Section Editors

Section Board for 'Miniaturized and Micro Actuators' (12)

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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
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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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Dr. Guangya Zhou
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119077, Singapore
Interests: MEMS/NEMS; micro and nano fabrication; microsensors and microactuators; optical MEMS; nano photonics
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Prof. Dr. Qingan Huang
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School of Electronic Science & Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
Interests: MEMS electrostatic actuators; MEMS thermal actuators; MEMS magnetic actuators
Dr. Najib Kacem
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Department of Applied Mechanics, FEMTO-ST Institute, Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté, 25000 Besançon, France
Interests: MEMS; NEMS; sensors and actuators; energy harvesting; smart structures; nonlinear dynamics; vibrations; multiphysics modeling; computational methods
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
Dr. Kirill V. Poletkin
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1. Institute of Microstructure Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
2. Innopolis University, 1, Universitetskaya Str., 42500 Innopolis, Russia
Interests: levitating micro-actuators; levitating micro-systems; inductive levitation; micro-inertial sensors; energy transfer; heat transfer; modeling; stability; pull-in dynamics
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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. 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. Wenjun (Chris) Zhang
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A9, Canada
Interests: design; manufacturing; management; robotics and mechatronics; safety and resilience; informatics; human science
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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. Attilio Frangi
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: microsystems; numerical methods; FEM; nonlinear dynamics
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