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

NTC 2019 Awardees

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council announces its 2019 Award Winners. Awards were presented at its 19th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2019) held in Macau, China on 22-26 July 2019. The Council recognized recipients for  its Pioneer, Early Career  and Distinguished Service Awards, presented by the Council President, Prof. Tommy Tzeng.

The recipient of the 2019 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology, is Paul S. Weiss, UC Presidential Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. The recipient for the 2019 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award is Professor Han Wang at the University of Southern California. The recipient for the 2019 IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Service Award is Professor Fabrizio Lombardi at Northeastern University, Boston.

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August 9th, 2019

At the beginning of each year, T-NANO selects a paper that appeared in the Transactions during the previous calendar year for its Best Paper Award. Candidate papers are nominated by members of the Editorial Board. Evaluation is done by members of the Senior Editors Panel, with criteria including technical merit, originality, potential impact on the field, clarity of presentation, and practical significance for applications. The award was presented at the 19th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2019) held in Macau, China by Prof. Fabrizio Lombardi, EiC of T-NANO.

The winner of the 2018 TNANO Best Paper Award is:

“Planarization, Fabrication, and Characterization of Three-Dimensional Magnetic Field Sensors”
Published in the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 11-25, January 2018.

Co-authored by Van Su Luong, Yu-Hsin Su, Chih-Cheng Lu, Jen-Tzong Jeng, Jen-Hwa Hsu, Ming-Han Liao, Jong-Ching Wu, Meng-Huang Lai, and Ching-Ray Chang

V. S. Luong and C.-C. Lu, Institute of Mechatronic Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.
Y.-H. Su, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
J.-T. Jeng, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
J.-H. Hsu and C.-R. Chang, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
M.-H. Liao, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
J.-C. Wu, Department of Physics, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan.
M.-H. Lai, iSentek Inc., Taipei, Taiwan.

To read the paper go to

INSPEC Accession Number: 17454605
DOI: 10.1109/TNANO.2017.2660062


August 9th, 2019

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) elected new officers at its Annual Meeting held July 23 in Macau in conjunction with its 2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE NANO).

Representatives of the twenty-two IEEE Societies who are Council members gather annually to conduct Council business and elect officers. This year the Vice-President for Technical Activities 2020-21 and Vice-President for Publications for 2020-21 were elected.

Dr. Kremena Makasheva, Senior Researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), LAPLACE laboratory, Toulouse, France was elected as Vice-President for Technical Activities 2020-21.

Prof. Fabrizio Lombardi, International Test Conference (ITC) Endowed Chair at Northeastern University, Boston was elected Vice-President for Publications 2020-21.

Both positions are effective as of January 1, 2020.

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August 8th, 2019

Deadline Extended

Nominations and applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.

The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), and IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS) are undertaking a search for Editor-In-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience (TNB).

TNB reports on original, innovative and interdisciplinary work on all aspects of molecular systems, cellular systems, and tissues (including molecular electronics). Topics covered in the journal focus on a broad spectrum of aspects, both on foundations and on applications. Specifically, methods and techniques, experimental aspects, design and implementation, instrumentation and laboratory equipment, clinical aspects, hardware and software data acquisition and analysis and computer based modelling are covered (based on traditional or high performance computing – parallel computers or computer networks).

The Editor-in-Chief position is for a three-year term and is renewable for an additional three years. The term of appointment will start January 2020. At the time of appointment, the successful applicant must be a member of the IEEE EMBS. The Editor-in-Chief reports to a Steering Committee with representatives from EMBS, NTC, and RAS.

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August 8th, 2019

Nomination/Application Deadline Extended: August 30, 2019

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) invites nominations or applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (INM). 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 Nanotechnology Magazine was launched in 2007 to provide leading edge information on all aspects of nanotechnology including theory, analysis, design, implementation, and applications related to creation of materials, devices, structures, etc.  With a focus on multi- and interdisciplinary communication in the state of the art in the field of nanotechnology, the magazine covers new research and developments toward a broad audience, tutorials, and surveys in the field of nanotechnology in addition to industry news, research news, education news, policy news, opinion pieces, book reviews, updates on people, introduction to new tools and techniques, funding and meetings news, patent summary, and commercialization.

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July 14th, 2019


Nanotechnology Council 2018 Technical Committee Award

Dr. M. F. Fréchette, NTC Vice-president Technical Activities

It is my pleasure to announce that the 2018 IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) TC AWARD was given to the Technical Committee (TC) on Nano-acoustic devices, Processes and Materials. This committee was chosen based on their 2018 achievements. During that time, the committee’s work was guided by Professors Xiaoning Jiang and James Spicer.

The main objective of this technical committee is to promote the activities associated with the emerging and interdisciplinary frontier of nanoscale acoustics, promoting scientific discoveries and engineering developments in materials, design, fabrication, and device applications. This committee has now been renewed for the next 4 years.

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July 12th, 2019

The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Micro/Nano Sensors for AI, Healthcare, and Robotics (IEEE-NSENS 2019) will be held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 02 2019 in at Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel, Shenzhen, China.


The future of micro/nano sensor applications across multitudes of consumer-related industries in the world is vast. Researchers across the world are currently looking at different ways to integrate sensing devices for future applications such as enhancing the performance of energy generation and storage systems, improving the stability and accuracy of wearable devices to monitor human health constantly, advancing safety and security levels in homes, building, and factories, augmenting robotics capabilities by improving motion sensor-based position tracking, as well as integration of sensors and artificial intelligence techniques to create advanced ubiquitous cyber-physical sensing networks.

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June 20th, 2019

The 19th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2019)
22-26, July 2019,
Parisian Macao, Macau, China.



HOTEL BOOKING – CUT-OFF DATE: Friday, June 28, 2019

IEEE-NANO is the flagship IEEE conference on Nanotechnology, which has been a successful annual conference since 2001. Recent conferences were held in Cork (2018), Pittsburgh (2017), Sendai (2016), Rome (2015), and Toronto (2014). This is only the 3rd time that the conference will be held in Greater China since its inception almost two decades ago (i.e., Hong Kong in 2007 and Beijing in 2013).

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

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