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IEEE Nanotechnology Council Elects Pitt's Guangyong Li as Vice President for Conferences

Guangyong Li.jpgPITTSBURGH (September 15, 2016) … The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest association of technical professionals, has chosen the University of Pittsburgh’s Guangyong Li as its 2017-2018 Vice President for Conferences for the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC).

Li, associate professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering, was one of three new officers announced at the NTC’s International Conference on Nanotechnology on August 22 in Sendai, Japan. Council members from the 22 IEEE Societies gather annually to elect new officers. All positions are effective as of January 1, 2017.

As Vice President for Conferences, Li will establish and chair the Meetings Committee. With the assistance of the Meetings Committee, he will provide direction for the conference activities of the Council, including overseeing, coordinating and monitoring the annual conference of the Council and all conferences co-sponsored by the Council.

About Guangyong Li
Guangyong Li received his BS degree in mechanical engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and his MS degree in control theory and application from the Beijing Institute of Control Engineering in the China Academy of Space Technology. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from Michigan State University. His research interests center on nanostructured thin film solar cells; scanning probe microcopy; micro/nanorobotics systems; nanodevices and biosensors; control theory and applications; and real-time design and integration. In 2006, he received the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best Paper Award.

In addition to his contributions in academia, Li gained industrial experience by working for the Beijing Institute of Space Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in the China Academy of Space Technology from 1992-1996 and Beijing Hollysys Corporation in 1999.

Li has been a member of the IEEE NTC since 2002. He has received other appointments as Vice President for Technical Activities from 2014-2015; General Chair of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology in 2017; Program Chair of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems; and Program Co-Chair of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology. His extensive experience with the IEEE also includes positions as a representative from the IEEE NTC on the steering committee of IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics and registration chair for conferences sponsored by the NTC such as IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference in 2009 and 2010 and IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering in 2013.


Author: Matt Cichowicz, Communications Writer

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