Special Issue "Piezoelectric Transducers: Materials, Devices and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Prof. Dr. Jose Luis Sanchez-Rojas
Microsystems, Actuators, and Sensors Lab, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 13071, Ciudad Real, Spain
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Interests: MEMS/NEMS; piezoelectric microsystems; integrated sensors and transducers; miniaturization of instrumentation for applications in chemistry, food technology, robotics, biotechnology and IoT
Advances in miniaturization of sensors, actuators, and smart systems are receiving substantial industrial attention, and a wide variety of transducers are commercially available or with high potential to impact emerging markets. Substituting existing products based on bulk materials, in fields such as automotive, environment, food, robotics, medicine, biotechnology, communications, and other technologies, with reduced size, lower cost, and higher performance, is now possible, with potential for manufacturing using advanced silicon integrated circuits technology or alternative additive techniques from the mili- to the nano-scale.
In this Special Issue, which is focused on piezoelectric transducers, a wide range of topics are covered, including the design, fabrication, characterization, packaging, and system integration or final applications of mili/micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems based transducers:
- Materials research oriented towards piezoelectric transducers and intelligent systems
- Processes and fabrication technologies for piezoelectric sensors and actuators
- Modelling, design, and simulation of piezoelectric transducer devices
- Devices and circuits for Internet of Things focused on piezoelectric transducer applications
- Resonant and travelling wave piezoelectric sensors and actuators
- Chemical and bio-transducers based on piezoelectric devices
- Calibration, characterization, and testing techniques
- Reliability and failure analysis
- System integration, interface electronics, and power consumption
- Applications and markets, and control and measurement systems
Prof. Jose Luis Sanchez-Rojas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Piezoelectric devices
- Smart Systems
- Additive manufacturing