IEEE Nanotechnology Council
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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.
Nick Massetti
Chair of the Chapters and Regional Interest Groups
Dominic (Nick) Massetti is an IEEE Life Senior Member. He is currently the Chair of the NTC Regional Interest Groups Committee, and an officer of the IEEE Region 6 Orange County Section. He is also the recent past Electron Devices Society Representative to the Nanotechnology Council (NTC) AdCom. He recently retired after a career spanning 45 years in the area of Semiconductor device and fabrication technology which included contributing solutions for Landsat satellite imaging at Hughes Aircraft, integrated circuit fabrication processes at Texas Instruments and NXP Semiconductors, and conducting worldwide IC foundry oversight for Seagate Technologies. In 2005 he helped organize the first chapter of the NTC, for the San Francisco Bay Area IEEE Nanotechnology Council Chapter. He was the recipient of the 2015 IEEE Region 6 Central Area Outstanding Engineer Award and the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA and his Master’s Degree in Solid State Physics from UC San Diego. He currently consults in the area of intellectual property prosecution related to image sensor technology.
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.
Jayasimha Atulasimha
Chair TC 5: Spintronics
Jayasimha Atulasimha is a Qimonda Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering with a courtesy appointment in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Virginia Commonwealth University. Jayasimha Atulasimha has authored or coauthored over 75 journal publications on magnetostrictive materials, magnetization dynamics, spintronics and nanomagnetic computing. His current research interests include nanomagnetism, spintronics, multiferroics, nanomagnetic memory and neuromorphic computing devices. He is a fellow of the ASME, an IEEE Senior Member and current chair for the TC on Spintronics, IEEE Nanotechnology Council.
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.
Steve Tung
Chair TC 7: Nanosensors and Nanoactuators
Steve Tung received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Taiwan University in 1984. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston in 1988 and 1992, respectively. He was a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA from 1993 to 1997 where he worked on microfluidic sensors and actuators. From 1997 to 1999, he was an engineering specialist at Litton Guidance and Control Systems Division of Northrop Grumman Navigation Systems where he worked on MEMS inertial sensors. Since 2000, he has been a faculty at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Arkansas where he is currently a full professor and graduate coordinator. Dr. Tung’s primary research interest is in micro- and nanotechnology for biological and biomedical applications. His projects have been funded by NIH, NSF, NASA JPL, Office of Naval Research, and Department of Agriculture.
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).
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.