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Editors (9)

Prof. Dr. Kenji Uchino
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Editor-in-Chief
Electrical Engineering The Pennsylvania State University, 135 Energy and The Environment Laboratory, 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. 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. 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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Dr. Hai Wang *
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Discipline of Engineering and Energy, Centre of Water, Energy, Waste, Murdoch University, Perth, WA 6150, Australia
Interests: sliding mode control and observer; adaptive control; robotics and mechatronics; neural networks; nonlinear systems; vehicle dynamics and control
* Section "Actuators for Land Transport"
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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
* Section "Actuators for Robotics"
Prof. Dr. Eihab M. Abdel-Rahman *
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Section Editor-in-Chief
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
* Section "Precision Actuators"
Prof. Dr. Nicola Pio Belfiore *
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Section Editor-in-Chief
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
* Section "Miniaturized and Micro Actuators"
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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, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 13071 Ciudad Real, 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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Prof. Dr. Haim Abramovich
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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. Arash Ajoudani
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Human Robot Interfaces and Physical Interaction lab (HRI2), Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), 16163 Genova, Italy
Interests: physical human-robot interaction; robot control; teleoperation
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
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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1. Multidisciplinary Engineering Design, Toronto, ON M5S 3E3, Canada
2. Institute for Multidisciplinary Design and Innovation (IMDI), Toronto, ON M5S 3E3, Canada
3. Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3E3, Canada
Interests: micro/nano actuators; multifunctional materials and structures; nonlinear systems; multiscale modeling of lightweight structures; smart structures; structural dynamics; multidisciplinary design
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. Zhuming Bi
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Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN 46805, USA
Interests: design & manufacturing; machine design; solid mechanics; modeling & simulation; automation; mechatronics; robotics; reconfigurable manufacturing
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