IEEE Nanotechnology Council

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The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is one of seven councils of the IEEE.

The Council, according to its website, is "a multi-disciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of nanotechnology carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, literary and educational areas. The Council supports the theory, design, and development of nanotechnology and its scientific, engineering, and industrial applications."[1]

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is a multi-disciplinary group related to nanotechnology research and applications.[2][3] Their purpose is to support and guide state-of-the-art research in the field of nanotechnology.[4] The main considerations for judging include distinction in long-term technical achievements, leadership, innovation, breadth, and impact on nanotechnology and engineering.[5] Notable research, presented by the NTC IEEE community, in the area of state-of-the-art nanotechnology include patternable media,[6][7][8][9][10][11][12] nanoelectrodes,[13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23] and nanorobots.[24][25][26][27][28][29][30][31][32] The NTC supports includes a range of areas including theory, design, and development of nanotechnology in addition to the scientific, engineering, and industrial applications. NTC is made up of 21 IEEE member societies, including IEEE Circuits and Systems Society; IEEE Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Society; IEEE Electron Devices Society; IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society; IEEE Industrial Electronics Society; IEEE Photonics Society; IEEE Reliability Society; IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society; and others[33] The IEEE Nanotechnology Council has many chapters in several countries such as Australia, China, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and others.[34]


The IEEE Nanotechnology Council sponsors a number of internationally recognized conferences that focus on the advancement of nanotechnology.[35] It also annually awards the IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology.

The Council publishes the following peer-reviewed journals and magazine.[36]


  1. ^ IEEE Nanotechnology Council
  2. ^ Member Society Representatives
  3. ^ NTC 2011:
  4. ^ IEEE NTC Newsletter
  5. ^
  6. ^ E. A. Dobisz, Z. Z. Bandić, T-W. Wu, T. Albrecht . “Patterned Media: Nanofabrication Challenges of Future Disk Drives”, Proceedings of the IEEE, vol 96, no. 11, 2008.
  7. ^ Ho M. K., Tsang C. H., Fontana R. E., Parkin S. S., Carey K. K., Pan T., MacDonald S., Arnett P. C., and Moore J. O., “Study of magnetic tunnel junction read sensors”, IEEE transactions on magnetics, vol. 37, no 4, pp. 1691 - 1694, 2001.
  8. ^ E. C. Stone and E.P. Wohlfarth, “A Mechanism of Magnetic Hysteresis in Heterogeneous Alloys”, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, vol 240 pp. 599 - 642, 1948.
  9. ^ J. Fugita, Y. Ohnishi, Y. Ochiai, E. Nomura, and S. Matsui, “Nanometer-scale resolution of calixarene negative resist in electron beam lithography” , Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, vol. 14, no 6, pp. 4272, 1996.
  10. ^ M.D. Austin, H. Ge, W. Wu, M. Li, Z. Yu, D. Wasserman, S. A. Lyon, and S. Y. Chou, “Fabrication of 5 nm line width and 14 nm pitch features by nanoimprint lithography”, Applied Physics Letters, vol 84 , pp. 5299, 2004.
  11. ^ R. Ruiz et al., “Density multiplication and improved lithography by directed block copolymer assembly”, Science, vol. 321, no. 5891, pp. 936 – 939, 2008.
  12. ^ B. D. Terris, “Fabrication challenges for patterned recording media, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic materials, vol 321, pp 512-517, 2009.
  13. ^ D. W. M. Arrigan, “Nanoelectrodes, nanoelectrode arrays and their applications”. Analyst, vol. 129, pp. 1157-1165, 2004.
  14. ^ J. I. Yeh & H. Shi, “Nanoelectrodes for biological measurements” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, 2010.
  15. ^ R. M. Wightman & D. O. Wipf, “Voltammetry at ultramicroelectrodes”. Electroanalytical Chemistry, ed. A. J. Bard, Marcel Dekker, New York, pp. 15-267, 1989
  16. ^ A. M. Bond, “Past, present and future contributions of microelectrodes to analytical studies employing voltammetric detection: a review”, Analyst, vol. 119, pp. 1R-21R, 1994.
  17. ^ R. J. Forster “Microelectrodes: new dimensions in electrochemistry”, Chemistry Society Reviews, vol. 23, pp. 289-297, 1994.
  18. ^ C. G. Zoski, “Ultramicroelectrodes: Design, Fabrication, and Characterization”, Electroanalysis, vol. 14, pp. 1041-1051, 2002.
  19. ^ R. Feeney & S.P. Kounaves, “On-site analysis of arsenic in groundwater using a microfabricated gold ultramicroelectrode array”, Electroanalysis, vol. 72, pp. 2222-2228, 2000.
  20. ^ K. Stulik, C. Amatore, K. Holub, V. Maracek & W. Kutner, “Microelectrodes. Definitions, characterization, and applications (Technical report), Pure Applied. Chemistry, vol. 72, pp. 1483 -1492, 2000.
  21. ^ A. Tricoli & S. E. Pratsinis, “Dispersed nanoelectrode devices”, Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 5, pp. 54-60, 2010
  22. ^ S. J. Kang et al. “High-performance electronics using dense, perfectly aligned arrays of single-walled carbon nanotubes”, Nature Nanotech. vol. 2, pp. 230–236, 2007.
  23. ^ G. D. Withey, J. H. Kim & J. Xu, “Wiring efficiency of a metallizable DNA linker for site-addressable nanobioelectronic assembly”, Nanotechnology, vol. 18, 424025, 2007.
  24. ^ Weir N.A., Sierra D.P., and Jones J.F., “A review of research in the field of nanorobotics”, Sandia report, Sandia National Laboratories, SAND2005-6808, pp. 8 -9, 2005.
  25. ^ R. A. Freitas Jr., “Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities”, Landes Bioscience, 1999 R. A. Freitas Jr., “Nanomedicine, Volume I: Biocompatibility”, Landes Bioscience, 2003.
  26. ^ A. Cavalcanti, R. A. Freitas Jr., L. C. Kretly, “Nanorobotics control design: A practical approach tutorial”, Robotics Today, SME, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 1-22, 2005.
  27. ^ T. T Toth-Fejel, “Agents, assemblers, and ANTS: scheduling assembly with market and biological software mechanisms”, Nanotechnology, vol. 11, pp 133-137, 2000.
  28. ^ V. Matellan, C. Fernandez, and J. M. Molina, “Genetic learning of fuzzy reactive controllers”. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 25, pp. 33-41, 1998.
  29. ^ H. D. Drucker, D.Wu, V. Vapnik, “Support vector machines for spam categorization”, IEEE Transaction on Neural Networks, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 1048-1054, 1999.
  30. ^ J.J. Grefenstette, A. Schultz. “An evolutionary approach to learning in robots”. Machine Learning Workshop on robot Learning, New Brunswick, NJ, 1994.
  31. ^ M. Hagiya. “From molecular computing to molecular programming,” Proc. 6th DIMACS Workshop on DNA Based Computers, Leiden, Netherlands, pp 198-204, 2000.
  32. ^ J. Sun, M. Gao.,J. Feldmann, “Electric field directed layer by-layer assembly of highly fluorescent CdTe nanoparticles,” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 21-27, 2001.
  33. ^ IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology
  34. ^ NTC Divisions and Chapters
  35. ^ IEEE Nanotechnology Conferences
  36. ^ IEEE Nanotechnology Council Publications