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Prof. Dr. Delbert Tesar (Website)

Robotics Research Group, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, R9925, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Interests: robotics, electro-mechanical actuators, embedded intelligence; open architecture vehicles, ships, aircraft, machinery for manufacturing; human rehabilitation systems; long duration lunar base habitat operation
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Prof. Dr. Kyoung Kwan Ahn

School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ulsan, 93 Daehak-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan, 680-749, Korea
Interests: IPMC modeling and control; SMA; electro active polymer; pneumatic artificial muscle; fluid power; energy harvesting; power assistant robot; rehabilitation robot; magneto-rheological fluid, electro-conjugate fluid
Dr. Kinji Asaka

Artificial Cell Research Group, Health Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 1-8-31 Midorigaoka, Ikeda, Osaka 563-8577, Japan
Interests: electroactive polymer actuators and sensors; carbon nanotubes; ionic polymer-metal composites; conducting polymers
Dr. Andrea Bergamini (Website)

Laboratory for Mechanical Integrity of Energy Systems, Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
Interests: electromecanical coupling mechanisms; piezoelectricity; dielectric elastomer actuators; electro bonded laminates; variable stiffness; vibration damping; vibration control
Prof. Dr. Chris R. Bowen (Website)

Materials Research Centre, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
Interests: piezoelectrics; ferroelectrics; actuators; modelling; ceramics; piezoceramics; piezocomposites
Prof. Dr. Marcelo Dapino (Website)

NSF I/UCRC on Smart Vehicle Concepts, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, E307 Scott Laboratory, 201 West 19th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Interests: smart materials; smart dynamic systems; advanced automotive systems; manufacturing of smart systems; joining processes for smart materials
Dr. Abbas Dehghani (Website)
Highly Cited - Thomson Reuters

IInstitute of Design, Robotics and Optimization (iDRO), School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
Interests: biomechatronics, biorobotics, biomimetics; intelligent control; automation
Prof. Dr. Eniko T. Enikov (Website)

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, 1130 N. Mountain Ave., Tucson, AZ 85721-0119, USA
Interests: micro/nano actuators; electro-magnetic and electrostatic actuators; modeling, analysis; and controls of electro-mechanical actuators and systems; biomedical devices; surgical actuators and end-effectors; compliant mechanisms
Dr. Mathieu Grossard (Website)

Interactive Robotics Laboratory (IRL) CEA LIST – DIGITEO Labs, Rue Noetzlin, Bâtiment 660, 91190 Gif sur Yvettes, France
Interests: optimal design; modeling and advanced control of actuators; compliant structures; smart material-based actuators; cable-driven actuators and piezoelectric transducers
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: High-Resolution Actuators
Dr. Patrick Keller (Website)

Institut Curie-Centre De Recherche, CNRS UMR 168, 26 rue d\'Ulm 75248 Paris Cedex 05, France
Interests: liquid crystalline polymers and elastomers; biomimetic responsive surfaces; self-assembly; amphiphilic block copolymers; actuators
Special Issues and Collections: In other journals:
Special Issue: Liquid Crystalline Polymers
Prof. Dr. Kash Khorasani (Website)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
Interests: nonlinear and adaptive control; intelligent and autonomous control of networked unmanned systems; fault diagnosis, isolation and recovery; aerospace systems; neural network applications to pattern recognition, robotics and control; adaptive structure neural networks; modeling and control of flexible link/joint manipulators
Prof. Dr. Kwang J. Kim (Website)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA
Interests: electroactive polymer; ionic polymer-metal composite; metal hydride actuator
Special Issues and Collections: In other journals:
Special Issue: Molecular Biomimetics and Materials Design
Special Issue: Molecular Biomimetics and Materials Design
Prof. Dr. Jaehwan Kim (Website)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, 253 Yonghyun-Dong, Nam-Gu, Incheon 402-751, South Korea
Interests: electroactive polymers; hybrid nanocomposites; MEMS; Biomedical actuators; piezoelectric devices
Prof. Dr. Carl R. Knospe (Website)

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, 122 Engineers Way, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4746, USA
Interests: Microactuators, electrowetting, capillarity, active magnetic bearings
Prof. Dr. John H. Lilly (Website)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, W. S. Speed 119, Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
Interests: nonlinear and adaptive control; fuzzy identification and control; positive/negative fuzzy systems; pneumatic muscle actuators
Dr. Il-Kwon Oh

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Systems Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 291 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, Korea
Interests: electroactive polymer; peizoelectric actuator; artificial muscles; shape memory actuators
Dr. Dinesh Rabindran

Senior Researcher, Advanced Development, Intuitive Surgical Inc, Sunnyvale, CA-94086
Interests: actuator design and control; embedded motion control; robot actuators; experimental design; surgical robotics; optomechanical systems; precision engineering
Prof. Dr. Hyacinthe Randriamahazaka

Université Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, ITODYS, UMR 7086 CNRS, 15 rue J-A de Baïf, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France
Interests: electrochemical devices (actutators, supercapacitor, batteries, solar fuel cell); electromechanical modelling; Charge transfer in ionic liquid and nanomaterials (graphene, carbon nanotube, conducting polymers)
Prof. Dr. Mohsen Shahinpoor (Website)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, 5711 Boardman Hall, Room 219A, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5711, USA
Interests: artificial muscles; electroactive polymer sensors and actuators; IPMCs modeling and control
Dr. Chun-Yi Su (Website)

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8, Canada
Interests: modeling and control of smart material based actuators; control of robotic and mechatronic systems; nonlinear control; adaptive and robust control
Prof. Dr. Koichi Suzumori (Website)

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1-I1-60, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan
Interests: pneumatic actuator; soft actuator
Prof. Dr. Kenji Uchino (Website)

Director, International Center for Actuators and Transducers Professor, Electrical Engineering The Pennsylvania State University, 135 Materials Research Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Interests: Piezoelectric actuator; Ultrasonic motor; Piezo-transformer; High power piezoelectrics; Loss mechanism; Pb-free piezoelectrics; Piezoelectric composite; Multilayer actuator; Relaxor piezoelectric single crystal; Piezoelectric energy harvesting; Piezoelectric driver
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Piezoelectric Actuators
Dr. Seyit O. Ural

International Center for Actuators and Transducers, Materials Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, 141 Materials Research Laboratory Bldg Hastings Road University Park , PA 16801, USA
Interests: piezoelectricity; high power characteristics; Loss analysis; burst analysis; mode coupling; energy harvesting; ceramic processing; base metal electrodes; piezoelectric transformers; electromechanical coupling
Prof. Dr. Bram Vanderborght (Website)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Building Z - Room ZW105b, Pleinlaan, 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: variable impedance actuators; humanoids; bipedal locomotion; rehabilitation robotics; social robots; robot assisted therapies
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Soft Actuators
Prof. Dr. Norman M. Wereley (Website)

Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, 3179J Martin Hall, College Park, MD 20742 USA
Interests: smart materials and structures; actuators; sensors; dampers; energy absorbers; pneumatic artificial muscles; control systems; applications to aircraft, ground vehicles, and robotic systems
Special Issues and Collections: Special Issue: Magnetorheological Fluids, Devices, and Integrated Adaptive Systems
Prof. Dr. Wen-Fang Xie (Website)

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. , Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8, Canada
Interests: mechatronics, harmonic drive, induction motor, visual servoing, intelligent control systems

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