Editorial Board for section 'Actuator Materials'

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Members (41)

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. Shuxiang Dong
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Section Editor-in-Chief
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
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Dr. Kinji Asaka
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Section Board Member
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
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. 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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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. Jaehwan Kim
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Inha University, 100 Inha-ro, Michuhol-ku, Incheon 22212, Korea
Interests: lignin-derived resins; nanocellulose multifunctional composites; smart materials and devices, including electroactive polymers; power harvesting; soft actuators; biosensors; flexible electronics; smart optics
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Prof. Dr. Kwang J. Kim
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154, USA
Interests: electroactive polymer; ionic polymer-metal composite; metal hydride actuator
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Prof. Dr. George K. Knopf
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Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5B9, Canada
Interests: carbon based electronics; bioelectronics; laser material processing; wearable flexible sensors; and medical device design
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Prof. Dr. Quan Li
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Advanced Materials and Liquid Crystal Institute and Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA
Interests: smart soft matter; advanced photonics; optoelectronic materials; energy harvesting; biocompatible materials; nanoparticles; nanoengineering; device fabrication
Prof. Dr. Kenneth Loh
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Department of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive MC 0085, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
Interests: stimuli-responsive materials; nanocomposites; sensors and actuators; soft materials; tomography
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Prof. Dr. Qing-Qing Ni
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Department of Functional Machinery & Mechanics, Shinshu University, Tokida, Ueda 386-8576, Japan
Interests: plolymer based composites; composite structures; mechanical/electric/shapememory drived sensors/actuators; energy harvesting; multifunctional actuators
Dr. Il-Kwon Oh
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School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Systems Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 291 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Korea
Interests: electroactive polymer; peizoelectric actuator; artificial muscles; shape memory actuators
Prof. Dr. Qingyu Peng
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National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Advanced Composites in Special Environments, Center for Composite Materials and Structures, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150080, China
Interests: smart materials and structural actuators; soft materials and structural actuators; sensors and actuators; biomimetics; soft robotics
Prof. Dr. Micky Rakotondrabe
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National School of Engineering in Tarbes (ENIT), National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse (INPT), University of Toulouse, 65000 Tarbes, France
Interests: mechatronics and micromechatronics; robotics and microrobotics; smart materials based systems; piezoelecticity and piezoelectric systems; actuators and microactuators; miniaturized sensors; modeling; control; estimation; observers; identification
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Prof. Dr. Hyacinthe Randriamahazaka
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Université de Paris, ITODYS, CNRS, UMR 7086, 15 rue Jean‐Antoine de Baïf, F‐75013 Paris, 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. Gianluca Rizzello
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Zentrum für Mechatronik und Automatisierungstechnik gGmbH, Universität des Saarlandes, Lehrstuhl für intelligente Materialsysteme, Eschberger Weg 46, 66121 Saarbrücken, 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
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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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Prof. Dr. Ramin Sedaghati
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Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
Interests: smart materials; adaptive structures; magnetorheological fluids (MRFs) and magnetorheological elastomers; MRE- and MRF-based structures and systems; adaptive vibration absorbers and isolators; smart composite and sandwich structures
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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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