Special Issues

Micromachines runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Programmable Integrated Photonic Devices: Design, Fabrication and Applications
edited by Francesco Ceccarelli, Simone Atzeni and Francesco Morichetti
submission deadline 15 May 2022 | Viewed by 477
Keywords: Photonic integrated devices; Programmable photonic circuits; Tunable metasurfaces; Linear photonic processors; Integrated optical actuators; Control and calibration tools for programmable photonic devices
(This special issue belongs to the Section A:Physics)
Microfluidic Chip for Circulating Tumor Cells
edited by Xiaolin Chen and
submission deadline 15 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1607
Keywords: circulating tumor cells; microfluidics; lab on chip; cell separation; label-free cell separation
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Micromachine Intelligence (μ-AI)
edited by and
submission deadline 15 May 2022 | Viewed by 433
Keywords: micromachine intelligence (μ -AI); microswarm intelligence (μ -SI); intelligent micromachines (μ -IM); smart micro/nanorobots (μ -SR); 4D or multi-material microprinting (μ -4D); smart microsensors and microactuators (μ -SS or SA); reconfigurable micromachines (μ -RM); encodable micromachines (μ -EM); microelectronics-integrated micromachines (μ -EIM); human-micromachine interface (μ -HMI)
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
The Lithography Technologies
edited by Elliot Cheng, and Zahra Faraji Rad
submission deadline 17 May 2022 | Viewed by 238
Keywords: photolithography; maskless direct writing; electron beam lithography; focused ion beam lithography; two photon polymerization; nanoimprint; soft lithography; 3D nanofabrication; micro and nanofabrication; microfluidics
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Progress of Emerging Hardware Development for Post-Moore’s Computing, Volume II
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1096
Keywords: memristor; memcomputing; neuromorphic systems; biomimic smart systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section A:Physics)
Frontiers in Capacitive Sensors
edited by Pablo Aqueveque
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 176
Keywords: capacitive sensor design; dielectric materials; manufacturing process; capacitive measurement techniques; emerging capacitive sensing techniques
(This special issue belongs to the Section A:Physics)
Quantum Dot Frontiers
edited by Wei Chen and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2859
Keywords: quantum dots; nanocrystals; energy; optoelectronics; photonics; bioapplications
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Micro-Engineered Systems for Drug Discovery and Single-Cell Analysis
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 130
Keywords: microfabrication; microphysiological systems; microfluidics; rapid prototyping; 3-D printing; micro-milling; micropatterning; tissue engineering; cell/tissue/organ microenvironments; therapeutic screening; single-cell techniques
(This special issue belongs to the Section B5: Drug Delivery System)
Space Robotics
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2951
Keywords: CubeSat/NanoSat; Actuators; Sensors; CPU/GPU; 3D materials applied to space; Guidance navigation; Control methodologies; Testbed for on-ground experimentation
(This special issue belongs to the Section A:Physics)
Fiber Laser Mode-Locked by the Micro- or Nano-Carbon-Based Saturable Absorber
edited by Chih-Hsien Cheng and Lei Jin
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 96
Keywords: micro- or nano-carbon materials; saturable absorber; mode locking; fiber laser; ultrafast pulse
(This special issue belongs to the Section A:Physics)
Power Electronics Components Analysis
edited by Sang Won Yoon
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 67
Keywords: power electronics; power semiconductors; power devices
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Lab-on-a-Chip and Organ-on-a-Chip: Fabrications and Applications
edited by
submission deadline 22 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2487
Keywords: Biosensors; Detection; Microfluidics; Diagnosis; Point-of-care; Artificial organ
(This special issue belongs to the Section B:Biology and Biomedicine)
Heat and Mass Transfer in Micro/Nano Systems
edited by and Ruijin Wang
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 11 articles | Viewed by 8297
Keywords: Nanofluidics & Nanofluidics; Heat and Mass Transfer; MEMS; Micro- & Nano Devices and Sensors; Nanofluids; Multiphase Flows
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Organic Bioelectronics: Design, Fabrication, Characterization, Modeling and Applications
edited by and
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 793
Keywords: organic bioelectronics; self-assembled electronic materials; biosensors; ultra-thin sensors; additive manufacturing; molecular fabrication; multiphysics modeling; flexible bioelectronics
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Flexible Piezoelectric Sensors and Devices
edited by
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | Viewed by 106
Keywords: ferroelectricity; piezoelectricity; pyroelectricity; sensors; nanogenerators; self-power technology
(This special issue belongs to the Section D:Materials and Processing)
Advances in Organic Semiconductors and Novel Applications
edited by María Elena Sánchez-Vergara and
submission deadline 25 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2445
Keywords: electrical properties; optical properties; flexible electronics; organic semiconductor; organic devices and applications; thin film; semiconductors for energy; novel devices
(This special issue belongs to the Section D1: Semiconductor Devices)
Piezoelectric MEMS/NEMS Devices
edited by Wei Li
submission deadline 28 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1011
Keywords: piezoelectric sensors and actuators; micro/nanofabrication; microrobotics; application of smart materials in MEMS; energy-harvesting technologies
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Self-Powered Sensors and Artificial Intelligence
edited by and Puran Pandey
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1188
