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Prof. Dr. David Mba

Editor-in-Chief
Dean, School of Engineering, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London, UK
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Interests: machine condition monitoring; rotor dynamics; acoustic emission and vibration
Contribution

Editorial Board

Dr. Didier Keymeulen

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mail Stop 303-300, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91009, USA
Interests: domain of advanced adaptive control system, embedded evolvable and reconfigurable hardware devices applied to robotics autonomous system and instrument avionics
Prof. Dr Craig Chapman

School of Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Systems, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, B4 7XG, UK
Website: http://www.bcu.ac.uk/tee/edms/our-staff/craig-chapman
Interests: design engineering automation; artificial intelligence; virtual engineering; knowledge based engineering; concurrent engineering; decision support tools; CAD; CAE; augmented reality; knowledge management
Prof. Dr. Darwin G. Caldwell

Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Via Morego, 30, 16163 Genova, Italy
Website: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/acse/staff/dcaldwell
Interests: robotics; humanoid robots; quadrupedal robots; actuators and actuation systems; mechatronics
Prof. Dr. Huosheng Hu

School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK
Website: http://dces.essex.ac.uk/staff/hhu/
Interests: robotics; embedded systems; mechatronics; advanced manufacturing; multi-modal human-machine interfaces; wearable sensors and systems; sensor integration and data fusion algorithms; biomedical signal processing; classification; modelling; engineering devices; e-health; rehabilitation robotics; medical and surgical robotics; AI applications; intelligent control and learning algorithms; cooperative underwater; flying robots in security surveillance; search and rescue; pervasive computing and networked sensors; systems; instrumentations and robots
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Human Centred Robotics
Dr. Philippe Martinet

LASMEA, Groupe GRAVIR, University Blaise Pascal, University Campus Cezeaux, 63177 Aubiere Cedex, France
Website: http://wwwlasmea.univ-bpclermont.fr/Personnel/Philippe.Martinet/
Interests: visual servoing of robot (VISIR); autonoumous guided vehicle, (AGV); modeling, identification and control of complex machines, (MICMAC); redundancy, control and autonomy (RCA)
Prof. Dr. Robert Parkin

Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Knowledge Transfer, University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1DP, UK
Website: http://www.bradford.ac.uk/about/management/smt/professor-robert-parkin/
Interests: mechatronics; sensors and actuators; intelligent automation
Contribution: Special Issue: Mechatronics: Intelligent Machines
Prof. Dr. Jordan Berg

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1021, USA
Website: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ME/faculty/faculty.php?name=Jordan%20Berg
Interests: modeling, design, control, and fabrication of microsystems; control of nonlinear systems; microsensors; bifurcations, unfoldings, and singularities of control systems
Prof. Dr. Giovanni B. Palmerini

DIAEE - Dipartimento di Ingegneria Astronautica, Elettrica ed Energetica, Universita’ degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Via Salaria 851/881 – 00138 Roma, Italy
Website: http://w3.uniroma1it/palmerini
Prof. Dr. Michael I. Friswell

College of Engineering, Swansea University, Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
Website: http://michael.friswell.com/
Interests: rotordynamics; structural dynamics; condition monitoring; vibration control; nonlinear dynamics
Prof. Dr. Singiresu S. Rao

Department of Mechanicaland Aerospace Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA
Website: http://www.mae.miami.edu/people/indextest.php?id=74
Interests: machine design, optimization, reliability, mechanisms, uncertainty modeling, finite elements, vibrations
Prof. Dr. Anestis Kalfas

School of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR-54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Website: http://users.auth.gr/akalfas/
Interests: axial steam and gas-turbine aerodynamics, gas-turbine performance and power plant optimization, boundary layer transition and turbulence and novel aerodynamic probe technology
Prof. Dr. Jose L. Martinez Lastra

Factory Automation Systems and Technologies Laboratory, Tampere University of Technology, PO Box 589, Tampere, FIN 33101, Finland
Website: http://www.tut.fi/fast
Interests: factory automation; industrial informatics; networked embedded systems; multi agent-based production control; industrial networks (incl. Wireless connectivity)
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Babitsky

Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK
Website: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/mechman/staff/vladimir-babitsky
Interests: dynamics and control of machines; vibratory and percussion machines; ultrasonically assisted machines; vibration protection
Prof. Dr. Farhad Nabhani

School of Science and Engineering, Technology Futures Institute, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA, UK
Website: http://www.tees.ac.uk/sections/research/technology_futures/staff_profile_details.cfm?staffprofileid=U0000982
Interests: manufacturing systems; machining and cutting tools materials; automations; lean manufacturing and supply chain managements; 3D computer modelling
Prof. Dr. Sondipon Adhikari

College of Engineering, Swansea University, Bay Campus, Swansea, SA1 8EN, UK
Website: http://engweb.swan.ac.uk/~adhikaris
Interests: probabilistic design and analysis; nanomechanics; structural dynamics; vibration control; stochastic finite element method; system identification
Prof. Dr. Asok Ray

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Website: http://www.mne.psu.edu/ray/
Interests: machine learning and pattern recognition; decision and control; diagnostics and prognostics; structural health monitoring
Prof. Dr. Marco Ceccarelli

Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics, University of Cassino, Via Di Biasio 43, 03043 Cassino, Italy
Website: http://www.unicas.it/didattica/docenti/schedadocente.aspx?nome_cognome=marco_ceccarelli
Interests: mechanism design for robots; gripers and hands; legged walking machines; manipulators; experimental mechanics; kinematic design; machine simulation; history of mechanisms and machines
Contribution: Special Issue: Mechanical Designs for Humanoids Robots: Problems and Solutions
Prof. Dr. Y. Lawrence Yao

