Nanotechnology Council, Chicago Chapter

Welcome to the website for IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), Chicago chapter. The NTC, Chicago Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) focuses on the advancement and coordination of work in the field of Nanotechnology in the Chicago area. As part of the Chicago Section, the NTC Chapter provides a local interface to the worldwide network of the IEEE.

The NTC Chapter provides a forum for leading researchers, students and companies to discuss their work, as well as presents networking opportunities. Planned activities include technical presentations, lectures, webinars and tours of local nanotechnology research facilities and hubs. In addition, the NTC Chapter organizes an annual joint conference with the IEEE Magnetics Society Chicago chapter to present latest research areas, and promote local collaborations in the Chicago area. 

Joining the NTC community is straightforward and does not cost any additional fees. You can join the NTC community, visit the IEEE Memberships and Subscriptions Catalog and select one of the NTC choices. The help menu explains your options. You currently don’t have to be an IEEE member to join the NTC community.  Sign in to your IEEE web account and if you are a member, add the NTC to your current membership.  If not a member you will be added to the NTC community list.

The Chapter Committee operates under the Code of Practice, which has been made in accordance to the by-laws of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and the Chicago Section.

Chapter Committee:

Chair – Dr. Charudatta Phatak
Secretary – Dr. Vuk Brajuskovic


IEEE Nanotechnology Council

Nomination for 2023 IEEE Chicago Early Career Awards in Magnetics and Nanotechnology

Deadline: September 29, 2023


The awards aim to promote junior researchers area in their early career stages seeking for permanent academic positions, and to provide a platform to establish interactions and future collaborations in the area of Magnetics and Nanotechnology. The candidates are expected to demonstrate outstanding achievements in research in the discipline of Magnetics or Nanotechnology, and show potential to be successful in their future academic and research careers.

The nominated candidate:

  1. Should be currently working as a researcher, including both academic institute and industry, from the Greater Chicago area or its neighbor states (Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky)
  2. Should be not more than 7 years after completion of his/her Ph.D. degree
  3. Should have already shown outstanding scientific or technical achievements in Magnetics or Nanotechnology which has been significantly beyond the average performance at that career level.
  4. Does not need to be nominated by an IEEE member

Download the form here and email it to Yi

Read more about the award in this post