Actuators — Editors


Prof. Dr. Delbert Tesar
Robotics Research Group, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, R9925, Austin, TX 78712, USA
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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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Editorial Board

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
Laboratory for Mechanical Integrity of Energy Systems, Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Überlandstrasse 129, CH-8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
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Interests: electromecanical coupling mechanisms; piezoelectricity; dielectric elastomer actuators; electro bonded laminates; variable stiffness; vibration damping; vibration control
Prof. Dr. Chris R. Bowen
Materials Research Centre, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
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Interests: piezoelectrics; ferroelectrics; actuators; modelling; ceramics; piezoceramics; piezocomposites
Prof. Dr. Dong-il (Dan) Cho
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
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Interests: MEMS Sensors and Actuators; Control Applications; Robotics; Ion Traps
Prof. Dr. Marcelo Dapino
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
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Interests: smart materials; smart dynamic systems; advanced automotive systems; manufacturing of smart systems; joining processes for smart materials
Prof. Dr. Abbas Dehghani Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
IInstitute of Design, Robotics and Optimization (iDRO), School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
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Interests: biomechatronics; biorobotics; biomimetics; intelligent control; automation
Prof. Dr. Eniko T. Enikov
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Arizona, 1130 N. Mountain Ave., Tucson, AZ 85721-0119, USA
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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
Interactive Robotics Laboratory (IRL) CEA LIST – DIGITEO Labs, Rue Noetzlin, Bâtiment 660, 91190 Gif sur Yvettes, France
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Interests: optimal design; modeling and advanced control of actuators; compliant structures; smart material-based actuators; cable-driven actuators and piezoelectric transducers
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Special Issue: High-Resolution Actuators
Dr. Patrick Keller
Institut Curie-Centre De Recherche, CNRS UMR 168, 26 rue d\'Ulm 75248 Paris Cedex 05, France
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Interests: liquid crystalline polymers and elastomers; biomimetic responsive surfaces; self-assembly; amphiphilic block copolymers; actuators
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Special Issue: Liquid Crystalline Polymers
Prof. Dr. Kash Khorasani
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
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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
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, NV 89557, USA
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Interests: electroactive polymer; ionic polymer-metal composite; metal hydride actuator
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Special Issue: Molecular Biomimetics and Materials Design
Special Issue: Molecular Biomimetics and Materials Design
Prof. Dr. Jaehwan Kim
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, 253 Yonghyun-Dong, Nam-Gu, Incheon 402-751, Korea
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Interests: electroactive polymers; hybrid nanocomposites; MEMS; Biomedical actuators; piezoelectric devices
Prof. Dr. Carl R. Knospe
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, 122 Engineers Way, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4746, USA
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Interests: microactuators; electrowetting; capillarity; active magnetic bearings
Prof. Dr. Manfred Kohl
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Microstructure Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, P.O: Box 3640, 76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
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Interests: smart materials including thermal, ferromagnetic metamagnetic, ceramic shape memory alloys, thin films; multiphysics modeling, coupled finite element simulation; micro- and nanotechnologies including optical lithography, electron-beam lithography and dry etching technologies; micro- and nanoactuators; microdamping; energy harvesting; elastocaloric cooling
Prof. Dr. John H. Lilly
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, W. S. Speed 119, Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292, USA
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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. Giorgio Olmi
Department of Industrial Engineering (DIN), Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento 2, 40136 BOLOGNA (BO), Italy
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Interests: Electromechanical coupling mechanisms; Variable stiffness; MEMS strain Sensors; Pneumatic actuators; Numerical and analytical modelling of pneumatic circuits and actuators; Experimental Design; Fault diagnosis, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA); Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA); Reliability; Friction and Wear of Thin Films
Dr. Gianluca Palli
University of Bologna DEI - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering, Viale Risorgimento 2 40136 Bologna, Italy
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Interests: robotic manipulation; robotic hands; design and control of robotic manipulators; underwater robotics; force/tactile sensors; compliant actuation; mobile manipulation; manipulation of deformable objects
