IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Advancing Nanotech for Humanity
March 3rd, 2019

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) has appointed its Distinguished Lectures for 2019.

IEEE Student Branches, NTC or member Society Chapters and NTC and member Society Conferences can request NTC Distinguished Lecturers (based on availability of funding).  See the Distinguished Lecture Program page for information.

New lectures for 2019:

Jr-Hau He, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; “Toward Highly Efficient Solar Water Splitting: A Concurrent Electrical, Optical, and Catalytic Design”

Chenzhong Li, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA, USA

  1. Biomedical Devices for Nano-Theranostics
  2. Bioelectronic and Biosensors-From Cell on a Chip to Point of Care Testings
  3. NanoBiosensing Research-Challenges, Opportunities, and Perspectives From USA National Science Foundations

Seiji Samukawa, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; “Creating Green Nanostructures and Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Nanodevices”

Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL USA; “Bridging the electronic, atomistic and mesoscopic scales in materials modeling using machine learning”

Prof. Ved Ram Singh, National Physical Laboratory (NPL), New Delhi, India

  1. Nano-sensor technology with IoT
  2. Advanced nanosensors and systems for u-health care
  3. Nano-Cancer Technology: New Diagnostic and Therapeutic Devices

Dmitri Strukov, ECE Department, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA USA; “Recent Results and Future Prospects for Mixed-Signal Neuromorphic Inference Accelerators”


Continued from 2018:

Dominique Baillargeat, University of Limoges, France; “3D Radio-Frequency to millimeter wave heterogeneous system integration: Emerging nanotechnology for RF nanopackaging, the link between nanoscopic and macroscopic worlds?”

Samir Iqbal, Professor and Chair, Department of Electrical Engineering, Professor, School of Medicine, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

  1. Nanotextured Microfluidic Substrates to Interface Living Systems;
  2. Cancer Nanotechnology;
  3. Nanotextured Materials for Selective Biosensing

Xiaoning Jiang, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC;  “Nanoacoustics: Materials, Devices and Applications”

Xiao Wei Sun, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, College of Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, 1088 Xue-Yuan Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518055, China; “Colloidal Quantum Dots for Energy-Saving Quality Displays and Lighting”


February 22nd, 2019

The Joint Foothill / Orange County Section Nanotechnology Council Chapter held its first seminar on January 30, 2019 at CSU Fullerton. The speaker was Dr. Wei Wu, Professor of Electrical Engineering at USC who was a pioneering researcher in the field of nanoimprint lithography and he described research he is now doing using the technology to create nanoscale structures to enable next generation color displays. He also described his work creating collapsible nanofingers to fabricate plasmonic structures with atomic precision. Based on this technology, he studied quantum tunneling in gap plasmons and demonstrated label-free single molecule sensing with Single-Molecule Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy.

There were 29 attendees with the majority being students. Attendees also included engineers and consultants from area companies. The event included networking and the student’s favorite – pizza. The chapter has its own IEEE listserv distribution list now including 100 addresses. Those in the local area can join the chapter list at

The Chapter website is found at .

Chapter organizer Cal Poly Pomona Professor Jenny Yu invited all to attend the next event which will feature speaker Dr. Yadong Yi from UC Riverside. She is forming the chapter Executive Committee and welcomes the members to join.


February 4th, 2019

3M-NANO Call for Papers

3M-NANO is the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale; IEEE 3M-NANO 2019 will be held in August in Zhenjiang, China. The ultimate ambition of this conference series is to bridge the gap between nanosciences and engineering sciences, aiming at technology opportunities and new markets. The advanced technologies for manipulation, manufacturing and measurement at nanoscale promise novel revolutionary products and methods in numerous areas of application. Scientists working in research fields related to 3M-NANO topics are invited to submit papers. All accepted full papers (presented at the conference and following IEEE format) will be submitted in IEEE Xplore database and Ei Compendex. Selected papers will be recommended for publication in the IEEE Trans. on Automation Science & Engineering, Int. J of Nanomanufacturing, IFAC Mechatronics, Int. J of Optomechatronics, J of Micro-Bio Robotics, Journal of Bionic Engineering, Light (Science & Applications), Optics and Precision Engineering and other SCI/Ei journals.

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February 4th, 2019

IEEE NMDC 2019 14th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference

Stockholm, Sweden October 27-30 2019

IEEE Nanotechnology Council’s NMDC 2019 conference will bring together key researchers from every sector in the nanotechnology research field, with a special focus on Materials and Devices. Conference papers will be published in IEEE Xplore. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their extended article version to: IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, and IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine. Best paper awards will be given in several categories at the conference banquet, to be held at the “Vasa museum” (17th century ship). Special sessions on focused or “hot” topics may be suggested.

