IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Advancing Nanotech for Humanity
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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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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