IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Advancing Nanotech for Humanity

Technical Activities

Technical Activities

Technical Activities oversees the NTC Chapters and the Technical Committees.

See the Chapters page for information on the NTC Chapters and how to start a new one.

NTC has fifteen Technical Committees. See the Technical Committees page for committee descriptions and contacts.

The NTC Technical Activities Committee (TAC) is in charge of the coordination of NTC Technical Committees (TCs). The NTC TAC is chaired by the NTC VP TA and includes the Chairs of all TCs and the Chair of the Chapters and Regional Interest Groups. Working with the other NTC boards, the TAC focuses on the research content of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, tracking technical developments and encouraging innovation in: applications, theory, models, metrics, experiments, architectures, products, initiatives, and other technical areas. Its Technical Committees form the core of the NTC’s functions, contributing to the NTC Publications, Conferences and Educational programs.


Kremena Makasheva
Vice President Technical Activities
Kremena MAKASHEVA is Senior Researcher at CNRS, Laboratory on Plasma and Conversion of Energy (LAPLACE), Toulouse, France. She obtained a Ph.D. degree on Plasma Physics from Sofia University, Bulgaria, 2002, for her work on surface wave sustained plasmas. In 2003 she joined the Université de Montréal, Canada for almost 4 years to work on surface wave plasmas at atmospheric pressure and especially to study the contraction phenomenon of electrical gas discharges. In 2007 she moved to Toulouse, France to work in LAPLACE laboratory on modeling microwave plasmas sustained by dipolar plasma sources. Since 2009 she works on plasma deposition of nanostructured thin dielectric layers, their characterization and analysis in relation with the dielectric charging phenomenon. Multifunctionality of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) is in the heart of her research. In 2015 she and her colleagues proposed AgNPs-based blocking nanocomposite layers to control the transport of injected charges in thin dielectrics. Her research activities are directed to study of reactive plasmas, design and study of plasma deposited nanostructured dielectric materials containing AgNPs for biomedical, optical and electrical engineering applications. She serves IEEE Nanotechnology Council (IEEE NTC) with different actions, as General Chair of the 11th IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conferences (IEEE NMDC) in 2016 in Toulouse and of the 16th IEEE NMDC 2021 in Vancouver, as Vice-Chair of the IEEE NTC Summer School on Nanotechnology for electronics in 2017 and currently as IEEE NTC Vice-President for Technical Activities 2020-2021.
Lan Fu
Chair of the Chapters and Regional Interest Groups
Lan Fu received her PhD degree from the Australia National University (ANU) in 2001 and is currently a Full Professor at the Research School of Physics, ANU. Prof. Lan Fu was the recipient of the IEEE Photonic Society Graduate Student Fellowship (2000), Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2002), ARF/QEII Fellowship (2005) and Future Fellowship (2012). Professor Fu is a senior member of IEEE, IEEE/Photonics and Electron Devices Societies and was the past chair of the Photonics Society, Electron Devices Society and Nanotechnology Council Chapters of the IEEE ACT section. She is also the current member of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee on Materials Science and Engineering, Secretary of the Executive Committee of Australian Materials Research Society (AMRS), and Australian Research Council College of Experts. Lan Fu’s main research interests include design, fabrication and integration of optoelectronic devices (LEDs, lasers, photodetectors and solar cells) based on low-dimensional III-V compound semiconductor structures including quantum wells, self-assembled quantum dots and nanowires grown by metal-organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD).
Hisataka Maruyama
Chair TC 1: Nanorobotics & Nanomanufacturing
Associate Prof. Hisataka Maruyama studied micro-nanomechatronics at the Nagoya University in Japan, where he received his doctoral degree in 2007 with work on “Non-Contact Micromanipulation of Microtool for On-Chip Cell Measurement System”. After that he worked until 2008 as a research fellow at the Nagoya University. In 2008 he moved to the Department of Bioengineering and Robotics, Tohoku University in Japan, where he worked as an Assistant Professor. In 2010 he moved to the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, Nagoya University in Japan, where he worked as an Assistant Professor. In 2012, he moved to the Department of Micro-Nano Systemes Engineering, Nagoya University as Assistant Professor. In 2015, He promoted to Associate Prof. at the same department. In 2018, He moved to the Department of Micro-Nano Mechanical Science and Engineering as Associate Prof. His research interests include micro-nanorobotics, micro-nano sensing, and micro- and nanoassembly, on-chip cell analysis, and surgical simulator.
