Machines — Editors


Prof. Dr. Hamid Reza Karimi
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, via La Masa 1, 20156 Milan, Italy
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Interests: control systems; mechatronics; applied mechanics; wind energy; robotics; manufacturing automation; intelligent computation
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Prof. Dr. Dan Zhang
Associate Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada
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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
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Prof. Dr. Steven Y. Liang
Former Editor-in-Chief
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0405, USA
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Interests: Precision Machining, Analysis of Manufacturing Processes, Materials and Manufacturing, Process Mechanics and Materials Mechanics
Prof. Dr. David Mba
Former Editor-in-Chief
Pro Vice Chancellor/Dean, Faculty of Technology, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
Interests: machine condition monitoring; rotor dynamics; acoustic emission and vibration
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Sondipon Adhikari
College of Engineering, Swansea University, Bay Campus, Swansea, SA1 8EN, UK
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Interests: Uncertainty quantification in computational mechanics Mechanics of nanotubes, graphene and 2D materials, mechanical metamaterials, Dynamics of complex systems, Inverse problems for linear and nonlinear dynamics (damage detection, system identification, nano-mechanical sensors), vibration of wind turbines, vibration energy harvesting
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Babitsky
Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK
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Interests: dynamics of vibro-impact systems; autoresonant systems; vibration processing; vibration protection in harsh environment
Prof. Dr. Jordan Berg
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409-1021, USA
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Interests: modeling, design, control, and fabrication of microsystems; control of nonlinear systems; microsensors; bifurcations, unfoldings, and singularities of control systems
Prof. Dr. Darwin G. Caldwell
Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Via Morego, 30, 16163 Genova, Italy
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Interests: robotics; humanoid robots; quadrupedal robots; actuators and actuation systems; mechatronics
Dr. Gianni Campatelli
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Technologies, University of Firenze, Via Santa Marta, 3, 50139 Firenze, Italy
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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
Dr. Hongrui Cao
School of Mechanical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, No. 28 Xianning West Road, Xi’an 710049, China
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Interests: Intelligent spindles; machine tool dynamics; cutting process monitoring and control; fault diagnosis of rotating machinery
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Special Issue: Advances in Process Machine Interactions
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Carbone
University of Cassino and South Latium Cassino, Italy
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Interests: robot and mechanism design; humanoid and service robotics; optimization strategies; grasping devices
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Special Issue: Advances of Italian Machine Design
Prof. Dr. Marco Ceccarelli
1. Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Intelligent Robots and Systems, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
2. Laboratory of Robotics and Mechatronics, University of Cassino, Via Di Biasio 43, 03043 Cassino, Italy
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Interests: mechanism design for robots; gripers and hands; legged walking machines; manipulators; experimental mechanics; kinematic design; machine simulation; history of mechanisms and machines
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Special Issue: Mechanical Designs for Humanoids Robots: Problems and Solutions
Special Issue: Advances in Mechanism Design for Robots
Special Issue: Advances of Italian Machine Design
Prof. Dr Craig Chapman
School of Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Systems, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, B4 7XG, UK
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Interests: design engineering automation; artificial intelligence; virtual engineering; knowledge based engineering; concurrent engineering; decision support tools; CAD; CAE; augmented reality; knowledge management
Prof. Dr. Kai Cheng
College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences, Brunel University London, Uxbridge, London UB8 3PH, UK
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Interests: design of high precision machines, micro milling machine, machine design methodology
Prof. Dr. Michael I. Friswell
College of Engineering, Swansea University, Singleton Park Swansea SA2 8PP, UK
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Interests: rotordynamics; structural dynamics; condition monitoring; vibration control; nonlinear dynamics
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
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Interests: mechatronic system design; precision machine design; engineering measurements; automation for production processes; design education; and devices to aid the handicapped
Prof. Dr. Mohamed S. Gadala
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, 6250 Applied Science Lane, Vancouver, BC V6T-1Z4, Canada
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Interests: computational mechanics; optimum design; nonlinear dynamics; fracture mechanics; inverse problems; experimental techniques; heat transfer
Prof. Dr. Xiaosheng Gao
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3903, USA
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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
Prof. Dr. Antonios Gasteratos
Department of Production and Management Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Vas. Sophias 12, GR-671 00 Xanthi, Greece
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Interests: Robotics, Computer Vision, Mechatronics, Navigation
Prof. Dr. Huosheng Hu
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK
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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
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Special Issue: Human Centred Robotics
Prof. Jing Jin
Yifu Building 1105A, 130 Meilong Road, Xuhui District Shanghai, 200237, P. R. China
Interests: Brain computer interface; Cognitive Neuroscience; Pattern Recognition
Dr. Jyoti K. Sinha
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
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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. Anestis Kalfas
School of Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki GR-54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Interests: axial steam and gas-turbine aerodynamics, gas-turbine performance and power plant optimization, boundary layer transition and turbulence and novel aerodynamic probe technology
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. James Lam Highly Cited - Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
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Interests: robust control and filtering; stability of dynamic systems; networked control systems; positive systems; genetic regulatory networks; vibration control
