Micro/Nano Actuators and Their Applications

A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825). This special issue belongs to the section "Miniaturized and Micro Actuators".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 282

Special Issue Editors

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117575, Singapore
Interests: micro/nano technology; micro/nano fabrication; MEMS/NEMS; nanophotonics; silicon photonics; sensors; imaging
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Prof. Dr. Hongbin Yu
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Guest Editor
School of Optical and Electronic Information, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
Interests: micro/nano technology; micro/nano fabrication; MEMS/MOEMS; micro optical and acoustic devices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will include high-quality papers presented during the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference of Transducers and Micro-Nano Technology (APCOT2024), which is a biannual conference of the Asia-Pacific scientific community on advanced sensors, actuators, and micro-nano technology (https://www.apcot2024.org/). This Special Issue focuses on actuators and actuation technology; you may also choose our Joint Special Issue in Sensors that focuses on sensing technology.

Micro/nano actuators are miniaturized devices designed to convert various types of energy, such as electrical, thermal, light, or chemical, into controlled mechanical motion on a microscopic or nanoscale. These devices nowadays play a crucial role in numerous fields, including robotic microsurgery, precision engineering, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), lab-on-a-chip, nanotechnology, and biomedical engineering. Their ability to provide unprecedented control and functionality at incredibly small scales opens doors to exciting new possibilities in science and engineering. Scopes of the Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Actuation mechanisms at micro/nano scale;
  • Materials and fabrication techniques for micro/nano actuators;
  • Micro/nano actuators design and simulation;
  • Integration and packaging techniques;
  • Applications of micro/nano actuators;
  • Control of micro/nano actuators;
  • Nonlinear micro/nano actuators.

Although this Special Issue targeted mainly for original research and review papers extended from the APCOT conference proceeding, high-quality submissions outside of the conference proceeding but within the scopes of this Special Issue will also be considered for publication. 

Dr. Guangya Zhou
Prof. Dr. Hongbin Yu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Actuators is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

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