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, 500 W 120 St, 220 Mudd, MC 4703, New York, NY 10027, USA
Website: http://www.columbia.edu/~yly1
Interests: manufacturing and design; nontraditional manufacturing; laser materials processing; laser assisted material removal, shaping, and surface modification; laser applications in industry and art restoration; robotics in industry and health care industry
Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Gadala

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, 6250 Applied Science Lane, Vancouver, BC V6T-1Z4, Canada
Website: http://mech.ubc.ca/mohamed-gadala/
Interests: computational mechanics; optimum design; nonlinear dynamics; fracture mechanics; inverse problems; experimental techniques; heat transfer
Dr. Carla Seatzu

Department of Automatic Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari, Piazza d'Armi, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
Website: http://www.diee.unica.it/~seatzu/info_eng.html
Interests: discrete event systems; Petri nets; manufacturing systems; networked control systems; decentralized control of open-channels; control of mechanical systems
Prof. Dr. L.Q. "Rick" Wang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, 7/F Haking Wong Building, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Website: http://www.ziri.hku.hk/nano-lab/people/professor-l-q-wang
Interests: rotating machinery; thermal & power engineering; energy & environment; transport phenomena; nanofluids
Prof. Dr. Paul Maropoulos

Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
Website: http://www.aston.ac.uk/about/management-structure/aston-university-executive/pvc/research-and-enterprise
Interests: intelligent machine systems; metrology; metrology-assisted production
Prof. Dr. Melvyn Smith

Director of the Centre for Machine Vision, Centre for Machine Vision, Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL), Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics, T Block, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol B16 1QY, UK
Website: http://people.uwe.ac.uk/Pages/person.aspx?accountname=campus\m2-smith
Interests: machine vision; automated visual inspection; surface inspection; 3D imaging
Dr. César M. A. Vasques

Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Website: http://www.isep.ipp.pt/
Interests: dynamics, vibration and damping; smart materials and structures;computational and experimental mechanics; mechatronics and structural control; structural acoustics; structural health monitoring; impact and wave propagation; composite structures; machine design; power transformers design
Dr. Aydin Nassehi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK
Website: http://www.bath.ac.uk/mech-eng/people/nassehi/index.html
Interests: smart manufacturing; digital manufacturing; energy efficient machining; meta heuristic methods; interoperability
Dr. Jyoti K. Sinha

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Website: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/jyoti.sinha/
Interests: Rotor Dynamics by Experiments and Analysis; Health Monitoring Techniques for Rotating Machinery; Finite Element (FE) modelling, Analysis and Model Updating; Seismic Qualification; Experimental Modal Analysis; Condition Monitoring and Aging Management of Structures; Vibration based diagnosis for 'as installed' structures and machines; Advance Signal Processing; MEMS Accelerometer; Wireless Sensing for Vibration based Condition Monitoring; Bioenginnering
Prof. Dr. Kai Cheng

Institute of Materials and Manufacturing, College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, London UB8 3PH, UK
Website: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/kai-cheng
Interests: design of high precision machines; ultraprecision and micro machining; multiscale multi-physics based design and analysis; sustainable manufacturing and systems
Prof. Dr. Burford J. Furman

Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0087, USA
Website: http://www.engr.sjsu.edu/bjfurman/
Interests: mechatronic system design; precision machine design; engineering measurements; automation for production processes; design education; and devices to aid the handicapped
Prof. Dr. Dan Zhang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
Website: http://mech.lassonde.yorku.ca/dan-zhang/
Interests: robotics and mechatronics; high performance parallel robotic machine development; sustainable/green manufacturing systems; micro/nano manipulation and MEMS devices (sensors), micro mobile robots and control of multi-robot cooperation, intelligent servo control system for the MEMS based high-performance micro-robot; web-based remote manipulation; rehabilitation robot and rescue robot
Contribution: Special Issue: Robotic Machine Tools
In other journals:
Special Issue: Sustainable Manufacturing
Special Issue: Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics Devices
Prof. Dr. Xiaosheng Gao

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3903, USA
Website: http://www.uakron.edu/engineering/ME/people/profile.dot?u=xgao
Interests: mechanics of materials and structures; constitutive modeling of advanced materials; computational mechanics; fatigue and fracture mechanics; micromechanics; multi-scale modeling of damage & failure and material characterization with microstructure
Dr. Gianni Campatelli

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Technologies, University of Firenze, Via Santa Marta, 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy
Website: http://www.dief.unifi.it/vp-209-gianni-campatelli.html
Interests: machining; machine dynamics; additive manufacturing; machine environmental impact; process optimization; machine control; optimization of tool path creation; machine simulation; machining process simulation; machine tool design; tooling analysis; process analysis and optimization
Prof. Dr. Yaguo Lei

State Key Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, No. 28 Xianning West Road, Xi’an 710049, China
Website: http://gr.xjtu.edu.cn/web/yaguolei
Interests: Health condition monitoring and intelligent maintenance; Big-data era intelligent diagnostics and prognostics; Reliability evaluation and remaining useful life prediction; Mechanical signal analysis and processing; Mechanical system dynamic modeling
Dr. Philip Moore

School of Information Science and Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/pmoorebio/
Interests: intelligent context processing, ontology-based context modeling implemented in event-driven rule-based systems, the development of data structures for context-aware systems, human brain and machine cognition and consciousness
Dr. Giuseppe Carbone

Department of Mechanics, Mathematics and Management Politecnico di Bari Viale Japigia, 182-70126 Bari, Italy
Website: http://tribolab.poliba.it/
Interests: contact mechanics; tribology; bio-mimetics, viscoelasticity
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Micro- and Nano-Structured Bio-Inspired Surfaces
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