Haibo YU
Chair TC 2: Nano-Biomedicine
Dr. Haibo YU (于海波) is a full professor at the Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his BSc degree in Mechatronic Engineering and his MSc in Mechatronic Engineering from Yanshan University, China, in 2002 and in 2006, respectively. He received his PhD degree in Mechatronic Engineering from Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2012. From November 2009 to March 2012, he had studied in the Department of Back-end of Line of Fraunhofer ENAS as an exchange student in Germany, which was funded by the Joint Doctoral Promotion Programme promoted by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft. His research interests include: nanorobotics; mnno-material-based sensors; micro/nano-scale electrokinetics. He has served as an investigator for more than 5 grants from agencies such as Chinese National 863 Plan Projects, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Wei Wu
Chair TC 3: Nanofabrication
Wei Wu graduated from Peking University with a BS in Physics in 1996, and received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 2003. He is an Associate Professor at the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California. Before joining USC in 2012, he had worked as research associate, scientist and senior scientist at HP labs. His work includes nanoimprint lithography and applications in nano-electronics, nano-photonics, plasmonics, chemical sensing and nano-electrochemical cells. He coauthored 106 peer reviewed journal papers with 9371 citations, 2 book chapters and more than 100 conference presentations, including 14 keynote and invited presentations. He has 117 granted US. Half of them were also filed internationally. He is a co-editor of Applied Physics A and an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology. He was also an IEEE Nanotechnology Council 2015 and 2016 distinguished lecturer, and a recipient of USC Stevens Center for Innovation Commercialization Award 2020.
Kaikai Xu
Chair TC 4: Nano-Optics, Nano-Photonics, and Nano-Optoelectronics
Kaikai Xu received the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Irvine CA. Currently, he is the Professor and Doctoral Supervision (with the title of the “UESTC 100 Talent Plan” Distinguished Professor) in the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, also a distinguished researcher scientist affiliated with the State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices in the same university. A Senior Member of IEEE, his research interest includes semiconductor optoelectronic device and its integration technologies. Related works are published in peer-review journals, including two as ESI Hot Papers (TOP 0.1%), two ESI Highly Cited Papers (TOP 1%), one selected as “Back Cover” for the phys. stat. sol. (a), one highlighted by Institute of Physics as “IOP Select” in 2018, one listed by SPIE as one of “TOP TEN DOWNLOADS”, one listed by OSA as one of “TOP TEN DOWNLOADS”, and one published in Journal of Applied Physics (JAP) in March 2013 was among the TOP 25% most download, name as “JAP Outstanding Author”. Academic awards include: 1) Finalist, Rising Researchers of SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing (SPIE DSS), 2017; 2) First Place, IEEE & Western Digital Student Design Contest, 11th International System-on-Chip (SOC) Conference, Exhibit, and Workshops, October 23, 2013, etc.
Pramey Upadhyaya
Chair TC 5: Spintronics
Pramey Upadhyaya is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Purdue University. Before joining Purdue, Pramey was a postdoctoral scholar in the Physics and Astronomy Department, University of California Los Angeles, working under the mentorship of Prof. Yaroslav Tserkovnyak. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, in 2009, and the master’s and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering department from the University of California Los Angeles, USA, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. During his Ph.D., he was a resident theorist in the experimental group (Device Research Laboratory) led by Prof. Kang Wang. His research has explored the theory of classical and quantum spintronic phenomenon and their device applications, enabled by electrical and thermal control of magnetism. Along with his teammates, this work has resulted in one of the earliest demonstrations of current-induced room-temperature skyrmion manipulations, spin torque switching by topological surface states and NV-center probing of spin-caloritronics. These works have resulted in over 30 publications in journals including Science, Physical Review Letters, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials and Nature Communications. He is a recipient of NSF CAREER (2020), Qualcomm Innovation fellowship (2013) and Intel summer fellowship (2011).
Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske
Chair TC 6: Nanoelectronics
Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the VLSI & Emerging Technology Design Automation Laboratory at Portland State University. From 2004 to 2010 she was Chair of the ECE department at PSU, which she joined in 1989. She holds M.S. degree in electronics engineering from Politechnika Warszawska Warsaw, Poland, and the PhD degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Her research interests include CAD for VLSI ICs, MS-SOCs, 3D ICs, nanotechnology and nano/bio systems, design for manufacturability and design issues in emerging and renewable technologies. She has presented tutorials, keynote and invited talks at various international conferences and events. She has published more than 150 technical papers and serves as a panelist and reviewer for the National Science Foundation (NSF), and as a reviewer for National Research Council Canada (NRC) and many international journals and conferences. Her research has been supported by the NSF and industry. Dr. Chrzanowska-Jeske has served in various roles on the Technical, Steering, and Organizing Committees of many international conferences and workshops, as Associate Editor for TCAS II, Senior Editor, Associate Editor and Guest Editor of various international journals. Currently, she serves as Vice President for Finances of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) and on Editorial Board of Nano Express, IOP Publishing. She served as IEEE NTC Vice President for Technical Activities and on BoG of IEEE CASS. She was a chair and a founding-member of Women in CAS Society, WiCAS. She presented keynote, plenary and tutorial lectures at various international conferences. She received 2008 Donald O. Pederson Best Paper Award in IEEE TCAD and the Best Paper Award for the best IEEE Transaction paper in Alabama Section in 1990 She is a Life Senior Member of IEEE.
Inkyu Park
Chair TC 7: Nanosensors and Nanoactuators
Prof. Inkyu Park received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from KAIST (1998), UIUC (2003) and UC Berkeley (2007), respectively, all in mechanical engineering. He has been with the department of mechanical engineering at KAIST since 2009 as a faculty and is currently a KAIST Endowed Chair Professor and Full Professor. Prior to joining KAIST, he was a research specialist at Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center (BSAC) in 2007-2008, CTO & Co-founder of nPrintSolutions, inc. in 2008-2009, and visiting researcher at Hewlett Packard Laboratory in 2005-2008. His research interests are nanofabrication, smart sensors, nanomaterial-based sensors, flexible & wearable electronics, self-powered sensors, and sensors for environmental and healthcare monitoring applications. He has published more than 120 international journal articles (SCI indexed) and 160 international conference proceeding papers in the area of MEMS/NANO engineering (h index=38, total citation >7600). He is a recipient of IEEE NANO Best Paper Award (2010), HP Open Innovation Research Award (2009-2012), KINC Fusion Research Award (2016, 2018), Grand Prize of KAIST School of Engineering Research Innovation Award (2020), and Excellent Researcher Award from the Society of Micro/Nano-Systems (2020). (Website:; Email:
Dominique Baillargeat
Chair TC 8: Nano-Materials
Dominique BAILLARGEAT (52) is Senior Member IEEE and was IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecturer in 2018 and 2019. He is Professor at the University of Limoges (France). Since September 2019, he is appointed as Scientific Executive Director of the CNRS@CREATE Ltd, in the framework of the Campus for Research And Technological Enterprise (CREATE) of the National Research Foundation (NRF) of Singapore. CNRS@CREATE Ltd, which is CNRS’ first overseas subsidiary, will work with Singapore’s universities, research institutions, and CREATE’s international partners to conduct research and application of technologies in areas that are relevant to Singapore’s social and economic needs. From September 2013 to August 2019 he was the Director of XLIM a joint research institute of 460 members of CNRS and University of Limoges. He was also the Director of the Lab of Excellence SIGMA_LIM, a 8 years project, on innovative materials, technologies and software architectures dedicated to the future smart and highly integrated communication systems. From September 2009 to August 2013 he was the Director of the research laboratory CINTRA in Singapore, a joint lab. between the CNRS, NTU and Thales. The vision of this framework is to develop nanotechnologies for electronics. D Baillargeat has done lot of research activities on the design of passive RF devices and on innovative packaging solutions for 3D heterogeneous integration. His research work is in the following areas: (1) EM modelling and design of RF components and modules, (2) 2D/3D additive manufacturing processes (3) nano-modelling and nano-characterization techniques for assisting the development of carbon-based devices (solutions for RF nanopackaging (interconnect), RF components, sensors, etc.) Prof D Baillargeat have been involved in many projects (past and present) either as XLIM scientific responsible or collaborator through fundings from the French Research Agency, European Community, ESA, CNES or with industrial partners (Thales, EADS etc..). He has been the advisor of 33 graduated PhD students. D Baillargeat co-authored more than 80 articles in international journals and books, and 200 communications in international conferences.