Prof. Hak-Keung Lam
Department of Informatics, King's College London,(N)5.05, Bush House, Strand Campus, UK
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Interests: Computational Intelligence; Fuzzy Model Based Control; Membership Function dependent Analysis; Stability Analysis
Prof. Dr. Jose L. Martinez Lastra
Factory Automation Systems and Technologies Laboratory, Tampere University of Technology, PO Box 589, Tampere, FIN 33101, Finland
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Interests: factory automation; industrial informatics; networked embedded systems; multi agent-based production control; industrial networks (incl. Wireless connectivity)
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
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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
Prof. Renquan Lu
Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006, People’s Republic of China
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Interests: Multi-agent Systems; Networked control systems; Sampled-data control systems; Output regulation; Event-triggered control systems; Fuzzy systems; Time-delay systems; Robust control/filter theory and their applications
Prof. Dr. Paul Maropoulos
Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK
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Interests: intelligent machine systems; metrology; metrology-assisted production
Dr. Philippe Martinet
LASMEA, Groupe GRAVIR, University Blaise Pascal, University Campus Cezeaux, 63177 Aubiere Cedex, France
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Interests: visual servoing of robot (VISIR); autonoumous guided vehicle, (AGV); modeling, identification and control of complex machines, (MICMAC); redundancy, control and autonomy (RCA)
Dr. Philip Moore
School of Information Science and Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
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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
Prof. Dr. Farhad Nabhani
School of Science and Engineering, Technology Futures Institute, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BA, UK
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Interests: manufacturing systems; machining and cutting tools materials; automations; lean manufacturing and supply chain managements; 3D computer modelling
Dr. Aydin Nassehi
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, BS8 1TR, UK
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Interests: smart manufacturing; digital manufacturing; energy efficient machining; meta heuristic methods; interoperability
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
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Prof. Dr. Robert Parkin
Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Knowledge Transfer, University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1DP, UK
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Interests: mechatronics; sensors and actuators; intelligent automation
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Special Issue: Mechatronics: Intelligent Machines
Prof. Dr. Ing. Dipl. Math. Radu-Emil Precup
Department of Automation and Applied Informatics, Faculty of Automation and Computers, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Bd. V. Parvan 2, 300223 Timisoara, Romania
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Interests: control structures and algorithms (conventional control; fuzzy control; data-driven control; model-free control; sliding mode control; neuro-fuzzy control), theory and applications of soft computing; systems modelling; identification and optimization (including nature-inspired optimization)
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Special Issue: Advanced Control Systems and Optimization Techniques
Prof. Dr. Singiresu S. Rao
Department of Mechanicaland Aerospace Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146, USA
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Interests: machine design, optimization, reliability, mechanisms, uncertainty modeling, finite elements, vibrations
Prof. Dr. Asok Ray
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
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Interests: machine learning and pattern recognition; decision and control; diagnostics and prognostics; structural health monitoring
Dr. Carla Seatzu
Department of Automatic Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Cagliari, Piazza d'Armi, 09123 Cagliari, Italy
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Interests: discrete event systems; Petri nets; manufacturing systems; networked control systems; decentralized control of open-channels; control of mechanical systems
Prof. Dr. Peng Shi
FIEEE, FIET, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
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Interests: systems and Control; intelligent Systems; hybrid systems
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Special Issue: Optimization, Health Monitoring and Control Methods for Modern Complex Systems
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
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Interests: machine vision; automated visual inspection; surface inspection; 3D imaging
Assist. Prof. Dr. Jeremy Straub
Department of Computer Science, North Dakota State University Fargo, ND 58108-6050, USA
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Interests: artificial intelligence, machine learning, knowledge-based systems, 3D printing, small satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), intelligent agents, distributed systems
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Special Issue: Cyber-Physical System Cybersecurity
Special Issue: Three-Dimensional Printing and Imaging
Dr. César M. A. Vasques
Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Porto 4200-465, Portugal
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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
Prof. Dr. L.Q. "Rick" Wang
Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, 7/F Haking Wong Building, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
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Interests: rotating machinery; thermal & power engineering; energy & environment; transport phenomena; nanofluids
Prof. Dr. Y. Lawrence Yao
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, 500 W 120 St, 220 Mudd, MC 4703, New York, NY 10027, USA
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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
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Special Issue: Selected Papers from ICMAE 2017
Prof. Dr. Radoslaw Zimroz
Wroclaw University of Technology/Faculty of Mining Engineering/Machinery Systems Division/VibroAcoustic Lab
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Interests: condition monitoring, fault detection, signal processing, pattern recognition, multivariate data visualisation, dimensionality reduction, context analysis, dynamics modelling, technological process diagnostics/monitoring/evaluation, machine performance evaluation, time-varying systems analysis, adaptive decision making, non-Gaussian noise
Prof. Dr. Guangdeng Zong
Qufu Normal University (Rizhao Campus), Rizhao 276826, People’s Republic of China
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Interests: robust control and filtering; switched and hybrid systems; stability of dynamic systems; networked control systems; event-triggered control systems; time-delay systems
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