Keywords: self-powered sensors; triboelectric; energy harvesting; artificial intelligence; nanogenerator; physical sensors; biosensors; chemical sensors; nanomaterials; smart healthcare devices; machine learning
(This special issue belongs to the Section D:Materials and Processing)
Advanced Low–Dimensional Semiconductors and Devices
edited by and
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | Viewed by 151
Keywords: nanoparticles; 2D materials; nanowire; quantum dot; solar cells; catalysis; sensors; optoelectronic devices; field-effect transistors; flexible electronic device; biomedicine
(This special issue belongs to the Section D1: Semiconductor Devices)
Recent Advance in Piezoelectric Actuators and Motors
edited by Liang Wang and Dalius Mažeika
submission deadline 30 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2347
Keywords: piezoelectric actuator; ultrasonic motor; piezoelectric transducer; piezoelectric mirror; piezoelectric transducer arrays; energy harvesting; vibration control; piezoelectric actuator and motor modeling; piezoelectric actuator and motor applications: aerospace; weapons; optical instruments; biomedical equipment; other
(This special issue belongs to the Section A:Physics)
Flexible Electronics for Physiological Signal Monitoring
edited by Ningqi Luo and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3137
Keywords: Flexible electronics; Wearable devices; Physiological signal monitoring; Pressure sensors; Photoplethysmogram sensors; Electrocardiogram sensors; Heart rate measurement; Heart rate variability measurement; Pulse oximetry measurement; Respiration measurement; Blood pressure measurement
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Advances in Light-Emitting Materials, Devices, and Simulation
edited by Jian Mao and Zhanfeng Huang
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1355
Keywords: ligh-emissive materials; light-emitting diodes; integration techniques; theoretical modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section D1: Semiconductor Devices)
Flexible Micromanipulators and Micromanipulation
edited by Alessandro Cammarata
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2242
Keywords: microgripper; microactuation; microassembly; comb drives; flexure hinge; compliant mechanism
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Lateral Flow Assays submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 123
Keywords: lateral flow immunoassay; rapid detection; gold nanoparticles conjugation; point-of-care testing; immunochromatographic test
(This special issue belongs to the Section B4: Point-of-Care Devices)
Quantum Cascade Laser: Physics, Technology and Applications
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 115
Keywords: quantum cascade lasers; laser dynamics; optical nonlinearity; mode-locking; high performance devices; infrared and terahertz technology; frequency comb; QCL applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section A:Physics)
Flexible Conductive Electronics: Materials, Methods, Fabrication and Applications
edited by , Baoyang Lu and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 247
Keywords: flexible biosensors; flexible transistors; flexible pressure sensors; wearable electronics; integrated optoelectronic devices; flexible energy storage device; flexible systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section D:Materials and Processing)
Optofluidic Transducers: Microfluidic Devices Incorporating Optical/Photonic Sensing Capabilities
edited by Francisco Yubero and Manuel Oliva-Ramírez
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 325
Keywords: Microfluidics; Lab-on-a-chip; Optical bio-sensing; Surface plasmon resonance; Bloch surface waves; Evanescent wave physics; Fabry-Perot microcavities; Mach-Zehnder interferometers; Fluorescence imaging; On-chip microscopy; Optical gas/vapor sensors; Chiral detection; Microring resonators
(This special issue belongs to the Section A:Physics)
Recent Advances in Implantable Neural Microsystems
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 9930
(This special issue belongs to the Section B:Biology and Biomedicine)
Microreactors: From Principles to Rational Design and Applications
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 989
Keywords: microfluidics; acoustofluidics; microreactor; micromixing; acoustic microreactor; 3D-printed microreactor; paper microreactor; lab on a chip; microchemical engineering
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Biomolecule Manipulation in Micro/Nanoscale: Separation, Preconcentration, and Detection
edited by and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1477
Keywords: biomolecule separation; biomolecule preconcentration; biomolecule detection; micro- and nano-scale manipulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Advanced Ceramic and Glass Devices
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2831
Keywords: ceramic and glass devices; energy conversion and storage; ceramic materials; glass materials; fuel cells; electrolysis cells; solid-state batteries; solar cells; supercapacitors; sensors; detectors; photoelectrochemical cells; membrane reactors; integrated circuits; micro-electro-mechanical system
(This special issue belongs to the Section C:Chemistry)
Smart Sensor 2021
edited by Yuan-Jen Chang and Chih-Ting Lin
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2926
Intelligent Additive/Subtractive Manufacturing submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1899
Keywords: Industry 4.0; Intelligence in manufacturing; Additive manufacturing (3D Printing); Subtractive manufacturing (machining); Macro– micro– nano applications; Structural integrity and surface quality; Cyber-physical system (CPS) and collaboration; Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication; Advanced and bio-medical applications; Precision and aerospace applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Semiconductor Nanocrystals for Light-Emitting and Display Applications
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 529
Keywords: nanocrystals; quantum dots; perovskite; light-emitting diodes; micro-LED; display
