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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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. 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
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. 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. 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
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. 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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