Editorial Board

Members (127)

Prof. Dr. Kenji Uchino
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Editor-in-Chief
Professor Emeritus, Electrical Engineering The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
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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Prof. Dr. Eihab M. Abdel-Rahman
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Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1, Canada
Interests: MEMS; sensors and actuators; energy harvesting; nonlinear dynamics; vibrations
Prof. Dr. Zhuming Bi
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Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN, USA
Interests: enterprise information systems; digital manufacturing; finite element analysis; machine designs; robotics and automation; enterprise systems
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Dr. Matteo Cianchetti
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The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Viale Rinaldo Piaggio 34, 56025 Pontedera (PI), Italy
Interests: soft actuators; variable stiffness technologies; biomimetics
Prof. Dr. Shuxiang Dong *
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Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518061, China
Interests: piezoelectric actuators and ultrasonic motors; piezoelectric ceramic and polymer materials; magnetoelectric composite materials and magnetic sensors; 3D printing fabrication of piezoelectric composite materials and devices
* Section "Actuator Materials"
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Prof. Dr. Nicola Pio Belfiore
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Department of Engineering, Roma Tre University, Via Vito Volterra 62, 00146 Rome, Italy
Interests: functional design; MEMS/NEMS; dynamic simulation of multi-body systems; robotics; topology; tribology
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Prof. Dr. Guanghong Yang
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College of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
Interests: robot control; robotics; nonlinear systems; servo motion control; fault detection; fault tolerant control
Prof. Dr. Manfred Kohl
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Associate Editor
Institute of Microstructure Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Postfach 3640, D-76021 Karlsruhe, Germany
Interests: smart materials; shape memory materials; piezoelectrics; magnetic materials; microtechnology; multistable microactuators; cooperative microactuators; intrinsic sensors
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Prof. Dr. André Preumont
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Associate Editor
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
Interests: structural dynamics; vibration control; large space structures; adaptive optics; flapping wing robots
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Prof. Dr. Balaji Panchapakesan
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Section Associate Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA 01609, USA
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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Prof. Dr. Jose Luis Sanchez-Rojas
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Section Associate Editor
Microsystems, Actuators and Sensors Lab; Institute of Nanotechnology; Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha; 45071 Toledo, Spain
Interests: 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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Dr. Haim Abramovich
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Aerospace Structures Laboratory, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 32000 Haifa, Israel
Interests: smart structures technologies; structural mechanics and energy harvesting using piezoelectric and pyroelectric materials; static and dynamic stability of thin walled structures; laminated composite structures; dynamic buckling of thin walled structures
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Prof. Dr. Kyoung Kwan Ahn
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School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ulsan, 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
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Dr. Kinji Asaka
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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
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Taher Azar
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1. College of Computer and Information Sciences, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh 11586, Saudi Arabia
2. Automated Systems & Soft Computing Lab (ASSCL), Prince Sultan University, Riyadh 12435, Saudi Arabia
3. Faculty of Computers and Artificial Intelligence, Benha University, Benha 13518, Egypt
Interests: control theory and applications; robotics; process control; artificial intelligence; machine learning, computational intelligence, dynamic system modeling
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Dr. Yoseph Bar-Cohen
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Electroactive Technologies and NDEAA Lab, Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL), California Institute of Technology (CIT), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
Interests: electroactive polymers and piezoelectric actuators; NDE; biomimetics
Prof. Dr. Ronald M. Barrett
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Adaptive Aerostructures and Aircraft Design Laboratories, The University of Kansas, 2120 Learned Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA
Interests: adaptive aerostructures; enhancement of transportation related technologies; missiles and munitions
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Prof. Dr. Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb
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G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332, USA
Interests: piezoelectrics; ferroelectrics; thin films; processing-structure-properties; materials characterization; radiation effects; piezoceramics; piezoMEMS
Prof. Dr. Kamran Behdinan
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Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Interests: design and development of light-weight structures for aerospace, automotive, and nuclear applications; multidisciplinary design optimization of aerospace and automotive systems; multi-scale simulation of nano-structured materials and composites at elevated temperature
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Dr. Andrea Bergamini
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Laboratory for Acoustics/Noise Control, Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
Interests: phononic materials: purely mechanical structures as well as phononic materials comprised of piezoelectric elements and other elements with electro-mechanical coupling
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Prof. Dr. Gary M. Bone
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, 1280 Main St. W., Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
Interests: robot design, sensing and control; collaborative robots (Cobots); 3D machine vision for robots; robot learning from demonstration; soft pneumatic actuators; hybrid pneumatic-electric actuators; advanced control algorithms for pneumatic and hybrid actuators
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Prof. Dr. Chris R. Bowen
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Materials Research Centre, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK
Interests: piezoelectrics; ferroelectrics; actuators; modelling; ceramics; piezoceramics; piezocomposites
Prof. Dr. Raffaella Carloni
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Bernoulli Institute, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 9, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: novel actuators for robotics; robot control; physical human-robot interaction; prosthetics
Prof. Dr. Sabri Cetin
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Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Interests: mechatronics; robotics; embedded software; autonomous systems; HIL software testing; industrial automation; servo motion control; electro-hdydraulic systems; construction; mining; agricultural equipment technology
Prof. Dr. Dong-il (Dan) Cho
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Biomimetic Robot Research Center (BMRR), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 03080, Korea
Interests: sensors; MEMS; control applications; robotics; ion traps
Prof. Dr. Marcelo Dapino
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NSFI/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
Interests: smart materials and structures; ultrasonic additive manufacturing
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Prof. Dr. Steve Davis
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School of Engineering, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Interests: soft robotics; pneumatic muscles; end effectors; automation for food; healthcare robotics
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Prof. Dr. Luigi de Luca
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples “Federico II”, 80125 Napoli (NA), Italy
Interests: thermo-fluid dynamic stability; flow control; synthetic jet actuators; free surface flows
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Prof. Dr. Abbas Dehghani
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Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimization (iDRO), School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Interests: biomechatronics; biorobotics; biomimetics; intelligent control; automation
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