(This special issue belongs to the Section D:Materials and Processing)
2D Nanomaterials Processing and Integration in Miniaturized Devices, Volume II submission deadline 31 May 2022 | Viewed by 282
Keywords: 2D nanomaterials; graphene; transition metal dichalcogenides; Boron nitride; metal oxide nanosheets; MXenes; integration; composites; miniaturized devices; microsensors; microfluidics; energy devices; bio devices
(This special issue belongs to the Section D:Materials and Processing)
Emerging Micro Manufacturing Technologies and Applications
edited by
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5496
Keywords: machining; micro machining; emerging technologies; simulation; 3D printing; micro cutting; micro gears
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Tunable Nanophotonics and Reconfigurable Metadevices
edited by Benfeng Bai, and
submission deadline 31 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1950
Keywords: Nanophotonics; Metamaterials; Metasurfaces; Light– matter interaction; Plasmonics; Nonlinear optics
(This special issue belongs to the Section A:Physics)
Inertial Microfluidics, Volume II
edited by
submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 768
Keywords: inertial microfluidics; finite reflow; cell separation; inertial focusing; single cell analysis; microparticle; flow cytometer; elasto-inertial flow; dean flow; mixing
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Microscale and Rheology in 3D Printing Processes submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3164
Keywords: 3D Printing; rheology; microscale; robocasting; FDM; 3D EHD printing
(This special issue belongs to the Section D3: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing)
Recent Advances of Nanomaterials for Biosensors
edited by
submission deadline 1 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 529
Keywords: Nanomaterials; Chemical sensors; Biosensors; Carbon nanomaterials; Metal nanoparticles; 2D layered materials; Metal dichalcogenides; Organic nanomaterials; Electrochemical; Fluorescence; Chemiluminescence; Microfluidics; Point-of-care
(This special issue belongs to the Section C:Chemistry)
Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Systems
edited by Youqiang Xing, and Duanzhi Duan
submission deadline 10 Jun 2022 | 11 articles | Viewed by 4969
Keywords: additive manufacturing; computer-integrated manufacturing systems; green manufacturing; machining and forming technology; micro- and nanofabrication; precision engineering; smart manufacturing; non-traditional manufacturing processes
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Advances in Optofluidics, Volume II
edited by Xiaowen Huang, , Yongqiang Cheng and
submission deadline 10 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 656
Keywords: optofluidics; liquid waveguides; optofluidic display; optofluidics-on-fibers; optofluidic sensors; optofluidic manipulation; energy and environment; POCT
(This special issue belongs to the Section A:Physics)
Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting: Analysis, Design and Fabrication
edited by Weiqun Liu
submission deadline 10 Jun 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 5335
Keywords: piezoelectric energy harvesting; nonlinear generator; bistable generator; synchronous switching circuit; electronic/mechanical breaker; maximum power point tracking; self-adaptation
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Hybrid Organic Electronics: Material, Structure and Application
edited by Eun Kwang Lee
submission deadline 11 Jun 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3301
Keywords: organic electronics; fabrication; organic field effect transistors; organic light emitting diode; organic photovoltaics; organic memory; sensors; dimension-mixed materials; organic-inorganic electronic materials; material modifications
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Hardware-Friendly Machine Learning and Its Applications
edited by
submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1021
Keywords: machine learning; design methodology; co-design; framework; computing methodologies; hardware accelerators; DNN compression; DNN quantization; edge AI
(This special issue belongs to the Section A:Physics)
Microengineering Techniques for Disease Modeling and Drug Discovery, Volume II submission deadline 15 Jun 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 12269
Keywords: Microfabrication; Microengineering; Disease modeling; Tissue engineering; Drug discovery; Organs-on-chip
(This special issue belongs to the Section B:Biology and Biomedicine)
Micro/Nanofluidics for Molecular Diagnostics
edited by and Wei Wang
submission deadline 18 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 328
Keywords: microfluidics; nanofluidics; molecular diagnostics; lab-on-a-chip; immunoassays; nucleic acid amplification; sample preparation; biosensors
(This special issue belongs to the Section B4: Point-of-Care Devices)
Piezoelectric Aluminium Scandium Nitride (AlScN) Thin Films: Material Development and Applications in Microdevices submission deadline 19 Jun 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1457
Keywords: aluminium scandium nitride; piezoelectric thin films; ferroelectric switching; transducers and actuators; microfabrication; piezoelectric microdevices; MEMS
(This special issue belongs to the Section D:Materials and Processing)
Advanced Interconnect and Packaging
edited by Wensheng Zhao
submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 658
Keywords: Interconnect; On-chip interconnect; Through-silicon via (TSV); Transmission line; advanced packaging; 3D integrated circuits and microsystems; Antenna in Packaging (AiP); Integrated Passive Device (IPD)
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
Electronic Noses: Principles and Applications
edited by Jia Yan
submission deadline 20 Jun 2022 | Viewed by 106
Keywords: principle of olfactory sensing; signal processing; pattern recognition; chemometrics; deep learning; quality control; food safety; medical diagnostics; environmental monitoring
(This special issue belongs to the Section E:Engineering and Technology)
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