Section Editors

Section Board for 'Actuator Materials' (18)

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Prof. Dr. Kenji Uchino
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Section 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. 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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Dr. Kui Yao
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Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), #08-03, 2 Fusionopolis Way, Innovis, Singapore 138634, Singapore
Interests: smart materials with sensing, actuation, and energy transduction functions, particularly including ferroelectric, piezoelectric and dielectric materials; design, fabrication, and characterization of sensors, actuators, and transducers enabled by the functional mechanisms of these smart materials, and their applications
Prof. Dr. Yi-Chung Shu
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Institute of Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Interests: piezoelectrics; energy harvesting; self-powered sensors
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
Dr. Doron Shilo
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Laboratory for Nano and Micro Mechanics of Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
Interests: nano and micro mechanics of materials; mechanical behavior of smart materials; kinetic laws for martensitic and twinning transformations; ultra-fast SMA actuators; micro SMA actuators; ferromagnetic SMA (FSMA) actuators; magnetostrictive composite materials
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Prof. Dr. Junhui Hu
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State Key Lab of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical, Structures, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing 210016, China
Interests: piezoelectric actuators; ultrasonic motors; nano fabrications; ultrasonic sensors; micro/nano manipulations
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Prof. Dr. Katsushi Furutani
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Department of Advanced Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Toyota Technological Institute, 12-1, Hisakata 2-chome, Tempaku-ku, 468-8511 Nagoya, Japan
Interests: piezoelectric actuator; piezoelectric mover; control of piezoelectric actuator; driver for piezoelectric actuator; near-field ultrasonic levitation; vibration-assisted machining
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Prof. Dr. Qi Ge
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Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, 1088 Xueyuan Avenue, Shenzhen 518055, China
Interests: 4D printing; smart materials and structures; 3D printing; mechanics of soft materials; soft robotics; flexible electronics
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Prof. Dr. Federico Carpi
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, 50139 Florence, Italy
Interests: smart material-based actuators; dielectric elastomers; soft actuators
Prof. Dr. Xinkai Chen
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Department of Electronic and Information Systems, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo 337-8570, Japan
Interests: adaptive control; hysteresis; modelling; sliding mode control; smart material-based actuators
Prof. Dr. Gianluca Rizzello
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Department of Systems Engineering and Department of Material Science and Engineering, Saarland University, 66121 Saarbruecken, Germany
Interests: mechatronic systems; control systems; modeling; energy-based modeling and control; robust control; motion control; interaction control; self-sensing; smart materials; shape memory alloys; dielectric elastomers; soft actuators; soft robotics
Prof. Dr. Stefan Seelecke
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Department of Systems Engineering and Department of Material Science and Engineering, Saarland University, 66119 Saarbrücken, Germany
Interests: smart material systems; actuators; sensors; dielectric elastomers; shape memory alloys; elastocalorics
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Prof. Dr. Marco Fontana
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Industrial Engineering Department, University of Trento, Via Sommarive, 9, 38123 Povo, Trento, Italy
Interests: dielectric elastomer actuators; electrostatic actuators; dielectric fluid actuators; transparent transmission systems; exoskeletons; hydrostatic transmissions; variable stiffness actuators; energy efficiency
Dr. Wei Min Huang
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School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore
Interests: shape memory materials and technology; sensors and actuators; 4D printing
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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. Ji Won Suk
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School of Mechanical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, 2066 Seobu-ro, Suwon 16419, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Interests: nanocomposites; carbon nanomaterials; 2D materials; micro/nanomechanics; adhesion properties; smart materials and structures; flexible and stretchable devices
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Prof. Dr. Tadej Rojac
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Electronic Ceramics Department, Jozef Stefan Institute, Jamova cesta 39, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: piezoelectrics; perovskites; ceramic processing; structure–properties relationships
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