IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Advancing Nanotech for Humanity
February 3rd, 2020


3M-NANO 2020 has been postponed to August 2-6, 2021 due to COVID-19


3-7 August 2020 | Xi’an, China


3M-NANO is the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Manu­facturing and  Measurement on the Nanoscale; it will be held on 3-7 August 2020 in Xi’an, 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, Micromachines and other SCI/Ei journals.


Venue: Xi’an, the eternal city, is one of the oldest cities in the world with a vivid and rich history and culture, records the great changes of the Chinese nation just like a living history book, called Chang’ an in ancient times. It is not only the birthplace of the Chinese Nation, but also the birthplace of human civilization in Asia and the cultural center of prehistoric civilization. During Xi’an’s 3,100 year development, 13 dynasties placed their capitals here. So far, Xi’an enjoys equal fame with Athens, Cairo, and Rome as one of the four major ancient civilization capitals. Xi’an is the capital of Shaanxi province, located in the southern part of the Guanzhong Plain. With the Qinling Mountains to the south and the Weihe River to the north, it is in a favorable geographical location surrounded by water and hills. It has a semi-moist monsoon climate and there is a clear distinction between the four seasons. Except the colder winter, any season is relatively suitable for traveling.


Important Dates
Full paper submission
1 May 2020
Proposals for special sessions (5-6 papers)
1 May 2020
Notification of acceptance
15 June 2020
Final paper submission
       15 July 2020
Advanced registration
 15 July 2020
Registration for accepted papers
        15 July 2020
February 3rd, 2020

Nanjing, China | October 18-21, 2020



The IEEE NMDC 2020 conference will bring together key researchers from every sector in the nanotechnology research field, with a special focus on Materials and Devices. Accepted and presented 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/poster, young scientist and graph contest awards will be given. Special sessions on focused or “hot” topics may be suggested.

Prospective authors are invited to submit research papers in the following areas, but not limited to:

  • Nano/Molecular Materials
  • 2D Micro/Nano Devices
  • Wearable & Printed Electronics
  • Quantum and Beyond Devices
  • Internet of Things NanoDevices
  • MEMS/NEMS and Nanomechanics
  • Energy Related Nano Materials & Devices
  • Neuromorphic/AI/VR NanoDevices
  • Nano-Biomedicine & Healthcare
  • Nano Fabrication and Integration
  • Intelligent Manufacturing at Nanoscale
  • Nano-Packaging & Passivation

Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu province of the People’s Republic of China and the second largest city in the East China region. Located in the Yangtze River Delta region, Nanjing is a prominent city rich of Chinese history and culture. In history, Nanjing served as the capital city of various dynasties, kingdoms and republican governments, and also a key center of culture, education, research, politics, economy, transport networks and tourism. Nanjing has many prestigious universities and research institutes. The ratio of college students to total population ranks No.1 among large cities in China. Nanjing is one of the top 3 Chinese scientific research centers, according to the Nature Index.

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2020
  • Extended Abstract Deadline: May 30, 2020
  • Call for Special Session: March 30, 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance: July 15, 2020
  • Camera Ready & Early Bird Registration Deadline: July 30, 2020

See Plenary speakers here (

NMDC 2020 is sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and Southeast University, China.


January 30th, 2020

In his President’s Report in the December 2019 Newsletter, Past-President Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng reviewed some of the recent activities and achievements of the NTC. Under Tommy’s leadership, the NTC has indeed achieved much and has undergone a number of notable changes in the past two years, some of which will be mentioned again below.

Most members of the NTC community know that IEEE councils do not have individual members and that instead, they have “member societies,” in the NTC’s case 23 IEEE technical societies which express an interest in nanotechnology and seat two representatives on the NTC Administrative Committee (AdCom), one voting and one-non-voting. For some purposes, the individual members of these 23 societies can be regarded as NTC “members,” but obviously this overstates the number who are actually interested in the NTC fields of interest. So IEEE introduced a mechanism whereby IEEE members could indicate their interest by checking a box when renewing their membership (or by editing their IEEE member profile on-line) to become no-cost “IEEE Interest members.” In parallel, the NTC developed a social media community that we can call “Facebook members,” and full credit for this latter initiative belongs to Tommy. Currently, there are roughly 15,000 IEEE Interest and Facebook members, all of whom get the NTC Newsletter. This dramatic increase in the number of nanotechnology professionals being reached by the NTC is probably the most significant recent advance in the achievement of the NTC mission.

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January 30th, 2020



Abstract Submission Information can be found here!
Download First Call for Papers here.


The 20th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2020) will be held from July 29th to 31st of 2020, at the Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal.

We are delighted to share with you our confirmed distinguished plenary speakers.

NANO 2020 will be a key forum for you to present your research to a uniquely interdisciplinary and international audience. Following the tradition of the NANO conferences, participants have the opportunity to publish their research in IEEE Xplore® and IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, subject to a stringent peer review process.

