Student Programs

IEEE-NTC Fall School 2018 on “Nanotechnology for Energy”

When: October 13 and 14, 2018 (prior to IEEE-NMDC 2018)
Location: Engineering Lecture Theater at Portland State University,
Room EB-102, Engineering Building, 1930 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR
Fees: $25 (Pre-registration thru 4-Oct) + $35 (after 4-Oct & On-Site)
Registration includes Breakfast and Lunch and lecture materials.



About the School:

This school provides an overview of next-generation nanotechnology solutions / tools for diverse energy applications, and is structured for a target audience of students at the senior-undergraduate and graduate levels. The content will be delivered through 7 synergistic tutorials that focus on the following thematic topics: (i) nanomaterials for energy and sustainability, (ii) nanotechnology for photovoltaics and storage (batteries), and (iii) atomic-to-nanoscale computational modeling / experimental characterization tools for energy nanosystems.

See speaker details here.


Co-sponsored by the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (IEEE-NTC) and the
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Portland State University


Technical Program – Day 1
10/13/2018 (Saturday)

Time Tutorial Topic / Activity
7:30 – 8:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:30 – 10:20 Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials

Prof. Arun Subramanian
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

10:30 – 12:20 Sustainable Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

Prof. Clara Santato
Polytechnique Montreal, Canada

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:20 Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics

Prof. Stephen Goodnick
Arizona State University, USA

15:30 – 17:20 Nanodielectrics and Nanocomposites

Dr. Michel Frechette
École de technologie supérieure (ETS), Montréal, Canada


Technical Program – Day 2
10/14/2018 (Sunday)

Time Tutorial Topic / Activity
7:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
8:30 – 10:20 Nanotechnology for Energy Storage

Prof. Yonhua Tzeng
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

10:30 – 12:20 Imaging and Characterization of Energy Nanosystems

Prof. Reza Shahbazian-Yassar
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:20 Computational Modeling of Energy Nanomaterials

Dr. Arun Kumar Mannodi-Kannakkithodi
Argonne National Laboratory, USA


NSF Grant for Student Attendance

NMDC 2018 has been awarded a $10,000 NSF grant to support full-time student attendance at the conference, but limited to US citizens and attendees of U.S. institutions.

Priority will be given to accommodation support in the conference hotel but limited support for other expenses might be possible.


  • Grants are limited to full-time students, either attending accredited US institutions or US citizens studying abroad.
  • Student must be registered for the conference and apply before August 31st (early registration deadline).
  • First support priority: Full hotel accommodation for two eligible students sharing a room in the conference hotel, or half support for eligible sole occupancy.
  • Secondary support priorities (if funds available): Partial travel support (details required) or registration relief.

Applicants will be advised of their award result by September 15th.


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