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Special Issue: Robotic Actuators
Dr. Balaji Panchapakesan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, USA
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Interests: photo-thermal actuators; nanocomposites; modeling and control; polymer actuators; electromechanical/electro-chemical actuators; mems sensors and actuators; nanoelectromechanical systems; straintronics; carbon nanotubes; graphene; transition metal dichalcogenides; electroactive polymers
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Special Issue: Actuators based on Carbon Nanotube, Graphene and Beyond Graphene Materials
Prof. Dr. André Preumont
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Active Structures Laboratory, Department of Control Engineering and System Analysis, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 50 Av. F.D.Roosevelt CP165/55, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
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Interests: piezoelectric structures; vibration damping; active control of vibrations; adaptive optics; flapping wing robots
Dr. Dinesh Rabindran
Senior Researcher, Advanced Development, Intuitive Surgical Inc, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA
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. Jose Luis Sanchez-Rojas
Microsystems, Actuators and Sensors Lab, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 13071, Ciudad Real, Spain
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Interests: design; characterization and applications of MEMS/NEMS; piezoelectric microsystems; integrated sensors and transducers; miniaturization of instrumentation for applications in chemistry; food technology; robotics; biotechnology and IoT
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Special Issue: MEMS-based Actuators
Special Issue: MEMS Resonators
Prof. Dr. Mohsen Shahinpoor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, 5711 Boardman Hall, Room 219A, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5711, USA
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Interests: artificial muscles; electroactive polymer sensors and actuators; IPMCs modeling and control
Dr. Chun-Yi Su
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8, Canada
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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
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
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Interests: pneumatic actuator; soft actuator
Prof. Dr. Kenji Uchino
Director, International Center for Actuators and Transducers Professor, Electrical Engineering The Pennsylvania State University, 135 Materials Research Laboratory, University Park, PA 16802, USA
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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
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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
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Building Z - Room ZW105b, Pleinlaan, 2, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
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Interests: variable impedance actuators; humanoids; bipedal locomotion; rehabilitation robotics; social robots; robot assisted therapies
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Special Issue: Soft Actuators
Prof. Dr. Norman M. Wereley
Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, 3179J Martin Hall, College Park, MD 20742 USA
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Interests: smart materials and structures; actuators; sensors; dampers; energy absorbers; pneumatic artificial muscles; control systems; applications to aircraft, ground vehicles, and robotic systems
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Special Issue: Magnetorheological Fluids, Devices, and Integrated Adaptive Systems
Topical Collection: Adaptive/Smart Structures and Multifunctional Materials in Aerospace
Prof. Dr. Wen-Fang Xie
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. , Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8, Canada
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Interests: mechatronics; harmonic drive; induction motor; visual servoing; intelligent control systems
Prof. Dr. Richard Yong Qing Fu
Department of Maths, Physics and Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Environment Room E409, Ellison Building, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, UK
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Interests: thin film technologies and surface coatings for precision engineering (hard coating and nanocomposite coating, wear/friction/corrosion); functionalization (microelectronics, MEMS, optical and biological applications); sensing (gas, environment and biosensor) and energy (solar cell and battery) applications; smart materials, shape memory and piezoelectric materials and films; biomedical microdevices, lab-on-chip; micromechanics, biosensor and microfluidics; nanotechnology, nanowires, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS); shape memory polymer nanocomposites and microactuators; nanotechnology, biomaterials, microelectronic materials
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Special Issue: Acoustic Wave Resonator-Based Sensors
Special Issue: Radiation Effects of Materials with Laser, Ion Beam and Rays
Prof. Dr. Wenjun (Chris) Zhang
Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A9, Canada
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Interests: system science; robotics; robusntess and resilience; integrated design and control
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Special Issue: Robust and Resilient Robots
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