About iMNEs

The international Micro and Nano Engineering society is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated as a “vereniging” in the Netherlands and registered at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under nr. 72630248

Our goal is to promote different aspects of Micro and Nano Engineering.

Our main activity for this purpose is to organize the annual, International Conference in Micro and Nano Engineering (MNE).


iMNEs has its roots in the community formed around the Microelectronic Engineering  Conference ME, which was founded by Prof. Dr. Haroon Ahmed from University of Cambridge in 1975, where also the first conference was held. In 1994, on the occasion of the conference hold in Davos, Switzerland, the name was changed to Micro and Nano Engineering Conference to include the emerging nanotechnology and reflect new developments in the field.

In 2017, the International Steering Committee of the MNE conference decided to change the way the conference is organized and to establish an official, legal entity that will be responsible for organizing the event and who owns the brand ‘International Conference on Micro and Nano Engineering – MNE’.

Sister Conferences

MNE has as a sister conferences in the USA, EIPBN, in Japan, MNC.

Official Journal of the Society

Elsevier’s “Micro and Nano Engineering” and “Microelectronic Engineering” are official journals for iMNEs. Micro and Nano Engineering journal publishes annual special issues focused on the topics of the MNE conference, which are also open to MNE conference authors.


The mission of iMNEs is to promote all aspects of Micro- and Nano-Engineering. In order to do reach this goal, we facilitate the dissemination of knowledge about Micro- and Nano-Engineering by organizing an annual, international conference and organize other events and activities. We support other parties that organise such events and conduct research in the field of Micro and Nano Engineering.


This facilitates in the first place long-term collaborations with third parties like service providers and publishers with the goal to keep conference fees low. The conference participant shall further benefit from a standardized registration, abstract submission and reviewing procedure.


iMNEs is directed by the board. It has currently two committees, the scientific advisory committee and the award committee formed by members of the society.


Current board members are:

Urs Staufer, TU Delft, The Netherlands (President)

Kees Hagen, TU Delft, The Netherlands (Treasurer)

Evangelos Gogolides, NCSR Demokritos, Greece (Secretary)

Massimo De Vittorio, IIT and Univ. of Salento, Italy


Scientific Advisory Committee

The scientific committee monitors current developments in Micro and Nano Engineering, based on which it advises the organizers of the annual conferences about important developments and timely thematic focal points. It also advises the program chairman on the composition of the program committee and proposes new members of that committee. We strive at an equal representation of all countries in geographical Europa.


Current members are:

Jean-Francois de Marneffe, IMEC BE

Michel Despont, CSEM CH

Zahid Durrani, Imperial College UK

Massimo De Vittorio, University of Salento / IIT IT

Evangelos Gogolides, NCSR Demokritos GR

Gabi Grützner, Microresist Technology GmbH DE

Yoshihiko Hirai, Osaka Prefecture University JP

Dieter Kern, Univ. of Tuebingen, DE

Alexander Liddle, NIST USA

Michael Muehlberger, Profactor GmbH AU

Francesc Pérez-Murano, CNM-IMB Barcelona ES

John Randall, Zyvexlabs, USA

Urs Staufer (acting Chair), Delft University of Technology NL

Stephan Sylvest Keller, Technical University of Denmark DK

Christophe Vieu, LAAS-CNRS Toulouse FR


Award Committee

The award committee proposes candidates for the awards that iMNEs bestows and elects the winner.


Current members are:

Jean-Francois de Marneffe, IMEC, BE

Michel Despont, CSEM, CH

Zahid Durrani, Imperial College, UK

Massimo De Vittorio, University of Salento / IIT, IT

Evangelos Gogolides, NCSR Demokritos, GR

Gabi Grützner, (Chair) Microresist Technology GmbH, DE

Yoshihiko Hirai, Osaka Prefecture University, JP

Alexander Liddle, NIST, USA

Michael Muehlberger, Profactor GmbH, AU

Francesc Pérez-Murano, CNM-IMB Barcelona, ES

John Randall, Zyvexlabs, USA

Urs Staufer, Delft University of Technology, NL

Stephan Sylvest Keller, Technical University of Denmark, DK

Christophe Vieu, LAAS-CNRS Toulouse, FR