Guest Editors


Guangyong Li
February 2021

Dr. Guangyong Li is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

He received Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University, East Lansing, in 2006. His research interests include scanning probe microscopy; nano-devices 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 Best Paper Award from IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. He served as Vice President for Conferences (2017-2018) and Vice President for Technical Activities (2014-2015) at IEEE Nanotechnology Council. Dr. Li chaired the 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, July 2017, in Pittsburgh and co-chaired the 20th International Conference on Nanotechnology, July 2020, in virtual format.
Zuobin Wang
February 2021

Dr. Zuobin Wang is Professor and Director of International Research Centre for Nano Handling and Manufacturing of China, Changchun University of Science and Technology. He is also a Visiting Professor with the University of Bedfordshire since 2009.

He received Ph.D. degree in Optical Engineering from the University of Warwick in 1997, sponsored by Sino-British Friendship Scholarship Scheme (SBFSS). His research interests include nano-manipulation, nano-manufacturing, nano-measurement and their applications in materials and bio-medicine. He has published more than 100 papers in journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Wang is the founding chair of the IEEE International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale (IEEE 3M-NANO), and serves as Vice-President & Executive Secretary at 3M-NANO International Society.


Dmitri Litvinov
February 2020

Dr. Litvinov is a John and Rebecca Moores Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the University of Houston, Texas. He also holds joint appointments in chemical and biomolecular engineering, chemistry, and materials science and engineering. 

Dr. Litvinov received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1999 and was with the research division of Seagate Technology prior to joining the University of Houston. He has received 30 technical achievement awards. During his tenure with the University of Houston, Dr. Litvinov founded the Center for Integrated Nano and Biosystems. His research, which ranges from information technology to medical diagnostics, has been supported by the Nation- al Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Office of Naval Research, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, Information Storage Industry Consortium, and other agencies (approximately US$12 million in funding). He established the university-wide nanofabrication core facility, which has more than 250 registered users. At the University of Houston, Dr. Litvinov served as the founding dean of the graduate school from 2013 to 2017, over- seeing the graduation enterprise of nearly 8,000 graduate and professional students. He was the director of the materials science and engineering program from 2011 to 2016 as well as the nano engineering minor program from 2008 to the present. A fellow of the National Academy of Inventors with 29 issued U.S. patents to his credit, Dr. Litvinov received the IEEE Individual Achievement Award, Esther Farfel Award, University of Houston Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award, and Cullen College of Engineering Junior and Senior Faculty Research Awards. Dr. Litvinov is a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and is a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has coauthored more than 140 peer-reviewed papers, a book on magnetic recording, and several book chapters. Dr. Litvinov has served in various editorial capacities on high-impact engineering and scientific journals, including IEEE Trans- actions on Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Materials Research Society Bulletin, and Nanotechnology.
Mohammad Qasaimeh
April 2020 & June 2020

Dr. Mohammad Qasaimeh is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), Abu Dhabi, UAE, and with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Tandon School of Engineering, New York University, New York, USA.

Dr. Qasaimeh established the Advanced Microfluidics and Microdevices Laboratory (AMMLab) in 2014, and his current research interests include developing microfluidic and MEMS (microelectromechanical system) devices for clinical applications and point-of-care diagnostics. Prior to joining NYUAD, Dr. Qasaimeh was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Qasaimeh completed his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2013 from McGill University, where he received several prestigious fellowships and awards including the NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Alexander Graham Bell Graduate Scholarship, and the FQRNT Researchers Stars Award. Dr. Qasaimeh’s research has been published in more than 29 peer-reviewed journals including Nature Communications, Advanced Biosystems, Lab on a Chip, Microsystems & Nanoengineering, and Scientific Reports. Dr. Qasaimeh delivered more than 30 keynote and invited speeches at national and international conferences, and was actively involved in organizing several local and international conferences, including the Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium (2016 & 2017). Currently, he is serving as a Co-Chair at the NYU Biomedical and Biosystems Conference series. Dr. Qasaimeh is an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports at the Nature Publishing Group, and serving as a Guest Editor in the IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine and the MDPI Biosensors Journal.
James Spicer
August 2020

Dr. 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 a member of ASME, OSA, MRS and APS. Dr. Spicer also serves as an Associate Editor of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine.
Dominick Fazarro
October 2020

Dr. Dominick Fazarro is a Professor in the Department of Technology at the University of Texas at Tyler.

He has been conducting research on nanotechnology safety education for over ten years. He was a Co-PI on federal-funded grants with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Susan Harwood Training Grants Program addressing nano-material safety education and training. Dr. Fazarro is a Senior Member of IEEE. He has published numerous peer-review articles, book chapters, and made presentations on the topic of nanotechnology safety education. Dr. Fazarro is a co-founder for the academic discipline for nanotechnology safety education.
M. P. Anantram
December 2020

Dr. 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 nanoscale biological and quantum devices and materials with an aim to comprehensively understand the underlying device physics. To study the electrical transport properties of quantum nanostructures, his group develops algorithms and computer code based on Green’s function methods. The application areas in his group include (i) SemiSynBio systems with origami structures (ii) quantum coherence-decoherence in nanostructures and (iii) resistive, phase change and DNA-X memory devices. Anant obtained B. Sc. degree in Applied Science from PSG College of Technology in Koyampuththoor, M. Sc. degree in Physics from Pune University, India, and Ph.D. degree in Engineering from Purdue University. He worked at the Center for Nanotechnology at NASA Ames Research Center and the University of Waterloo before relocating to Seattle.
Jean-Pierre Leburton
December 2020

Dr. Jean-Pierre Leburton is the Gregory Stillman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

He joined the University of Illinois in 1981 from Germany, where he worked as a research scientist with the Siemens A.G. Research Laboratory in Munich. In 1992, he held the Hitachi LTD Chair on Quantum Materials at the University of Tokyo, and was a Visiting Professor in the Federal Polytechnic Institute in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2000. He is involved with research in nanostructure modeling and in quantum device simulation. His research interest encompasses non-linear transport in quantum wires and carbon nanotubes, spintronics and molecular and bio-nanoelectronics. Professor Leburton is author/co-author of more than 300 technical papers in international journals and books as well as a contributor of several patents in device electronics, and served as Chairman, Advisory and Program Committees in numerous international conferences. In 1993 he was awarded the title of “Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques” by the French Government. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the Optical Society of America (OSA), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Electrochemical Society (ECS) and the Institute of Physics (IOP). He is also a member of the New York Academy of Science. In 2004, he was the recipient of the ISCS Quantum Device Award, and of the Gold medal for scientific achievement by the Alumnus Association of the University of Liége, Belgium. In 2019, he received the CCMR Serendipity Award, Seoul Korea. From 2011 to 2015, he was a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. In 2011, he was elected as Associate Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences of Belgium.