeks for most accepted papers to get
    your research exposed faster.

Submit your article today, and get published in the IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology.

Best regards,

Wen J. Li, Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Jin-Woo Kim,
Prof. Seiji Samukawa,
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September 24th, 2019

Late News Abstract Submission and Registration are Now OPEN!


IEEE-NANOMED 2019 – a premier annual event organized by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) – will be held from November 21 to 24, 2019 in Gwangju, Korea

Late News abstracts are for reporting recent discoveries that were not available at the earliest abstract submission. Late News are for Poster Sessions only and require one-page abstracts 

  • Submission Deadline: September 30, 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: October 10, 2019
  • Learn more here
Registration Site is Now OPEN!  
Early-bird registration deadline is September 30.
We are delighted to bring the IEEE-NANOMED 2019 to Korea and look forward to welcoming you to Gwangju in November 2019!

General Chair:
Jin-Woo KIM, Univ. of Arkansas, USA
General co-Chair
Yong Yeon JEONG, Chonnam Nat’l Univ. Medical School, Korea
September 23rd, 2019

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces that the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) was admitted to the Council as its 23rd Member Society at its 2019 AdCom meeting held in Macao, on July 23.

The NPSS has its roots in the IRE one of the predecessor societies of the IEEE (along with AIEE).

The first activity of record in this field was the formation of a Nuclear Studies Committee in the IRE in 1947, to determine the proper role of the IRE in this new technical field. Subsequently, in 1949, a petition was filed for the formation of a Professional Group on Nuclear Science (PGNS), and it was approved on April 5, 1949, with L. R. Hafstad as Chairman. On April 29, an organizational meeting was held, the membership at that time consisting of 54, increasing to 970 by the end of the year.

The new organization became visible on a number of fronts in the early 1950s. In 1953, the PGNS formed an Atomic Energy Policy Committee which fielded a strong effort to have the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 modified. These efforts came to fruition in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954. Early in the 1950s the PGNS became a cosponsor of the Scintillation Counter Symposium which has now merged into the Nuclear Science Symposium. In 1954 the first issue of the Transactions on Nuclear Science also appeared. In 1956, the number of issues of the Transactions was increased from one a year to four.

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September 3rd, 2019

Due to an oversight, the VP Educational Activities was omitted from the original Call for Nominations

Nominations due Oct 4

Call for Nominations IEEE Nanotechnology Council VP Educational Activities

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

(1) Election: VP for Educational Activities (2020-2021)

The Vice-President for Educational Activities shall establish and chair the Education Committee, and with the participation of the Education Committee shall foster the development and provide direction for educational activities and programs in which the Council is involved, including but not limited to overseeing, coordinating, and monitoring such educational activities.

Unless otherwise noted, all positions are two-year terms and start Jan. 1, 2020.

Nominations should include a statement from the candidate and a bio in IEEE format. The deadline for nomination is October 4, 2019. A position description and nomination form are in the NTC Nomination Package, which can be downloaded at Duties for the positions are described in the Constitution which can be found at

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 at

NOTE: Nominations may be made only by AdCom members (see website AdCom roster page).

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

Please email the nominations to Wen Li, Chair, NTC Nominations Committee at by midnight (HK Time) 4-Oct-2019. Or use the form below.

The election will be held electronically by NTC AdCom voting representatives during October.

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September 2nd, 2019

COMING SOON! IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology

As a gold fully open access journal publishing high-quality peer reviewed papers, IEEE Open Journal of Nanotechnology (OJ-NANO) covers the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications. OJ-NANO, which will be fully compliant with funder mandates, including Plan S, will begin accepting submissions in fall 2019 and publish its inaugural articles in early 2020.  An independent editorial board will drive the IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s commitment to publish high-quality articles with cutting-edge studies and breakthroughs in nanotechnology.  OJ-NANO will follow IEEE’s established high standard of peer review, drawing on experts in the nanotechnology technical community to publish the most highly cited content.

An International Editorial Board, composing of a team of world-leading nanotechnology scientists and engineers, and led by an EiC and two Co-EiCs, will ensure that OJN will publish research results of the latest advancements in nanotechnology.

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August 30th, 2019

Submission deadline 15-Oct

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is seeking nominations for distinguished lectures. 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 programs of the Nanotechnology Council chapters and conferences. 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 January 1 until December 31 of 2020. The Lecturers serve for a one year term, and may be reappointed for one additional year with approval of the NTC Distinguished Lecturer Committee. A budget will be provided each Lecturer to give lectures for NTC Chapters and NTC Conferences based on 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.

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August 20th, 2019


The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for future sites for IEEE NANO 2022 and for IEEE NMDC 2021.

Extended Deadline October  15


The annual IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology is the NTC’s flagship event. The conference scope covers a wide range in nanoscience and technology. In particular, it covers nanofabrication, nanomanufacturing, nanomaterials, nanobiomedicine, nanoenergy, nanoplasmonics, nanoelectronics, nanosensors and nanoactuators, characterisation and modelling of nano structures and devices. Research in both experiments and simulation is reported. Industry is encouraged to present its research projects. NANO 2019 and 2020 will be held in Macau, China; Montreal Canada; respectively.

We are now seeking proposals for NANO 2022 which is expected to run in IEEE Regions 10 (Asia). NANO should be run at the end of July, preferably in the last week.

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August 13th, 2019

Nominations are being solicited for the IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s 2019 Awards.

Award categories are Early Career, Pioneer and Distinguished Service.


The NTC Pioneer Award in nanotechnology is to recognize individuals who by virtue of initiating new areas of research, development or engineering have had a significant impact on the field of nanotechnology. The award is intended for people who are in the mid or late portions of their careers, i.e., at least 10 years beyond his or her highest earned academic degree on the nomination deadline date.


The Nanotechnology Council has established an Early Career Award to recognize individuals who have made contributions with major impact on the field of nanotechnology.


Nanotechnology Council to establish a Distinguished Service Award to recognize an individual who has performed outstanding service for the benefit and advancement of Nanotechnology Council.

See the NTC Award Nominations page for full description and nomination form. Nominations are due by October 1st.

Awards will be presented at the IEEE NANO 2020 conference. Pioneer and Early Career awardees will be invited to make a presentation at the conference.


August 9th, 2019

Nomination/Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) invites nominations and applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO). The Editor-in-Chief appointment is for a two-year term starting January 1, 2020, renewable twice, for a total of six years.

The IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology is devoted to the publication of manuscripts of archival value in the general area of nanotechnology, which is one of the fastest growing and most promising technological developments for the next generation and beyond. There has been significant progress in the field of nanotechnology for the last decade; but, we do not see yet major breakthroughs to change the field’s paradigm and the field is still growing. We will closely monitor the progress of the nano field and will further revise the scope, as needed, to reflect the reality of the discipline.

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