NANO 2020 will be organized in 16 parallel TRACKS. You can find the list of TRACKS and their organizers here.

The IEEE-NANO 2020 is now calling for the first-round submission.  Please access the submission system by this link: 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.

Key dates for abstract and paper submission

Abstract Submission: January 24, 2020 DEADLINE EXTENDED – March 7, 2020
Acceptance: March 2, 2020 March 18, 2020
Final Manuscripts: May 6, 2020 May 29, 2020
Early Registration: 15-May-2020

For more information, click here.

December 18th, 2019

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is pleased to announce the new Editor-in-Chief and Co-Editor-in-Chief for the following Publications

IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (INM)
We are excited to announce the appointment of Bing Sheu as Editor-in-Chief and Xiaoning Jiang as Co-Editor-in-Chief of INM for 2020-2021.

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (T-NANO)
NTC is delighted to inform you of the appointment of Sorin Cotofana as Editor-in-Chief and Chengkuo (Vincent) Lee as Co-Editor-in-Chief of T-NANO for 2020-2021.

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December 18th, 2019

Hearty congratulations to the following outstanding members of NTC community on being elevated (effective Jan 1, 2020) to the rank of Fellow of IEEE!

1. Osamu Tabata
for contributions to the development and commercialization of micro electro mechanical systems

2. Tza-huei Wang
for contributions to micro- and nano-technologies for biomedical applications

Please nominate as many qualified members of NTC community as possible!

Happy Holidays!

Tommy Yonhua Tzeng (曾永華)
President and Fellow, IEEE Nanotechnology Council
NCKU Chair and Distinguished Professor
*IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

December 11th, 2019

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is expanding worldwide through the addition of new chapters to now total 27 active chapters.  So far during 2019 chapters have been added in the Chengdu China Section, the Western Saudi Arabia Section, the Chicago Section, the Oregon Section and the Victorian Section in Australia. This growth follows on the addition of two chapters in 2018 and seven in 2017.

Do you have a Chapter near you? For the current list see the Chapters page.

Student chapters have grown to now total 11 with new student chapters being added so far during 2019 in the Uttar Pradesh India Section at the Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology, the University Nacional De Colombia Sede Bogota Colombia and in the Delhi India Section at the Academy of Scientific Research Chandigarh.

More are in the petition path towards becoming chapters in sections in other areas of Australia, Romania, Italy and China. The NTC leadership has been cooperating in this qrowth emphasis by locating and encouraging contacts in their networks to initiate formation petitions. More areas in the world are becoming involved in nanotechnology related science, engineering and study and interested organizers are welcomed to file petitions to form chapters at

Startup funding was provided by the NTC to many of the chapters formed in the last few years to help them quickly organize activities and events. For example the Chicago chapter’s initial focus is on holding a networking event with local startups and companies involved in Nanotech in the Chicago area along with a tour of local facilities such as Argonne National Lab for undergraduates and graduates in the local universities. The Delhi India Section at the Academy of Scientific Research Chandigarh held a workshop on Machine Intelligence and Deep Learning and also a Poster Paper Competition. In Australia a retreat supportive to women in STEM focused on early career grant & paper writing. At the new Oregon chapter a three speaker symposium is scheduled for early December.

Chapter support funding has become available to existing chapters as well, and interested chapters only need to inquire by sending a general proposal to Nick Massetti, Chair of the NTC Chapters Committee at If you would like to form a local NTC chapter use the form below to contact us.

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December 10th, 2019

KidneyX launches $1.5 million Phase 2 of prize competition to redesign dialysis

On November 18, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) launched the second phase of KidneyX: Redesign Dialysis, a prize competition that seeks to transform kidney care. Redesign Dialysis is part of a series of KidneyX prize competitions to catalyze the development of innovative solutions that can prevent, diagnose, and treat kidney diseases.

Redesign Dialysis Phase 2 seeks prototype solutions, or components of solutions, that can replicate normal kidney functions or improve dialysis access. Participants may compete in the second phase even if they did not submit a solution in the first phase. Prototypes should address at least one of the following areas: blood filtration, electrolyte homeostasis, volume regulation, toxin removal and secretion, filtrate drainage and connectivity, and dialysis access.

The competition calls on researchers, innovators, patients, and investors with expertise in nephrology, biotechnology, bioengineering, and medical devices to submit solutions by 5:00 p.m. ET on January 31, 2020.

Up to three winners will each be awarded $500,000. Participants can find more information, including the submission requirements, judging criteria, and eligibility, in the prize announcement (PDF).

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December 4th, 2019

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is calling for proposals for future sites for IEEE NANO 2022!

Extended Deadline 15 January 2020


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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December 4th, 2019

Extended deadline 15 January 2020

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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