Guangyong Li
Chair TC 9: Nano-Metrology and Characterization
Guangyong Li is currently an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, East Lansing, in 2006. His current research interests include scanning probe microscopy; nanodevices and biosensors; modeling, simulation, and characterization of solar cells; micro/nano robotic systems. He has published more than 60 papers in Journals and 70 papers in conference proceedings. Dr. Li and his co-authors received the 2006 IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award. He served as the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Vice President for Conferences (2017-2018) and Vice President for Technical Activities (2014-2015). In addition, Dr. Li chaired the 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology and served on the organizing committees of many other IEEE conferences.
Anant M.P. Anantram
Chair TC 10: Modeling and Simulation
Anant M. P. Anantram is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Washington. His research involves the theory and modeling of nano scale devices and materials with an aim to understand the underlying device physics of both semiconductor and bio nanostructures. The modeling of nanostructures is a rich and complex area, where we use both Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics approaches to find the atomic coordinates. To calculate the electronic properties, we use both density functional theory and tight binding methods. To study the electrical transport properties of nanostructures, we develop both algorithms and code based on Green’s function methods. The current application areas in his group are (i) SemiSynBio systems including origami structures (ii) quantum coherence-decoherence in nanostructures and (iii) memory devices. Anant obtain a B.Sc in Applied Science from PSG College of Technology in Koyampuththoor, M.Sc in Physics from Pune University, India, and Ph.D in Engineering from Purdue University. He worked at the Center for Nanotechnology at NASA Ames Research Center and the University of Waterloo before moving to Seattle.
Pulugurtha Markondeya Raj
Chair TC 11: Nanopackaging
Dr. P. M. Raj‘s expertise is in packaging of electronic and bioelectronic systems, with emphasis on nanoscale RF, power and bioelectronic components, and active and passive integration in ultrathin embedded modules. He is an Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Florida International University, and Adjunct Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. He demonstrated several electronic packaging technologies, working with the whole electronic ecosystem, which include several semiconductor, packaging and material, tool, and end-user companies. He co-lead the development of world’s first 3D glass LTE diversity module, and 3D glass antenna-integrated package module for 5G mm wave applications. He developed advanced substrate-integrated power inductors and power capacitors for integrated power modules and voltage regulators. He is widely recognized for his contributions in integrated passive components and technology roadmapping, component integration for bioelectronic, power and RF modules, and also for promoting the role of nanomaterials and nanostructures for electronics packaging applications through IEEE NTC and EPS. His research led to 330 publications, which include 8 patents. He received more than 25 best-paper awards. He co-advised more than 30 MS and PhD students who are current leaders and technology pioneers in the electronic packaging industry. He is the Chair of Nanopackaging Technical Committee, EPS Representative of IEEE Nanotechnology Council, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in Nanotechnology for 2020, Associate Editor for IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine and Transactions of Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technologies (T-CPMT). He served as a Session Chair in more than 12 IEEE flagship conferences. He has been instrumental in forming Nanopackaging technical sessions at the IEEE Nanotechnology Conference. He has been actively involved with the PSMA (power sources manufacturers Association) and takes pro-active role in shaping up power electronics sessions at APEC and PEIM conferences. He received his PhD from Rutgers University in 1999 in Ceramic Engineering, ME from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and BS from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (1993).
