Special Issue "Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2013)
Prof. Dr. David W. Greve
1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
2 National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Phone: +412 268 3707
Interests: piezoelectric sensors; surface acoustic waves; Lamb waves; defect detection; ultrasonic wave generation; ultrasonic wave detection
Piezoelectric materials are very widely used in sensors and actuators. While the range of applications is quite diverse, they have in common the use of this class of materials to transform electrical to mechanical energy and vice versa. Because of this commonality, researchers with different interests can benefit from ideas and concepts employed in other fields. The aim of this special issue is to bring together innovative applications of piezoelectric materials in sensors and actuators. Papers addressing a wide range of applications of piezoelectric materials are sought, including but not limited to recent developments in the following areas: the manipulation of particles in microfluidic systems; piezoelectric motors; energy harvesting; chemical sensing, including harsh environment sensing; medical diagnostics; novel approaches to flaw detection; and structural health monitoring.
Both review articles and original research papers relating to the application of piezoelectric materials in sensors and actuators are solicited. There is particular interest in papers concerning applications where piezoelectric materials provide capabilities or characteristics that cannot be obtained using other approaches.
Prof. Dr. David W. Greve
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- harsh environment
- energy harvesting
- structural health monitoring
- medical diagnostics