The impact of Integrated Circuits (IC) on modern society has been pervasive and has a profound impact on many aspects of our lives. Fascinating rapid progress in microelectronics technology has been a budding and exponentially evolving domain recently, which is precisely responsible for engineering of micro and nano-scale devices and systems. In the last few decades, extensive research has been carried out on microelectronic technologies, corresponding device fabrication, characterization, as well as its analytical modeling and simulation. Scientific discoveries and technological advancements related to nano-scale devices have emerged as a promising field primarily to fulfill the requirements from IC industries. Engineering of alternative materials with novel structures leads to the path of innovative novel nano-scale device design, which is crucial to improve performance of applications in circuits or micro-systems. Also there has been a remarkable improvement in the miniaturization of mechanical micro-devices, nomenclature as micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) or Nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS). Micromechanical actuators and sensors are essential parts of MEMS. During last few years there has been numerous developments and achievements for nano-scale devices; also an increasing number of applications have emerged for MEMS actuators and sensors, thus presenting exciting new challenges and opportunities for researchers and scientists. Thus, it is timely to organize a special section to present and share the vast amount of knowledge collected in this rapidly growing field.
The aim of this special section is to feature the most recent technical advances and developments in the field of cutting-edge Micro-Nano Device technologies for building new solutions in developing the micro-systems. The solutions can be in the form of designing novel devices or complete micro/nano systems. In this special section, a wide range of devices is expected to be covered to gather significant research breakthroughs in the perspective described above.
The topics of interest include:
· Emerging trends in Micro & Nano systems
· Innovative Low-power Microsystems for green computing
· Novel MEMS/NEMS device concepts
· Novel “More than Moore” Nanoelectronic Devices
· MEMS based sensor and actuators
· Practical application of MEMS/NEMS
· Energy harvesting devices
· Advanced CMOS and Beyond CMOS nanoscale device technology
· Beyond CMOS devices for application in microsystems
· Novel device technology for Microsystems
· Advanced simulation techniques for MEMS/NEMS
· Novel materials for MEMS/NEMS
· Modeling of devices with Quantum Mechanical Effects for applications in microsystems
· Analytical modeling of Emerging nanoscale devices
· Microsystem design with state-of-the-art Nanoscale devices
New papers, or extended versions of papers presented at related conferences, are welcome. Submissions must not be currently under review for publication elsewhere. Conference papers may be submitted only if they are substantially extended (more than 50%), and must be referenced. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed using the normal standards of CAEE, and accepted based on quality, originality, novelty, and relevance to the theme of the special section. By submitting a paper to this issue, the authors agree to referee one paper (if asked) within the time frame of the special issue.
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Submission of manuscript: July 15, 2021
First notification: September 30, 2021
Submission of revised manuscript: October 30, 2021
Notification of the re-review: November 30, 2021
Final notification: December 30, 2021
Final paper due: January 30, 2022
Publication: April. 2022
Angsuman Sarkar, Ph.D. (Main Guest Editor)
Professor, Electronics & Communication Engineering Department, Kalyani Government Engineering College, Kalyani, West Bengal, India
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Chandan Kumar Sarkar, Ph.D.
Retd. Professor, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Email: [email protected]
Arezki Benfdila, Ph.D.
Professor, Université Mouloud Mammeri de Tizi Ouzou, Tizi Ouzou, Algeria
Email: [email protected]
Dr. Angsuman Sarkar is presently serving as a Professor of Electronics and Communication Engineering in Kalyani Government Engineering College, West Bengal. He had earlier served in Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College & Kalyani Government Engineering College as Lecturer, Assistant Professor & Associate Professor of ECE department for more than 20 years. He received the M.Tech degree in VLSI & Microelectronics from Jadavpur University. He completed his Ph.D from Jadavpur University in 2013. His current research interest span around study of short channel effects of sub 100nm MOSFETs and nano device modeling. He is a a Senior Member of IEEE, Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Associate Life Member of Institution of Engineers (IE) India and is the immediate past Chairman of IEEE Electron Device Society, Kolkata Chapter. He has authored 5 books, many contributed book chapters, 68 journal papers in international refereed journals and 48 research papers in national and international conferences. He is a member of board of editors of various journals. He is reviewer of various international journals. He is currently supervising 6 Ph.D. scholars. He has delivered invited talk/tutorial speech/expert talk in various International Conference /technical programs. He has organized IEEE international conferences and several workshops/seminars.
Dr. Chandan Kumar Sarkar received the D.Phil. degree from the University of Oxford, Oxford, U.K., in 1983. He was also Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 at the Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford, from 1983 to 1985.He was a junior fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. He also held the graduate award at Wolfson College. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the Linkoping University, Linkoping, Sweden, Max Planck Institute at Stuttgart. Germany. He joined Jadavpur University, Kolkata, in 1987 as a Reader in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering. Subsequently, he became a Professor and the Head of the Department of Physics, and Dean of Faculty of Science at Bengal Engineering Science University (BESU) during 1996-99, Later he once again joined Jadavpur University ETCE Department as a Professor. He has served as a Visiting Professor in many universities such as Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong. Since 1999, he has been a Professor with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication and published more than 300 papers in journals of repute and in well-known International Conferences He has guided more than twenty five PhD candidates. Prof Sarkar is an Associate at University of La Plata, Argentina supported by third World Academy of Sciences (Trieste). He was INSA –ROYAL SOCIETY (UK) visiting scholar at several UK Universities. Dr. Sarkar is the Chair of the IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS), Calcutta Chapter and the past Chair of IEEE Section. He is presently serving as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE EDS.
Prof Arezki Benfdila is a Professor and Research Director at the University Mouloud Mammeri Tizi-Ouzou Algeria. He is a senior associate at the ICTP-UNESCO-IAEA Institution. He got his DSc in Microelectronics Engineering at the University M. Mammeri, Algeria in collaboration with other International Institutions. He is a full professor since 2005 and had many scientific positions. He was elected associate at ICTP UNESCO IAEA in June 2000 and elected again as a senior associate in 2009, position he holds up to date. He participated in important international events such as the G8- UNESCO Forum organized at ICTP in 2007. He has been elected as Bureau member of the African Physical Society in 2010 as well as the 50th anniversary of ICTP in October 2014. He directed many international research projects namely with CNRS France. He is director of government research projects from 1995 up to date. He is a reviewer at different journals and Associate editor at the ARP ICTP. He started the first master in microelectronic Engineering and has been elected as a member of the Pilot committee of the Algerian National Microelectronic Network. He was the initiator of the first Algerian network on Micro and nanotechnology, which has been followed by the international conference on Micro and Nanotechnology organized with a strong international collaboration in 2006 He has also directed many PhD and MPhil theses as well as Master and Engineer projects.