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, nanoelectrodes, and nanorobots. 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[6] The IEEE Nanotechnology Council has many chapters in several countries such as Australia, China, Italy, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and others.[7]


The IEEE Nanotechnology Council sponsors a number of internationally recognized conferences that focus on the advancement of nanotechnology.[8] It also annually awards the IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology.

The Council publishes the following peer-reviewed journals and magazine.[9]