Upon the authorization of Standardization Administration of China (SAC), National Technical Committee 279 of SAC on Nanotechnology (SAC/TC279) was formed in April, 2005. First Chairman was Chunli Bai, President of Chinese Academy of Sciences. The secretariat is located in the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST). Second term of SAC/TC279 was started from January 2012. New Chairman of Committee is Prof. Xing Zhu. Third term of SAC/TC279 was started from November 2017. New Chairman of Committee is Prof. Minghua Liu. Since March 2019, new Chairman of Committee is Prof. Yuliang Zhao. By the end of 2019, TC279 has published 92 National Standards and about 36 projects of nanotechnology standard are underway.
SAC/TC279 is the member of the 229th Technical Committee of International Standardization Organization (ISO/TC229 nanotechnologies) and the 113th Technical Committee of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC/TC113 nanotechnologies). SAC/TC279 is corresponding to the works of ISO/TC229 and IEC/TC113 for developing and cooperation international standard with international organizations and foreign countries. By the end of 2019, 11 ISO standards contributed by SAC/TC279 have published, 18 projects of ISO standards proposed by SAC/TC279 are underway. As a host, the 22nd Plenary Meeting of ISO/TC229 nanotechnologies was hold in Hangzhou from November 11 to 15，2019 successfully. About 110 delegates from 17 countries and member bodies took part in the meeting which is one of the largest in the ISO/TC229 meetings.