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Special Issue "Polymer Based MEMS and Microfabrication"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2018).
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Interests: microfabrication; polymers; lab-on-a-chip; MEMS; biomimetic adhesives; composites; additive manufacturing
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Special Issue in Micromachines: Polymer Based MEMS and Microfabrication II
The use of polymers in microfabrication has become increasingly important, with applications ranging from microfluidic systems, neural probes, microrobotics and biomimetic materials all benefiting from the unique manufacturing options and material properties available with polymers in comparison to traditional silicon based microfabrication. In this Special Issue, we aim to highlight some of the recent application of polymers in MEMS, microfluidics and smart materials applications, as well as unique fabrication methods that integrate electrical and mechanical functionality with flexible, stretchable, biocompatible, or disposable devices. Challenges in fabrication reliability, scalable production, and integration with other microfabrication technologies are still being addressed by researchers and companies around the world and solutions to these challenges are expected to permit polymers to be used in a much wider variety of microfabricated products in the future. We invite research papers, reviews and shorter communications that focus on the use of polymers in microfabricated products that combine either sensing or actuation features common to MEMS. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, micromanufacturing of polymer based sensors and actuators, microrobotic systems, novel fabrication processes and polymer materials, stretchable electronics, microinjection molded products, biocompatibility of polymer MEMS, polymer microfluidic systems, and additive manufacturing of MEMS.
Prof. Dan Sameoto
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 papers will be 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. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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