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February 1st, 2019

2019 Nanotechnology Council Fellow Committee


Professor Bing J. Sheu, Chang Gung University, Taiwan


Professor Ozgur B Akan, University of Cambridge, UK

Shoou-Jinn Chang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Stephen Goodnick, Arizona State University, USA

Roger Lake, University of California, Riverside, USA

CheeWee Liu, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Professor Seiji Samukawa, Tohoku University, Japan

Harkhoe Tan, Australian National University, Australia

Jianbin Xu, Chinese University of Hong Kong


January 11th, 2019

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January 11th, 2019

Call for Paper/Abstract Submissions
Deadline Extended to March 7

(Download CFP as PDF)

We cordially invite you to submit your papers to the 19th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2019) to be held at the Parisian Macau hotel in Macau, China, July 22 – 26, 2019.

The conference website ( is now open for accepting abstract/paper submission. Abstract submission deadline is February 15 March 7, 2019. Please visit the conference website under the tab “AUTHORS” for details regarding abstract and full paper preparation and submission. Authors should submit an abstract (2 pages) for review; however, if you wish to participate in the best paper contests, you MUST submit a full paper (4 to 6 pages) for review.

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January 2nd, 2019


Call-for-late-news submissions: IEEE-NEMS 2019: Bangkok, Thailand, April 11-14, 2019

Late-News Abstracts:  The IEEE-NEMS 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand, April 11-14, 2019) is now calling for Late-News Abstract submissions.  Please access the link below to submit a 2-page abstract of your latest research breakthroughs for review:

Important deadlines:

Deadline for submission of 2-page Late-news Abstract:  January 31, 2019
Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2019
Deadline for Advanced Registration: March 11, 2019
Deadline for submission of Full Paper (4-6 pages): March 15, 2019

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December 4th, 2018

Download Call for Papers (PDF)

The 4th International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) is held from 01-05 July 2019 in Helsinki, Finland General Chairs: Quan Zhou (FI) and Pasi Kallio (FI), Program Chairs: Just Herder (NL), Ronald Pelrine (US), and Yuen Kuan Yong (AU). The conference is the flagship forum for cross-disciplinary R&D communities related to manipulation and automation (incl. measurement and characterization) at micro/nano scales as well as to all kinds of small scale robots and their applications.

We cordially invite you to attend and contribute to the conference. The conference offers several Keynote talks, about 12-15 plenary talks and parallel technical sessions (oral presentations only). Full or short papers on MARSS-related topics are invited<>. Presented full papers will be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Xplore® digital library. Selected full papers can be published by Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics (Springer Nature). The expected number of participants is about 250.

Please consider organizing a Special Session at MARSS2019. You may check the website for details<>. Organizer(s) of a Special session (at least 5 registered presentations required) will benefit from appreciation allowance.

Important Dates:
Full paper submission (5-6 pages): February 15, 2019 (no extension possible)
Short paper submission (1-3 pages): May 15, 2019 (no extension possible)

Special session proposals: February 15, 2019 (speakers with full paper submission)
May 15, 2019 (speakers without full paper submission)

We look forward to meeting you in Helsinki!

MARSS2019 is technically sponsored by the IEEE Robotics & Automation Society and the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.


November 26th, 2018

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section/Issue on the 18th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology
(IEEE-NANO 2018)

Nanoscience and nanotechnology have rapidly established themselves as enabling disciplines within many disciplines including materials science, engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology.
Following the success of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEENANO 2018), IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) is extending a Call For Papers for a Special Section /Issue reflecting the scope of the conference.
Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. Submissions are welcome but limited to NANO presentations. Authors who are 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 Issue/Section must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template and “Information for Authors”, via the IEEE Manuscript Central found at On submission to TNANO, authors should select the
“Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.”

Submissions that reflect the Conference Scope and current state of the field are welcome in
areas including:
• Micro-to- nano-scale bridging
• Nanobiology and Nanomedicine
• Nanoelectronics
• Nanomanufacturing and Nanofabrication
• Nano Robotics and Automation
• Nanomaterials
• Nano-optics, Nano-optoelectronics, and Nanophotonics
• Nanopackaging
• Nanoscale Metrology and Characterization
• Nanofluidics
• Nanomagnetics
• Nano/Molecular Heat Transfer & Energy Conversion
• Nano/Molecular Sensors, Actuators, and Systems
• Nanotechnology Safety, Education and Commercialization

Important Dates
• Submission of papers: 1 December, 2018
• Notification of first review results: 1 March, 2019
• Submission of revised papers: 15 April, 2019
• Notification of final review results: 15 May, 2019.