Chih-Huang Lai
Chair TC 12: Nanomagnetics
Prof. Lai received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University in 1997. He joined Read-Rite Co. and worked on TMR and GMR magnetic heads. He became an assistant Professor in National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in 1998. Prof. Lai is currently Dean of College of Engineering in NTHU and Tsing Hua Chair Professor. His research works focus on magnetic materials, spintronic devices and CIGS thin film solar cells. He served as Education Chair, Publicity Chair and Membership Chair for IEEE Magnetics Society and President of Taiwan Association of Magnetics Technology. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed SCI papers and obtained more than 40 patents. He is an IEEE Fellow and MRS-Taiwan Fellow.
Lixin Dong
Chair TC 13: Nano Energy, Environment and Safety
Lixin Dong is a Professor at City University of Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. degree from Nagoya University in 2003. Prior to join City University of Hong Kong, he has been an Associate Professor at Michigan State University by 2019 and held a Senior Research Scientist at ETH Zurich by 2008, where he had led the NanoRobotics Group in IRIS between 2004 and 2008. His main research interests include nanorobotics, NEMS, and biomedical nanosystems. He introduced 3D nanorobotic manipulation under an SEM in 2000, demonstrated nanorobotic spot welding under a TEM in 2007, co-invented artificial bacteria flagella in 2007, and showed nanotube fountain pens for directly writing nanostructures in 2011. He received the 2015 Withrow Distinguished Scholar Award from MSU, the NSF CAREER Award in 2011, the IEEE T-ASE Googol Best New Application Paper Award in 2007, and many other awards. He serves as Vice President for Conferences, IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) and Publication Activities Board (PAB) of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, and served as a Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology.
Andrew Eckford
Chair TC 14: Nanoscale communications
Andrew Eckford is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at York University, Toronto, Ontario. His research interests include the application of information theory to biology, and the design of communication systems using molecular and biological techniques. His research has been covered in media including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and IEEE Spectrum. His research received the 2015 IET Communications Innovation Award, and was a finalist for the 2014 Bell Labs Prize. He is also a co-author of the textbook Molecular Communication, published by Cambridge University Press. Andrew received the B.Eng. degree from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1996, and the M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Toronto in 1999 and 2004, respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. Andrew held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Toronto, prior to taking up a faculty position at York in 2006. He has held courtesy appointments at the University of Toronto and Case Western Reserve University. In 2018, he was named a Senior Fellow of Massey College, Toronto.
Xiaoning Jiang
Chair TC 15: Nano-acoustic devices, Processes and Materials
Dr. Xiaoning Jiang is a Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a University Faculty Scholar at North Carolina State University. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Jiang received his Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University (1997) and his Postdoctoral training from the Pennsylvania State University (1997-2001). He was the Chief Scientist and Vice President for TRS Technologies, Inc. prior to joining NC State in 2009. Dr. Jiang is the author and co-author of two books, 6 book chapters, 9 issued US Patents, over 120 peer reviewed journal papers and over 100 conference papers on piezoelectric ultrasound transducers, ultrasound for medical imaging and therapy, drug delivery, ultrasound NDT/NDE, smart materials and structures and M/NEMS. Dr. Jiang is a member of the technical program committee for a few international conferences including IEEE NANO, IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium (TPC-5), IEEE NMDC, SPIE Smart Structures and NDE, and ASME IMECE. He serves as the Nano-Acoustics Technical Committee Chair in IEEE NTC, IEEE NTC Distinguished Lecturer (2018 and 2019), an editorial board member for the journal Sensors, a Senior Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy, and a Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (2020-2021). Dr. Jiang is an ASME Fellow.
James Spicer
Co-Chair TC 15: Nano-acoustic devices, Processes and Materials
James Spicer is a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the chair of Materials Science and Engineering Program in the Engineering for Professionals Program and is a member of the Principal Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. His research focuses on laser-material interactions for advanced processing and materials characterization including ultrafast studies of nanoscale thermal and acoustic transport, polymer matrix nanocomposite processing and characterization, optical and ultrasonic characterization of additively manufactured materials, development of opto-thermal barrier coatings for space probes and characterization of high-energy laser materials. He is a member of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council, the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society and the IEEE Sensors Council. He is also a member of ASME, OSA, MRS and APS.