IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Letters Sections seeks original research manuscripts for a Thematic Issue on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems

Background and Scope

The “Letters” Section in the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will devote a themed issue on
“Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems” to a collection of papers reflecting a more focused scope of the conference, especially highlighting research and technology development in the field of M/NEMS,
micro/nano/molecular fabrication, molecular sensors and actuators, nanoscale robotics, and nano/bio photonics and imaging. We are accepting submissions only from authors who have submitted abstracts for review to the conference, and invited speakers including Invite Session, Keynote, and Plenary Speakers. Authors whose abstract has been accepted by the conference and will submit full paper for IEEE Xplore Database inclusion MUST significantly expand and improve the previous conference version to contain substantially new technical results for consideration of this Special Issue, as per TNANO and IEEE restrictions on duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process. (Please refer to the information in the following website for IEEE TNANO regulations:
All submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Micro/Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (M/NEMS)
  • Micro/Nano/Molecular Fabrication
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanomaterial Based Devices and Systems
  • Nanophotonics and Nanoscale Imaging
  • Nanoscale Robotics, Assembly, and Automation
  • Molecular Sensors, Actuators, and Systems
  • Micro/Nano Fluidics
  • Micro/Nano Mechanics
  • Nanobiology/Nanomedicine

Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable.
Submissions are solicited from conference participants and other researchers in the field of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters” are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges.
Please follow the guideline (, and submit your paper to ScholarOne
Manuscripts at, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for the Special Issue “IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section/Issue on the Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS 2019) ”. Note that the submitted article cannot be a verbatim copy of a published conference article and your manuscript must contain at least 30% new results when compared with IEEE NEMS 2019 conference papers.


  • Submission deadline: June 15, 2019
  • Notification of first review results: August 1, 2019
  • Submission of revised papers: September 1, 2019
  • Notification of final review results: October 1, 2019

Expected Date of Publication:

The typical average review process for TNANO is ~30 days before first decision. Once accepted and the authors have complied with all IEEE copyright issues your paper will receive an official DOI number and your paper will be available online on TNANO website under IEEE Xplore database. (Starting in January 2019, IEEE TNANO will no longer have hardcopies, so as soon as your paper is accepted and approved for final publication by the IEEE, it will be added to the transaction’s publication list, and will be SCI indexed.) The expected publication date from your manuscript submission from receiving a DOI for your paper is ~100 days on average based on 2018 publication database)

Guest editors

Ting-Hsuan Chen, Ph.D. (Leading Guest Editor for Inquiry)
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong
Inkyu Park, Ph.D.
KAIST Chair Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering / School of Mechanical, Aerospace & Systems Engineering
KAIST Institute for the NanoCentury
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST),
Hideaki Tsutsui, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Riverside
Ting-Hsuan Chen, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong
Room P6415, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building
Phone: +852-3442-4114