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Editorial Office

Prof. Dr. Delbert Tesar
Robotics Research Group, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, R9925, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Tel. +1 512 471 3039
Interests: robotics, electro-mechanical actuators, embedded intelligence; open architecture vehicles, ships, aircraft, machinery for manufacturing; human rehabilitation systems; long duration lunar base habitat operation

Assistant Editor
Ms. Xihong Yue
MDPI Tongzhou Office, Room 2207, Jincheng Center, No. 21 Cuijingbeili, Tongzhou District, Beijing 101101, China
Tel. +86 10 59011009; Fax: +86 10 59011089

Production Editor
Dr. Martyn Rittman
MDPI AG, Klybeckstrasse 64, CH-4057 Basel, Switzerland

Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Kyoung Kwan Ahn
School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ulsan, 93 Daehak-ro, Nam-gu, Ulsan, 680-749, Korea
Tel. +82 52 259 2282
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
Tel. +41 58 765 44 24; Fax: +41 58 765 42 52
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
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
Tel. +1 614 688 3689; Fax: +1 614 292 3163
Interests: smart materials; smart dynamic systems; advanced automotive systems; manufacturing of smart systems; joining processes for smart materials

Dr. Abbas Dehghani
IInstitute of Design, Robotics and Optimization (iDRO), School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK
Tel. +44 1133 432906; Fax: +44 1133 432150
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
Tel. +1 520 621 4506; Fax: +1 520 621 8191
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. Patrick Keller
Institut Curie-Centre De Recherche, CNRS UMR 168, 26 rue d\'Ulm 75248 Paris Cedex 05, France
Interests: liquid crystalline polymers and elastomers; biomimetic responsive surfaces; self-assembly; amphiphilic block copolymers; actuators
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Liquid Crystalline Polymers

Prof. Dr. Kash Khorasani
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Concordia University Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
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
Interests: electroactive polymer; ionic polymer-metal composite; metal hydride actuator
Contribution: In other journals:
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, South Korea
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
Tel. +1 434 982 2603
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
Tel. +1 502 852 7518; Fax: +1 502 852 6807
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

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. Mohsen Shahinpoor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, 5711 Boardman Hall, Room 219A, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5711, USA
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
Tel. +1 514 848 2424; Fax: +1 514 848 3175
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
Interests: pneumatic actuator; soft actuator

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
Tel. +1 814 863 2927
Interests: piezoelectricity; high power characteristics; Loss analysis; burst analysis; mode coupling; energy harvesting; ceramic processing; base metal electrodes; piezoelectric transformers; electromechanical coupling

Prof. Dr. Herman van der Kooij
Biomechanical Engineering Laboratory, Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine (MIRA), University of Twente, 7500 EA Enschede, The Netherlands
Interests: biomechanics; human motion control; compliant actuators; humanoids; rehabilitation robots; exoskeletons; MRI compatible actuators

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
Interests: variable impedance actuators; humanoids; bipedal locomotion; rehabilitation robotics; social robots; robot assisted therapies
Contribution: Special Issue: Soft Actuators

Prof. Dr. Norman M. Wereley
Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, 3179J Martin Hall, College Park, MD 20742 USA
Tel. +301 405 1135; Fax: +301 314 9001
Interests: smart materials and structures; actuators; sensors; dampers; energy absorbers; pneumatic artificial muscles; control systems; applications to aircraft, ground vehicles, and robotic systems

Prof. Dr. Wen-Fang Xie
Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. , Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8, Canada
Interests: mechatronics, harmonic drive, induction motor, visual servoing, intelligent control systems

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